Sanchez, Tebow both struggle in loss to Giants

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Mark Sanchez didn’t do anything against the Giants on Saturday night to deserve to keep his job as the Jets’ starting quarterback. But Tim Tebow didn’t do anything to deserve to take the job from Sanchez.

Both Sanchez and Tebow struggled, and the Jets’ offense could get nothing going all night, as the Giants won easily, 26-3.

A quick glance at Sanchez’s numbers might suggest that he had a decent night: He did complete nine of his 11 passes. But he was throwing short, easy passes exclusively, which is why he had just 59 passing yards. And he threw an absolutely terrible interception that the Giants’ Jayron Hosley took back 77 yards for a touchdown.

Tebow completed just five of 14 passes for 69 yards. Tebow was in at quarterback for the Jets’ only scoring drive, and unlike Sanchez Tebow didn’t throw any interceptions, but Tebow threw plenty of ugly, inaccurate passes.

The quarterbacks weren’t getting a lot of help; with Santonio Holmes out, the Jets’ receiving corps was missing its only proven playmaker. And the Jets’ offensive line was lousy, with the Giants’ defensive ends repeatedly bringing pressure. Jets right tackle Wayne Hunter remains a huge liability.

Overall, the Jets’ offense looks like a mess. Rex Ryan better be right that the Jets have a Top 5 defense, because their offense is going to be a problem.

103 responses to “Sanchez, Tebow both struggle in loss to Giants

  1. Rex Ryan deserves a couple of stunners for creating that mess and that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so.

  2. It’s a shame drops count as incompletions. Tebow clearly struggles throwing the quick pass to the RB, but when he had a decent amount of time he didn’t look too bad. He didn’t look great either. And under throwing Hill in the end zone is inexcusable.

  3. Rex Ryan may be a good defensive coach(and I believe he is actually top-5 to be honest) but his biggest mistake seems to be the Sanchez pick. He’s just not consistent enough to be a good(forget great) QB in this league.

  4. instead of letting cromartie just play a few offensive plays.. the jets should let the entire defense play offense as well.

    seems like their only chance of getting more than 3 every possession..

  5. Ugly, inaccurate passes from Teblow?
    Yeah and the sky is also blue, the sun is yellow, and grass is green. Tell us something we don’t already know and expect.

  6. The jets qb’s are struggling…. Is that even news-worthy anymore considering theyve both been terrible qb’s for the duration of their careers to this point?

  7. Mark Sanchez has no chance of success if the Jets do not give him a chance in the first place.

    The Jets most glaring needs on the team happen to be on offense: right tackle (Wayne Hunter is a back up pretending to be a starter), right guard (Brandon Moore is going to be 33), left guard (Matt Slauson is too inconsistent), running back (there is no one with explosive, game changing ability on the depth chart), and wide receiver (Santonio Holmes will not come back in 2013).

    The defense has more talent this year but they still lack an OLB.

    I understand writers have to sensationalize details when it comes to giving fans something to read about but lets call it like it is:

    The Jets need talent on the offensive side of the ball and a general manager to deliver that.

  8. I’d hate to see how many points they would have given up if they were not a top 5 defense. Also, at least they scored three pts., I’m sure Tony Sparano was very proud and let loose a barage of fist pumps.

  9. Chase the Future’s post sums it up the best. While Sanchez has certainly not been something to write home about and has had some absolutely awful moments (tonight’s INT certainly included), he was playing short 3 of his top 4 receivers and Hunter is absolutely the WORST OT I’ve ever seen. He gave up at least 3 sacks by his sole accord (one was negated by an offsides penalty on the other defensive end aka it had no effect on that sack) and played a hand in another, as well as missing an assignment on the failed 4th & 1 attempt.

  10. How many other people were pulling their hair out praying the NFL Network would figure out that this game was a DAWG and switch to a real NFL game?
    I gave up hoping after the 30th time that man and woman from the morning show came on to breathlessly promise a breakdown tomorrow morning of Sanchez/Tebow vs the Giants!!!

