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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: Dec 12, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:54 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Now we know why this guy was anonymous and Mangold wears the captain's "C"

As a Patriots fan, it's been fun watching them implode.  Revis, Mangold, Pouha, and Harris are the only Jets I'd want, even factoring for how bad our defense is.

And I do worry about Irsay screwing the Pats by sending Manning to New York, but I'm hoping Peyton wouldn't want that.  Besides, the Vikings if Peterson can get healthy or the Seahawks with Sidney Rice and Marshawn Lynch are practically ready-made for him.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:43 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

WOW EASY TO TALK TOUGH WHEN YOU ARE PLAYING THE BRONCO'S.WE WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.BUT IF THE PATS DO NOT GET TO THE SUPER BOWL AFTER 3 YEARS OF HOME PLAYOFF GAMES WHAT WILL THEIR FANS SAY.WILL YOU ADMIT THE PAST 3 YEARS HAVE BEEN FAILURES

Sure they are considered failures if the Patriots don't win the Super Bowl.

I have a better question for you Brian: How come you don't admit that the Jets have been failures in the past 3 years ??? You talk about the Jets playoff win in Foxboro and the Jets 4 playoff wins in 2 years like they won Super Bowls. You cling to both of those storylines for dear life, as though they were your livelihood.

And it was YOU that talked tough all season about the Pats being one and done. Now you are running in the other direction.



Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:19 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Would Peyton WANT to come play for this team? Peyton has witnessed this teams overuse of the media, and all of the negative side effects that come with it.  Would he want to join this circus?  Hell, the Cowboys would be a more stable boat at this point, and that's saying something.  I don't think a control freak (not an insult) like Peyton would fit in with these loose cannons.




Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:01 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Sanchez should never have left USC early.  If he stayed he would have won a national championship.  As a Jet, he's only been a national choker and a few years will end up as a back up never to be heard from again.


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Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:52 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Attitude reflects leadership. Rex Ryan is a jackass. Why is anyone concerned with this overrated bunch of divas? Jets < mediocre

i agree completely, however you forgot that ryan is also a big mouth that has his entire team convinced they can talk their way into a superbowl championship every preseason. i'm saying it now, quote me if you like, the jets will not win a  superbowl with ryan as their head coach OR with "sanchize" as their qb. take that to the bank.


as for the jets wanting peyton manning, get in line so do a lot of other teams, but as far as i know he still belongs to indy.




Since: May 19, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:34 am
 

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

None of this means Sanchez is a GOOD quarterback. He still is one of the worst starters in the NFL.


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