Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/4/12
In order to be a good quarterback in the NFL, a player needs good throwing mechanics, a good arm and the ability to read defenses. In order to be a great quarterback, however, a player needs intangibles. Perhaps one of the biggest influences on both a quarterback's physical and intangible skills is something slightly out of his control -- confidence. And that's exactly why Rex Ryan and the New York Jets have received so much attention for their plans to use both of their quarterbacks this season. Starting quarterback Mark Sanchez has shown glimpses of promise at times, taking the...

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