Greetings, fellow sufferers of AFC East mediocrity. How goes it?
As is tradition among many SBN sister blogs, Phinsider member Chupathingy posted a "Ask the Phinsider" fanpost over at GGN. When this happens, we usually like to return the favor. You probably already have more than a lifetime of knowledge you didn't need or want about the Jets, but this post is here as a resource for those of you who would like to learn more about your opponent this coming week.
I'll give you a few preemptive thoughts. No, I don't think Sanchez is a bad QB. I don't think he's a particularly great QB but I actually like what I've seen from him so far in his third year. I largely blame offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for the anemic and sometimes lethargic looking offense not playing to its strengths. Here's a quote from GGN user RhodesRocks that I found to be kind of poignant:
Schotty is the only OC I know that actually plays to his player weaknesses simply "because the other team won’t expect it"…the reason they don’t expect it is because its stupid and less productive then doing what we are good at even if the other team is expecting it.
In other Sanchez related answers no I would not take Chad Henne or Josh Freeman over Sanchez in retrospect. Matthew Stafford looks good in hindsight but I fear he will struggle with staying healthy his entire career.
Our offensive line appears to be not as awful as we had thought. Pass protection is lacking. Run blocking has found its feet with the Return of Mangold. Wayne Hunter is a liability.
As far as your team goes I actually think pretty highly of your backup QB Moore. Not so hot on Rosenfels personally speaking. My impression of your team is that you are far more formidable than your record suggests. I expect a tough, well fought game. I'm just hoping the game is injury free for both teams.
Any questions for me or anything, go ahead and shoot.