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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 11, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:31 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Maybe the players should pick their own captain(s). Rex is clearly out of touch with his team.

The anonymous Sanchez bashing is beyond lame. Like Mangold(great porn name) said, if you have something to say don't hide behind reporters. What a mess of a team.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:29 pm
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Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:22 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

The only reason these losers in NY are crying for Manning is that they know anyone they draft will never beat Brady. Manning is perhaps the only guy on the planet right now, if healthy, gives this losing team a fighting chance against NE. Guess what, Manning will never come to NY, he's sick of losing to Brady as well. He'd rather see him coming out of the NFC in a title game, than play him twice a year with this loudmouth jerkoff for a coach!!!


RonBoss2
Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:06 pm
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RonBoss2
Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:04 pm
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Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:01 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Rex did it - he was the only one that would go for doughnuts for rex and then feed them to him with his bare feet!



Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:59 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

I dont get it. If Sanchez is such a baby and lazy then why did the team put a "C" on his jersey??? Just sayin. Dont get it twisted, I dont like him either.




Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:58 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

agreed jabba - the bills stay healthy the playoff teams would look real different - not necessarily would the bills make it but hey would have maybe knocked off a couple of other teams!


as far as manning - no way isray lets him go.. cash is not an issue and he is incredibly loyal to manning and in fact has stated he feels like peyton is part of his family ..that tells me if he doesnt play he will be coddling luck to beat out orloskvy and working with the oc....no way he ends his career in NY  



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:57 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Why isn't Roger Goodell fining the Jets players for being RACISTS.  I can't believe they are getting away with calling a Mexican lazy



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:51 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

oh yea and also looks like rich koetter will be avilable soon


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