Originally Posted by Untouchable
Ground and Pound didn't hinder Sanchez.
If anything it helped mask his shortcomings.
The shortcomings were already there. He was not drafted to be Dan Marino, no one was talking him up as if he was Peyton Manning.
He simply was the best QB available for a team without a QB and with no good QB in free agency. We got a good, not great, prospect and he succeeded in a certain situation.
And here's where your endless blathering breaks down: Mark Sanchez was a fantastic quarterback when Rex Ryan's strategy was working. He's what we needed. Didn't cost us a single playoff game, singlehandedly turned 5 losses into dramatic wins in the '10 season alone.
Rex Ryan's team fell apart. Mismanaged, badly drafted, not properly developed, not nurtured, became a ragtag of old misfits cast off from other teams. It's Rex Ryan that got us here, not Mark Sanchez.
Scapegoating the quarterback to prop up the head coach is buffoonery.