I, along with several other fans posting on this site, have been defending Sanchez to the teeth and are getting tired of it. Sanchez took the jets to back to back afc championships, set a rookie post season record for pass yards, td's and W's; and is 4-2 (all on the road). Now how many first round or starting QB's, playing in the NFL since Sanchez was drafted, have even played in a play off game? Let alone won a play off game?. Romo, Stafford, Ryan, Schaub, etc. etc., are all QB's who post big numbers during the regular season, but haven't done it in the post season. That's the only time that really matters to an organization with a superbowl in it's cross hairs.
Sanchez has proven he can perform when it's crunch time. In fact, he is at his best when he is under the gun. The most disturbing thing about number 6 this season was his attitude; the poor decision making and bad passes can be fixed. Its the natural confidence Sanchez possesses, that puts him ahead of the QB's mentioned above. Romo and Matty "ICE" Ryan are point and case examples of this mind game and how it affects their performance in high risk games. You can just feel it, when Sanchez has the ball in the final two minutes, you know he can get it done. The cowboys and falcons don't have that kind of instinctual trust in their quarterback's.
If Mark Sanchez is still making costly decisions, bad throws and moping around after a mistake next season; then I agree it would be wise to start looking for a replacement or alternative. But with Brian Schottenhiemer calling in plays off his xbox controller, wayne hunter and matt slauson failing miserably every snap, and awful route's and weak effort from players like Plax and Santonio, how can we expect much success from any QB?
I am excited and fully confident in Mark Sanchez, and believe with some new direction and a well refined approach to how this offense is run, that the Jets will have no problem achieving their superbowl aspirations. This team is still full of potential, and we have a WINNING qb behind center; so in comparison to the falcons and cowboys, I CANT WAIT for 2012 to kick off. J!!!! E!!!!! T!!!!! S!!!!!! JETS!!!!! JETS!!!! JETS!!!!!