Posted June 21, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Nick Mangold
TEAMS: New York Jets
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.

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...

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...

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...

LT says Sanchez lacks confidence?

You wouldn't think that a guy who posed for a GQ spread before he'd ever played a down in the NFL would have a problem with confidence. But according to a former teammate, that's exactly the issue with New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. Retired running back LaDainian Tomlinson told the New York Post that Sanchez is reluctant to let the ball fly. "Mark has...

LaDainian Tomlinson: Mark Sanchez needs to trust himself on the field

Former Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson told the New York Post that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will win the starting job over rookie Geno Smith. “I think early on by default because I don’t believe Geno Smith will be ready to play,” Tomlinson Tomlinson does believe rookie Smith will win the starting job if Sanchez turns the ball over too much in the preseason. “This...

Jets Want Mark Sanchez To Win QB Job

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...

Rex Ryan's last stand

As the New York Jets prepare for training camp in July, the 2013 season could be a make or break year for head coach Rex Ryan.

New York Jets – Hard Not To Improve On 2012 Season

The 2012 New York Jets were a 6-10 team. There have been plenty of Jets seasons that registered worse records but last year was one of the least enjoyable, if not the least enjoyable season in recent memory. Let’s shorten the sample size from 1997 on, a logical turning point in the franchise’s history. After a hellacious 5 year stretch when the team went 22-58, Bill Parcells...

Fantasy Profile: Chris Ivory

Time for some ground and pound Juan… 2012 Recap:  Ivory is getting a ton of hype coming into 2013 fantasy drafts, but maybe it is warranted.  In 2012, he didn’t even see the field until week 10 and even though Joe Vitt wanted to run the ball more, Ivory only had one game with 10 carries and only played a total of 67 snaps.  A hamstring issue held him to only six games and...

TOJ Podcast Episode 2 – Brian Costello, TJ Rosenthal, Dan Marcus

Check out episode 2 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast hosted by Joe Caporoso and Michael O’Connor. Brian Costello of the New York Post talks Jets mini-camp, the quarterback battle and the recent front office shuffle. New TOJ staff addition Dan Marcus talks about his controversial article on Mark Sanchez and TJ Rosenthal of the TOJ and The Jet Report discusses Rex Ryan and his hopes...

Examining the Ins and Outs of Mornhinweg's Offense

Mornhinweg comes to the Jets to "attack." [Associated Press] According to, Marty Mornhinweg was the worst head coach in the modern era, for his time with the Detroit Lions in '01-'02.  But, thankfully, that's not why he's with the New York Jets in 2013. Mornhinweg is here as an offensive coordinator, to implement his West Coast style...

Guest Piece: Does a strong pass rush win games?

Jets got to Brady early and often in '09 victory. [The Star-Ledger] Coming to OJT today is a look at pass rush in the National Football League from our friend Arden Franklyn, Jr., of Arden Sports Talk. Check out the show for everything from NBA to NFL and everything in-between. As we all know, these are changing times in the NFL. The players get stronger and faster, coaches...

Peter Tessier: The Gambler- Chevy should be ready to deal

Follow Pete on Twitter HERE I’m not going to provide you with yet another mock draft for the Jets and whom they might take with the 13th overall pick. I like reading them and all but there’s enough of the ‘mock’ stuff out there to satisfy your appetite if you so choose. Where I want to go is the heart of where the Jets will draft this year- the 2nd and 3rd...

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...
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