On Sunday Mark Sanchez took a big step forward. Against the Patriots, Sanchez didn’t look like the second year player who was unprepared or second guessing himself. Sanchez was looking like a seasoned veteran with an upside that would leave the avid football coaches, players, and fan drooling while watching him play. Sanchez was making all the throws on Sunday showcasing the rifle connected to the right side of his body. Even in distress he found the proper outlets and for once, the New York Jets allowed him to showcase his ability to throw the ball deep.
Sanchez completed 21 of 30 passes and also had 3 touchdowns for the Jets against a pretty good New England Patriots Defense. What I liked most about how Sanchez approached the game, he didn’t really lock on to one guy. Sanchez was hitting everyone. He was throwing while reading and utilizing play action better than I have ever seen from him since turning pro.
It seems like the Jets were going to the blueprint that was successful in the playoffs last season. On offense they have figured out that teams are going to stack the line of scrimmage on first and second down so that is the best time to pass. Everyone knows that defensive coaches like to run the ball because they like to minimize the number of plays that their defense will be on the field.