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Jets expected to simplify playbook for Sanchez

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Mark Sanchez isn’t going to respond to the latest barrage of attacks against him.  A Jets spokesmen told ESPNNewYork.com that Sanchez doesn’t comment on anonymous sources.

What Sanchez says publicly doesn’t matter. He needs to show he can play, and he won’t be able to do that for a while.

Rich Cimini writes about the challenges Sanchez will face in the locker room and the direction of the team’s offense. New offensive coordinator Tony Sparano emphasizes power running and max protection.

“Look for Sparano to scale back the playbook. Schottenheimer ran a high-volume offense and it overwhelmed Sanchez at times,” Cimini writes. “Sanchez also needs a quarterback coach who can help him better understand pass coverages. Too often he doesn’t know how to react when his first read is covered.”

Well, there you go. Schottenheimer sure seemed to try to simplify things for Sanchez; all they threw were slants. The team showed how little they trusted Sanchez with their playcalling. When they did trust him, it didn’t go well.

Sparano seems likely to make the Jets offense even more conservative. That may be an attractive approach to Rex Ryan and it may even be the best idea for Sanchez. They can coach around him like they do with Alex Smith in San Francisco.

The problem with this idea: Tony Sparano is no Jim Harbaugh and this approach isn’t going to turn the No. 5 overall pick of the 2009 draft into a difference maker.

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  1. palewook says: Jan 12, 2012 10:55 AM

    word is sanchez likes things around the highschool level…wait thats something else

  2. jimmysimpson55 says: Jan 12, 2012 10:56 AM

    Wow, nothing says “Our QB is a dummy” like the old ‘simplify the playbook’ line. I wonder if Rogers and Brady needed the play book scaled down.

  3. irongershwin says: Jan 12, 2012 10:56 AM

    I heard they are going to use a pop-up playbook.

  4. dexterismyhero says: Jan 12, 2012 10:58 AM

    The cover says: See Dick run…See Jane run…

  5. eaglesnoles05 says: Jan 12, 2012 10:58 AM

    This team is a hilarious calamity of errors, top to bottom.

  6. waltdawg says: Jan 12, 2012 10:59 AM

    Might I suggest coloring book in Spanish?

  7. 69finfan says: Jan 12, 2012 11:00 AM

    I thought they already did that for Sanchez. Pretty soon there will not be a playbook per se. Maybe finger paints are the way to go or maybe he can just draw plays in the turf. Also, you probably don’t need that many plays in the play book because all he has to do is get into FG range because with TS that’s all you’ll be doing anyway. Fg’s and fist pump away. Good luck.

  8. jenniferxxx says: Jan 12, 2012 11:01 AM

    We’re talking football … not nuclear physics. How “simplified” does it have to get? I mean just how dumb is Mark Sanchez?

  9. sixaspadz says: Jan 12, 2012 11:01 AM

    That should help him out. Run left. Pass right. You have to dumb it down for these USC kids…

  10. lolb23 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:03 AM

    Rex did same thing with diet. This won’t work either.

  11. phillyphever says: Jan 12, 2012 11:04 AM

    Simplify the playbook? For a 4th year QB? They better hope Manning is healthy and on the market at this point, because Sanchez has moved into Rick Mirer territory.

  12. ajknox88 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:05 AM

    oh wow, this just adds to what was reported earlier this week about how jets players believe he’s being coddled. let the feast begin!

  13. coderacer says: Jan 12, 2012 11:05 AM

    Wow…really? Aren’t QBs supposed to be smart? Know pass coverages, their own plays etc..? Jesus, three years later and you have to simplify the playbook?!

  14. pkrjones says: Jan 12, 2012 11:05 AM

    Maybe the 3 back, 2 TE set would be better for him. Run 90% of the time and he doesn’t have any deficiencies… or trade for the franchise-tagged Matt Flynn and get yourself a QB that is ready to start and grasp the full playbook. Nahhh, makes too much sense.

  15. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jan 12, 2012 11:05 AM

    Didn’t they try a color coded system before?

  16. promin1 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:06 AM

    Remember when he had a color coded wrist ban of plays that told him where to throw the ball? LOL
    The Jets got fleeced with this kid. They need to admit he is a Class A Dunce and has no mental capacity to run a pro style offense.

  17. vikesfan67 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:07 AM

    Isn’t this going to be his 4th year in the league, why would you have to scale back the playbook ? Now he is dumb as well as can’t play? Interesting !! Maybe the unamed players are right!!

