Originally Posted by jetster
Are we watching the same games?
Sanchez was 16 for 19 with 2 drops for 190 yards in the 2nd half of the Pats game & put a ball right on Hills hands (he couild not have handed off any better) on a crucial 3rd down.
Yes, I watched both games. Guess what ? You can take just about any close game and go back and identify one or two plays earlier in the game that would have changed things. "Oh, if that RB had broken one more tackle, he would have scored a TD", or "if So and So would have gotten a good block there, that was a TD".
Yes, Hill had a drop and the play calling was suspect. BUT, at the end of the day, Mark Sanchez had the ball in his hands, plenty of time on the clock, and only needed to drive down for a FG or a TD to win the game. He missed a wide open receiver streaking down the right sideline. He then took a sack that should have been avoided, and to compound the issue, he didn't take care of the ball and managed to fumble it away.
Now, if Greene had fumbled that ball, I would put the loss on him. If Tebow had come in and thrown an INT or fumbled the ball away, I'd put it on him as well. If Sparano had called 3 straight dives into the line and then called for another dive on 4th and 8, I'd put it on him.
Like it or not, as I said, Sanchez had the ball in his hands at the end of the game and he blew it.
The special teams were HORRENDOUS vs Miami! Even Westhoff called it "the worst game of my career!"
Do u know how long Westhoff has been coaching?
Guess what ? At the end of all the Special Teams miscues, the game was still 10-0.
What else happened in that game ? Hmm, I don't know. On the first 6 freaking drives, Sanchez managed to lead the offense to a whopping 27 net yards ??
People want to talk about field position. What's a good way to lose that battle ? Get the ball at your 20 yard line after a touchback and then go 3 and out after gaining 4 whole yards. Of course, the strip/sack/fumble at the 32 yard line didn't help much, now did it ?? 4 seconds on the drop and Sanchez once again oblivious to a blitz from the left side.
SAR 1 is right, you can't throw Mark out with the bathwater until you see what he can do with players around him & legitimate threat at running back.
You put McCoy behind Mark & see if DBs & safeties are crawling all over his azz at the snap of the ball.
Greene makes it to easy for the defense to cheat, because he's not a threat to get to the next level so it squeezes the field that much more. No one here is saying Sanchez is great, no one, but we have seen him have really good games.
Remember that the Chargers once traded Drew Brees. Brees obviously is a more accurate QB but he still "GOT BETTER" later in his career.
Drew Brees was throwing the ball at a 65% clip and had season passer ratings of 104.8 and 89.2 prior to being let go by SD, ie. he had already shown that he was more than capable as an NFL QB.