Sanchez worries he ruined an opportunity by playing like crap

AP

Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez lost two fumbles in Saturday night’s preseason game against the 49ers, and he worries that those two mistakes could cost him the starting job.

“It’s difficult playing like crap on two plays and ruining an opportunity. That’s difficult,” Sanchez said after the game.

Aside from those two fumbles, Sanchez didn’t play badly, completing 10 of 17 passes for 120 yards, with no interceptions.

“No doubt, I thought I came in, we had a lot of energy, moved the team right down the field, two drives of 70-plus yards and we’re rolling,” Sanchez said. “Going into my eighth year, I know better. I know I’ve got to get the ball out. I know I can play this game, and I know I’m better than I showed [Saturday]. . . . Two really bad plays that took away from a great performance and potentially winning a job, so that’s really too bad.”

Trevor Siemian, who started at quarterback, didn’t have a great game, completing 10 of 14 passes for 75 yards, with no touchdowns and a pick-six. Siemian’s struggles may be good news for Sanchez, but it’s a bad sign for the Broncos that no one is emerging as the clear starter in Denver.

72 responses to “Sanchez worries he ruined an opportunity by playing like crap

  1. Sanchez be Sanchez. But can the Donk$ cheat their way to yet another tainted title? Maybe, so long as their D don’t shoot themselves in the …oh dear.

  2. I think it all started when you ran into the linemans butt and fumbled the ball is when your opportunity went downhill. And the Broncos became the most desperate team for a QB instantly this offseason. My as well throw RG3 and Geno on the team and they can have the 3 worst players in the league. Somewhere Tim Tebow is talking to god about his missed opportunity. Maybe Elway shouldve kept him. I mean, look at their QB position now.

  3. So do you go with the guy who “knows better” but has 7 years of game tape to show that he doesn’t? Or do you go with the young guy who might actually learn from his mistakes in Trevor?

    Or do you admit that neither Trevor nor Mark are showing enough to win the position so you might as well go with your first-round pick?

    Tough decision.

  4. Ryan Lochte’s PR guy wanted it noted for the record that while Sanchez’s fumbles were unfortunate, the fact that neither were a butt fumble was reason to celebrate.

  5. Broncos should have found a way to have gotten Ryan Fitzpatrick. Could have used their remaining cap and the the money they spent on Sanchez to have gotten him.

  6. “It’s difficult playing like crap on two plays and ruining an opportunity. That’s difficult”

    If that’s true then we need to appreciate Sanchez’s talent more because he makes it look easy

  7. It should be obvious by now to Denver fans that Elway should have kept Osweiler. Paxton Lynch has been playing against 3rd stringers and even then he has not looked that impressive. This team will miss the playoffs.

  8. Ya think? It wasn’t just the fumbles, it was the foolish and careless play that caused them both.

    Just can’t have that lack of discipline during the regular season. It will be Siemian or Lynch.

  9. Just watched video of P.Lynch against the 49ers..Is he lame? None of his throws were from under center.

  10. Is anyone really surprised when Mr. Butt Fumble himself fumbles twice in a game? The fumble is his calling card, he can’t let the fans down. Say what you will about Sanchez, but no one will ever touch his 40 week run of “Not Top-Ten” plays of the week.

  11. The Broncos know what they have in Sanchez, and they’re happy. They had no idea Lynch, who was the top QB in the draft, was still going to be available to them in the draft. They also have another emerging star in Trevor Siemian. Somebody is going to have to be the number three QB, and that could be Sanchez. This is a very deep position for the Broncos, and it’s the most important position. The Broncos are in as good a shape as anyone in the NFL at QB, and with the rest of their roster, they don’t need to be. My advice would be: don’t bet your house against Denver.

  12. I feel bad for Sanchez. He most likely did shoot himself in the foot. He seems like a really good guy that is trying like hell to make good things happen.

    He just seems snake bit as he takes two steps forward and three back. If he could just get 5 or 6 steps forward he just might gain his full self confidence back to play well. unfortunately the pressure and time is getting to him.

  13. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 21, 2016 9:28 AM
    It should be obvious by now to Denver fans that Elway should have kept Osweiler.
    =========

    Can we wait until Osweiler shows that he is anything other than mediocre before we make statements like that? He’s hardly set the world on fire either last season or this preseason.

    I don’t get the obsession with this guy.

  14. It’s odd to see that statement at the end, wonder if anyone actually watched the game. Simian made 4-5 throws that were big league throws. One bad decision, but overall he was fantastic. At the end of the day though, they both are just holding down the spot until the Rook is ready.

    We’ll be just fine. I know for a fact fans of other teams don’t like seeing Denver on the schedule. Any other posturing is only that.

