Originally Posted by rbstern
I keep thinking about how badly Sanchez regressed in years 3 and 4 and have been pondering the reasons why.
- The detoriation of the Jets o-line and the increasing amount of hits he took.
- The regression of the running game.
- The departure of high quality, veteran skill players on offense.
- Defenses adjusting to him, exploting his weaknesses.
- Being on a defensively oriented team that might not be able to properly mold a young QB.
- Changing to a new offensive system under Sparano.
- The Teebow deal.
- Other, high-profile distractions the Jets managed to create.
- Self-inflicted distractions (serial dating trophy women).
- The intensity of being a pro QB in NYC (all of the above stuffed into a pressure cooker, set on "high").
Please feel free to add to the above list, if I've missed anything.
When taken in sum, it shouldn't surprise anyone that Mark Sanchez regressed.
Most of the above isn't within his control. It's about the environment he's in.
Sanchez didn't regress. He's the same QB he has always been. His first two years here he was a turnover machine and was highly inaccurate just as he is now.
Sanchez was horrible in 09 and was merely below average in 2010.
The 2009 and 2010 teams were very good and with just average QB'ing the Jets would have had 12 wins both seasons.
The difference isn't Sanchez, its that the team around him isn't as good to disguise his numerous flaws.
Sanchez sucks because he's inaccurate, can't read a defense, and of course is a turnover machine.
Why didn't Kyle Boller work out? or JaMarcus Russell or Joey Harrington? Bad coaching? Not enough help on offense?
Some players just suck in the pros including QB's. It happens and there's nothing that could have been done to avert it.