I agree. The playoff experience will become an invaluable tool for his future development.
Originally Posted by lamont_jordan_rules
However, I do not believe the names I mentioned are poorly reflective of Sanchez' understanding of the game. The GOAL for Sanchez in his rookie season was to be Neil O'Donnell. A classic example of a QB who knew how to take what the defense gave him. He made very little mistakes. He would never win games for you, but he would properly lean on the running game and take advantage of any easy passing opportunities.
That was the goal for Sanchez last season. It wasn't for him to be Joe Montana in his first year in the league. It was for Sanchez to learn as much as he could while leaning on our number 1 running game and defense.
And when he was bad?? He was so far worse than Neil O'Donnell EVER was, it was sickening. Do you recall the first Buffalo game? What about NO, Atlanta, NE?? All of those games could be compared with Ryan Leaf.
Objectively, taking into account what he did in the playoffs, I'd have to say an all around C for his rookie year. Nothing better, nothing worse....