MIAMI -- Can wait -- for next season.
That's the New York Jets motto now. Last year, Jets linebacker Bart Scott made "Can't Wait" a catchphrase when he uttered those words during a post-game interview on national television as the Jets readied to play in the AFC Championship Game.
But three Mark Sanchez interceptions against the Miami Dolphins, the last inside the Miami 10 with three minutes left, ended the Jets playoff chances this season as Miami eliminated them by beating the Jets Sunday.
The team that talked the talk, led by loud, cocky coach Rex Ryan, couldn't walk the walk.
The Jets went to two straight AFC Championship Games, which made them a chic, trendy pick heading into 2011, especially with Ryan bragging they were the team to beat.
Now they're home wondering what went wrong.
They might want to look at No. 9 for starters. If the past three weeks have done anything, it's reminded the Jets that maybe Sanchez isn't the guy for the long haul.