Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 6/19/13
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: NewYorkJets.com 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, Mangold ...
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