Posted May 22, 2013

Mark Sanchez picked off 3 times in practice, Rex Ryan calls it ‘unacceptable’

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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez's struggles continue as he was intercepted three times in practice. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez’s struggles continue as he was intercepted three times in practice. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez summarized the team’s offensive ineptitude during organized team activities on Wednesday, with head coach Rex Ryan calling his performance “unacceptable.”

Sanchez was picked off three times in his first 11 passes during practice. Ryan also said Sanchez had good throws, but must cut down on turnovers. During his past 31 starts, Sanchez has turned the ball over 52 times.

“This is OTAs and things, but yeah, that’s going to be the pressure that we’re putting on him,” Ryan said to the New York Daily News. “He did a lot of great things. It’s not that you try to cover up the fact you had some bad plays — no, no, no you flat tell him. We can’t have these and all that type of stuff. He knows.”

Rookie Geno Smith fared no better Wednesday, finishing 3-for-10 with one interception in 14 snaps.


43 comments
jmw_eug
jmw_eug

I'm not a Tebow nut, and I'm not a Jets fan, just an observer. 

It seems to me Sanchez never has been much more accurate than Tebow, which is why I always wondered why Tebow didn't play more. At least he showed some ability to win games.

Maybe I'm wrong here but I have the feeling Ryan was jealous of Tebow's media attention. This clown of a coach just NEEDS to shoot his mouth off to see his name in the press.

teacherblynn
teacherblynn

You know what's unacceptable?  A coach calling out a player for making mistakes in practice that don't stem from a lack of effort.  If Rex Ryan wants to help his QB succeed, he TELLS MARK that his mistakes were unacceptable and how to fix them.  He then TELLS THE MEDIA that Mark did some things well, and has some improvements to make, which he is working very hard to correct.  

I am a teacher.  Loudly criticizing a student who works really hard, but still failed a test is cruel and counter productive.  Addressing  a whole class for lack of effort is needed at times.  Addressing one student for lack of effort also should be done privately or in a group setting that supports helping that student to turn things around.  Message: We want you to do well.  We believe in you.  We're a team. We will help.  The teacher says, "How can I help?"--This gets the student to buy in more often.

When a student or a team member has had problem, but is really working hard, that student/player needs guidance not to be called out or embarrassed.  It's a dumb move on Rex's part, unless his goal is to demean , diminish and destroy any shred of confidence that Sanchez has, thereby destroying his potential for success.

Mark, meanwhile, needs to be the first one in and the last one out of the practice to show leadership.  He needs to practically live at the O.C.'s and QB coach's house soaking in the knowledge.  He needs to believe in himself, go for it and let the chips fall where they may.  He needs to talk about doing everything he can to turn things around for himself and help the team.

Nuff said.

Thanks for reading this and...Go Dolphins!!

morphy
morphy

at least he didn't butt fumble..or did he?

NathanHaigh
NathanHaigh

He meant that it's totally unacceptable for Sanchez to be diluting the entirety of their 2013 offensive game plan so early in the offseason. I mean, damn, how often can they run the buttfumble in a single game.

drudown
drudown

From my vantage point, Sanchez comporting himself and playing like a man that wants to be a back up QB and collect weekly checks. As an aside, just another example (a la Chris Johnson) of how guaranteed $ = diminished zeal to achieve.

Res ipsa loquitur.


alaskan236
alaskan236

Ryan is a sap.  Sanchez' (and Tebow's) skills--or any lack thereof reflect Ryan's lack of skill as a coach.  Ryan is a goon who deserves his walking papers.  Jets will be a complete failure until Ryan walks.

HumanEraser
HumanEraser

This is news? 

It would only be news if he WASN'T picked off 3X.

rheffero
rheffero

Unacceptable...really...the problem is that is his skill level.

 

The problem is not with Sanchez, he is what he is, the prooblem is that you expect him to be something he is not, a functional high performing NFL QB. This is a player evaluation issue.

Raymond Trohanowsky
Raymond Trohanowsky

JEts make Raider fans feel good. For the last almost 10 years - the raiders have been a train wreck but this Jet's thing looks more like a plane wreck.

