The Jets lost again on Sunday afternoon, this time in New England against the hated Patriots and male model/QB Tom Brady.

Mark Sanchez, embattled Jets quarterback, had yet another uneasy game in the loss, throwing an ugly interception and committing a few fumbles, while showing some positive signs on effective drives down the field. While many argue his performance against the Patriots showed backup Tim Tebow deserves at least a few more snaps per game, if not the starting job entirely, coach Rex Ryan disagreed.

Ryan affirmed Sanchez’s place on the team and in the depth chart with a mid-week press conference:

“First, let me just say that we expect more out of Mark,” he said. “That’s why I’m making him our ‘Starter for Life.’ We believe if we give the kid a few more decades, he could really turn heads in this league.”