    -GoDenBroncos

  15. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    Aug 21, 2016 11:20 AM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 21, 2016 9:28 AM
    It should be obvious by now to Denver fans that Elway should have kept Osweiler.
    =========

    Can we wait until Osweiler shows that he is anything other than mediocre before we make statements like that? He’s hardly set the world on fire either last season or this preseason.

    I don’t get the obsession with this guy.

    —————

    He outplayed Brady in prime time last season and gave my Patriots their first loss of the season, what more do you need to see?

  16. Well the butt fumbler is at it again. This was a foolish signing that Elway did. Denver better hope their defense plays lights out this season, because the off. will be terrible without a good QB.

  17. patsfan4lifesbchamps = Jets fan..

    Just in case there’s anybody left that believes this poor soul and his fake screen name.

    You can stop anytime now, pretty much all of PFT knows you’re living a sad pathetic life

  18. Once a butt fumbler, always a butt fumbler!! His career spiraled down after Wrecks got a tattoo! Anything Wrecks touches goes to crap! Sorry Buffalo Jills!!

  19. Report comment
    tonebones says:
    Aug 21, 2016 11:13 AM
    The Broncos know what they have in Sanchez, and they’re happy. They had no idea Lynch, who was the top QB in the draft, was still going to be available to them in the draft. They also have another emerging star in Trevor Siemian. Somebody is going to have to be the number three QB, and that could be Sanchez. This is a very deep position for the Broncos, and it’s the most important position. The Broncos are in as good a shape as anyone in the NFL at QB, and with the rest of their roster, they don’t need to be. My advice would be: don’t bet your house against Denver.

    ———-
    QB is a “very deep position for Denver”? Are you serious? When Mark Sanchez is your potential starting QB you might as well start over at the position…..

  20. ariani1985 says:
    Aug 21, 2016 12:28 PM
    patsfan,

    your QB is 50 years old and cheats!

    39 and BETTER than the QB that plays for the team you root for. Guaranteed..

  21. At least they are not spending 19mil/year on a QB that is no better than these group. I’m still amazed how the Texans dished out that much for an unproven aveg QB.

  22. When a team picks Geno Smith over Mark Sanchez, you have to believe you really don’t have a lot going for you.

  23. Keep carrying on Buckos till the Panthers get there in Sept. The Denver Q-B’s, whoever is left standing, will need to wear flack jackets cause the Charlotte boys will be “pounding” from every which direction! BTW do you play the Pats?

  24. Mark You are only making 4.5 million this year and there was pressure on those throws you fumbled on. Its a long season and Paxton aint doin well all year

  25. tonebones says:
    Aug 21, 2016 11:13 AM
    This is a very deep position for the Broncos,
    =================

    Yeah, deep. As in deep s—. Still, they do rock the house on D and they didn’t get much of anything from the position last year and they won it all. Anyone counting them out is a fool. It goes without saying that includes 99% of all 50 fish fans

  26. Mark Sanchez didn’t look that bad considering he was running with 2’s & 3’s and the Oline shuffle. His 2nd game in the West Coast offense is testing his strengths and weaknesses with some risk play.

    The WC offense is not what most NFL and college teams play, it’s not a plug and play offense. Montana, Elway, and Rodgers struggled with it. The Broncos seem to be happy with what they have and have no regrets about BO.

  27. This is a very easy call for Kubiak and Elway in Denver. If no one has emerged as the starter by now; Just hand the ball to the rookie, Lynch. And let him get going on his future. Lynch wouldn’t be the 1st QB to game manage his way into a potential Super Bowl. Remember Tom Brady in his 1st SB? Jeff Hostetler? Earl Morrall? ANd there were others. Just flip the ball over to Lynch and say go get’um big boy. By the end of the season they may actually hit pay dirt if the Run game and defense can keep them competitive like they did with Tebow.

  28. “Can we wait until Osweiler shows that he is anything other than mediocre”

    Osweiler is nothing more than the next coming of Matt Flynn. Matt Cassel, Ryan Fitzpatrick or other backup QBs who turned their 15 minutes in the spotlight into a huge contract. They all revert back to who they really are…mediocre quarterbacks who end up bouncing from one team to another while trying to hang on in the NFL long enough to collect their pensions.

  29. Always better get on the phone with the 49ers! Work something out for Kap. Though it’s a little late to get a good rhythm with the offense. But I guess it would be better late than never. This quarterback situation is like a train wreck ,you just can’t look away. It is a shame to see the team to beat totally dropping the ball here.

  30. Peyton was terrible last year and they won the Super Bowl…. Denver will make the playoffs with that defense… then they will lose.

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