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.
Im confused what you mean with the above.
As a fan why on earth would I feel anything other then misery if we open the 2013 season with david garrard as our QB.
This is a guy who was "above average" when he was in his athletic prime. Now he is 34 and coming off 2 seasons of inactivity.
You say youself, we all know we cant win with garrard so I should be happy that we are basically going to try to win 6 games with garrard "managing the game", not develop a younger player at the position, and then PRAY that we can move up high enough in the 2014 draft to get teddy bridgewater who is FAR from a cant miss prospect?
The only players who the fans should be happy to see starting are a rookie picked in the top 50 (albeit it with our own picks or ones we get in a revis trade), or somelike matt flynn who could turn into the type of QB we need to be successful.