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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: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:04 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Look at what the diffenence in losing and winning does to a team.  If you Coach would just shut up and let the play of the team do the talking this would not be taking place in the media.  The fact that Ryan mouths off like the Jets are the next best thing since sliced bread sets the team up for failure.  Now that they have failed they don't know how to react to it because they have been sheltered from it by Ryan.  Now instead of looking in the mirror and asking themselves some questions they want to throw Sanchez under the bus.  A lot of people are caught up in these young qb's coming in and making an impact.  Some take longer than others and some can't do the same thing as others.  Now the players are looking for someone to blame instead of themselves and since the qb is usually the face of the team they get the glory and now they get the shame.  Only part I don't like is if you are man enough to put someone down then be man enough to put your name to it because if you don't then maybe you are part of the blame for not making the playoffs.Cool

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:41 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

What is Jerry Jones offered Demarco,Dez Bryant & a #1 pick for Peyton? Good-bye Peyton

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:38 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

You are correct about that.The Jets could offer their entire team for Peyton & get nothing but Laughs

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:36 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Peyton Manning may not be going to the Jets, but,face of the franchise or not his talented self will be going somewhere & the Colts will wind up with 2 or 3 very talented players-at least.That will make Luck & the Colts instant contenders after a s-13 season.

Since: Aug 5, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 7:29 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

isn't it interesting that that whenever there is a slow news day that these newspaper guys always seem to come up with some great annonymous quotes? 

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 7:28 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

First of all, the Colts are NOT getting rid of Manning, is everyone high? He is the face of that franchise. Second of all, its not just 1 player making comments about Sanchez, its a bunch of them, so that should tell you something right the way, who do the Jets even have good enough to trade for Peyton Manning? Answer: None of them

Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 7:00 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

maybe they need Sandusky to straiten them out in the Locker room LOL

Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:52 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

there is something going on in this locker room that not everybody is aware of.... first, Mcelroy.... now this.... why would Peyton Manning want to be a part of this circus....wait, i got it.... bring Favre back....that would free up Sanchez to do another spread in GQ and then wait for Rex to predict another super bowl victory....CAN'T WAIT....Cool

Since: Nov 27, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:31 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Best belly laugh I'd had in some time...."The Denver Tebows"...maybe just a stoned moment, but totally hilarious in your delivery. Still laughing and taking forever to type this, but right on, good stuff.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:10 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

This looks typical for a team that has imploded somewhat at least.  It also is a reflcetiob on the big mouth coach, who has no problem letting everyone know what he thinks at any given time.  As the previous post have noted, why would Peyton Manning want to stick his neck in the current Jet situation?

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