Mark Sanchez is a peter puffin' stargazer.
Mark Sanchez can't get comfortable in the pocket because the WR's don't get open, we have no TE's, the OL is porous, and he doesn't even have the luxury of what 31 other NFL starting quarterbacks have- an emergency dump-off RB.
Mark Sanchez was not a playoff turnover machine. When we went on that 16-4 run, Mark Sanchez was not a turnover machine. He morphed into that having 2 offensive coordinators, a bad OL, and a merry-go-round of receiving targets over the last two seasons. Not to mention the Tebow distraction, the failing running game, being asked to throw 40 times per game instead of 25, and on and on.
An NFL offense is based on comfortability and precision. There's no way for any QB to be comfortable in the situation Mark Sanchez was thrown into.
His first season he was a rookie. Tough to judge.
His second season he was great. 5 miracle 4th quarter comebacks. The 11-5 record our second-best in team history.
His third season was the Wayne Hunter/Plaxico Burress/Ladanian Tomlinson failshow. Still would have made the playoffs if the defense did its job at Philadelphia and against the Giants.
His fourth season was the "we don't need no stinkin' playmakers we have Tim Tebow" show.
If you look at the 20 game span between his first 10 rookie games and the start of the 2011 season, Mark Sanchez won 16 out of 20 games including some very high pressure playoff wins and some very important regular season wins against elite teams.
Since Plax/LT/Keller/Edwards got hurt or old or traded, Mark Sanchez looks terrible. Connect the dots. So does the defense, by the way. So does special teams, by the way. Mark Sanchez isn't the reason the Jets are a 6-10 squad. The problems go way deeper than that.
Chad Pennington could have completed 100% of his passes, he still wouldn't have made it to the Super Bowl.
These stupid stats mean nothing as they are skewed by circumstances:
2010: 11-5, 5 miracle comebacks.
2011: Aging WR and RB, injured TE, lousy OL.
2012: No playmakers, rest of team just as bad.
That's not the list of "excuses". That's the list of "facts". There comes a point where an offense is so depleted of talent that it simply can't function, no mater how good the QB is. Tom Brady doesn't win 8 games with the 2012 Jets. Neither does Joe Montana.
Labeling Sanchez as "great" at any point is simply laughable. He was "good" for about 5 games at the end of 2010, that's about it.
The bottom line is Sanchez is not an NFL caliber QB. The game is too fast for him, his awareness is about as bad as it gets, and he doesn't see the field well. That's not even taking into consideration his severe physical limitations concerning his accuracy and height.
It's time to put an end to the Mark Sanchez era. Most of us know this already, unfortunately his contract will make it tough to see this reality in the short term.
Stats absolutely matter when you have a QB who consistently, year in and year out turns the ball over more than he puts it in the endzone.
Fact: Mark Sanchez is one of the most inaccurate QB's in the NFL
Fact: Mark Sanchez is one of the most turnover prone QB's in the NFL
Fact: Mark Sanchez is one of the most mentally weak QB's in the NFL
Fact: Mark Sanchez needs every facet of the offense to be firing on all cylinders just to turn in a halfway decent performance
The kid is ruined, the kid sucks, the kid still needs to be held by the hand even in his 5th year in the league.
Is Mark Sanchez the sole problem on this offense? No, but he's a pretty damn big part of it.
What I'm saying and have been saying is the Jets offensive strategy for the past 4 years has resembled that of a pop-warner football squad.
Sure we all see the box stacked and we sit at the games or at home and say here comes a Shonn Green run. The problem is our HC in conjunction with his past OC's would simply force it because he/they believed that's the way you win football games G&P and good defense. Sure there are many ways to counter , he never felt it was necessary. In his first two years he had the personnel to pull it off and it looked semi-competent in years 3 & 4 he didn't and they never adapted. I know Santonio is a prima donna but why do you think he had the issues in 2011 the offense revolved around the run , he was a sidebar. In 2012 because of injuries everything came unglued on offense.
When our HC outwardly admits that maybe he made a mistake with trying to stick with the G&P it speaks volumes. I'm not saying our offense can be transformed into the GB Packers or Atlanta Falcons etc... but its time to take it out of the stone age.
What exactly does that mean. Its easy to throw around the cliche's but what background evidence do you have to support those claims.
Because all I hear is he sucks, he buttfumbles , he couldn't win he's inaccurate , he throw's picks how do you correlate them to his mental capacity. Are you saying he's too dumb to read defenses, are you breaking down gamefilm to prove that point or you just piling on top of what everyone else says. I'm not trying to be a dick I'm just sick of seeing people propogate misconceptions because its the in thing to do.
I find it very difficult to have any faith in Sanchez but there is a glimmer of hope:
In 2011 Sanchez looked sharp until the Ravens game where the oline collapsed and he got creamed. After Mangold returned he continued to get frequently creamed with the banged up oline and especially with Hunter as a revolving door. He finally lost it completely with 3 games to go.
In the 2012 off season he pulled himself together and looked sharp against Buffalo and in a few other early games. With no running game, far too many heartbreaking WR drops, and going from bad to worse in the OC dept., he lost it long before the bye.
My point is that I expect he’ll come into 2013 sharp. Somehow being away from the team he manages to pull himself together. So, the glimmer of hope is that our new GM gets him decent support, our new OC sets things us so that he can play within himself, and our new QB coach keeps his mechanics straight.
In the right environment there is still a glimmer of a chance that he’ll remember how to read defenses and lead receivers.
great point again SAR. its assanine to bring in Alex Smith when it would just be Mark Sanchez part deux, if you actually believe Mark Sanchez stinks (which I dont). Smith, like Sanchez, succeeds with help and effort around him. Hes not Manning or Brady. I am tired of hearing from every NY fan that our best hope of finding Manning or Brady is in Flynn or Smith, or the draft. Good like finding it.
Again, the fairweather "what have you done for me lately, glass half empty" Jet fans are going to continue to act the same way - they would be great on NFL Live with Trey Wingo and and the like, making the easy comments that arent thought through...
a lot of these NY fairweather fans would sound great on NFL Fantasy Live on NFL network. "Brady and Manning are studs to start this week, definitely bench Mark Sanchez!", which then equals "well, i never really was around or rooted for the Jets when they were really bad, so im not used to losing, and if we dont make the playoffs every year, its because our QB sucks - his numbers stink, there you go!"
The funny thing is, Sanchez was making the same mistakes during the AFC championship years too, but that was written off to him being a rookie and whatnot. Now it's the rest of the roster's fault. Puh-lease.