    Sigh…. I’m a PATS fan and even I acknowledge it should have been “Eli Manning’s Giants vs the Jets.”

  11. For stonecoldsays or whatever it is you need to grow up and learn wrestling is fake. But besides that the Jets aren’t going to have a good offense, which you need in this league till they get a top 15 QB that’s all they need with that D. But Rex’s ignorance thought it’d be a good idea to get an even worse QB that only brings drama to the team because of who he is, despite the fact Tebow is a terrible QB. But Rex obviously loves the drama more than actually winning!

  12. The Jets offensive line is crap. It is a miracle that Sanchez did as well as he did with such weak protection.

    If the O-line keeps playing like it is, Tebow will be the starter while Sanchez sits on the bench with injuries.

    Also, something to think about…the only points the Jets have scored in the preseason have come on Tebow lead drives…if I’m wrong on that, somebody let me know.

  13. I feel bad for whomever is QB.

    Either guy is going to be behind an OL with huge holes at LG, RG, and RT. The best WR is a malcontent. The next best is a backup caliber player. The running backs are decrepit.

    The only positive is that Mangold and Ferguson are on the OL and the defense will keep them in most games.

  14. Keep trying PFT.

    How embarassing your catering to the trolls of your website.

    Sanchez had 1 bad throw, one. He was 9/11 with a drop and an INT. Sanchez proved he was 100% worthy of being the QB of the team.

    Your articles on the Jets are useless……you just go for view counts and comments from haters.

  15. Worst QB tandem in NFL history. I can’t wait to see how many teams tebow ends up playing for. The Jets are the joke of the NFL for sure. My only other hope is that Mara ends up behind bars before seasons end due to collusion.

  16. mojosmagic says:
    Aug 18, 2012 11:03 PM
    The Jets are a mess and the blame goes to the fraud behind the mess.. Rex Ryan.
    ————————————————–

    I think this is pretty accurate. New NFL rule: No team may promote a Ryan beyond the level of Defensive Coordinator.

  17. Horrible QB’s, shaky WR’s, a pretty pedestrian O-Line, and a blue-collar starting RB… we may have seen one of the worst offenses in the NFL tonight.

  18. Sorry Rex Ryan, you can’t scape goat Brian Scottenheimer for your lackluster offense this time cuz you fired him and replaced a dinosaur of a conservative play caller in Sparano.

    Also, don’t you know that it all starts in the trenches?
    Dallas still had Troy Aikman but a porous line and he was knocked out of the NFL with a carreer ending concussion. For a more recent example, See RG III against the Bears…or Jay Cutler last year.

  19. Btw, those commentators must have a Love fest for Tebow. That throw to Stephen Hill was not across his body and he reverted back to his windy, football at his waist throwing motion. Even when he throws with the football at his head, he missed two screens to the RB. I guess it’s time to find another QB guru to teach him next offseason.

  20. After tonight’s farce, will anyone ever understand why the Jets extended Sanchez for two more years when they could have been rid of him next year?

  21. Overheard outside the Jets locker room: Hey, you f**kin media hounds, leave my damn twinks, uh, I mean quarterbacks, alone.

  22. I’m sure come Monday morning, Skip Bayless will have something flowery to say about the Jets’ backup quarterback. He even has Stephen A. Smith on the Tim Tebow bandwagon.
    I was stunned by how awful the Jets’ offense is. Then I remembered: Tony Sparano is the offensive coordinator. Couple Sparano with what appears to be an inept O-line, and Mark Sanchez/Tim Tebow/Joe Namath/Browning Nagle/Boomer Eiason/Ken O’Brien/Vinnie Testaverde/Neil O’Donnell/whoever has no chance.
    None. Zero. Zilch. Zip.

  23. Train wreck for sure. The person at fault is big mouth toe sucking Rex Ryan. Jets needs a NEW coach. Rex is the one caused this train too go off the track. NO super bowl again for the jets. There is always next season with a new coach and new QB. Tebow and Sanchez gone after this year. Back to grade school football for them.

