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azjetfan Icon : (17 August 2014 - 01:35 PM) Is anyone else as concerned as I am about the secondary?
azjetfan Icon : (17 August 2014 - 01:36 PM) I know it's preseason and all but even with Milliner in on the first game we gave up a TD on the first drive to the Colts
azjetfan Icon : (17 August 2014 - 01:37 PM) Patterson looked like me out there and Wilson got torched last night
Smedsthejet Icon : (17 August 2014 - 02:26 PM) Concerned about the right side of the OLine too - too many penalties and Giacomini wasn't that much better than against the Colts when he was poor
SackExchange71 Icon : (17 August 2014 - 02:31 PM) Imo i still think howard is better then giacomini..Wish they never let him walk.Giacomini had alot of flags in seattle also
azjetfan Icon : (18 August 2014 - 09:33 AM) Howard recieved a huge contract in Oakland. Way over his actual value.
azjetfan Icon : (18 August 2014 - 10:08 AM) So did we make a trade for a CB yet?
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (18 August 2014 - 03:51 PM) Milliner did suffer a high ankle sprain, that sucks. could linger all year
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (18 August 2014 - 03:52 PM) I think Patterson sucked vs the Colts because he was injured, which he always is.
Mr_Jet Icon : (18 August 2014 - 06:49 PM) As much as people criticized Tannanbaum for spending too much. It's starting to look like Idzik is going to be too cheap.
Mr_Jet Icon : (18 August 2014 - 06:52 PM) You get what you pay for and when you let quality players go because you don't want to pay them, this is what happens. You're left with scrub players.
azjetfan Icon : (18 August 2014 - 07:55 PM) I'm still on board with the Idzik plan. Even with Revis and Revis we still are not going to the SB this year. But the down time sucks. If Milliner comes back healthy by week 3 or so we should be fine.
Mr_Jet Icon : (18 August 2014 - 08:18 PM) Regardless of our SB chances this year or next year. If Idzik keeps acting like a cheapskate and continues to let quality players go, we won't have to worry about winning much of anything this decade.
azjetfan Icon : (18 August 2014 - 09:36 PM) He wants to build through the draft. Not blow the bank on FA. I get what your saying but there is a balance and right now we are not one or two pieces away.
Mr_Jet Icon : (18 August 2014 - 11:00 PM) It's not about being one or two pieces away. It's about keeping the good pieces you have and building upon that.
Mr_Jet Icon : (18 August 2014 - 11:04 PM) But there is no sense in trying to build through the draft if he's only going to end up letting the good players he picks up go in FA after a few years. All because he wants to do things on the cheap.
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (19 August 2014 - 07:02 AM) FIRE IDZIK
azjetfan Icon : (19 August 2014 - 08:33 AM) out side of Revis who left we should have kept?
azjetfan Icon : (19 August 2014 - 08:34 AM) The Revis deal sucks but $16 million was too much for a CB and once he was gone he was not coming back.
Mr_Jet Icon : (19 August 2014 - 11:00 AM) Matt Slauson
azjetfan Icon : (19 August 2014 - 01:00 PM) Eh. I think with our current cap situation we will be able to retain guys like Wilkerson and whomever we want to keep. We are in a good position right now.
Mr_Jet Icon : (19 August 2014 - 01:49 PM) Time will tell.
Jetsfan115 Icon : (19 August 2014 - 02:00 PM) landed revis abck. got DRC, nope we take patterson who got owned and always hurt. milner always hurt. 3rd round CB done for season. were gonna get passed on all day
azjetfan Icon : (19 August 2014 - 02:44 PM) Yea the DRC bit makes me iffy
Jetsfan115 Icon : (19 August 2014 - 03:35 PM) better then patterson
azjetfan Icon : (19 August 2014 - 05:45 PM) No I mean the fact that he whiffed on him.
azjetfan Icon : (19 August 2014 - 05:46 PM) I'm not saying Idzik is perfect. I just like the direction we are heading. It's going to take some patience.
RetireChrebet Icon : (19 August 2014 - 06:27 PM) I like how our lack of secondary is the hot topic right now. The bigger issue is we still will not be able to throw the ball. We are not going to do much of anything regardless until we get a QB. Sorry for being so negative just my honest opinion.
RetireChrebet Icon : (19 August 2014 - 06:29 PM) With that said I think our running game with CJ and Powell will be top 10 or somewhere around there
Jetsfan115 Icon : (19 August 2014 - 06:35 PM) i have faith that if geno messes up that vick can come in and do well. but i have 0 faith in our secondary right now which has been our strong point for the past 4 years or so
MikeGangGree... Icon : (19 August 2014 - 07:35 PM) I agree 115. but the one thing is Rex has done some good things in the past with shitty DBs and still had a solid D going back to his years in BAL
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azjetfan Icon : (19 August 2014 - 08:26 PM) I assume we will pick up a guy after the cuts happen.
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (19 August 2014 - 10:14 PM) we'll see but I think we see better QB play than we have in a while.
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Posted 12 September 2009 - 05:14 PM

Father's drills helped turn Sanchez into NFL QB

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP)—Throwing footballs went hand-in-hand with multiplication tables for Mark Sanchez.

