I'll believe it when I see it throughout the actual season.
Tony Sparano is here to bring back the "ground-and-pound" offense, aka, to baby Mark Sanchez. He succeeded with top tier defenses and ground games, only asking him to throw the ball 15-22x a game, allowing him to do the only thing he does well, play-action and one-read throws. When he was asked to carry the team, he faltered.
He isn't a QB, he's a game manager. So is Tim Tebow, too, before I hear the crap from the Sanchez apologists, but Tebow makes plays with his feet and is more difficult to defend.
That being said, when the ground game is top five and the defense is top three, Sanchez can succeed, as can Joe Flacco, Alex Smith and probably Tim Couch and Cade McCown if they had those opportunities. He's a below average QB, but as a manager he's serviceable. He could be our Trent Dilfer.
Cue the dumb comparisons to Eli Manning.... But for those who watch more than just the Jets, they won't bother.
Manning in his third season was just like Tebow, except Manning can throw a football. how's that?
so 124, other than hating the Jets but loving Tebow, what else to you offer
I like the new confident Mark. Everything begins with confidence.
Your version of his being asked to carry the team sounds like the same old tired quatrains put forth by the clueless media about "increased throws" and whatnot. Asking someone to do something that they don't necessarily excel at repeatedly (like throw quick 8 yard slants to short receivers over a collapsing pocket) usually results in a low success rate. If you watched the games like you profess, than you would see (and possibly even admit) that. Instead, you sound like the boar-hunter of the great NE state of Maine.
If Sanchez only throws the ball 15-22 times a game, this team will not finish over .500. It's a passing league. The lowest he's ever thrown was 24/game, his rookie year, with the other 2 years +30 attempts, with a higher (albeit still unsatisfactory) completion percentage to boot. Stubborn little things, facts are.
Cue the accusations of my being a Sanchez apologist....
Originally Posted by PatsFanTxOriginally Posted by PatsFanTxAll from only one thread prior to Sanchez being drafted by the Jets, mind you... That Sanchez wasn't a Jet yet, which is the only reason why he talked Sanchez up. Just so he could later say "ahahahahahah the Jets missed out on a potential franchise QB in Sanchez" but when the Jets traded up for Sanchez? His whole outlook changed.Originally Posted by PatsFanTx
TX knows exactly what he is doing, whipping some of us up to eat our own and unfortunately some of us are to foolish to recognize it.....
Last edited by Charlie Brown; 06-24-2012 at 11:57 PM.