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The Daily Shoutout: I like Mark Sanchez

Posted on: November 16, 2011 7:32 am
Edited on: November 16, 2011 7:46 am
 
OPENING HIT: Yes, I like Mark Sanchez. Not that there's anything wrong with that. And it seems like I'm increasingly the only one. I know Sanchez isn't Joe Montana but I don't get all of the extreme criticism. I think Sanchez is solid, has a decent learning curve, and is a good leader. I do wish he'd stop doing model shoots but I'm not going to hold his pretty boy-ness against him.

Bottom line: some of the criticism of him is a little off base. In all seriousness, some of what's happening with Sanchez is because of where he plays. There's a sort of reverse East Coast bias at work. If Sanchez played in Kansas City, we wouldn't be hearing how he hasn't improved since his rookie year. But he plays in New York so the criticism and harshness is more poignant. There's more media covering him and more media types on the East Coast covering him and the fact he went to a big-time program like USC also factors in. He's one of the most scrutinized young players in the sport.

(Not to mention he has Joe Namath commenting on his play on freaking Twitter.)

He's had shuffling receiver corps, revamped offensive lines and an assistant coaching staff that at times isn't all that good.

Is Sanchez great? No. But let's stop acting he's like Tim Tebow. He's got real non-gimmicky skill. He'll come along in time.

Now about those model shoots...
Category: NFL
Tags: Jets
 
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Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:33 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: I like Mark Sanchez

He's had shuffling receiver corps, revamped offensive lines and an assistant coaching staff that at times isn't all that good.

Is Sanchez great? No. But let's stop acting he's like . He's got real non-gimmicky skill. He'll come along in time.


For once I agree with Freeman about a jets post!  Sanchez will likely never be a hall of famer at this rate, but he has the skill set with which the Jets can win big games and go far. He has shown it at times in big situations.

The changes at WR, line and the loss of Tony Richardson have all been negative factors for Sanchez this year.  He still has 16 total TDs this yr, 14 passing and 9 picks.  Not good, but at least he is not 50/50 in TD/Int. He is still learning. the problem with his turnovers are that they come at the worst possible times, and put the defense in a hole, and put them back on the field, often at times after they have made a red zone stand and survived a long drive by the opponent, only giving up 3, or keeping them from scoring. Good opponents like the Pats or Steelers will exploit that and use a no huddle, or a run strategy that will not allow the D to rest. 



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:13 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: I like Mark Sanchez

Giants fans were calling for Eli Manning's head in 2007 (year the Giants won it all), last year, the year before that....

Sanchez is doing fine.  He just turned 25.  Shonn Greene is a good back, but he's not a home run hitter.  Jets should consider LeMichael James in the draft which would give them real firepower in the backfield, which would make Sanchez's job (and his stats) move him into the top 15 QBs in the league. 

Sanchez is on pace for 26 Tds and 17 Ints.  That's not pro bowl, but it's still pretty good. 



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:06 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: I like Mark Sanchez

Honestly I've watched every game this season, and it's never Sanchez who is the problem. Here's the thing, he usually doesn't match up to the opposing teams quarterback. When he is better than the guy on the other sideline, the Jets usually win blowouts. But Sanchez is a league average quarterback who can't go head to head with Rodgers or Brady or Brees. Still, you'd expect the Jets D to be good enough to beat most quarterbacks(everyone but Rodgers) on a given night. But thats the thing here...the Jets may have nights where they don't tackle well, block well or run well. Sanchez is never the guy to bring the team down. Plus, a good amount of his interceptions this year have been off of tipped receivers. The Jets honestly just dont rush passers very well, and the have a subpar receiving core


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Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:54 am
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Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:46 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: I like Mark Sanchez

Definitely better than Tebow. He's a middle of the road QB during the regular season, but take a look at his postseason numbers! Come playoff time, he just has a natural ability to elevate his game and make big plays when it counts...that's a leader.



Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:46 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: I like Mark Sanchez

Ya youre right.  Sanchez is not a gimmick.  He's just a fraud.  #6 overall, three years later and he still cant throw the ball down field, check off recievers and read defenses?  gimme a break.  Hey at least he cna still throw the 5 yard check down.



Since: Jan 28, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:33 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: I like Mark Sanchez

I agree that Sanchez isn't terrible.   At best he's average among starting QBs, and it's hard to win championships with an average QB these days.  The Jets have gone deep into the playoffs with him, but if there is any falloff defensively, he's not going to be able to carry them through it the way an elite QB can. 

It's a tough situation for a team to be in.  You see the same with the Ravens and Flacco, the Bears with Cutler, the Cowboys with Romo, etc.  They have good QBs, occassionally brilliant, but too inconsistent to win multiple games against quality teams in the playoffs.  You usually need a GREAT QB these days.  The last 8 SBs were won by the likes of Rodgers, Brees, Roethlisberger, Brady and the Mannings.  Eli is the least of these and he's maybe just outside the elite. 

So what do you do if you're QB is Flacco, Romo, or Sanchez? They're almost too good to let go, but won't get you to the promised land. 




Since: Jan 19, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:32 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: I like Mark Sanchez

How about you take a look at his playoff stats before you spout off about things you have no clue about.  The defense let the Jets down in the playoffs, not Mark Sanchez.



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:25 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: I like Mark Sanchez

Actually, it does bother me that Dilfer has a ring and Tarkenton does not.  First, Fran really deserved one for the way he played and carried that team at times.  Guy was a great--if "unconventional"--QB with the heart of a lion.  Second, that ring seems to make Dilfer think he has the greatest football mind ever.  To hear him talk, he overcame a lack of talent with sheer willpower and genius.  I'm willing to grant the first two points, but the third eludes me.

Beyond that, I agree with your points.  Comparing is useless; it is, however, great fun.



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 9:51 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: I like Mark Sanchez

QBs are measured in wins.  Period.  Mark has more wins and has more "skins" that Tebow.  He is a competent QB with a world of upside. But what's with the constant need for comparison? Comparing QBs is ridiculous.  Dan Marino and Jim Kelly are better QBs than Troy Aikman and Terry Bradshaw - if you want to talk about completions and yards and blah, blah, blah.

Who cares?  Troy and Terry brought home rings and trophies that Dan and Jim could not.  Does it bother you that Trent Dilfer accomplished something Fran Tarkenton never could? 

Tebow has a once in a lifetime talent and leadership skills that would benefit ANY organization, not just a football team.  Mark is a smart QB with plenty of athleticism and self-confidence that even the NY media can't break.

How about we all just shut up and watch?



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