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Rex Ryan wants Jets fans to cheer Mark Sanchez

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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has been booed at home a few times this season, and with good reason. But Jets coach Rex Ryan thinks that’s about to change.

Ryan said that with the Jets having no margin for error against the Chiefs at home on Sunday, Jets fans will show their support. And he said he wants the offense to be introduced before the game so that there’s no doubt that the fans support Sanchez.

“I think our fans definitely understand where we are,” Ryan said, in comments distributed by the team. “We’re fighting for our playoff lives, so they understand that. Have we made it easy to be a Jets fan all these weeks? Probably not like we’ve wanted to, but again, the one thing they know from our team is you’re going to get everything we have. Is it going to be good enough? We think it is. Sometimes, it’s not, but we’re going to lay it out there for us and for them. I think that our fans appreciate that. The fact that we’re going to have a double-take on introducing the offense, I want everybody to know that Mark Sanchez is a pretty good quarterback. I think it’ll be good. I think it’ll be a shot in the arm when he comes out to a bunch of applause, because I think that’s what will happen.”

Jets fans want Sanchez to be more than just “pretty good,” but I think Ryan will get his wish and Jets fans will cheer Sanchez during pregame introductions. Whether the cheers turn to boos as Sunday afternoon wears on will be up to Sanchez.

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82 Responses to “Rex Ryan wants Jets fans to cheer Mark Sanchez”
  1. reasonsimadrunk says: Dec 9, 2011 6:19 PM

    Jets fans will happily cheer Sanchez… right after he stops sucking…

  2. pedroherce says: Dec 9, 2011 6:19 PM

    About that…

  3. ricardoheinze says: Dec 9, 2011 6:27 PM

    He’s a grown up and is being paid well to do his job right. Cheers will be heard when he delivers, and not before.

  4. mattsffrd says: Dec 9, 2011 6:28 PM

    nothing screams “good quarterback” like having to beg your fans to not boo him.

  5. jakek2 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:29 PM

    I boo Rex’s decision to announce the offense.

  6. deepseabreeze says: Dec 9, 2011 6:29 PM

    well rex, unfortunately its hard to cheer for the suck

  7. adderalljack says: Dec 9, 2011 6:31 PM

    It’s Rex’s world, and we’re just livin’ in it.

  8. bucks12965 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:32 PM

    When he stops sucking…they will cheer.

  9. headshot1189 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:34 PM

    This is beyond pathetic. Fat blowfish coach begging for fans to cheer for their over-rated, noodle arm QB. Mark must have really nice feet!

  10. gwhempel says: Dec 9, 2011 6:35 PM

    So which is worse/more pathetic: Daddy McCoy trying to fight battles for his grown-man, millionaire son; or Papa Ryan telling you NY bullies to stop picking on his QB?

  11. philyeagles5 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:35 PM

    Rex for one damn week, can you please just shut the hell up? you are a coach and you are constantly in the news. you arent a player and no one cares. just shut up plz.

  12. masochisticjetsfan says: Dec 9, 2011 6:36 PM

    As a PSL holding Jets fan, I will boo Mark Sanchez until he becomes a man.

    Brunell for President 2012.

  13. richm2256 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:37 PM

    “We’re fighting for our playoff lives”

    You mean there WON’T be a third Super Bowl after all?

  14. zinn22 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:38 PM

    I willccheer Sanchez greatly after he is cut. He see seems like a good guy. Just a terrible QB.

  15. rr2000k says: Dec 9, 2011 6:42 PM

    We have reached an all time low

  16. thridandlong says: Dec 9, 2011 6:42 PM

    Rex Ryan…lobbying fans for applause.

    Pathetic !

  17. trbowman says: Dec 9, 2011 6:44 PM

    Mark Sanchez is terrible. If he fell into any other situation, the team would have cut ties already.

  18. yordaddy says: Dec 9, 2011 6:46 PM

    Ummmm that’s not how it works Rex. Jets fans are not that stupid.

