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Sanchez, Santonio working out in Florida

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There’s nothing like the possibility of a run-oriented quarterback with accuracy issues to bring a team’s current starter and otherwise disgruntled receiver closer.

Mark Sanchez and Santonio Holmes are working out this week in Florida, in advance of the launch of the team’s offseason program, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Also working out with Sanchez and Holmes are tight end Dustin Keller and receiver Patrick Turner.  Running back Joe McKnight may be joining the group.

“Mark was in charge, everyone was listening to his instructions,” trainer Tom Shaw told Vrentas.  “Guys from other teams, too.  [Titans running back] Chris Johnson, Larry Taylor, who used to be with the Jets. Once we finished the workout for the day, Sanchez took over.  He was in charge of the whole offensive part.  He is working hard, and he’s doing everything he can to get better.”

Shaw downplayed accounts of past problems between Sanchez and Holmes.  “I know for a fact Santonio Holmes and Mark Sanchez are close,” Shaw said.

That’s a sharp contrast to the assessment given earlier this year by a guy who was in the locker room, running back LaDainian Tomlinson.  “It is as bad as I’ve ever been around, honestly,” Tomlinson said of the relationship between quarterback and receiver.

Regardless, the presence of Tim Tebow forces the two men to find a way to work better together.  Otherwise, Sanchez will be standing on the sidelines, and Holmes will be trying to catch stones that are skipping across the surface of a pond.

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52 Responses to “Sanchez, Santonio working out in Florida”
  1. RavenzGunnerz says: Apr 11, 2012 12:48 AM

    “I am a genius” – Rex Ryan

  2. drgfri says: Apr 11, 2012 12:48 AM

    Hey Florida parents, lock up your teenage daughters…. Sanchez has come to town.

  3. wadinmypants says: Apr 11, 2012 1:00 AM

    Sanchez is very scared. I see Tebow starting for the Jets by week #3.

  4. nukaten says: Apr 11, 2012 1:01 AM

    Lol. This is one of the spin-offs of bringing in some QB competition.

    Maybe there was a method to the madness from Tannenbaum and Co.

  5. eaglesnoles05 says: Apr 11, 2012 1:04 AM

    Rex Ryan quoted as saying: Mission accomplished + now we have a great goaline back for our trouble/cash.

  6. winninitall says: Apr 11, 2012 1:08 AM

    Big time jets fan. Just another story to get on PFT. Let’s just see it on the field.

  7. seanmmartin says: Apr 11, 2012 1:22 AM

    What if their helmets were stuck together in the photo?

  8. pappert says: Apr 11, 2012 1:28 AM

    STOP dogging Tebow PLEASE..

    he was 7 -4 ..

    that is the reality.. and another reality is Id probably take tebow over Sanch- EZ… they both wont win a superbowl but at least Timmy is entertaining while throwing bad..

    REAL TALK

  9. cruzp23 says: Apr 11, 2012 1:39 AM

    can u please update us on where every player is working out thanks

  10. trojan33sc says: Apr 11, 2012 2:00 AM

    “Otherwise, Sanchez will be standing on the sidelines, and Holmes will be trying to catch stones that are skipping across the surface of a pond.”
    *******************************************
    Oh , LOL now THAT’S Funny !!!!!!!!!!!!! True Dat…

  11. zinn22 says: Apr 11, 2012 2:53 AM

    “There’s nothing like the possibility of a run-oriented quarterback with accuracy issues to bring a team’s current starter and otherwise disgruntled receiver closer.”

    ——————————————————

    Doesen’t this describe Sanchez just as much as it does Tebow?

  12. ramjam28 says: Apr 11, 2012 3:01 AM

    Jets go 6-10 next year. Patriots all the way!!

  13. starvinharvin says: Apr 11, 2012 3:04 AM

    I think I remember that quote from before and wasn’t LT just talking about the Jets locker room in general and not the relationship between Holmes and Sanchez?

  14. norcalmafia says: Apr 11, 2012 3:32 AM

    The Jets are such a circus act.Its almost sad

  15. fijabbersman345 says: Apr 11, 2012 3:59 AM

    GQ

  16. bigwinintx says: Apr 11, 2012 5:54 AM

    Sanchez may finally see the writing on the wall.

    If he doesn’t produce, he’s bench bound and then Tebow Time starts in the Big Apple… Where some of the most ravenous fans alive will jeer this kid into retirement.
    Jets fans and Eagle fans are close to the same level of passion when it comes to their teams, and Jets fan is not going to take lame duck passes lightly, they’re going to jeer this kid into retirement or suicide watch!

    Anybody wanna bet that after his first two suckie games in a row he’s gonna wish he went to Jacksonville?

  17. cooklynn17 says: Apr 11, 2012 6:02 AM

    It’s like an episode on the Keystone Cops. I wonder how long that will last?

    BTW…They both need the practice.

  18. flyerscup2010 says: Apr 11, 2012 6:11 AM

    tebow blows

  19. Davo says: Apr 11, 2012 6:33 AM

    You know, to be fair, we hear this every year. Mark Sanchez organizes off season workouts, he’s in charge, he works hard. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the critique of Sanchez that he doesn’t work hard. It’s his ability to execute that’s the problem.

