Originally Posted by Warfish
The last INT was thrown high and behind his reciever, leading to the tip-up and INT.
The reciever was culpable as well, hits your hands should be caught, but Sanchez is equally culpable for his usual horrific accuracy.
Like many things, it's not either or. It's both. Sanchez's bad pass to a reciever whose iffy hands were not up to catching that bad pass.
To some degree? Absolutely.
I could take you out into the parking lot old friend, and throw you ball after ball after ball you could never catch, but that would hit your fingertips. High and behind, a Sanchez staple, is very very hard to catch.
Doesn't excuse the reciever, this is the NFL. But just cause a reciever gets a finger on the ball does not excuse a bad pass either.
Not only those, but he's been absolutely brutal on the short outs, some have been completed by they never catch it in stride, which makes it almost impossible to gain positive yardage.
I am/was a Sanchez supporter - I can't say "was" 100%, because I still think he's probably the QB that gives us the best chance to win, but he has been playing absolutely terribly, and you lose your credibility as a Sanchez supporter if you can't admit this. This isn't recent, either, it dates back to the Baltimore game last season (first game Mangold was out). I don't know what's going on, but another poster in another thread said "he's got no feel" for his passes - I think that's true, and I'd go a step further and say he's got no feel for the game right now - never seems to feel backside pressure the way other veteran QBs do, sometimes it seems like he could step up to avoid pressure and he doesn't, sometimes he steps up and into pressure, has no touch on his passes, etc. He doesn't have a veteran group of receivers that he's spent any good amount of time with, and that's always going to lead to a perceived lack of accuracy to a degree (for example, you can never really know if a 8-10yd post was thrown behind the receiver or the receiver broke it off too soon, or at too steep an angle, etc.) but those short flares and outs are more telling.