Mark Sanchez Is The New JaMarcus Russell, Only Worse

Vince Verhei draws an intriguing comparison. JaMarcus Russell, 2008-09: 198-for-368, 2,423 yards, 13 TDs. Mark Sanchez, 2009-10: 196-for-364, 2,444 yards, 12 TDs. The difference? Sanchez threw more picks. And only six people thought to mention Russell's "poise." Six. » 1/20/10 3:45pm 1/20/10 3:45pm

Cum On Feel The Poise

Mark Sanchez threw for 100 yards and a pick yesterday, but he also managed not to light himself on fire or dance the hoochie coochie at midfield, so once again everyone has termed his performance — sigh — poised. » 1/18/10 6:50pm 1/18/10 6:50pm

Poise To Men

Mark Sanchez went 12-for-15 and threw for 182 yards in his first playoff victory, and because at no point during the game did he chuck the ball into the Ohio or crap himself, he was deemed a model of poise. » 1/15/10 6:00pm 1/15/10 6:00pm

Mark Sanchez: One Of The Poise, Again

"Mark Sanchez's teammates and coaches have noticed something different about him recently," Rich Cimini writes. "They've seen more poise than before..." It's back! [New York Daily News] » 1/04/10 10:55am 1/04/10 10:55am

Farm Poise

At last, we have someone to fill the void left by Mark Sanchez roughly seven interceptions ago. Meet James Vandenberg, Iowa's starting quarterback and America's new avatar of poise. » 11/17/09 1:45pm 11/17/09 1:45pm

Where The Poise Aren't

Poiserback Mark Sanchez tossed five interceptions in the Jets' 16-13 loss to the Bills yesterday and, more importantly, recorded just one "poise" in the next day's papers — and that in reference to his team's overall lack of the stuff. » 10/19/09 1:00pm 10/19/09 1:00pm

Good Ol' Poise

What have we here? Two young, relatively unformed quarterbacks who play efficiently enough in winning efforts to be anointed with hollow praise? And they're going head-to-head? America had a poisegasm yesterday — and perhaps found a new talisman of poise. » 10/13/09 12:30pm 10/13/09 12:30pm

The Lost Poise

Mark Sanchez threw three picks in yesterday's loss to the Saints, and on the season he has five interceptions against four touchdowns, all of which means that sportswriters must now address the grave matter of Sanchez's inexplicable lack of poise. » 10/05/09 10:45am 10/05/09 10:45am

The Poise Is Back In Town

Another week, another victory for Mark Sanchez, another opportunity for New York Times Jets writer Greg Bishop to limn the quarterback's lukewarm heroics with his favorite word. You know the one. » 9/28/09 1:30pm 9/28/09 1:30pm