Guido don't lie to me... Did you photoshop that guy there :D
When receivers can't get open? What games have you been watching? Yeah let's pretend, Schilens against the Dolphins and Cromartie against the Texans never burned anyone. Which btw don't even complain that he was even in there because all he was doing was go routes, WHICH he succeeded on, but bum Sanchez threw it out of bounds. Receivers DO get open, but Sanchez can't hit them.And even if he does, its so out of the way they can't get any YAC yards.
Ah, so a 2 week bye- and 1 week of pure vacation time- wasn't enough to keep the D from getting gassed on a cool day in Seattle after playing only 8 games of a 16 game season? The 5 minutes of minus TOP was the straw that broke the defense's back?
It doesn't matter if it was the first game of the season, or the first game after the bye. If you have an offense that has consecutive 3-and-outs and keeps putting the defense out after big stops it WILL have an effect.
So the defense is allowed to use the "I'm tired, on the field too long, I'm gassed" excuse but the QB who has been under siege from a porous OL and is asked to do wind-sprints to the sidelines every few plays to let the backup come in isn't?
Yeah, because believe it or not Sanchez hasn't been under that much duress. Don't blame him missing throws or poor reads as him being tired. Theres a big difference between missing tackles due to being tired and making a bad read because of fatigue.
The defense allowed 28 points after a 2 week bye and 1 week of pure vacation time. Two of the scores weren't on drives but quick-strike bombs. It was a pathetic showing. Far worse than our QB's performance which is saying a lot.
Regardless of what you say, our defense kept us in the game last week for 3 quarters, so just because they had one bad one, it makes up for Sanchez's scoreless 3 games? I'm not buying it.
Sanchez is the problem, not Rex or the D
And which of our 53 players on the team have played up to their talent level? Cromartie and maybe Kerley? Every single other player on the entire roster has disappointed. Rex is doing a good job you think?
Sanchez, Rex and Tannenbaum are all to blame. A perfect storm of ****ty QB play, a lack of talent at nearly every position and piss poor preparation and coaching.
In the middle of his rookie 2009 season, Mark Sanchez was brutally bad. We all remember the Miami and Buffalo debacles, the wrist bands, all of that. Mark was so bad we went on a 1-6 run that normally would have ended a season. Things looked awful. We hoped it was just a rookie adjusting.
But from that moment, Mark got his sh-t together and the team went on a 7-2 tear to end the '09 campaign followed immediately by a 9-2 tear to start the '10 campaign. That's 16 wins in 20 games. 4 playoff wins, and was the best Jet on the field in the 2 losses. Remarkable.
From that moment, things started going south for Mark Sanchez. Not coincidentally, the #1 defense in the NFL fell to the middle of the pack, the #3 rushing attack in the NFL fell to the bottom. All the WR's that Mark had success with were gone or injured, the OL fell to pieces, the OC spot a train wreck, the HC dealing with a locker room meltdown.
We need this history lesson as a reminder that Mark Sanchez was a damned good quarterback for a 20 game consecutive regular season stretch and in 6 consecutive playoff games. When the rest of the team was performing properly, Mark Sanchez was one of our best players, personally leading to 5 remarkable comeback wins in our epic 2010 season.
A quarterback can't do it on his own. This isn't golf, isn't tennis. And unlike a guttural defense, offensive football is about timing and finesse and consistency and Mark Sanchez hasn't been given a competent set of skill players and coordinators to do his job, the job that he did extremely well for half of his career.
This is why you don't quit on Mark Sanchez. He's proven that he can be a good quarterback when he's got support.
Look at the 9ers game for instance. San Francisco scored 34 on us yes, but only in the 10 points in the first half (TD was after a Sanchez fumble). 7 points in the third quarter and a whopping 17 points in the 4th. Coincidence ? It's not. If the offense keeps having 3-and-outs the defense will get gassed. But it's the defenses fault for getting tired and discouraged?
The defense held NE to 20 points. This is the same NE team that leads the league in PF by a wide margin. And yet its not Sanchez fault he fumbles in the endzone and gets a safety?
Look I'm not saying this team is flawless and its all on Sanchez, but to say he's not the biggest problem and to say that the defense is, is absurd.
BAL 10-9 L 10-21 74yds 0td 0int
GB 9-0 L 16-38 256yds 0td 2int
NE 45-3 L 17-33 164yds 0td 3int
MIA 10-6 L 17-44 216yds 0td 1int
Now obviously he didn't have that kind of season the whole season, but for you to say he was this great QB who single handedly led the Jets to all these wins is crazy.
Its now 2 years later, if I showed these box score stats to someone else, they wouldn't be able to tell the difference of when it was.
My point is, it doesn't matter what O-line you put in front of him, what running back you put behind him, or what receivers he has to throw to, he will always be an inaccurate inconsistent QB who doesn't know how to protect the ball.
Jets owner Woody Johnson insists Mark Sanchez is "our franchise quarterback."
"I don't view him that way," said Johnson. "That's what he is." Yawn. Johnson accepted no responsibility for the Tim Tebow trade and chastised reporters for speculation that it was driven by a desire to sell personal seat licenses. "Sanchize" has ranked at or near the bottom of the barrel in Pro Football Focus' adjust accuracy percentage, plays under pressure, and overall QB grade in each of his four seasons with the Jets.
History shows he couldn't stay healthy, couldn't win big games, and wasn't worth the investment.
Mark Sanchez just celebrated his 26th birthday and is only in his 4th season. The reason it feels like he's been here forever is because Pennington played so few games.
It's Mark Sanchez' team for the next 3-5 years. You don't like it, jump off. Arguing about it gets you nowhere.
So maybe you should jump off.