By Ryan Alfieri, Editor
This week, you will see headlines that will tote how the Jets are wasting their time with the Wildcat when Sanchez is playing this well. In fact, Sanchez was so sharp yesterday that they started booing Tebow.
However, the Wildcat was an integral part of yesterday’s success, and not because of the actual yards they gained out of the play.
What the Wildcat was able to do was keep the Bills in simplistic looks all afternoon, giving Sanchez easy reads. Sanchez has always been at his best when the picture is clear and the coverages are simplistic. When things get muddy, Sanchez crumbles.
At the same time, it played a big part in slowing down the Bills pass rush. Because of the constant threat of a Wildcat play, the Bills had to be on their toes for anything, which did not allow Mario Williams and Mark Anderson to pin their ears back and go after what has been a leaky Jets offensive line.
Of course, this is not to discount anything Sanchez or the offensive line did yesterday. Austin Howard played outstanding against one of the best pass-rushers in the game, and Sanchez was as decisive and accurate as he has ever been.
However, before you clamor for a full-time Sanchez and dumping the entire Tebow package altogether, consider how much more exotic opposing defenses can get (not to mention the extra time to study Sanchez) when they don’t have to worry about stopping the Wildcat.