Joe Theismann Is a Moron, and Sanchez's Catch-22

"I may be smiling, but you are literally the worst person I know. I hate everything about you. Except maybe when you run in the rain... that's pretty cool." - QB Mark Sanchez to QB Tim Tebow

I'm overstating it by saying that Theismann is a moron, because he's not. He's just deluded. As you can see in this article here, Theismann criticized QB Mark Sanchez for being too nice of a guy. Theismann would rather see Sanchez be not as nice to QB Tim Tebow, because being nice apparently is the equivalent to not having a spine.

Theismann continued: "Hey, if I’m Mark Sanchez, ‘I’m the starting quarterback and it’s great to have Tim here to help us win football games.’ That’s the statement. It’s time for somebody to stand up (and) believe in themselves if you’re a Jet."

Maybe I'm missing something, because that's quite literally exactly what Sanchez has been saying this entire offseason. Maybe Theismann really wants Sanchez to throw Tebow under the bus. And can you imagine if he did that? Imagine the headlines, "SANCHEZ SAYS TEBOW IS GARBAGE; TEAM IS IN DISARRAY!" That would be public relations suicide. And yet, that's what so-called "analysts" like Theismann want. Of course they want it; it creates headlines. In that regard, he's in a Catch-22. If he bashes Tebow, the team looks like it's falling apart. If he doesn't, he's being too nice and not assertive.

But it doesn't reflect the truth. And the truth is that Sanchez has completely taken over this offense this offseason. It truly is HIS huddle. With a weak offensive line, a revolving door of receivers, and a questionable run game, Sanchez has still shown a command of the offense, throwing for nearly 70% completion percentage, in contrast to his usual 55% regular season average. In my opinion, Sanchez has handled this tumultuous offseason, complete with the disaster of last season, Tebow, a new system, etc., with veteran aplomb.

Edit: With respect to journalistic balance, Erik Manassy wrote a well-thought out response to my argument here, if you're interested.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Gang Green Nation

You must be a member of Gang Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gang Green Nation. You should read them.

Join Gang Green Nation

You must be a member of Gang Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gang Green Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker