Originally Posted by eaglenj
Sparano and keller didnt push marks arm forward as he stared down keller long enough for a player to step in front of the throw....he did that on his own.
The bolded part above is completely and utterly not even close to what happened on the field. Yes an unblocked blitzer came free, that happens all the time, but instead of eating the football and losing the 4 yards that he would have with the sack, he tried to switch the ball in his hands, and throw it away, resulting in a fumble that is 100% his own fault. Not to mention, he has NEVER been able to adjust a protection at the line to protect himself, and this is his 4th season.
You are correct bad plays happen and these games come down to inches/plays, and when push comes to shove, sanchez never makes the ones we need. How many games will you have to see a fumble from the QB and a redzone int until you see that our "field general" should be holding a clipboard.
A Rex Ryan defense and a Rex Ryan ground & pound rushing attack is supposed to be able to survive those two mistakes. Look at the '09 and '10 seasons, these types of QB mistakes were routine and we still were within 60 minutes of the Super Bowl both times.
And the mistakes that led to both the interception and the fumble happened in June when our GM put on the blinders and ignored how woefully staffed his offense was. From Wayne Hunter to Stephen Hill to Shonn Greene to Joe McKnight, this offense was a disaster before we left Cortland.
And even if Mark throws that TD and doesn't fumble in the 4th quarter, the Jets defense and ground attack didn't do enough to win this game so we'd have lost anyway. You don't like 28-7, fine, would have been 28-17.
The team lost yesterday. Mark Sanchez is just a small component of a big train wreck.