These improvements were made on the back of an offense that was tailored the skill set of Sanchez. The Ground and Pound gave the ability for Mark to work out of play action, and designed roll outs, which improved Mark Sanchez as a passer greatly. If you notice, most of his bad decisions are when he is sitting straight in the pocket, or when he is flushed due to a broken play. When he moves around by design, his accuracy is just fine.
Look at the Dolphins when Tony Sparano took over. They had ground and pound in them back when he took over in 2008. They may not have been first in the league in rushing in 2008, but they were pretty good, finishing at number 11. Say what you want, but they were 10-6 and won the AFC East.
Chad Pennington took over as the QB for Sparano’s Dolphins in 2008, and had one of his best seasons as a pro, throwing 19 TD passes against only 7 INTs. By all accounts, Sparano’s first and foremost goal so far has been to minimize turnovers, and I can tell you from being at camp, he is one tough cookie if you make a mistake. This can only benefit Sanchez.
Now, I am not trying to say that Sanchez will become as efficient as Chad Pennington. The Jets also have more dangerous weapons on the outside than the Dolphins did. Therefore the numbers will be different, as Mark will have more TD passes. It’s not unreasonable to say that Mark Sanchez will have a line of say, 23 TDs and 13 INTs. Not “great”, but a vast improvement over 2011.