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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: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:41 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Hey Badger - I agree.  It usually starts from the top and works its way down when dissention hits a locker room, or even business.  If you don't believe in what you're doing, how the company is run, and don't respect the people in charge what does everyone expect????

I can't see Peyton going to the NY Jets unless they of course give him a wheel barrow full of money, and Rex Ryan (loud mouth) isn't the coach.  Are the Jets the only team that would go for Manning if he is released?  I doubt it very much, even if he has the potential to be hurt on each play.  In my opinion he may test his injury during the pre-season, and if capable might play, but still think there is a lot of risk in an area that can mess you up for the rest of your life. 

As big of a Pat's fan that I am I respect Manning and what he has accomplished, but that may diminish if he goes to this 3 Stooges of an organization.

Hey Brian8Ball - you wonder why Bill Belichek left - read the papers about your messy J-E-T-S!!!!  GOOOOOOOO JETS!!!!

Sorry but have to continue on the 8ball loser who keeps chiming about the Pats not winning a Super Bowl since 2005 - envy is everything since the NY Fakes haven't won anything - keep telling us about the championship games they almost won - love it!!!


Go Pats!!!  Go Giants (Jets S***!)


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:40 pm
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Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:38 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Losing has certainly brought out the worst in some Jet players on and off the field. How come these complaints about Sanchez didn't come out the last 2 seasons? Oh that's right, this coddled Sanchez with his poor work ethic led the Jets, including a small contingent of anonymus crybabies to 2 AFC title games. Give me a break! Sanchez is not a great QB, but good enough to get the Jets a Superbowl victory with a good supporting cast. The Jets need to do some Spring cleaning and get rid of these spineless, underperforming, complaining babies who should be pointing fingers at themselves...



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:37 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

I love when professional athletes call another pro athlete lazy...  Luckily Mr. Sanchez is Mexican so you know is can't be true.



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:34 pm
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Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:31 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Stafford > Sanchez.  Thank god the Lions got that one right.



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:29 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want 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 . Then he has to want to come to the Jets."

Isn't there the little matter of passing a physical also?



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:29 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

CSCOOtd...you're right......I'll do my best to ignore that meathead Brian8ball for now on....


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:28 pm
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