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Nov 27, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg along the sidelines during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 38-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

This is going to have nothing to do with my feelings towards Mark Sanchez, just an honest look at what is being said.

First of all, Marty Mornhinweg said that Mark will have a leg up, because he has been the starter here for four years. In one sense that makes sense, but in another it doesn’t. With Marty coming in, the entire system is brand new. It’s brand new for everyone, including Mark Sanchez. He is going to have a new system to learn, and new weapons to work with. How can Mark Sanchez have the lead in a system that he has never run before?

Combine that with what Rex Ryan has said.

Yes, he has said that there is “no clear-cut favorite” for the position. He talked about how the performance has to be better at that position, from Mark, or whomever else.

No offense coach, but Stevie Wonder could tell us that the QB position needs to perform better. I love ya Rex, but please.

But, he also throws in the fact that Mark will take the first snap. Why? Why make that a part of the discussion, if your point is that it is going to be an open competition? If you think about it, there really is no reason to mention that, if everyone is going to have a fair shot at this position. Just leave it at there being no clear cut favorite.

No matter where you fall on the Mark Sanchez spectrum, if you look at these comments, you have to wonder. Are they in part saying the right things, but in part, laying the groundwork for reasons to have Mark play, due to his financials?

I am not saying that this is definitely what is happening. All I am saying is that if you think about it, it could be. If it is, a lot of fans will be disappointed this fall.

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  • Dean Barbella

    Pennington and Laveranues Coles. Klecko and Gastinau. D’Brick and Mangold.

  • Dean Barbella

    … ala Mike Ditka and Ricky Williams in a wedding dress. I’ll never forget the scene where Mark Sanchez is tying his necktie after game benching while Rex Ryan caresses his back in sweet consolation. Disgusting! I wasn’t too surprised by the tattoo revealed on his vacation, shortly afterwards.

  • matr dontelli iii

    I really like Rex and I hope he sticks around. NY is a tough place for a head coach to learn on the job. I would hope by now Rex realizes that his job is on the line and he can not afford to continue to hitch his wagon blindly to a QB that is not getting the job done efficiently. Mr. Wrong colour green tie very generously gave Rex a mulligan for the last two years. He needs to prove him right this year and 14 fumbles from his QB is not gonna get it done. I have no problem seeing mark earn the spot, but if he plays poorly and stays on the field I think Rex will be writing his own ticket out of town. It was easy to overlook during a 45 point outburst, but that ridiculous interception he threw in game 1 should have forewarned us to what may have been coming and if he does anything close to that again Rex needs to pull him. For his own sake. (I hate when I have trouble sleeping)

    • TheJetPress

      Hehe sorry about the trouble sleeping. I hate that too. You are def right, though. Mark should have his chance but Rex has to be honest about things, and let him move to the bench if it is not working out.