I'm really anxious to see how he fairs in preseason. Don't care too much about preseason points, but I wanna see the footwork, pocket presence, accuracy, and arm strength against NFL Ds. If he shows up, put him in.
I think at this stage, and with this team, I'd rather have Penny than Sanchez, but i still wouldn't be thinking SuperBowl. Playoffs maybe. As long as Penny didn't get hurt again.
To me, the clutch argument can no longer be made with,Sanchez. We needed him to be clutch in Tennessee to keep us in the playoff hunt. What happened? 5 turnovers, one of which when we had the Tits on the ropes, another after an absolutely gloriously bad punt that put us in their territory. Whatever clutch ability he had back then, it set sail like a Nacho pass over a receiver's head.
But if Geno is one of those quick studies who is going to come back in July with the playbook digested and mechanics improved since mini-camp, then no question I'll be pulling for him to come out as the starter.
Pete Carroll said Sanchez was not NFL ready when he declared for the draft, Geno has a ton of college experience compared with Sanchez.
Is it just me? I would say Geno is far more ready to be successful coming out then Sanchez was.
True. I suppose it depends on whether we're asking him to be the guy and step up NOW or if we're just asking him to hand it off to Ivory/Goodson and let the line work. Hell, that very thing made Sanchez a playoff QB.
All of the above would suggest they want Geno to go in and game manage like Sanchez did in 09, then in year two surround him with talent and let him be "the guy"
If the defence steps up and Geno manages the game, no reason we can't be a decent team this year.
Sanchez will start the season, when he implodes because he sucks and has no weapons. Smith will come in to save the day, but he will still have the same problem that Sanchez had--no weapons. Next year, Idzak will find skilled receivers and the Geno Smith era will really begin.
I found that pretty interesting. Is he suggesting that the cards might be stacked against him?"When it's a straight-up competition for the job, let's roll," the embattled Sanchez said in a recent sitdown with ESPNNewYork.com. "It really doesn't bother me at all. It really doesn't affect my confidence or anything like that. We're competing for something. All right, I'm going to win. That's just how I am."
Sanchez has already made it clear that he won't be aiding Geno at all (which IMO is fine). But it won't be long before we start getting reports of the tension in the QB room. Media will be looking for the first little thing to report.
That said, the line was so good in '09 that you have to treat that as a skill position. If the Jets were to get similar play out of the front five this year, this team could be equally successful.
By equally successful I mean a 9-7ish record, not necessarily an AFCCG participant.
While its true that Smith is by definition an "Idzik pick", to me, Smith was the best value pick for the Jets after he fell down the draft board.
Basically, i agree he is ad Idzik guy, but I get the feeling Idzik didnt draft Geno because he loved him as a QB of the future, rather he drafted him on a value basis.
The rookie Salary cap, and Genos draft position makes the pick high upside/low risk, and thats why he was selected by the Jets.
I cant see Smith getting the 4 year window of chance that Mark has had, primarily from a salary perspective. Geno will have his chance, but i cant see the team committing to him for the nest 3-4 years, without results.
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Agree with you that I think Sanchez starts week 1 ... But as soon as Smith proves to MM & Rex that he Gets It a switch will be made
Best case to me Geno Era begins week 3 home vs. Buff
Latest week 13 home vs Fins
Most likely case we lose week 9 vs Saints, team switches to Geno heading into bye week and his first start week 11 @ Buff
My interpretation of the WCO points directly to Sanchez's weaknesses, never thought of him as a good rhythm passer, his decision making stinks, his short to intermediate pass accuracy sucks, he always gives receivers
way to much to do etc.
Going through reads then delivering a timely polished pass seems beyond him IMO, his passing to backs out of the backfield has always looked shaky to me, and then as you mentioned passing to the outside is an issue.
It's not beyond the realms as you said, but for people to suggest that Sanchez will bury Geno as direct consequence of this system does not seem realistic to me.
In two weeks we find out.