    First sanchez plays good then the boooooooooooooooooos stop

    Look at alex smith in SF

  19. IMG says: Dec 9, 2011 6:50 PM

    waa, the poor baby’s feelings are hurt, please cheer for him

  20. commandercornpone says: Dec 9, 2011 6:50 PM

    the little girls like snatchez. doesnt that count for anything?

  21. orthomarine says: Dec 9, 2011 6:51 PM

    Toez up Sanchize! Rexy likes you!

    Why is no one talking about the Jets new “no sock policy”?

  22. sf69ers says: Dec 9, 2011 6:52 PM

    They will cheer when you both leave the organization.

  23. bozosforall says: Dec 9, 2011 6:57 PM

    masochisticjetsfan says:
    Dec 9, 2011 6:36 PM

    Brunell for President 2012.

    __
    Shouldn’t your screen name be “idio-ticjetsfan”…because anyone who wants washed up Brunell to lead their team is most definitely stupid beyond repair.

  24. romeisfallingagain says: Dec 9, 2011 6:57 PM

    I don’t think any Jets’ fan will possibly feel the need to boo Sanchez this Sunday. I mean, they’ll be watching Tyler Palko in the same game.

    If anything can make fans with overly high expectations appreciate a halfway decent QB, it’s watching Tyler freaking Palko bounce around like a waterbug and fling mind bogglingly ugly left handed passes all over the field to nobody in particular.

    Worst QB in NFL history.

  25. nerdherd77 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:58 PM

    Jenny Craig wants low calorie foods to cheer Rex Ryan.

  26. nflsucker says: Dec 9, 2011 6:58 PM

    I guess Rex can’t see how he’s played such a foolish part in raising fan expectations. All those Super Bowl promises, and then such mediocre play. It’s not all Sanchez’ fault—the team did not get better (Derrick Mason anyone, while letting Jerricho Cotchery and Brad Smith slip away?) So watch what you wish for Rex, because if they don’t boo Sanchez as the face of the franchise, you’ll be next.

  27. otis52gsh says: Dec 9, 2011 6:58 PM

    Are you Ef’n kidding me? Please cheer for marky. Is he going to give him a make believe trophy for playing too. What a tool this guy is.

  28. realnflmaster says: Dec 9, 2011 7:00 PM

    @philyeagles5 you are one dumb reject.

    The FILTHadelphia eagles are in the news every week and they suck, and that fat drug emporium running head coach of your team is in it every week as well.

    umad your team sucks bro?

  29. oscojoe says: Dec 9, 2011 7:04 PM

    Yea okay Rex, and you want to play Pats in the playoffs as well.

    The problem is that Sanchez and your Yet’s won’t be there.

  30. maxvv says: Dec 9, 2011 7:07 PM

    philyeagles5 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:35 PM

    Rex for one damn week, can you please just shut the hell up? you are a coach and you are constantly in the news. you arent a player and no one cares. just shut up plz.

    ————–

    Dude, he’s not going out of his way to get in the headlines, at least not with a quote like this. He gives pressers, like every coach. The media just runs almost everything he says because he’s so high profile.

  31. bearsstillsuck says: Dec 9, 2011 7:07 PM

    nobody should cheer when sanchez comes out. not like he deserves it anyway.

  32. geniusfan says: Dec 9, 2011 7:08 PM

    Nobody is going to cheer Sanchez because he sucks.

  33. dynaco says: Dec 9, 2011 7:14 PM

    Where in the article is Rex asking, begging or pleading for cheers?

    Haters keep on hating and twist words into their own loosers lament.

  34. prmpft says: Dec 9, 2011 7:16 PM

    ..and appreciate his beautiful feet – er- footwork…

  35. sbxxix says: Dec 9, 2011 7:18 PM

    If “Wrecks” Ryan needs to shut his mouth. If the Jets don’t do better this year, pretty soon HE’LL need to be introduced before games.

