The difference is this year is already known to have no SB shot. So there's no point in spreading the suck into a 2nd or 3rd year. If there is legit competition, Sanchez loses the job. If Sanchez wins the job, it wasn't legit competition.
There is no fixing him. He isn't talented enough from the neck up, nor is his arm accurate enough, to be a good NFL QB. This will not change. You can't un-stupid him no matter who he's surrounded with.
Do you seriously think we are superbowl contenders this year? There are stop-gap players or outright holes at half our starting positions.
- We have no starting QB. Sanchez does not count. There are no good FA QBs and if there were any we couldn't afford them anyway. And it's supposed to be this terrible pool of QB talent. Doesn't mean none will be good, but the likelihood of any being average or better as rookies seems pretty slim.
- Neither of our 2 RBs seem to have any "it" factor. I'm ok with that, but only if we have a serious passing game, which we don't.
- 1 starting WR may not even play and is a notorious douche. The other starter can't catch or run routes, fast as he is. Our slot receiver is pretty good.
- Our starting TE (Cumberland) is a backup TE.
- Our LT and C positions are set. We're going to bring Howard back because he's a RFA and cheap, but not because he's so awesome. As of today our 2 guards are Ducasse and I guess Schlauderaff - two backup/stopgap guys - until the draft. They're both backups.
- Now even with that we might be able to get by if we had a really good QB. But we don't.
- We have no starting OLBers except backup players starting due to lack of talent and money. Presumably we'll draft one this year, but the other is going to be McEntyre or Sapp or someone similar.
- One of our starting ILBers is the NFL's most overpaid player this side of Mark Sanchez, and runs like a pregnant hippo expecting quintuplets. The other is fast and would seem to look the part, but he hardly wowed as a rookie.
- We potentially have 2 great CBs. One of whom needs a big new contract extension right now - which will eat up some more of the minuscule cap space we have - or we'll have to trade him before the season. The other is very good but had a great season in '12. The next guy on the bubble is only good when the throw is off the mark or the receiver drops the pass and stinks otherwise.
- We have no starting safeties. Josh Bush may be ok but he's never started.
- Oh yeah, and the depth behind these guys is non-existent.
The roster is in deep sh*t, we don't have the cap room to noticeably improve it, so we're not winning sh*t. I'd like to not f*ck up 2014+ as much as possible.
Where did I ever say the Jets are going to be SB contenders are even inferred it? I have stated that it doesn't make sense to cut a guy when he is going to cost you 8.5 no matter what. and you might as well gamble on him to see if he turns the corner and get whatever you can out of him. That has nothing to do with being SB contenders so most of your rant has nothing to do with what I have been posting?
That being said, I find it funny that you KNOW for a fact that the Jets won't be SB contenders and that they will suck. I would have bet my last cent that the 1-15 Dolphins would only win 4-6 games the next season but they won the division on the heels of noodle arm Pennington. In other words, anything is possible in the NFL from one season to the next.
You also make a lot of assumptions about the roster, and Idz hasn't even had a chance to make his imprint on it yet. Lets wait until after the draft to even start talking about the roster for next season. It may be as bad as you say, vastly improved, or more than likely somewhere in between.
I also find it interesting that you find no correlation between the severe drop off in offensive talent the last 2 seasons and the plunge Sanchez has taken. I'm not saying that Sanchez will be a great player with better talent around him, but certainly better than he has been.
A couple of things on the cap: from what I have read, Idz is very good with the cap and related matters. Don't you think that Idz can get that straightened out without cutting Sanchez right now? I certainly want to give him the chance to. IIRC, we didn't even spend to the cap limit last year leaving 2-3 million on the table. That's half the 2014 Sanchez charge you are up in arms about. Certainly a more compentent capologist would not leave 2-3 mil on the table and can manage Sanchez hit on 2014.
You also assume that Sanchez will be gone in 2014, but we have no idea what Idz is going to do. He may keep him for 2014 while grooming a draft pick to take over in 2015. We just don't know his thinking at this point.
Also, Idz is going to want to field a competitive team. I don't think most GM's go into a season wanting to tank it. That's a losing mentality and can fester in the locker room.
At any rate, if Idz agreed with you, it most likely would have been done already. He probably believes he can get the cap straightened out without cutting Sanchez and absorbing 8.5 for absolutely nothing.
I really believe the intense hatred of Sanchez is driving a lot of this. I don't really blame you as I have had simiar feeling of Jets players in the past. But I just can't see cutting him now.
Edited by billo83, 23 February 2013 - 01:38 PM.