Mark Sanchez is the worst starting QB in the NFL over the past four years combined.
He is proven inaccurate, immoble with poor awareness, and is a veritable turnover machine. None of these failings involve his teammates, they are purely his own talent and skills or lack thereof.
In the quoted and repeatedly uttered words of his most strident defender here at J.I. "Mark Sanchez Sucks".
With that said, in year #5 of his career, he has an absolute fair chance to win the #1 QB job, despite his doubters amongst the fans and almost the entire professional sports media, and can keep it via his own play if he's good enough.
I say good, competition is a good thing and every player should face it, especially the worst QB in the NFL for the last 4 years. If Sanchez wins the job on the field legitimately, fine, best of luck to him. Thats as it should be.
The best player playing the best should play, period. At least now the competition isn't a 95 year old guy (Gerrard) or a no-chance longshot (McEljoke) or a gimmick RB (Tebow). Smith, if nothing else, should be a legitimate competitor to Sanchez.
With that said, anyone (including Joe) questioning why the Jets would select the highest rated QB in the draft when he fell to them in round #2 and they currently have no starting quality QB under contract for 2014 is, IMO, being consciously ignorant of how NFL teams plan for their future.
Last edited by Churchill; 05-22-2013 at 10:58 AM.
Aside from the first game against Buffalo last season, Mark Sanchez has been a complete and utter disaster since Week 14 of the 2011 season. He's a mentally broken, inaccurate, and unaware turnover machine.
Quarterback was by far the biggest need on this team going into the draft. It is completely asinine to argue that drafting the consensus top rated quarterback in this year's draft was a mistake. This is an extremely poor football analysis by Joe Namath.
Namath nailed it
Good job Joe!
Everything he said was true, especially about Sanchez, it's too bad many fans don't realize this.
I do disagree with his opinion that we shouldn't have drafted Smith, it was a pick that fell in their laps, it was the right pick, and the team should protect itself if Sanchez can't bounce back.
Last edited by Ray Ray19; 05-22-2013 at 11:16 AM.
IMO Namath's position is the correct one. However it doesnt mean that Sanchez will perform as he is capable of.
Folks may lambast Namath but he knows the QB position that is for sure.
These kind of situations are why losing David Gerrard was such a deep blow to this team. These controversies will continue as long as Mark remains a NYJet , which is why we might have eaten the last year of his contract and cut him June 1. That was providing we had David, GMac and Geno lined up and ready to roll
Honestly I don't know what they will do now.Mark seems to have the luck of the Irish, avoiding the Manning trade last year and now David leaving the team this year. Seems anytime the Jets get someone who can actually push him to the bench, it does not work out.
I will be interested to see if the Jets try and use a draft pick to pick up a QB versed in Marty's system an with starters experience to continue what they wanted to do with David.
The only saving grace in all of the is, if they are forced to start Mark and the season goes as expected, there will be no more questions, he will be released outright and the nightmare will finally be over.
Geno will be allowed to come in at some point when it is clear that Mark will always be Mark and no amount of wishing and hoping is going to make him the QB we all wanted him to be
Last edited by Charlie Brown; 05-22-2013 at 11:34 AM.
(UPDATED: A quote bonanza, seven more, December 4)
Before we lose track due to the sheer amount of them, let's maintain a list of the words and actions that the team has taken against itself:
Namath signals the alarm after Oakland "You keep telling a player how good he is, he’s going to start believing it to the point that he may not be preparing quite the way he should."
Moore made captain halfway through season.
Ryan says "the stupidest play in NFL history.”
Schottenheimer says "In reality, Mark kind of got fooled."
Jacobs "Shut up fat boy."
Jenkins "When toughest player on team is the coach, you've got problems."
Santonio implosion in Miami.
Holmes "I was tapped on the shoulder so I came out."
Rex "I wasn't aware of the offense, I was focused on the defense."
Cromartie points finger "talk to the offense".
Scott flips bird, wants out.
Sanchez speaks company line.
Revis "leave me alone, won't talk".
Rex cries in front of team.
Cotchery on Santonio "I don't know that guy."
Rex says "too many captains, that was my big mistake".
Jenkins "no toughness on this team".
McElroy "selfish, corrupt, disconnected locker room."
Tomlinson intimates he's not coming back, needs a win-now team.
Manish article 'unnamed sources' Sanchez lazy.
Rex says "out of touch with team".
Rex says "not going to change, gotta be me."
Woody "they should be (in turmoil)".
Mason questions Sanchez.
Smith "The Maybeast" Intern resigns.
Tomlinson "They created this. This is the type of football team that they wanted."
