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Mark Sanchez addresses mounting criticism

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In the two days since reporting that the Jets privately intend to explore their options at quarterback for 2012, multiple additional league and media insiders with knowledge of the dynamics in New York have privately communicated corroboration of that fact.  In those same two days, the Jets have loudly denied that Sanchez’s job could be on the line.

It started Monday with coach Rex Ryan.  On Tuesday, Sanchez himself addressed the situation in an interview with ESPN 1050 in New York.

I’m not here to defend why I should be the quarterback,” Sanchez said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.  “When it comes to work ethic, the people in the building know how hard I work and how much I care about playing here and how much I love this team and franchise. . . .  We’ll assess the offseason when that time comes.”

The team’s goal for 2011 was to get Sanchez to play as well in the regular season as he does in the postseason.  But the team and the player have been unable to duplicate that same sense of urgency, even during many of those regular-season games that entail a playoff atmosphere.

“I think Coach has a great deal of respect for me and I share that same respect for him,” Sanchez said.  “He’s seen flashes of a great quarterback in me. H e’s also seen some bonehead mistakes.  When he’s talking about being a great quarterback that just means consistent.  That’s what I’m striving for.  All that stuff is in the near future.  I’m working towards it every week.”

But Sanchez seems to concede that, in nearly three seasons, he has yet to get the job done.  “Any time you don’t accomplish your goals, that’s considered a failure, at least in my book,” Sanchez said.  “That doesn’t mean we don’t have the pieces.  That doesn’t mean we didn’t have opportunities.  It just means we didn’t capitalize on those opportunities.  To me, unless we’re playing in the Super Bowl each year . . . those are the kind of standards we set for ourselves.  We had made the goal early in the season of winning our division and we didn’t accomplish that.  Here we are fighting for our lives at the end of the season.”

The chatter regarding Sanchez’s status, coupled with the finality of the team’s Week 17 game at Miami, could provide the kind of boost that propels Sanchez to a higher level, especially if the Jets can sneak into the postseason.  With an opening game against the Texans and, if the Jets can win, a return trip to New England, it’s not all that crazy to think that the Jets can get to the AFC title game again, which would table all the talk about Sanchez’s future.

At least for a year.

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  1. iambadkid says: Dec 27, 2011 6:55 PM

    mark sanchez get that giants win over your back and get ready for the next game, ok because the giants are not that good they just get lucky and get good blocking….

  2. clevefan1 says: Dec 27, 2011 6:58 PM

    Alex Mack for Mark Sanchez is looking pretty damn good about now for the Browns. Just sayin…

  3. darthhitman77 says: Dec 27, 2011 6:58 PM

    “He’s seen flashes of a great quarterback in me.” MARK, the problem is he’s seen flashes. You’re 3 years in son, your bulb is as bright as it’s gonna get

  4. shaggytoodle says: Dec 27, 2011 7:02 PM

    Sanchez and Flacco are in the same boat, they manage games, andhave benefitted from great defenses and solid running games around them with some pretty solid recieving weapons.

    Unfortunetly you don’t have draft QBs in the top 20 to be game managers or you get situations like this, and since Sanchize was top 5 he gets extra heat for it. He needs to be a game changer, not manager.

  5. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 27, 2011 7:03 PM

    He has at least 1 year left. New OC for next year, without improvement the organization may look to make a change.

  6. bigbluefan1 says: Dec 27, 2011 7:03 PM

    Your the number 2 QB in the biggest market
    Get over it Eli may not be Mr. GQ but he is Mr. MVP of the SB.
    He is Mr. Clutch your Mr. Choke

    The Jets are and always will be the redheaded stepchild of NY and NJ football

    They had the chance to go it on there own go out to LI and build a home but no its was easier to ride on the Big Brothers back

  7. snap0179 says: Dec 27, 2011 7:06 PM

    First the Madden curse now the GQ cover curse

  8. jc1958cool says: Dec 27, 2011 7:09 PM

    average QB at best! about as good as his coach lol

  9. texastornado82 says: Dec 27, 2011 7:09 PM

    Matt Leinert V2.0

  10. ProDolphinsTalk says: Dec 27, 2011 7:10 PM

    Talk about ending the season on a high note! I can’t wait to see the Dolphins eliminate the Jets, doom Mark Sanchez, and put Rex Ryan on the hot seat! GO DOLPHINS.