  18. nxsteven says: Jan 12, 2012 11:07 AM

    Shotty run offense in a nutshell:

    https://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/full/493903150.gif?Expires=1326385347&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA&Signature=mEwpW3ZPLaI~2zAg7WFaqMWYdaFL0ucDOpGuQDaLruReSxkCzZ2cTllQAkKxJS0vVGOKww13UwcmQwnyDYahh-I05IdPllkX6q1xG-WMLEfbijmWBSRcNNVx3UODj7S5-4BNOXetT~Masf1Ubft1VsZhONGbtzi~NDnb2XAE8M0_

    Five receivers running five yard routes with six yards to go.

  19. nesportsfan0428 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:07 AM

    New playbook is

    Handoff to Greene
    Playaction Pass to Greene
    Handoff to Greene
    Punt

    Wash and repeat.

  20. swgiblin says: Jan 12, 2012 11:08 AM

    He’s an NFL quarterback. The playbook shouldn’t have to be simplified so he can understand it and make correct reads. He needs to get his ass in the film room and understand his plays and his reads. If he can’t do that, it’s time to move on.

    This is truly hilarious. “Dumbing down” your playbook so your QB has a chance.

    Yeah, good luck with that Jets. See you in the playoffs when you drop the mediocre QB.

  21. r8danation says: Jan 12, 2012 11:08 AM

    Lmao….. Does it come with Crayons?

  22. bh83 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:09 AM

    This is pathetic… Dumb down a play book for a qb who has been in the league a few years? Don’t the jets see this as a bad sign rather than an opportunity?

  23. pitchblack816 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:09 AM

    Sounds can be heard emanating from Sanchez’s room while studying the new playbook….”the cow says Mooooo, the dog says woof.”

  24. svcfilmguy says: Jan 12, 2012 11:09 AM

    How many people could survive in the workplace if they couldn’t grasp the core of their job duties in the first 3 years? I literally cannot believe this. How much more evidence do you need that Sanchez isn’t the answer? This is also wildly unfair to the other offensive players who are intelligent/hard-working enough to master a more complicated scheme. Go all in for Manning. As far as work ethic and football IQ go, he is the polar opposite of Sanchez.

  25. nflfollower says: Jan 12, 2012 11:09 AM

    I bet santonio and plaxico love hearing this. “Remember those 4 routes we ran last year? Hitch, slant, curl, and fade? Yea, we are scaling back….”. It will be tough attracting WR’s to this offense.

  26. nardointhenati says: Jan 12, 2012 11:09 AM

    “Coach around him” ouch!

  27. scrapcat17 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:09 AM

    Is this the same guy that the NY Media dubbed Sanchize?

  28. 69finfan says: Jan 12, 2012 11:10 AM

    Is there a Rosetta Stone course that uses stick men instead of words, maybe that will help.

  29. test2402 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:10 AM

    Wow. Marky sure is no Timmy. Tebow of course.

  30. ProDolphinsTalk says: Jan 12, 2012 11:11 AM

    This is pathetic. A 4th year NFL QB drafted in the first round should be hitting his stride right now… I hate the Jets but they should cut this dude and start McElroy. GO DOLPHINS.

  31. pftcensorssuck says: Jan 12, 2012 11:12 AM

    Wow …… just “wow”.

    Sanchez is entering his FOURTH season,and instead of a progression, they have to DUMB DOWN the playbook for him?????

    I think this tells you all you need to know about Mark Sanchez.

    Look for the Yets to draft his replacement.

  32. 6ball says: Jan 12, 2012 11:13 AM

    .

    Scale back ? Their playbook has only two plays ; punt and interception.

    .

  33. austrianpanther says: Jan 12, 2012 11:13 AM

    We have an idiot that is running our offense! No wonder we can’t reach the final plateau!

    Day 1 at Idiot School- Ok Mark, this is a football
    Day 2 at Idiot School- We throw the football to a guy wearing the same uniform as you
    Day 3 at Idiot School- We need ten yards, the number of fingers and thumbs on both your hands for a first down
    Day 4 at Idiot School- A touchdoen is when we cross that final line from left to right

  34. billh1947 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:13 AM

    Sanchez shouldnt need the playbook to be simplified,he has been in the Jets system long enough to know it by heart and also to be able to read defenses correctly,maybe he can learn better sitting behind Peyton Manning who is cerebral enough to learn the playbook in a few weeks and already knows how to read every defense out there, the Jets would be a totally incompetant organization if Manning becomes available and they dont offer the world for him,Sanchez is not the answer and it appears Ryan isnt either.

  35. jmagnet28 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:14 AM

    Simplify?

    Awesome! That’s just what you want to have to do with the #5 pick in the draft.

  36. Tom G says: Jan 12, 2012 11:15 AM

    Instead of demanding more from the so called “Sanchise” they simplify it for the dummy.Makes you appreciate Ken O Brien more doesn’t it Jet fan?

