Former New York Jets quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Namath said he’s losing faith in struggling Jets QB Mark Sanchez.
“I’m questioning some of the things that I’ve seen,” Namath told radio host Michael Kay Friday night following the Jets embarrassing 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving. (Audio at 3:00.) “I don’t know what’s inside Mark’s head. I don’t know that he’s gifted enough at this point to be feeling what he sees and making the changes.”
The most memorable play of the game occurred in the second quarter when Sanchez turned the wrong way on a handoff and scrambled forward.
He ran right into his teammate’s butt — NY Jets guard Brandon Moore. Sanchez fumbled the ball. It was returned for a touchdown. And now, fans have made Sanchez and the entire Jets team the butt of their jokes.
“It’s mind boggling,” Namath said. “’Are your eyes closed? You don’t see where you’re going? I don’t know. I really can’t relate to that.’”
Namath said that it’s time for Sanchez and the rest of the Jets players to turn things around.
“It’s going to remain to be seen how he plays these next four or five games,” Namath said. “Because they can very well dictate whether he’s here or deserves to be here next year. If these players don’t step up, they don’t deserve to be there next year. From what I’ve seen on the field, it’s the players that are causing the problem.”
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