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Mark Sanchez Talks Tim Tebow at Appearance in NY

By Alan Schechter

Jan.1, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Mark Sanchez had a paid appearance in White Plains, NY on Thursday, and talked about what his backup has been like to work with so far.

“He’s been as advertised, as good of a guy, if not better, than anybody said,” Sanchez said. “So, he’s been a great addition so far. I’m thrilled to work with him.”

“From a competitor standpoint, he’s great,” Sanchez said. “He’s what you want in an offseason program — working hard, competing with the guy in the weight room. This is a big, strong guy, so it’s good for me. That’s been one of my goals this offseason — putting on a little more muscle mass. I’ve taken a beating during the season. It’s been a good transition and Tim’s been great.”

Sounds like Mark is already getting a push from Tebow. He also talked about new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano’s style in the classroom.

“Coach Sparano is tough,” he said. “He sounds like Joe Pesci sometimes when he’s installing plays. He’ll say, ‘You got it? You got it? I’m not speaking for my health. You got it?’ It’s ‘Yes, sir’ [from] the entire room.”

Sounds as if Sparano is showing every one in the room that he is in charge. Nothing wrong with that.