Audible: What to Make of Mark
Eric Weeks , theJetsBlog.com
TJB reader Matt K. passed along a link to us the other day. The blog known as SportsGeek33 explored the vitriolic anti-Sanchez brigade (namely the media) who tend to point fingers at Mark when the proverbial s*** starts hitting the fan. It got us thinking…
In a year when the talent at quarterback was in short supply, the Jets took Mark Sanchez hoping to mold him into the franchise quarterback that would ultimately lead the Jets to their elusive Super Bowl berth. The experiment nearly worked in his first two years with back-to-back trips to the AFC Championship before last season’s debacle that forced the Jets to re-evaluate their approach. As we enter Week 4 of the 2012 season, there still are questions about Sanchez regarding where he is at and how much farther will his ceiling go at this point. For those who cannot stand him they will point to his 50% completion percentage. For what they call “Sanchez apologists” they will point to how poorly the receivers have played after lighting it up in Buffalo. There is no question Sanchez has made a handful of questionable throws in the first three weeks but he has also seem to cutdown on those significantly thus far this year and the disappearance of the run game certainly hasn’t helped his cause especially since that is supposed to be a staple under a Sparano-led offense.
All of this is to say is that it’s difficult to really know where Mark stands right now. The optimist hopes he can continue to improve but we also need to recognize this is his fourth year and the elevator may very well be near or at its ceiling. There is still plenty of football left to be played and while fans may bemoan the fact “we have seen this from him before” we truly cannot evaluate Sanchez properly until this season plays itself out after all hindsight is 20/20.
Feel free to sound off in the comments with your thoughts, ideas, and complaints.