At this point, it doesn't matter. Even if he destroys the Jaguars (you know, a 190 yards passing and 2 tds), he would have beaten a very bad Jaguars team. He has no chance of redemption this season because the teams he is facing are absolutely terrible. The Jets need a new philosophy, and that is why Rex and Tannenbaum have to go. They are delusional, and should be sent to the nearest mental facility immediately.
If McElroy had been chosen to start for the rest of the season and he stunk it up, Rex would actually look like he knew what he was talking about with Sanchez and keep his job. If McElroy lights it up, he keeps his job as well. His hubris will be his downfall
Like everyone - I will puke if/when I see another stupid Sanchez turnover, but it was inevitable that REX would pick Sanchez as this weeks starter - I mean, IF Sparano and REX believe Sanchez gives the team the best chance of winning, as they've said all along, then it's doubtful that 5/7 for 29 yards was going to change their mind.
The thing is, as so many of you have said so eloquently - this is virtually a no win situation: 1) Sanchez plays a good game against a bad Jacksonville team - eh? so what, right? I think this is the best case scenario, but it's not a slam dunk - and even if the best happens, and Sanchez plays like a good NFL QB, and we win easily - we'll all say - so what, the Jags stink; 2) Sanchez plays mediocre, and we win - he'll still, probably, be given the rest of the season, at least until we're mathematically eliminated from the playoffs - and if we get to that - and he has been no better than mediocre - sucks for us; 3) Sanchez sucks- this might be the easiest thing to deal with, because then, maybe, we can eliminate Sanchez from the future, and even though we'll be stuck will his salary, and HUGE cap hit.
I know many of us think in terms of "fairness," "since McElroy got a little spark going with the offense, and he didn't make a mistake (too bad we measure "good" by how few mistakes are made), so he should be given the chance to lead the team," but GUESS WHAT - most "experts" in the league, and definitely our Jets people - don't think he'll ever be a starting QB in the NFL. He doesn't have the chance to become a "Tom Brady" because he doesn't have anywhere near the arm strength that Brady had coming out of college. I'm trying to think of any recent QBs that remind me of Greg McElroy, and unfortunately, Brooks Bollinger comes into mind.
REX has made his bed, let's see if anyone of us can sleep with that.
Here are Montana's stats from his 2 years starting at ND:
Year Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1977 99 189 52.4 1604 8.5 7.7 11 8 134.4
1978 141 260 54.2 2010 7.7 6.9 10 9 124.9
And here are McElroy's:
Year Att Cmp Pct Yards TD Int Rating
2010 313 222 70.9 2,987 20 5 169.0
2009 325 198 60.9 2,508 17 4 140.5
No, I'm not saying McElroy should be compared to one of the all time greats. I'm just saying that if Montana can have that kind of success in the NFL with his measurables, why not someone else. We know what we've got in Sanchez. It would be nice to see more McElroy.
I think Sanchez can make the best OC look bad. When drawing up plays, do you think the OC says, "Mark, on this play, throw it right into the hands of the DE, on this play, throw it off your back foot right to Kerry Rhodes, and on this play, get acquainted with Brandon Moore's butt."
Put Schotty or Sparano in Denver, Green Bay, etc., and their systems would be considered wonderful.
Then again Sanchez would look good with a good OC and weapons.
I don't think anyone is disputing Mark's ability to do good things. The larger concern is, how does he stop the bonehead stuff?
People are blowing up the Sanchez-Moore butt play..it wasn't that serious.. Bad plays happen in the nfl every week just ny teams get picked up and talked about
NY JETS .we just can't win the games we need to win
NY Knicks LETS BALL!!!
2013 NFL PSD MOCK DRAFT:
1ST RD PICK 9: KEKE MINGO OLB
2nd rd pick: Giovanni Bernard rb
3rd rd pick: Zac dysert Qb
4th rd pick: xavier nixon Og
5th rd pick: D.C jefferson Te
6th rd pick: Sio Moore Lb
Did I just see Montana/McElroy comparison???
I'm not saying he can't be a NFL QB - but he's more in the class of Ray Lucas, Brooks Bollinger, and he would have to have an upgrade to be in Chad Pennington's class, and Joe Montana's - so let's not get carried away.\
Maybe his smarts and moxie would be enough to do something special - but if so - why isn't he a sure fire thing to go to, or more than a 7th round "REX LOVE's this guy because he's from Alabama" pick?