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Marty Mornhinweg Says Mark Sanchez’s Accuracy has Been “Sky High”

By Alan Schechter

May 22, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez throws a pass during organized team activities at the New York Jets training facility. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Definitely interesting timing on Marty’s take here.

We have talked at length about what bringing in a West Coast offense means. The emphasis shifts from having a strong-arm, to having an accurate arm. The offense is built totally on timing, putting the receivers in the right place to catch the ball in stride, and create yards after the catch, better known as YAC.

So, following the Jets first open workout of the OTA season, we get this quote from new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, when he told us that Mark Sanchez’s…..:

“..completion percentage and accuracy percentage have been sky high up to date.”

When I first read that quote, I thought, “Great! Marty is having an influence on Sanchez. I know it’s early, but still, that is great news!”

But then, I thought about what else we learned from that day of practice, and I remembered, Rex was on Mark’s case that day as he threw 3 INT’s, including two in a row. Truthfully, head coach Rex Ryan was not thrilled with any of the quarterbacks that day, so what is Marty talking about?

Was he talking about what he viewed in practice? Was he going beyond the obvious with the INTs and looking at other throws that Mark made? Maybe he was trying to motivate Mark by staying uber-positive. I mean, he couldn’t have forgotten that the guy threw 3 INTs, could he? Maybe he was just trying to be big picture, instead of nitpicking about individual throws during early practices.

Whatever Marty is doing here, it will be interesting to watch play out, that’s for sure. Will we see Mark Sanchez’s accuracy go “sky-high”? Or will it be Geno time?