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Jets done in by Sanchez

Posted on: January 1, 2012 3:58 pm

MIAMI -- Can wait -- for next season.

That's the New York Jets motto now. Last year, Jets linebacker Bart Scott made "Can't Wait" a catchphrase when he uttered those words during a post-game interview on national television as the Jets readied to play in the AFC Championship Game.

But three Mark Sanchez interceptions against the Miami Dolphins, the last inside the Miami 10 with three minutes left, ended the Jets playoff chances this season as Miami eliminated them by beating the Jets Sunday.

The team that talked the talk, led by loud, cocky coach Rex Ryan, couldn't walk the walk.

The Jets went to two straight AFC Championship Games, which made them a chic, trendy pick heading into 2011, especially with Ryan bragging they were the team to beat.

Now they're home wondering what went wrong.

They might want to look at No. 9 for starters. If the past three weeks have done anything, it's reminded the Jets that maybe Sanchez isn't the guy for the long haul.


Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:09 am

Jets done in by Sanchez

It was readily apparent to anyone who watched the Jets the last few games that Sanchez was injured. From the moment Jason Babin lit him up in the Eagles game, after which he recieved treatment on his neck and shoulder, Sanchez recieved regular sideline treatment on the injury for the rest of the season. How much impact this injury had on his play is debatable, but his game definitely went downhill from the moment of the injury and 11 of his 26 turnovers happened in those last 11 quarters. Stingers and the like are difficult to quantitatively assess. Justin Tuck missed several games this year with that injury and attempted to play through the injury in several games where he was practically invisible.

Injured or not, Sanchez clearly made poor decisions throughout the season, but that is hardly reason to label him a bust or failure at this stage. If you go back and look at many of today's quality starting QBs performances in their 3rd season, you will see that Sanchez's stats are comparable to most of them. Eli Manning: 24 TD-18int 57.7 comp %. Ben Roethlisberger 18TD-23int 59.7%. Heck, even Drew Brees had more picks than TDs and a completion % of just 57.6%. Sanchez just completed a season where he accounted for 32 TDs and his team was 2nd in redzone TD scoring% so it's not like there was nothing postive to take from the season. Year 3 is far too soon to write of a QB who already has 4 road playoff wins under his belt.

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:03 am

Jets done in by Sanchez

As I've been posting for months (and getting shredded for it, just look at Sanchez' player profile page) Sanchez is the worst starting QB in the league. As far as backups go, a few are better than him (Kyle Orton, Matt Flynn come to mind, they will start next year somewhere).

Well, okay, fine he is "comparable" to someone like Grossman, but that's not exactly what you consider successful for a #5 overall selection that has had a great O-line and a fantastic defense his entire time in the league (Jets fans are stupid, put Brees, Brady or many other QBs back there and they are not sacked as much as deer in headlights Sanchez, Rodgers and Vick get hit more but still perform anyway).

Now the Jets are claiming Sanchez was injured. Was he listed on the injury reports? If not, dock the Jets a 1st round selection, as they clearly haven't learned from the Favre bullshit a few years back. What a stupid franchise. If you're going to hide injuries, don't issue statements afterwards claiming an injury, the league does pay attention believe it or not.

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2012 4:42 pm

Jets done in by Sanchez

He's a bust, he's injury prone and has a joke for a coach New Yorkers hate "Pretty Boys" type players they need a blue collar QB someone thats tough and can admit to his mistakes but then again it's the Jets case close.

Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 3, 2012 6:12 am

Jets done in by Sanchez

All Sanchez needs to do is change his first name and everything will turn out right. Look at this list of fairly good to competent QBs: Matt Ryan, Matt(hew) Stafford, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Schaub, Matt Flynn, Matt Moore, Matt Cassel. The only exception is probably Matt Leinart. The only other QB named Mark is Brunell, Sanchez's backup, and he's more known now for burning through his millions and declaring bankruptcy. Once Mark Sanchez becomes Matt Sanchez, his throws will have sharper spirals, interceptions to defensive ends will disappear and his Jets receivers will no longer drop passes. Make the change, Sanchez! Tongue out

Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 12:04 pm

Jets done in by Sanchez

I can see that mistake...when you consider how often Sanchez was turned on his head this year with his play-making, i can see where that '6' was mistaken for a '9'...

Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: January 1, 2012 5:13 pm

Jets done in by Sanchez

Come on Pete ! I think Sanchez stinks too as a Jets fan and hope they bring in Kyle Orton or Jason Campbell and have an open competition. However, your journalism is terrible by virtue of stating "#9". Come on. They pay you for this journalism ?

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 4:57 pm

Jets done in by Sanchez

They might want to look at No. 9 for starters. If the past three weeks have done anything, it's reminded the Jets that maybe Sanchez isn't the guy for the long haul.
Erm....I'm pretty sure he's number 6.  

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