  11. bangrhard says: Dec 27, 2011 7:12 PM

    Those of us in NY who are close to the team know sensitive Mark can be. The team protects him, only allows him on certain radio programs and lets him pick the offensive plays he feels comfortable with……the bottom line is, he is NOT a good fit for the Jets and struggles with any pass over 7 yards. The Honeymoon is over and the Jets are preparing to move on after 2012 if he doesnt make a huge jump in productivity

  12. osrude says: Dec 27, 2011 7:12 PM

    Sanchez is good enough to be a career backup. How he went so high in the draft does sometimes seem a mystery.

    Even Rex Grossman has ‘flashes of greatness.’

  13. sikkcaden says: Dec 27, 2011 7:15 PM

    As a Dolphins fan, I hope Mark Sanchez has a long, long career as the Jets starting QB.

  14. heisthejuan says: Dec 27, 2011 7:15 PM

    “He’s seen flashes of a great quarterback in me.”

    Have those flashes ever happened over the course of an entire big game? I just can’t remember him ever having a big time game in a big situation.

    I think he’s flashed as a game-manager who occasionally kills his team.

    Either way, keep him as the starter. The rest of the NFL appreciates it.

  15. noquickreactionshere says: Dec 27, 2011 7:20 PM

    Interesting that we have these type of expectations in the game today. 3 years in and we assume that he has peaked, won’t get any better, can’t improve. 8 years ago this guy would not have even touched the field yet but now that rookie quarterbacks have been able to come in and have some success we forget that guys like Elway, Aikman, Young, and even the great Aaron Rodgers struggled or sat for years before they became who they are.

    Not taking sides about Sanchez… he looks pretty bad at times, just saying I find it interesting. The expectations are so high, Flacco/Sanchez/Ryan are expected to already be champions when I hear things like

    “Flacco can’t win the big game”
    “Matty Ice has never won a playoff game”

    These guys are onyl 25 and have a lot of football left in front of them, how was Donovan McNabb in his 3rd year? Well he went to 5 NFC championship games and 1 superbowl. Aaron Rodgers “never won a playoff game” until last year when we won it all now the talking heads think he might be the best in the game (I might agree… jury is still out).

    Jets might be right to look for another quarterback but another team might find a gold mine in a 5th or 6th year Mark Sanchez a few years down the line. Wonder if Atlanta is glad they got rid of that Favre guy?

  16. waldoampere says: Dec 27, 2011 7:28 PM

    “The Jets are and always will be the redheaded stepchild of NY and NJ football”

    The Giants have been around 40 years longer than the Jets and because of that have a slightly larger fan base. Yet “some” Giants fans still seem to be so insecure about their place in NY that they have to act liked spoiled elitists when it come to the Jets. Kind of pathetic really.

  17. noquickreactionshere says: Dec 27, 2011 7:33 PM

    waldoampere says:
    Dec 27, 2011 7:28 PM
    “The Jets are and always will be the redheaded stepchild of NY and NJ football”

    The Giants have been around 40 years longer than the Jets and because of that have a slightly larger fan base. Yet “some” Giants fans still seem to be so insecure about their place in NY that they have to act liked spoiled elitists when it come to the Jets. Kind of pathetic really.

    ____________________________

    Aren’t both teams in New Jersey?

