Originally Posted by GreenWave
It will fall on deaf ears, but this was a good post.
No rational person watches the Jets this season and thinks it's 100% on Mark Sanchez. There are plenty of times during a game where you wonder what kind of patterns the receivers are running, why the line can't open a hole for Greene, and what happens on that play when a passrusher comes unblocked. This offense overall, IS terrible.
But Sanchez has shown that he's incapable of consistently delivering when he has time in the pocket and the receivers are open. He's not accurate when everything lines up perfectly. He doesn't throw his receivers open when they have one-on-one coverage. He rarely recognizes blitz schemes or eludes the rush.
Bottom line, if you think the Jets should stick with Mark Sanchez at QB, then you also think the team should be loaded with talent on both sides of the ball (salary cap be damned) because it's not the QB's job to make special plays on the field. And before the "magical comebacks" are referenced, I think it's worth noting that Santonio Holmes had a combined 80 yards of YAC on the two plays that led to Jets victories in two of those games.
If we're now calling a 10-yard crossing routes that turn into a 40+ yard gains because a receiver put a sick move on a defender (twice) a "magical comeback by the QB," then it's just another example of how the bar is lowered for Sanchez.
Mark Sanchez has spent more than half his career behind a pathetic offensive line that puts him under a severe pass rush
Mark Sanchez has spent more than half his career without a running attack that takes away the play action pass and floods LB's in passing lanes.
Mark Sanchez has spent more than half his career without a legitimate emergency back to dump-off to to turn negative plays into positives.
Mark Sanchez has spent more than half his career without a decent set of wide receivers to throw to.
Mark Sanchez has spent his entire career without a consistent set of wide receivers to develop a chemistry with.
The issue is that this "half his career" is currently taking place, and those with short-term memory issues forget how he went 16-4 back when he had a modicum of support.
If Mark Sanchez was leading an offense that featured '09 Braylon Edwards, '09 Jericho Cotchery, '10 Ladanian Tomlinson, '09 Thomas Jones/Shonn Greene, '10 Santonio Holmes, and '08 Dustin Keller then I'd agree with you, Mark has major problems. He's got nowhere near that arsenal right now, so you can't judge him properly.
Said it before, say it again: Start looking at the running game, the defense, and the coaching in that order. You'll find a 3-6 record right there before you even get into the damage that Sanchez might have done on his own.