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Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:02 am
Edited on: August 15, 2011 12:24 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

If there's one thing we know about the NFL, it's that the New York Jets need more drama. So it's refreshing to hear that when Rex Ryan benched Mark Sanchez during the 2010 season, the young quarterback "wanted to fight" Rex, as that's unlikely to provoke any headlines or questions or noise surrounding the team.

Fortunately, that is what Sanchez said in a GQ interview that'll run this month. As you may recall, late last year with Sanchez struggling, Ryan wanted to give Mark Brunell extra reps in practice. This didn't go over well with Sanchez.

"I wanted to fight him," Sanchez said of the incident. "I was really mad."

Sanchez, who I have to suspect wasn't telling this story to create drama, also details what happened on the field when he pushed Brunell away because Rex didn't directly inform Sanchez that the veteran would see extra snaps.

"I was like, '[Rex] can come tell me,' " Sanchez says. "And [offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer] is like, 'Come on, man, don't do that.'"
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Sanchez was, understandably, not too thrilled about being passive-aggressively benched. Ryan didn't come straight to him and inform him of the decision and even gave the press a heads-up that Sanchez might get benched before he talked to his franchise quarterback.

"Rex is super honest," Sanchez told GQ. "I wish he wasn't that honest at times, especially to say that."

"That" = "Yes" when Rex was asked if he'd consider benching Sanchez. Which is understandable -- I don't want my boss going out and complaining about me on Twitter before telling me about the problems with my work. (Of course, as you all know, there are less of those than Sanchez interceptions, obviously.)

But here's my prediction: Then when Sanchez is asked about how things went down, he'll say that the words he used were a bit misconstrued. Or that there's nothing wrong with wanting to fight your coach. (There isn't by the way, especially if it's Ryan.)

And then someone will ask Rex about this interview, and he'll say "Good! I like his attitude!"

Or something much funnier.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:28 am
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching



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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 8:13 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

hey, steve6117....nice try, zippy.
you pretty much suck on all counts.
it wasn't sarcam. not even sarcasm. (now, THAT was sarcasm)
i'm certainly not upset the Jets have Ryan as their coach.
As for where i live? i grew up in San Diego, but am now in the tri-state area for the last 12 years,
so i know DAMN well how lame Jets fans can be. (after the Atlanta game several years ago, the Meadowlands became a ghost town, and
Jets fans were buying tix to the next PGA event on Long Island). The only thing lamer than a fair-weather Jet fan on the East coast is one that has moved to San Diego.
Yeah, my Chargers have not taken the 'next-step' and they DO underperform (when people predict a SB appearance every one of the last
several seasons). But so what. YOUR team's SB was what? 69? were you even born then? Or if your team isn't the jets, then excuse me.
The whole deal was about ryan and sanchez and the article and in the end?
Who the hell cared? i just commented on how f-ed up the whole thing was.
The two of those guys are pretty damn full of themselves when compared to your standards. (AFC title game etc)
Have you been sleeping for 42 years? The jets have won the same number of SuperBowls as my Bolts in that span.
nice close to your post, btw. you toss me a youtube link?
lame! but dude? i'm happy that YOUR happy they have a relationship. entertaining for types like you. pure DRIVEL to me.





Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

Clearly, you don't watch many Jets games, or maybe you were just too excited that the Steelers beat them to realize the Jets DEFENSE was the reason they didn't win either championship game the past 2 years.
When you average 18 points a game in those games, your offense isn't doing their part.  They couldn't run the ball effectively in either championship game.  They averaged 3 yards per carry in those games.  Why did they get shut down after tearing up the regular season?  Because Pittsburgh and Indianapolis understood that you can overcommit to the run and Sanchez can't beat you throwing. 

Incidentally, the Jets DEFENSE completely shut down Roethlisberger in the AFC championship.  Maybe if it weren't for Sanchez's disastrous fumble that gave Pittsburgh their final seven points it would have been a different outcome.

No, Sanchez isn't THE reason they Jets haven't been to the Super Bowl.  That's shared between the players (including Sanchez) and coaching staff.  But he could have been the reason they did get there.  If he was, you know, better.  He's one of the least accurate quarterbacks in the NFL, and until that changes, there's always going to be some team ready to make the Jets one-dimensional and keep them from the Super Bowl.








Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

, why is it that in everything you just said about the patriots, you did not mention the fact that they were CAUGHT CHEATING during the whole "dynasty" era they had? why does everyone always forget that part???? Maybe that should kinda be included when you are listing reasons why they kept getting to the super bowl ar the ACF championship game year after year.

Here is a crazy idea......in college football when a program is caught cheating, they usually have to forfeit any wins they had during the time they were cheating......so why shouldnt the patriots have to give back the superbowls they won? it was PROVED that they were cheating during that entire span where they won 3 of them wasnt it?



Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:58 am
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

Clearly, you don't watch many Jets games, or maybe you were just too excited that the Steelers beat them to realize the Jets DEFENSE was the reason they didn't win either championship game the past 2 years. They had the lead against Indy and Manning ripped them apart in the second half, and the Steelers got 2 big 3rd down conversions when the Jets needed a stop to get the ball back. The tide had swung in that game b/c Sanchez elevated his game. He's a 3rd year QB, I mean really...are we expecting him to have 2 rings & be the second coming of Dan Marino? Winning superbowls, or even getting there is really hard. Why are we expecting him to be better than he is at this point in his career?



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:39 am
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

Fight him! Let's watch on pay per view.  Maybe HBO will run a special.  Wow...such poor timing, last year they could have aired this on the show "Hard Knocks".  I would have defineately watched and even paid for this.  Are you kidding me?  How can we take this seriously?  Rex has done well and Mark has done well but they talk too much garbage and have yet to back it up.  And don't be hatin' me by saying they went to two AFC championship games.  When you say "we are going to win the superbowl" then that is what you have to do.  Rex has now made this statement for three years and "where is the beef". They are losing credibility and need to learn to close the deal.  Somehow I feel this is just a ploy to sell more tickets. 
P.S. I am an Eagles fan living in NY.  I route for the Jets from time to time so I am not a hater!
 


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