  36. pnut87 says: Dec 9, 2011 7:21 PM

    They are cheering Mark Sanchez. “Sanchez SUCKS!!”

  37. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 9, 2011 7:22 PM

    Ryan & jets MUST do/say something each day to attract attention to themselves..Guess that comes from 40+ years of ineptitude.

    Funny, but 1 more loss, and Ryan will be booing Sanchez too….Face it rexy, he’s not an NFL starter,,,no more than a backup.

  38. mjkelly77 says: Dec 9, 2011 7:30 PM

    Rex sounds like some mommy asking the kids down the street to let her little crybaby boy play baseball with them.

  39. jetsblogger says: Dec 9, 2011 7:44 PM

    maxvv says:
    Dec 9, 2011 7:07 PM

    Dude, he’s not going out of his way to get in the headlines, at least not with a quote like this. He gives pressers, like every coach. The media just runs almost everything he says because he’s so high profile.

    —————-
    maxvv, I think you failed to realize that most members of this site don’t actually think things through and just post stuff online. The funny thing is that the reason Rex gets so much online traffic is because people read anything regarding him to slam him… but they are still reading all the articles about him. Now if I was to run a website that profits from the traffic it gets and if idiots kept coming back to it to make fun of Rex en masse, I’d keep posting articles about him too

  40. gb4mn0 says: Dec 9, 2011 8:05 PM

    This has got to be humiliating and embarrassing to Sanchez. Obviously, Jumbo the Dumbo Coach doesn’t have a glue.

  41. 6ball says: Dec 9, 2011 8:07 PM

    .

    The only fans cheering Sanchez live in New England.

    .

  42. bearsstillsuck says: Dec 9, 2011 8:14 PM

    Ryan also wants fans to stop cheering J E T S jets jets jets. its annoying, probably the dumbest chant in sports. and everybody already knows how to spell jets.

  43. packerhater says: Dec 9, 2011 8:17 PM

    Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overrated.

  44. mcjon22 says: Dec 9, 2011 8:19 PM

    Sanchez, BOOOOO! You suck! Get that Bum outta da game! Put Brunell in! BOOOOO!

    Come on Rex, you know what those Jet fans are gonna do and say after he throws that first pick.

  45. nyjetsmaniac says: Dec 9, 2011 8:25 PM

    Jet fans like myself want San-chez to throw TOUCHDOWNS Not Ints….

  46. jrs1972 says: Dec 9, 2011 8:32 PM

    I might be in the minority but I appreciate sanchez and hope he’s around for a long time!

    Yea, Im a pats fan.

  47. heisthejuan says: Dec 9, 2011 8:37 PM

    Way to emasculate your QB Rex. Those cheers are going to ring a bit hollow after Rex the den mother had to tell everyone to do it.

  48. imag3d says: Dec 9, 2011 8:46 PM

    I never knew Rex could be so funny..

  49. rcali says: Dec 9, 2011 8:53 PM

    Don’t understand the hate towards Rex. I guess everybody wants the league filled with 32 Belichick’s who say nothing, are sore losers, and call everyone stupid through demeanor and words. From an outsiders point of view, I’ll take entertaining coaches who at least coach their team to the playoffs.

  50. otis52gsh says: Dec 9, 2011 8:57 PM

    @ packerhater

    @packerhater

    Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overrated. ——————————————————–So this is how Brent farve spends his time now. This is about the Jets you loser. Move out of mommys basement and get a life. I would love Aaron leading my team, and I’m a bears fan you Richard.

  51. cliverush says: Dec 9, 2011 8:58 PM

    Ryan is right. He is trying to stick up for his QB during a playoff hunt. Attempting to instill confidence in the players is his job. The fans are rough in the NYC area, as we all know and expect. One thing is for sure, the kid is not a quitter. I hate the Jets but fair is fair and the coach is doing the right thing.

