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Sanchez is great until one thing goes wrong (strangely the opposite of 2010). Then he disintegrates. His stats support that, and it's supported the other night.
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Mark Sanchez should.
Why? Geno Smith has not won the job, period.
I may have wanted Sanchez gone. I may have wanted Smith to win out. I may have wanted almost anyoen but Sanchez to our QB this year.
But he IS here, he did win the competition (so far, and in no small part due to Smith's injury), and neither Smith nor McEljoke, nor Simms, have outplayed him.
So Sanchez should start.
And when he fails (and I believe he will) he should be benched, and Smith put in, and not taken out. Once Sanchez is out, he must be out for good IMO.
This is where any and all of these comparisons fall flat on their face. Brett Favre and Eli Manning both made ghastly mistakes in their careers, but they were also more accurate and made a LOT of huge game breaking plays to make up for it.
Sanchez has poor accuracy, poor pocket sense, makes those ghastly turnoevers and does not make near enough big game breaking plays. It's as simple as that. He's done with with a good defense, a good running game, a good oline, he's done it from year one to year five. That's who he is.
Because home fan bases can be more biased than outsiders on certain players you often get the truth from other fan bases or teams. I can guarantee you that other team and fans are happy as can be the more games Sanchez plays for this team. He's been a mediocre to bad QB all his career and is no where near good enough to get the team to where it needs to be. I hope he plays well enough this year so that Idzik can get something for him in the off season.
My evaluation of Sanchez.....
He is in the top 3 of the worst QBs in the NFL.
Again, I'm not a Sanchez apologist, but he's def not as bad as you guys are making him out to be. First time in 3 years he's coming back into with the same main receivers he had before. And also, you guys are making it seem this dude never won games for us. Sheesh.
Wanting a better than a 55% completion % is not expecting "flawless".
Wating far fewer crushing Pick 6's and Fumble 6's is not expecting "flawless".
Wanting far fewer 3-and-outs is not expecting "flawless".
Lets get Sanchez to "average" before we start expecting "flawless".
I'm a Sanchez supporter when he's on the field, but we're talking about him and his future off the field. It isn't bright right now, and the only one who can turn it around is Sanchez. He doesn't seem focused to me.
In the end it doesn't matter -- if Geno is the answer we'll find out at some point and Mark's stats will be moot. But I do believe the personal hatred for the guy has caused the bar to be set much higher than it would be for player X in the same situation . . .
In 2009 the D carried us, thats to be expected for a rookie QB, what would you expect? And what do you expect if Geno starts right away?
But that top 5 defense didn't carry us in 2010 when we beat the Dolphins 31-23, Broncos 24-20, Lions and Browns 23-20, Texans 30-27, Steelers 22-17. And we all know what happened in the post season.
Look, I reallllllllllly hate to sound like SAR I here, as I have bashed Sanchez before. But lately its been really unwarranted. When I hear/see people talk about this preseason and say "Those Sanchez completions are only because they were open!", I can only roll my eyes. THATS WHAT A GOOD OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOES! HE SCHEMES PEOPLE OPEN, WERE JUST NOT USED TO IT YET.
This clouded and blind hatred for Sanchez from fans left them without any common sense.
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The playoffs, yes, he showed flashes. Both regular season however, he was a weakness we (as a team) were good enough to weather. 2011 and 2012, he was a weakness the team was not good enough to weather.
Some would, some wouldn't. Far too hypothetical to really say.And if so, do you think Jets fans would lessen their venom for him?
Probably the truth, frankly. You do understand how much he'd cost next year to retain, right?From the posts I read it certainly seems he'll have to put up All-Pro numbers for many here to even consider keeping him on the roster.
And this is where I think you go right off the rails. I, for one, have no "personal" hatred or animosity to Sanchez.But I do believe the personal hatred for the guy
I just think he's a bad QB, and I can support that with both pure stats and my own experience watching every snap he's ever played.
I, as a fan, desire a championship-level fo play from our QB, the single most vital position on the field in the modern NFL.
Anything less is not good enough. And Sanchez, thus far, is WELL below Championship level. He is, simply, one of the worst starting QB's in the NFL.
Doesn't mean he cannot improve, it means he has alot of improvement to make just to be decent, and his history simply doesn't support him making that level of improvement IMO.
It should be remembered, the only reason he's a Jet is his contract. The only reason.
If 2 plays went Sanchez's way he would easily be the front runner to start week 1 unless Geno is lights out against the Giants. 2 plays are ... Hill makes the tough catch that guys like Reggie Wayne (one handed grab or the diving td catch which should have been an INT) or Calvin Johnson makes routinely, and Winslow runs a better route and catches the TD. Rex said it was not all on Mark in latest interview, basically saying Winslow fcked up without throwing him under the bus.
His stats would be better because thats all SOJF look at, and sports writers across the nation look at. Anyway his stats ..
15/23 180+yds 65.2% 2 TD 0 INT 118 QBrating.
When you think about it like that its pretty simple, even though Geno hasnt "won" the starting job, why not start him.
Simple question. And I wish the answer was different, but:
Has Sanchez improved over the last 3 years?