New York Jets: Why all the pressure shouldnâ€™t be placed on Mark Sanchez
It’s no surprise the New York Jets had their struggles last year, and, more often than not you will hear fans say that Mark Sanchez isn’t the right guy. Even though that may be true, I am here to tell you for the Jets to have success in 2012 doesn’t fall on him, it rests on the defense.
In 2011, the New York Jets defense was ranked at No.5 in the NFL. Which is great, but that has to improve. Most teams would be ecstatic that their defense is ranked so high, but let’s be honest the Jets rely on that defense to not only keep other teams out of the end-zone, but to create turnovers.
The Jets are going to have issues on the offense side of the ball, after all that offense ranked 25th last season. That being said the defense must take the lead once again and show the rest of New York how to play defense.
The struggles that the offense had in 2011 will change in 2012. With this defense making improvements and if they can get turnovers in key times they can be pretty scary as a team.
I’m sure that everyone that who loves the Jets are tired of hearing about Mark Sanchez, and what he needs to do. Have we all forgotten that he was drafted in 2009? He is still a young “Jet” in NFL standards. However, because of the success that the Jets as a team had, he is expected to do more. I understand that, however people need to give him a break and realize that when the Jets brought in Tim Tebow from Denver this off-season, it wasn’t to replace him. They moved Tebow to New York to strengthen up that position. Let’s be honest, if you are looking at passing ability it isn’t a question who can throw better and who should start. The Jets invested so much time in Sanchez to give up now, no matter who is backing him up.
In Sanchez first year the defense was great! They must find that fire and drive again, numbers don’t lie, but neither do wins. Last year the Jets didn’t make the playoffs even with a statistical great defense, this year they must have a defense that carries a team to victories, much like they have in the past. If that happens, everyone in the AFC better watch out, especially the New England Patriots.
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