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

By Alan Schechter

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

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.