Results 1 to 12 of 12

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

  1. #1
    Hall of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Posts
    16,332
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

  2. #2
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    6,374
    Post Thanks / Like
    Anyone have the rest of the article?

  3. #3
    Hall of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Atlanta via NJ
    Posts
    7,958
    Post Thanks / Like
    ... 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 ...










    l_j_r
    Last edited by lamont_jordan_rules; 03-10-2012 at 06:58 PM.

  4. #4
    All League
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,042
    Post Thanks / Like
    Word

  5. #5
    JetsInsider.com Legend
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    26,456
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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?

  6. #6
    Hall of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Posts
    16,332
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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

  7. #7
    JetsInsider.com Legend
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    26,456
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=LockeJET;4392026]Hey, it got him an extenstion!:D[/QUOTE]

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

  8. #8
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    21,152
    Post Thanks / Like
    Excellent! It will work as well as it did for "Tone"!

  9. #9
    Jets Insider VIP
    Board Moderator

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    27,210
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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.

  10. #10
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    JetsInsider.com Legend

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    The depths of Despair.
    Posts
    39,867
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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 ...










    l_j_r[/QUOTE]

    +1

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

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


    -

  11. #11
    Jets Insider VIP
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Naples FL
    Posts
    42,980
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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:

  12. #12
    Hall Of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Manalapan, NJ/Boca Raton, Fl
    Posts
    14,688
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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:

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Us