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Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:27 am
Edited on: January 12, 2012 5:57 am
 
Jets teammates rip into Sanchez anonymously on Wednesday. (Getty Images)
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By Will Brinson

As you've likely realized by now, Brian Schottenheimer is out as the offensive coordinator of the Jets and reports are that Tony Sparano's on his way in. So the team's in upheaval right now. It won't help matters that some Jets players anonymously and publicly ripped quarterback Mark Sanchez on Wednesday morning.


Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News has the story, and it's a doozy, with Jets players referring to Sanchez as "lazy," a "baby" and someone that can't win in New York.

Nightmare in New York

“We have to bring in another quarterback that will make him work at practice,” one player told Mehta. "He’s lazy and content because he knows he’s not going to be benched."

Mehta also writes that the "consensus among players" he spoke to is that the Jets need a change at quarterback, or at least a capable veteran to push Sanchez into better performances.

And the top choice for that veteran position seems to be ... Peyton Manning!

“We already have his coach — Tom Moore," one player, who Mehta calls well-respected, said. "Plus, he’s a field general and will get everyone lined up. He will get his playmakers the ball. We can win a Super Bowl with Peyton."

The issue with Peyton is that it's not as simple as "grabbing him and dumping Sanchez." First, Manning has to get cut/released/put on the trading block by the Colts. Then he has to want to come to the Jets.

Whatever, it could happen, but let's not put the cart before the horse, especially when it requires Manning wanting to play in the same locker room that just firmly shoved its current quarterback (and erstwhile leader) under the bus, calling him a "baby" in the process.

"They don’t want to be truthful with him," one player said about the way the team handled Sanchez. "They treat him like a baby instead of a man. He goes in a hole when someone tells him the truth."

See, looks like a really fun place to play. Come on down Peyton. But really, anonymously shredding the starting quarterback for a team -- besides being, ironically, lazy in its own right -- doesn't usually mean that there only needs to be one change.

UPDATED (7:33 p.m. ET): One of Sanchez's teammates has come to the rescue. That would be center Nick Mangold who tweeted today that Sanchez's accuser should "man up" and put his name with his criticism.

"That's just wrong," said Mangold, when asked today by ESPN about the comment that Sanchez was lazy. "I've never seen anybody work as hard as Mark has. I support him fully and I think the locker room does as well."

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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:34 am
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brian8ball
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Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 1:56 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

The Jets don't have to eat much if anything at all if Sanchez was ever released.  His contract had 28 million dollars in guaranteed money in it, that's it.  He got a 10 million dollar bonus in the second year and his salary this year was around 14 million, so that's 24 million right there.  And that doesn't count his salary for his first 2 seasons, whatever that was.
I posted this before, but essentially if they cut him it's a $5M cap hit and they're done with him. If they keep him, they pay him I think $8M base and then there are a bunch of bonuses that take that up higher, I think he was over $12M. I think that all counts towards the cap but I am not sure. There is some website that has the info which I found using google. Anyway I didn't think it was that bad of a hit, but I bet they keep him for 1 more year and see what he can do with a new OC. Maybe it was really the OC, although I am certain the OC thinks it was the QB. Schotty wants to go to the Falcons because he likes Matt Ryan, who isn't exactly Aaron Rodgers himself, but apparently so much of an upgrade over Sanchez that Schotty is excited about it. Now the Falcons actually hiring him is another matter, but that's what the current rumor is.

My cousin is a Jets fan and when I told him, in their rookie season since both QBs are from the same draft, that Stafford is way better, he got so angry it seemed like he wanted to fight me. Maybe finally now he will admit it. I am objective about the NFL and watch a lot of it, and try to be fair with my assessments. The Jets have been annoying me lately with their rather stupid fans and their annoying players, but even so I will still respect the good players on the team. I still consider Revis far and away the best CB in football. That's being objective and fair.

But there is no way I can consider Sanchez' performance last year good on any level, or credit him for anything the past 3 years for the Jets. The guy has played like garbage and looks totally lost. I am okay with Jets fans saying they have faith he will get better. That's totally cool. But don't fucking bash other teams and pretend Sanchez is some sort of beast. The dude was a legit bottom 5 starting QB last year.



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:56 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

better than being a "dirty" sanchez i'd say.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:09 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

What team wouldn't take Manning? GB, NE, NO? He would seriously upgrade 4/5 of thr league. Sanchez is holding the Jets back.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:19 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Read Serby's column in the NY POST today, which I completely agree with. Manning is NOT coming to the Jets, unless he loses his mind. Also, do you think the Jets are going to eat Sadchize's contract??? 

The Jets don't have to eat much if anything at all if Sanchez was ever released.  His contract had 28 million dollars in guaranteed money in it, that's it.  He got a 10 million dollar bonus in the second year and his salary this year was around 14 million, so that's 24 million right there.  And that doesn't count his salary for his first 2 seasons, whatever that was. 



Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:14 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

If Manning is released, I would certainly try to pick him up.
Read Serby's column in the NY POST today, which I completely agree with. Manning is NOT coming to the Jets, unless he loses his mind. Also, do you think the Jets are going to eat Sadchize's contract???



Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 7:17 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

It is not that he is lazy, he just didn't want to get dirty.



Since: Sep 24, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:37 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

So does explain why they have not made the playoffs in 10 years??


I understand  this is a Jets conversation, but injuries are not the reason the Lions haven't made the playoffs in 10 years.  Horrible management, especially at the top (Matt Millen), wasted draft picks, poor scouting, bad coaching (but what can a coach do with many of the players Millen picked) and ultimately, I feel most of the responsibilty lies with the owner.  Ford Sr. has owned this franchise since 1963 and has done almost nothing with it, either because he doesn't know what to do or doesn't care.  Detroit fans like myself appreciate the championships of the Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers, but the NFL is king, so even though they have been a disaster for almost a long as I've been alive, I will still keep up hope that somehow they are now going to keep improving, and then stay there, like the Pats, Steelers, Ravens, and lately the Saints and yes the Jets, who have had very good seasons recently.

P.S.  I don't blame the refs either.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:49 pm
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