For the record Steve Smith should shut his mouth, no need to say what he said. Sanchez doesn't deserve to be bashed constantly. Some guys just can't play the game, it's not necessarily his fault. By all accounts he works hard, just not a good player. Also not his fault that Tannenbaum extended him that idiotic extension.
**** him, prick
:Dit's about having a bit of class....smith is an ahole......if he thinks sanchez sucks then keep it to yourself.....he was at home watching the playoffs in 2009-10 and been on crappy panthers teams.....sucky sanchez has one losing season as an nfl starter....yes his days are numbered thanks to gino but have some class. If a Jet player said that about another player from another team, people here would have fits.....I guess having class and respect means nothing.
I'm not talking about crowd support in the course of a game. I'm talking about criticism that Sanchez inevitably deals with from the fans whether it be when he's walking out on the field, going off the field after another dismal performance, walking out to his car after a game, coming in and leaving practice.
The Jets can only do so much to keep him insulated from the critics. If someone is within ear shot, they give to Sanchez.
And for good reason IMO, he's been a complete failure as a QB. Now, he refuses to take a paycut and give some money back to the team. He knows he simply does not have the talent to win any money back. If he had any confidence along those lines, he would take a paycut and then bust his A$$, become a better QB, go out on the field and play well for the team. Then, next offseason, he'd say, "I want that money back". I played better so I deserve it. But he KNOWS he's incapable of that.
So he's decided to ROB the team. He'll hold on that contract so tight it must be stuck up his A$$.
The Jets may have offered him the contract, but it doesn't mean it is right.
You know, this is really a shtty thing that Smith said/did. Is it false? Probably not, but in the manner that he said it, and the fact that Sanchez, despite his inability to play well (different debate as to why) is not a complete asshle. What did he do to deserve a backlash from someone who has no ties to him?
Did Sanchez play poorly last year? Yes.
Does he deserve constant bashing 24/7 from everyone from all corners of the NFL? No.
If he does, then let's start bashing other players for playing poorly. How about in big games, especially. 24/7. And I'm not talking about the fans, it's different when it comes from the players. Professionalism? Doesn't exist anymore.
Just say and do whatever you want.
He sucks, he's the worst, root for him to fail, the next guy will be better, until he's not, the cycle repeats.
The comments in this thread of him selling insurance and hot dogs are hilarious.
But lets be honest dude is set for life . He one of the last rookie classes to get the huge rookie contracts.
I believe he was one of if not the highest paid qbs in 2011 at just a little over 13 mill and is #38 on Forbes list this Year for highest paid athletes for 2012 at 24 mill. And is guaranteed 8 mill this year.
He will more than likely get another chance in NFL before he is out the league . Cause the Overall Conscious around the league is the Jets ruined him and gave him no help.
Only one has done it better
I do agree Steve Smith showed very little courtesy or respect for Sanchez. may not be the way a professional should operate.
However, the facts are the facts. Sanchez is a terrible QB and everyone knows it. It's common knowledge even for a WR that plays in the NFC and hasn't faced the Jets since 2009. That should tell you all you need to know.
In other words, I do not condone Smith speaking out against him. But, at the same time, any criticism Sanchez gets is all earned. He has no one to blame but himself.