He's a fragile QB who does not react well to physical adversity. He wasn't helped by a horrendous game by our [airquotes]#1 WR [/airquotes] and our pedestrian running game.
i hear what you're saying. another way to word this is that nobody picks up the slack anymore if sanchez isn't at his best. the wrs made too many mistakes, they don't have playmakers at rb and the defense lacks playmakers despite all the drafting. the good teams have guys who can keep games close even when their qb isn't playing great. with the jets, it's a bleed to death slowly, capped off by a 10+ minute drive.
And some of those were on the last drive of the game a.k.a. "garbage time".
After the first two drives the offense was bad. I thought the OL held up well. I put it on Sanchez and the WRs. Too many drops and Sanchez had some bad throws as well.
Combine that with what the defense did and you get a 27-10 beat down.
Sancehez missed Holmes for a TD. Bad throw there.
Hill didn't come up with a TD that he could have. That hurt. Cumberland didn't turn around and got hit in the butt, that would have been a first down and yardage. Santonio had multiple balls off his chest, that's no bueno.
What I noticed was in the first quarter receivers getting seperation, and in the second half I didn't see anyone to throw to. The running game didn't help much, where is this great ground and pound?
This is the issue, Sanchez can be successful as along as everything else is tickety boo. I guess we just have to accept that he will never be a franchise QB.
i think the issue is that if sanchez isn't at his absolute best, the jets have nobody else who lifts the team. nobody else can make a play. the entire blame goes on sanchez despite all the other screw ups. sometimes the opposing defense is stout. the problem is that the jets have nobody else who can spark the team. with the giants, by contrast, even when eli stinks they have enough guys who keep them in games.
True, but most of his passes were uncatchable/thrown 5 yards away from both offensive and defensive players.
The throw to Hill could have been better. He had the man beat, the throw needed to be deeper as Hill slowed up and the defender was able to get a hand up.
Also, Ben R. was pressured more than Sanchez, but was able feel the pressure and make some great throws Ė a few that stood out - that back shoulder throw to Brown, a throw to the TE that despite good coverage only he could catch, plus recognizing and getting the ball deep to WRís with only 1 defender covering them.
We donít see enough of those kinds of reads/throws from Sanchez. He basically only hits open WRís. many times if a man is covered, he lacks the necessary accuracy to allow his guy to make a play. He also still doesnít have a good feel for managing a game (his short throw accuracy is poor at best as he almost never hits RBís in full stride).
He really is his own worst enemy when it comes to his completion percentage and moving the chains. The one head scratcher for me was, itís 3rd and 5 and heís throwing a 20-30 yard pass down field??? I donít get it.
With that said, I donít think yesterday loss was Sanchezís faultÖ the defense couldnít get off the field, never made any big plays that the offense could rally off of.
The lack of team defensive speed is alarming. The jets are just getting too old at LBer with Pace, Scott, Thomas (when he plays) and the young guys arenít exactly athletic-speed freaks either.
I also didnít love the lack of 2nd half adjustments to counter what Pittsburgh was doing on either side of the ball.