30 Research Notes for Mark Sanchez and related
2009.09.13  Sanchez Surpasses Jamieson
Rookie QB Starting in Week 1 - Jets History
Player Dick Jamieson Mark Sanchez
Date Sept. 11, 1960>> Sunday
Comp-Att 9-18 18-31
Pass yds 152 272
TD-Int 1-0 1-1
Result W, 27-3 W, 24-7
>>1st game in franchise history
2009.09.13  Sanchez and Ryan Join Exclusive Group
Rookie Head Coach-Rookie QB Debuts in Season Openers - Since Merger (1970)
Team Head Coach QB
'09 Jets<< Rex Ryan Mark Sanchez
'09 Lions Jim Schwartz Matthew Stafford
'08 Falcons<< Mike Smith Matt Ryan
'08 Ravens<< John Harbaugh Joe Flacco
'89 Cowboys Jimmy Johnson Troy Aikman
'82 Colts Frank Kush Mike Pagel
'76 Seahawks Jack Patera Jim Zorn
'73 Colts Howard Schnellenberger Bert Jones
>>Won game
2009.09.13  Sanchez Nearly Makes Rookie History
Most Pass Yards, Rookie QB - Week 1, NFL History
Season Yards Player
1998 302 Manning, Peyton
2009 272 Sanchez, Mark<<
1960 232 Flores, Tom
1968 231 Landry, Greg
>>Won game
2009.09.13  Extra DBs Don't Faze Sanchez
Much of the reason Mark Sanchez had success on third down was his ability to pick apart the Texans' defense when they brought in extra defensive backs (sub small package). Houston held Sanchez and the Jets' passing game in check in its base 4-3 defense.
Mark Sanchez by Defensive Formation - Week 1 vs Texans
Defense vs 4-3 vs 5+ DB
Comp-Att 8-17 10-14
Yards per att 8.1 9.6
TD-Int 0-1 1-0
2009.09.13  Sanchez Good on Third Down
Even in his first NFL start, Mark Sanchez was not rattled even in pressure situations - the Jets' rookie stood tall on third downs, racking up over 70 percent of his passing yards in those situations.
Mark Sanchez - Week 1 vs Texans
Down 3rd Down All Other Downs
Comp-att 12-15 6-16
Pass yards 191 81
TD-Int 1-0 0-1
Passer Rtg 141.0 28.4
30 Research Notes for Mark Sanchez and related
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