[QUOTE=BlueDevilJet29;4231802]Via Jetworks in the game thread but think it deserves to be discussed once that closes...
Sanchez excels at certain things, sucks at others.
* He isn't good at quick reads and short drops.
* He is good at throwing down the seam and on the move.
Out of the two sentences above, what do you see more of from him? And who's the driving force behind it?
There's the answer.[/B]
I'm not being a Sanchez apologist but today, watching Alex Smith and the Niners before our game is the perfect time to bring up the importance of playing to your QB's strengths.
Do any of us really think Alex Smith is that much better than Sanchez?[/QUOTE]
Glad you feel that it needs to be discussed. It's starting to become obvious that he just isn't comfortable in this offense. I'm sure there are multiple reasons for that, but the overall philosophy is definitely grating on him, I think. I also think Rex may be more to blame for that more than Schotty. And I hate Schotty.
[QUOTE=rextilleon;4231809]Joe Klecko just summed it up on the post game----Sanchez couldn't hit the side of a barn.[/QUOTE]
If Klecko is your barometer for anything but DL commentary, you'll be losing a lot of talking points. Sanchez seemed to hit Greene just fine on that INT. Must have had a hard time seeing it as the ball hit him in his facemask.:rolleyes:
[QUOTE=rextilleon;4231847]Klecko knows more about football then you so please, don't insult him. As far as Sanchez and the offense go---it has little to do with that--Its a function of him being very average. Sorry.[/QUOTE]
Think so? Why, because he played?:rolleyes:
[QUOTE=Warfish;4231850]Please add: He does not have good pocket presence.
Because he doesn't.[/QUOTE]
You know what, last year I would have argued that point mightily. Now, not so much. He used to be pretty good in the pocket from what I remember. This year he has certainly been shaky in the pocket.
I think the fair thing that can be said about Sanchez is that he hasn't developed in the way you would expect of a top-tier, third year starting QB.
He's made gradual progress every year, but the third year as starter is usually a breakout year for elite QB's (Joe led the niners to a 13--3 record and his first SB, Elway went to his first SB in his third full year as a starter, Eli pulled off the miracle in the desert in his third full year as a starter and Brady led the Pats to 14--2 and his second ring after a so-so second starting season).
That's not to say he won't develop, just that it hasn't happened yet. It took a long time for John Elway to become "John Elway."