  52. jetsarestacked says: Dec 9, 2011 9:05 PM

    couple of thoughts

    1) crazy thing about sanchez is that by season’s end he will have decent stats that most people would gladly take from a 3rd year qb.

    2) you guys realize that rex was asked a question about sanchez being booed, right? you geeks act likes he calls press conferences and just goes off on rants about stuff. he usually is just answering questions and saying 100% what’s on his mind?

    you jet haters seriously need to get lives.

  53. johnnyuminus says: Dec 9, 2011 9:09 PM

    Rex Ryan is exposing his lack of leadership by blaming on the fans. Instead, Rex should either move over or provide Sanchez with a new offensive coordinator.

  54. tikibarbersthesaurus says: Dec 9, 2011 9:10 PM

    Mark Sanchez’s base salary for the 2011 season is $14,750,000.

    That is all.

  55. lostsok says: Dec 9, 2011 9:11 PM

    Odd. I expected Rex to demand that Sanchez be named Super Bowl MVP.

  56. thelionsrgreat says: Dec 9, 2011 9:19 PM

    @packerhater

    Now we know what brent farve is doing with his extra time. Way to stay on topic. I would take the packers qb on my team in a heartbeat, and im a loins fan. You obviously know nothing about football, or are just an idiot. But down the xbox controller and get a life.

  57. cadan24 says: Dec 9, 2011 9:27 PM

    He doesnt need to win a SuperBowl trophy….Rex is gonna give him a nice big participation one at the end of the year banquet like Pop Warner

  58. oxycode30 says: Dec 9, 2011 9:31 PM

    Sanchez sucks. One wonders if he isn’t playing simply as some secret league mandate to help win over the Latino community… or some form of affirmative action.

  59. azusadave says: Dec 9, 2011 9:38 PM

    Will Rex be bringing the team juiceboxes for halftime and giving everyone a certificate of participation after the game?

  60. nyhealingpoints says: Dec 9, 2011 9:48 PM

    You guys are a bit silly I think. Mark is very good, he has been nothing but great in the playoffs and has ten comeback victories and one of the best 4th quarter quaterback ratings in the NFL. Those are all important stats. He also has a very respectable 19 td and 11 pics.

    I actually feel bad for all you dudes waisting your time critiquing mark Sanchez. But maybe I should worse for myself waisting my time defending him to poeple who can’t live in a world without the need to feel someone must be sucking worse than them.

  61. gb4mn0 says: Dec 9, 2011 9:54 PM

    packerhater says:
    Dec 9, 2011 8:17 PM
    Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overrated.

    ——————————————–

    LMAO!

    Gee I guess since the Packers won Super Bowl 45 with 15 starters on IR including their #1RB, #1TE #1OL and lost their #1CB for the entire 2nd half of the game just proves your point. And Rodgers winning the SB MVP award was all a conspiracy?

    Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you hadn’t been victimized neurologically because your parents are siblings?

  62. dynaco says: Dec 9, 2011 10:03 PM

    The combo of Rex and Sanchez has brought 6 playoff games into my home the past two years.
    I can’t think of any Jet coach/qb combo who’s done better in the post season.

    Therefore, until something better comes along my vote is for Fatman and Robin!!!

    As the Jets keep winning, the little wiggly squiggly haters are squirming in their little holes waiting for them to miss the post season.

    Such pathetic losers!!!

  63. abninf says: Dec 9, 2011 10:05 PM

    I cheered for Sanchez when I saw him on the cover of Seventeen magazine.

  64. 2ndaryinsanity says: Dec 9, 2011 10:19 PM

    And I want to win the lottery and date a supermodel….

  65. descendency says: Dec 9, 2011 10:38 PM

    I cheer for him…

    But im a patriots fan, lol.

  66. MadDog Rickles says: Dec 9, 2011 10:54 PM

    yay.

  67. dlk47823 says: Dec 9, 2011 11:14 PM

    Go ahead and hate the kid like you haters do, but he just became the 4th quaterback in NFL history to win his 30th game in his 1st 3 seasons. What does a good qb do? Win…..

