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Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Posted on: December 26, 2011 6:46 pm
 
Schottenheimer and Sanchez are under fire but Manning wouldn't be an offseason consideration for New York. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

First there was the ProFootballTalk report that the Jets, realizing what the rest of us already knew for some time, had finally come to the conclusion that Mark Sanchez might not be a franchise quarterback. There were also reports, courtesy of CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman, that while Sanchez may not have lived up to expectations, it's more likely that Brian Schottenheimer, the man responsible for calling 59 passing plays against the Giants Saturday, might be in more immediate danger of losing his job.

Well, good news, Mark. Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Monday that you're his guy.

“There’s no way that we’re looking to replace Mark Sanchez,” Ryan said on ESPN radio, according to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta. “There’s no doubt… If they were both out there and you were starting a draft, I would take…. Would you take Peyton Manning? Yeah, I’d take Peyton Manning over anybody. I’m not saying that….. I’m not telling that lie. Of course, I would take him. But right now, when you’re looking at our football team and our franchise, obviously we feel great about our quarterback situation. Is he going to get better, he absolutely is. Is he perfect? Not by any stretch of the imagination right now. …. But we think he has the ability to be special."

Ryan concedes that Manning, when healthy, is the NFL's best quarterback ("I even put him over Tom Brady"), but that doesn't mean the Jets would be interested in him should he and the Colts part ways this offseason.

"Do I think it’s even a consideration for us?" Ryan asked rhetorically. "No, I don’t.” He also called the PFT report "not true," and reiterated that Sanchez "is my guy."

Ryan, perhaps still caught up in the holiday season, was in a giving mood Monday; he also threw his support behind his much-maligned offensive coordinator.

"I have a huge amount of confidence in both guys," he said. "There’s no doubt. I’ve stated it over and over my feelings about Mark Sanchez. I’ve said it before. No quarterback’s going to look great when that’s all you do… you fall behind. It wasn’t Mark’s best day by any stretch of the imagination, but we know he’s done it. And he’s been doing it. We have great confidence in him and I have great confidence in him. As far as Brian Schottenheimer is concerned,  shoot, we’ll just keep working side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder and we’re trying to find a way to beat Miami. I have confidence in him. I have confidence in all our coaches. We have to find a way to get it done.”

Schottenheimer has drawn plenty criticism for his pass-heavy game plans this season, and he's frustrated Jets fans pretty much since joining the staff in 2006. Still, he's rumored to be a head coaching candidate for any number of opportunities this offseason.

For now, though, Ryan likes his chances with Sanchez and Schottenheimer. And if the Jets want to make the playoffs for the third consecutive season, they'll need a lot of help. First things first: New York has to beat the Dolphins in Week 17, and then hope for a Bengals loss to the Ravens, Titans loss or tie to the Texans, and an Oakland loss or tie to the Chargers. Or: a Jets win, Bengals loss, Titans loss or tie, and a Broncos loss or tie.

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Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2011 8:59 am
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

I for one would love to see Peyton in a Jets uniform.  I miss those days when Indy was apart of the AFC east. Not sure how Ryan and Manning would coexist...the whole team may implode or maybe Ryan could finally cash in on all those superbowl predictions he has made. Could be some great  Given the respect that both Manning and Brady have for one another I think each game would be epic potentially having to play each other three times a year.  Certainly, Manning would bring a level of class to a franchise that lacks it.



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2011 1:59 am
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Do me a favor and go read articles on Eli Manning between week 16 and week 17, of 2006 I guarantee you will almost be reading word for word on what there saying about Sanchez right now. Why is that relevant? 2 things Eli was struggling Giants were 8-7 in his 3rd season same as Mark, and hopefully the same will happen for Mark there was a O-coordinator change after week 16, of 2006, and then we all know wHat happened in 2007, not saying this will turn out the same but i will reserve judgement until the Jets get amO-Coordinator who puts Him in situations to succeed just like Gilbride did for Eli.


tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 6:13 pm
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Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 6:04 pm
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Since: Dec 27, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:35 pm
 

RE: Bklyn77

All good points... but will address each...

*Actually, he is not...total QB rating an a putrid completion % say is he below average at the position.

56% is not terrible... granted you want it around 60%.. but guys like Joe Flacco - 56%  and Jay Cutler 58% are considered above average QB's as well...  My point is, his skill set is above average... not necesarrily every statistic.. given improvements in the areas I mentioned (offensive coordinator, pass blocking, run game), I believe those numbers that are not above average ( completion %, QBR) will improve.

*Not true..he has been sacked 38 times there are twleve teams with far worse numbers the highest being the Cards with 52 times sacked. There are 12 teams who have allowed between 30 and 38 sacks so he is right in-line with the majority.

FACT- Sanchez is tied for 3rd most sacked QB... I dont know how many times he has been hit.. but based on watching every game, it is pretty frequent and I would bet it is also up there in the top 3 most hit/pressured QB's

*Eli Manning's run game is dead last, stafford's is worse, Rodgers is worse and Brady's is just about the same.

