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Sanchez should be worried

Posted on: February 23, 2012 6:55 pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rex Ryan thinks he put too much pressure on last year's Jets by saying too much, but now he's put heat on his quarterback, Mark Sanchez, now by not saying enough.

I'm talking about what Rex said ... or did not say ... at Thursday's NFL scouting combine. When he was asked about the possibility of the Jets landing Peyton Manning if and when he becomes a free agent, he didn't pledge allegiance to his current quarterback.

All he said he was that the Jets "will look at all possibiliities."

Ryan said  that wasn't unusual; that the club does that with all positions. But that's not the point. When he had a chance to support his embattled quarterback, he did not. Instead, he said that the club "will look at everything."

If I'm Mark Sanchez, I'm not sure what to make of it. All I know is that when Brett Favre became available in 2008, the Jets couldn't wait to get the guy, even though then-coach Eric Mangini was opposed to the idea and even though they had a playoff quarterback in Chad Pennington.

But they made the move, anyway, basically because owner Woody Johnson loves to make headlines, and the Favre deal put the Jets on the back pages of the Daily News and Post for days. A Peyton Manning deal would, too, provided, of course, he's released, he's healthy and he's agreeable to joining the Jets.

Oh, yeah, one more thing: Provided the Jets want to supplant Sanchez, who led them to two conference championship games in his first two seasons. I'm not saying it happens, but when Ryan had an opportunity to back his quarterback with a strong statement he did not.

"I think Mark Sanchez is an outstanding quarterback, " he said, "and he's our quarterback, and he has a great future. I'm not coming off any of those. But will we look at every scenario? Of course. Will we look at every kicker out there? As painful as that it is, absolutely. But that's what we do."

But it's not what you do if you make a commitment to the quarterback you have.

"So do you expect Mark to be your quarterback this season?" Ryan was asked.

"I definitely think," Ryan said before stopping. "He's our quarterback now, and he's got a great future. Last I checked, Mark's under contract, and he's our quarterback."

That's not exactly a ringing endorsement.

Category: NFL

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2012 5:01 pm

Sanchez should be worried

Poor Sanchez is getting the dreaded vote of confidence from the blowhard Ryan. Wrecks is going to wreck that kid and in another year we will see Sanchez going somewhere to be a backup somewhere. He'll be following in the footsteps of Matt Leinart.  Peyton is a professional, he would never play for a clown like Wrecks.

Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2012 1:24 pm

Sanchez should be worried

Mark played well last year with little help from his head coach.
I say keep the coach away and he will develope into a better person and player.

Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 27, 2012 5:43 am
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Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 27, 2012 5:39 am
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Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 4:47 pm

Sanchez should be worried

I agree with a number of posters on this issue... Sanchez has not progressed.  Don't know if it is coaching, Sanchez alone or a combination of the two, but Jets will never win anything with Sanchez playing like he has recently.  Rex is fat, big- mouthed and irritating, but he is smart enough to know something has to happen under center, or it will be more medocrity for the Jets.  It may be a change to an upgrade (P. Manning perhaps) or getting someone to coach up Sanchez, who the Jets are currently "married to." 

Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 1:57 pm

Sanchez should be worried

Not a real Sanchez fan - but not a hater ... Probably best situation would be to work out the most favorable deal & move on -  Sanchez looks like he will always be that guy who could "turn the corner" but never will -  sure he might - but it is unlikely. When he is "good" - he is often more of an "inspired" player than he is a "highly consistent practitioner of his craft"  - it is like he has to have 10 gallons of adrenaline coursing through his system for him to have the necessary level of focus to be a winner.... and  when it is not there, he is flat ... and that kind of Good Mark / Bad Mark pattern makes it hard for a team to believe in him.

Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 1:15 pm

Sanchez should be worried

I will start by saying I am a DIE HARD Jet fan.  But I HATE Sanchez!!! Lets face it we will never win with him as our QB.
He came from a Over rated USC team has made NO progress at all. With that said I would love to land Manning.
Or at the very least pickup a backup QB to push Sanchez to make plays, Say Matt Moore, Chadd Henne, od even Kyle Orrton he would make Sanchez earn his keep for once because he is just getting worse. Lets face it we need a QB AGAIN!!!!!

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:36 pm

Sanchez should be worried

Wow, it is not like Mark is a top 5 QB in the league. He has only played 3 yrs, one with the short season as far as offseason preperation goes. How could the Jets not think about getting Peyton Manning? He is probably the best QB to play the game if not one of. The reads and audible's he does at the line are insane. I still remember a game he over ruled Dungy, tossed the punt team off the field and completed a 4th down bullet down the sidelines to Reggie for a huge gain. That really showed then who was carrying that team. I think by the record this year it showed how much he meant to that team and the success. You guys that play up Brady so much, I ask you to look at the Pats 11-5 the year he went down and they played with a back up. I am not saying Brady is terrible but I also think he benefits from the system he is in. I will stick by my opinion that Peyton is better than Brady.
I agree with you that Peyton is better, but at the same time, that's like arguing that your Ferrari is better than your neighbor's Lamborghini. I wish that was the type of thing that I had to worry about!

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 4:50 pm

Sanchez should be worried

Yeah he's not.. kind of like Joe Flacco won't either.

Since: Apr 1, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 4:23 pm

Sanchez should be worried

the Jets would be wise to move away from Sanchez...he's not ever going to be mistaken for a good QB

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