Found June 19, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
More bad news for New York Jets fans who are tired of the Mark Sanchez era and want rookie Geno Smith to take the reins, as the team’s Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold tells the New York Post that he not only believes that Sanchez will open the season as the starter, but the rest of the locker room feels the same way. “I haven’t walked around with a pen and paper and taken a poll, but from the feeling I get, the locker room wants to win,” Mangold said during a promotional appearance at Washington Square Park on Tuesday.  ”Whoever gives us the best chance to do that, we want out there—and at this point, Mark gives us that best chance.” [RELATED: Mark Sanchez To Open Season As Jets' Starting Quarterback] Photo Credit: Sanchez, 26, has been buried under an avalanche of criticism over the past two seasons, as he’s completed 554 of 996 passes (55.6 percent) for 6,357 yards with a 39:36 TD-to-INT ratio in 31 games (all starts) and no playoff appearances. Nevertheless, Mang...

Jets’ Nick Mangold amused by the Patriots off the field drama

New York Jets center Nick Mangold told Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post that he’s enjoyed watching the Patriots and their off the field drama this offseason. Mangold told me he’s amused by all the Patriots’ woes, surgeries and controversies: “I bet Bill [Belichick] is losing his mind right now.” — Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) June 19, 2013 Mangold is probably right, Belichick...

Geno Smith’s Roc Nation Sports agent barred from negotiating his contract

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports, Roc Nation Sports agent Kim Miale has been barred from negotiating Geno Smith’s rookie contract as the NFLPA investigates whether Roc Nation violated the “runner rule.” Also in that entry: Kim Miale has not been barred from negotiating Geno Smith's contract for now, which jibes w/ what Idzik said. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo...

Speaking like a loon, New York Jets center Nick Mangold claims Mark Sanchez is a better choice than Geno Smith

Saying the embattled chucker “gives us that best chance,” center Nick Mangold told the New York Post that the majority of Jets players want Mark Sanchez to start Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 8. “I haven’t walked around with a pen and paper and taken a poll, but from the feeling I get, the locker room wants to win. Whoever gives us the best chance to...

Nick Mangold: Jets’ Players Want Mark Sanchez To Start At QB

Nick Mangold carries a lot of clout in the Jets lockerroom as one of the best centers in all of football.  Mangold knows a good quarterback when he sees one, and according to Mangold, the Geno Smith era may not be starting so soon. Mangold told the New York Post that he believes embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez should be the Jets starting quarterback. Mangold then went on to say...

Fantasy Football Rookie Report: Jets QB Geno Smith

The New York Jets are fantasy quicksand. The footing looks safe enough, until you take that first step and realize you are quickly sinking. So the question is do you dare hot shot. What do you do? Will you dare to go for fresh meat? There is second round pick, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. Are you going to drop a fantasy pick on him?Let's recap shall we?Geno Smith entered...

Report: Jets want Sanchez at QB

According to a report, New York Jets center Nick Mangold says he and his teammates want Sanchez to be the one receiving his snaps this season. The New York Post reports that the Pro Bowl center not only believes Sanchez should be the Jets starting quarterback in Week 1, he also thinks his teammates feel the same way. Speaking at a promotional appearance in New York's Washington...

Mangold: Jets locker room wants Sanchez as starter

It has been a few days since we all had a New York Jets report, and we turn to center and team leader Nick Mangold to bring us some news that is sure to wrinkle a few noses. Mangold appears to be gaga for quarterback Mark Sanchez and indicated as much when he spoke with the New York Post at promotional appearance at Washington Square Park. The two players are close friends, so it...

Mangold: Sanchez gives us best chance to win

The 2013 regular season is right around the corner. A quarterback controversy is brewing between veteran Mark Sanchez and rookie Geno Smith. As things start to heat up, center Nick Mangold is giving his long-time signal-caller a vote of confidence.

Nick Mangold finds amusement in Patriots’ troubles

To put it kindly, the Patriots have not had an easy week. Between Rob Gronkowski's latest surgery -- and unclear return date -- to fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez's alleged connection in an ongoing homicide investigation, Bill Belichick's plate is full. But don't expect sympathy for New England's coach, especially not from a rival player like Nick Mangold,...

Is There A Mute Button?: The Jets Open Their Mouths... AGAIN!

I've grown up as a Jets fan. We are used to losing on field, but lately we've been losing both off and on the field. It's like there's a chronic need for the Jets to put their foot inside one's mouth.Nick Mangold spoke to Jets' reporter Bart Hubbach of the New York Post. He commented on how the Bill Belichick must be losing his mind in New England:"I...

New England Patriots: The NFL's New Circus

There’s a new circus in town and, for a change, it’s not in New York City. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I present to you: the 2013 New England Patriots! And, although Pats’ fans will hate to admit, the Patriots are your new New York Jets.Now, let me clarify (before you write your nasty comment in the comment’s section below, which you will most certainly do anyways...
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