Originally Posted by jxc
It's revisionist history that's why. SAR has wedded himself to this theory like Rex has wedded himself to Sanchez as the starter. Time will proved them both wrong, but at least SAR has the excuse that the "Jets ruined Sanchez".
The truth is Sanchez has been more bad than good from the day he arrived. There just isn't any top rated defense, special teams or rushing attack to bail him out anymore.
To say they drafted Sanchez because all the Jets needed was a game manager forgets the 2008 season.
Anyone remember the 2008 season? Remember winning five in a row including tough road victories against New England and the undefeated Titans?
Then Favre got injured
but Mangini stuck with him, torpedoing the season and a chance at the playoffs. It's what got him fired.
So to believe SAR I is to just forget that the Jets were the hot pick for the Super Bowl in the middle of 2008 (Jets/Giants Super Bowl!?) and were a powerful team until Brett Favre got hurt.
Even Rex isn't boneheaded enough to switch from a gunslinger to a game manager and start making Super Bowl predictions in one season.
I'm hate the coulda/woulda/shoulda game as the next guy, but the Jets were looking for a game manager, all I can remember reading was comparisons to the Ravens SB team and "game managing QB" while he learned the ropes. The problem was the constant turnover in the offensive side of the ball. The kid had to redevelop chemistry with people and he's not that good, accuracy never developed. Sar makes a point just look at the talent around Freeman today vs Sanchez