Same for batting practice or free-throw shooting. His father always combined sports with schoolwork, and it drove Sanchez crazy.

"Some of those pitches would stray a little bit, high and inside," the New York Jets' rookie quarterback recalled with a smile. "You'd get frustrated."

That was just Nick Sanchez Sr.'s way, routinely testing his son's mental makeup while working on his physical skills. History questions, spelling words— all fair game.

"It was anything that we had gone over during the week," Sanchez said. "It was almost like a pop quiz at all times."

Sanchez still laughs at the goggles his father made him wear, the ones with the strap on them so he couldn't see the basketball while he was dribbling. At the same time, Nick Sanchez would hold up flash cards with multiplication tables on them.

"It was little things that seemed weird at the time," Sanchez said. "You'd be like, 'This is stupid. Why are we doing this?"'

Nick Sanchez had done the same with his two older sons, Nick Jr. and Brandon, similar to the tough-love methods Earl Woods used on a young Tiger. The elder Sanchez is a fire captain for the Orange County Fire Authority and has been with Station 6—Mark's jersey number—for 33 years. As a firefighter, Nick Sanchez recognized the value in being able to think quickly.

"I was just shooting from the hip with all of that," he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "There were no guidelines, no blueprints. I just knew that regardless of where he was going to be in life, he was going to have to deal with pressure and adversity and remain focused."

Dad apparently knew what he was talking about. Mark Sanchez is preparing to become the first Jets rookie quarterback to start a season. Not even Joe Namath did that.

"It really paid off and when you get into tough situations where you need to slow the game down and people are interrupting your confidence, it takes you right back there. He had some foresight back then," Sanchez said.

Not that he always enjoyed those sessions.

"There's no doubt I was tough on him," Nick Sanchez said. "But if you talk to his brothers, they'd say Mark had it easy."

Nick Sanchez will be in Houston on Sunday, along with several other family members, to watch his son take on the Texans.

"I couldn't be more proud of Mark," the elder Sanchez said. "Mark was always special to us, as are his two brothers. He has always been able to capitalize on his opportunities."

Such as the three times he won elections for class president in grade school, junior high and high school. Or, when he transferred from Santa Margarita High School to Mission Viejo and became the starting quarterback under coach Bob Johnson. Or, even when he went to play for Pete Carroll at Southern California and sat patiently until he became the Trojans' starter—and ultimately the No. 5 overall draft pick by the Jets in April.

"I've always told Mark that there are kids that run faster, throw harder or farther," Nick Sanchez said. "But I also told him, 'Don't ever let anybody ever outwork you."'
Sanchez has yet to take a regular-season snap for the Jets, but he exudes a confidence that belies his age. Maybe that's because the 22-year-old quarterback has anticipated this moment for years.

"I felt when I was little that something great was always going to happen," he said. "Whether it was basketball, baseball, football or school, I just felt like something was going to go right."

He beat out Kellen Clemens for the starting job this summer and immediately earned the respect of his veteran teammates and coach Rex Ryan.

"He shows a lot of maturity for someone his age," said 37-year-old fullback Tony Richardson. "He's probably young enough to be my son, but he's the quarterback and the leader of this football team. When he says, 'Let's go!' it's time to go."

Sanchez remembers learning how to carry himself as a leader from former USC offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who made his quarterbacks shower before team meetings at 6 a.m.

"I thought it was the stupidest thing in the world," Sanchez said. "But he would tell us, 'All these other guys are coming in with crust in their eyes. You don't do that. You're a quarterback. You don't look like that."'

He also has also already endeared himself to his offensive linemen by surprising each of their wives recently with flowers.

"I came home and was like, 'What man is sending you flowers?"' right tackle Damien Woody said with a big laugh. "She didn't tell me the whole deal and she was kind of rubbing it in. Then I read the card and saw it was from Mark."

Growing up in southern California, Sanchez shared bunk beds with Brandon, who's living with Mark in New Jersey as his personal assistant. Above Mark's bed hung posters of John Elway, Dan Marino and Troy Aikman. He remembers looking at how they held the ball, and how his father told him to hold it higher.

"I would always point to the pictures," Sanchez said, "and he'd say, 'When you get there, I won't tell you to hold the ball higher anymore, OK?"'

Well, Sanchez is in the NFL now, and his father is still coaching.

"I said, 'Come on, Dad. You're killing me,"' Sanchez said, laughing. "I said, 'What about those posters? You said once I did that, you had to leave me alone."'

Sanchez will now be on his own poster, with countless youngsters hanging them in their rooms and dreaming of big things.

"That's weird, but it's something I've always wanted to have happen," he said with a huge grin. "It's pretty cool thinking about someone having my picture in their room and looking up to me.

"I just need to set the right example. And hold the ball high, I guess."
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Posted 12 September 2009 - 05:20 PM

That's just good reading right there.
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Posted 12 September 2009 - 10:15 PM

Ive got great feelings about him, although I said the same with kellen... beaten-32.png
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Posted 12 September 2009 - 10:21 PM

QUOTE (RaphAC @ Sep 12 2009, 11:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ive got great feelings about him, although I said the same with kellen... beaten-32.png


You got a winner brah, trust me.
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