  37. gmen1987 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:15 AM

    The lack of success of recent USC QBs will carry on to Matt Barkley. Does all the talent of USC make the QBs look better than they actually are?

    Barkley is not the most athletic of physically gifted QB like an Andrew Luck or Matt Stafford are. Who knows if he has the same Hollywood Syndrome that afflicks Sanchez and Matt Leinart.

  38. mq8178 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:16 AM

    A top 10 draft pick who was supposed to save a franchise can’t udnerstand a playbook after three years and has a hard time reading defenses.

    Is this a joke? There are QBs in this league who have had to learn new playbooks each year when OCs are changed that perform better than Sanchez. Sanchez will go down next to Leaf and Russell as the biggest QB busts of all time.

  39. Fan On Fire_Maurice Barksdale says: Jan 12, 2012 11:16 AM

    If the Jets have to simplify the playbook for their QB, then that tells me, they don’t have a QB.

    Seems like the Jets need to bring in some competition for Mark Sanchez at QB.

  40. jmagnet28 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:16 AM

    Dumb is what happens when you have one year of starting experience before you enter the NFL. Think about that. One measely year as a college starter and you start from day one in the NFL?

    Is there any other way this could have ended up? Learning QB in the NFL with that kind of college experience is equivalent to learning calculus by smoke signal.

  41. Tom G says: Jan 12, 2012 11:16 AM

    their going to print out plays from Tecmo Bowl and tell him to point to one.

  42. tunescribe says: Jan 12, 2012 11:17 AM

    What didn’t Li’l Marky not understand about red-light/green-light? Do they have to dumb it down to just “light”? Maybe they should start by limiting his in-season distractions — like, high school girls, Harry Potter films and Justin Bieber concerts.

  43. jcusa514 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:17 AM

    simplify the playbook? this guy must be 7 or 8 games into his rookie season….oh, wait

  44. waltdawg says: Jan 12, 2012 11:17 AM

    Make it a Fall Wardrobe guide for the man who has everything…He will study that to complete success! GQ is in front of his playbook on his reading list

  45. jmagnet28 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:18 AM

    At least the Jets draft plans for 2012 will be relatively simple as well.

    “draft nothing but offensive linemen and running backs.’

  46. mr4thand1 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:18 AM

    Does this new playbook come with hand puppets?

  47. brutus9448 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:20 AM

    simplify the playbook is more for sparano than sanzhez. Sparano doesn’t understand offense well enough to have a large playbook. All you need is 3 plays. run right. run middle. run left.

  48. billh1947 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:21 AM

    The Jets are fortunate in one way this week,they wont be the NY team the Packers take behind the woodshed for a thrashing on Sunday,the Giants will prove they belong in the same category as the Jets,mediocre at best.

  49. nxsteven says: Jan 12, 2012 11:21 AM

    Shotty’s offense in a nutshell, when not an obvious run:

    https://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/full/493903150.gif?Expires=1326385347&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA&Signature=mEwpW3ZPLaI~2zAg7WFaqMWYdaFL0ucDOpGuQDaLruReSxkCzZ2cTllQAkKxJS0vVGOKww13UwcmQwnyDYahh-I05IdPllkX6q1xG-WMLEfbijmWBSRcNNVx3UODj7S5-4BNOXetT~Masf1Ubft1VsZhONGbtzi~NDnb2XAE8M0_

    Five receivers running five yard routes with six yards to go.

  50. dawsonleery says: Jan 12, 2012 11:22 AM

    Time to clean house. Your Head Coach like to make foot fetish videos, your QB likes high school girls. Players are trashing other players. What a mess.

  51. ravensruleandharbaughisgod says: Jan 12, 2012 11:22 AM

    Get Manning, somehow, and let Sanchez learn for a few years at the feet of this Svengali. Otherwise, the J-E-T-S will never get close to the elite teams, and likely will slide down towards the Browns and Rams of the NFL world.

  52. gf2711 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:22 AM

    I always knew Tecmo Super Bowl would be back!

  53. brutus9448 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:22 AM

    he’s gonna start reading the sparano book called
    “offense for dummies”

  54. tombradyallday says: Jan 12, 2012 11:24 AM

    Simplify? dam homie how much simplifying you need. this is the NFL not usc

  55. Nevis says: Jan 12, 2012 11:24 AM

    Always a good sign scaling back the playbook 4 years into a guy’s career.

    Sanchez is a bust and the sooner the Jets move on, the better. Then again, that won’t happen until Ryan is gone so likely the end of 2012.

  56. ampats says: Jan 12, 2012 11:24 AM

    And in today’s episode of “As the jets implode” the jets decide to give Mark Sanchez a coloring book to learn his plays.

    When Rex Ryan was asked about the situation he was not available as he was busy eating his GD snack! Mike Tannenbaum when asked told PFT that the jets were currently contacting a local high school that Mark frequents for a tutor to help him learn his playbook.

    Getting ready for the 44th jet fans ??

  57. carmelaanthonysoprano says: Jan 12, 2012 11:25 AM

    Am I the only one who read the article?

    It says that bringing in Sparano means they’re probably going to change it, not necessarily because of Sanchez.

    Can you all honestly not read?

  58. whatswiththehate says: Jan 12, 2012 11:30 AM

    So let me see if I get this straight, out of all the QBs chosen in the 2009 draft Sanchez has been the only one who has taken to his team to the play-offs twice in his four years and has advanced to at least the third round.

    The media chosen and number one drafted QB Matt Stafford did it this season for the first time after playing for the Lions for four years and got eliminated in the first round. The other QB Josh Freeman has yet to make it to the play-offs. This is the first season the Jets hasn’t made the play-offs in years and the media seem to want to now throw Sanchez under the bus by questioning his ability as a QB and painting him with the typical “lazy and stupid” brush.

    So, I guess Sanchez supposedly having his play-book “watered down” must mean that he’s dumb. How come when QBs like Peyton have their plays on their wrists no one seems to preceived that as him being STUPID or DUMB…HMMMMMM

    Our media controlling the mind-set of the shallow and small minded..

  59. bbrophy1 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:30 AM

    Sanchez is at a crossroads. Right now this thing between him and Holmes is perceived the same way it was perceived between McNabb and TO. The QB was right and the receiver was wrong. TO had his character flaws but as time passed, we saw that he always put in the work and performed in the big moments. McNabb continually declined and was reportedly out of shape and lazy too. Sanchez is on the same path.

  60. swgiblin says: Jan 12, 2012 11:32 AM

    @carmela

    You might have read it, but you surely didn’t understand it.

  61. gregeer says: Jan 12, 2012 11:32 AM

    They’ve simplified it by removing all the passing plays. That way Sanchez doesn’t get a chance to cost them the game.

  62. ahpzuazua says: Jan 12, 2012 11:34 AM

    You run to the red flag and turn around. You run to the broken down El Camino and I’ll throw it to you. Everyone else block someone… cant wait to see… Fist Pumps for field goals love it!!!!

  63. 8man says: Jan 12, 2012 11:34 AM

    Somewhere Pete Carroll is smiling and saying, “See? I told ya he wasn’t ready.”

    What do you suppose the Colts would want from the Jets for Peyton Manning, assuming he can actually play again?

  64. ahpzuazua says: Jan 12, 2012 11:35 AM

    You run to the red flag and turn around. You run to the broken down El Camino and I’ll throw it to you. Everyone else block someone… love it!!!!

  65. jetsguy1117 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:36 AM

    This is absurd. First off – Rosenthal is an open Patriots fan. His vendetta against the Jets is beyond obvious. Second, Rex Ryan has a 28-20 record as a Head coach with 2 afc championship appearances. People can talk all they want, but he has done a solid job as head coach. Mistakes here and there – sure. But no one ever called him Bill Belichech. Third, the Jets did not throw slants this season. That is the main problem with Schotty. He got away with what worked the prior two years. For some reason, this season he only called passes to the sidelines.

    I am not arguing that Sanchez did not regress. The fact of the matter is he did, and he did badly. But let’s not pretend the Jets are entering their 6th straight year with a top 5 draft pick.

  66. swgiblin says: Jan 12, 2012 11:39 AM

    @whatswiththehate

    You really think Sanchez is your franchise QB?

    You think the Jets made it to the playoffs BECAUSE of Sanchez and not IN SPITE OF Sanchez?

    Come on man, Orlovsky could have led those teams to playoff wins.

  67. cantonbound13 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:39 AM

    Sporano’s play for field goals offense is perfect for him.

  68. svcfilmguy says: Jan 12, 2012 11:43 AM

    “So, I guess Sanchez supposedly having his play-book “watered down” must mean that he’s dumb. How come when QBs like Peyton have their plays on their wrists no one seems to preceived that as him being STUPID or DUMB…HMMMMMM

    Our media controlling the mind-set of the shallow and small minded..”

    Whatever you say, Mrs. Sanchez.

  69. Patskrieg dot com says: Jan 12, 2012 11:46 AM

    Didn’t they already do this? Are they really going to go from the Tecmo Super Bowl playlist to the Tecmo Bowl playlist and still name him their starting quarterback?

  70. phinfan says: Jan 12, 2012 11:49 AM

    Oh you can pick one of those up at the Crayola store.

