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    History and some promising metrics tell us that Sanchez can succeed in N.Y.

    Jets make right call on Sanchez

    By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider


    In reviewing the Mark Sanchez contract extension, it is apt to think back to some comments former New York Jets defensive end Gerry Philbin made about Joe Namath's situation heading into New York's 1968 Super Bowl season.

    In the NFL Films documentary series "America's Game," Philbin indicated that Namath's wild off-field ways were starting to affect his on-field performance and costing the team games it should have won.

    At that point, Philbin said the Jets management knew they had to do something to get Namath to change his ways. The higher-ups went to the other players on the squad and asked them to elect Namath captain. They figured if he had a leadership role on the team, it would give him a sense of responsibility and make him step his game up.

    Eventually, this strategy worked, and Namath started to play at a consistently strong level. When that was combined with a superb amount of talent around him (as the 1968 Jets certainly had), it led to a Super Bowl victory.

    The moral of this story is that even the best young quarterbacks in the NFL don't always arrive with strong leadership skills. It also shows that a team can be patient in developing that aspect of a quarterback's game as long as the circumstances are correct.

    That is why, as frustrated as Jets fans may be about the end to the 2011 season or that the team won't be signing Peyton Manning in free agency, New York made the right move in offering Sanchez the contract extension. A closer look at New York's metrics from last year shows that Sanchez and this passing game are not very far away from helping to carry this team to another deep playoff run.

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    Anyone have the rest of the article?

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    ... staying with mark vs. going all in for peyton is the smarter move for the francise ...


    ... i don't really buy into his comparison to namath ... that's not fair to sanchez talent-wise or partying-wise ...

    ... sanchez does also need to improve his consistency though, that part is accurate ... hopefully the new O, get someone else for better RT play, & mark becoming a seasoned veteran will pay dividends ...










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    [QUOTE=LockeJET;4391987] The higher-ups went to the other players on the squad and asked them to elect Namath captain. They figured if he had a leadership role on the team, it would give him a sense of responsibility and make him step his game up.

    Eventually, this strategy worked, and Namath started to play at a consistently strong level. When that was combined with a superb amount of talent around him (as the 1968 Jets certainly had), it led to a Super Bowl victory.[/QUOTE]

    The Jets slapped a "C" on Mark's chest last year and what did that accomplish?

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    [QUOTE=Untouchable;4392025]The Jets slapped a "C" on Mark's chest last year and what did that accomplish?[/QUOTE]

    Hey, it got him an extenstion!:D

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    [QUOTE=LockeJET;4392026]Hey, it got him an extenstion!:D[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, maybe there's something to that. :D

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    Excellent! It will work as well as it did for "Tone"!

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    [QUOTE] A closer look at New York's metrics from last year shows that Sanchez and this passing game are not very far away from helping to carry this team to another deep playoff run.[/QUOTE]

    26 touchdowns (32 total) is a promising number. Just gotta get that completion to 60% and eliminate some of those horrid turnovers. Sure would help if the Jets could get someone like Vincent Jackson or Marques Colston in free agency. Or draft Michael Floyd. Sanchez needs a 6'4" type receiver who can fight for balls.

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    [QUOTE=lamont_jordan_rules;4392010]... staying with mark vs. going all in for peyton is the smarter move for the francise ...


    ... i don't really buy into his comparison to namath ... that's not fair to sanchez talent-wise or partying-wise ...

    ... sanchez does also need to improve his consistency though, that part is accurate ... hopefully the new O, get someone else for better RT play, & mark becoming a seasoned veteran will pay dividends ...










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    +1

    We have to remember he's a kid. A KID.

    I couldnt spell "Leadership qualities" at his age, never mind conceive of them.


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    [QUOTE=Buzzsaw;4392084][B]26 touchdowns (32 total) is a promising number[/B]. Just gotta get that completion to 60% and eliminate some of those horrid turnovers. Sure would help if the Jets could get someone like Vincent Jackson or Marques Colston in free agency. Or draft Michael Floyd. Sanchez needs a 6'4" type receiver who can fight for balls.[/QUOTE]

    When you think of it Buzz the Giants have 4 Bowl wins.. Did Simms,Hoss or Eli really have the QB stats that wowed anyone?? And Eli didn't have 26 tds till year 6...:eek:

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    [QUOTE=Savage69;4392095]When you think of it Buzz the Giants have 4 Bowl wins.. Did Simms,Hoss or Eli really have the QB stats that wowed anyone?? And Eli didn't have 26 tds till year 6...:eek:[/QUOTE]

    I hear you and Eli wasn't thought of as elite before he was given probably the best group of WRs in the league. He won his 1st SB in a year where Giants fans wanted him out.

    Now with those WRs he's God. :yes:

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