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Larry Brown

Works as an update anchor and show host at Sporting News Radio and also writes and runs the sports site

Sanchez the weak link


The Jets are a strong team with probably the best defense and best offensive line in football. They do a good job controlling the clock with their ground game and limiting opponent's offenses with an array of blitzes. Even with that being the case, their defense isn't dominant enough to stop the Charger's stellar offensive passing game. Vincent Jackson should be locked down by Darrelle Revis -- my pick for Defensive Player of the Year -- but San Diego has other awesome receiving options like Antonio Gates and Malcolm Floyd that won't be easily stopped this weekend.

Despite Rex Ryan's pleas that Mark Sanchez is not the team's weak link, he is. The passing game was fairly rudimentary against the Bengals and that was fine because Cincinnati had trouble scoring. The Chargers are much better offensively so the Jets will be forced to make more plays to keep up. When Mark Sanchez is forced to make unsafe throws, he usually turns the ball over. Moreover, the chances are slim that Sanchez is as sharp as he was against Cincinnati. New York's defense is very good so it can keep them in the ballgame, but I don't think it will be enough to lead them to victory. Rex Ryan has done a solid job in his first year as head coach of the Jets. Mark Sanchez hasn't done bad for a rookie quarterback but he's not good enough to take them far into the playoffs.

By Larry Brown  |  January 13, 2010; 1:47 PM ET  | Category:  New York Jets Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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