Originally Posted by SAR I
If you're Mark Sanchez, there's just so much scapegoating you can take.
This started last season when we lost our last 3 games, games in which our defense let up huge points to teams with losing records, games in which our locker room imploded. Season ended, all the questions were about the quarterback, not the defense nor the rushing attack that were supposed to be our keys to victory.
Mark shows up in training camp with no WR's, no RB's, the same OL, and f-cking Tim Tebow in his face. Instead of helping the kid and supporting him after hanging him out to dry the year before, they do nothing, keep blowing the pied piper flute about how awesome our defense is going to be, what a bounceback year for our OL this is going to be, how Shonn Greene and Joe McKnight are going to carry the load.
Rex Ryan, Tony Sparano, and Tim Tebow will be gone. Our GM will load up the offense, make sure there's balance in the defensive/offensive investments, and restore Mark's confidence. We'll win games.
I think it's a bit revisionist to say that Mark was drafted 5th overall to be a "game manager" of a "ground and pound" offense. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I don't remember that language being used in the first year. It seems to me it only came about after Mark's limitations as a QB became known.
But I could be wrong. It's happened before.
However, it won't change the fact that when it comes down to Mark Sanchez and a wide open receiver in the end zone, he can't seem to get it done anymore.