The crowd sure let the coach know what it wanted on Sunday, chanting for the Wildcat man, who hasn't exactly been overused, to come in.
Ryan wouldn't have it, declaring Sanchez the undisputed starter after the game and then again Monday.
"I just know in my heart, right now, that this is not the time," Ryan said when asked what it would take for him to switch quarterbacks. "I think Tim is an outstanding player and I think Mark is. Right now, I think Mark gives us our best opportunity to win."
There was some good news for the Jets: X-rays showed receiver Santonio Holmes' left foot is not broken. But he's expected be out for at least a few weeks.
Meanwhile, the Jets signed cornerback Aaron Berry - who was arrested twice in Harrisburg this summer and then cut by the Detroit Lions - to give the secondary depth with all-pro Darrelle Revis likely out for the season.
And on Monday night, they face the hottest team in football, those 4-0 Houston Texans.
More coaches corner
In a tried-and-true approach, Buffalo coach Chan Gailey questioned his players' mental toughness a day after the Bills' second-half collapse against the New England Patriots for a 52-28 loss. . . . After another overtime loss, 24-21 to Arizona, combined with a long cross-country flight home, Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin gave his team Monday off, but he took away Tuesday, also a traditional off-day. . . . Despite the continued struggles of the Seattle Seahawks offense and the worst passing production in the NFL, Pete Carroll said he is not quite ready to make a switch at quarterback from rookie Russell Wilson to big free-agent-signing backup Matt Flynn.
Denver Broncos linebacker and headhunter Joe Mays, after getting suspended a game and fined $50,000 for his ear-rending hit on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub:
"I'm going to keep playing the way I've been playing, the way that I was taught to play the game."
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