Originally Posted by Green Bandit
Regardless of what you say, our defense kept us in the game last week for 3 quarters, so just because they had one bad one, it makes up for Sanchez's scoreless 3 games? I'm not buying it.
Sanchez is the problem, not Rex or the D
Let's look at this a different way, shall we?
In the middle of his rookie 2009 season, Mark Sanchez was brutally bad. We all remember the Miami and Buffalo debacles, the wrist bands, all of that. Mark was so bad we went on a 1-6 run that normally would have ended a season. Things looked awful. We hoped it was just a rookie adjusting.
But from that moment, Mark got his sh-t together and the team went on a 7-2 tear to end the '09 campaign followed immediately by a 9-2 tear to start the '10 campaign. That's 16 wins in 20 games. 4 playoff wins, and was the best Jet on the field in the 2 losses. Remarkable.
From that moment, things started going south for Mark Sanchez. Not coincidentally, the #1 defense in the NFL fell to the middle of the pack, the #3 rushing attack in the NFL fell to the bottom. All the WR's that Mark had success with were gone or injured, the OL fell to pieces, the OC spot a train wreck, the HC dealing with a locker room meltdown.
We need this history lesson as a reminder that Mark Sanchez was a damned good quarterback for a 20 game consecutive regular season stretch and in 6 consecutive playoff games. When the rest of the team was performing properly, Mark Sanchez was one of our best players, personally leading to 5 remarkable comeback wins in our epic 2010 season.
A quarterback can't do it on his own. This isn't golf, isn't tennis. And unlike a guttural defense, offensive football is about timing and finesse and consistency and Mark Sanchez hasn't been given a competent set of skill players and coordinators to do his job, the job that he did extremely well for half of his career.
This is why you don't quit on Mark Sanchez. He's proven that he can be a good quarterback when he's got support.