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Mark Sanchez Feels Good About Offense Heading into New York Jets Training Camp

By Alan Schechter

May 22, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) speaks with members of the media after the New York Jets organized team activities at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

So who is it going to be? Who will be under center when we arrive at week one against Tampa Bay? Will it be the incumbent, Mark Sanchez? Will Geno be ready to take over New York? It’s already the debated topic about the upcoming season, and it will only become more debated as we move into training camp next week.

Well, we may not be thrilled with the headband seen in the picture. Most fans don’t even want him around anymore, but for what it’s worth, Mark Sanchez feels quite good about Marty Mornhinweg’s offense. Despite the fact that this is Mark’s third offense in three years, Sanchez feels that this one is made for him:

“It fits my strengths,” he said. “It has the ability to move the pocket. It has the ability to get completions (and) take shots downfield. I think it’s suited for a quarterback of my skill set and somebody who’s not going to run a 4.3 or a 4.5, but can move a little bit… I think there’s real potential in this system and it’s something similar to what we did in college.”

The confidence in Mark is visible, as noted by head coach Rex Ryan:

“I feel he has a confidence about him,” added Ryan of Sanchez. “I feel his confidence. I don’t know how much left him, but I think it’s safe to say maybe some of his confidence was shaken a little bit last year. But I think he’s feeling good about himself.”

It was obvious that he had some confidence lost last season. It’s only human nature, after the way things went. It’s great to see that he is confident heading into camp, that is what you want from your quarterback. Does he have enough left to hang onto his starting job? Or is it time for the young man from West Virginia to take over here in Florham?

We certainly will find out soon enough. The preseason schedule will have extra juice to it, that’s for sure.