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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: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:33 am
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Since: Jan 2, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:30 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

If Peyton is still on the Colts, would this be considered tampering?

It is silly for them to play GM.  Why don't they get a fantasy football team and then draft Peyton... he is available in many non keeper leagues.  Then draft Frank Gore to improve their run game and then get Jordy Nelson and Calvin Johnson at wideout.

Jets are undisciplined and it starts with an arrogant coach and it spills over to the whole team.

You have to be good first and people will respect you. 

Since: Aug 15, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:27 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

First and Foremost the lot of you are stupid in it's own right. Except maybe the guy 3 post's back.

1) IF THE CENTER comes out and say's "Sanchez IS NOT lazy, and the hardest worker " who are you going to beleive? The man who the Quarterback spends the most time around? WHO MAN'S UP and speaks out.....or the "Anonymous" accuser's?

If you choose the second option your clearly an idiot.

2) Let's ask braylon edwards who had a BREAKOUT no drop season.....KEY WORD " NO DROP'S " last year with the Jet's. (Hint: he ACTUALLY wanted to come back) and well wouldnt you know San Franciso cut him....Jet's would be fool not to go get him. He was a playmaker. (15+ catchs of over 35 yards)

Google it...

3) Let's face fact's here guys.....besides Dustin Keller, and Big Baby Holmes, Sanchez had a WHOLE NEW RECEIVING CORE! They cut cotchery...let Braylon walk....Mason who sanchez spent a good amount of the off-season with was traded.

4) Aside from mangold can anyone name a O-line starter that had been there the last 2 AFC Championship runs? I sure can't.

5) Last but not least.....The Run game...HAH! aside from a weak 14 (Pun intended) game against washington where Shonn Greene had 117 yds and 3 TD's ( Wait for it.....wait for it) when all 3 TD's came with 6 minutes left in the 4th. They were non-Existant.

All i am saying is this man, before you crucify the Quarterback Give him enough time to gel with what was a 6 "rookie" Offense GEL first.  If by this time next year that He CANNOT make it work....then and only THEN can you point the finger at Sanchez.

Ohh should i also point out how Cotchery, Edwards, Ellis, Ihbedigo all went to PLAYOFF contending teams.....2 in which went to the patriots...who were the number 1 seed. and the other went to Pittsburg. Just saying man....Give him atleast 1 more year in which he cannot seal the deal or show improvement. This is a WHOLE NEW team compared to the last 2-3 years of play.

Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:06 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Sanchez could be back-up. Jets would be very lucky to acquire the proven fire hot Peyton Manning.

Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:01 am

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Sanchex could be back-up. Any team would be lucky to acquire Peyton Manning.

Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:52 pm

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Okay so Sanchez is lazy, another issue for the Jets to work out.  Here's my question.......wouldn't the players feelings about Sanchez's work ethic be a "locker room" thing?  I ask because just recently the Jets ripped McElroy for calling out players about their attitude in the locker room.  McElroy did not mention anyone by name and he simply stated his opinion, he was ripped to shreds by team mates and other NFL players.  Now current Jets are outright calling out Sanchez for his work that the pot calling the kettle black?  When is it okay to discuss so called "locker room" issues and when isn't it?  Is it a seniority issue?  McElroy hasn't earned the right to voice an opinion?  I just don't get it.  The Jets are a mess and it starts at the head, the big fat head of Rex Ryan.  If Peyton became available, he could probably bring some respectability to the organization, the problem is that Peyton and Rex will never work.  Rex cannot listen to anyone and Peyton is a leader that is used to working with the coach.
Sanchez was asked to do more than he is capable of........he needs to be in an offense where all he has to do is manage the game and not make stupid decisions.  Once he is looked at to lead the offense and carry the load for winning, it's all over, he cannot do it.

Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:41 pm

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

Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:36 pm

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Who knows what players are right or wrong when stray comments go public after a disaster season?  I do know this: Buddy Ryan (God bless him in his sad health) had guts and thrilled the media, but he couldn't bring home a Super Bowl team.  Rex sure looks like the same model in a different model year.  It's hard to believe he's the total package, at least in his first time around.  And this disarray doesn't speak well for his leadership, even if he's not the focus of the problem.

Since: Nov 20, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:36 pm

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

The New York Jets players can rip and balme Mark Sanchez for the way the team played. The players that say Sanchez is lazy and calling him a baby maybe shouldn't hide behind the press and come out publicly. Only cowards do what they did and maybe if there was a team effort the Jets might have made the playoffs. A team isn't made up of one guy, like the old saying there is NO "I" in TEAM. So the problems doen't lie on Mark Sanchez's sholud it was a piss poor team effort. If Sanchez had no effort in practice and was a baby REX RYAN would of dealt with it and pubicly said something about baby's and laziness on his team

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:33 pm

Jets players rip 'lazy' Mark Sanchez, want Peyton

Of course Mark Sanchez is lazy.  Which QB that came out of USC doesn't throw temper tantrums?

Also, who doesn't want Peyton Manning to play for their team?  I'm a Bucs fan & I like Josh Freeman, but they would be stupid not to make a play for Peyton if he became available.    &

Sanchez is a terrible QB on a good team (some of the players have ego issues, but the Jets have a solid squad on both sides of the ball).  Dumping Sanchez for just about anyone would be an improvement, but Peyton just signed a new contract & I don't see the Colts letting go over him anytime in the near future - regardless of who they draft.  

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