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Rex Ryan disappointed with Mark Sanchez's three picks in Jets OTA

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez threw three interceptions during the team's OTA on Wednesday. (USATSI)
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez threw three interceptions during the team's OTA on Wednesday. (USATSI)

If Mark Sanchez has a few more performances like he did during Wednesday's practice, the Jets quarterback competition could be a short one. Sanchez threw three interceptions during the team's organized team activity, a showing that left coach Rex Ryan admittedly disappointed.

"Yeah, it is. Absolutely," Ryan said, according to USA Today when asked if Sanchez's performance was disappointing. "It's a good thing defense makes the plays, but no, I'd rather him not turn the ball over once. It's funny, because you look at the practice and he did a lot of great things and then those negative things. At the end of the day, that's what gets you beat. And so we've got to do a better job of eliminating those turnovers."

Sanchez's three-pick performance on Wednesday included an interception thrown to Jets defensive lineman Damon Harrison -- or as the team calls him: "Snacks."

"Of all people, freakin' Snacks. That's like your worst nightmare," Sanchez said.

According to the New York Daily News, Sanchez took 15 snaps in practice and finished 6 of 11, including the three interceptions.

"That's going to be the pressure that we're putting on him," Ryan said. "It's not that you try to cover up the fact you had some bad plays -- no, no, no you flat tell him. We can't have these and all that type of stuff. He knows."

Sanchez wasn't the only Jets quarterback to throw an interception Wednesday. Second-round pick Geno Smith also threw a pick. The former West Virginia quarterback took 14 snaps and finished 3 of 10 with one interception.

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