  71. realitypolice says: Jan 12, 2012 11:51 AM

    Are we sure they aren’t simplifying their playbook for the new offensive coordinator?

  72. mumakata says: Jan 12, 2012 11:51 AM

    Now if the Jets could simplify the rest of the world for their fans…

  73. tdub821 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:53 AM

    Since he likes the high school approach in all areas (wink ..wink) perhaps he’s more comfortable with a “scratch and sniff” playbook?

  74. 69finfan says: Jan 12, 2012 12:01 PM

    The media doesn’t have to throw Sanchez under the bus. His own teammates are doing that. Not a teammate, teammates, multiple. And your going to compare Sanchez to Peyton Manning, cmon. No one is saying Sanchez is dumb. That would be wrong. It’s just that well, he is intellec tually challenged.

  75. duanethomas says: Jan 12, 2012 12:05 PM

    Get a life people! Manning, Brees, Rogers, Brady all had their playbooks……wait. Nevermind those are great quarterbacks. Sanchez is in that……wait. Nevermind. Same Ole Jets.

  76. xxwhodatxx says: Jan 12, 2012 12:06 PM

    So the five plays they now have are too many?

  77. joetoronto says: Jan 12, 2012 12:11 PM

    phillyphever says: Jan 12, 2012 11:04 AM

    Simplify the playbook? For a 4th year QB? They better hope Manning is healthy and on the market at this point, because Sanchez has moved into Rick Mirer territory.
    **************************************************
    Mirer was a dummy too, but at least he had an arm.

    This guy has no arm and schit for brains.

  78. basexc9 says: Jan 12, 2012 12:19 PM

    “If you’re down by 20 with 5 minutes to go, make sure you run the ball as many times as possible to get into field goal range and take the points.” – Sparano

  79. gingerkid2000 says: Jan 12, 2012 12:20 PM

    Didn’t they do that already? How much more dumbing down can you do without resorting to strictly pictures? Maybe they should make it an activity book complete with a box of crayons.

    Mark Sanchez’s “Football Activity Playbook” sponsored by Crayola.

  80. rushmatic says: Jan 12, 2012 12:24 PM

    coderacer says:

    Wow…really? Aren’t QBs supposed to be smart? Know pass coverages, their own plays etc..? Jesus, three years later and you have to simplify the playbook?!

    __________________

    I’m with you. He’s been looking at the same playbook for THREE YEARS, and he still doesn’t understand the more complex schemes? WTF.

    This is Rex Ryan’s playbook, not Sean Payton’s or Mike McCarthy’s or Bill Belichick’s! Jesus Christ.

  81. pisano says: Jan 12, 2012 12:24 PM

    After watching Sanchez for three years I’m resigned to the fact that he is no more than a back-up,#2 QB. The guy is not a leader, and proof of that is his teammates throwing him under the bus. If you don’t have the respect of the rest of the team you’re in trouble. Maybe a trade to the west would help him, that is if anyone out there would want him.

  82. bodester says: Jan 12, 2012 12:27 PM

    Heard over at Jets HQ:

    “The only way Mark will pay attention to the playbook is if you used scented markers. He likes to smell the paper, strawberry is his favorite!”

  83. pftcensorssuck says: Jan 12, 2012 12:31 PM

    jmagnet28 says:
    Jan 12, 2012 11:16 AM
    Dumb is what happens when you have one year of starting experience before you enter the NFL. Think about that. One measely year as a college starter and you start from day one in the NFL?

    Is there any other way this could have ended up? Learning QB in the NFL with that kind of college experience is equivalent to learning calculus by smoke signal.
    ——————————————————–
    I seem to recall this kid at Michigan who sat as a back-up through most of HIS college career ……. got taken in the SIXTH round ….. I think his name was Brady….. I wonder whatever happened to him???

    Probably couldn’t read a playbook either.

  84. andyreidisfat says: Jan 12, 2012 12:32 PM

    In defense of Sanchez a lot of very very smart people can not play qb, so I don’t think that “simplify the play book” had anything to do with normal intelligence.

    I think it had more to do with being able to read a defense in mid play and having the ability to see what’s going on in that split second and know what all the reads are and what the players who are running the routes individual tendencies are all while 300 lb men try to kill you.

    But then again taking cheap shots about pop up books and the like is much easier than tAking an objective look at why they would do this and what it means.

    Now as far as Sanchez is concerned I don’t think even with a more qb friendly system like brady runs where they generally only use two man reads to one side of the field and count on dominate talent to get one of those players open, Sanchez is just to gun shy and doesn’t have the accuracy or willingness that a Brady does. I do however believe that if sporano brings in the power running game and the jets can find a running back and a second tightend I think mark might be able to be succsessful. He would only have 15-20 throws a game and most of them are just to get passed the sticks or long throws down the field on play action that would work because you have to respect the run.

