New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has a big unkind mouth. Slowly and steadily Sanchez has gained enough fame and respect to make critical comments about his own team. Although Sanchez has proven his worth to the squad by bringing them to two consecutive AFC Championship games, his tendency to criticize his own team is not going down well with his coach or his team mates.
Jets’ coach, Rex Ryan, yes the same guy who almost got knocked out last season has been the highlight in his list. Ryan presented his case by starting from last season where Sanchez was comparatively unknown and benched being unsettled. Sanchez admitted that he was quite frustrated during that period and was looking for ways to vent his disappointment.
Nonetheless, the 24-year-old Sanchez’s form has been growing ever since, although his recent degeneration caused Jets’ defeat in front of New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins. In the aftermath of this, Sanchez called in for backup Mark Brunell, who will work with the starting unit soon.
Sanchez was perhaps crossing a line here. Earlier, Ryan had warned Sanchez that even though he was currently an asset to Jets, defaming comments about him, his team, and players will not be tolerated. Furthermore, Ryan told him if his form continued to dip, Sanchez will lose his starting job.
Ryan also said if he was unable to pick up the pace and lead the team once again, he had prepared a replacement already. In a recent press release Sanchez commented on Ryan’s statements saying, “I wanted to fight him. I was really mad.”
In the end the problem was only partly diffused when Jets offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer, had to step in and placate Sanchez. Sanchez on the other hand insisted to talk with Ryan in person but as far as we know that did not happen.
Sanchez continued in his press release stating, “I was like, '(Ryan) can come tell me (himself), and (Schottenheimer) is like, ‘Come on, man, don't do that.’”
Ironically, Ryan has been a great supporter of Sanchez in the past. He has time and again listed him to become the future of Jets and an NFL icon. Sanchez concluded that although Ryan was a great coach and his belief in players gave them a lot of confidence, sometimes he was perhaps too honest. He said, “Rex is super-honest. I wish he wasn't that honest at times.: