Amid all the lovely talk of lockout, football has been shoved into the backround (for obvious reasons, NOTHING is happening). But when I stumble across something interesting, I like to share it with you guys.
And of course anything that knocks New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez down a peg or two is always interesting in my book. ESPN Insider KC Joyner spent some time crunching the numbers and comparing them to our much-maligned Chad Henne. When you put them side-by-side, numbers-wise, Sanchez and Henne have made very similar progressions over their first two seasons as starting quarterbacks. So why is Henne on the verge of losing his job while Sanchez is settling in very nicely for the Jets? Results, obviously. I love the comparison that Joyner makes between Joe Namath and Sanchez. He states that if Namath played in any other city than New York, he would not be a hall of famer. Namath’s career record is below .500 and only led the Jets to the playoffs twice. In addition, the only time he won a playoff game was in the Super Bowl winning season.
Joyner argues that Sanchez is getting similar star treatment because he plays in New York. It is an extremely interesting read, and I suggest you go take a look.
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*Oh, and on a sidenote. Please end this damn lockout and start the league year. I’m getting bored.