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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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brian8ball
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brian8ball
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Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:51 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Redwings I couldn't agree more!!!  I've had similar threats by crackball.  Tried to be reasonable but he appears to forget to take his meds and goes off the deep end threatening.

Who cares at this point - lets talk football and playoffs



Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:50 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

BOOGERS BOOGERS BOOGERS !
Sanchez wiped his booger on team mate QB Matt Brunell. That's the real reason players are coming out against him. Other players are saying "hey, that could have been me".



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Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:45 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

couldn't have taken stafford. he was the first overall pick that year going to the lions



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Since: May 15, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:43 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

It doesn't matter.  They should have taken Matthew Stafford.  He can throw the ball, I think, and deep routes wouldn't be a problem.  Sanchez isn't getting any better, and Stafford is.  That's a fact.


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