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At the Pro Bowl, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie defended beleaguered quarterback Mark Sanchez while taking an indirect shot at recently fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum, the New York Post reports.
He needs a better supporting cast, Cromartie said from Hawaii. Thats something the new GM has to look at and evaluate as hes looking at the roster. He needs to get Mark some help.
The Jets offense was a mess last season, ranking 30th in the league, with Sanchez throwing 18 interceptions compared with 13 touchdowns. Sanchez was benched for a Week 16 loss against the Chargers, but started the season finale after Greg McElroy suffered a concussion against San Diego. He also had to deal with an unheralded receiving corps that lost its only established target when Santonio Holmes tore ligaments in his foot in Week 4.
We have confidence in Mark, Cromartie said Friday after the AFCs morning walk-through. Like Ive always said, even with the whole [Tim] Tebow thing, if were going to sign Mark to a three-year extension, we need to make sure we put guys around him.
If he has good, veteran players around him ones that know how to practice and compete at a high level every day then youll have a better quarterback, Cromartie said. But when you dont have a supporting cast around him, youre going to get an average or below-average quarterback. Thats what we got.
Source: The Redzone
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