Last year, Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez gave us color coded play calls. Now we have body language fines.
“Today, there was a play in practice when [Sanchez] screwed something up,” offensive coordinator Brian
Schottenheimer said Thursday via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “He kind of looked like it was someone else’s
fault. That’s a fine.”
As we saw during Hard Knocks, Sanchez seems to struggle with how to act like a starting quarterback. Or at least he doesn’t always act with the confidence that his coaches want.
Sanchez reportedly wanted to start the system. Backup Mark Brunell collects the money, which probably amounts to a couple bucks for a shoulder shrug or an exasperated eye roll. As Braylon Edwards informed us, Sanchez isn’t good enough to criticize his receivers yet.
Things would have been even worse if they fined Sanchez as a rookie.
“He’d be broke,” Schottenheimer said. “As much money as he has, he’d be broke with all the body language he had last year.”
Just imagine if the Bears did this on gamedays with Jay Cutler.