In Perspective's Comments

Posted Wednesday January 01, 2014, About: Tebow won't give up QB dream
Well said . . . and perhaps the only fresh opinion that's been thus far posted that doesn't reek of the tired and unimaginative vitriol that usually permeates this site.
Posted Friday June 21, 2013, About: Mangold: Jets players have QB favorite
"Mark gives us that best chance."

Didn't Mangold learn anything when Ryan repeatedly spewed the same thing last season even as the losses mounted and Sanchez's performances became increasingly horrific?
Posted Friday June 21, 2013, About: Mangold: Jets players have QB favorite
Sorry, but I have to completely disagree with your assertion that Sanchez has somehow been hindered by his teammates--if anything, I would submit that it's the other way around.

First of all, the Jets were 8-3 in 2008 before collapsing and finishing 9-7 with an injured Favre starting at qb, so they definitely had some talent going into 2009. Moreover, the Jets LED the NFL with over 2,700 rushing yards in 2009! They also had a very healthy 4.5 yards per attempt--I'd say that qualified them as being MUCH MORE prolific than having just a "decent running game," especially since Thomas Jones and his 1,400 + yards were good enough to make the Pro Bowl! And what you implied was a less than "solid" offensive line featured THREE Pro Bowlers (Ferguson, Faneca and Mangold)!

As for the receiving corp, I would submit that a younger Braylon Edwards (circa 2009) and Dustin Keller were definitely NFL-quality, if not superstars. And is it possible that the Jet's receivers/tight ends have been generally less than spectacular during the Sanchez era because the QB has had difficulty getting them the ball?

You may have a point about the OCs, especially Sparano, but Schottenheimer was likely forced to game plan conservatively due to Sanchez's limitations. At any rate, Sanchez benefitted from an EXTREMELY GOOD O-line AND running game during his first couple of seasons, not to mention a DOMINANT DEFENSE, and that's a combination which even the Patriots have had trouble fielding lately.
You really have a compulsive anti-Tebow agenda, don't you? You can't seem to post comments on any subject without including remarks that disparage him. I almost feel compelled to provide a comprehensive response, but I'm sure you'll just pull the one-trick pony "47% completion rate" reply. Without going into all of his Broncos' stats (including franchise and NFL playoff passing records), I will add to your teeth-gnashing by simply reminding you that Tebow still owns a higher passer rating than Sanchez, among others.

As for Maniziel, perhaps someone should advise him that he's not required to "tweet" every random thought that pops into his head. Better yet, maybe someone should let him know that he's not required to have a Twitter account to begin with.
Posted Sunday June 16, 2013, About: Jerry Rice Jr. leaving UCLA for UNLV
You're making a lot of assumptions--maybe it's sad from YOUR perspective, but that doesn't mean that the Rice family shares your opinion. And unless you have information to the contrary, I would hazard a guess that you have no idea about what direction Jerry Rice and his wife "pushed" their son. I would lay odds that his son decided to pursue football because he enjoys it.

Moreover, how do you know that the self-confidence of Jerry Rice's son will be "destroyed" by pursuing football? Do you also assume that the self-confidence/lives of the sons of Montana, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan, Rick Barry, Phil Simms, etc. have been ruined because they are not as athletically talented as their famous fathers? It seems to me that every case is unique, and it's more than a tad presumptuous to imply that someone is automatically unsuccessful, unhappy or unfulfilled merely because they are unable to match their father's prodigious athletic prowess and even more presumptuous to criticize a couple's parenting skills without having any insight/knowledge into the private details of the situation.
Posted Thursday May 30, 2013, About: Peyton Manning has 'more zip on the ball' in OTAs
Hey, it wasn't Rahim Moore who turned the ball over 3 times (2 INTs and a fumble), including the interception which led to the Ravens' game-winning field goal.
Posted Monday May 13, 2013, About: Jets job Geno Smith's job to lose?
Was it really necessary to use this article as another opportunity to disparage Tebow?

I guess, then, that you believe that it doesn't take much of a qb to do what Manning couldn't--win a playoff game with the Broncos. I guess you also believe that it doesn't take much of a qb to throw for 316 yards, complete 2 TD passes against zero interceptions, rush for 50 yards, score a rushing touchdown, set an all-time NFL record of 31.6 yards per pass completion, set a Broncos' playoff passer rating record of 125.6 (sorry Elway and Manning) and lead Denver to a playoff victory over the Steelers and their top-rated passing defense in only his 15th career start. Is there any need to mention the myriad of 4th-quarter comebacks, TD passes-to-INT ratio, rushing average, etc, or does a sub-50% completion percentage by a young qb with only one season's worth of starts under his belt (much like Elway, Bradshaw, etc) trump all other stats including wins?

I will concede that it doesn't take much of a qb to own a higher career passer rating than Sanchez, and Tebow has certainly accomplished that, which begs the question of why Ryan continued to start the "Sanchize" in the midst of some of the most horrific qb play in recent NFL memory? Do you think that it might have been due to Ryan's over-inflated ego and the fear of looking foolish if Sanchez were benched in favor of Tebow and the Jets actually started to win? My guess is "yes," but those of a contrary opinion are certainly entitled to keep parroting the company line.
Posted Sunday April 14, 2013, About: Garcia: Jets should dump Tebow
I believe that the goal in any sport is to win, correct? Garcia had some statistical success for a very BRIEF period of time, but none of the teams that he quarterbacked over the course of his 12-year NFL career ever came close to winning a championship. In fact, Garcia only led his team to the playoffs in 4 of those years and as has already been pointed out by myself and others, the result of those playoff appearances was a less-than-remarkable 2-4 record.

