Scrutiny falls on USC QB Sanchez after Arizona victory

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USC's defense routinely turns in strong performances and the play-calling never gets questioned, so maybe that iswhy quarterback Mark Sanchez's play became a talking point following the seventh-ranked Trojans' ... Full Story
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dand1

United States

#1 Oct 27, 2008
pete, how much longer are you going to allow these guy's be self promoters. we don't need tyrell owens wana be's. where has the tradition gone. oh well another trip to the rose bowl., not bad right?????????
manhattan beach dude

La Mirada, CA

#3 Oct 27, 2008
dirty sanchez was acting like an arse infront of the UA student section, warming up and proding the fans, This jerk really is full of himself, If he thinks he's gonna be playing on Sundays he better get serious about the game. He looked like shyt saturday night.
Yhe u$s faithful should be thanking their lucky stars that they have a solid defense. They seem to make up for the offense's inability to score against decent teams.
manhattan beach dude

La Mirada, CA

#4 Oct 27, 2008
"The u$c" daithful.... my bad.
manhattan beach dude

La Mirada, CA

#5 Oct 27, 2008
Faithful, dam mondays
JMM

Garden Grove, CA

#6 Oct 27, 2008
At least Carroll is paying attention, jk.....I'm more critical of the coaching than anything else. The penalties, the repetitive mistakes, and the losses to teams they should beat can ONLY be pointed at the coaches........no BCS title game again, and it's a shame because this defense is truly the best in the country. Unfortunately the coaching and offense are NOT!!!
Nick

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#7 Oct 27, 2008
You're idiot you have nothing better to do than the troll the USC boards.
manhattan beach dude wrote:
dirty sanchez was acting like an arse infront of the UA student section, warming up and proding the fans, This jerk really is full of himself, If he thinks he's gonna be playing on Sundays he better get serious about the game. He looked like shyt saturday night.
Yhe u$s faithful should be thanking their lucky stars that they have a solid defense. They seem to make up for the offense's inability to score against decent teams.
manhattan beach dude

Waltham, MA

#8 Oct 27, 2008
Nick wrote:
You're idiot you have nothing better to do than the troll the USC boards.
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Yah it's so fun and easy pickings.
Orrin Burke

Salt Lake City, UT

#9 Oct 27, 2008
Its easy to sit in the viewing box and criticize, but its also necessary to say it as it is as well.
The coach's knew going in that Arizona was no piece of cake competitor, and they had the
defense "up" for the occasion. But what surprises me is the offense couldn't pick a zone
defense apart with the personel that they have. Dropped passes are no excuse, that happens
to anyone. Its not going back to that player with confidence that I hate to see.

With the up-coming games left, it would be a worthy cause to practice those principles for
future tight games, especially "Not" overlooking the improved toughness of STANFORD.
bigshooterbeta

Seal Beach, CA

#10 Oct 27, 2008
F-?

Pretty funny, although you are right about the play calling. Not the 3rd and 7 as much as the unwillingness to commit to the run to sustain drives.

Also, I love C.J., but Stafon has to be the guy.

Mark was really shaky in the first half, really shaky. He did fine in the second half, but does need to take what the defense is giving, vs. trying to hit the home run every time. Especially in situations, he needs to be a lot smarter about getting 5 yards and moving the chains.

CFN said it right today. We don't seem to be getting as much production from our terrific athletes as we ought to. At least on offense. And I believe it's almost entirely because of the play calling.
inspectorfrank

Beverly Hills, CA

#12 Oct 27, 2008
Play calling still an issue. To many pass calls saturday, what with a stable full of quality running backs.
manhattan beach dude

La Mirada, CA

#13 Oct 27, 2008
bigshooterbeta wrote:
F-?
Pretty funny, although you are right about the play calling. Not the 3rd and 7 as much as the unwillingness to commit to the run to sustain drives.
Also, I love C.J., but Stafon has to be the guy.
Mark was really shaky in the first half, really shaky. He did fine in the second half, but does need to take what the defense is giving, vs. trying to hit the home run every time. Especially in situations, he needs to be a lot smarter about getting 5 yards and moving the chains.
CFN said it right today. We don't seem to be getting as much production from our terrific athletes as we ought to. At least on offense. And I believe it's almost entirely because of the play calling.
Petey says this is his BEST TEAM EVER, if thats true than is it tho coaching thats making the offense look so bad??
Amanda

