Originally Posted by SAR I
Because Rex Ryan is still our head coach. And Rex Ryan's strategy to glory doesn't require a quarterback greater than Trent Dilfer.
And, by the way, Trent Dilfer made some big-time throws in the playoffs and especially the Super Bowl, you could've sworn he was Johnny Unitas back there for a moment.
As we saw this weekend, a team concept can get you deep in the playoffs. But ultimately you need a quarterback who can play above his level in the biggest games and not wilt under the pressure. Say what you want about Mark Sanchez, but his postseasons were money. Exactly what a Rex Ryan built team needed and still needs.
From Trent's Wikepedia article:
Dilfer was described as a game manager quarterback for the Ravens that season: He "wasn't elite, but he didn't make costly mistakes, and was supported by a dominant defense."[
A game manager does not make costly mistakes. This past season and before, Mark did. Mark is no Trent Dilfer. He did not play at his level.