It's as if you forgot the fact that Sanchez didn't throw for more than 200 yards in 4 of those 6 playoff games, or that he was invisible for the 2nd half in the '09 AFCCG and the 1st half of the '10 AFCCG. Did you forget the fact that when he had those supporting elements you're referring to, he was still bottom of the league in QB rating and QB percentage? Did you forget the fact that the comebacks he's known for were against bottom-feeder teams that he failed to put away in regulation?
The Montana comparison is laughable at best. When Sanchez gets his bell rung one time, he's done for the game. Done. That you could even reference Montana in the same light is insanity. But for argument's sake, let's see what Joe Montana would do if he was being pounded relentessly by DEs and LBs:
In what alternative universe is Mark Sanchez capable of this, now or 10 years from now?
Jerry Rice, John Taylor, Brent Jones, Tom Rathman, Roger Craig!
Stephen (stone hands hill), Chaz (glass)Schillens, Jeremy (2nd year) Kerley, Shonn (2 yards & a cloud of dust) Greene, Dustin (I show up every 4th game) Keller, FA last minute pickup fullback (can't even remember his name?)
Think about these rosters! I mean SERIOUSLY!
If the 2012 Jets had that 49ers Oline & the offensive players listed above, the Jets would b picked to win the AFC East this year, YES, even with Sanchez!
Last edited by jetster; 11-09-2012 at 04:24 PM.
I have seen Mark Sanchez singlehandedly win 6 games since arriving in New York. At the time, he had less than 2 years of experience.
It is easy to see when a head coach is done. The team loses in stupid fashion time and time again. The team can't beat elite competition. The players quit on him.
It is easy to see when a quarterback is done. He starts losing games he should win. He becomes the sole reason for a maddening loss. The quality players around him get frustrated and are brought down.
That's not what's going on here. Mark Sanchez is 3-1 in games he should have won this year. Mark Sanchez is 0-4 in games he should have lost this year. The only way Mark can miraculously turn some of those 'definite losses' into 'surprising wins' is if he has a strong OL, running game, receivers, a dump-back, and an OC. He has nothing. He's hung out to dry.
Go back to the last time Mark Sanchez had a lot of talent around him. Would be January '11. No one was calling for his head then, we were all buying Sanchez jersey's and thanking God for delivering a quarterback to us.
The only thing that's changed is that the talent around Mark Sanchez has collapsed. Started with the OL in early '11, then the geezers like LT and Plax got tired, then the running game fell apart. Mark Sanchez is not a great quarterback, but he has tons of potential should the Jets ever decide to get him some playmakers.
Mark Sanchez did not lose the Patriots game. The defense did.
Mark Sanchez did not lose the Dolphins game. Special teams who killed us and the defense who couldn't stop a back up QB did.
If the defense and special teams play up to the levels that their "bestest coaches in the whole NFL" say they should, we're 5-3 right now, leading the AFC East at the turn.
If Sanchez was playing in that game, he would have had 4 INTs and a couple of fumbles.
We left training camp with a very underwhelming offense who put up an oh-fer all preseason. We knew that we lost a reliable dump-back in Tomlinson, a tall redzone threat in Burress, and didn't see a rookie RB or WR emerge as a legitimate starter. We had Wayne Hunter on the roster, for christakes.
So why anyone is surprised right now that the offense is struggling and Mark Sanchez is regressed is ridiculous. Not hard to predict this was going to happen. Go read some threads from July, nothing is different.
Mark Sanchez has no targets getting open and is being slapped around like a rag doll 5x a game. Can't win that way.
It doesn't matter if Sanchez had a young Jerry Rice out there playing WR.
Go look at his stats during his "good" years of 2009 and 2010. He was still one of the lowest ranked QBs in the league.
Jesus, you all act like he was a top 10 QB when he had all this talent around him. HE WASN'T. He was marginal the and unfortunately, that's about the best that can be expected of him.
Points lost to sacks, fumbles and penalties per 100 plays in 2012:
Sam Bradford -7.47
Mark Sanchez -6.13
Michael Vick -5.96
Cam Newton -5.25
Robert Griffin III -5.24
The combined impact of sacks, fumbles and penalties -- none of which factor into passer rating -- was much greater, an average of minus-4.91 points per 100 plays. As passing yards have increased in recent years, avoiding this category of plays -- maintaining ball discipline -- has grown even more important.
Mark Sanchez led a lengthy 4th quarter drive and gave his well-rested defense a 3 point lead on the road in New England and they blew it in 90 seconds. Twice.
Mark can't hit the receivers when they are open half the time, and when he does hit them, the ball placement is so poor that there's little to no YAC. He throws a 5 yard pass that gains 5 yards. Other QBs put the ball where the receivers can catch and run, they throw a 5 yard pass and it's a 12 yard gain.
As for him getting slapped around, there are 12 other NFL QBs with a higher sack rate, and ALL of them have better passer ratings than Sanchez. ALL OF THEM.
Even in the good years, he was straddled with an inconsistent running game and a carpetbagging array of castoff and has-been receiving targets. Every year Edwards out Burress in, Cotchery out Kerley in. LT out, nobody in.
Mark has ALWAYS outplayed the talent around him, but this year it's simply too barren for him to do anything with, we lost a few of the pathetic targets we had even last year. It's criminal.
Thats becasue everyone hates Sanchez. If people were still in love with Sanchez, francessa would be saying bad things about him. you know the game. Stop acting foolish.Mike Francesa is defending Sanchez right now on WFAN.
Mark Sanchez stinks. You know it. I know it. Everyone knows it.
Actually, yes, mark does cause many of his own sacks as the QB is responsible for reading teh defense and calling out protections. Sometimes it's a breakdown in execution (bad blocking by the RB), but other times, it's because Sanchez reads the defense incorrectly and calls the wrong protections/hot routes.