New York Jets – The Sabotage Of Mark Sanchez

Writing against the Mark Sanchez sabotage campaign. When will the New York Jets support their quarterback?

It is no secret the New York Jets haven’t done an adequate job of developing Mark Sanchez since spending a first round pick on him in the 2009 NFL Draft. They certainly did not make a strong effort to upgrade his supporting cast heading into a critical year for his development. A week 1 point explosion against a suspect Buffalo defense temporarily shelved the debate but a disappointing loss to perennial AFC Powerhouse, Pittsburgh has the media hounds and their sources looking pin singular blame on Sanchez and reignite a non-existent quarterback debate.

The Daily News‘ Manish Mehta, he of ever diminishing credibility, published a nearly 700 word story today pinning the Jets loss to Pittsburgh on a single play. A missed throw by Mark Sanchez in the 2nd quarter. This is a play we discussed in our film and Sanchez breakdown over the past two days and yes it was a missed throw by Sanchez on a well-designed play. Yet, to spin 700 words that make Tony Sparano look like Bill Walsh and Santonio Holmes look like Jerry Rice is exceptionally excessive. It is meant to fault the loss on a single player and of course drum up that non-existent quarterback controversy. The tone of the article puts me in agreement with the thought process that there is someone within organization pulling for a Sanchez failure and a Tebow ascension.

Let’s not lose perspective of the following. On the road, against one of the league’s best teams, Mark Sanchez was supported by an underachieving number one receiver giving a lackadazical effort, a practice squad caliber tight end, a rookie number two receiver, and one of the league’s five worst starting running backs. Did he play well enough? No. But if you want to go play specific, you can equally pin the game on Jeff Cumberland for missing a block that would have sprung Bilal Powell for a touchdown. Or how about Antonio Cromartie looked completely clueless on Mike Wallace’s touchdown? Maybe Jeremy Kerley muffing a punt? Or Shonn Greene being unable to make a safety miss as he went untouched for 9 yards through the Pittsburgh defense on what should have been a big play?

Don’t fall for the mainstream media okie-doke. Don’t fall for the quarterback controversy agenda.

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

  • i agree with you that holmes has looked lazy and that there maybe is someone in the organization that is anti sanchez (even though its irrelevant cause as long as rex and tanny are running the ship mark will remain our starting QB), but i cant agree with your position on shonn greene. ok he is not flashy but he is still a good runner and is a perfect fit for this offense. he looked good to me in the steeler game before he got hurt, and i believe if he didnt get hurt that he would have had a pretty good game and by the way defensive players get paid too.

  • Week 2 and this is what we get. To think that someone in the Jets organization has it out for Sanchez is disheartening to say the least. Is it that once Tebow came to town team dissension was a given? I hope not. I truly hope that it is not a pipe dream to think that the same way the Jets sent the circus packing up after the win in Buffalo, this team is strong enough and unified to weed out the rat in the locker room/front office and move on to a win in Miami.

  • philmargetson

    I am sceptical about Sanchez, he impresses me one minute and then lets me down the next. I dont get why Rex didnt give Tebow a try towards the end of the Pittsburgh game, who knows…it could have paid off.

  • Mark Phelan

    Sanchez was sharp until he had his bell rung.

    We have to stop complaining about supporting cast for Mark. How many WRs are paid more than Holmes? Kerley looked like the real thing as last year went on. They drafted another WR in round 2. And, the TE, although out with a hammy is a receiver, not a blocker, and has been around forever. Sanchez has a reasonable cast. The problem is they are not worth what they are paid. Neither is he.

  • Tibetan Soccer Team

    As an Anonymous Source, I can unequivocally say the Manish spin is not worth the read, as the comments after his piece spelled out..yeap, the agendish manish, pathetic.

  • Angel

    Very wise Joe. You have recognized the NY Sports Media for the clowns and shills that they are. They are trying to sell papers by ‘creating’ news, because thoughtful analysis and reporting of the news is hard. They do have an agenda,

    But this is true of all of the mainstream media.

  • Its comments like these that make me ashamed to be a Jets fans… What a bunch of HOMERS! The problem with the jets is they lack talent on the offensive side of the ball… Keller is good but he is no Vernon Davis or Hernandez. Holmes is fast but lacks the character to be great… Sanchez is not terrible but he would be a back up on half of the teams in the NFL. He lacks the intangibles and its year 4… he is not a kid that needs development! Cam had a less talented team and managed to get the same record as the Jets with a Top 5 defense! Its time we realize that the critics cant all be wrong! Our offense got lucky against the Bills but we would probably split 10 games between them!

  • cbiscuit

    The Jets are 8-2 vs the Bills over their last 10 and had their way with them in week 1 2012. No way by that game or history would we split 10 games w them. The Panthers were 6-10 last year under Cam, not 8-8 like the Jets. The Jets were ranked 5th defensively last year overall as measured ypg, but 20th in pts allowed. If you’re gonna make an argument at least try to get your facts right man.