As Jets fans we should root for Sanchez having a good season while Geno makes good progress as a rookie. At which point Sanchez has market value that will net us a nice draft pick while Geno takes over the team. Remember SF circa 2012? Smith nets a second round pick? Who would have thought that a few years ago? It's not that complicated.
Jets offensive weapons in the last 2 years who will not play in a starting role on any NFL team this year. Burress, Mason, Schillens, J Hill, Gates, Gilyard, S Hill (if Edwards stays a Jet), Greene, Reuland, Powell, Mcknight
They will not start because they are JAG's but we fielded these guys and told the offense to score more than 10 points.
What "nice pick" do you think Mark will generate after say, 7 weeks of "having a good season" less the fact he was the worst QB in the NFL his first full four seasons combined?
What makes you think Rex Ryan will want/allow Sanchez to be traded away if he's "having a good season" thru Week 7? His job is also on the line.
Perhaps it's more reasonable and likely to root for the best player to play, period, hopefulyl Geno Smith, who might have a future here. Perhaps some believe that Sanchez should simply be allowed to leave at seasons end in free agency once his contrct expires, and that, more than Sanchezplaying well in a rebuilding season, is whats best for the championship future of the Jets?
The 2-QB system NEVER WORKED.
I give Sanchez a mulligan for 2012. I lean towards Joe's POV. That said, the J E T S jetsjetsjets are heading for a HUGE QB controversy and better be getting ready to handle it with the same skill they displayed during the draft.
It sounds like Smith isn't seasoned yet; I like Sanchez to start.
Best point he made is that we're not a QB away from anything. The entire team played like ****, virtually every single player on the 53 man roster underachieved and played well below their talent level, with the exception of 4-5 players. Tannenbaum let the talent level slip but Rex has done a horrible job the past two years.
For a team built on defense and ground game under a one-dimensional head coach who chooses bad coordinators and prospects, Mark Sanchez is problem #5 on the list. We focus way too much on the wrong bad guy here.
Our O, unbelievably, is worse than last year. All we're going to learn is if a Bottom 5 offense run by a Top 16 offensive coordinator can produce a .500 record, hardly the litmus needed to validate if Mark's problem is ability or lack of support.
Just like the HC, the QB is set up to fail, we'll learn nothing and progress nowhere in this miserable season. I don't mind a rebuild; I mind treading water.
when did Joe start drinking again?
When Sanchez wildly over or under throws an open man, thats not on the open man.
When Sanchez sits in the pocket oblivious to pressure, thats not on the O-line.
When Sanchez constantly throws into the chestof the defender, or puts the ball on the ground eveyr time he's looked at, thats not on the Coaching Staff.
Hence my problem with the Sanchezitoes. Like Penningtologists before them, they seem to either not see, or to ignore, the personal failures of their favorite QB, and instead try to blame everyone else for why a QB can't hit a WR in stride whe he's open.
We don't have an O-lie problem and we don't even have an open WR problem. We have a QB who can't run, can't feel pressure, can't avoid pressure, can't hit open guys, and can't hold on to the ball NO MATTER WHO he is paired with on the field.
We can't yet know what Smith is (and I have my doubts about him tbqh), but I cannot reconcile with people who cann't see Sanchez for what he is after watching all those plays the last 4 years. You have to willfully not see what happened to be able to defend Sanchez in an ongoing manner.
A viewpoint that you and you alone express.Our O, unbelievably, is worse than last year.
The majority of fans believe we are better at O-line and RB and equal at WR, while worsening at TE.
Too bad. Because this is his opportunity. He can take it or he can leave.All we're going to learn is if a Bottom 5 offense run by a Top 16 offensive coordinator can produce a .500 record, hardly the litmus needed to validate if Mark's problem is ability or lack of support.
A rebuild IS treading water, at least at the start.I don't mind a rebuild; I mind treading water.
And it's not a rebuild when you don't replace the worst player on the team.
That's Mark Sanchez.
2) See number 1 - plus Rex is not in charge, Idzik is.
Do I think Sanchez is a good QB? No, but that's not important. I simply hope he has a good season and becomes a valuable asset worth something to other teams. I would have never thought Alex Smith would become a decent QB and net a # 2 pick a few years ago.
If you're postulating the scaranio you did, yeah, it kinda does matter.Do I think Sanchez is a good QB? No, but that's not important.
I don't disagree.I simply hope he has a good season and becomes a valuable asset worth something to other teams.
I just don't see a situation where Sanchez plays well enough to prove all his doubters wrong, plays well all season long, is under contract, and the Jets then immediately trade him away.
Seems a little counter-intuitive to me.