At any rate, I'm not sure what point you're trying to make by repeatedly posting Garcia's career highlights, but playing in the NFL does not automatically qualify Garcia, or anyone else for that matter, as an expert on NFL personnel matters. And THAT is more pertinent to this discussion than any marginal success that Garcia enjoyed during his playing days.

By the way, no matter how many times you reference that 49ers playoff appearance against the Packers, it won't change the fact that Garcia's underthrown 4th-quarter interception basically sealed Green Bay's win.
Posted Saturday April 13, 2013, About: Garcia: Jets should dump Tebow
It was a classless move by Garcia, and Sanchez will be even more classless if he remains silent. After committing FIFTY turnovers during the past two seasons, you would think that Sanchez and his "guru" would be happy that he even has the opportunity to compete for a roster spot, let alone be talking smack about anyone else.
Posted Saturday April 13, 2013, About: Garcia: Jets should dump Tebow
Over the course of his 12-year NFL career, Garcia managed to compile a 2-4 (.333) playoff record. Over the course of fewer than 20 career starts, Tebow has compiled a 1-1 (.500) playoff record. I'm not certain if 2 wins are "MUCH" better than 1 win, but I'm fairly certain that .333 IS "MUCH" worse than .500 :)
Posted Saturday April 13, 2013, About: Garcia: Jets should dump Tebow
No need to rehash everything again--all you had to do was state that you don't understand analogies.
Posted Saturday April 13, 2013, About: Mike Mularkey: Tim Tebow would have been distraction for Jags
Seriously, doesn't Mularkey see the irony in his comments? Despite being fired, he still seems so arrogant that he won't even consider the possibility that he might have been wrong about sticking with his "franchise" quarterback.
Posted Saturday April 13, 2013, About: Mike Mularkey: Tim Tebow would have been distraction for Jags
"Mularkey"--after reading this article, I can think of few individuals who are more aptly named.
Posted Saturday April 13, 2013, About: Mike Mularkey: Tim Tebow would have been distraction for Jags
One would think so.
Posted Saturday April 13, 2013, About: Mike Mularkey: Tim Tebow would have been distraction for Jags
At least Rex Ryan and the Jets are smart enough to give Tebow a shot when the starting qb is inept and the team is losing . . . oh, never mind.
Posted Saturday April 13, 2013, About: Garcia: Jets should dump Tebow
"4) Being Mark Sanchezes' "guru" indicates that Garcia is biased and incapable of expressing a *subjective* opinion of Sanchez and the Jets' quarterback situation--unless he wants to lose his guru gig."

That should be OBJECTIVE and not subjective, since Garcia is obviously being subjective in his enthusiastic evaluation of Sanchez.
Posted Saturday April 13, 2013, About: Garcia: Jets should dump Tebow
If you're going to be redundant and continue to reference that 2002 playoff game, I guess I will be redundant and remind you that Garcia tossed an underthrown interception during that contest which sealed the 49ers loss to the Packers. Following that fourth-quarter interception, Green Bay drove for the final touchdown of the game while essentially running out the clock.

Again, what does Garcia's success as a player, or lack thereof, have to do with his ability to accurately evaluate NFL personnel? That's rhetorical, so I'll answer it myself: Nothing, especially when he's the "guru" of the quarterback whom he's evaluating and when the player whom he suggests be JETtisoned (pun intended) is in direct competition with his pupil.
Posted Saturday April 13, 2013, About: Garcia: Jets should dump Tebow
1) Despite your insistence to the contrary, Garcia is not necessarily an authority on NFL personnel matters merely because he played in the NFL.

2) Again, despite your insistence to the contrary, this article is most definitely about Tebow, Garcia AND Sanchez.

3) I thought it was obvious that my reference to Jordan and his poor personnel decisions (i.e. Kwame Brown, etc) was an analogy. It's an example that even athletes who are much more accomplished than Garcia (i.e. Jordan) are often lousy evaluators of talent. Being a former football player doesn't automatically make Garcia a good evaluator of NFL talent any more than being a former and perhaps the best player of all-time automatically makes Jordan a good evaluator of NBA talent.

4) Being Mark Sanchezes' "guru" indicates that Garcia is biased and incapable of expressing a subjective opinion of Sanchez and the Jets' quarterback situation--unless he wants to lose his guru gig.
Posted Friday April 12, 2013, About: Garcia: Jets should dump Tebow
And that automatically makes Garcia an authority on personnel matters? Have you watched Sanchez play?

What about Michael Jordan? He's certainly an infinitely more accomplished athlete than Sanchez, but how good was he at evaluating talent? Remember Kwame Brown (among many mediocre others)?

In other words, Garcia's NFL stats, which include minimal postseason success, are irrelevant when he's discussing his "client's" ability. Obviously, a "guru" will be biased when discussing his pupil.

By the way, that 2002 Packers playoff victory over the 49ers that you referenced was sealed when Garcia tossed an underthrown 4th-quarter interception which resulted in a Green Bay touchdown drive.
Posted Friday April 12, 2013, About: Garcia: Jets should dump Tebow
Actually, isn't an NFL qb "guru" suggesting that his client's competition be eliminated comparable to a Little League parent demanding that the coach play his/her child?
Posted Friday April 12, 2013, About: Garcia: Jets should dump Tebow
* "Perhaps Garcia wants the Jets to declare Sanchez their quarterback for life no matter how he badly he performs (FIFTY over the past two seasons) . . ."

Sorry, that should be "Perhaps Garcia wants the Jets to declare Sanchez their quarterback for life no matter how badly he performs (FIFTY TURNOVERS over the past two seasons) . . ."
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