[QUOTE=Untouchable;4501377]If Sanchez is always going to need everything on offense to go swimmingly well around him in order to be successful, then why the hell are we even wasting our time?[/QUOTE]
Um, because other than about 7 QBs, all the other QBs in the league need quality talent around them in order for the offense and team to be successful. Do you want to sit around trying to find that needle in a haystack for a decade? I'd rather not potentially waste the careers of Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Nick Mangold, and D'Brickashaw Ferguson because the front office was trying to find a new QB every three years. Unstable teams or quick-fix teams don't win Super Bowls.
[QUOTE=Untouchable;4501377]I agree that we've jumbled the receiving corps over the past two years. I was firmly against the Burress signing from day one. But let's not act like we didn't give Sanchez some help here. In his first two years we traded for Braylon and a Superbowl MVP in Holmes. Now we just drafted an ultra-talented, albeit raw, physical freak in Stephen Hill. The position definitely hasn't been neglected by our front office since Sanchez took over the reigns. Some of the moves just haven't panned out (Burress in particular).[/QUOTE]
I liked the Edwards and Holmes trades, but keep in mind that both missed the first 4 games in the season in which they were acquired. And like musical chair position it is, Edwards was gone after 2010 as was Cotchery.
The #1 and #2 receivers were the exact same from 2006-2008. Heading into 2012, this will be the FOURTH straight year where the #1 and #2 receivers will be a different combination.
I never said it was neglected, that was the OL I was talking about (that you conveniently avoided to answer). My criticism has been that there's been no attempt at continuity. Perhaps that won't be the case in 2013, but perhaps Tannenbaum won't even be our GM in '13.
Speaking of the OL, do you care to respond to my assessment of Tannenbaum's handling of the position group? Or maybe it just doesn't fit your argument?
[QUOTE=Untouchable;4501377][B]The bottom line is that from day one, Sanchez was placed in a situation that the majority of young QB's could only dream of. [/B]Most of these guys are drafted by teams with a swiss cheese OL and little offensive weapons to speak of. Hell, just look at Sam Bradford for a prime example. Can anyone even name a worthwhile player on that offense besides Steven Jackson?[/QUOTE]
He was, but has the front office done any maintenance on that side of the ball in the past 3 seasons? Based on my previous post, I'd say no. They've let the offensive side of the ball wilt away. They've watched the offensive line crumble before their eyes, they've offered horrible replacements to the RB unit, and they've had no sense of stability with the WR corps.
If you think that the offensive personnel in 2011 and now is anything compared to that from 2008-2009, we must be seeing an entirely different thing here.
And if we're comparing our talent evaluation and success to the Rams, who have won a grand total of 15 games in the last 5 seasons, then we've got bigger fish to fry.
[QUOTE=Untouchable;4501377][B]And I've never said that Sanchez should be carrying this team on his back week in and week out by year 3.[/B] I don't think he's the kind of player who will ever be the focal point of his teams offense. I hope I'm wrong, but I seriously doubt it. What I expected out of Sanchez last year was to become a more efficient QB. Improve his accuracy and cut down on the stupid mistakes and turnovers. Instead, he continued his extremely erratic play and turned the ball over more than any other player in the AFC.[/QUOTE]
Sounds like a different tune than you were singing in the previous months since the season ended.