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Oct 27, 2008
Fire Scott Wolf!
manhattan beach dude

La Mirada, CA

#15 Oct 27, 2008
Amanda wrote:
Fire Scott Wolf!
why? cause he tells the truth? if you want fluff articals on u$c read the LA Times (AKA The Daily Trojan)
lvobservation

Blairsville, GA

#16 Oct 27, 2008
I believe that the offense is not distribing the ball all over the field. I saw the short pass open all day long and hardly ever thru it their, which i believe would have open the game up for more scoring oppertunities
Joeee

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Oct 27, 2008
That was a horrible game, and I'm surprised that their still ranked 5th. 17-10 against an unranked team??? Are you kidding? USC looked mediocre at best...

I'm also surprised Arizona couldn't do much...Not because the USC defense is good, but because Arizona basically just ran the ball. Their supposed to be a great passing offense, but it looked like they didn't even try.

I don't know whats wrong with both those teams. Or every team in the Pac-10.

Pac-10 is in shambles right now...Embarrassing.
USC should be even more embarrassed, because with so many talented players, they are not a good team if they play like that and they don't even deserve to be in the top ten just because they have "talented" players. That's not fair for the other teams with hard schedules..
Vice

Mercer Island, WA

#18 Oct 27, 2008
Sometimes I wonder if I am watching the same game as others. I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion but an F for coaching? By the writer who is supposed to be a professional? USC's offense could have been better but they were playing against the 5th ranked pass defense and the 20th ranked total defense in the country. USC is deserving of the high ranking as USC ALWAYS plays great against ooc schools. People need to take off there USC 2003-2005 rose colored glases and live in the present. This USC team isnt perfect but it sure beats the one from the 90's!
troygrad76

Glendale, CA

#19 Oct 28, 2008
Scrutiny of the performance of any player on the roster is not a bad thing as long as the resulting analysis and comments don't rise to the level of vindictive character assassination. Leadership does not only involve enthusiasm, charisma, emotion and energy-- it also requires calm, level-headedness and decision making made with a clear understanding of the situation and responding in an appropriate manner whether conservative or not so conservative (yet not irrational) way. It also involves accepting reponsibility for your own mistakes and not being qouted as saying "sometimes WE sputtered" or "WE shoot ourselves in the foot sometimes". Continue to Fight On Mark, but "sack up" when only you are carrying the gun.
steve

Omaha, NE

#20 Oct 28, 2008
As I said after the latest SC to an inferior team, Sanchez needs to be replaced. Inconsistent play, bad decisions, interceptions, fumbles, etc. If this is the best we have, kiss any chance at a BCS championship game goodbye right now. It's one thing to watch these mistakes occur last season when Sanchez was stepping in as a replacement for an injured starter. But a year later and he is still making the same mistakes. I hope he leaves for the NFL after this disappointing season. We'd really be in trouble if he decides to return next season.
bored fan

Broomfield, CO

#21 Oct 28, 2008
I agree with Scott. Give Sarkisian an F for making a ridiculous call on that run on third-and-7 and pass on first down when you need to run out the clock. What the hell was he thinking? I realize that Stafon was playing well but that was plain stupid. And you didn't even send Stafon. For all the talent that we have, we're not delivering on offense. And I personally believe this has been the case since Norm Chow and Lane Kiffin left. Sarkisian must go. We need someone better, more intelligent, more dynamic. Someone that can keep up with Pete Carroll and his unbelievably defensive genius. My hats are off to another brilliant defensive performance. If it weren't for our D, the only teams that we would beat this season is Washington and Washington State. Next!
radier nation

Arcadia, CA

#22 Oct 28, 2008
you guys all suck. sanchez is the bomb. cant wait til he's on the raiders.

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