    So we’ll just have to see but my money is on Sanchez being good enough if they can be great on d and find a running back. Sanchez will never live up to where he was drafted, in fact he would be best served not even trying to

  85. mogogo1 says: Jan 12, 2012 12:33 PM

    With half the plays taken out the playbook will now have room for more fashion pics of Sanchez. Everybody wins!

  86. habsman says: Jan 12, 2012 12:42 PM

    He’s the type of guy who would study for a urine test. Still blaming Schotty?

  87. habsman says: Jan 12, 2012 12:44 PM

    @jmagnet28,

    How do you explain Cassells?

  88. gd1977 says: Jan 12, 2012 12:45 PM

    From same ESPN article:

    “Sanchez’s third-year statistics were eerily similar to those of Eli Manning. Sanchez was slightly better in touchdown passes (26 to 24),passer rating (78.1 to 77.0) and yardage (3,474 to 3,244),but Manning owned a small edge in completion percentage (57.7 to 56.7). They both threw 18 interceptions and both finished 8-8.”

    Not say he is Eli, because he is most definitely not. But to make him out to be the worst ever is ridiculous. Remember, Eli had the same criticism. Now Sanchez has to stop posing for GQ cause that is part of the problem.

  89. 6ball says: Jan 12, 2012 12:49 PM

    .

    Headline:

    Patriots hire Josh McDaniels as offensive assistant, Jets to counter with “Dora the Explorer ”

    .

  90. infectorman says: Jan 12, 2012 12:57 PM

    everyone go deeeeeep!!!!

  91. daveyjones1 says: Jan 12, 2012 12:59 PM

    It can’t get too much simpler that the offense they were already running can it? I mean “ground and pound” doesn’t scream complex passing game to me.
    Jets fans…the ship is sinking. Frankly, I am not sure it was ever afloat.

  92. CKL says: Jan 12, 2012 1:06 PM

    @wiwth

    The reason some QBs wear play call lists on their wrists has absolutely positively nothing to do with how smart they are as QBs. It’s the OC’s call and it has to do with making it speedier to get the play called into the QB. OC gives the QB a play number corresponding to the one on his wrist instead of calling in the entire play then having the QB have to spit out the entire play. And PM doesn’t wear a wristband.

    The only other time I remember a vet QB having an offense scaled down for him after his OC left was Aaron Brooks in New Orleans when Mc Carthy went to San Francisco and brooks was so bad he got benched for someone called Todd Bouman.

  93. gilmour93woo says: Jan 12, 2012 1:19 PM

    “Me Rex…you Mark…you quarterback”
    “You throw ball…you hand off ball”
    “I eat 10 pizzas by self and lick wife feets!”

  94. neuteronomy says: Jan 12, 2012 1:25 PM

    New Jets playbook:

    See Mark sit. Sit Mark, sit.

    See Rex talk. Blah, blah, blah. Rex likes to talk.

  95. peytonwantsaflag says: Jan 12, 2012 1:25 PM

    Wow? – simplifying the playbook is something you do when you have a ton of injuries or rookies, not a 3rd year QB.

    I don’t care how complicated it was or how bad the coaching was – just him playing everyday for 3 years should’ve taught him enough.

    He’s done.

  96. udub says: Jan 12, 2012 1:29 PM

    So Mark Sanchez, ‘Sanchize’ is such a good QB that they are going to simplify an already simple, QB-friendly system. If the D and the running game didn’t carry him the last couple years people would be calling him a bust pretty soon.

  97. vikingdoode says: Jan 12, 2012 1:33 PM

    Oh simplify just like TJoke. He’s stupid

  98. binarybulge says: Jan 12, 2012 1:33 PM

    This constant stream of “reports” containing nothing but word from “anonymous sources” and total guesses is ridiculous. I’d be willing to bet there are less than a dozen reporters in existence with actual integrity.

    Also, dear NFL, I have your answer: STOP DRAFTING USC TROJAN QBs. Better yet: stop drafting QBs from strong college teams, period. Their overall dominance mask a lot of issues that you won’t know about until much later, and by then, your chances at success will be gone.

  99. downfield1 says: Jan 12, 2012 1:35 PM

    I find it interesting that 93 comments have all butt holed sanchez and not one of the 93 could even make a div. III college team. Try playing QB in the NFL once and see what your up against. Just once…….

  100. bigbluelou says: Jan 12, 2012 1:45 PM

    Oh no they don’t “baby” him. The Jets just won’t admit they made a big mistake. They want to fit the square peg in the round hole. Sanchez is a mexican’t.

  101. usmarine75 says: Jan 12, 2012 1:46 PM

    You mean that wasn’t already a simplified offense?