Tomlinson "Something that happened 3rd or 4th week of season and nobody knew because the players kept it under wraps."
Tomlinson on Rex: "I would prefer him not to say it (calling out other teams) as much as he did."
Woody “I don’t think the whole locker room was toxic,”
Revis “Basically, he didn’t know a lot of things that were going on behind the scenes. It was just so much stuff. I’m really not going to get into it because some of the stuff is real deep. But he didn’t know a lot of the things. He wanted people to say things to him. But obviously it didn’t come out. It came out on the field.”
Revis “My first thought was, ‘What is going on?"
Revis "Locker room in disarray right now, it's a circus before, will be more of a circus with Tebow now."
Unnamed Player “If Sanchez trips (up), then he’ll (Holmes) be on the bench going, ‘Tebow! Tebow!’ like everyone else."
Holmes (On whether he's the poster boy for Jets dysfunction) "I don't care."
Weatherford "(Mark Sanchez) isn't maturing as a leader or a player skill-wise, I haven't seen that."
Revis “It came up in the offseason really, right after the season was over. It was basically what, as a team, could we do better. One of them was conditioning, one of them was focus, and the other one was discipline. And you know, this was a conversation that I think Rex wanted to evaluate himself and see what we could do better as a team.”
Ryan "I'm getting our top players into a Leadership Camp."
Ryan "I'm taking our team to a Sleep Specialist."
Tannenbaum Maybin released.
Slauson (On Tim Tebow) “It’s not even close,”
Anonymous (On Tim Tebow) “He’s terrible,”
Anonymous (On Tim Tebow) “Do I have to answer that question?”
Anonymous (On Tim Tebow) “We don’t look at him as a quarterback,”
Anonymous (On Tim Tebow) “We can’t win running that sh--,”
Anonymous (On Tim Tebow) “Now we’re depending on miracles?”
Anonymous (On Tim Tebow) “Something where it was just ridiculous. It would take Mark to totally just sh-- the bed and become unglued."
Anonymous (On Mark Sanchez) “Look at some of the players he’s throwing to, it’s garbage.”
Anonymous (On Mark Sanchez) “I’ve seen better receiving corps in college than we have on our team.”
Ryan (On Tim Tebow) "I made it clear he wasn't going to be our starter. He's our punt protector."
Tannenbaum "We're 3-6. I'm with the team in this building every day."
Revis "This week has been a tough week for the team. A team like this, with what's been going on this week, a team will fold."
DeGuglielmo (On Vlad Ducasse) "Platoon at left guard came from high above me."
Pace "They just don’t understand this organization does everything they can to win games. They bring in great talent, and even better people"
Revis "Quit talking crazy to the media, especially involving your teammates, I think that's the worst, because when you do that, that's when it really gets divided. Because you don't know if you can trust your other teammate."
Ed "Society has lost respect for one another."
Scott "They don't care. They just call us bums. Like they could ever play or can understand the pressure. They are the ones picked last for high school dodge ball, so why explain it?"
Namath "I believe Mark Sanchez can be a championship quarterback as long as he has the right supporting cast, yes I do."
Edwards "Don't blame Sanchez. I played there. Blame the idiots calling shots. Mark is a beast and will prove it when given a proper chance."
No of course you wouldn't because he is agreeing with the Majority.....
The thing is, though, that he is not agreeing and that annoys the Majority. How dare he have his own opinion that doesn't jive with the Majority's. The Outrage!
Anyone who was around when Namath played absolutely loved him. We also no that Joe never let a turnover bother him.
I really hope he can raise his game and snap into things like Brees did after two seasons of abysmal play. I just doubt it.
His accuracy issues are really what is killing him the most IMO. If he could just learn how to be more accurate all of his numbers would go up as well his turnovers would go down.
That is true.Originally Posted by McGinley
SAR fully recognizes that Mark sucks. He's not a Sanchez apologist. SAR's point, if I'm correct, was best said by Aaron Eckhart's character in The Dark Knight: "The Joker's just a mad dog. I want whoever let him off the leash."
We already know that Mark sucks. The point is that we should focus more on the one who LET him suck.
So much sturm und drang for a guy whom even his most strident, loyal and perenial defender says, regularly and often as it turns out, "sucks" and has only a "30% chance" of ever NOT sucking.
If even his most dedicated fanboi says this, how exactly can you question drafting the highest rated QB in the draft, in round 2 at that, when the guy who "sucks" isn't even signed for 2014 or beyond anyway?
The only ones I have true sympathy for are the management of whatever besotted company it is that are payimg a salary to the one man Buttfumble6 fan club to post his love, adoration and excuses on a football message board non stop.40 hours every work.week
Joe Namath is God.