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New York Jets running back Joe McKnight said he believes the lack of fan support for Mark Sanchez could have possibly played a big role in the decision by Rex Ryan to bench his starting quarterback.
And not in the way you would think. McKnight thinks his teammate got rattled by the din of boos in the stadium and it affected his play on the field.
"I think it did," McKnight said Wednesday. "Any time you're the starting quarterback and you're on the football field and you're trying to call plays and you got the people that are supposed to be rooting for you screaming for the other quarterback, that's kind of frustrating. That kind of takes you out of the game. And I think that's kind of made it tough for the coaches to make their decision."
While the chants of "Te-bow, Te-bow" might have hindered Sanchez's performance on the field, it did nothing to bolster Tim Tebow's reputation with the head coach. On Tuesday, Ryan chose third-string QB Greg McElroy over the choice of the people to start Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.
McKnight might have more of a special kinship with Sanchez than the rest of the team. They played together at USC and McKnight has always had his buddy's back.
BEST OF MAXIM
Rex Ryan’s body language as the seconds ticked off the New York Jets’ last gasp for a playoff shot said it all.
Ryan’s reckless use of foul language, the shoulder bump/check of his ailing quarterback Mark Sanchez, the half-hearted mid-field handshake with Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak and the pouty stomp off the field told us everything that we need to know.
With the report that the Jets are planning to shop Mark Sanchez comes the news that Rex Ryan would also like to bring in Mike Vick.
The New York Jets will consider all their options regarding quarterback Mark Sanchez in the offseason, a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press.
The person, who requested anonymity because the team's personnel plans are private, tells the AP on Thursday that the Jets have not made any determinations involving Sanchez.
That means the benched quarterback...
Recently benched quarterback Mark Sanchez has been "coddled" by
the Jets and would be a "bad apple" as a backup in New York next
season, one former teammate says.
Tweet The New York Jets were eliminated from playoff contention as a result of Monday’s 14-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Contributing to the defeat were five turnovers (four interceptions and a fumble) by quarterback Mark Sanchez, who now has seven fumbles and seventeen interceptions on the season. The frustration among Jets fans has [...]
The Jets have mercifully pulled the plug on Mark Sanchez.
On Tuesday, hours after being eliminated from postseason contention, New York announced that quarterback Greg McElroy will start in Week 16 versus the Chargers.
The move was first reported by the New York Daily News.
While now official, the news comes as a no brainer...
Mark Sanchez blew the second chance Rex Ryan gave him. Now, it's Greg McElroy's turn to be the New York Jets' starting quarterback.
And, Tim Tebow? Well, he was leapfrogged by the third-stringer, fueling speculation that the team has little confidence in him as a quarterback.
Ryan decided to bench Sanchez on Tuesday after the fourth-year quarterback had another miserable...
The Jets' season has come to a floundering halt after their Monday night loss to the Tennessee Titans 14 -10. Mark Sanchez looked like a klutz, once again, throwing 4 interceptions. This was another in a string of clumsy games that have involved Sanchez this season. He has 24 turnovers total this season, 17 INT and 7 fumbles lost. Everyone's favorite fumble was the "...
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Is it time to play Tim Tebow, or is Greg McElroy the answer? One could only hope that Rex Ryan and the 6-8 New York Jets are ready to make a quarterback change after last nights devastating 14-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans that took the Jets out of playoff contention. The Titans intercepted four passes by struggling Jets QB Mark Sanchez – winning for the first time in [...]
The New York Jets' quarterback position continued to draw attention Wednesday. Coach Rex Ryan did not directly address questions about Tim Tebow's future with the team and Mark Sanchez, benched as the starter this week in favor of Greg McElroy, received death threats on Twitter that later were deleted by the sender. According to reports, Tebow will asked for a trade or...
The Jets hit another new low on Monday night, with Mark Sanchez doing all he could to set the quarterback position back a generation or two. Apparently, the Jets have seen enough.
the Jets have decided to start Greg McElroy — not Sanchez or Tim Tebow — on Sunday against the Chargers.
#EA Greg McElroy has been named the Jets starting QB for Sunday’s game with the San Diego Chargers...
The New York Jets finally made a change at quarterback. Rex Ryan choose Greg McElroy over Tim Tebow for the spot.
”It’s my decision … and I’m choosing to go with Greg.”
It was a quote that went along with the Jets initial plans when they acquired Tebow in a trade with the Denver Broncos.
How messed up are the Jets? Ryan would not even comment on who would be the backup...
Rex Ryan had higher expectations for the New York Jets'
wildcat-style offense with Tim Tebow, and says things haven't
''panned out'' the way he or the backup quarterback