“The things that we talk about can’t be a ‘sometimes’ thing,” Cavanaugh added. “It’s got to be a mentality that you have all the time. It’s not something that you just turn on and off. If you’re freewheeling on your own a bunch of the time, you may be winning, but at some point it’s going to bite you in the rear end… I think he understands that now.”
Cavanaugh feels the same as his QB, Sanchez, that he doesn’t need Tebow, or any backup quarterback to push him. He just needs to push himself to be more consistent.
“If you’re going to be a really good quarterback, you’re self-motivated,” Cavanaugh said. “I think he believes that in his heart. He’s as confident as anybody. He’s as confident as I am that he can be really really good in this league, win a lot of games and help us win a Super Bowl if he stays focused, if he sticks to the game plan, if he manages the game at the right time.
“He knows he has that ability,” Cavanaugh added. “So I don’t think he needs any outside forces to motivate him.”