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Solomon Wilcots: "Mark Sanchez is a major liability for the Jets"

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    I like Wilcots on Sirius NFL as he holds no punches when he feels he has something to say.

    On his NFL Sirius Radio slot today he discusses the AFC East and Points to the Patriots as the division winner with Buffalo getting 2nd with 9 or 10 wins and then Miami and the Jets in last place.

    He says the Jets will not be any better than in last place because Mark Sanchez is overrated by all the hoopla concerning his debut this year and had not had enough time or production at USC to say he will be a good pro and thinks he will be a liability especially this year and laughs at the prognosticators that say Mark is this years Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco.

    In other words, he says the Jets are fu(ked with Sanchez.
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    Not sure if he'll be right, but I do respect analysts who stick their necks out and speak their minds. Lord knows Rodney will be all year long...
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    I agree with Wilcotts Sanchez isn't battle tested yet and even Pete Carroll publically said he should have stayed in school (I heard Sanchez's brother spin it that Carroll was just testing him to see if he was really mentally prepared to make the jump). Both Ryan and Flacco had a lot more starting experience.

    Sanchez could become a good NFL QB, but he most likely isn't ready. I think taking him is a gamble and the Jets could look back at the last two drafts as the years they had back to back top 10 busts. He could be Carson Palmer or he can be Matt Leinhart. Unfortunately for the Jets, he has shown a few signs of Leinhart's love of off-field distractions (granted not nearly as bad). He has already done a GQ shoot and dating a model. Being in NY can provide plenty of other distractions.

    I still think even if Sanche becomes a HOFQB, this year will be a struggle for him. He has a lot to learn and no receivers to support him.
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    On one hand, I agree. Pete Carroll said publicly that Sanchez isn't ready, and he only started one year at USC (where his production was good, but not great). OTOH, as college defenses become more complex and athletic, I think that the learning curve from the NCAA to NFL drops for QBs somewhat, allowing for some of the limited rookie success that we've seen the past few years. I think that having a rookie QB will certainly limit the offense in many ways, but I dunno if I'd call him a major liability when he's replacing a QB who threw 22 INTs last year. He'd be hard-pressed to be more of a liability than that.
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    I look forward to seeing this qb corps during Jest games. few things are more therapuetic and better for the soul than a struggling Jets team.

    Does anyone remember how accurate Solomon was with his predictions last year? I don't seem to think he's anything special at predicting, but also not terrible.
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    Who knows what Sanchez will be ? What were the reports for Rick Mirer & Tom Brady coming out of college ?
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    To predict that a rookie QB will flounder is a safer bet than Chad Johnson displaying his immense imaturity on a monthly basis.

    Sanchez has impressed me so far though , in terms of intangibles - he appears to be a confident guy who is ready for the inevitable scrutiny that comes with being a sports star in New York.

    Last years rookie QB sensations (Ryan and ,to a lesser extent, Flacco) both had strong running games (ranked 2 and 4) to help- carry the load.

    On paper, despite contract disputes, the RB trio of Thomas Jones, Leon Washington and Shonn Greene appears comparable.

    Sanchez will also have a very nice pass catching TE prospect in Dustin Keller to throw to.

    As much as we all hate to admit these things, I think the Jets made the right call trading up for this guy.
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    At USC, Sanchez was known for having a big head and not exactly exhibiting the best judgment off the field (he had to take a rape awareness course after certain allegations came up...), so I wouldn't necessarily say that he has intangibles nailed down or anything. The media's trying hard to sell that story, since if he comes through for the Jets he could be the face of the NFL in a few years, but his history doesn't exactly back it up.

    That said, I'm not ready to swing in the other direction and call him a bust in the making, either- there's no denying that the guy's extremely talented, and even if he is an enormous jerk he's far from the only one in the league. I'm just saying that we should wait until he's actually played in the league before we evaluate his fit on or off the field.
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    Except for last year, rookie QBs generally don't do well. I expect the Jests to suck this year. It's is next year that will tell if moving up for Sanchez was a good deal or not.
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    The nerv of the guy, what kinda QB would distract himself by having a relationship, and with a model.:rolleyes:
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    Isn't it unfortunate that the one person who knows for sure who is and who is not an NFL bust is stuck working for a satellite radio station?

    As far as I can tell know one knows anything about any of the rookies just yet - and indeed Sanchez could likely have a first season as bad as a guy named Aikman. I think things wound up working out pretty well for him.
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    I don't begrudge a guy for dating a model if he can get one, but the NFL and models, Playboy Playmates, and actresses don't usually mix. The only ones I know who have successfully done it are Brady and Jeff Garcia (at least for bigger stars). Heather Kozar single handily destroyed both Cade McNown and Tim Couch when she stepped out with McNown on Couch. Jessica Simpson has done wonders for Tony Romo's play on the field. Matt Leinhart lost his starting job because he was more interested in dating Paris Hilton and othe reality stars than spending time in the film room.

    And yes, I am just jealous.
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    That's not true.

    In addition to last year...

    Brady's 1st season as a starter and 2nd overall: SB Championship

    Big Ben's rookie season: 15-1, lost to Pats in AFCCG

    Two Stats That Matter for a College QB

    NFL - NFC North - Bears, Lions, Vikings, Packers questions - ESPN

    Sanchez posted 16 starts and a Comp% of 64.3 for the Trojans.

    The starts are a negative, but his outstanding Comp%, pedigree (USC), playing in a pro-style offense, and success at the highest level of NCAA competition, outweigh that one negative.

    I hate the Jets with the burning heat of 10,000 suns, but IMO, the Jets made a shrewd selection, the Lions will be forever bad, and Wlicots doesn't know what he's talking about.
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    i get a bad vibe (good for pats) from sanchez. i prefer to take a wait and see approach but up to now the signs aren't too promising, especially the pete carroll comments. i pretty much lean to wilcots side.
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    Sanchez will be a bust, he's loves being a media darling and will become enamored with being a celebrity more than being a QB. On the upside I think he'd do fine as an NYPD cop on a police drama, he should make as many contacts in the entertainment industry as possible.
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    Those 16 starts are not outweighed. The number of starts are more important than Comp%. The more game film on a QB the more for scouts to evaluate. He does have tools but to say he isn't a huge gamble is rediculous.
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    Anyone who brings up the argument that Sanchez had limited playing experience probably never heard of Matt Cassel. Sanchez actually has a good chance to not flop because the Jets will be relying on it's defense to win games. That said, they won't win any games where the opponent scores more then 14 points.
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    Anyone who brings up the argument that Sanchez had limited playing experience probably never heard of Matt Cassel.

    Cassel studied for years under TFB, had Belichick as a head coach, and threw to Welker and Moss.

    While Sanchez can jump right in and be successful, he won't. He's the media darling of the moment who will be forgotten after he starts showing his true colors.
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    I disagree. If you're only going to play 16 games, it's better to play well in those games. Plus, Sanchez played at the highest level in college.

    I never said he wasn't. Of course he is. But he's a lesser gamble than Stafford, who was worse than Greene in the same system. Moreover, Stafford came from a system that hasn't produced a successful NFL QB. Sanchez has.
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