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Mark is the Man

Enough of all this Peyton Manning nonsense.  He will not be a Jet.  It is a bad fit for the Jets.  It is a bad fit for Peyton Manning.  Every newspaper is running with this notion that the Jets need to do everything that they can to bring Manning to NY.  It really makes no sense at all.

First of all, what do the Jets offer Manning?  He is a dome QB who wants nothing to do with New York in the winter.  The Jets have holes at every offensive position.  Would you want Wayne Hunter protecting your if you’re coming of 4 neck surgeries?  I sure as hell wouldn’t.  The Jets have 1 veteran wide receiver who has done anything in this league, and he is the biggest malcontent on the team.  LT is probably going to retire, which leaves the Jets with Sean Greene, a player who is way too inconsistent for his level of talent.  Other than that, Peyton runs the risk of being the second best player in New York in his own family.  This is Eli’s town, and Peyton know to leave it alone.

Can anyone remember Peyton Manning’s last start.  It was on January 8, 2011 against the New York Jets.  It was a home playoff game for the Colts.  Peyton got the ball late in the fourth quarter and drove the ball down the field to set up Vinatieri for a 50 yard field goal to take the lead with less than a minute left.  What happened next?  Mark Sanchez ended Peyton Manning’s Colts career, as he drove the Jets down the field.  Sanchez beat Peyton on his own field in the biggest spot of the Colts season.  I understand that Mark Sanchez is not Peyton Manning, and will not have the same career that Manning has put together in 14 years, but it is not time to give up on him for a 36 year old QB coming off neck surgery.  Mark Sanchez has the ability to get the job done, as long as the Jets put a team around him with more character and possibly an offensive line to protect him.  He has shown in three seasons the ability to win late in games, win on the road, and win in the playoffs.  Leave Mark alone, give him the keys and let him beat Peyton Manning twice a year when the Jets play the Dolphins.

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11 responses

  1. Peter

    3 years for Mark? Actually, that’s great news. Nothing like some cash on the line to focus a GM and others on the task of building that O line. Give Sanchez 5 weeks of wall and see if he can perform up to expectations – trash talking him can begin after he’s had that chance.

    March 10, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    • I don’t mind the extension as long as the Jets address all of the important concerns like the O-line and some defense in the secondary cause besides Revis we have no one substantial.

      March 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM

  2. 3 year extension for Mark Sanchez. We are out of the Sweepstakes!

    March 10, 2012 at 12:34 AM

  3. thomas

    ” Mark Sanchez has the ability to get the job done, as long as the Jets put a team around him with more character ”
    thats the jets problem… they have too many characters

    March 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    • meaning high character…they need to get rid of the negativity (Bart Scott, Plaxico, Holmes if they could) and bring in some veteran leadership…losing players like Tony Richardson and Cotchery and Brad Smith hurt the locker room last year…

      March 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

  4. Butler

    It comes down to believing in the Sanchize. I’m still on the fence because I think while Shotty did everything he could to ruin him, Sanchez kept making the same mistakes over and over and didn’t step up when he needed to. He is 24 though and his numbers so far compare well with the first three years of QBs that went on to have nice careers (Eli, etc). With Shotty gone there is a chance for redemption but it’s going to be tough with the crew he has plus another brand new #2 receiver to get used to. Plus a new offense. Either way it’s going to be interesting.

    March 8, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    • If the Jets can get Peyton they should. He is one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. I don’t hate Sanchez like some other Jets fans but I do feel we can do better. Of the Jets spend all off-season fixing their defense and offensive line I will be content. But if all they do is get Peyton then I will be the first on line at Modell’s for that green and white #18 Jersey.

      March 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM

      • Logan Payne is currently wearing #18…I don’t know if he would give it up

        March 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

  5. We need upgrades in safety and pass rushing regardless if Peyton is in the division. We still have Tom Brady and Gronkowski to worry about twice a year. I agree with you that Keller and Holmes can be pro-bowlers with Peyton, but I think they could do the same with Sanchez. The goal needs to be a Super Bowl, not a Pro Bowl. Peyton will make us better for a year or two, but if we want a team that will compete for the next ten years, we need to keep building around Sanchez. Also, I just don’t think keeping him out of the division is all that important because he isn’t the 2002-2008 Peyton. He will make them more fun to watch, but he’s not the long term answer for anyone and I don’t believe the Dolphins have enough in place to take the next step.

    March 8, 2012 at 8:43 PM

  6. Butler

    The only problem with Sanchez is that half of his team wants Peyton to come including his disgruntled top receiver. I agree he has loads of potential and could have a good career now that Shotty has taken his pre snap nonsense and War and Peace play book to the Rams, but his window here is closing quickly. He had a lot working against him last year, probably more against him than for him, but it’s time for him to grow up. Either here or elsewhere. If Peyton comes and they do something about Hunter, Holmes and Keller go to the Pro bowl and the running game instantly improves. Plus they keep him from playing in the division if he went to Miami. If no Peyton then we need a beast pass rusher or safety or it’s gonna be ugly quickly.

    March 8, 2012 at 8:26 PM

  7. sleeds

    I agree with your rational points. The Jets have far too many holes in their offense, specifically their O-line which gave up 26 sacks last season. But as a loyal/disgruntled Jet fan the thought of having payton under center makes me drool.

    March 8, 2012 at 7:28 PM

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