    Sheesh… good luck with that.

  102. caseynthonymunoz says: Jan 12, 2012 1:46 PM

    Just give Joe Uni-Brow Flacco’s playbook to Sanchez…it doesnt get any simplier than that! The only thing missing would be the “Killer” defense.

  103. seahawksfan25 says: Jan 12, 2012 1:48 PM

    How could mark even want to play for this team after this? He should have a decent year with a simple offensive gameplan but no matter what, sanchez will never be accepted

  104. sail105 says: Jan 12, 2012 2:04 PM

    Come on guys-Sanchez will be just fine, leave him alone-let Rex handle him-he doesn’t need dumbing down-just keep everything the way it is -Plax and Santonio are the cornerstones of the offense. All will be fine so long as there is no lockout and the team can go away for a bonding experience at training camp (per Woody)

    A Pats Fan

  105. dolphinatic13 says: Jan 12, 2012 2:12 PM

    I hope that there’s not more than 20 plays in the new playbook cause Sanchez can’t count to 21 unless he’s naked, and that would lead to a violation of the leagues uniform policy…

  106. garyman1 says: Jan 12, 2012 2:12 PM

    There you go Sanchez… run the ‘ole “picket fence” at ‘em (wait, that was basketball) .

  107. descendency says: Jan 12, 2012 2:22 PM

    “Simplify the playbook” = Remove the pass plays

  108. jackybadass says: Jan 12, 2012 2:33 PM

    sanchize can win only with a strong running game and a great d. he will never carry a team on his back. usc over hype. pete was right about this guy. he still needs a few more years!

  109. jets82jets says: Jan 12, 2012 2:35 PM

    Seriously as a jets fan if you have to simplify the playbook to accommodate your quarterback, you will never make the superbowl. Cut bait with this scrub sanchez, he didn’t get them to the afc champioship games, the run game and defense did. Moreover, he pretty much single handedly blew last years afc championship game. Please for the love of God go all in for manning.

  110. thinwhiteduke76 says: Jan 12, 2012 2:37 PM

    How come a team that’s not in the playoffs is more talked about than a team that is in the playoffs?

    Seriously, no one cares that the Jets missed the playoffs, or were surprised. They got lucky last year with most of those wins, and while they had talent, this year the ego just got to their heads, especially Rex Ryan. When your coach thinks he is king kong and is the greatest ever but his team constantly under performs, it’s not a good sign.

    I was happy that the Jets didn’t make the playoffs cause I figured I wouldn’t have to hear Rex Ryan’s mouth going off about how great his team is, but now I realized, even when they don’t make the playoffs, I still have to hear about them.

  111. promickey says: Jan 12, 2012 2:39 PM

    Did anyone think that perhaps the problem with Sanchez and his regression had to do with less weapons. Tomlinson is older and not the ground force he once was. Moreover Burress at 34 and after spending time in prison was not the weapon he once was. There were less receivers to create separation. Sparano will not be able to ground and pound as the Jets did when they reached the AFC championship games. The Jets will have to pick up some offensive line and running back help.

  112. numberoneinthehoodg says: Jan 12, 2012 2:49 PM

    If I’m Sanchez (which I’m not) I’d have my legal team draft a document for all of the players on the team to sign and send to the papers in question to release the names of the people who made the statements. I’d post it up in the locker room and either everyone signs it and they (papers) have to disclose they’re full of crap or those that don’t sign are the one’s who spilled the proverbial beans or they (papers) have to state whom said what they said.

    Step up Sanchise

  113. riverhorsey says: Jan 12, 2012 2:54 PM

    Hooked on Phonics does playbooks now

  114. sevensixtwonato says: Jan 12, 2012 2:55 PM

    “New offensive coordinator Tony Sparano emphasizes power running and max protection.”

    Have fun watching that on Sundays…

    Signed,

    A Vikings fan

  115. 69finfan says: Jan 12, 2012 2:55 PM

    I think Sparano is going to do away with the offensive playbook altogether. He is just going to find a kicker that can kick 80 yard field goals and then they really don’t need any plays other than a few runs. Also, not only could I not play QB for a division III team I couldn’t play QB for a high school team. But I’ve been around NFL Football long enough to know that when a team scales down an already scaled down offense for a so called established QB there is a problem. Just sayin.

  116. nyjalleffingday says: Jan 12, 2012 3:08 PM

    @jets82jets

    Which AFC Championship game were you watching, my friend? Sanchez put up a 102.2 in Pittsburgh, and a 93.3, I don’t recall the AFC Championship game that Sanchez played poorly in. I do remember the ones where our defense got gutted like some pop warner unit, though.

