Originally Posted by rbstern
Not so sure about this.
I felt that way last year, but this year, it looks more careless. The fumbles, in particular. He's in his 4th year as a pro QB, and he's absolutely lousy at securing the football when he's being hit. That's bad coaching and/or poor personal discipline.
Also, some of the interceptions have been unforced, and his pocket awareness has declined precipitously. He looks scared back there, seems to have lost his ability to step away from pressure.
Perhaps the Jets molded him into these traits, but they are still his traits.
I judge Mark Sanchez 90% on his first 3 seasons, 10% on this season.
We didn't score a TD in the entire preseason. We knew we had significant problems at WR, RB, and OL to go along with a banged-up TE and no depth at any offensive position way back in July.
Not sure why the current state of the Jets offense is a shock to anyone.
shock is that the supposed "best defense ever....best group of players I've been around including the 2000 Ravens" is WORSE than last year.
shock is that our "best special teams coach who ever lived" is WORSE than ever in his history.
shock is that Tim Tebow is a bust and did nothing but hurt our quarterback and slow down our offense.
shock is how bad Tony Sparano is at offensive coordination.
shock is that our "best mind in the game, seeing a sleep specialist, having leadership conferences, I've changed" head coach is coaching WORSE than he has since he's been here.
But no, everyone wants to talk about Mark Sanchez, Mark Sanchez, Mark Sanchez, Mark Sanchez, Mark Sanchez, Mark Sanchez, Mark Sanchez, Mark Sanchez, Mark Sanchez, Mark Sanchez.
Enough. Our QB is a lousy head case. Check. Got it. Let's talk about the real
problems now. Being in denial and thinking the only issue is the quarterback gets us nowhere.