How Mark Sanchez Can Keep His Job

Dec 18, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) scrambles during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 45-19. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

With all the Tebow talk, nobody has been focusing on the incumbent QB, Mark Sanchez. What does he have to do to keep his job, and relegate Tim Tebow to the role of wildcat/backup QB? Bucky Brooks of nfl.com takes a look at that very subject. Here is an interesting passage, where Bucky takes a look at why Sanchez took a step backwards in efficiency with deep passes:

When I examined the tape to identify possible reasons behind the decline, I noticed that Sanchez hesitates before pulling the trigger on vertical routes unless the read is clean. He didn’t appear to have the trust or chemistry with his receivers — Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress — to attempt downfield 50/50 throws on the outside. With Burress, in particular, Sanchez never developed the trust in his big target, which was reflected in his refusal to “alley-oop” vertical throws. Granted, Burress didn’t possess the speed, quickness or burst to run past defenders on deeper routes, so Sanchez’s reluctance was understandable.

It’s a good read, for the whole article, please click here.

Some of it is obvious, some I hadn’t thought of.  It’s good and thorough, enjoy it.

Topics: Alan Schechter, Mark Sanchez, NY Jets, Quarterback, Starting Quarterback, Tebowmania, Tim Tebow

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