  18. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 27, 2011 7:36 PM

    bigbluefan1 says: Dec 27, 2011 7:03 PM

    Your the number 2 QB in the biggest market
    Get over it Eli may not be Mr. GQ but he is Mr. MVP of the SB.
    He is Mr. Clutch your Mr. Choke

    The Jets are and always will be the redheaded stepchild of NY and NJ football

    They had the chance to go it on there own go out to LI and build a home but no its was easier to ride on the Big Brothers back
    ___________________________

    Where on Long Island where the Jets supposed to build a stadium? Would have also been a traffic nightmare.

  19. 3yrsnfl says: Dec 27, 2011 7:38 PM

    Chadd Pennington’s kne will be healed by next year. The Jets sign him and make things right. Chadd can get them to the BOWL!

  20. waldoampere says: Dec 27, 2011 7:42 PM

    “Aren’t both teams in New Jersey?”

    Yes, of course. New York metro area. The Metlife Stadium and the Meadowlands is closer to Times Square than Yankee Stadium is.

  21. slippyal2 says: Dec 27, 2011 7:44 PM

    Brian Billick made a comment on QB development a long time ago that always stuck with me. He said you know what have after 32 career starts, Sanchez is a game manager, if you want to compete for Super Bowls you need a guy who is an offensive threat at the QB position.

  22. dlmcc1010 says: Dec 27, 2011 7:46 PM

    He will get one more year. I think he is a bust and if you dont take the leap by your third year then it usually means you never will. His past playoff performances will buy him one more year. They will chalk this year up to injuries on the O-line and a crap run game

  23. reidstinks says: Dec 27, 2011 7:48 PM

    Mike Vick and the Eagles 3rd rounder for the Jets 1st rounder and dirty Sanchez

  24. Soulman45 says: Dec 27, 2011 7:51 PM

    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS
    I remember when some people was saying the Lions should draft him instead of Stafford what a great front the Lions have.

  25. oscojoe says: Dec 27, 2011 7:52 PM

    Sanchez Quote:

    “The standards we set are to be in the Superbowl every year.

    Fact:

    The only standards the Jets have set is “Talking” about being in the superbowl.

  26. purplepride4ever says: Dec 27, 2011 8:12 PM

    Answer:

    No USC QB have ever won ANYTHING..and it won’t start with Sanchez…..Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Sean Salisbury, Rodney Peete, Pat Haden, Matt Cassel, Bill Nelsen, Pete Beathard, Vince Evans, Paul McDonald, Todd Marinovich, Rob Johnson AND John David Booty.

  27. rcali says: Dec 27, 2011 8:15 PM

    To be fair, the Jets options in that draft were Sanchez, Freeman, Pat White, Stephen McGee, Rhett Bomar, Nate Davis, Curtis Painter, and a few others. I might still take Sanchez over Freeman, who has taken mulitple steps back this year and led his team to 0 playoff wins. Not much to pick from in that list.

  28. bangrhard says: Dec 27, 2011 8:38 PM

    Sanchez is a B-U-S-T…….plain and simple

  29. jcjets says: Dec 27, 2011 8:41 PM

    I’m not totally sold Sanchez is the answer at qb for the jets, but I really feel like its hard to judge with the way the jets run their offense.

    This year they rarely threw the ball down the field. their offense consists of little slants, and screen passes and the defenses know that. Shottenheimer can’t be back next year.

    Also, is it time to give up on Josh Freeman? He hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire either. Sanchez at least has won playoff games..

  30. footballfan80 says: Dec 27, 2011 8:53 PM

    sikkcaden:

    Be careful what you wish for! The dolphins would kill to have Sanchez, and just about anyone at QB. Consider the following:

    In his first 2 seasons in the league, Sanchez in the playoffs is 4-2, most wins by an QB on the road in playoff history, 60% completion, 9 TD’s, 3 INT’s and a 95+ QB rating in the NFL playoffs, 6th all time in playoff history.

    Now for the Dolphins in the playoffs in the last decade………….

    Nothing to report there. Not one freakin playoff win in over a decade. How do you like them apples?

  31. stoutfiles says: Dec 27, 2011 8:57 PM

    It’d actually be better if Mark said he wasn’t trying his hardest. He gives 100% and he’s still not very good.

