Sanchez of 2009: 196/364, 2,444 yards, 53.8%, 15 TD's/20 INT's (10 fumbles) an INT ratio of 1 INT thrown per every 18.2 pass attempts, a fumble ratio of 1 fumble per every 36.4 drops backs; QB Rating of 63.0.
Sanchez of 2011: 308/543, 3,474 yards, 56.7%, 32 TD's/18 INT's (10 fumbles), an INT ratio of 1 INT thrown per every 30.1 pass attempts, a fumble ratio of 1 fumble per every 54.3 drop backs; QB Rating of 78.2.
Anyone who hasn't seen overall improvements out of Mark Sanchez during each of the past 3 seasons is either completely clueless or completely blind in regards to overall Quarterback Development. Thankfully I'm not, and as a fan of the game, understand that growing pains and NFL learning curves are bound to happen in regards to developing franchise quarterbacks. Thankfully I took the time to understand that Sanchez was as raw as they come heading into the NFL back in only 2009 ala only one season of college starting experience with USC. Thankfully, as a fan of the game, I understand that Sanchez has only played 3 seasons and most NFL quarterbacks don't breakout until their 4th and 5th seasons as being truly elite. Sanchez has improved each of his first 3 years of play since being drafted, but then again, you'd only have to watch (and analyze) the games in order to see the the overall difference/development/progression that Sanchez has made over the past 3 seasons. The providing of NFL statistics are aimed directly at these types of fans who've acted as if Sanchez has continued to take "steps back", when in actual reality, has improved each of his first 3 seasons since being drafted by the Jets. Anyone who not only fails to see this, but also refuses to acknowledge his overall improvements (each of the past 3 years) are nothing more than clueless, nay-saying, negative Sanchez critics; who must be completely clueless or completely blind in regards to overall quarterback development.
You oh so conveniently, more like pathetically, (purposely) left out these quotes of Tanny (in regards to Mark Sanchez)....
However, Tannenbaum defended Sanchez as the right choice to lead the team going forward, noting that Sanchez has the right mentality. "The thing that I am thrilled about Mark is his intangibles, and his work ethic, and his character,” Tannenbaum said, via Jenny Vrentas of the Star-Ledger. I know we have the right person, I know he has the right traits and attributes, I know he is made for this market. He plays better in big games, and we have to cut down on his turnovers, and improve his footwork and decision-making and all the other fundamentals. But he’s the right guy, and I know we’ll see a better Mark out there next year.”
You forgot to include the parts where Tanny defended our Franchise Quarterback while considering him the right choice at Quarterback moving forward. You failed to mention the parts where our GM made it clear that he believes that Sanchez has the right mentality in regards to leading the Jets moving forward. You've completely refused to include the part where our GM makes it known that he's thrilled with our quarterbacks intangibles, character and work ethic. You failed to mention the parts where Tanny stated that Sanchez has all the right traits and attributes in regards to being make for this New York market. He also stated that Sanchez plays his best football during big games, and needs to cut down on his turnovers, improve his footwork, decision-making (fundamentals) while making it known that Sanchez is the right guy, and believes (knows) we’ll see a better Mark out there next year.
So instead, what does a nay-saying negative Sanchez critic such as yourself decide to do? Attach yourself to one comment and harp all over the fact that Tanny stated Sanchez’s growth as a quarterback “isn’t where it needs to be”. You also failed to mention, that even after this interview, months later; that our GM in Mike Tannenbaum gave Mark Sanchez a 3 year contract extension as his Quarterback moving forward.
The reason why our GM has given Sanchez a 3 year contract extension? It's simple. He's been to two AFC Championship Game appearances during his first 3 years in the league, has one of the highest postseason QB Ratings of all-time, one of the youngest QB's to ever win 30 games during his first 3 seasons and last but not least? Tanny has stated this himself (with his own words), that he believes Sanchez is the right choice, feels that Sanchez has the right mentality, thrilled with Sanchez's intangibles, character and work ethic, believes that Sanchez not only has all the right traits and attributes, but also feels that Sanchez is made for the New York Market, understands that Sanchez plays his best during big games (the postseason) and in closing; knows (key word being 'knows') that Sanchez will improve as a 4th year quarter during the 2012 NFL season. 3 year contract extension.