[QUOTE=lamont_jordan_rules;4505054]... couldn't disagree more strongly with this statement ...
... sanchez has been very up and down and there are plenty of things we'd like to see him do better ... but picking his game up when the pressure goes up is what i believe to be his greatest asset ...[/QUOTE]
You know what's funny about this is that Sanchez has one of the most (if not the most) come from behind wins/final drive wins in the last 3 years than any other QB in the NFL. Sanchez is erratic in the first 3 quarters of play - in most games, but he has this uncanny ability to score something prior to the end of each half of football.
He's by no means an elite QB, but whoever thinks that he doesn't thrive under pressure has not watched him over his brief 3 year career. He has 11 come from behind/final drive wins in his 3 year career. In comparison to someone like Tom Brady, a HOF shoe-in, who has 35 of those in his 12 year career (say 10 years for the two years he didn't play - one he sat on the bench, the other via injury).
Sanchez 3 years, 11 victories
Brady 10 years, 35 victories
The percentage there paints a clearer picture. What percent of his total wins, were Brady's 35%? Much less than Sanchez's 11 to his total wins.
Accuracy, decisions and turnovers have been Sanchez's problems over the years, but to question his ability to step up when things are on the line are being based on his last 3 games where the entire team imploded is just a writer who reads the box scores.
Why don't we just make Brady a Superbowl choker since he lost his last 2 to the same team? We all know he's not, but the front-running media can't call things fairly.