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THE QUESTION

Where Should Mark Sanchez Play?

Granted the former USC quarterback is probably going in the top 10, but which team is his game best for?

Posted by Emil Steiner on April 22, 2009 2:00 PM
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MeatSweats: I am a lifelong Skins fan and season ticket holder. If that idiotic owner screws up this draft by trading away future draft picks and/or Jas...

etrrndude: Is the most pressing need of the Redskins really another QB? It would be a major mistake to take this guy, considering all of their other ne...

harbinder28: ITS THE SAME STORY WITH THE REDSKINS EVERY YEAR,BAD PICKS AFTER BAD PICKS. SNYDER AND CERRATO ARE NOT FOOTBALL PEOPLE BUT THEY MAKE ALL THE ...

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drjblevyod Author Profile Page :

OVER AND OVER-YOU BUILD WITH OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE LINES-jOE MONTANA COULD NOT WIN WITH A POOR OFFENSIVE LINE. A SERVICABLE
Qback can help you get deep in the playoffs
if the offensive line is good and the defense is good. Sanchez cannot help Washington win next year and probably not even the year after.a SERVICABLE qBACK
MIGHT IF THEY GIVE HIM A GOOD OFFENSIVE LINE.

LeftwithNochoice Author Profile Page :

I don't buy that this guy is 6' 3". He's got Heath Schuler written all over him.

If he's so good, why isn't he going back to win a championship next year?

Is there something wrong with Colt Brennan that we should be aware of?

You can't draft an over-hyped QB every year... That's not a formula for success. At SOME point, you've got to build the team around him... As in Offensive Line, Defensive Line, Receivers, Running Backs, Line Backers, etc.

I don't think Snyder has the stomach for the "build a team around him" part. Every year, there's some new guy touted as somebody's future Joe Montana. Snyder can't help it. Seems his goal in life is to build a team of future Joe Montanas. Good luck with your O Line of Joe Montanas.

What the F.

cherron67 Author Profile Page :

I received 2 letters telling me my numbers (2 different wait list numbers) were up and they were ready to let me buy tickets, in addition I got 2 phone calls from the redskins telling me I was able to purchase tickets. I signed on to the waiting list in 1988 and again in 1996 - have never received a single letter, phone call or email in 20 years and I have moved 5 times at least --- Sooo this means someone at the Redskins is now going through the phone book and looking up people like me who once signed up years ago. So much for the long waiting list, the economy combined with the years of losing and playing in an awful stadium have caught up with them. The ONLY reason I can think they are going after Hainsworth and Sanchez is to sell tickets. The irony is the fact that they are going after Sanchez tells me we are starting over again, and if that is the case why are we paying a veteran 100 mil? combined with rumors of Cower, and/or Shannahan coming in for Zorn - I certainly don't feel like we are a player away from a winning season.

dbeins Author Profile Page :

We won three super bowls with average QBs and AWESOME offensive and defensive lines. We dont need a "star" QB. We need star linemen.
Until that midget Snyder realizes this, and he never will, we will be an average team ay best.

CashNDC Author Profile Page :

Snyder looks for all the wrong fits to bring this team a Championship! Every fan knows the Redskin problem for offense is in the front line and the front office. Once again Snyder and Cerrato looking at a Quarterback. Jason Campbell could be a Quarterback that can take the team there, only if he had five good blocking linemen. Best thing to do is build the line and at least give Campbell something to work with. Or Pick up Michael Vick when we is able to play!

martintomsal Author Profile Page :

Looks like most of the commenters here have the same idea (including me). The Redskins need to build up their old offensive line and where possible strengthen the DL. Jason Campbell has the potential to be a good NFL QB if he has consistent time to work. No, he probably not be a huge playmaker like the elites, but he can get the job done.

That being said, let's see what Snyder does. Look for a flashy receiver. Who won't get a pass 'cause the QB (whoever he is) is on his arse.

blaketrammell Author Profile Page :

Exactly...the offensive line needs attention in the worst way..Quarterback is not a position of need for the Redskins...They have to fix both fronts before even thinking about another skill position player...Mark Sanchez isn't the answer, it's going to take him a while to adjust...this will be another Snyder SNAFU...I can't wait for Saturday...

carolinaskinsfan Author Profile Page :

Has anyone given thought to the crop of OL & DL players possibly available in 2010? We have limited draft selections this year but more next year. Snyder may want to get "his" qb now, see what Campbell can do and use Sanchez as draft choice pickup if Campbel performs well. Also keep in mind, if the team falters, Zorn goes away and Snyder gets to look at a slew of talented coaches waiting in the wings. Campbell gets traded and Sanchez with a year of study gets to come in and Snyder has more draft picks to use on OL & DL and only one year to go until NO SALARY CAP! I don't think they are smart enough nor patient enough to do this but we've all had to live through worse as Skins Fans.

rw-c Author Profile Page :

Can the Skins trade up to get a good GM?

