Full disclosure here.....I've been a mark sanchez supporter from the beginning. through the good times and bad times, i've defended him and rooted very hard for him to succeed here in new york. i always though he had the talent, smarts and wherewithall to be a big winner in new york. i know there were people who questioned his ability to play in the cold weather because he came from southern california. there were those who didn't think he'd be mentally tough enough to handle the media circus that is new york city. i myself never doubted those things. i truly thought he'd overcome the obstacles and be the jets qb for 12 or so years here.
after last night in tennessee, i don't think anyone, including myself, believes that.
sanchez played maybe the worst game i've ever seen a qb play last night in tennessee. just blindly throwing the football all over the field. throwing it late down the middle, late down the sidelines for interceptions. throwing into triple coverage late in the game when checkdowns were wide open. sanchez for a few weeks now has been playing the position with no confidence. last night, it looked like he played the position for the first time ever. for a 4th year qb to play a game like that in his teams biggest game of the season is completely inexcusable. Honestly, it was an utter disgrace. Even a remotely competent qb last night would have won that game for the jets. sanchez's 4 picks and 1 fumble cost his team any chance at winning and making the playoffs. Mark simply threw his teams season away.
I understand Sanchez is owed a boatload of money guaranteed next year (8.25 million) but the jets either need to rework the deal so he makes a lot less or they just need to eat the contract all together and let him go. Either way, Mark can't be on this team next year, especially as the starter. Sanchez has simply lost the fan base with his play and with his "take it easy" attitude in the press conferences after games. He is not the leader this team needs...not the leader I thought he was going to be. Mark needs to have thrown his last pass as a New York Jet.
DO i THINK THE JETS HELPED SANCHEZ DEVELOP THESE LAST FEW YEARS? nO. i THINK THEY DID A TERRIBLE JOB THERE. tHEY DIDN'T SURROUND HIM WITH PREMIER OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OR PREMIER OFFENSIVE COACHING. mATT CAVANAUGH HAS BEEN MARK'S POSITION COACH FOR HIS WHOLE TIME HERE NOW AND SANCHEZ IS REGRESSING FROM YEAR 1 TO YEAR 4. THAT'S THE SIGN OF BAD COACHING. TONY SPARANO IS AN OFFENSIVE LINE COACH TRYING TO RUN AN OFFENSE. HE'S NOT A QB GUY. HE HASN'T HELPED SANCHEZ AT ALL. THE PLAY CALLING HASN'T HELPED HIM AT ALL. THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF THINGS THAT HAVE HURT MARK HERE.
BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS...WHEN HE GOES OUT ON THAT FIELD, HE NEEDS TO EXECUTE THE PLAYS BETTER TO WHOMEVER IS ON THAT FIELD WITH HIM. HE HAD DONE A POOR JOB OF IT THIS YEAR UP UNTIL LAST NIGHT. mONDAY NIGHT IN tENNESSEE, IT WAS A CALAMITY. ANY HOPE OF SAVING THIS SEASON, OR OF SAVING HIS JOB FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR, OR THE REST OF HIS CAREER HERE IN NEW YORK, IS NOW GONE. THE MARK SANCHEZ ERA, WHICH STARTED OUT WITH SO MUCH PROMISE