I don't buy the defense of his inaccuracy. While he actually throws a pretty good deep ball Sanchez is consistently inaccurate on short throws to the extent that he makes easy gains difficult. Receivers constantly stumble because they're reaching guys behind him, and I've never seen a QB who misses badly on screens like Sanchez does. He makes routine throws look difficult.
Originally Posted by 56mehl56
He's the QB -- HE'S the one who's supposed to be recognizing the blitzes and adjusting accordingly. Have there been times when his receiver missed the hot route or his OL or RB missed the blitzer? Sure, that happens to every QB. But Sanchez consistently misreads coverages (missing defenders entirely in a zone) isn't prepared for pressure. He holds the ball too long trying to make a play and turns it over.
I think a lot of posters here , hear that Sanchez can't read a defense and use that like a coat of arms. What they fail to consider is that reading a defense is as much a function of overall design of an offense and the ability of all the skillset positions to recognize and react to situations. 1) the offense needs to have built in the appropriate check-offs and options . 2) your Oline needs to be able to shift blocking assignments on the fly and 3) Your WR's , TE's and Rb's need to be able to also read the defensive coverages and adjust their patterns accordingly.
You make it sound like Schotty and Sparano didn't assign check downs, and that his teammates weren't prepared. While I'm far from a fan of either OC, you're just making excuses. If Schotty's schemes are so bad why did Sam Bradford just put up a better season under him (and defensive coach Jeff Fisher) than Sanchez ever did? Why did Chad Pennington play great under Sparano in 2008?
I'm guessing you don't remember the first four weeks of the 2011 season? After coddling and protecting him for two years Rex took off the training wheels. We were moving away from Ground and Pound. It was supposed to be Sanchez's emergence in the role of Franchise QB... And he flopped. He sucked. It was an unmitigated disaster. We went back to G&P because Sanchez failed when we tried to get pass happy, not because Rex insisted on it.
With this Jets offense under Rex & puppets the design has been pretty simple run the ball to get in favorable passing situations , if you can't run effectively your faced with 3rd and longs constantly. This has been one of the more vanilla offenses in the league over the past 4 years. Sure Shotty tried to throw in a lot of pre-snap motion , but this was mainly used to try and create overload blocking mismatches for the run game. Face it this is not Peyton Manning throwing to Reggie Wayne where there's so much variability built into the routes and both know where each other will be. The Jets offense is more akin to cut at the blue Chevy and I'll hit you by the manhole cover. Reading a defense is a function of the offense in total, those solely blaming Sanchez for this have their heads in the sand and are just regurgitating a term that hear used over and over again.
Your implication is that they didn't try to fly with Sanchez, which is inaccurate. They protected him in the first two years because he was the weakness of the team and they were stacked at other positions.
Ultimately, I think any young QB has much better prospects for success if you surround him with offensive minded coaching. However, having said that a raw rookie QB like Sanchez could have really had the best of both worlds in starting out with a team that had a very good running game. Unfortunately Rex and Company were too stubborn to reach outside their comfort zones, remember in years 1 & 2 this was Rex's first rodeo too, he had a running game that was working great he had no intention of changing that blueprint.
In 2011 we lost some key veterans and we needed him to step up. We entered the season ready to air it out and it was a disaster. He wasn't good enough.
Yes, absolutely. You're crazy if you think NO QB could have been successful under Rex.
To this I pose the question. Do you think any 1st year QB could have been overly successfull in this offense over the past 4 years. Don't just look at stats , take into account the parameters by which the Jets offense operated under. You might say well Luck and RGIII and Wilson, Dalton etc... again look at the overall picture and offensive philosophy before answering
We probably made a mistake at QB and HC, and this time next year both will probably be gone.
Did we make a mistake at QB or did we make a mistake at choosing a pure DC as 1st time HC. The NFL is littered with players who floundered in one system only to be revitalized by systems/coaching staffs that are more conducive to their styles. I'm not saying Sanchez can and will become a "franchise" QB but at least give him a chance with a modern day offense with some design built for offensive success before we ship out an asset that is already paid for , we might all be pleasantly surprised. If he doesn't pan out he's gone next year and we get to see where the Jets brass goes with the direction of this team.
I 100% guarantee you Sanchez never goes on to be a franchise QB somewhere else. Even if everything you're saying is true (it's not) he's a scarred man now, damaged goods. I'd be shocked if he was ever anything put a journeyman backup.