Mark Sanchez is a good quarterback. Say what you want about him… but remember this: his arm was responsible for 4 playoff victories. Not to mention, they were all on the road. The most exciting of all was his victory against Tom Brady in New England. I remember this game like it was yesterday. We had a great offensive line and weapons for Mark to get the ball to. Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, and Jerricho Cotchery were arguably the best trio of wide receivers in the league.
Key word here… WERE.
Notice I left out key players.
Brad Smith, Thomas Jones, and Leon Washington are just to name a few. Others like Alan Faneca, Damien Woody, LaDanian Tomlinson, etc. Tannenbaum should be blamed for. He was too arrogant to find replacements for, prior to parting ways. A lot of this, if not all of it, falls on our General Manager. Not many fans would argue with that. But the past is history. So how is this all relevant?
Take a look at the Jets current offense.
Instead of Holmes/Edwards/Cotchery as the wideouts… it’s Kerley/Schilens/Hill. That puts a ridiculous amount of pressure on Sanchez, as he tries to grow.
And that’s just the wide receivers.
The running backs and offensive line are not even close to the AFC Championship team. The only players still standing are Mangold, Ferguson, and Moore. I suppose you can throw Shonn Greene in the mix… but the point is….
This is NOT the offense that Mark Sanchez had success with. You can argue that Sanchez was along for the ride during those appearances, but I’d disagree. With an effective run game and a dominant offensive line, Mark Sanchez is an above average QB.
However, right now, he doesn’t have that going for him.
So what’s the answer?
Take the jump to page 2, where JETSerious will provide the answer and show you what’s good.