"We thought we had a young player who loved football, who had won four road playoff games, and although he didn't have a perfect year in 2011 we thought he was doing this," Tannenbaum said, angling his arm to suggest an upward plane. "Based on how he played in 2012, that contract doesn't look very good. "The interesting thing about Mark is, he comes in and is one of only five quarterbacks to win 30 or more games in his first three years. And then he plays worse. It really doesn't make sense."
From todays WSJ
That's what happens when you hire a defensive coordinator run-amok and dump every offensive playmaker you ever had and replace them with cheap imitations so you can take your money and throw it on the other side of the gridiron. Your two safeties can ball, but they're one-season-carpetbaggers and didn't score 14 points per game.
And the bottom line was: It didn't NEED to be done. He still had 2 years remaining on his deal. After missing out on Peyton, you got the feeling that Tanny wanted to do SOMETHING, which ended up being a disaster.
This tells me that Tanny and the Jets organization believes that Mark Sanchez does not love and is not putting his best foot forward. No?We thought we had a young player who loved football
What it tells me is that the Jets were, to some extent, taken in by his supposed "love of football". Him being a gym rat, "loving" football, and generally being a nice kid blinded them, to some extent.we thought he was doing this," Tannenbaum said, angling his arm to suggest an upward plane
While its important to have a guy "eat, breathe, love" football, that's just step one in evaluating the guy. He could love football and have a chronic inability to decipher the defense. The love of football doesn't automatically mean that the game slows down for him, unfortunately.
I'd rather have an ahole who can find a receiver whilst being blitzed, then a nice kid who panics.
What Tanny doesn't realize and what makes him a massive fool is that the QB does not singlehandedly win a football game. His only defense of Sanchez is to cite team statistics: wins. Pathetic. Thank god this loser was canned.
God forbid we had a GM who thought "outside the box" and evaluated the QB's individual performance rather than the team result. I mean, talk about revolutionary, to analyze the QB by actually looking only at the way the QB played. I guess Tanny's analysis of Sanchez went something like this: SCOREBOARD
Last edited by SlickBri481; 02-01-2013 at 10:59 AM.
Dan Fouts did it the best. He wore a hat in practice that said MFIC.
Mother F***** In Charge No one doubted who ran that offense, and in the huddle, no one doubted who was in charge. You shouldn't need a guard to tell a WR to shut up. The great QB's would have done that 6 weeks earlier.
You could be a nice guy if you're the QB.....I guess. But first and foremost, you need to be in charge, no questions asked. If you don't think you're in charge, sure as **** no one else will.
The moral of the story: Hope is not a strategy.
Also, every Qb gets beat downs at one time or other, the good ones rise above it, the bad ones are wrecked (Carr, Harrington etc)
Now I'm not sure if Sanchez can be salvaged as many players and coaches think. But if he can be I don't think he can Do it here in the NY Market.
Last edited by Scoop24; 02-01-2013 at 11:36 AM.