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Former Jet Kris Jenkins calls out Mark Sanchez

Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:56 pm
 
Jenkins isn't impressed with Sanchez's leadership skills. (US PRESSWIRE/AP)

By Ryan Wilson

Former Jets defensive lineman Kris Jenkins has transitioned nicely from the playing field to the analyst's chair. He's made occasional appearances on CBS's The NFL Today, and he had a thoughtful piece in the New York Times in November documenting his life in professional football.

On Thursday, Jenkins spared us the nuance when he took to Mike Lupica's radio show to talk about the unintentional comedy stylings of the New York Jets and Mark Sanchez (transcript via PFT.com).

“The No. 1 quarterback should have said that a long time ago,” Jenkins said, referring to backup Greg McElroy's recent public comments about the sorry state of the Jets locker room. “It would have been all part of the process of him growing a pair and standing up and being a man. But the thing is, he lost his because he got caught up in the wash that is New York, the spotlight, taking pictures in the magazines and doing all that stuff. That’s just what everybody has seen with Mark Sanchez, they got tired of it.”

Aaron Rodgers agrees with the part about fancy clothes and magazine shoots. "I mean look at this -- that's embarrassing," Rodgers said in September of Sanchez's designer wife beater and skinny jeans ensemble. "Page 94 of the GQ thing here, that's terrible."

Also embarrassing and terrible? Sanchez's 2011 season, his third in the NFL, though it wasn't completely his fault. The lack of a running game coupled with an inconsistent defense and the worst team captain in organized sports conspired to wreck the Jets' season and any progress Sanchez might've made.

Jenkins played with Sanchez for parts of the 2009 and 2010 season and admitted that he was impressed by the former USC quarterback's potential. But like intentions and the road to hell, the NFL scrap heap is littered with players with tons of potential who don't do much with it. Right now, that's Sanchez.

“Mark wants to be a leader but there’s a difference between wanting it and taking it,” Jenkins said. “He’s always trying to be a crowd pleaser. He’s always trying to be nice. He wants to be a leader but he won’t take it.”

According to head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum, Sanchez is the Jets' starter heading into 2012. Maybe it's a case of blind loyalty offsetting what seems to be obvious to most folks: despite Sanchez's draft status, he's not a franchise quarterback. And it's not clear he ever will be, especially if Santonio Holmes is on the roster next season.

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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:44 pm
 

Former Jet Kris Jenkins calls out Mark Sanchez

The guy in question attacked and insulted you even though you were supportive of the Jets and Sadchize. This person if of little character and lacks the conprehension skills to even understand what you wrote.
That is so funny. I thought the same thing, why is "the sick individual who shall remain nameless henceforth", going on the attack?  It really demonstrates how mindless "the sick individual who shall remain nameless henceforth", really is.



Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:28 pm
 

Former Jet Kris Jenkins calls out Mark Sanchez

god,  this message board is sorry

I am a University of Miami Graduate who grew up in NJ

so yes i love my Canes?   but why bring that up.   and yes i am a lifelong Jets fan

that response was pathetic!!

pick on the Canes when we are discussing college sports and i'll discuss that subject as long as you like.


There is one dolt that happens to be a spaced out jet fan that makes this message board sorry indeed. The guy in question attacked and insulted you even though you were supportive of the Jets and Sadchize. This person if of little character and lacks the conprehension skills to even understand what you wrote. This person makes a habit of attacking and insulting others all over the CBS boards and pathetic is the correct term. 


goodfootlook
Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:03 am
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Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:36 am
 

Former Jet Kris Jenkins calls out Mark Sanchez

god,  this message board is sorry

I am a University of Miami Graduate who grew up in NJ

so yes i love my Canes?   but why bring that up.   and yes i am a lifelong Jets fan

that response was pathetic!!

pick on the Canes when we are discussing college sports and i'll discuss that subject as long as you like.




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:36 am
 

Former Jet Kris Jenkins calls out Mark Sanchez

if jenkins gets drunk, and falls on sanchez, career over, flatter than a pancake.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 12:47 am
 

Former Jet Kris Jenkins calls out Mark Sanchez

I am not a supporter of Mark Sanchez or anyone who was ever coached or "not coached" by Pete "I think I'm the Genius" Carroll. But the facts are this....you have a second string rookie QB shooting his mouth off to get attention. Yeah, the rookie is from Alabama and it's normal for SEC players to act like they are "da man"...but come on..McElroy is a lowly rookie that no one picked before the Jets drafted him. If he does get cut I doubt anyone would sign him. He is a loudmouth and a troublemaker and teams these days feel that people with attitude problems or those that don't know their place are not conducive to a winning team. 

Congratulations Mark Sanchez and the NY Jets. You got pawned by Greg McElroy...an unaccomplished QB from the SEC. Life doesn't get any worse than this.




brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 11:22 pm
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Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2012 11:17 pm
 

Former Jet Kris Jenkins calls out Mark Sanchez

the jets haters exhibit mre psychotic behavior then anyone,

I mean short of DUKE in hoops,  or the Yankees in baseball, you never see thsi level of hate.

And the jets havent won anything so why the hate???

As for Sanchez, he needs work,  but i want to see him get one more shot with a decent O line. I mean how many people are gonna dog him with out acknowledging how bad his protection was this year?

 

Category,

There are people that are so dim witted that they do not even realize that you are on their side!!!!!!! So they decide to insult your college team?????



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 10:57 pm
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Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 10:53 pm
 

Former Jet Kris Jenkins calls out Mark Sanchez

the jets haters exhibit mre psychotic behavior then anyone,

I mean short of DUKE in hoops,  or the Yankees in baseball, you never see thsi level of hate.

And the jets havent won anything so why the hate???

As for Sanchez, he needs work,  but i want to see him get one more shot with a decent O line. I mean how many people are gonna dog him with out acknowledging how bad his protection was this year?





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