Originally Posted by kennyo7
Jim Harbaugh is ultra competitive. He wants to be the best and believes he is the best at everything. As a result when he loses he is devastated and acts like a douchebag.
I saw an interview once with a former Denver Bronco (forgot who) who described John Elway in the same way. Elway thought he was the best at everything, not just QB and not just football. He would literally challenge other players to see who is faster, stronger and smarter. He claimed he could beat any other player in a foot race, arm wrestling, chess etc. When he lost he took it real hard and took his teammates to task if they did not play up to par. He was a real D!ck to everyone when they lost. It is this quality that made him a great QB and respected by his teammates.
In my opinion, it is this quality that Mark Sanchez lacks and has held him back as a QB. Its not his physical ability or ability to learn, its the ultracompetitiveness...the "im better than everyone at everything and if you dont play up to standard i will tear you a new one" attitude that Mark lacks which has held him back.
This may well be the most accurate assessment of Mark Sanchez I've ever seen in this site. He doesn't seem to have that. He doesn't seem to have the mental make up to take charge of the team or of a situation and say "I'm the leader of this team.". Probably hard to do when he's played as poor as he has been, but it seems like his teammates still support him. If he doesn't how this soon, then he'll never show it.