Originally Posted by SAR I
LOL. Love it. I'm finally a member of a cult.
Mark Sanchez played very well in 6 playoff games when complimented by a quality set of WR's, a true running game, a swing-back for dump-offs, and an effective OL. We've seen this. Wasn't a mirage, wasn't some made-for-TV movie.
Take away the WR's, the running game, the dump-back, and the OL, and Joe Montana would be reduced to a similar pile of rubble after two years of being pounded by DE's and LB's who come through the line unobstructed game after game after game.
What's strange is that a person who has such a short leash on coaches and player performance would be such an apologist for mediocre QB play.
It's as if you forgot the fact that Sanchez didn't throw for more than 200 yards in 4 of those 6 playoff games, or that he was invisible for the 2nd half in the '09 AFCCG and the 1st half of the '10 AFCCG. Did you forget the fact that when he had those supporting elements you're referring to, he was still bottom of the league in QB rating and QB percentage? Did you forget the fact that the comebacks he's known for were against bottom-feeder teams that he failed to put away in regulation?
The Montana comparison is laughable at best. When Sanchez gets his bell rung one time, he's done for the game. Done. That you could even reference Montana in the same light is insanity. But for argument's sake, let's see what Joe Montana would do if he was being pounded relentessly by DEs and LBs:
In what alternative universe is Mark Sanchez capable of this, now or 10 years from now?