Fix the OL.
It's all about Marnhinweg building up Sanchez's confidence and subsequent performance...Anyone expecting an overnight improvement to a pro bowl QB is unrealistic. However, it is possible to at least get Sanchez back to a capable, quality starting QB in '13 and then build upon that in '14, '15 etc...
That being said - Marty M. is a proven Offensive mind which is more than you can say about Sparano. What does that mean for Sanchez and the offense in general? I have no idea. I don't have much more faith in him than I did 2 weeks ago and still think there's a decent shot he gets moved. But, if he does become successful this year, it probably will have something to do with him fitting in to MM's system.
There's light years between praising someone because they played a partial role in Cowboy success vs. perennial top-10 units (both passing and receiving). If it wasn't for a RIDICULOUS amount of turnovers in Philly, he'd probably still be there.
I know this place jumps at every little move the team makes (good and bad) but this is the best OC we've had in a LONG time, and it's OK to acknowledge that and look forward to it with more assurance than we can with most acquisitions . . .
I will judge him on things I think he can control. Preparedness. Balance. Play design. Flow. Adjustments. Etc.
Basically I am setting the bar very low for this offense. I understand Marty has a major crutch at the QB position and I do not expect any significant improvement from Sanchez and I will not hold Marty responsible for Sanchez' performance. IMO he shouldn't even be on the team. And if Tebow is back then . . .
I am not convinced Mark Sanchez can resurrect himself - but there is evidence to say that he might . . .
There have been plenty of games where Mark gets in a rhythm and the results are good. The first game against Buffalo last year was a fine example. In fact, Mark had two games last year with over 60% completion percentage and FOUR games at or above 70% - including both games with NE. In those six games where his completion % is way up, his turnovers are way down - 3 picks across those six games - versus 15 picks in the other 9 games he started.
So - point is - aside from his obvious problems, Mark still does seem to be a QB capable of getting into a rhythm and being successful. If Marty's system can truly teach and enhance that capability (and it sounds like it might) than Marty was the right pick to try and get the Jets back on track. Because that process clearly starts with finding out what to do with Mark.
this guy already sounds 10 times better than shotty and 20 times better than sparano. Now if we can just find a NFL capable quarterback..
I think we know now that he can't handle that. He can't be the guy this year, it would be bad.
This makes me feel better.
I may have to change my avatar back.
Excellent, now, where do we get a Qb who can do these things?
It's going to take some time for Morninweag's offense to develop, but I'm convinced this is a good hire.
I just hope this current CS can last. We all know that Rex Ryan respects his assistants enough that he lets them do their jobs uninterrupted. I think that is noble. Hopefully, Rex can provide enough support and John Idzik can provide Marty with the right kinds of players to set his offense in motion.