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Sanchez/Tebow Makes Less and Less Sense

By Alan Schechter

Jan.1, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

This ant-Sanchez bandwagon is getting bigger and bigger isn’t it? Aside from fans taking sides, former players and teammates are now jumping in.

A while back, it was Amani Toomer. He said “(Sanchez) is not a great quarterback. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that.” Most recently, it was Steve Weatherford, talking about Sanchez’s maturation.

Finally, we go to my piece earlier this morning, where Mike Tannenbaum indirectly admits that Mark Sanchez has been set up to fail.

The more I watch this situation go on, the less and less sense it makes.

Start with Amani Toomer.  He never played with Mark Sanchez, nor did he play with Tim Tebow.  I understand that he is an occasional analyst now, but let’s take a step back sir.  “He’s not a great quarterback.”  Newsflash Amani, neither was your team’s QB Eli Manning.  And by the way, he hadn’t won 4 road playoff games at that point.

Steve Weatherford did play with Mark Sanchez. If I remember correctly, those two seasons they spent together, the Jets went to both AFC championship games, and were winning one of them at halftime. It’s hard to say what Steve Weatherford is specifically referring to, but let’s take it easy punter. Last time I checked, you aren’t a scout, nor are you even a broadcaster. You are a terrific punter, stick with that.

I’m not going to go into the details again of the Jets setting Sanchez up to go down this year, but I firmly believe they hvae done just that.

Nobody tells the whole story about Mark Sanchez anymore. I don’t get it. Everyone talks one-sided about Mark Sanchez. It’s not fair.

Does Mark Sanchez make bad decisions with the football sometimes? Absolutely. Does it have to stop? Yes. But you have to take in the other side. Mark Sanchez accounted for 32 TDs in 2011. Hey Amani, hey Steve, Eli Manning only accounted for 30. You have to look at both sides.

Four playoff road wins in two years. Not too many people do that. Does one 8-8 season make that all go away? I know it doesn’t for me.

Nobody is fair to Mark Sanchez, and everyone seems to be pro Tebow. And it just doesn’t make any sense.