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Sanchez And Jets Continue To Struggle

Being in his fourth season in the NFL, I can honestly say today Mark Sanchez looked like a rookie who has had little to no experience. Not only was he inefficient, but his decisions in the pocket were about as bad as they could be. Missing open receivers and not being able to convert on third down are two recipes that set a team up for disaster. That’s exactly what happened to the Jets today, it was a flat out disaster. Sanchez completed just 13 passes on 29 attempts, which comes out to a 44.8 completion percentage and an embarrassing 39.9 quarterback rating.

These numbers aren’t acceptable for a third string quarterback nevertheless a starter. It seems that since that first drive in Pittsburgh, something happened to Sanchez’s mental psyche. Since then, we have seen the bad and the ugly. He just looks as if he has lost all confidence in himself and in his receivers.

In years past, Mark Sanchez has been able to fall back on the power “ground and pound” rushing attack. So far this season, the Jets haven’t been able to rush with any sort of authority. Today they had just 45 rush yards on 40 carries between both Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell. After today a conclusion can be made that the Jets have no number one running back.

Shonn Greene has proven he cant carry a teams running game. How can a team that prides itself on running the football only manage to scratch out 45 yards rushing? The Jets have no clue of what they are offensively. Tony Sparano, the new Jets offensive coordinator, has done a horrible job the last two weeks at play calling. With that said, it falls on Sanchez to execute the plays and lately it just hasn’t been happening.

Next week the Jets play the 4-0 Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. If Sanchez doesn’t play better, we could all be seeing Tebow in sooner rather then later.

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One Response to “Sanchez And Jets Continue To Struggle”

  1. Dean Barbella says:

    Why doesn’t anyone mention Tannenbaum? Is there no accountabilty at the top? My guess, is Jets are rebuilding and Sanchez is going through a disipointing hard knocks, as his protection broke down last year and targets evaporated this year. Go ahead. Put in Tebow, because Jets don’t have anyone to throw to anyways!

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