Matt Ryan is a star? When the Falcons lose their first playoff game is he still a star?
Bradford had a solid rookie year. Star? Not yet.
I'd take Freeman over Ryan honestly.
Ooh. I think Ryan is thisclose to being mentioned in the Brees-Rodgers-Rivers class, bro. I agree he's probably not there yet, but it'll take a severe drug problem or injury to keep it from happening. Bradford, though obviously really early, looks like the real thing. Not better than Sanchez, yet, but he's shown a ton of poise, accuracy and already has a higher QB rating (FWIW) than Mark. Freeman is a wild card, imo. He really, really looks the part, though. None of this is to say that Mark doesn't have the chance to be as good or better than those guys. I just pointed to those guys to say that they look like bankable stars--sure things--while Mark is still so inconsistent.
If Sanchez has years like Garcia had in San Fran...he was worth the 5th pick.
True. If he puts together anything like the three great years that Garcia had in San Fran, Jets fans will build a statue for him.
If were going to kill Sanchez for the mental part of the game...his three guys (Braylon, Santonio, Keller) have looked brain dead at times when running their routes. And his supposed security blanket(Keller) has pretty much had his head in his a$$ for the better part of the season.
Not to mention Cotchery who has double digit drops.
Sanchez has been meh, but lets not act this is all on him...the drops have been almost comical this season.
Not to exonerate any of Sanchez's receivers, but I think those guys just don't have a metric ton of faith in Sanchez's ability to get them the ball and they mentally tune out of games. We know that Santonio and Braylon are headcases anyway, but when you see a true professional like Cotchery dropping balls and being in the wrong spots, you have to wonder just how much they trust Sanchez. I liken it to a basketball team with a spotty PG. When a point guard is running the floor and moving the ball well, everybody on the team runs hard and plays better. But when the PG is sloppy with the ball and isn't getting it to the right spots, nobody runs and nobody plays as hard as they can. I don't think that Santonio or Edwards, or Keller for that matter, need much prompting to check out mentally, but when Cotch is all crossed up mentally, that's a sign of a problem.
Well, that's the internet, man: 9 billion tough guys who secretly want to touch your pee-pee.