Found November 28, 2012 on
There are plenty of negative things to say about Mark Sanchez as a quarterback, but you can't discount his optimism.
Just five days after getting shellacked by the New England Patriots, the New York Jets' quarterback is still confident about his team's playoff chances, despite a 4-7 record. Perhaps when things have hit rock bottom there's nowhere to go but up, but unless Sanchez has plans to steal some of Tim Tebow's magic, the Jets don't stand much of a chance.
"We feel great. We love our chances. We've got a special group," Sanchez told David Satriano of the New York Post. "We'll keep fighting and trying to win some games here. We will do our best. We're just taking it one game at a time."
The Jets would likely have to run the table to still make the postseason after such a poor start to the season. Their strength of schedule is on their side though. The Jets have the Cardinals, Jaguars, Titans, Chargers and Bills left on their schedule. All of those teams are 4-7 or worse, but none have faced the same level of negativity from fans and media alike as the Jets.
This could be the Jets' last chance at a playoff season for a while. Their salary cap situation is so bad entering the 2013 season, that they may be better off tanking their next season for high draft picks than even trying to compete.
If the Jets have any hope, it would come from turning to Tebow, but luckily for Sanchez, he's got one of the longest leashes in the league, despite his awful performances this season. The Jets very unwisely signed the USC product to a contract extension this offseason that guaranteed his 2012 and 2013 salaries -- for basically no reason other than to give him confidence.
Even if it was in the Jets' best interests competitively to cut the Sanchize, it would make no sense whatsoever fiscally. If Sanchez stays on the team he will cost the team almost $13 million, if he's cut he'll cost over $17 million. So even if it means storing Sanchez on the bench, keeping him is the team's best option.
The Jets may face five teams with losing records to end the season, and they may have confidence from their starting quarterback, but after watching the pathetic Thanksgiving display against the Patriots, this team has no shot in extending their season, even if it meant playing the Kansas City Chiefs five times in a row.
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Anyone who has witnessed the Jets play over their first eleven games can attest to the fact that Mark Sanchez lacks a quality supporting cast and knows that Rex Ryan has tried in vain to talk up, and coach up an undermanned team. If the Jets tank at any point during the final stretch of five winnable games though, Ryan must acknowledge that part of the problem this season has been...
Today, New York jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was asked about last week’s butt-fumble and said he was stunned when it happened.
“I guess (I was) more stunned than anything,” Sanchez told the Associated Press Wednesday, via NFL.com. “Just like a car accident. I was like, ‘Whoa. What just happened?’ Then, the ball’s gone. It was weird.”
You have to give Sanchez credit...
KEEPING THE FAITH
Joe Namath indicated he was losing faith in Mark Sanchez, but the former Jets legend apparently is still on board with the current QB.
The New York Jets all but eliminated themselves from the playoff picture with their most embarrassing loss of the season to the New England Patriots last Thursday. Currently sitting at 4-7, New York would have to win out and get some help in order to sneak in and grab one of the AFC’s wild card spots. Mark Sanchez sees no reason that can’t happen.
“We feel great. We love...
A cap tip to longtime Friend of the Facts William Berry for the video: N.Y. Jets lowlights, played to the tune of the old British slapstick comedy, the Benny Hill Show.
Oh boy. It seems that New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez has been dipping into the Kool-Aid that his head coach enjoys. It must also be spiked with some something pretty strong. The Jets currently stand at 4-7 and the cusp of futility, and a major offseason shake-up anticipated. There are zero glimmers of hope [...]
The last time we saw Mark Sanchez he had his face in Brandon Moore's backside.
On Tuesday, the New York Jets quarterback was finally seen outside a Far Rockaway school — with an even more tragic view — giving back to the needy victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Sanchez put aside the Jets embarrassing 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots to help City Harvest donate food...
Jets guard Brandon Moore said that he is bothered by being associated with the now notorious "butt fumble" play where Mark Sanchez fumbled after running into his backside.
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez couldn't dodge speaking out on this incident forever. He also couldn't dodge guard Brandon Moore's buttocks on that fateful day at MetLife stadium when he was tackled by his teammate's rear causing a fumble that was then returned for a touchdown by the Patriots. This, of course, is one of the most embarrassing plays imaginable...
It might very well have been the worst play in NFL history. It certainly was the most embarrassing. Yes, I’m talking about the “Bumble,” the “Poop n’ Score,” the play that singlehandedly swung momentum in the Pats’ favor during their 49-19 drubbing of the Jets on Thanksgiving Eve. Mark Sanchez dropped back on what appeared to be a handoff, but when he turned to...
Each passing day brings more embarassment to the Jets organization. As if every radio show and newspaper belittling the team wasn’t enough, this video surfaced online today of the Jets players making their way to the locker room at halftime of the Thanksgiving game. Remember that game? The one where Mark Sanchez ran into his o-lineman’s ass and the Jets got stomped by the Patriots...
Fireman Ed Should Buy A Tri-Cornered Hat & Learn The Pats Chant.
The New York Jets went from a “THREAT” to the New England Patriots in the AFC East to an ABSOLUTE JOKE in just four seasons.
How have the MIGHTY have fallen.
Rex Ryan DOES NOT talk much anymore.
Mark Sanchez gets WORSE every season.
And “Fireman Ed” is hanging up his helmet for good….GANG GREEN has hit...
The Jets got dominated by the Patriots 49-19 on Thanksgiving night. And along with losing their seventh game in eleven tries, they also managed to lose their unofficial mascot, “Fireman Ed”.
For the second week in a row, Ed Anzalone left a Jets game a halftime because of confrontations with fellow fans. According to Anzalone, fellow Jets fans have been pretty hostile with him...
If a Thanksgiving blowout loss at home and basically getting eliminated from the playoffs wasn't enough, this news is certainly absolute rock bottom for the New York Jets. Ed Anzalone, famously known as "Fireman Ed" has for years lead the famous "J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!" chants at all home games in the Meadowlands for the Jets. However, he has lead his last...
When it comes to the United State, New York tends to the center of attention. When it comes to the NFL, the Jets, infamously, have become the new center of attention of the league. One not close to football might wonder, “Why are the 4-7 New York Jets, who have lost four of their last five games the head team that the national media wants to talk about?”
On top of having the...