  32. cup0pizza says: Dec 27, 2011 9:00 PM

    He blows. We all know that,

  33. backindasaddle says: Dec 27, 2011 9:01 PM

    I think they stick with him for at least another year considering his age and the investment they have in him. I also think Schotsy will survive another year although with a mandate to improve the QB/offense “or else”. However, I do believe the Jets will set a parallel path and will be looking for another QB that has real potential to be their starter as well in case Sanchez never matures. Not only would that be smart from a back-up insurance perspective, but it may also light a fire under Sanchez’s butt and get some competitive juices circulating.

  34. promin1 says: Dec 27, 2011 9:02 PM

    Jet fans have to stop blaming Schottenheimer for Sanchez being awful. He might not be the best OC, but he is not the reason for Sanchez’s poor accuracy, lack of intelligence in reading defenses and being a deer in headlights when the pocket collapses around him. You can’t criticize the fact that they don’t throw the ball down field when he barely completes over 50% of his passes in short to intermediate throws. If he can’t hit the easier high percentage throws, why do Jet fans think he should be throwing long for low percentage passing plays? The fact is, he isn’t very good. The Jets have surrounded him with big names and nice talent and he still can’t get it together. He shows flashes, but overall stinks. He is Rex Grossman 2.0.

  35. stanklepoot says: Dec 27, 2011 9:12 PM

    iambadkid says: Dec 27, 2011 6:55 PM

    mark sanchez get that giants win over your back and get ready for the next game, ok because the giants are not that good they just get lucky and get good blocking….
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    The saddest part of this comment (and there’s plenty wrong with it) is that the poster seems to think that you can separate a team’s ability to block from the quality of the team. News flash, no matter how good your RB, QB, or WRs are, if your O-line can’t open up holes for the RB or protect the QB you’re screwed.

    Oh, and the Giant’s O-line has been very inconsistent this year. The real problem the Jets had was that they didn’t tackle well in the Giants game. Not to take anything away from Cruz, but that 99 yard TD would have been an 11 yd first down if the Jets defense had done its job.

  36. nflinla says: Dec 27, 2011 9:14 PM

    To much heat is put on Sanchez, get him some better WRs and he’ll do great in the NFL.

  37. backinblack67 says: Dec 27, 2011 9:17 PM

    Yea Mark, thats all good,…but you suck…..

  38. stanklepoot says: Dec 27, 2011 9:19 PM

    rcali says: Dec 27, 2011 8:15 PM

    To be fair, the Jets options in that draft were Sanchez, Freeman, Pat White, Stephen McGee, Rhett Bomar, Nate Davis, Curtis Painter, and a few others. I might still take Sanchez over Freeman, who has taken mulitple steps back this year and led his team to 0 playoff wins. Not much to pick from in that list.
    ________________________
    Fair point, but the most damning thing is that the Jets traded up to get Sanchez high in the first round. So, it’s not like he fell to them and they drafted him as their best option. They gave up extra value (picks and players if I remember correctly) to move up and draft Sanchez, and then they had to sign him to a huge rookie contract. Furthermore, if you’re not happy with any of the QBs, you don’t have to draft one. Acquire a middle of the road Qb through trade or FA signing and ride that out for a year and draft a QB next year. In this case, the Jets clearly envisioned Sanchez as being (or becoming) an elite QB…which simply isn’t the case.

  39. mikehockhurtz says: Dec 27, 2011 9:33 PM

    And Rob Ryan is addressing a mounting pile of cheese fries…

  40. upperdecker19 says: Dec 27, 2011 9:36 PM

    “When it comes to work ethic, the people in the building know how hard I work…..”

    Agreed 100%…….it definitely hard work to get into those skinny white jeans.

  41. jssgriffi says: Dec 27, 2011 9:41 PM

    You suck, ya jackass!!