  24. did any of you yahoos even watch the game. If so you should have noticed that Tebow actually moved the chains and unlike Sanchez, was able to put points on the board. He had a couple of dropped passes, a few off throws but nothing too bad. He threw it away as the pressure was too much. Why can’t Sanchez do that? He also was close to breaking a couple of nice runs off the pressure but those Giants really were in the backfield all night. Tebow is far and away a better choice for that team with that bad O line. Sanchez will get killed eventually. At least Tebow can scramble and break some tackles. Also, he actually threw many good looking passes and the team seemed energized. but keep believing the anti Tebow media. I hate the Jets and don’t have a dog in this race but the media’s hatred for Tebow and the sheeple buying it without thinking for themselves is getting pretty sickening

  25. @bobzilla1001:

    Sanchez and Tebow aren’t helping the situation with their play. Missing what few chances they have to make a play and put some points on the board. I suppose poor throws in key situations are Sporano and the O-Line’s fault too right? The offense seems equally bad on all levels with few bright spots if any.

  26. The bottom line is Tebow looked MUCH better than Sanchez all around. He missed some throws, but hung in he pocket better and made better decisions. I know NYJ fans…you don’t want to hear it…but Tebow will be starting inside 6 games.

  27. “Chase The Future™ says:
    Aug 18, 2012 11:00 PM
    Mark Sanchez has no chance of success if the Jets do not give him a chance in the first place.”

    ======================

    I’m sorry, was Tebow playing with a completely different team and a completely different system? He might not have looked great, but he was unquestionably better than The Sanchize.

  28. It will be a long year in Gotham for the Jets!

    But it won’t matter as the NY media will rake in buku profits with back page conspiracy theory!

    Where’s Oliver Stone when you need him?

  29. sheanjett wrote-

    Rex isn’t going anywhere

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    I agree, he’s gonna be lapped by BUF and MIA this year!

  30. ravenator says: Aug 18, 2012 10:51 PM

    Tebow looked fine vs the steelers in the playoffs last year
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    Yeah, he looked good against a 3-4 defense that was missing its NT, DE, 2 LBs, and safety. In other words, the Steelers ability to rush the passer and contain the running threat was severely limited. In fact, the healthiest part of that defense was the CBs, and they count on the front 7 and their safeties to make up for the CBs’ deficiencies.

  31. genericuser8888 says: Aug 18, 2012 11:29 PM

    The Jets offensive line is crap. It is a miracle that Sanchez did as well as he did with such weak protection.

    If the O-line keeps playing like it is, Tebow will be the starter while Sanchez sits on the bench with injuries.

    Also, something to think about…the only points the Jets have scored in the preseason have come on Tebow lead drives…if I’m wrong on that, somebody let me know.
    _______________________________
    You’re not wrong, but those stats are misleading. Tebow ran a couple of drives that ended in FGs, but he has yet to face a 1st team defense. If you caught the game tonight, you’d have seen how big of a difference than can be.

    As for the O-line, you’re right. Absolutely horrible. Center and Left Tackle are quality players, the rest are liabilities. Having said that, the Sanchez pick 6 was all Sanchez. He had enough time, and the receiver had a step on the defender. Sanchez failed to step into the pass and rather than further leading the receiver into open space, he under threw it and gave the defender the chance he needed.

  32. tonyromoisterrible says: Aug 18, 2012 11:36 PM

    Worst QB tandem in NFL history. I can’t wait to see how many teams tebow ends up playing for. The Jets are the joke of the NFL for sure. My only other hope is that Mara ends up behind bars before seasons end due to collusion.
    ________________________________
    Hate to break it to you, but the collusion case is a civil suit, not a criminal case. Besides, if it were, all of the owners (including your team’s) would be in the same boat.