Reedster2185
Reedster2185

The biggest fans of the Jets are the NE Patriots. Every team would love to be in the AFC East. It's almost a guaranteed 500 season even if you are an average team

Sportsnut
Sportsnut

Ha, Tebow beat the #1 Steelers D with just two healthy receivers while with the Broncos.   Although his passing % is not all that great, he hardly ever throws ints, and every once in a while his passing gets hot!   With a good D like the Jets could have, and an Offense that  makes Opposing Ds winded by the time the 4th Q comes around, the Jets would have won more games with Tebow in there than Sanchez!  

luvfoozball
luvfoozball

The Sanchize will not fail. He will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of Jets quarterbacking to win the MVP this year.

 

 

 

 

Ha ha ha... cannot keep a straight face anymore.

NeoSmith
NeoSmith

I just revised my prediction from 4-12 to 2-14.  That'll get them the first pick in the 2014 draft so they can draft Johnny Manziel.  Probably the best case scenario for this fumbling, bumbling, stumbling Jets team.

geewhiz
geewhiz

Hahaha.  Can't wait to watch this train wreck of a team!!

AnthonyW.Gibbs1
AnthonyW.Gibbs1

My God man, it's OTAs.  Ratchet it down some before some blows a hemorroid.

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

The Jets are gonna have to run the hell out of Ivory this year.

 

I wonder how many games he'll last before he's injured again.

craig.w.bryant
craig.w.bryant

Is anyone actually surprised by this.  Starting the year with Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith as the top 2 on your QB depth chart is simply saying 'yeah, we're competing to get the #1 overall pick next year'.

Cool
Cool

Geno Smith can't even get Ryan to comment on his poor performance, that means coach is sticking to his guns and picking Sanchez to start no matter what...  he is the coach damn it, and he knows best, look at his last couple of years.

JAY20
JAY20

@teacherblynn 

That would work in a grassroots level, maybe even up to college, but I really don't think those principals stand true for the NFL, or ANY professional sport. These guys are professionals, not students. They get paid to perform. What you mentioned in your last paragraph, however, is 100% true. Sanchez needs to take his career by the reins and take control of his own fate. At this point, this could be his last shot with the Jets. 

FootballNotForWomen
FootballNotForWomen

@teacherblynn Ur an idiot. The media is there watching these practices. BTW... these are MEN, not kids, being paid tens of millions of dollars to play football. Play well, take the criticism, or quit. 

Jollydog24
Jollydog24

 @Reedster2185 While I do love reading the NY headlines, constantly beating weaker teams doesn't help any team prepare much for the actual challenges in the post-season etc. Almost wish the Jets could get their act together for that reason alone.

Jonathan G
Jonathan G

 @Sportsnut Did you see Roethlisburger in that game?  He was the walking wounded-if the opposing team can score more than 14 points you can't win with Tebow.

DanielMorgan
DanielMorgan

@NeoSmith can't draft sophmores man, this isn't the nba.  Main reason why Clowney is still at South Carolina.  The top QB prospect in next year's draft will be Aaron Murray from Georgia.  As a Gator fan.. it pains me to say that. 

sy78800
sy78800

 @NeoSmith...and, with that record, it will be a two-fer:  new QB and new coach!

 

John59
John59

 @AnthonyW.Gibbs1 The point is that these ended up being UTAs...Unorganized Team Activities.  If your QB can't throw the ball to the right receiver when he isn't even remotely worried about getting touched, let alone hit, your team has issues.  But to throw 3?  Come on man?

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

 @AnthonyW.Gibbs1 Getting picked off 3 times in your first 11 pass attempts, ESPECIALLY in *OTAs*, is pretty god awful, dude.

Sportsnut
Sportsnut

@Jonathan G @Sportsnut  The Broncos beat the Steelers 29 to 23 in that game, so I guess they more than doubled that 14 points you're talking about. They also racked up the most yards against the Steeler #1 D all that year.

NathanHaigh
NathanHaigh

You can if they are redshirt sophomores.

AnthonyW.Gibbs1
AnthonyW.Gibbs1

 @leehwgoc

 But....it's still just OTAs.  I don't see how this is news.  When you're harping on OTAs it smells of organizational panic.

Pares Hilton
Pares Hilton

@AnthonyW.Gibbs1 @leehwgoc funny that someone still plays the optimist.

AnthonyW.Gibbs1
AnthonyW.Gibbs1

 @leehwgoc

 Maybe so.....maybe so......

 

But maybe not.  This might be the first chapter of a great story.  You never know.

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

 @AnthonyW.Gibbs1 Well, sure.  And that 'organizational panic' is probably super justified in this case, isn't it?