It doesn’t go unnoticed when NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner offers up a critique of one of the game’s young quarterbacks. This time around it’s Mark Sanchez. And, well, let’s just say Warner doesn’t necessarily like what he has seen of the regular-season version of Sanchez.
Sanchez was dreadful last Sunday against the Ravens. In his defense, he’s getting beat up behind the Jets offensive line and the running game has been non-existent, which might be putting it nicely.
But despite all of Sanchez’s playoff success — or perhaps in spite of it — Warner is left “disappointed.”
“His development hasn’t come along like I thought it would after the last few years and how well he has played in the playoffs,” Warner told “Around the League” on Wednesday. “He’s done such a tremendous job in the playoffs through the course of his young career. Everyone is waiting for that same Mark Sanchez to show up through 16 weeks of the regular season. To this point, I haven’t seen it. He’s really struggled here these last three games.”
Sanchez is taking heat, but like any young quarterback has his funks. Just don’t expect to see Rex Ryan in any state of panic. The answer for the Jets might simply be a heavier dose of ground-and-pound, an anecdote that has worked in the past.
Sanchez has a track record of playing his best in the biggest games, and the Patriots are up next in Week 5.