The Jets as a team have a whopping 242 more rushing yards then the giants and 129 more then the lions.. so I would put their rush offenses in the same category... As far as Brady and Rodgers, they are ELITE QB's future hall of famers, so naturally lack of a run game has a mush lesser impact on their success then on that of an above average QB, like Sanchez.

Stafford has Calvin Johnson to throw too.... Not to take anything away from Stafford, but that definitely helps make up for lack of run game.

And Eli, I would also say is a good to great QB, which I never claimed Sanchez to be.


*Sounds like denial...you've blamed everyone but Sanchez. When the Jets had a very very good defense and the best run game in the NFL Sanchez still could not deliver when needed.

Could not deliver when needed?  In the first 3 years of his career he has had nine 4th quarter come from behind wins, and 11 game winning drives.  Also, in 6 career playoff games he has 60.5% completion percentage  9 tds and 3 ints with a 4-2 record.  One could argue that according to this data, he surely does deliver when needed.

Granted, this year has not been an overall team success... I get that and accept that.  But to put it all on Sanchez I think is asinine.

He is part of the solution, NOT part of the problem...  However, I stand by what I said... Schottenheimer is 100% our main problem on offense.











Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:59 am
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Living in the Past?
Steelers are one of the best teams in football dumbass.
The Steelers played the Pats this year and who won?


The Pat's defense is a cancer that will kill their Superbowl ambitions.
Fear James Harrison ....he will eat your kids

 
     

   



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:54 am
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Living in the past?
Steelers played the Pats this season and who won?
Yes, the Steelers have been successful in past, but they have been successful in recent seasons too .... I don't have to live in the past. The Steelers are one of the best teams in the NFL dumbass.


For the record, I'm not the typical Steeler fan who hates the Pats, I actually don't mind them. They get pretty creative with players, and seem to figure out a winning formula every season. 


No disrespect to the Pats, but I don't see them winning the AFC this year. As good as the offense is, the defense is just pitiful. It will be their achilles heel. I'm not counting them out, just for the simple fact that they have Tom Brady, but I think the odds are against them.


As for the Steelers, they have offensive line issues. Not a good thing to have going into January.

And yes, our QB likes to pee on chicks in public bathrooms, but you have to ask yourself, is that really a bad thing?     


Truthfully, the AFC is up for grabs this year.
It will be fun to see how things unravel.    &nb
sp;

Just be happy Bilichick dumped Hanesworth ...that dude is a turd.
    



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:54 am
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Living in the past?
Steelers played the Pats this season and who won?
Yes, the Steelers have been successful in past, but they have been successful in recent seasons too .... I don't have to live in the past. The Steelers are one of the best teams in the NFL dumbass.


For the record, I'm not the typical Steeler fan who hates the Pats, I actually don't mind them. They get pretty creative with players, and seem to figure out a winning formula every season. 


No disrespect to the Pats, but I don't see them winning the AFC this year. As good as the offense is, the defense is just pitiful. It will be their achilles heel. I'm not counting them out, just for the simple fact that they have Tom Brady, but I think the odds are against them.


As for the Steelers, they have offensive line issues. Not a good thing to have going into January.

And yes, our QB likes to pee on chicks in public bathrooms, but you have to ask yourself, is that really a bad thing?     


Truthfully, the AFC is up for grabs this year.
It will be fun to see how things unravel.    &nb
sp;

Just be happy Bilichick dumped Hanesworth ...that dude is a turd.
    


tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:23 am
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Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:04 am
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

The reason why QBs like Brady, Manning, Brees and Rodgers don't get sacked much is because they make great reads, can step up and avoid pressure, and they get the ball out fast. Sanchez does none of those things. Last week was especially funny watching him run right into the endzone and then not throw the ball away. All he had to do was step up or throw the ball but he always has this deer in the headlights look to him. I don't know if the Jets even have multiple reads on most of the passing plays because he stares down the first option right from the start.

The receivers do get open, this is the NFL, pretty much everyone is open all the time. Sanchez just never hits them when they're open or in stride. He waits and waits and then throws the ball when they are stationary, at which point the defense converges because he isn't giving them a chance. If you watch any of the good QBs in the NFL play they know how to lead WRs and hit them in stride, that's where a lot of the big plays come from.

Vick gets a lot less time than Sanchez does, on many, many plays the Eagles just leave a free rusher against Vick. He usually avoids that one and usually gets the ball off too, but then takes a hit, sometimes late. If Sanchez had as little time as Vick does, Sanchez would be sacked about 20 times in 2 games and then probably be out with injury.

Look you have to admit Sanchez is not playing well. You have to use your eyes. That doesn't mean he can't improve at all, hell in 3 years he could be the best QB in football, I seriously doubt it, but anything is possible. But you have to admit right now he looks terrible and that looks impossible.


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