How’s this for a test.
After New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was booed during introductions before the Buffalo Bills game a few weeks back, head coach Rex Ryan is daring Jets fans to do it again.
For this Sunday’s home game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Ryan said he will arrange for the offense to be introduced again, and dare the fans to boo #6.
“I think we’re going to introduce the offense again this week and I betcha he doesn’t get booed this time,” Ryan said. “He’s had two fourth-quarter wins (against the Bills and Redskins).”
For his part, Sanchez doesn’t care.
“I haven’t even thought about it until you brought it up,” he said.
Safety Jim Leonhard thought about it. And was not happy.
“[When] our starting quarterback gets booed in introductions, as players, you kind of turn to each other and say, ‘You know what? I guess we’re in this one today by ourselves. We can’t rely on the crowd to give us that energy because it’s already started off on a bad note,’” Leonhard told WFAN. “So I will say that this past weekend was really the first time that I’ve been kind of frustrated going into a game, which is bad.”
“If [the fans aren't] going to give us the benefit of the doubt sometimes, we got to go out there and prove it week in and week out at home as well,” Leonhard said.