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Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Posted on: December 26, 2011 6:46 pm
 
Schottenheimer and Sanchez are under fire but Manning wouldn't be an offseason consideration for New York. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

First there was the ProFootballTalk report that the Jets, realizing what the rest of us already knew for some time, had finally come to the conclusion that Mark Sanchez might not be a franchise quarterback. There were also reports, courtesy of CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman, that while Sanchez may not have lived up to expectations, it's more likely that Brian Schottenheimer, the man responsible for calling 59 passing plays against the Giants Saturday, might be in more immediate danger of losing his job.

Well, good news, Mark. Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Monday that you're his guy.

“There’s no way that we’re looking to replace Mark Sanchez,” Ryan said on ESPN radio, according to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta. “There’s no doubt… If they were both out there and you were starting a draft, I would take…. Would you take Peyton Manning? Yeah, I’d take Peyton Manning over anybody. I’m not saying that….. I’m not telling that lie. Of course, I would take him. But right now, when you’re looking at our football team and our franchise, obviously we feel great about our quarterback situation. Is he going to get better, he absolutely is. Is he perfect? Not by any stretch of the imagination right now. …. But we think he has the ability to be special."

Ryan concedes that Manning, when healthy, is the NFL's best quarterback ("I even put him over Tom Brady"), but that doesn't mean the Jets would be interested in him should he and the Colts part ways this offseason.

"Do I think it’s even a consideration for us?" Ryan asked rhetorically. "No, I don’t.” He also called the PFT report "not true," and reiterated that Sanchez "is my guy."

Ryan, perhaps still caught up in the holiday season, was in a giving mood Monday; he also threw his support behind his much-maligned offensive coordinator.

"I have a huge amount of confidence in both guys," he said. "There’s no doubt. I’ve stated it over and over my feelings about Mark Sanchez. I’ve said it before. No quarterback’s going to look great when that’s all you do… you fall behind. It wasn’t Mark’s best day by any stretch of the imagination, but we know he’s done it. And he’s been doing it. We have great confidence in him and I have great confidence in him. As far as Brian Schottenheimer is concerned,  shoot, we’ll just keep working side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder and we’re trying to find a way to beat Miami. I have confidence in him. I have confidence in all our coaches. We have to find a way to get it done.”

Schottenheimer has drawn plenty criticism for his pass-heavy game plans this season, and he's frustrated Jets fans pretty much since joining the staff in 2006. Still, he's rumored to be a head coaching candidate for any number of opportunities this offseason.

For now, though, Ryan likes his chances with Sanchez and Schottenheimer. And if the Jets want to make the playoffs for the third consecutive season, they'll need a lot of help. First things first: New York has to beat the Dolphins in Week 17, and then hope for a Bengals loss to the Ravens, Titans loss or tie to the Texans, and an Oakland loss or tie to the Chargers. Or: a Jets win, Bengals loss, Titans loss or tie, and a Broncos loss or tie.

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tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:30 pm
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tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:24 pm
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Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

jababa,
unless you're also tomebrady, my comment was not directed at you. Sorry if there was any misunderstanding.



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

What kind of IDIOT uses the word DOOFUS.What are you like 8.Oh wait a METS FAN.That makes sense.
Bwianna, what kind of a an idiot calls himself BwiannEatsballs? What does 8ball stand for anyway? Doofus.



Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:01 pm
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Hello Hoyt,

He assumes I'm from Boston but anyway.  It takes 10 seconds to look up stats these day's to anyone's interest.  I was just curious about it for the playoffs - Brees in Green Bay (possibly) - and how to bet it.  Brees will take the record easily and probably tonight.

As for this Brian8ball he is frothing for some strange reason.  I think his Jets just got bounced from the playoffs - that's it.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 8:54 pm
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Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2011 8:54 pm
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

PLEASE MAGNUM,
NOT ANOTHER 2 DAYS OF YOU AND YOUR STUPID TALK OF GETTING A BUM LIKE ORTON OR A POS LIKE CAMPBELL.
PLEASE SHUT THE HELL UP.

You confirmed a healthy Campbell would be a good acquisition to have waiting should Sanchez falter in 2012 less than a half hour ago. Now he's a POS ?



Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 8:54 pm
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy'
well, there had to be some reason besides football for Rex to keep starting him...



Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 8:52 pm
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

tomebrady08 posted:  Favorite word:  [about 1,000 more words removed]..reason: SEE ABOVE

I understand an internet fight - after all, it's the most important thing in the world - but didn't you have anything better to do with the 22 minutes it took you to type that (much less think it up)???





Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Hey Serphnx,

Are you talking about over years because I don't think so.  The stats may say one thing but the wins/losses may say another.  I think that Peyton figured it out finally over the past few years playing NY, NE, etc, during tough December weather but not during his younger days.  I'll post the stats for both soon.

I agree that Brees is kicking it this year but still think that Aaron Rogers is the MVP. 
I do think that Brees is going to light it up tonight with possibly 4 TD's to make a statement from him and his coach but still don't think they will go far in the playoffs - my opinion.  They may be the one and done Pats this year in the playoffs.

As for Sanchez I think you nailed it and didn't realize the money owed to the guy.  WOW!!  I do believe he will be cut unless there is some sort of divine intervention - and I don't think that brian8ball has it in him.


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