Originally Posted by Digetydog
Nobody will mistake either of them for future HOF'ers. Both are average at best. Why is Smith winning and Sanchize struggling?
RB's - Smith has Frank Gore and a decent backup to run the ball. Sanchize has S Green and Powell - Huge Advantage Niners
WR's - The Niners have invested picks and money in bringing in better WR's including Crabtree and Moss. The Jets - brought in Chaz. Advantage Niners
TE - Davis is better than anyone on the Jets roster. It's as simple as that.
OL - The Niners have bruisers who move the defense off the ball. With quick passes the norm, Smith has enough time to get rid of it most of the time. The Jets OL gets blown back into the backfield and can't protect Sanchize long enough for anyone to get open - Huge Advantage Niners
Bottom line, the Jets have surrounded their mediocre QB with below average talent at every position.
So all the Jets have to do is get a superior running game, two #1 receivers, a beast at TE, and a top notch defense along with a coach that might be the best in the league at getting the most out of his players on both sides of the ball.
Should be able to handle that in one offseason. Sanchez it is.
P.S. - the line did an excellent job today against one of the toughest front 7s in the game. Sanchez had all day in the pocket to find new ways to suck.
P.P.S - Smith still sucks, and if the 9ers don't win the SB in the next year or two they will be in the same situation as the Jets. You cannot settle for mediocre at the QB position and expect anything different for the entire team.