  68. CKL says: Dec 9, 2011 11:36 PM

    I’m sure RR meant well but ugh…what a disastrous thing to ask.

  69. mazenblue says: Dec 10, 2011 12:28 AM

    Just love the mention of sanchez’s comebacks and playoff victories. As if the rest of the team had nothing to do with it.

  70. ermur22 says: Dec 10, 2011 12:38 AM

    No one will cheer for him when he comes out cause we’re all still in the parking lot….and we will boo until he can show he is a capable QB

  71. icancountcanyou says: Dec 10, 2011 1:05 AM

    Yeah, Rex wants etc, etc, – but what does Namath think? We really need to know what Mr More Picks than TD’s Losing Record Pantyhose thinks of Sanchez before we can decide.

  72. djaehne says: Dec 10, 2011 1:12 AM

    Sounds like NY whining to me. That or Rex has
    been sniffing the inside of Sanchez’s shoes again.

  73. grannyvi4 says: Dec 10, 2011 1:14 AM

    OMG…that’s like putting a meaty bone in front of a dog and asking him NOT to take it. Really???

    I think Ryan just about guaranteed Sanchez will be booed as the offense is introduced on Sunday.

  74. grannyvi4 says: Dec 10, 2011 1:22 AM

    Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.
    Packerhater:
    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overrated.
    —————————————————-
    Are you kidding me????? As a Vikings fan, I HATE the Pack, but to say that Aaron Rogers is overrated…what football games have you been watching this year? I hate to do it, but I gotta give Rogers his props. I just hope he keeps grounded and doesn’t fall into the diva-ish behavior of his predecessor.

  75. dudeicle says: Dec 10, 2011 4:32 AM

    “The fact that we’re going to have a double-take on introducing the offense ”

    what does that mean????

  76. monropoobah says: Dec 10, 2011 5:23 AM

    they were doing this to eli manning a few years ago…
    sanchez is playing in the average range and may still move forward. the guy is still growing up basically.
    2 basic things bother me. one, lttle things like the cute jets mouthguard suggest he isn’t grown up enough to get it and may have a way to go.
    and the psychology of the team seems to be such that you have to suck first and then recover. a lot of that comes off sanchez i believe. (“oh it seemed so hopeless but they came back!”) end of game end of season. that can work for a while but can never ‘get you over the top’.

  77. haywoodjablomee says: Dec 10, 2011 8:19 AM

    Whaaat? Rex doesn’t want Jet fans to act like Jet fans?

  78. patssuck7 says: Dec 10, 2011 8:46 AM

    I have cheered for Richard Todd, Ken Obrien, Ray Lucas, Quincy Carter, Vinny Testerverde, Brett Favre, Chad Pennington, Kelly Clemens just to name a few. How about you focus on getting back to the AFC Championship and playing two halves of football, and stop asking for cheers over boos. It comes with the territory Mr. Ryan, so pull the wooby out of Mark’s mouth and tell him this is a man’s game. Don’t worry about the fans and focus on winning. BTW…I have your defense for Fantasy Football and I hope Bart Scott could make a showing this week. And to think, we passed on Ray Lewis…

  79. dynaco says: Dec 10, 2011 8:57 AM

    descendency says:
    Dec 9, 2011 10:38 PM
    I cheer for him…

    But im a patriots fan, lol.

    ————————————————-
    You must have been happy in last years playoffs!

  80. brutus9448 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:24 AM

    the only thing I want for x mas is the jets out of the playoffs so we don’t have to listen this fat mouth for 7 months.

  81. brutus9448 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:26 AM

    rex ryan wins the superbowl every year in his own mind

  82. richm2256 says: Dec 10, 2011 1:25 PM

    Memo to all you Yets fans defending Sanchez…..

    In Tom Brady’s third season, he won his second Super Bowl.

    Just sayin’

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