Mark Sanchez On Mark Sanchez
Posted 19 November 2009 - 02:07 PM
[b][url="http://www.thejetsblog.com/2009/11/19/sanchez-on-his-sunday-presser/"]Sanchez on His Sunday Presser[/url][/b]
Posted on November 19th, 2009 by Bassett [img]http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/07GQdBs2l9cEk/610x.jpg[/img]
Sanchez [url="http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/jets/jets-sanchez-says-he-goofed-by-reading-statement-1.1605408"]apologized for his Jaguars postgame presser yesterday[/url] to the New York media, chalking it up to youthful inexperience and an eagerness to credit his teammates and take the blame for the loss.
[indent] “I just changed things up a little bit,” Sanchez said Wednesday. “I thought I had everything figured out, of course, as a 23-year-old rookie would, but probably not the best way to go about it. It didn’t go over very well, so, trial and error and hopefully a one-time mistake.”
If we’ve seen anything, it’s that Sanchez is a quick study.
[indent] Sanchez said he sat at his locker after the 24-22 loss and wrote out his thoughts in anticipation of what he might be asked. He then went to the podium and quickly read from the sheet, rattling off specific key plays and offering a summary of what happened in the loss before taking questions.
“Once I got up there, I kind of got rolling with it and kept going,” he said. “I won’t do that again.”
The awkward moment rubbed some in the media the wrong way as Sanchez was criticized for appearing immature, disrespectful and unprofessional. After thinking about it, Sanchez said he was wrong to have a prepared statement.
“I answer the questions and you guys ask the questions,” he said. “That’s the rule. I’m not here to do your job, just like you’re not here to do mine. That wasn’t the most respectful thing to you guys and ladies. As much as I anticipate the questions and want to have an idea of what’s coming my way, it’s not my job to say, ‘All right, the press conference is over.’”
[/indent] [i]Apologizing for eating hotdogs and now for preparing statements? You have to feel bad for the kid. Still, Sanchez is extremely teachable, and seems pretty humble when it comes to “doing the right thing” … even when he didn’t really do anything that bad in the first place.[/i]
[i]I don’t know how most of the press felt about it at the time, but it was mentioned enough by enough people last weekend that folks clearly thought it was a strange way to start the presser.[/i]
[i]In theory, I don’t have a problem with Mark’s prepared words … Rex Ryan does it everytime he’s up there. When players are signed or drafted, they generally have some prepared statements. That’s not the problem with what he did. Where eyebrows were raised was when (1) it seemed out of character and disjointed for Sanchez, and (2) in some ways, dictatorial.[/i]
[i]I think Mark hit it on the head by saying that “I answer the questions and you guys ask the questions.” Still, it sounds like the intent was nothing more than wanting to credit his teammates for their actions, and point out his own mistakes. It’s not a big deal, he’s learned his lesson, and I don’t see it as something worth dwelling on.[/i]
[i]Moving along …[/i]
Posted 19 November 2009 - 04:44 PM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 04:50 PM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 04:59 PM
f*** the media. How you handle press conferences doesn't determine nor does it prove how good of a player you are. Once he starts rolling he can do something like this and no one will say a thing. I love how writers glorify themselves.
COMPLETELY AGREE with you there!
Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:20 PM
Posted 22 November 2009 - 07:15 AM
I really hate people like Mike Francesa who is all over Sanchez on everything he does calling him immature and shit for things that aren't really even bad. Its not like Mark is seen out there partying and or getting into real trouble. Big shit he was eating a hot dog on the sidelines, or how he did the press conference. Hes a rookie give him a break....
Journalists have to make copy in any way they can, and sadly this is one way of doing so. It's obvious it's a storm in a teacup, but if it fills column inches and becomes a point of discussion they won't hesitate to write it.