fun gus wrote:
Accuracy and decision making have consistently been problems for Sanchez in the pros.
do you think if he had sat a year it would have made a difference?
Absolutely. Would it have meant his career path would've gone along the same lines as Matt Ryan's? No.
But remember being a rookie quarterback is hard. Yes, more guys have success in recent history but I believe that's because coaches do a better job managing guys.
Think over the last decade where we've seen rookie QBs do well. Roethlisberger, Flacco, Wilson played in run-first offenses with very strong defenses. Ryan, Newton, Griffin, Bradford played on run-first teams that took pressure off them to facilitate offense (although that isn't completely case with Cam) Luck is the lone guy that played well and had a s***ty supporting cast. And remember people said he threw too many picks and had something like a 54% completion rate, so people weren't crowning him by any means.
Point is, playing the position is harder than perceived. Coupled that with being a rookie, still adjusting to the speed of the defenses and info you gotta process in a much shorter amount of time, brand new system/scheme likely with concepts you're seeing for the first time, plus dealing with the pressure of being the guy, and off-field stuff like re-settling your family...teams are really setting up these guys to fail.
The guys that really excel are rarer than guys think. And giving a guy a year to get more comfortable with all the above things, and not be learning a brand new system on the fly HAS TO BE beneficial. Hell, six weeks would suffice (see Glennon, Mike)
Will that make him good
? No, but it will certainly make him better