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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: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:33 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Manning would go to New York in a second to play for the Jets
You have GOT to be kidding.  Manning has always been a class act in a class organization.  No way does he get anywhere near the self-aggrandizing Rex Ryan circus they call the Jets.  Manning and Ryan?  Bahahahahahahh!

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:31 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Hey I am a Patriots fan, big time, even though I live in Colorado and I kind of have to agree with Dynasty of Pats remark.  It wouldn't be bad to have a back-up QB to Brady.  I know Sanchez wouldn't be happy being a back-up, but hey he could probably learn a thing or two with the Pat's look what they did with Danny Woodhead who was only on the practice squad with the Jets!  I don't think Sanchez is a great QB, but he is not bad and with a great coach and a great QB teaching him he would probably, at least, become more consisent and a good QB! 

Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:31 am


This guy shouldn't even be in the NFL.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:31 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

There`s still an NFL franchise in Buffalo??  That Toronto game sure is a draw.  Fix your own house before you pile in Bills fan.  Sanchez sucks and the Jets need to make move, at least they have an owner capable enough to know what year it is and spend the $.

Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:30 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

I have no problem with players coming forward and saying things about Mark Sanchez if they are true. The problem I have is they need to be MEN and put their names out there as well! Don't come and say something like this without being man enough to show your face and let the chips lay where they fall! 

This is another problem Rex Ryan will now have to deal with and I know everyone wants Peyton Manning to ride in on a white horse and save the day, but that's not set in stone and may not happen, then what? The Jets have serious issues that Ryan needs to fix starting with this!   

Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:23 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

At least Sanchez isn't being labeled as 'dirty'.......

Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:22 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

An anonymous source told me that the uncle of the barber that cuts the hair of the waterboy for the practice squad of the Jets said that the Jets could win a Super Bowl if they only had Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Arian Foster.  The consensus of many players cut from the squad is that signing #1 players at each position would be an upgrade to the Jets.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:22 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

What makes them think Manning would want to throw in with such a bunch of losers?

Manning would go to New York in a second to play for the Jets.  It wasn't long ago the Jets won playoff games with a chump at qb, imagine if they had Manning to lead the way?  This Jets team regressed this past season, but don't kid yourself.  If they had a qb like Manning the rest of the league better take notice because the Jets become a superbowl threat.  

Manning wouldn't be back stabbed in New York by the players like Sanchez is, he would be treated like a God in New York.  And for the people worried about what Ryan thinks, don't worry because he supports it or they would fire him so fast it would make his fat head spin.  Ryan has ZERO SAY or input when it comes to something like this.  If this was about to happen the GM would call Ryan in and tell him Peyton is coming in and Sanchez is gone.  If Ryan blinks the wrong way he gets fired on the spot.... it's that simple.   If he as much as has a question about it he might get fired. 

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:21 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Typical New York BS or should I say New Jersey BS as the Bills are the only NY team as the others play in Jersey. Is it any wonder people feel the way they do on these franchises. I wonder who the babies really are. You're always reading the whining going on and all the cry baby attitudes...and people knock Tebow sheez!

Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:20 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

No offense to Jets fans, but why in the world would Peyton Manning want to go to the Jets??

You have one of their QBs going on the radio in Alabama and saying the Jets lockerroom is filled with players who only worry about individual stats and how it is a me first lockerroom.

You have more players who aren't even man enough to publically make the statements regarding Sanchez, instead hiding behind the pen of a journalist.

Your WRs would be a guy who just got out of jail for gun charges and the other one refused to play in the 4th quarter of the last game or he was benched, depending on who you want to believe.

The Jets are a disaster right now -- I highly doubt Manning is going to approve any deal with the Jets. 

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