Matt Cavanaugh Tells it to Mark Sanchez Straight

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Can Sanchez bring up his game, with the pressure of Tim Tebow waiting in the wings?

“I think he’s going to have to,” Cavanaugh said. “I believe that most quarterbacks who play really well consistently are not concerned with who’s behind them. They’re concerned with what’s in front of them (and) what they want to accomplish.
They know that this business doesn’t look kindly on people that don’t get the job done. Eventually, if you’re not performing, you’re not going to be playing.

“He knows regardless of who’s behind him, who’s on the roster (or) who people want to compare him to… he knows that he needs to play more consistently,” Cavanaugh said. “That’s the only focus I want him to have. Because it’s too distracting (and) it takes too much energy to worry about other things.”

I love this attitude from Cavanaugh. Mark Sanchez, at least it appears, to have been coddled a lot. Sanchez needs a guy in his ear who, for lack of a better term, is “keeping it real”. It’s necessary in order for Mark to reach his potential.

Let’s hope it translates into production in 2012.

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  • http://abovegroundpools4less.com/ James Hardesty

    Bottom line, its time for Sanchez to grow up, man up and take the pilot’s seat of this Jets orginization
    Every sound bite, miked up session I hear of this guy sounds like a junior high school kid. He has the hopes and dreams of a multi-million dollar corporation, all his team mates and  millions of fans on his shoulders.  If you are the QB you are the leader of the team, if he can’t handle that step aside, because Teebow may not have his skills, but he definitely has the leadership capabilities.

    • Alan Schechter

      Not an unfair take.