  117. habsman says: Jan 12, 2012 3:21 PM

    The Jet’s will be fine, other than Bill Walsh, Sparano is the greatest offensive football mind in league history.

  118. billh1947 says: Jan 12, 2012 3:22 PM

    downfield1 says:
    Jan 12, 2012 1:35 PM
    “I find it interesting that 93 comments have all butt holed sanchez and not one of the 93 could even make a div. III college team. Try playing QB in the NFL once and see what your up against. Just once.”
    the 93 posters you speak of just find it incredulous that a first round draft pick who has played for four years with the same team,makes millions of dollars to do his job very well,attended an institute of higher learning to absorb knowledge for at least three years would have to have his playbook dummied down so this same person could succeed and earn those millions of dollars he gets paid,incredible indeed.

  119. swgiblin says: Jan 12, 2012 3:35 PM

    @numberoneinthehood

    You’re an attorney are you? Given your username, I’d guess that you might be the furthest thing from an attorney. In the future, you might want to stay away from legal arguments.

    Oh man, I love when imbeciles think they understand the law.

  120. jerruhjones21 says: Jan 12, 2012 3:38 PM

    numberoneinthehoodg says:Jan 12, 2012 2:49 PM

    If I’m Sanchez (which I’m not)

    ——————–

    Really? With a screen name like that, I would guessed that you were Mark…

    /heavy sarcasm

  121. rexryanstoecheese says: Jan 12, 2012 3:45 PM

    andyreidisfat says:
    Jan 12, 2012 12:32 PM
    In defense of Sanchez a lot of very very smart people can not play qb, so I don’t think that “simplify the play book” had anything to do with normal intelligence.

    I think it had more to do with being able to read a defense in mid play and having the ability to see what’s going on in that split second and know what all the reads are and what the players who are running the routes individual tendencies are all while 300 lb men try to kill you.

    But then again taking cheap shots about pop up books and the like is much easier than tAking an objective look at why they would do this and what it means.

    Now as far as Sanchez is concerned I don’t think even with a more qb friendly system like brady runs where they generally only use two man reads to one side of the field and count on dominate talent to get one of those players open, Sanchez is just to gun shy and doesn’t have the accuracy or willingness that a Brady does. I do however believe that if sporano brings in the power running game and the jets can find a running back and a second tightend I think mark might be able to be succsessful. He would only have 15-20 throws a game and most of them are just to get passed the sticks or long throws down the field on play action that would work because you have to respect the run.

    So we’ll just have to see but my money is on Sanchez being good enough if they can be great on d and find a running back. Sanchez will never live up to where he was drafted, in fact he would be best served not even trying to

    *******************************************

    Product of the ______________ school system??

    Dude, I usually cannot stand it when PFT posters point out spelling and grammar mistakes on posts, but this is absurd. Ever hear of a comma?

    You actually expect people to take you seriously about the NE Patriots Offensive tendencies when you can’t spell “successful” or avoid run-on sentences?

    FYI Einstein, the Pats do NOT use 1 or 2 man reads to a single side of the field. They most often line up 3-5 wide, in a hurry offense, with what seems to be and endless myriad of starting positions, only to send guys in motion after he “reads the defense”. Thats deosnt even include the TE’s coming off the O-line strong side protection after chipping a Pass rusher. Where the Hell did you get your information, Mark Sanchez’s new playbook? Jeeesshh!

  122. granadafan says: Jan 12, 2012 3:49 PM

    The timing of this announcement would seem to contradict the owner’s vehement claims today that Sanchez isn’t lazy. He’s too lazy and/or too dumb to complex playbook

  123. cshearing says: Jan 12, 2012 4:52 PM

    I can understand this attitude for a rookie QB, but Sanchez is not a rookie any longer. Maybe both he & the Jets should stop acting like he is.

  124. fmwarner says: Jan 12, 2012 4:52 PM

    Just because your team wins doesn’t mean you have a “winning QB”. They had success the last two years despite Sanchez, not because of him.

    QB is an important position, too important for you to coach around your guy because he’s been a part of your winning team.

  125. west50thstdeadbeat says: Jan 12, 2012 4:55 PM

    The playbook was dumbed down for favre too under schottenheimer and it actually worked before the old man got hurt. There were to many unnecessary shifts with schotty. just let sanchez line up and throw the ball without all the brian “cutsie” schottenheimer playcalling – something TS will bring to the table.

  126. IainRWB says: Jan 12, 2012 5:08 PM

    What playbook are they simplifying? Schotty’s? I’d have hoped a new OC would have a completely new system. The thought of Schotty’s offense lingering is nauseating.

  127. sllib12 says: Jan 13, 2012 6:30 AM

    sanchez as dumb as fireman ed

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