All this talk as if Sanchez was replaced we would be all off a sudden a contender again is really just blind hatred from the Sanchez haters. And no I am not defending Sanchez and even suggesting he isn't the problem.
But this team has nothing, no WR's, no RB's, only 1 good OL man, Moore is old, and done, D'Brick is average, and the other 2 are depth fodder. Our LB core might be the worst in the league compared to teams that run a 3/4 D, our D line has promise, but they are mostly young, and learning, at a position where MEN not boys play, our D Lineman are still boys, yes 2-3 of them have potential to turn into men. No FS to roam, and make plays, even with all that, the D still can play OK against non elite teams, and the potential to get better, but as the Pats have shown that shouldn't be the focus, the focus needs to be on scoring points, and scoring points quickly.
Sanchez, didn't fumble the KO for TD, he didn't botch the horrific play calling in the 1st quarter, he didn't quit on the 3rd and 2 screen pass, and fear the hit, and slide feet first to avoid getting hit hard when a lower your head drive your feet move gets the extra yard, he didn't get stuffed on the next play on 4th, and 1, he also didn't get stuffed on the goal line 4th, and 1 late in the game, after a dropped TD pass.
My point is don't just kill Sanchez, it's the whole Organization, it starts with our Attention whore of an owner, then our number crunching, penny saving, non football knowing GM, then to our HC who thinks being the D Coordinator only, and having a philosophy that thinks Offense is not important, it just needs to have good ball control, points are secondary, Then we can start looking at Sanchez, and so on, who all suck right now, and will always suck as long as this Franchise pretends to know what wins in this league, but really doesn't.
we wouldnt be a contender, but sanchez sucks despite the mediocrity around him. he is awful. sh!tty. terrible. But no matter who you put under center (except a top 5 qb who we aint gettin) we're still a bad team.