The WVU offensive line wasn't very good and their defense wasn't good either. the point is that statistically Geno is very good with pressure in his face. Also he didn't throw a lot of interceptions despite being harassed in the pocket.
You really have to go look at all the film on Geno and then put that together with the stats he put up and you get an overall picture of a guy that has a strong and accurate arm and a QB who was mostly very good under pressure.
He should do better with a solid OL in the pros. Sanchez just doesn't have the ability that Geno has shown. Mark can't make that deep out pattern throw and he can't even throw a screen pass. Mark is horrible under pressure since he throws up soft lame duck passes into coverage.
Thankfully, Sanchez will not be making this decision, so it doesn't matter what he has to say.
I've heard enough of his dumb crap
"I'll absolutely start the lawnmower" would be much more realistic
Perhaps McElroy could step it up? But he will not be given a chance.
Wrecks does not change!
Maybe in the past... Not like there was a better option, either- which doesn't fall on Rex. (Tebow was NOT an option)
He wanted to kill Sanchez by the end of last year.
I seriously doubt his feelings have changed.
If the competition is close, Geno starts.
And they complain that he has small hands? Or did every internet scout, here, decide that since his hands are smaller than Sanchez's they're small. And if his hands are smaller than Marks, then it's just common sense that he'll fumble more than Mark.
Tell me how small they are and how small they are to every other QB. This is why scouting is much, much more than reading numbers. :yes:
It's actually mind boggling how they did that - all involved, Tanny, Rex, Callahan etc...should all be blamed for that.
Nobody interviews better than Mark, he says all the things you would ever want your QB to say to the press... then on the field he does all the things you would never want him to do.
People also don't understand how good Damien Woody was. He may have been the best RT while he was here. That's tough to replace.
I also think the Jets should have drafted Cordy Glenn instead of Hill.
Smith might have had better receivers last year then he has this year and will be playing against MUCH (MUCH) better defenses than anything he saw in college.
I personally think the only thing Smith has going for him is his name isn't Sanchez. Hopefully we find out that Smith can't cut it this season so we can draft another QB.
A QB handles the ball on every offensive play. Any physical characteristic (small hands) that would call into question his ability to handle the ball reliably is obviously a concern until it becomes not a concern.
Is it an "oh my God" concern at this point? No it is not but he does apparently have small hands for the position he plays and he does have for whatever reason, a record of putting the ball on the ground at a high rate. Those are facts. Those are measurable metrics. They are not invented.
At the NFL level the number of things which will affect the QB's ability to do his job properly and the speed at which those thing happen is magnified immensely. If your team has a weakness, any weakness that can be exploited, especially at the QB position, then you can be sure that defensive coordinators are going to game plan for that.
Do I think that a QB with big hands is a lock to be a great QB? No, of course I do not. Do I think that a QB with very small hands can never be a successful QB in the NFL no matter what? No, I don't think that but what I do believe is that that all other things being equal, larger hands give a physical advantage to a QB.
So am I concerned? Yes, I am concerned a little. Am I worried sick over this? No I am not. But to declare this as a non issue without any evidence that his fumbling is behind him is nothing more than wishful thinking at this point.