As Slick said, the decision hasn't even been made yet. Might be worth checking some facts (any facts) before throwing out the "genius" knock.
I realize Sanchez is probably the best QB on the Jets roster (certainly better than Tebow), but I won't automatically concede that he's a better gameday performer than McElroy because of what we saw from him on a few downs with the #3s in preseason.
Harbaugh is a smart coach and a good evaluator. He knows that Smith is a better version of sanchez. Looks not bad on a stacked team but in reality is average at best and probably crappy on a bad team. A much better football environment when everyone knows that if you p[lay well and are the best option you will play regardless and that positional competition is a good thing.
So in other words everything counter to how the Jets handle things.
But i am sure you are right and Mcelroy is going to be a stud.
Wrong.SAnchez is far and away the best QB on the roster.
If we started tebow from Day 1 and ran the option offense denver ran last year, we would probably be 6-5 and right in the thick of things for the playoffs.
So tebow running his offense is better then sanchez running this offense.
FWIW, as much as i bash Sanchez, i think you are right on with the "respected OC coach". Personally i dont think Mark would succeed regardless, but a guy coming out of college THAT early, just to be thrown at the mercy of Brian Schottenheimers, and Tony Sparano's of the NFL wasnt exactly doing him a favor.
The FACT is that even in practice, Alex Smith was judged to be their "best option" at QB as he wasn't replaced due to performance. Rather, he was injured, Kap came in as the #2 just like Byron Leftwhich came in and replaced Big Ben. Kap had a good game and Harbaugh decided to go with "the hot hand" as is often the case.
The simple fact of the matter is that we have no idea what we would see from either Tebow or McElroy running the 1st team offense. Who knows, either one or both of them might just surprise us.
I would like a team where every player is held to that accountability level. IN the long run that philosophy will win far more football games than Mark Sanchez, or any other player, ever will.
Last edited by ASG0531; 11-27-2012 at 05:15 PM.