  42. johnshawisgay says: Dec 27, 2011 9:47 PM

    I’m not sure why Sanchez is getting so much heat from Jetsfan…

    Your team has sucked since they traded Namath to the Rams…

  43. jetfan28 says: Dec 27, 2011 9:48 PM

    For all of the Sanchez bashers, riddle me this? What young qb has had his level of success in the NFL?
    Bradford? Freeman, Stafford? Ryan? Career playoff wins: zip.
    Sanchez. Four. All on the road. I know that you guys want to poo poo that, but you are full of it. Awful qbs (as you guys call him) simply don’t win road playoff games, let alone 4 in two years by the age of 24.
    Qbs reach their peak at close to age 30, but everyone wants to write Sanchez off at 25. Ridiculous.

  44. Henry says: Dec 27, 2011 9:48 PM

    I think Sanchez is gone after this year if the right deal comes along for the Jets. I imagine Rex Ryan is pushing for him to be gone too because one more year of sub-par QB play and not winning the division will put Ryan on the hot seat too.

  45. raiderapologist says: Dec 27, 2011 9:50 PM

    The Jets and Broncos are both looking for upgrades at QB and HC. Don’t plant any trees in your front yards, boys.

  46. dogman9 says: Dec 27, 2011 9:58 PM

    PS the Giants have been the biggest disappointment in NFL since 2008.

    In fact, they don’t even rule their own roost. Giants at home are 12-11 since 2008 while the Jets are 15-8 over the same 3 years.

    Eli had a lucky run and 2007 was a complete fluke. Just ask any Steelers fan.

    But the facts are there is no more giants stadium, and opposing teams have absolutely no respect for the Giants in East Rutherford anymore — it’s over.

    At least the Jets have created a home field advantage. Funny how all of the giant fans conveniently forget recent history.

  47. sakatak says: Dec 27, 2011 10:00 PM

    IMHO Sanchez lacks the arm strength and the accuracy to win consistently. Can he improve in both areas? At this point it is highly doubtful, based on the fact that his accuracy and arm strength haven’t improved in 3 years.

  48. whatswiththehate says: Dec 27, 2011 10:07 PM

    Yeah, Sanchez job is on the line but Sam Bradford can never be traded because of the amount of money the Rams paid for him.

    I swear when will you folks wake up and realize our sports world is seriously being controlled by those in the media and their personal or paid for baises.

    I feel like am part of a bad case of Animal Farm when I read articles on this site.

  49. tashkalucy says: Dec 27, 2011 11:09 PM

    An overrated player coming into the league. Then came playing in NYC and the national media.

    Like Romo in Dallas, this guy would be seen as a screw-up in most NFL cities. He is headed to be a back-up somewhere for at least a few years before he’ll get a starting chance again.

    Broadway and the models are going to miss him. Football fans…..not so much.

    P.S. Can he please take Rex off the national stage when he goes…..and stop by Dallas so Rex can get his brother Rob.

    P.S.S. Mike Greenberg must be crying on national radio. I don’t listen – but I’m sure he’s leading all his New York followers in explaining that somehow the NFL has been unfair here.

  50. richm2256 says: Dec 27, 2011 11:11 PM

    How pathetic that Sanchez feels he has to publicly address these concerns.

    Tells you everything you need to know.

  51. j0esixpack says: Dec 27, 2011 11:46 PM

    Sanchez is an average QB – and you can win Super Bowls with an average QB – but not with an average head coach too.

    Let’s look at Rex’s record. He snuck into the playoffs one year when the Colts pulled their starters in the last game – that should have been an 8-8 team.

    Even if the Jets win against the fins, they were given TWO wins by their opponents this year – so they’ll be lucky to be 8-8.

    They did have one legitimately good season under Rex last year when the Patriots were re-building (as they still are). I guess that’s pretty good for a team that hasn’t been to a Super Bowl since the Kennedy Administration.