FullDuplex Author Profile Page :

I think Mark Sanchez would be a good fit at San Francisco coinciding with the close vicinity from USC to San Francisco and judging from the NFL 2009 first round draft picks of 1 thru the 10th, San Francisco could use a marquee QB with their QB situation still up in the air and draft an OL or two with their later picks.

I agree with DBEINS that a good foundation on any football team starts with the offense and defensive lines but,I don't agree with Joe Theismann being an average QB because I can remember clutch situations when the team needed a first down on third and long and he delivered with accuracy or having the athleticsm to ran out of the pocket.
With that said, Joe T. did have a bruising offensive line that he could count on as well as clutch receivers and a running game to boot.

I don't know if people remember but before Joe T. became the starting QB in 1978,he volunteered to be a punt returner when he came on board with the Redskins in 1974 while being a third string QB behind Billy Kilmer and Sonny Jurgensen. An average QB is something that I wouldn't label Joe T.

Last but not least, I also want to make a point that the Redskins success back then had a lot to do with a consistent coaching staff and not a carousel coaching staff and also a consistent football operations front office led by GENERAL MANAGER BOBBY BEATHARD (1978-1989)who drafted by needs for the team and drafted or acquired players that fit the team.
Vinny Cerrato, Dan Snyder? LOL, NOT!!!!

jlhare1 Author Profile Page :

What the Redskins need most of all is continuity--and a healthy young offensive line.
And they need to moneywhip Bobby Beathard out of retirement. Or Charley Casserly. Or maybe my 9-year-old granddaughter, who I think would make better personnel decisions that Cerrato. Come to think of it, my dog would make better personnel decisions than Cerrato.
That said, I expect that the Redskins' history of hit-or-miss draft picks will continue.

kingdanw Author Profile Page :

What a great idea, this again proves Snyder and Cerrato are at the top of the rest of the league. Drafting Sanchez and moving Campbell to right tackle will solve the offensive problems. And by shifting Brennen to DE will improve the pass rush, the only question is will moving Todd Collins at his age to outside inebacker solve the other need, but I'm sure Vinny and Danny have got that covered in their master plan.

paulfromsilverspring Author Profile Page :

A QB is only as good as his offensive line.

The Skins have a servicable QB already, who with a better O-Line could be something special.

For the Skins, trading up to get Sanchez is ridiculous. The odds of drafting a Hall of Fame QB in the 1st round are really low anyway.

Address the O and D-lines and Linebackers please!

I know Dan Snyder really wants to win (at least) a 4th Super Bowl, as do the fans. It amazes me that the answer on how to get there varies so much from fans to management.

rash67 Author Profile Page :

What the Redskins need:
a general manager
offensive linemen
defensive linemen

a new OWNER!

what the Redskins don't need:
quarterbacks - they have three good ones now!

I support the proposed The Johnson BOYCOTT - season ticket holders - don't buy beer or hotdogs at the stadium until we get a general manager!

Gutenberg1 Author Profile Page :

Kyle Boller is available!

joelcavicchia Author Profile Page :

Drafting Sanchez would be a concession that, offensively, the team is simply going to start all over again. You draft a qb in the first round and you are married to him (for at least three seasons or so) . . .

so if that's what the Skins do, that's cool. . . as long as he is a Peyton Manning or a Ben Roethlisberger. . . and not a Joey Harrington or a Tim Couch.

sanmateo1850 Author Profile Page :

Games are won and lost in the trenches. If Danny ever learns that, the Deadskins might actually have a chance! Take a look at the Cowboys. Stong O-line gives Romo time to find open receivers. And if a shmuck like Romo can be good, think what Campbell could do. And why go through another QB controversy...he is really starting to come into his own. (And this coming from a Giants fan!)

humanistic Author Profile Page :

I, for one, truly hope the Redskins make a bold move and get Sanchez. Forget about building offensive and defensive lines. That's for SUCKERS! Make your move NOW Dan. Don't listen to these fans talking about drafting by need. What the hell do they know?

Btw, could you trade Campbell to the Eagles? We'll give you one of our AWESOME receivers in return. Probably the most you'll get for Campbell anyway.

tmkelley Author Profile Page :

I think Sanchez is over-rated by the media. He is exciting to watch, but that is not necessarily a good thing. I think he would be in a disastrous situation with the 'Skins, and he should hope to be with some other team that can at least mesh with his abilities. I agree with Mr. Casserley.

