Thank you nice post...
Here it is:
Sanchez is acting like an SOB, and thatís good.
Harvinís acting like a child, and thatís not.
And Chad is Chad.
Thereís a lot of NFL insanity, "Schein 9" style.
1) The Sparanos
Something went noted talking to Mark Sanchez last week in Florham Park, N.J., at Jets mini-camp. He had an edge. He had an attitude. It was in a good way. It was totally different from any other conversation weíve had since Sanchez became a pro.
Sanchez knows the deal. He didnít play well last year during the Jets collapse. The Jets lacked chemistry. The whispers about Sanchezís leadership were spoken so frequently, they felt like a shout. The Jets smartly traded for Tim Tebow. It is easy, and accurate, to say he represents an upgrade over Brad Smith and Mark Brunell as a wildcat threat and backup quarterback. But this is Timothy Richard Tebow, with the hoopla and scrutiny that come with it.
Enter Tony Sparano.
Rex Ryan likes to say the Jets are a ground-and-pound team. Yet, he let former offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer ruin Christmas, chucking the ball over 60 times with Sanchez in a Christmas Eve loss to the Giants. Sparano shares Rexís vision. He will run, run, and run some more. He will run with the Jets' running backs and absolutely run with Tim Tebow. I asked Sanchez about the pressure and scrutiny of Tebow, especially when Mark throws that inevitable first pick.
Sanchez said: ďCoach Sparano has my back, and I lean on him. I love working with him.Ē
Sanchez has worked very hard this offseason. He has impressed with his leadership and his play. Sanchez hasnít said anything foolish. Itís early, but heís responded very well to the Tebow trade and Sparanoís coaching.
The Jets defense will be much better this year. If Sanchez can keep his focus and his wits about him, the Jets will bounce back and make the playoffs.
A viable backup makes him change his attitude?
Who coulda thunk it?:mad:
Nothing says "franchise" like three years of motivational tricks trying to get a QB to be a leader. :steamin:
About Sporano, he says "He will run, run, and run some more.", because this a "ground-and-pound team". Did I miss a signing this year?
Did we pick up ANY good running backs, outside a draft pick?
Geez, most NFL fans can name the running back for nearly *any* football team in their conference, division, whatever. But not the Jets. No, we have NO FREAKING NAME Shonne Greene.
Ground and pound is sham these guys are trying to stuff down the throat of the ignorant public. I, for one, won't be stupid enough to drink any of that Kool-Aid.
The Patriots got busted 6 years ago (2006) for cheating. They've since WON 0 championships and Brady is 0-2 during the biggest games of his career. Can't beat Eli Manning and can't win a LEGIT super bowl without cheating.
And to answer your question on how long is long enough to see Sanchez start to peak...roughly 1 more season. Remember, he didn't play much in College and came out early. In his first 3 seasons his numbers AND progression compare favorably to Eli Manning who didn't start to play his best ball until 5 full years into his career. It took him over 50 regular season games until he started to complete 60% and have a rating over 80.
It's truly sad that fans of a "dynasty" can't hold a rational football discussion . . .
i can play this game too, and question BB's cheating, the gift calls (snow job, anyone?) and wonder what Tommy boy wouldv'e won.. IF. IF.. IF .. IF..
anyway.. back to the thread topic -
It's obvious that Sanchez needed a little competition to grow up a little. He's been coddled through 3 seasons, and has never had to worry about his job. That's not to say he hasn't put in the effort (see Jets camp west) but at 25/26 years old he's ready to make a leap from boy to man and behave and act as such. I think the criticism has stung, and he's determined to prove everyone wrong.