May 24, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during organized team activities at their training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
Next, we present some quotes from Mark Sanchez’s Thursday press conference after practice, courtesy of the team website:
On what he thinks about Stephen Hill:
He’s a great player. He’s always got a smile. He’s one of those guys who loves coming in the building, who loves to learn, and he’s a big, strong, fast kid. He’s a sponge, which is exactly what you want from a young guy like that. He’s willing to do whatever coach Sanjay Lal asks him and that’s the kind of attitude we want. As of now, it’s a great pickup for us and we’re excited about him.
On the competitive offseason due to the arrival of Tim Tebow:
I put a lot of pressure on myself. I think you guys know that. Everybody in the building knows that, that I want to make it right for me and this team. Whether we have Matt Simms or [G.J.] Kinne or [Greg] McElroy or if it happens to be Tim Tebow behind me, that’s fine. It doesn’t matter. I’m playing hard and trying to get this thing right for all of us in here.
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