As if dealing with diva receiver Santonio Holmes wasn’t enough, former Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins believes that Quarterback Mark Sanchez needed to step up and put Holmes in his place.
Jenkins, in speaking on the Mike Lupica show, said that he doesn’t believe Sanchez is the right person for the Jets. If he was, he would have spoken out against any problems earlier.
“The No. 1 quarterback should have said that a long time ago,” Jenkins said. “It would have been all part of the process of him growing a pair and standing up and being a man. But the thing is, he lost his because he got caught up in the wash that is New York, the spotlight, taking pictures in the magazines and doing all that stuff. That’s just what everybody has seen with Mark Sanchez, they got tired of it.”
While impressed with Sanchez’s potential, Jenkins wonders whether Sanchez has it in him to command respect in the locker room.
“Mark wants to be a leader but there’s a difference between wanting it and taking it,” Jenkins said. “He’s always trying to be a crowd pleaser. He’s always trying to be nice. He wants to be a leader but he won’t take it.”