Originally Posted by OCCH
I understand people not wanting to give Mark any more chances -- he's certainly used up enough of them already. But I also understand people (like me) who are holding out all hope that SOMETHING can be salvaged. Right now, we're not one player away anyway, so I don't mind seeing if MM can work some magic.
I'm not saying this is going to happen (or even that it's likely), but can we agree there's a difference between finding the open receiver and knowing beforehand who "should" be open? Sanchez seems to be willing to put in the work, and while I'm not an expert on MM's system it sounds like any mistake Mark makes won't be based on a "bad read" as much as not knowing the play as well as he should. I like the idea that these plays have already been proven to work (ala MM's resume), as that should build the confidence between Sanchez and his receivers, which must have been at an all-time low last year.
Having said that, I'll be surprised if it all happens. But I for one am at least willing to give it a chance -- I've waited this long . . .
Agreed. We saw it just last season with Alex Smith. We've seen it with others such as Garcia and Marty, Gannon and Gruden; The coach/coordinator has a lot to do with it.
Alex Smith was Sanchez before Sanchez came into the league...he had played something like 7 seasons with 6 coordinators, and was considered a bust. All of a sudden, Harbaugh signs on, and his game turns into high completions, low turnovers, and the best passer rating in the league.
I'm not saying I want Smith, cuz the guy ain't great, but if we can get similar results, we'll have something brewing, because Sanchez is definitely more dynamic than Smith.
To be clear, I want Tyler Bray next year, and want to be done with Sanchez...but I'm just saying that it's difficult to envision Sanchez playing as bad or worse than last season...there's really nowhere to go but up, and other than last season under dumb**** Sparano, Sanchez had progressed every year.