When Clutch Mark Sanchez gave way in the regular season to Error-Prone Mark Sanchez, writer types such as myself snickered. We facetiously shouted, "POISE" whenever he threw a pick or let loose with a wounded duck.
Well, when I say "poise" now, I am no longer being snide. The stats speak for themselves: nearing the half, Sanchez has completed 5 of 7 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns. The second touchdown looked like this:
Look at that blur. Does that look like a touchdown pass to you? Well, it was. Despite being absolutely bum-rushed, Sanchez threw a perfect strike in the end zone. Okay, sorry. I'll stop genuflecting at the feet of Mark Sanchez. For a little while, at least.
And now there's video. At 30 seconds, you see the hit--and the POISE--in all its glory: