You couldn't swing a dead cat this summer without hitting someone telling you that it was imperative that Mark Sanchez showed marked improvement as a quarterback this season. Because of that we thought we'd check in weekly to see how the Sanchize is progressing toward that goal.
On the first drive of Sunday night's game against the Patriots, it looked like we would be celebrating a triumphant night in the career of Mark Sanchez when all was said and done.
He moved the team easily down the field, taking advantage of a bad Patriots defense the same way Eli Manning had the week before and driving the Jets toward an early lead in the biggest regular season game of his life. And then he threw two incompletions in the end zone, Nick Folk missed a field goal and everything started screaming downhill.
The Jets offense had a few good moments later in the game, but they all came with the Jets chasing the Patriots instead of leading the game and they were too few and far between to give them ...