Originally Posted by w0mbat
And who's fault was his duck to Cromartie? Cromartie had his man beat by two steps for a touchdown and Sanchez barely gives him a chance to make the catch. Brutal throw that cost the Jets points.
Was Sanchez completely awful and the sole reason why the Jets lost? No.
Shonn Greene and David Harris were terrible again for example.
But with just slightly above average QB play the jets probably would have won despite their other flaws.
A good day for our top 5 pick in his 4th year is when he can't be blamed solely for a loss.
That pretty much says it all. The bar has been set incredibly low. 4 straight games of a completion percentage under 50%, multiple turnovers in scoring position, and leading the league in off-target throws is ridiculous.
Say what you want about the talent around him (it is bad) but even calling Sanchez mediocre at this point would be severely overrating him.
I never said that was a great throw to Cro, but guess what, an NFL receiver still should catch that ball with his feet in bounds. Unfortunately Sanchez was throwing to an F'ing DB because WE HAVE 3RD STRING AND PRACTICE SQUAD WR'S STARTING!!!!!!!!
Mario Manningham made the exact same catch on the opposite side of the field with 2 dbs drapped over him in the Super Bowl....
Off target throws are also a loaded stat when you're working with receivers that are not running the routes that the QB expects them to be running. Is that the reason why all of his off-target throws are missing? No, but it is a contributing factor.
The real problem I see goes farther than just the "Sanchez Sucks!!!!" narrative that many are pushing on this site and in the press in general. Nothing is taken into consideration except there was an incomplete pass or an INT.
Sanchez is not an elite QB or a HOF QB like Brady so expecting him to thrive with 3rd stringers and practice squad players inserted into starting WR roles, and a 31st ranked running game is GD ludicrous