  52. dudeicle says: Dec 28, 2011 12:27 AM

    Ravens beat the Bengals, probable
    Chargers beat the Raiders, entirely possible
    Texans beat the Titans, toss-up
    Chiefs beat the Broncos, maybe
    Jets take down the Dolphins, another toss-up.

    I’d give the Jets a 40% chance of making the playoffs. Then they’d first play the struggling Texans, and if they make it past that, the “Suck my D***” shirts come out at Foxborough!!!

  53. fatfreddystubbs says: Dec 28, 2011 12:29 AM

    I guess that’s pretty good for a team that hasn’t been to a Super Bowl since the Kennedy Administration.

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    Your high school History teacher must be so proud!

  54. lostsok says: Dec 28, 2011 12:37 AM

    At least they didn’t move up to get him…

  55. gimmeabruschi says: Dec 28, 2011 2:43 AM

    Dear Rex,

    You’re right. Sanchez is better than Brady. So forget what people are saying. They’re just jealous. Stick with him because he is just about to blossom. Hang in there!

    Sincerely,

    William Belichick

    PS – Loved the foot video.

  56. bigharold says: Dec 28, 2011 4:03 AM

    “cup0pizza says:
    Dec 27, 2011 9:00 PM
    He blows. We all know that,”

    Brilliant analysis!

    Clearly all those hours spent on the debating team are paying huge dividends.

  57. monropoobah says: Dec 28, 2011 4:15 AM

    waldoampere says:
    Dec 27, 2011 7:28 PM
    “The Jets are and always will be the redheaded stepchild of NY and NJ football”

    The Giants have been around 40 years longer than the Jets and because of that have a slightly larger fan base. Yet “some” Giants fans still seem to be so insecure about their place in NY that they have to act liked spoiled elitists when it come to the Jets. Kind of pathetic really.

    ———————————————

    a breath of fresh air
    hope the gints go forward but i don’t think so….

  58. jimothyvonstojavic says: Dec 28, 2011 4:48 AM

    Sanchez is the new tony romo. Every year we expect great things and a Super Bowl but we all see the reality that they just aren’t who we think they are.

  59. dexterismyhero says: Dec 28, 2011 7:30 AM

    @noquickreactionshere: Jets might be right to look for another quarterback but another team might find a gold mine in a 5th or 6th year Mark Sanchez a few years down the line.
    ==================================
    A gold mine? Really! Seriously!

    Never happen…………..

  60. grpatriot says: Dec 28, 2011 7:32 AM

    If ands buts were candy and nuts, everyday would be Christmas….

  61. dirtdawg55 says: Dec 28, 2011 8:01 AM

    Footballfan80,

    Since you are such a big fan of football I figure you value a complete picture. First, Sanchez is not the only QB to win four on the road. Flacco has as well (4-3 record).

    As for those guys who only have three road wins, such as Big Ben, Aaron Rodgers and Eli, well they are also 4 and 1 in SBs. Sanchez only hears about going to the SB, from SexybRexy.

    And as for those 4 wins, the best role Sanchez played was handing off. Hardly even a “game manager”. They won those games by having him stay out of the way, not unlike how Charlie Batch has gone 5 and 2 as Big Ben’s back-up. Hand the ball off, don’t throw into traffic, and let the defense and return game put you in a position to win. Wow! What great quarterbacking!

  62. noquickreactionshere says: Dec 28, 2011 8:17 AM

    slippyal2 says:
    Dec 27, 2011 7:44 PM
    Brian Billick made a comment on QB development a long time ago that always stuck with me. He said you know what have after 32 career starts, Sanchez is a game manager, if you want to compete for Super Bowls you need a guy who is an offensive threat at the QB position.

    ____________________________

    Take it with a grain of salt as this is coming from the guy who stuck with Kyle Boller for 5 years….

  63. mineallmine001 says: Dec 28, 2011 8:20 AM

    noquickreactionshere says: Dec 27, 2011 7:20 PM

    Elway, Aikman, Young, and even the great Aaron Rodgers struggled or sat for years before they became who they are.

