Originally Posted by SAR I
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.
Ok SAR, lets keep the history lesson going on, because I think you forgot about some of these gems.
BAL 10-9 L 10-21 74yds 0td 0int
GB 9-0 L 16-38 256yds 0td 2int
NE 45-3 L 17-33 164yds 0td 3int
MIA 10-6 L 17-44 216yds 0td 1int
Now obviously he didn't have that kind of season the whole season, but for you to say he was this great QB who single handedly led the Jets to all these wins is crazy.
Its now 2 years later, if I showed these box score stats to someone else, they wouldn't be able to tell the difference of when it was.
My point is, it doesn't matter what O-line you put in front of him, what running back you put behind him, or what receivers he has to throw to, he will always be an inaccurate inconsistent QB who doesn't know how to protect the ball.