The New York Jets are a complete mess as they have two new coordinators as well as nameless players making comments to the media. Now they have to deal with quarterback Mark Sanchez who has gone crazy.
According to the New Daily News, via Pro Football Talk, when Sanchez was asked about the possibilities of being on the bench Sanchez replied that he not planning on that.
“I’m planning on playing, I’m planning on starting,” Sanchez said.
Sanchez is competing for the starting job against rookie quarterback Geno Smith, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms. Even though he is competing he has no problem with helping them either.
“Part of that comes when you’re just confident in yourself,” Sanchez said. “If I was insecure about something or couldn’t either this market or this pressure or…can’t handle this competition, maybe I wouldn’t say much to him. Maybe I’d be a little scared to give him help. But I don’t feel like that. I just don’t. That’s not my personality. I’m confident, I’m ready to go, I can do it, I know I can.”
I don’t know what the heck this guy is smoking as he is saying stuff that isn’t going to happen. For example, Sachez said that he plans on starting in week one, but the fact of the reality is that he was benched at the end of last season due to the fact that he was so horrible. Also, he has given no indication so far that anything has changed as in a recent practice Sanchez threw three interceptions in a limited amount of passes.
The fact of the matter is the only reason that Sanchez is still even on the roster is due to the fact that his salary this year is fully guaranteed.
That means the Jets are trying to make things work this year instead of eating his salary fully this year and spending more on an additional quarterback. However, that doesn’t mean the Jets wouldn’t cut him.
There were reports recently that the Jets considered cutting him, but obviously that is the last thing they want to do. So the question is then what would it take for the Jets to cut Sanchez?
What it would take is that Sanchez would have to continue with the same horrible play as he did last year. That in turn would get him bench, but not cut. What would get him cut is being a royal pain in the rear in interviews with the media and behind closed during weight training and meetings.
I got a good laugh after I read those comments. To me clearly Sanchez comments are that of a person who has gone crazy.
A good smart quarterback doesn’t say something even remotely close to that. Typically, you hear that the decision is up to the coaches and the only thing I can do is go out and do the job to the best of my abilities. That way they have no choice but to start me.
That right there shows an athlete that fully understands the situation. That situation is that coaches make the final decision and your play influences that decision.
What Sanchez said was that of a person who has gone crazy and needs to be locked up in a straight jacket and thrown into a room with padded walls.