2-2, From here on out Sanchez has to play like an MVP.
This is highly improbable but Eli last year lost his main receiver, Giants had a ton of injuries but Eli kept the ship running even thru a 4 game losing streak. All is bad here and I hate to make comparisons especially like this but this season is lost if Mark doesn't elevate his game to a whole different level. I know the receivers suck (mentioning this in the beg of the year), the running game is terrible, play calling hasn't been the best, and etc. All of that is negated if Mark can somehow find his way and play out of his mind. It may or may not start in Houston but at 2-2 not all is done. There's a lot of teams that are 2-2. This team will either fold and break after the San Fran game or take it as a learning experience and grow. For a while in that game yesterday we looked like we belonged, same thing happened with Pitt but if some how we can maintain it and even elevate our game who knows. We need to force TO's, limit our TO's ... Rex has to coach his a$$ off and out-scheme nearly every coach he's going against .... but if there's ANY shot for us to do ANYTHING this season then Sanchez has to turn into a top 5 QB. Is this likely? Doubt it ... but crazier things have happened and that's the last string of hope for this season.
One last thing to mention ... Falcons traded up to get Julio Jones last year and look how its payed off for them. Just his presence has elevated their offense and Matt Ryan's game. Drafting defense in round 1 ... 3 years in a row and not thinking of upgrading Sanchez's weapons is a huge issue. Management for whatever reason doesn't think of getting a MUCH better RB, better playmakers at receivers, no upgrade with speed and etc. Also the play calling with Tony seems way too predictable. Execution is an issue too but when I campaigned for Todd Haley last year ... watching Pitt is exactly why. Quick drop plays, max protection, shots down field, diff variety of runs, misdirections, etc ... I know Haley has MUCH better weapons to work with but he knows exactly how to work with personnel. The Pitt offense looks MUCH more potent this year than last year and he's keeping Ben protected with a lot more quick released plays. I still think with Haley's roots here in NYJ he was highly interested but Rex fell in love with Tony's "attitude" ... i love Tony's mindset and attitude too but schematically I don't think he's a top OC at all.