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Mark Sanchez deserves a lot of credit for his performance in Week 3. He was throwing multiple throws above 20 yards, accurately too. His interception wasn't his fault—a good pass tipped. The near interception was not his fault; there was holding on the play.
He looked good on the ball, and with time to do it and all his receivers in, there was no trouble. However, Dustin Keller's injury really could hinder his success over time. Sanchez needs Keller as a safety blanket.
The way he has played the last two games is a major improvement over last season, and with these performances, Shonn Greene may be given more holes to plow through.
I personally see a year of about 3,500 all purpose yards, 28 TDs and only 15 turnovers. Bold? Yes, but definitely possible.
So what about Tim Tebow? He ran phenomenally, but he didn't throw well at all until the last drive. That interception was a complete embarrassment, and he had trouble getting the ball off quickly; completely evident in the statistic Cris Collinsworth showed regarding release times.
He rushed the ball extremely well, extending plays and getting right past defenders. That 3rd-and-16 makes me excited to see the Wildcat in the regular season. But is there a quarterback controversy? I don't think so.
It looks like Sanchez is still rapidly developing as a thrower, and Tebow just isn't learning fast enough. Tebow could pull 1,500 all-purpose yards out of the Wildcat, but he's not going to do much when the ball is in his left hand and he looks for an open receiver. And the Jets should see that now.