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Nick Mangold says Jets’ Locker Room Wants Mark Sanchez to Start

By Alan Schechter

Jun 11, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) warms up at the New York Jets minicamp session at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Remember the past appearances of the anonymous sources? Nobody seems to be willing to put their name onto anything. However, it changed a bit yesterday when a guy that normally has little to say, said quite a bit.

All-Pro center Nick Mangold was asked if he thinks that the team still wants Mark Ssnchez to start. Here is what Nick had to stay:

“I believe so,” he told the New York Post. “I haven’t walked around with a pen and paper and taken a toll, but from the feeling I get, the locker room wants to win. Whoever gives us the best chance to do that, we want out there–and at this point, Mark gives us that best chance.

We all know about the slumps that Mark has gone throug over the past couple of years. Despite that, Nick cannot forget how Mark went to two straight AFC title games.

“I think Mark is a fantastic quarterback for us, and I think he can do some good thimgs.”

All I ask for is the Jets to be careful with this. The underlying concept of being loyal to the starting QB is a good one. The older players on the team should stick together.

The problem will arrive if the team begins to take sides, and that is what I worry about as well. The Jets need to keep from being divided, or partially divided. Stay united in taking the league back.

We have seen the alternative, and it has not been pretty.