Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) scrambles with the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the third quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Jaguars 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Sanchez Talks About His Two Costly Mistakes from Last Night’s Game


Inconsistency. Mark Sanchez should have that term printed on a tee-shirt. For ever great drive he runs like he did on the first drive last night, he makes a mistake that takes us back to the old Mark Sanchez style. He has extreme lapses in judgment that drive everyone crazy.

It happened twice last night, once with an INT, and once with Mark holding the ball too long and not giving the team a chance for a field goal. Here is Mark talking about the INT:

It was a tight lane. Looking back on it, probably watching film, I might want to wait for Stephen (Hill) on the outside. I think assessing the throw, I should’ve put it out in front of Kellen (Winslow) a little more and gave him a chance to make a better play on that one. So, we’ll clean that up.

Come on Mark, it was more than a tight lane. The lane wasn’t open at all. There was no chance of completing that pass, unless the pass receiver had been a lot quicker to open things up. They didn’t do that , and Mark threw and INT in the red zone, and just like that, it was Jags ball at the 20. That can’t happen.

Here is what he said about the end of the first half:

That won’t happen again. That shouldn’t happen. I have to get rid of that ball sooner and not scramble. I know better than that and it won’t happen.

The thing about Mark is, he says the right things. He can clearly separate his emotions from the ability to evaluate how performed. But he doesn’t make the corrections, at least not consistently.

That is going to have to change, and fast.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    If mark corrected every mistake he has made, learned from them and didn’t make them again we would be praying to him. He would be perfect. He has made every mistake that had ever been made before and he is now heavily involved in creating new and unique mistakes. He says the same nonsense over and over and… Marty has been around a long time and has been very successful. I trust Rex is leaving the offense to Marty and I also trust that he and idzik are relying heavily on Marty on their QB related decisions. After two preseason games to start mark’s fifth year I think it is pretty clear that he is not likely to ever regain the poise he showed in the playoffs his first two years. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. sure, he can complete a few passes and put a drive together every now and then, but it will take much more than an occasional successful drive to win consistently in this league. It is a rare quarterback who can get the ball at the three yard line and fail to do anything constructive with it, especially in a west coast offense. He held the ball so long I thought he was having a holding contest with the Statue of Liberty! What the &$@@$@ was that, mark? Is that in the play book? Maybe gates and Powell should have been wearing red jerseys so you might have seen them, huh mark? Yeah, you’ll get that cleaned up! Maybe on the bench you will. I can only hope Marty is truly in charge and pulls the plug on the Sanchez comedy hour before we waste another season. I have seen enough! There is only one positive outcome I can possibly imagine. Maybe we could trade him to Oakland!

    • TheJetPress

      How do you really feel Matr?

      • matr dontelli iii

        Alan, you know I was supportive and hopeful during the offseason. The mistakes against Detroit were bad but he overcame them giving me hope. However, the bottom line from that game was that he gave each team seven points. Truth be told, his team had to work a lot harder for their seven than the opponent did. What he did yesterday at he half was buttfumblish. It was every bit as bad as thanksgiving without that feeling of overeating. I just don’t see any point in continuing with him. It’s like Charlie Brown trying to kick with Lucy holding the ball. He’s gonna fall flat on his back. Every time! Send him to Oakland before he demoralizes the team like he did last year.

        • TheJetPress

          I hear ya….why Oakland? Not a fan of Matt Flynn?

          • matr dontelli iii

            Because they’re the only team that would be stupid enough to trade for him

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  • Dustin Schrank

    Hes said the right things for four years and did the wrong things for four years, this year will be no different but it would be a mistake to start a rookie too soon, give Greg a chance. we have 4 years of film on mark in green and white, we know what hes gonna do give greg a chance if greg blows it we still got mark to finish us off.

    • TheJetPress

      Certainly not unfair, although I think it will be Geno getting that chance far sooner than Greg.