Originally Posted by Mainejet
So long as Garrard remains healthy, Sanchez will never see another down. That is exactly what this team needs. The players will respect this move to the highest degree. The players have never liked or respected Mark Sanchez because he never earned anything he got.
Now? Garrard is going to come into camp and clean his clock. We are going to see how much of a failure our young QB has been.
This is also great from a fans perspective. Any knowledgeable fan knows the team will never win it all with David Garrard. But the rest of the fans now know that they have something to look forward to. After last season, the fans definitely needed something to look forward to or else they would have stopped going to games. The fans do not want to watch when they know the team doesn't have a chance. Now they do.
And best of all, if we draft well and fix this OL, we may even possibly sneak into the playoffs. Not saying it is definitely going to happen, but we do have the basics to build a very effective running game. Defense, Special Teams, and a good running game coupled with a QB that won't turn the football over? That's a recipe for a 10-6 season and a wildcard.
Dont know about that MaineJet, he hasnt been "productive" in the last two years. And I am being optimistic when I say productive (under 3000 yards passing on a Jacksonville team that struggled to put up points, everything went through MJD). Coupled with the injury problem which you mentioned, I really dont think he will come out of camp as the starter. We needed to get someone that would give Sanchez an actual challenge someone like an Orton, Foles or Flynn....someone who has more upside because a 2 year bridge will be needed for the next possible franchise QB they draft.