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    Ummm your wrong… Aikmen and Elway never sat. Young and Rodgers never had a statistical bad year. All of these guys were game breakers the moment they stepped on the field. These guys never looked ordinary.

    Elway had an arm like a jugs machine.

    Young was hyper accurate and made plays with his legs.

    Aikmen was the iceman of QB’s

    Rodgers is very much like steve young in his okay style.

  64. waltdawg says: Dec 28, 2011 8:27 AM

    Mark—You, like many of the USC quarterbacks, are extremely over hyped, rated and overall just not good.

  65. jerruhjones21 says: Dec 28, 2011 8:34 AM

    nflinla says:Dec 27, 2011 9:14 PM

    To much heat is put on Sanchez, get him some better WRs and he’ll do great in the NFL.

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    You those WR’s will be able to throw the ball deep and catch it? SMH

  66. noquickreactionshere says: Dec 28, 2011 8:47 AM

    mineallmine001 says:
    Dec 28, 2011 8:20 AM
    noquickreactionshere says: Dec 27, 2011 7:20 PM

    Elway, Aikman, Young, and even the great Aaron Rodgers struggled or sat for years before they became who they are.

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    Ummm your wrong… Aikmen and Elway never sat. Young and Rodgers never had a statistical bad year. All of these guys were game breakers the moment they stepped on the field. These guys never looked ordinary.

    Elway had an arm like a jugs machine.

    Young was hyper accurate and made plays with his legs.

    Aikmen was the iceman of QB’s

    Rodgers is very much like steve young in his okay style.

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    Actually you must have purposfully ignored the part of my post that said they STRUGGLED OR SAT. Rodgers and Young sat behind hall of fame QB’s

    Elway started 10 games his rookie year and threw 7 td’s to 14 int’s, completion percentage below 50 percent 1600 yards and a rating of 54. Second year 18td’s to 15 ints 56% completions 3rd year 22 tds 23 ints 54% completions. Very Sanchez like….

    Aikman broke out in his 4th year, rookie year 9td’s to 18 ints in 11 games. Second year 11 tds 18 ints, 3rd year 11 tds 10 INTS and didn’t go over 3000 yards for the season until his 4th year (I focus more on the td:int ratio because I understand yards are relative to the era). Aikman was never a big stat guy hey just made his name in the playoffs, one year he threw almost as many TD’s in 3 playoff games as he did in 16 regular season games. Sounds kind of Sanchez like doesn’t it?

    Again QB’s historically have struggled and typically break out in the 4th-5th year when they really get a good feel for the game. Just becuse Manning, Marino, and most likely Newton are exceptions doesn’t mean that a 3rd year QB is a bust.

  67. noquickreactionshere says: Dec 28, 2011 8:52 AM

    dexterismyhero says:
    Dec 28, 2011 7:30 AM
    @noquickreactionshere: Jets might be right to look for another quarterback but another team might find a gold mine in a 5th or 6th year Mark Sanchez a few years down the line.
    ==================================
    A gold mine? Really! Seriously!

    Never happen…………..

    ___________________________

    You must have been the GM in San Diego when they said “I dont’ know about this Drew Brease guy we have… let’s draft this kid out of NC state and let Drew go. Will another team find a gold mine in Drew….

    Never happen……………………

    (Not a knock on Rivers I realize he is good but still a big mistake to let a guy like Drew go)

  68. carterious1 says: Dec 28, 2011 9:07 AM

    The illiteracy on these posts astounds me

  69. ampats says: Dec 28, 2011 9:08 AM

    Mark Sanchez will make a very good backup to the next QB for the jets.

    On the same note, I bet if Mark Sanchez was asked similar to the Peyton question asked of Rex if he would rather have BB or Wrecks he would also say he would want the best HC in the NFL with 5 rings as opposed to a HC who has one ring as a Defensive Coor and 3 rings asa HC in his mind.

