The bottom line is that if Sanchez is playing, there is no reason to watch. Win or lose. Doesn't matter.
At least with McElroy, it would have been fun to see what the kid could do with gameplanning and competition in regular season games.
The fact that we are locked up with Sanchez thru next year makes me sad beyond belief. It's going to get worse before it gets better.
"We want to have an all-weather offense. What kind of offense? We're going to have an all-weather offense, and that starts with a running game, being able to run the football, because I think it's important. You've got to win when the snow falls to get where you want to go, and that's to win Super Bowls. John Harbaugh always used to say, 'we want to win multiple Super Bowls.' We'll start with the first one, but then we're going to move on from there."
(I'm sorry, SAR revisionist WHAT?)
This thread is about as long as Mark Sanchez's nose.
I still can't believe Rex is sticking with him.
My ONLY hope now is that he has an EXTREMELY short leash and *when*(not "if") Mark craps the bed, McElroy will come in and take care of things.
Shockingly I wouldn't be surprised if it came out the the locker room voted to keep Mark as the stater. This lock room has shown a strong support for Mark this year. I have no love for Mark but the team as a whole still seems to think he gives them the best chance to win. Something we all once believed to be true. They all know McElroy is a joke and Tebow just doesn't show a lot in practice. I still say this O is built more to Tebows ability and he gives us the better chance to win. I'm not real scared of loosing this game however.
"On how he will change the 'Jets' culture....
You're going to see. The exciting thing is this team won nine football games. This is a good football team. There really doesn't have to be a drastic change, but I think you're going to see a drastic change in some of the style of play, in particular on defense. We're not going to read-and-react, that's for somebody else. We're going to be attacking from the whistle. You're going to see us not (just playing) to the whistle, but through the whistle and that's how we're going to play. We're going to turn the heat up. We're going to let the fur fly and see what happens.
This is a good football team. It's built to play the kind of style that we're going to play. We've got some unique guys, some edge pass rushers. We've got the man in the middle right there (with) Kris Jenkins and we've got some linebackers. We've got a free safety (Kerry Rhodes) that's a ball hawk and to me the best corner (Darrelle Revis) in football. That's a pretty good starting point right there. You're going to see it. The first practice, first day you come out to practice, you will see the intensity in the style of play that we'll have. We know how to play defense and we know the style that we want. We know what it looks like."
Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin joined TB this year. As did their head coach. One of Sanchez's excuses for his bad individual performances was that he needed more time to build chemistry. So advantage Freeman. And it's Freeman's second 90+ season. Sanchez hasn't touched 80 in a season for QB rating yet.
Your own argument here is an argument against Sanchez, same as it was (in the past) an argument against Pennington.
Stack the box against either, and you shut down their running game, and they (Sanchez and Pennington) cannot beat you with their arm.
The effect on the D of the loss of Revis, and horrific turnover-prone play of Sanchez, cannot be minimized by ignoring it.In the seven games that we have lost, the defense is allowing 31 points per game and our best rusher is averaging less than 50 yards per game. For a team that is built to win on a stifling defense and a powerful rushing attack that's a suicide mission.
Is the D great? No. They're middle-of-the-road.
But the failure of Sanchez to to be productive, score points, or limit turnovers is as much a cause of that 31 (I'll take your word on the vaidity of that number) as is their lesser play in 2012.
Or if Sanchez was even playing at a pure average level, we'd also have a playoff team today.And had the defense and special teams played at their lofty abilities, with all those high draft picks, with the best defensive Cordinator in the league, with one of the best special teams coaches in NFL history, we are a playoff team this very day.
Again, we have two scenarios.
One, yours, we must cut every player on D, the O-line, WR and Running back....and replace every one with a top-10 quality All-Pro.
The other, mine, we can replace Sanchez with a moderate QB who can limit turnovers.
I know which one is more realistic. But if you disagree, thats fine. As I've said, regardless of what you and I think, we're likely stuck with Sanchez for one more full season after this.
I can not wait until Rex Ryan and subsequently mark Sanchez are off this team.
We have become the laughing stock of the NFL. Thank god for NFL red zone and the ability to watch other teams play football. This is madness.