I wanted to give Mark the benefit of the doubt and hope he would turn things around a bit, but he hasn't.
I don't have to have an elite QB, or even a great QB. I just want a QB who, when he drops back, doesn't give me that sinking feeling in my gut.
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA. End thread.At this point, Sanchez defenders are essentially the Jets version of the Flat Earth Society.
This is it exactly. There may haven been a time where if the Jets were down by 2, with 5 mins left, and the ball on our own 20, people might have had faith that there was a good chance Sanchez could lead the team down for the game winning score.
Now ? That cringe in the gut feeling that you KNOW Mark is going to find some way to screw this up, either with an interception because of a poorly thrown pass (Texans), or an ill timed fumble (Pats), etc.
When santonio was running wide open through the end zone in pitts was he suppsoed to slam on the brakes instead?
Look around the league....every game comes down to 3-4 plays a game that make the difference. Winning teams have QBs that MAKE those plays to help their teams win. Every game, our QB makes 3-4 plays that absolutely CRUSH the team. Strip sacks, fumbles, missing guys in the endzone....those plays LOSE games for a team and that is what is happening week in and week out.
I am a Sanchez supporter, but will I be heartbroken if they go in another direction next year or 2, no.(a little maybe). i'm not totally blind. When I look at free agents next year, and the draft for that matter, he is our best option next year.
There's nobody I would take over Sanchez. Not because he's the best right now, or because he'll ever be the greatest of all time. But he's young and on his way up. The Mannings, Brady, Rodgers, Brees, etc. are all old men. They have more playing time behind them than ahead of them. This team needs a long-term base, built around Mark Sanchez. Not a flash-in-the-pan quarterback that could win us a few more games this year and then ride off into retirement.
These are the future of the New York Jets. GET USED TO IT.
There is no GM in the league, that wouldnt die laughing if we called offering sanchez in a trade, and to cut him with $17 in guaranteed is not going to happen either.
Look, I was a BIG sanchez supporter coming into the year, i really thought he was gonna make "the leap". But what I cannot get over is his atrocious on-field demeanor. The sulking is beyond acceptable.
One idiotic post here compared sanchez and matt ryan....well ryan leads that team like a QB is supposed to and he has enough confidence in himself and his abilities to hold others accountable. Sanchez shows ZERO confidence in himself on the field....and the players see it.
He didnt learn from last year when players quit on him and there is very little reason to think the leadership light will ever go on for him.
Mark Sanchez played very well in 6 playoff games when complimented by a quality set of WR's, a true running game, a swing-back for dump-offs, and an effective OL. We've seen this. Wasn't a mirage, wasn't some made-for-TV movie.
Take away the WR's, the running game, the dump-back, and the OL, and Joe Montana would be reduced to a similar pile of rubble after two years of being pounded by DE's and LB's who come through the line unobstructed game after game after game.