A bad half of football put the Jets too far behind the Steelers in the championship game, despite a furious comeback led by Sanchez in the second half, and the Jets lost 24-19. This put
a lot of expectations on the Jets and Sanchez in 2011.
Now, there has been a lot of talk about the regression of Sanchez in 2011, and this did occur. He made a lot of bad decisions, a lot of interceptions at bad times, and cost his team dearly many
times this season. However, let’s really analyze what happened last season.
First of all, he was under duress almost every time he dropped back. Remember when Nick Mangold was hurt early in the season, and Colin Baxter took his place? A guy who didn’t know a
protection if it ran up to him and bit him?
What about Wayne Hunter? I don’t know about you, but if I was under center, and looked to my right to see Wayne Hunter watching defensive ends and linebackers run past him to
kill me, I would make bad decisions as well. He was running for his life all season, bad decisions are bound to occur.