This idea that Sanchez was a bust for the Jets is lame. Did Ryan Leaf or Tim Couch lead their teams to 4 playoff wins and deep playoff runs their first 2 seasons in the league? Don't give me the "Mark had the greatest ever team surrounding him" argument that is nonsense. Sanchez had good teams surrounding him in '09 and '10 not great in any way.
Hmmm, the Broncos were 1-4 before Tebow took over, they ended the season at 8-8. That puts Tebow's record with them at 7-4.
Manning's winning % ? 81.25
Tebow's winning % 63.6%
It's a 2 game difference. If you want, I'll break the math down for you.
So, a first ballot Hall of Famer takes over a team, has some key new personnel added to the team, and they improve 2 games over what Tebow came off the bench and did the year before? IS that supposed to reflect negatively on Tebow or something ?
We always turn back to our AFC Championship games.
They were a good accomplishment and they will for sure be a highlight of Mark Sanchez's life, but that doesn't mean he is a great quarterback, or that he'll become a great quarterback.
He's regressed, continually and now dramatically.
He played well those first years coming out of college. In fact, he didn't even play great. He played average with a few great moments.
But it's over. He's taken ten steps backwards since then, It is what it is. The guy was in two AFC Championship games. He can tell his grandchildren about it. It's a great story and achievement for him.
But it's never going to happen again.
He's not a future Tom Brady. He's the buttfumble guy. You know, the buttfumble guy, played in two AFC Championship games way back when.
Did he lose as many games for us back then ?... No ... But he in NO WAY lead this team either year it made the playoffs.
He also was not allowed to operate as a normal QB ... The coaching staff rarely took the training wheels off ... And his stats still blew chunks.
Last edited by Dunnie; 01-04-2013 at 05:01 AM.
Sanchez has 52 turnovers, including 26 this year (18 interceptions and eight fumbles). His tendency to turn the ball over, such as in the loss to the Titans that eliminated the Jets from postseason contention, has burned his team.I think he got quoted by Manish. Can't trust that source."In my opinion, I underachieved and didn't play the way I'm capable of playing," Sanchez said Monday. "Unfortunately, that led to some losses and things like that
Andrew Luck isn't surrounded by "quality weapons". He's turned his guys into weapons. His line sucks. They have a mediocre running game. They have few, if any, quality veterans, yet Luck put up numbers this year.
We can go down the list of other QBs who also manage to put up numbers when not surrounded by weapons.
Get it through your head. Mark is a mediocre QB at most. That's all he's ever been. He's never broken through and made the jump to being a good QB. His entire career has been spent in the bottom 10 or so of all QBs in the league in almost every relevant statistical category.
Joe always was on a super team and had Jerry Rice. John Elway had an arm similar to Jay Cutler but would throw a ton of interceptions and never had a touch pass. He would go through the first progression and then run like RGIII.
Here is where it all went wrong:
"With the 5th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Mark Sanchez, QB from USC"
Sanchez participated in football for 4 years at USC. His freshman year he redshirted BUT participated fully with the team and practiced on the scout team. This is no different than many college players.
He had a year of eligibilty left.
He could not win the starting job at USC for the two years he tried because he was not good enough. Obviously he red shirted as a freshman becasue he was not good enough.
NOT GOOD ENOUGH. That's the line on Sanchez.