  33. Blame Rex for his failures, but don’t blame Rex for the failures of Mike Too many lousy players on offense.

  34. jsratx says: Aug 18, 2012 10:51 PM

    If this keeps up, they might as well move Sportscenter to the Jets facility.

    Haven’t they already?

    Word is that they’re just waiting for the cable guy to get in there to help them set up their Xbox Live! accounts

  35. 5-14 for 69 is a MONSTER game for Tebow… he is truly delivering the same level of performance as last year…. 69 yards! and this is only his 3rd year in the NFL!

    it’s a good thing they have that level of quality and preparedness at backup in case Sanchez doesn’t perform at a pro bowl level….

    wow

  36. With their Offensive line in the shape its in, Sanchez looking like he has lost all confidence in himself, expect the Jets to be lucky to make it to 7-9. I don’t care how good they say their Defense is, with the Offense playing the way that they are, even if they keep opponents at a low score it won’t matter. I kinda figured that was the reason that Rex Ryan wasn’t boasting about the whole team like he usually does, he just talked up the one half that he might come close to getting right, the D.

  37. With that O line I can’t wait for opening day. Buffalo’s front 4 will be in the backfield more than your starting RB. When dirty Sanchez is put out of the game and Teblow comes in and he throws all his int’s and gets beat on.Then what? Rex gonna come in and be the QB. Good luck Jets fans..

  38. The Giants are the better team and thanks to Metlife they have a trophy to prove it.

    Jerry R and Tom C have a stacked roster there third string could start on half the teams in the NFL

    Rex would give his left foot for David Carr.

    I know it is preseason but after watching the the 2nd and 3rd string play these kids get it they are fighting for a spot and are giving there all the 1st string needs to work hard to keep there spots.

    I do hope the jets staff is taking all the ugly green down so Championship blue can be installed for Friday night

  39. bigblueapple: Football is the Ultimate Team Sport, and both Sanchez and Tebow are the types of quarterbacks who need all the help they can get to be even mediocre.
    We’ve seen Sanchez play well in the past. Tebow played well against the unprepared Steelers last postseason. Based on past performances, they’ve proven that on better TEAMS they aren’t as pathetic as they have been this preseason.
    There are only a scarce few quarterbacks who can carry teams: Brees, Rodgers, Brady, and maybe Peyton Manning. All the others are overrated, overhyped and figments of ESPN’s wild imagination.

  40. The bright side of all of this is once Rex gets fired and becomes a def. coor. again, he’ll have more time for feet.

  41. bobzilla1001 says:
    Aug 19, 2012 9:31 AM

    There are only a scarce few quarterbacks who can carry teams: Brees, Rodgers, Brady, and maybe Peyton Manning. All the others are overrated, overhyped and figments of ESPN’s wild imagination.

    —————————————————-BTW You forgot Stafford in that list with Brees, Rodgers and such and such

    Thank God Mayhew made the right choice and didn’t take the Sanchize (People in Detroit wanted Sanchez instead of Matty Fire)

  42. The Jets went to the AFC Championship two years in a row. Then last year they didn’t even go to the playoffs and last night they looked like they couldn’t even field a team. I know it’s pre-season, but everyone came out with their first string and the game wasn’t even as close as the score would indicate.

    Remember the “Peter Principle”? That’s a rule that says as long as you do your job well you’ll get promoted. You will be promoted until you finally get a job that you can’t handle, then you’ll be left there.

    Message to the NFL: Quit promoting men named Ryan past the level of Defensive Coordinator!!

  43. ravenator says:
    Aug 18, 2012 10:51 PM
    Tebow looked fine vs the steelers in the playoffs last year

    Man…that’s almost funny! Remind me again how the Ravens did last year in the playoffs? Oh yeah – they didn’t win the super bowl either….there are two types of teams in the NFL playoffs – ones that win the super bowl and ones that don’t…so I guess the ravens and steelers were pretty much the same at the end of the season….but nice job dwelling on a game that was 8 months ago…

  44. “Two NY teams, one on the right path, the other….not so much.”