  70. promin1 says: Dec 28, 2011 9:52 AM

    dogman9

    Spoken like a typical bitter Jet fan. Little brat who needs attention. It must have really tore you up to watch your over rated JV squad get blasted by the Giants in “your” house. LOL. Over 4 decades and counting little fella….

  71. yatista says: Dec 28, 2011 10:41 AM

    “Again QB’s historically have struggled and typically break out in the 4th-5th year when they really get a good feel for the game. Just becuse Manning, Marino, and most likely Newton are exceptions doesn’t mean that a 3rd year QB is a bust.”

    You forgot the biggest “exception” of all, Matt Stafford who came out of the same draft as Sanchez. In his 3rd year and first complete season he is at or close to being one of the top 5 QB’s in the NFL. He is why the Lions are at 10-5 and in the playoffs, looking at a possible 11-5, and the Jets are 8-7 looking at a possible 8-8 and no playoffs. And that’s with Detroit having the 20th ranked defense vs. #7 for the Jets.

  72. agelardi says: Dec 28, 2011 10:42 AM

    I hate the Jets & Sanchez. That said, they results they have gotten from him truely amaze me. He’s been great for that team. Unfortunately for Jet fans, he hasn’t been perfect.

  73. mikegoldnj says: Dec 28, 2011 11:25 AM

    Sanchez is an average QB – and you can win Super Bowls with an average QB – but not with an average head coach too.

    Let’s look at Rex’s record. He snuck into the playoffs one year when the Colts pulled their starters in the last game – that should have been an 8-8 team.

    Even if the Jets win against the fins, they were given TWO wins by their opponents this year – so they’ll be lucky to be 8-8.

    They did have one legitimately good season under Rex last year when the Patriots were re-building (as they still are). I guess that’s pretty good for a team that hasn’t been to a Super Bowl since the Kennedy Administration.
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    First, it really doesn’t matter how they got into the playoffs the last two years. The fact is that they made it to the conference championship game both times.

    Second, how old are you? 10? There were no Super Bowls during the Kennedy Administration and even if there were, Super Bowl III was years after that in 1968.

  74. mikegoldnj says: Dec 28, 2011 11:28 AM

    You must have been the GM in San Diego when they said “I dont’ know about this Drew Brease guy we have… let’s draft this kid out of NC state and let Drew go. Will another team find a gold mine in Drew….

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    I agree with your sentiments but, the Chargers did not draft Philip Rivers. He was drafted by the Giants. The Chargers drafted Eli Manning.

  75. noquickreactionshere says: Dec 28, 2011 12:18 PM

    mikegoldnj says:
    Dec 28, 2011 11:28 AM
    You must have been the GM in San Diego when they said “I dont’ know about this Drew Brease guy we have… let’s draft this kid out of NC state and let Drew go. Will another team find a gold mine in Drew….

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    I agree with your sentiments but, the Chargers did not draft Philip Rivers. He was drafted by the Giants. The Chargers drafted Eli Manning.

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    Your right …. technically. But remember they had no intentions of keeping Manning, they drafted him with the number 1 with the intentions of trading for Rivers. They just wanted to make sure they did not risk losing out on both Manning and Rivers. Either way the basic point is that they were drafting a QB because they did not have faith in 3rd/4th year Drew Brese.

    @Yatista

    True, Stafford is starting to emerge in his 3rd year. Also remember he was drafted before Sanchez…. number 1 overall. And the biggest exception of all is Marino who set records in his second year.

  76. CKL says: Dec 28, 2011 1:37 PM

    I don’t think the guy has first round talent but some of this mess is definitely not his fault. First of all, a QB that inexperienced with that talent level shouldn’t have drafted that high let alone traded up for. That made the expectations for him too high. Second of all, I think he would have benefited a LOT from sitting behind a solid vet for a couple years because he was so inexperienced in college.

    I kind of feel bad for him even as a Pats fan because he usually says the right stuff despite the media beatings he takes. And I do think he tries his best.

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