New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez wants his offensive teammates to know there is only one person in charge when they gather to huddle before a play.
Sanchez, who has been dealing with a quarterback controversy with backup Tim Tebow, says he wants to be more of a vocal leader and that he expects to be a top 10 quarterback this year.
“When you come in the huddle, not to be selfish here, but this is my huddle,” he said to ESPN.com. “Don’t talk, name your position quickly and let’s go get lined up. That takes a little bit of leadership, a little bit of experience and it’s not the easiest thing to do. It’s not necessarily in my genetic makeup to start yelling at guys, but there’s a time and a place to give somebody a hug … and there are times when you have to get on guys.”
Sanchez threw for career-highs in passing yards and touchdowns last season, but also threw 18 interceptions.