Found August 06, 2013 on
There's no question that Jets faithful are one of the most passionate fan bases in the NFL. But as Mark Sanchez has witnessed, some (OK, a lot) of that passion is not always directed in a positive manner.
Sanchez, he of the ButtFumble lore, has been a punching bag for Jets fans in recent months, and things came to a head during Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage, when thousands mercilessly booed him for throwing an interception.
At the time, cornerback Antonio Cromartie called the gesture "bull crap." Now, the media is piling on, yet surprisingly in the incumbent quarterback's favor.
In a scathing column for the New York Daily News, reporter Manish Mehta blasted the boo-birds, labeling a segment of Jets fans as "classless," "self-loathing," and "obnoxious," among other adjectives.
Sanchez doesn't disagree.
“Hey, you’re preaching to the choir,” Sanchez said. “You heard what Cromartie said. Cromartie was pissed. Cromar...
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Mark Sanchez is called a lot of things. Often times those 'things' are not very complimentary. There is one thing that no one will ever be to call him--a player that lacks confidence. Why? Because after all the drama on and off the field he still talks the talk and acts like his time can get the job done.
Like he did recently when he said the Jets are playoff-bound...
Mark Sanchez may or may not feel like he’s going to be the starting quarterback for the Jets, but he definitely can’t afford to show any signs of lacking confidence.
Sanchez who is playing for his NFL life, told the L.A. Times that “things will turn around in New York,” and “the Jets will make the playoffs.”
“[I]t will turn around,” Sanchez recently told Sam Farmer...
Mark Sanchez was hardly surprised when he was told he was starting the New York Jets' preseason opener at Detroit.
And, not only because he has been here longer than Geno Smith.
''You have to ask the coaches, but I feel like I'm putting together a good camp,'' Sanchez said Wednesday. ''I think I earned the right to start this first game and we'...
As anyone who follows the New York Jets knows, whether it be closely or casually, there are certain topics that are repeatedly beat to death by the media, fan base, observers, etc. There are numerous issues that seem to be debated back and forth, over and over again, without either side making much progress for the sake of their argument. In this new series here at Turn On The Jets...
It's not getting any easier for Mark Sanchez.
Former Jets wide receiver Chaz Schilens didn't mince words when it came to his ex-quarterback.
"Really, when it came down to it, I kind of felt like they were looking for scapegoats and besides everyone except for, you know, maybe the quarterback position, and it was what it was," Schilens told USA Today on Wednesday...
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.
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...
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.
Geno Smith has passed his daily quizzes for two weeks playing flag football in training camp but the real exam comes Friday night when he trades in his red non-contact jersey for a green-and-white one.
The Jets’ quarterback competition may have technically started months ago when Smith and incumbent Mark Sanchez were frolicking around a New Jersey practice field in shorts but...
The first round of preseason NFL games is upon us! Here’s a list of meaningful story lines to watch as week one of the preseason gets under way later tonight. Patriots’ receivers Much has been made of the Patriots’ no-name crew of receivers. Sure, they won’t be catching balls from Tom Brady, but that’s no reason to look past the Patriots’ matchup against the Eagles...
With Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez dueling it out for the New York Jets starting quarterback job, third-stringer Greg McElroy was stellar during Saturday's Green and White scrimmage. Find out how New York's forgotten QB fits into the team's plans in 2013.