    The Giants are the defending Super Bowl champions; the Jets…not even close!

  45. Hi!

    Uh, it’s not just Sanchez or Tebow. I can care less about any of them, but I do like the fact that Tebow can win games on will with less skill.

    But that being said, what I saw yesterday was a bad football team. Name one player on the Jets, besides the punter, that played well. I can’t think of any!

    But this doesn’t excuse bad play from Sanchez or Tebow, but they were all bad.

  46. snoilog: I’d be interested to see Stafford without Calvin Johnson.
    The guy who might be the league’s best “overall and complete” QB is Cam Newton. Newton accounted for 35 TDs last season as a ROOKIE.
    It’s always been my belief that QBs (unless they play offense, defense and special teams) are not responsible for wins and losses but are only responsible for protecting the ball and placing their offenses into end zones. Based on my own theory, the much-maligned Tony Romo is also among the “elite.”

  47. After two lackluster performance by a back up QB maybe, just maybe, we won’t have to turn to each sports network and hear of TEBOW. What is his rating now????

  48. This on Ryan. It makes it much more difficult to coalesce an offense when you are splitting QB’s and styles of play.

  49. Field goal Tony and 2 clueless qb s either can’t read d or throw. Their best hope is Sanchez get hurt Tebow go 2 and 14 and draft the kid from USC.

  50. Once again Tebow thinks he’s a left-handed quarterback. I swear he’s confused about which hand to throw.

  51. Let’s look at it both ways – Sanchez was 9/11 with an INT without a 1, 2, or 3 receiver and Wayne Hunter acting like a revolving door. Eli Manning was 7/14 with an INT.

    The Jets also gave the Giants extra plays with a special teams penalty…take that away and Manning’s night was even less average.

  52. I’ll say they looked bad.. But it is just preseason. What you can take away is the fact that fundamentally they looked bad. The O-line was not on point at all, looked like a lot of bad communication… And that falls on the QB’s. As a Bills fan this just looks better and better for us… They better hope that the D can hold teams under 17 points every game because I don’t see this offense breaking 20 very often.. Prediction Rex is out by week 6.. Timmy starting by week 7.

  53. bad personnel decitions come home to roost over time. this team is a mess, no matter what loudmouth ryan says. all the bluster in the world will not cover up their problems, and there are lots of them. gm and coach should get the ax after this 4-12 disaster. on the bright side i think their backup (starting?) qb will make a hell of a rb someday

  54. I wouldn’t write off Sanchez or the Jets yet. All that game showed me was that they still need more w..o..r..k… work work work this preseason.

  55. bobzilla1001 said:

    “There are only a scarce few quarterbacks who can carry teams: Brees, Rodgers, Brady, and maybe Peyton Manning. All the others are overrated, overhyped and figments of ESPN’s wild imagination.”

    While what you said about those QB’s being a cut above the rest may be true, all the other QB’s are not all on the same level. Some actually have more talent than others… and most have more ability than Sanchez and Tebow combined (Stafford, Eli, Rivers, Romo, Big Ben, and the list goes on). I can see even a few of them being future Super Bowl champs.

    I think Jets fans need to accept that the Tebow trade did not help the team much, they just added another QB who doesn’t seem good enough. I think a trade or signing of a solid WR would have helped their situation much more.

  56. bigblueapple: Overrated and over-hyped doesn’t mean “terrible.”
    Ben Roethlisberger, for example, is a GOOD quarterback. However, in the two Super Bowls the Steelers have won with him at QB, Roethlisberger has thrown a combined ONE touchdown pass, which leads me to believe that others must’ve picked up the slack. That’s TEAM chemistry.
    Winning with TEAM chemistry in the absence of a so-called “elite” quarterback is not that unusual in the NFL.
    The league’s history is full of success stories that didn’t include ESPN-approved superstar quarterbacks.
    I agree with you that the Jets acquiring Tebow was a dumb idea.

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