Re: BB does it again
posted at 5/19/2012 7:00 AM EDT
In Response to Re: BB does it again
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: BB does it again : You're just showing your ignorance of the careers of many very good NFL QBs who had their careers begin much like Sanchez. In addition, you are showing your ignorance of how many very good games Sanchez has had and how well he played in the playoffs against the best teams. He has played very good, he has played very bad. Why don't you look up inconsistent to make sure you know what it means.
Posted by JetMangione[/QUOTE]
That is utterly false, most very good-elite quarterbacks show consistently good ability quite early on, for good stretches of time...Stafford was ready by year 2, Matt Ryan by year one, Newton by year one, Big Ben by year one, Cutler by year one, Rivers and Rodgers by their first year starting tore it up....Flacco and Freeman have taken some time, but they weren't drafted 5th overall and frankly don't seem to be great players. But I guess the jets "needed" a quarterback, so moving up to 5 to draft an average west coast guy is worth it. Eli Manning is the only high QB pick recently who took years and years to develop, he is the excetion to the rule. If you don't see something resembling consistent play after 50+ starts, it is highly unlikely you have some stud player who just needs 50 more games to "develop". Cosell wrote on Sanchez v Stafford coming out of college, and the difference in pure throwing ability was startling. Sanchez lacks the arm strength to spin in it in the wind, the accuracy to fit it into smaller windows, and the decision making to make full field read progressions. He reacts to open side pressure as poorly as any quarterback i've ever seen in this league, hit him a few times and he can't pull the trigger. It was true at 'SC, it's true in the NFL. Sanchez has never
strung together a month of good football, 65+ completion %, >7YPA, 2-1 TD/INT ratio type stuff. Not even close. With a strong roster around him a few years back they made some playoff runs, but even then for the most part the game plans were simple one-read, half-field iso looks...It's laughable how little the staff trusts his ability to stay calm under pressue. And those few decent playoff passing games allow Jets fans to disregard a 45+ game body of work that says he is nothing more than a marginal starter with a decent arm, sub-par accuracy, and scatter-brain decision making. The notion that it takes many good quarterbacks half a decade to put together a good 16 game season is absurd. Even guys like Schaub who don't get their chance for several years show consistent ability early on. Sanchez, at best, has had a few individual games where he played like the 5th overall pick should.