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  1. SolidGoldBowles

    SolidGoldBowles Well-Known Member

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    Mark sanchez first pass in the NFL



    preseason game obviously. took over from inside the 5 yard line and hits clowney with a beautiful deep 50+ yard throw. sadly he never turned out to anything, but lets just remember that 1 throw or game doens't make a career and be patient with darnold either way it goes.
     
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    jets69 Well-Known Member

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    Jesus this board is pathetic in the off-season, every time I check this site, I have to double up on my antidepressants .
     
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    Yep I remember.........

    I was a little more excited after his real debut in Texas. I liked his hustle, his footwork, he played like a vet and though his numbers were pedestrian I was pretty confident the Jets did well drafting him.......
     
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    Things seemed so promising then. I will definitely not jump the gun this time. I will wait until the 2nd preseason game, maybe even the third, before I proclaim Darnold the next Joe Namath.
     
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    Sounds really loud for a preseason game
     
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    BrowningNagle Well-Known Member

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    Sanchez started the season opener but not that preseason game. So who was the "starting" QB to start camp and in that game? I can't even remember
     
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    Off the top of my head (and I can't be bothered to look it up) would it have been Kellen Clemens?
     
  8. JohnnyJet1222

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    Yes, it was Clemens. I was so excited after that thinking we had found our savior. Not saying Sanchez was going to be a hall of famer but I hope this FO & CS have the patience and support for Darnold.
     
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    Cman60 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

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    Not often I've ever read "Fun" and "History" when referring to the Jets.
     
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    Sanchez to Clowney - don't forget that combo we'll be hearing a lot of it. You have to admit, '09 & '10 were great years to be a Jets fan.
     
  11. tbruner12

    tbruner12 Well-Known Member

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    Sanchez wasn't a fighter, zero intestinal fortitude. He was better than pedestrian before he found out how rough the NFL is. Scared stiff from then on. He could hear the foot steps and pressure got to him.
    I hope Sam is tough, ignores the rush and completes quality passes to people who make plays.
    I hope Sam gets thumped hard early, jumps up tosses the ball to the ref, goes to the huddle calls a great play and makes an awesome throw on the next play. I hope that lasts his entire career. No pussies at QB for the JETS please! Lol
     
  12. JdotGriff

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    He took a bunch of hits early on and had no issues getting back up and performing. It was during the Hunter and Vlad terms he lost confidence and rightfully so. Those few years post playoff runs he was getting hammered. Had all the weapons he was used to pulled away little by little each year. Cleary had issues dealing with media backlash and the scummy fanbase turning on him. Was he the next great thing NOPE but he would have been a decent QB had they got him what he needed around him to be successful.
     
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  13. LF911SC

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    The usual defense of Sanchez. OL, weapons, coaches and fanbase.

    Sometimes the player just isn't what we want them to be. That was Sanchez, a mediocre QB on a stacked team won. Couldn't win on his own.
     
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    westiedog1 Well-Known Member

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    I think that's a valid defense of Sanchez. Only a handful of elite QB's can raise a team to a winning level on their own. Yes, we know Sanchez was not that, but few QB's are. Even E. Manning, who won two SB's, needs a good team around him to win. I think Sanchez' main weakness was that he was a poor decision maker, but he was young and still learning the game. The rest of his failure can be attributed to the FO for allowing too much talent to leave without replacing it, and the coaching staff, especially Rex, for putting him in that exhibition game getting him hurt when he wasn't prepared to play. Had that not happened, who knows, maybe that would have been the year it all fell into place for him.
     
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    Sorry don't buy the it's the Jets fault. He was constantly late throwing to WRs. He was horrendous at reading D's and finding the open WR. He never just trusted his WRs and threw, he waited for them to get open first, doesn't work that way in the NFL. As for who left, he had WRs and a TE who could catch. They got him Braylon. They brought in Holmes. He wasn't any better with them. He just didn't have it, happens. Didnt even need to be elite, needed to not throw games away. Huge difference

    He went to Philly and failed. He went to Denver and failed. But it's on the Jets CS for his failures.
     
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