a1elbow2.0, on 19 January 2013 - 06:38 AM, said:
I agree in Romo then. But I still think Mark is better on the move but that may only be because he is bad in the pocket. One problem is he has never had an OC worth a shit so we don't know what he is good for.
While I agree with virtually everyone here that Mark isn't the future, a coordinator like Mornhinweg could be the coach needed to flesh out his strengths - one of which, as has been pointed out, is throwing on the move. And, in all honesty, there is a possibility he'll be our starting QB next year depending on what moves the team makes (this offseason is one of great uncertainty for the Jets).
Take Mark's TD passes to Keller in the Cincinnati and San Diego playoff games during his rookie year and his 45 yard bomb to Holmes in the AFC Championship game against the Steelers - all were throws on rollouts. Of course we relied heavily on the run both those years, and I don't expect that to change much even with the new coordinator. But if we can find a versatile back too (which we have missed since LT retired), then that will ease the burden on whoever it is that winds up starting under center - be it a veteran, rookie or Sanchez.
The problem with Schottenheimer was that he tried to be too fancy, while Sparano's supposed emphasis on 'chunk plays' didn't really fit the mould of the players we had on offense, especially after Holmes went down. Our two main running backs, especially Greene, were more plodders than big play threats, while at receiver - other than Kerley - there was nobody who could effectively run routes and smartly utilise space 15-20 yards downfield.
I presume Mornhinweg expects a tough task with this offense and to be in it for the long haul, because there's certainly a lot of work that needs to be done. He's a positive hire though, who's helped make a success of quarterbacks such as Jeff Garcia and post-prison Michael Vick. That itself is reason for optimism, however slight.