Originally Posted by OCCH
Honest question -- isn't Sanchez the poster boy for "surround him with talent and he can be successful"?
Unless you're assuming Sanchez is broken beyond repair, I don't see how McElroy is much of an improvement, unless you think he can do more with less . . .
You're under the assumption that i somehow thought Sanchez was ever any good. If Sanchez was this supposed poster boy you speak of, then why did his USC team not win the National Championship. He had some of the best players any college team ever assembled.
When i look for QB, i look for a player who has little to no talent around him but his play gives his team a fighting chance. That's what Jay Cutler did at Vandy, and Eli Manning at Old Miss and Josh Freeman at K- State and RG3 at Baylor last year and Sean Renfree at Duke this year. Tell me, do you think a small school like Miami of OH has a chance against Ohio State at the Shoe without the play of Zac Dysert.
When you find these type of QBs, and the measureables are solid to above average, these are the type of QBs you go after. By the way, Tom Brady fit this catageory of QB while at Michigan while Peyton Manning doesn't. McElroy fits what everyone thinks Sanchez does. When GMac was surrounded with Talent, he took his Bama team to the National Championship. The kid knows how to manage the Game, and he protects the ball unless you take him out of his comfort zone. He can't beat you on his own, but he won't lose the game for you either. What Jet fans need to realize is that in the 2 games McElroy played at the end of the year, his offense was more effecient than the offense when Mark Sanchez was behind center. What's worse is that the kid got sacked 11 times in 1 of those games.