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Hmmmm... where to begin with Mark Sanchez? A 400-page novel could be written about everything he did wrong on Saturday.
Some quarterbacks are just inconsistent on a game-by-game basis, but the thing with Mark Sanchez is he's inconsistent on a throw-by-throw basis. Some plays he can scramble out of the pocket and absolutely thread the needle with a throw on the run.
Other plays, he could have all the time in the world, see a open receiver and just deliver the worst pass possible in that scenario, and Saturday we saw plenty of that.
Sanchez was flat out not accurate and just beaten down. The offensive line could be to blame, giving up five sacks in the second half, but even with time, Sanchez still threw a handful of inaccurate passes.
The Fox announcers also talked about a pregame conversation they had with Schottenheimer, where he told them that Sanchez needs to improve on his "situational awareness." Sanchez was able to prove his offensive coordinator right and put on display how awful his situational awareness is in two plays.
One play was on 4th-and-1 in the fourth quarter. Instead of looking for a short man, Sanchez threw long to Dustin Keller. While the Jets got lucky with a pass interference call, you never go long on 4th-and-1 unless the guy has no one within a mile of him.
The other play was when the Jets were down six with 2:20 seconds on the clock on their own eight. Sanchez dropped back and was pressured so he scrambled into the end zone and took a safety.
He also had two interceptions, one going 10 miles over the head of Jeremy Kerley. It seemed to be a misread and it's unclear whose fault it was on that play.
The fact of the matter is that Sanchez was facing one of the worst secondaries in the league, threw it 59 times and only had 259 yards to show for it. While that may not entirely be his fault, he has shown everyone enough to prove that he is not, and probably will never be, a successful quarterback in the NFL.