Originally Posted by Queens Jet Fan
I disagree totally that Rex is blameless for Sanchez's onfield play. First of all it was Rex as coach that anointed Sanchez the starter as a rookie when he was no way experienced enough to be so at that point. Then when he started to make the inevitable mistakes Rex implemented this insane color coded system on what risks to take.
In my mind Rex implored Sanchez so much to be safe, not take chances and check down then what inevitably happens? That which you are trying the hardest to prevent starts to occur.
To me Ryan totally played with Sanchez's head and that is the reason for Sanchez's on field failings. He has the physical ability. His head is just now totally screwed up to play the position. How is that not on Rex?
I agree his head is screwed up and point to a similiar reason , last year Sanchez took a beating , there were a number of games he got slammed Balt, Oak, to name a few . I believe two things happened , one Sanchez was playing hurt and the coaching staff mandated he stay in the pocket and take sacks as opposed to extending the pocket and making plays by running.
The evidence is startling,just look at film of Sanchez's first two seasons , he consistently would rollout, escape the pocket and run when lanes were open. The past two seasons he wouldn't even attempt a fake to clear the pocket. I believe he got banged up so the CS said stay in the pocket and take an "easy" sack if pressure comes. Bottom line the CS had no choice but to protect him - who were his backups (Brunell, Tebow, MCelory) .
But given these "restrictions" Sanchez tried to do too much , he would force balls into traffic and throw late flatfooted when a simple rollout and throw from the run could have been much better. Compound this with a OL which had its issues the past two years and a WR group that needed a Garmin to run their routes and I can see why he was terrible.
I'm not saying he's not to blame at all, his decision making with throws and ball protection was atrocious, I mean in reality if he played the way I believe the CS wanted him to he would have turned in performances like MCElroy against SD, 8-10 sacks /gm with a lower amount of picks . Bottom line this offense was putrid and Sanchez pressed too much within his limitations.
Get a new OC in here, who alwlows the QB to play aggressively, no more sitting duck in pocket , get a backup who can play , so that they're not deadly afraid of Sanchez getting hurt. And get some Wr's who belong on an NFL roster ( not Schilens, Gilyard, Gates) and let's see what happens. Bottom line Sanchez is here next year , give him the best opportunity to succeed, if he still fails he's gone the following year.