Originally Posted by GreenWave
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?
I have seen Rex Ryan singlehandedly win exactly 2 games since arriving in New York. This is a man who leads the entire organization, has over 35 years of NFL experience.
I have seen Mark Sanchez singlehandedly win 6 games since arriving in New York. At the time, he had less than 2 years of experience.
It is easy to see when a head coach is done. The team loses in stupid fashion time and time again. The team can't beat elite competition. The players quit on him.
It is easy to see when a quarterback is done. He starts losing games he should win. He becomes the sole reason for a maddening loss. The quality players around him get frustrated and are brought down.
That's not what's going on here. Mark Sanchez is 3-1 in games he should have won this year. Mark Sanchez is 0-4 in games he should have lost this year. The only way Mark can miraculously turn some of those 'definite losses' into 'surprising wins' is if he has a strong OL, running game, receivers, a dump-back, and an OC. He has nothing. He's hung out to dry.
Go back to the last time Mark Sanchez had a lot of talent around him. Would be January '11. No one was calling for his head then, we were all buying Sanchez jersey's and thanking God for delivering a quarterback to us.
The only thing that's changed is that the talent around Mark Sanchez has collapsed. Started with the OL in early '11, then the geezers like LT and Plax got tired, then the running game fell apart. Mark Sanchez is not a great quarterback, but he has tons of potential should the Jets ever decide to get him some playmakers.