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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: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:16 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

This is the crap that I can't stand.....The daily  writes an article with unnamed jet sources....and based on these unamed sources you are writing what is now a third party anonymous source article and throw peyton mannings name into the mix so more people will find it interesting.....And ultimately there are about 28 other teams who's starter would be benched in favor of peyton.....right???  so that's no story the source or sources......oh that's right....a consesus of unnamed sources????  whatever wake me when it happens

What don't you understand?  Without "unnamed sources" you wouldn't be reading anything.  You wouldn't have a clue how Jets players feel about Sanchez and you wouldn't be reading half the stories you read or hear about anywhere because they wouldn't exist.  If players are only willing to speak anonymously the reporter(s) out there has to respect that or he's out of business.  It's not that hard..

As for Peyton Manning there are nowhere near 28 teams who would bench their starting quarterback to bring him in.  Stop exaggerating.... you want reporters to be accurate but then you say crap like that.   Just by looking at the list of NFL teams I can see at least 14 or 15 teams that wouldn't even spend 1 second thinking about bringing Peyton Manning in to lead their team, they wouldn't do it even if they didn't have to trade a thing for him.   And of the rest of the teams, I bet at least half wouldn't spend the money.   There are probably 7 or 8 teams that would give up an eyeball for Peyton Manning..... and that's more then enough to create a bidding war.

The Jets, Denver ( I'm sure Elway would love it),  Minnesota, Washington, maybe Dallas, maybe SF, Tennessee, Jacksonville,  etc.

Only takes 2 or 3 of those teams battling it out for Peyton and Indi can rape them for all he's worth in a trade....

But quit crying about unnamed sources....  reporters aren't going to bite off the hand that feeds them to please you.  

Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:13 am

the rattlesnakes are starting to commit suicide!

How great! The Ryan's are a bunch clowns living off the legacy of the biggest clown/ring leader, Buddy. The only way to stop the circus is to get rid of the ringleader (Dallas - take note). Peyton sets another level for hall of fame, but first you need to change out the ringleader. Hopefully, Peyton is smarter than to throw in with Ryan (assuming he's available and willing to leave Indy).

Tsk, Tsk...the Rattlesnakes are starting to commit suicide! What a shame :)

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:12 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

you and 30 other teams!
I think the Patriots should take him as a backup for Brady.

Yeah, that's it! Just because I say it, it might happen!

And then we'll sign Calvin Johnson and Adrian Peterson too. We'll also get Aaron Rodgers as our 3rd quarterback.

Maybe we can still get Barry Sanders to come out of retirement and he can rush for 2000 yards!

Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:11 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Of all the teams to be pointing fingers, the Jets are not one of them...
They're a .500 team with a blowhard for a coach..In fact, the whole team
are blowhards...two questions...1) How many MEN have the stones to say that stuff to Sanchez'
face? 2) What makes them think Manning would want to throw in with such a bunch of losers?

Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:08 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

So many things to fix on the Jets. But sometimes making one big move makes a statement and galvanizes the team. Bringing in Peyton Manning would be a huge statement.

Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:06 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Ryan's self-proclaimed greatness is so transparent.  He talks, but the words have no meaning, and everyone around the league knows that, and his teams under-achievements also reflect that.  Sanchez is just a decent QB that will obviously never lead this team to a SB title.  And he does seem like a big baby-LOL.  And I can't see Manning in a Jets uniform, although that would be intriguing to have both Manning's in NY.  Wonder if that could sway his opinion?

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:06 am

Want Peyton? Seriously?

I just picked myself up off the floor from deep down hyperventalating style laughter ...

The Jets want Peyton Manning ... REALLY? Hahahahaha ... yeah, you and 30 other teams!

First they think they deserve a trophy for winning divisional round games in back to back years (or as they put it, making it to the AFC Championship in back to back years), and now they're talkin Peyton Manning ....

Based on what? That the Colts are probably gonna take Andrew Luck? Don't you think the Colts want Manning to mentor Luck?

All those fools do is pipe dream! Hahahahaha

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:06 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

First, Manning has to get cut/released/put on the trading block by the . Then he has to want to come to the Jets.
No... FIRST he has to be cleared to play at all.  Let's not forget that Peyton hasn't even been cleared to do anything resembling real football activity yet.  They still don't know if he's even going to recover enough from these neck fusions to realistically play again.  The media keeps talking like his return is a sure thing, and only the team is in question... but the more local news is pretty clear that his future as a player in any sense is still very much up in the air.

Secondly, Irsay is head over heels about Manning.  He doesn't just see Manning as a player, but as the guy who helped build everything the Colts have in Indianapolis.  If he were just the QB, then yes, maybe he'd let him go.  But he's seen as much more than that to the organization.  Trading off or releasing Manning is like losing your QB, your offensive coordinator, your team captain, and your entire PR department all in one blow.  That's how embedded Manning is in the overall Colts organization.  I'm not saying they can't let go of him somehow... but it's not as likely as it would be if he were *just* an aging star with a fat contract.

Finally, I really don't see the Jets as a destination that Manning would consent to.  I don't have anything against them personally, but he's a complete control-freak, and a super clean-cut personality.  He is the polar opposite of everything that Rex Ryan is and does.  The Jets locker room is a total 180 from how Manning's personality operates.  Maybe I'm wrong... I mean maybe the talent would be enough to draw his interest.  I just can't see him wanting to walk into that particular setting and play with that particular set of coaches/teammates/issues.

Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:06 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

cboy - i read into this that Fat Doughnut Eating Foot Fetish Sexy rexy is doing nothing and dirty sanchez is his boy, thus the lashing out of the team. pretty obvious when the Qb(who is supposed to be a leader) is blo&ing the coach and there is no accountability that players need to find another avenue to have their voices heard. After all the mccelroy backlash, i am guessing players didnt want their name out there, but guaranteed if this is real, there will be many more stories and i am sure names will be included.

i think ruge said it best in an earlier post - "no way sanchez is lazy, i have watched other mexicans work in my yard and they are the hardest workers..." 

Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:02 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

I have been to Yankee games where an old man got shoved over, people got beer thrown on them, and the language was not fit for my child.
The Bronx can be full of animals and you are telling me that Yankee fans are high class?
Desertcat (January 11th, 2012 at 10:27a.m.) you have been to a few Yankees games and because a few people got out of hand (more than likely aided by alcohol) this serves as your basis that the entire of The Bronx can be full of animals. Did it ever occur to you that because New York State is a Yankees state that people from all over the city and the suburbs (via the 4 and D train as well as the Metro North train) go to The Stadium to see their team? Did it ever occur to you that maybe the actions of the people that you are seeing are from another borough or another part of the state and not actually residents of The Bronx?
Think a little next time you post.
Try taking your advice.

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