Originally Posted by rmeyer52
Sanchez: Where It All Went Wrong
Gradually, though, the team's front office shaved those players and others like them from the roster, lifting Sanchez to a place of higher prominence within the locker room. Yet he hasn't shown he can bear the burden.
Beyond all his failings on a pure football-field level, the inaccuracy, lack of vision, lack of pocket precence, bad decision making and his penchant for turnovers, especially in the red zone....beyond all that, this.
By Year #4, your 1st Round Draft Pick QB should BE the Teams Leader. He should not have to have a Veteran, long-past-his-prime-fullback leading the team for him and holding his hand.
By Year #4, he shouldn't be the "funny kid wearing a headband" desperate to be liked, he should be the uncontested leader fo men on the team, the ultimate part players mucy be accountable to below the Head Coach.
This is one aspect of the failure of Mark Sanchez that gets lost under all his obvious on-field failings. He's Jeff George. He's simply not a leader of men, he does not inspire his teammates, he does not make his teammates better, or demand better. He's a little kid who just wants to be liked and have a good fun time. And when he doesn't play well, he mopes, like a kid who got told "no" when he asked the head cheerleader to prom.
Sanchez is the total package of a bust first round QB. Drafted based on his potential, not his production, he has failed completely to develop that potential.
He has not improved his accuracy (barely 50%, far below leage average), his pocket presence or pressure feel, his turnovers (worst QB in he NFL over 4 years, worst in 2012), his bad decision making and on and on.
But more, he has not developed himself into a leader, on the field or off. He's still just a little kid who needs his hand held in order to have any chance of success.
Sorry, but by your fourth year in the NFL, it supposed to be you leading and holding the hands of your players, pulling them to success behidn you.
Mark Sanhcez is still just a follower. He's no leader.