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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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Comments

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 6:29 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

Hey Sanchez, I'll fight you. I'm not some old man.
Punk.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

From: "If there's one thing we know about the NFL...."
on down to:
"or something funnier".....
It's now VERY clear to me the NY Jets are one helluva football team.
Had i not dug in and read the full 'article', i would have missed a gem such as:
"Rex is super honest".
MERCY!! I thought dude was gonna come out of the closet on the next quotable quote.
(well, he did have that UH-OH!! hot dog thing as a rookie)
Geeze, "Sanchie" it's so refreshing to hear of all this inane banter between you and the blimp.
Ya know? all this pablum would be considered Valley-speak had it eminated from SoCal.
But since y'all play for the N-E-W Y-O-R-K J-E-T-S, it's quite apparent why this crap is so relevant.
A city so full of itself, it borders on the obscene.
p.s. Markie, when you're done yapping about how you wanted a he-man grapple with that tub-of-goo coach of yours for a benching,
be sure to say hi to that stud cromartie for me, would ya?
Huge props to Will for keeping me up-to-date on this awesome NFL news.
Sanchez and Ryan. Hey, doesn't that make a centaur?





Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

@  - Your pretty funny man! But honestly bro, your a Seahawks fan....Seahawks....



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

Do Dolphin fans opinions really count when it comes to QB play? I mean, at least Sanchez performs in the playoffs......what has Henne done in the Playoffs?



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

Another crap blog "article" on this site......  now instead of actual journalism, quoting pieces from GQ magazine. 



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

Now, if your team goes to the conference finals two consecutive years with a rookie quarterback, I guess the rookie is not so bad.
Not only is he not bad, he's downright magical.  How else could the same quarterback be a rookie in two consecutive years?  It's magic, I tell you! 



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 5:17 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

Now, if your team goes to the conference finals two consecutive years with a rookie quarterback, I guess the rookie is not so bad. But I know it is so easy to hate when you're a loser ...


Typical Jets fan comment above... Wow two straight conference finals? What trophy do you get for that again? How about getting to a SB before trashtalking...



Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: August 15, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

Don't know why people are calling the Eagles the Heat of the NFL - the Heat of the NFL are the Jets. The Jets are the most hate-worthy team the NFL has seen in years. I don't even understand why I hate the Jets, but I do. I want to like the Jets, since I dislike the Pats, but I just can't help but hate them. Sorry for the rant, but I think I may be speaking for other fans as well.



Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

typical classless attention starved idotic jet..is there anyone on that team that's NOT a colossal TOOL?



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Mark Sanchez 'wanted to fight' Rex over benching

Can't help but laugh reading Mark Sanchez wants to fight anyone.  He's a Hollywood guy and one of the softest guys around.  He's an average quarterback who has spent several years working toward his next career - television.  He'll never be an elite guy, but is telegenic and will do well in broadcasting after he retires early.  He's been working for Spanish-language television since he was at USC and has always seems more interested in that than he does in football.  I don't blame the guy - the money's good, especially if he can hang around in a major market during his playing days, and you don't get banged up.  But Mark Sanchez wanting to fight someone?  Not likely, unless it's his stylist, publicist, or member of his entourage. 



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