October 21, 2012; Foxboro, MA USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) throws the ball down field during overtime against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

Mark Sanchez Feels the Confidence From His Coaches


Mark Sanchez will always be a topic of conversation in New York, whether you are a fan of his or you aren’t. His play will always be the subject of great debate, as will the coaches’ handling of him. Specifically, the question comes up as to whether or not the coaches trust him enough to come through in hig spots. Many talked about that coming out of last week’s game, speculating that the coaching staff didn’t have enough trust in Mark to give him a chance to win the game. Mark disagrees with the notion that the coaches don’t trust him:

I think they have plenty of trust in me. I don’t look into things like that. They’re trying to put us in a position to win and (we are) calling the best plays we possibly can. We’re all in this thing together. He’s not (thinking), “We can’t do this because of Mark (Sanchez).” I don’t think that’s his thought process at all.

Rex Ryan, as he normally does, backed his quarterback and his play on Sunday:

I just think Mark is improving as a quarterback. We see it. I think statistically, (the New England game) was one of the best games that he’s had. He’d probably like to have one or two throws back, obviously the interception being one, but I thought he was tremendous. In that kind of environment, that kind of atmosphere, it kind of felt like almost a playoff-game type (of) atmosphere and he was at his best. I’m excited about that. It all starts with the protection. We’ve all said (when you) give this young man time to throw the football down the field, he can be effective.

As I said earlier this week, Mark Sanchez is Rex Ryan’s quarterback. He will live or die by this guy, despite what oustdiders might think. This is your Jets quarterback, and will be, at least for the rest of this season.

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