Archive for April 27th, 2009


Monday, April 27th, 2009
Jets Rumors & News

I’ve gone from being dumbfounded to angry to depressed to optimistic to hopeful to “holy crap, we didn’t really give up that much.”  I do not, or I guess I should say, did not like the personality I saw Mark Sanchez put on display the weeks leading up until draft day.  He struck me as an egotistical jock who’s spent the past few years playing sports in Southern California.  When asked about workouts he did for teams he pretty much said “I wowed them with my arm, with my football brain, and with my stunning smile.”

“I threw it really well. I was spinning it all day. I knocked down all the throws. It was great…  As soon as I sat down with their team and their playbook, they were like, ‘Wow, this kid has a natural feel for the game. He understands our offense very well.”

That was right after his workout with the Jets a few weeks ago.  Ryan Leaf had more modesty.  I don’t know why …

Jets Rumors & News

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Mark Sanchez

The New York Jets moved up 12 spots to select USC QB Mark Sanchez with the Browns fifth pick. Sanchez threw for 3,204 yards and 34 TDS for the Trojans last season. The 6’3″ 225-pound QB was also was named the MVP of the Rose Bowl throwing for 413 yards and four TDs against Penn State. Even though he started one year in college, Sanchez will be given the opportunity to win the Jets starting QB gig for Week 1. He just has to beat out QB Kellen Clemens to win the job since QB Brett Ratliff was traded to the Browns in the draft day deal.  The Jets will be paying Sanchez like a starter and team brass hopes he turns out to be their franchise QB. Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan said he has no problem starting a rookie considering his former team , the Ravens did it with Joe Flacco last season.

Sanchez has the tools around him to succeed with WR Jerricho Cotchery who has …

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