Mark Sanchez was responsible for the first touchdown of the game between Washington and New York. Only problem was that it was a pick-six. On a second and eleven on his team's line of involvement late in the first quarter, Sanchez's first pass was taken off the run on the line and was taken to the house by Curtis Riley.
It did not get much better for Mr. Buttfumble after that. Before coach Jay Gruden took out the plug on his thriving quarterback, Sanchez ended 38 meters at 6-14 out of 14, two picks, a 0.0 QBR and a 34-0 deficit against a totally terrific Giants team. Sure, part of the catastrophic game can not be put on quarterback's shoulders (a injured robbed offensive line gave up five bags and his first three tries were all dropped). Sanchez clearly played enough to go to Josh Johnson, a former Giants backup, who last took a NFL snap in 2012 and last employed by San Diego Fleet by the alliance of American football.
Johnson did not play as Gruden Expected – in the sense that the Washington coach said he was looking for a " similar style " player to Sanchez as his backup, and Johnson actually performed. He finished 11 of 16 passes for 195 yards, threw for a touchdown and rushed for another. It was not just an achievement that could have inspired anything near a comeback Washington was 40-0 when Johnson entered the game – but at least showed fans at FedEx Field that their team players could get some sporting achievements.
Even though the achievements of both quarterbacks today did an excellent job to further discredit the horror's false statement that Colin Kaepernick would not have been a good addition to the team because it was "[n] not much time to really get a brand new quarterback, a new system installed and taught on a few days of training. "On the one hand, you have Sanchez, who probably was familiar with the offensive strategy Washington tried to run today, and quite slowly in bed trying to accomplish it. On the other hand, you have a mobile quarterback in Johnson that was just signed less than a week ago and managed to figure out enough this probably difficult system to get in two points. In fact, he played so well that he earned a starting job.
Realistically, Washington should not have expected anything but what happened today. The horror decided to make his bed with Sanchez as his first guy, and an off-the-street guy like his No. 2, for reasons that will never be expressed explicitly. Now a team that once ruled the highest over the division was just a game before the last place with less than a month left in the season. They could continue to follow their current way and bottom for the rest of the year in a show of institutional arrogance, or they could write a quarterback that showed an ability to do the job better than every single schmuck this franchise has introduced so far. That's their choice.