Found August 04, 2013 on
If there is one positive thing that I think anyone and everyone can agree with when it comes to New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez its that he has some seriously thick skin. The man has to with all the abuse he takes just from Jets fans!
Sure enough, he got plenty on Saturday when the Jets scrimmaged with about 6000 fans in attendance.
With all eyes on him, Geno Smith, and to a lesser extent Greg McElroy the Jets signal caller can't afford to make any mistakes. If he does he can pretty much guarantee that he is going to hear about it from much more than just the coaching staff--like during Saturday's scrimmage.
Fans let him have it with the booes when he threw an interception and they gave it to him even more earlier in the day when he slipped and fell down. You would think they would have booed even more when he overthrew a wide open receiver in the end zone, but I can't find anything that says they did.To his credit, Sanchez claims it doesn't bother him: “Oh, shoot, I don’t care,” he said to ESPN. “That’s the way it goes.”No quarterback has been as embattled pretty much since entering the league as Sanchez. Yeah, you could easily make an argument that he asked for it with the way that he's played the last couple years not to mention some of his off-field exploits.
Part of the problem could also be that the team has gotten away from doing things that have worked for Sanchez. His first couple of seasons in the league the team had one of the best rushing attacks in the game (1st in '09 and 4th in '10). That kept the pressure off of him and made it easier for him to learn and adjust to the professional game.
They made it to two straight AFC Championship games so something must have bee working.
Than the team ditched Thomas Jones and the running game fell apart (No. 22 in '11). However, they did rebound last season and move up to No. 12. With Chris Ivory in the backfield this season sharing the load with Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell maybe the unit will do even better.
Sanchez could sure use the help.
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The Jets cornerback thinks that if fans don't have something nice to say, they shouldn't say anything at all. Or something like that.
Mark Sanchez dropped back to throw, his legs got tangled and he fell on his backside.
Some New York Jets fans laughed while others groaned. It was that kind of night for the quarterback - until the last play of the team's scrimmage Saturday night.
Sanchez, competing with rookie Geno Smith for the starting job, rebounded from a shaky performance by throwing a 57-yard touchdown...
Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback over Geno Smith in the New York Jets' preseason opener at Detroit on Friday night.
Rex Ryan says Tuesday that both quarterbacks will take snaps with the first-team offense against the Lions, but it will be Sanchez who begins under center. Ryan adds that the team hasn't decided exactly how the playing time will be distributed.
Get your (best high-quality throwing) popcorn kids: Mark Sanchez was named the Jets preseason Week 1 starter by Rex Ryan on Tuesday.
But despite Sanchez -- who was recently booed ... in training camp ... by Jets fans -- getting the nod against the Lions during the preseason affair Rex also noted that Geno Smith could get some reps with the first team offense as well.
Mark Sanchez rebounded from a shaky performance by throwing a 57-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Hill on the final play of the New York Jets' scrimmage Saturday night.
Geno Smith, competing with Sanchez for the starting quarterback job, had the better performance while working mostly with the first-team offense. The Jets have been alternating the two quarterbacks every third...
A few quick hits recapping the New York Jets Green/White Scrimmage after the jump. Also an exciting reminder Turn On The Jets shirts are back on the market thanks to your to demand! Get ‘em before they are gone.
1. NEED THE QB STATS?!? - Geno was 9/16 for 77 yards. Sanchez was 6/10 for 93 yards with 1 INT and 1 TD (a 57 yarder to Stephen Hill to end the game).
2. Digging A...
Mark Sanchez tossed a pass that zipped through the end zone, over a fence and onto the roof of a golf cart parked on the other side.
And, it was a good -- and smart -- play.
Rather than try to force it to a receiver who wasn't open during red zone drills Monday, the New York Jets quarterback threw the ball away so that no one could reach it. For a guy who has been plagued by...
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is feeling home at preseason camp. He has been hearing boos during scrimmages, so nothing has changed since last season.
But Saturday night Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie wasn’t happy with the fans behavior when he intercepted a poorly thrown Sanchez pass was reported by the New York Daily News, “I think that’s bullcrap,” Cromartie...
The New York Jets opened up training camp earlier this week with a serious competition between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith for the starting quarterback job.
After leading the Jets to the AFC Championship Game in his first two seasons in the NFL, Mark Sanchez has been far from spectacular since then, and played absolutely atrocious last season. In 2012, Sanchez threw for 13 touchdowns...
The Jets have released their official depth chart for Detroit, and we're sure the overraction machine will be pumping on Tuesday morning. Screen Caps from NewYorkJets.com
Did you see that! Mark Sanchez is before Geno...and that slash! Well, for the sake of not sounding like NYDN, that's probably for last name, alphabetical reasons.
For real noting purposes...
Antonio Cromartie is the Jets unquestioned team leader, so it was no surprise that Cromartie took Jets fans to task for booing Mark Sanchez during a recent scrimmage.
Sanchez was asked by the New York Daily News, why fans would boo their quarterback as he worked to improve?
Sanchez said, “Hey, you’re preaching to the choir.”
Sanchez then added he was happy to have Cromartie...
Antonio Cromartie intercepted a Mark Sanchez pass during the Jets' Green and White Scrimmage and then came to his QB's aid when fans started booing.
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was reminded how much Jets fans have not forgotten 2012 during Saturday night’s Green and White scrimmage. Fans in attendance showered Sanchez with boos after his deep pass was intercepted by Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie. “I think that’s bullcrap,” Cromartie said about the boos. “My thing is if you’re
It might last an hour maybe an hour-and-a-half. But it could be 60 to 90 minutes that indelibly shape the careers of two Jets quarterbacks.
Tonight’s annual Green and White scrimmage at SUNY Cortland represents the first true pressure test in what is a neck-and-neck competition between ballyhooed rookie Geno Smith and beleaguered incumbent Mark Sanchez.
It is the first true chance...
The quarterback battle in New York has a full head of steam and have many wondering just who will be under center for the Jets once the regular season opens. While many pegged Mark Sanchez as the favorite because of his experience, it appears rookie Geno Smith has turned a few heads with his play during training camp.
According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, Smith has yet to throw an interception...