Originally Posted by 56mehl56
I agree, he has had difficulties with the screen passes, predominantly getting the ball over the defenders arms.
I will question how much the screen was/is practiced and what percentage of the playbook plays are based off of it. In the 4 years that Rex has been coach , I might be exaggerating but if they called 2 dozen screens it seems like a lot. I also got the feel that the screens in general were never quite setup effectively, almost that the RB's never cleared the LOS and the plays were more like laterals than actual screens.
MM's offense should ramp up those numbers extensively and thus also drive the practice reps up accordingly. Like anything else if you don't practice it and use it often it can become a problem.
Quarterbacks have to be able to manipulate the rush with their footwork and reads to get the defense to buy the intermediate pass. Not only does Sanchez not have any sense of timing when trying to execute a screen, he also fails to sell the play. A large percentage of screens run with him under center end up as busted plays because the defense reads him easily.
Did it ever occur to you that the reason the Jets have run so few screen plays in his career is that he is so bad at it? Plays called do not necessarily equal plays practiced. Sometimes a play that is practiced a lot doesn't get called because it didn't work in practice.
Of the small number of screens run with Sanchez, I'd bet the majority of them happened during the first year and a half he started.