Start Him for the Rest of the Season, Period.
Start Him for another few games (2+ at least) see how he does. Replace only if horrible.
Start him ONE more game, sink or swim. Replace if we lose or he plays badly.
Bench Him, Start Tebow Going Forward (McElroy if Tebow Fails)
Bench Him, Start McElroy Goign Forward (Tebow if McElroy Fails)
Is Sanchez now supposed to run out of the pocket and hand the GD ball to Cumberland to make sure he doesn't drop it?
There's a number of reasons why Gonzalez and Rice are the very best at their positions, and that they could catch damned near anything in a 10 yard radius of them is part of it.
I also believe that Mark Sanchez is as culpable, if not more so because it was a bad pass. Not a terrible, completely uncatchable pass, as some of his have been this year, but still, a bad pass.
If the pass had been 4-6 inches lower, or better yet, a lower and in front of Cumberland, then I'd have no problem with saying how terrible a miss it was by Cumberland and that he definitely should have caught the ball.
BTW, as I said, it's absolutely wrong to believe that just because a receiver gets his hands on the ball, that it means he should make that catch 100% of the time. It's a fallacy. A wive's tale. A general statement that actually isn't true.
The Cumberland play is way over-analyzed. Even if he caught it, Sanchez still had to convert the 4th down plus go another what....40+ yards to get a TD. There were no signs he was going to do that. The game was lost way before then. If it was 14-10 or 14-14 at half (like it should have been), I think we wouldn't have been in that situation to begin with.
Secondly, again, it's a misnomer that NFL WRs are supposed to catch any ball that they get two hands on. It's just quite simply untrue. You'd LIKE for them to. You HOPE that they would, but it's just not going to happen.
Now, if someone wants to make the argument that Sanchez was throwing to a spot, and that Cumberland was out of place, i.e. should have been another step down the field, or should have broke towards the sideline instead of coming back to the ball, that's a different argument.
But, with where Cumberland was and the direction he was going, the ball was high and off his fingers.
Despite the lack of playmakers on offense Sanchez had opportunities to make a play last night and dropped the ball both figuratively and literally. The worst pass of the night IMO was the sideline longball to Cro. Cro had his man beat by a good 4 yards and Sanchez throws it out of bounds. Ridiculous.
The kid is no good but I don't blame him, I blame the Jets. This organization destroyed any promise Sanchez once had.
Last edited by nyctomjetsfan; 10-10-2012 at 01:21 AM.