Jets OL Willie Colon: I wish Mark Sanchez had a little more bite

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Willie Colon wishes that Mark Sanchez would be more abrasive with the media. (USATSI)
Willie Colon wishes that Mark Sanchez would be more abrasive with the media. (USATSI)

The media loves to take shots at Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. If you need proof, just Google 'butt-fumble' and you'll get 714,000 results and those results include links to pretty much every sports website on the internet.

Sanchez -- and the Jets -- have been an easy target for the media, something guard Willie Colon would like to see change. Colon wants to see his quarterback be more abrasive.

"I wish he had a little more bite," Colon said, via the New York Daily News. "I wish he had a little more dog in him. Because I feel like he's battle-tested. I feel like he's strong enough. I wish sometimes he'd say, 'F--- the media' or 'F--- that.'"

After six seasons in Pittsburgh, 2013 will mark Colon's first year in New York and it sounds like he has a solid understanding of how relentless the media can be in the Big Apple. "Being in the New York media is tough," Colon said. "Every day, you get ridiculed. I mean, the kid was getting yelled at because he had a headband on."

Colon isn't kidding, Sanchez's headband created a media firestorm in May and it even has its own Twitter page.

Although Colon wants to see his quarterback bite back, he respects that Sanchez doesn't, "Sometimes I respect when a guy fights back," Colon said. "I know I would say: 'Kiss my ass.' Mark knows he's going to play the good soldier role. That's how he wants to go about it. All I can do is respect it."

Sanchez will probably a hot topic of conversation until the Jets season kicks off on Sept. 8. The fifth-year quarterback suffered a shoulder injury in the Jets preseason game isn't expected to practice this week, according to the NYDN.


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