Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) drops to pass as Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams (94) rushes during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
The plight of Mark Sanchez, if you think about it, is quite the interesting case study. I mean, the guy won four road playoff games in his first two years in the league, but then, all of a sudden, his career turned the exact opposite direction. No gradual falling off of the map, just a 180 degree turn from making the necessary throws, to not being able to find a receiver with two hands and a flashlight.
Well, as we move into 2013, the daunting task of resurrecting the career of Mark Sanchez falls to Marty Mornhinweg and his offensive staff. It will be a new year, and a new system for Mark, and add that to the problems he has had, and it could be an interesting result.
Most Jets fans either don’t think Mornhinweg and company can save him, or they don’t want him to. They are fed up with the Mark Sanchez era, and want someone else, anybody else. They just want Mark off of the team. But, barring a miracle, he will be here due to financial constraints.
But, does Marty Mornhinweg already see a bigger role for Marks Sanchez than just being on the team? He would be the man you want to bring in, with the diverse group of quarterbacks he has worked with, such as Brett Favre, Steve Young, and Michael Vick. Take a look at this very interesting comment he made recently to the New York Post:
“Some of the great ones have really not thrown for such great accuracy,’’ said Mornhinweg, who according to reports met last night with Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib. “Steve Young was astronomical accuracy-wise. Brett Favre wasn’t. They all come in different shapes and sizes. Those guys that throw for a little bit less accuracy typically generating a little bit bigger plays on occasion. There’s a little bit of a tradeoff there.
Interesting, huh? They haven’t even had a formal workout as a group yet, and Marty is already talking about how is offense can work without a pinpoint accurate quarterback. That could be just a comment made to give Mark Sanchez a bit more confidence, or, he is giving himself an “out” with Mark as quarterback, by saying the ship can be run with a less than accurate quarterback. He is setting the stage for the return of #6.
He does seem to have that motive of “attack” firmly entrenched in his vocabulary. Remember how Rex has been talking about an attack offense? Here is what Marty had to say:
“We’re gonna go after people,’’ Mornhinweg said in comments posted yesterday on the Jets’ website, his first public remarks since Rex Ryan hired him to replace the fired Tony Sparano. “There are different ways to go after people, but we’re going to go after ’em and we’re going to play to our players’ strengths rather than concerning ourselves too much about their weaknesses. If a man can’t do that, then we’ll get another player that can for that particular play.”
Hopefully he can make this happen quickly, or Mornhinweg will learn very quickly about how Jets fans feel about idle chatter. Jets fans want to see action, not listen to talk. We talked a lot of the last few years. So, whatever Marty is doing, setting Mark up to be the QB again or what have you, he better know what he is doing.