Santonio/Sanchez vs. Eli/Shockey
Anyone wonder what Santonio said to Sanchez after the first game? I'm sure Mark got a week full of "just get me the damn ball!" after Sanchez spread it out so much in week 1 successfully, and Santonio was an afterthought. Looked to me like Sanchez was locked on him all day for better or worse, mostly worse after the first drive.
Anyone remember Eli in the early days constantly getting earfuls from Shockey? Once that self absorbed jerk was gone, Eli started owning the offense and getting the ball to multiple targets, and the offense started to flow through him as the undisputed leader.
I feel like between Rex enabling this jerk year 1 and calling him the best player on the team, bidding against themselves and overpaying him, and the guys massive ego it's clear that Sanchez has been forcing a chemistry with him that just isn't there, similar to the highly picked Shockey and Eli.
I wouldn't mind seeing the guy on the sideline with a tweak for a few weeks to see what would happen.