Blog Entry

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)
Stay up to date on the latest NFL news and rumors by following us at Facebook:
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."

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter, Like Us on Facebook, subscribe to our NFL newsletter, and while you're add it, add our RSS Feed.

Comments

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:27 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

J.E.T.S. - suck suck suck. What a pathetic franchise. You guys are getting seriously close to celebrating 50 years without a championship. Despite the cowardly nature of the Jets who called Sanchez out but didn't identify themselves the bottom line is they are right. he sucks and the Jets are going nowhere fast with him at QB.  The Jets need a complete regime change. Rex Ryan is nothing but a fat box of hot air whose bark is way worse than his bite. Jets winning the SB? That is laughable...go Giants...and perhaps the Jets should take a closer look at their cross town rivals to see how good franchise are run.  



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:26 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

These guys are gutless.  Say it to Sanchez or don't say it at all.  "On the promise of anonymity..."  Bogus.  Sour grapes after a sour season.  Rex Ryan's year long rants and media hype were a distraction.  Maybe the coaches should coach and the players play.  How about that Jets?  Cowboys?  The rest of you under achievers?



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:23 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Hey moony, try taking on an intellegent Jet fan...we exist.



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:22 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Who said anything about his current employment? He was A JETS coach at one time tool....a member of your stupid team...a coach who CHEATED!!!



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:20 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Dude. you don't really think Sanchez is better than Stafford, do you? If so, from one jet fan to another, please stop posting. You r embarrassing yourself as well as fellow Jet fans. I'd rather have a Staff infection than Sanchez. And btw, if Peyton were healthy, who wouldn't want him. But didn't we learn our lesson with Brett?


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:18 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:18 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

B8balls...I just noticed your reputation number: 49!!   Do you realize that's almost the same number of years, 43!, that the last won a Superbowl....Keep writing the junk you post and you'll be right at 43 in no time....That will make a great t-shirt for you next season...


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:17 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:16 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:15 pm
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

NO they did not.But they have not won anything either,they should beat the Bronco's but when they lose to the RAVENS,you will go into hiding like all Pat fan's do.Just like when the DRUNK SUX'S CHOKED and did not make the playoffs this year.One thing Boston fans know how do do is talk and last year when the JETS went to FOXBORO and made TOMEBRADY cry.you all went into hiding.

Don't worry Brian, the Pats will be fine.  Much better off then your Jets will ever be.  And no, they aren't losing to the Broncos or the Ravens this year.... can't see that happening.  We'll be seeing them in the superbowl.... and if and when they win it, I can't wait to hear your excuses..... 


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com