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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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Since: Feb 6, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:33 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

He's being facetious, numbnuts.



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:28 am
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:26 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

The New York Jets are aaaalllll class aren't they? 


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:21 am
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Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:03 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

16 mediocre games would have been great and the jets may have won 10 games if that was the case ... but it wasnt and it was more like 10 or 12 mediocre outings

the miami game was downright embarassing, the pick with 3 mins left when he was being pressured was horrible and led to only 3 mia pts ... would a throw away and 3 jet points have not been the answer ... lack of coaching and maturity, but some players just never get it!


jets will never have the defense of 3 years ago and thus they need a better than average QB

by the way - the loses for the Bills started with injuries to the leading rb  in the league, the O line, their db's i can go on but they had more key injuries than any other nfl team - and i am not a buff fan just pay attention to injury report and watch     
 



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:58 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Sanchez turned in 16 mediocre performances this season.

So?

HE'S A MEDIOCRE QUARTERBACK!!  What did you expect?

The Jets have the same problem as the Giants; both teams are fully invested in mediocre quarterbacks.  And because of the quarterbacks' youth, the problem is going to linger awhile.
Eli Manning has WON a Super Bowl. Not been along on the ride, but WON one.

Eli Manning has also thrown for just under 5000 yards this year. With the playoffs he is OVER 5000 yards. In what world is 5000 yards mediocre? He has something like the 5th or 6th highest yardage total in a season with that number (Brees, Brady, Marino, Stafford and then Eli I believe is the current all time record).

Eli Manning is an elite QB. He is definitely top 5 right now. There is no comparison between Sanchez and Eli. Brees, Eli, Elway and some others struggled their third seasons, but they never looked like Sanchez did. Even though Eli is only a few years older than Sanchez, it's still a different era as well. Nowadays, QBs come into the league and excel very quickly.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:34 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

I wouldn't say Eli is a mediocre QB. He carried his team this year. He isn't a top 5 QB but he is a top 10 in the league which is the complete opposite of Sansuck



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:27 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Sanchez turned in 16 mediocre performances this season.

So?

HE'S A MEDIOCRE QUARTERBACK!!  What did you expect?

The Jets have the same problem as the Giants; both teams are fully invested in mediocre quarterbacks.  And because of the quarterbacks' youth, the problem is going to linger awhile.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:08 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Oh they want Manning over Sanchez? REally?!?!?!?! Shocker



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:07 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

I love seeing this team tearing each other apart. Serves them right. Arrogance gets you nothing. Ask the Vancouver Canucks!


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