Quite frankly, I think he should have stayed in school and gotten more seasoning along with, maybe, a national title.

As for all the other posters, you have it exactly right! It is the lines that make or break a team. Without them, any quarterback is doomed. Every championship team proves it every year.

mickeyjay1 Author Profile Page :

Snyder is like a kid who just got some money…it burns a hole in the pocket and just has to be spent on something frivolous. If he concentrated on a descent Offensive line with some depth he wouldn’t have to worry about who was quarterback. Hell, I could do the job if he did what needs to be done for the team.


But, I think he could care less if we had a winning team or not. I think he is actually looking for the revenue he could receive from having everyone coming to see his prize ponies and the kick backs he will receive from them buying their official NFL memorabilia.


Basically, he is collecting and becoming richer off of the tradition of the Washington Redskins. Washington has a deep and rich history with an unwavering fan base that go beyond generations. Season tickets are coveted…which there has ALWAYS been a waiting list for. There aren’t a lot of teams that can boast this type of history and fan base with such a high per capita income.


So, it seems to me as long as he can suck on this base without winning, why should he. If he can meet his goals by just buying up and displaying his show ponies every chance he gets, he will. Anyone who collects and trades as a hobby will tell you…you don’t need a lot of strategy, continuity, or brains to do that, just look for what glitters and buy it for you collection. Hell, if Oprah put a football in her hands and said she could throw, Snyder would probably be there with a contract. He is singlehandedly, turning what was a rich, historic, honored, and respected football franchise into a low class, alienated, and mocked Flea Circus.


Don’t believe me…look at his record. If Jason Taylor hadn’t danced with the Stars, he would have never been given $8,500,000.00/season to ride the pine, which Taylor passed up this year because the training schedule did not suit him (there must have been a conflict with his dancing lessons); or how about that lovable nut-case, Albert Haynesworth: $100,000,000.00.


Snyder better wake up before the interested in his pony show fades away…and it will.

nmg3rln Author Profile Page :

There has never been a qb from USC that made a career in the NFL. Linebackers, running backs, yes, qbs, no!

OhTheHumanity Author Profile Page :

If someone steals him at the last second, I guess you would have to call it a "Dirty Sanchez"

maxfetter Author Profile Page :

Sanchez wouldn't do any better than Campbell next season. Cutler really gone?


wayjac1 Author Profile Page :

I say pay J. Campbell. Draft him an "O" line to protect him. We got to get better on the offensive line to move to the next level.

ThinkingMan Author Profile Page :

Great, as soon as we let one of our Average QBs play...I'll agree. But, as long as we just keep beating a dead horse with Campbell...what's the point?

jjack1 Author Profile Page :

Draft Health Shuler at least he played 4 years in college. LOL
Daniel Synder is an idiot.

MeatSweats Author Profile Page :

I am a lifelong Skins fan and season ticket holder. If that idiotic owner screws up this draft by trading away future draft picks and/or Jason Campbell to get an unproven quarterback that played one great game in college, I am going to give up my tickets and promise to never give another dime to that pathetic, Napoleonic, fantasy football playing moron. Snyder's total incompetence and his kiss butt minion, Vinny Cerrato, are ruining this once great franchise and alienating fans like myself every passing day. And by no means am I the only one that feels this way. Why give thousands of dollars to someone that is just going to throw it away year after year? Dan Snyder, you make me want to puke.

etrrndude Author Profile Page :

Is the most pressing need of the Redskins really another QB? It would be a major mistake to take this guy, considering all of their other needs on both offense and defense. However, if Dan is determined to do this, at least have the common courtesy to trade Jason Campbell on draft day. But is Dan Snyder really that dumb to draft this guy?

harbinder28 Author Profile Page :

ITS THE SAME STORY WITH THE REDSKINS EVERY YEAR,BAD PICKS AFTER BAD PICKS. SNYDER AND CERRATO ARE NOT FOOTBALL PEOPLE BUT THEY MAKE ALL THE PICKS (DRAFT, FREE AGENTS , STUPID TRADES)

LOOK AT NEW ENGLAND AND THE COLTS AND THE STEELERS , WHY ARE THESE TEAMS GREAT YEAR IN YEAR OUT ? ASK YOURSELF THAT CERRATO AND SNYDER !!!!!
I THOUGHT THE NFL WAS A COPY CAT LEAGUE MAYBE THE REDSKINS DID'NT GET THAT MEMO AND SNYDER WANTS TO DO IT HE'S OWN STUPID WAY. SNYDER YOU ARE A DUMB AS OWNER PLEASE SELL THE TEAM , THE REDSKINS WILL NEVER GO TO THE SUPER BOWL UNDER YOUR MANAGEMENT.

 
 
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