  20. rangenius says: Apr 11, 2012 6:37 AM

    Wow Florio hates Tebow.

  21. tapochau says: Apr 11, 2012 6:47 AM

    they should have done it last year

  22. sudz28 says: Apr 11, 2012 6:56 AM

    Is this to prepare for the fact that they’ll both be together in the Arena Football League within two years?

  23. mikebe1 says: Apr 11, 2012 7:03 AM

    Haha that’s my 2 quarterbacks ur talking about.

  24. truthhurtstoo says: Apr 11, 2012 7:03 AM

    I wonder if they are shopping for tube tops together? Ah, the jests…. always good for a laugh :-)

  25. 7to10for6allday says: Apr 11, 2012 7:05 AM

    Hahaha. Hope the jets are on hard knocks…..Sanchez is not getting better, he is what he is. Santonio still hates him. Only a matter of time before tebow is the starter. Best case, tebow is in 40% of the snaps bc Sanchez blows.

  26. vuudu says: Apr 11, 2012 7:05 AM

    Florio, we don’t say this enough, but that was a brilliant ending. At this moment, I think I have to say that it comes natural to you. A talent I will want to learn.

  27. jetfanfolife says: Apr 11, 2012 7:07 AM

    Mark was in charge, everyone was listening to his instructions,” trainer Tom Shaw told Vrentas. “Guys from other teams, too. [Titans running back] Chris Johnson, Larry Taylor, who used to be with the Jets. Once we finished the workout for the day, Sanchez took over. He was in charge of the whole offensive part. He is working hard, and he’s doing everything he can to get better.”

    ~
    This is EXACTLY what this Jet fan wants to hear. Keep it up. Prove the haters below that they were wrong about you, Sanchize.

  28. ermur22 says: Apr 11, 2012 7:30 AM

    And the Jets will still suck

  29. ravenator says: Apr 11, 2012 7:47 AM

    B-U-S-T BUST, BUST, BUST!

  30. truthhurtstoo says: Apr 11, 2012 7:59 AM

    @jestsfanfolife:
    Prove the (rest of the real world that actually use their brain) below that they were wrong about you, Sanchize.

    sanchize? Really? LMAO!

  31. socaljetsfan says: Apr 11, 2012 8:00 AM

    Tim is already making the team better

  32. hyperalgesia says: Apr 11, 2012 8:44 AM

    Tebow beat the Steelers in the playoffs with a beautiful in stride pass down the sideline. Just sayin….there is a stones throw of a chance that Tebow can hit Holmes someday.

  33. shackdelrio says: Apr 11, 2012 8:58 AM

    Sanchez: Santonio, can you explain to me the first item on your morning workout? What is Wake and Bake??

  34. tikibarbersthesaurus says: Apr 11, 2012 9:02 AM

    Jets’ Week 11 starter: Curtis Painter

  35. jet4evr says: Apr 11, 2012 9:11 AM

    Good chemistry needs to be established. To all the jet haters its funny how people rip these athletes. point blank you don’t have the skills to even compete on their level . True Sanchez isn’t great at this point but he deserves one more season to prove himself. So lets be real all haters you would choke in his position. To all those Patsy fans its great to watch all your fans talk trash. But the reality is you guys choke during the big games your runs are over.Its great to watch the patriots choke…….that’s reality ……..Go Jets……Jets….jets…..

  36. sj39 says: Apr 11, 2012 9:25 AM

    What brilliant analytical skills and wit you possess! You should be a lawyer.

  37. tunescribe says: Apr 11, 2012 9:32 AM

    I heard they all scattered after Sanchez overthrew Holmes on a fly pattern and broke a windshield in the adjoining parking lot.

  38. rajbais says: Apr 11, 2012 9:49 AM

    You see people!!!! A disgruntled quarterback and wide receiver duo can get along after their feud!!!!!

    The bottom line is that you do not need to make every locker room resemble PBS Kids or Nick Jr. program!!!!

    I hate that the media tries to make all these players look like a bunch of girls acting pissy and moody with sticks up their butts!!!!!

  39. patfic15 says: Apr 11, 2012 10:13 AM

    It is funny watching the constant reaching of this team. Almost sad. Still won’t be more than first round fodder next year…if even that.

  40. truthhurtstoo says: Apr 11, 2012 10:20 AM

    funny for the forever cellar dwellers jets fans doggin any other fan.

    Dude, hold your tongue till your weak franchise is over .500%

  41. electionconfidential says: Apr 11, 2012 10:28 AM

    Funny how quick those egos can be adjusted.

  42. jerrycola says: Apr 11, 2012 10:31 AM

    Holmes realizes getting passes from Sanchez is better then getting passes from Tebow.

  43. jagwar73 says: Apr 11, 2012 11:01 AM

    I’m curious to see how much better Tebow can be with a true number one receiver, someone who can get open. I guess he did have Brandon Lloyd during practice when Orton was the starter.

  44. cmdrsmooth says: Apr 11, 2012 11:31 AM

    But did Holmes and Sanchez share an ice cream together? What a non story, Sanchez does this every year, he always takes initiative to get the team together.

    If media really wants to start a fight, they should be asking why Tebow wasn’t there? Did he have a church commitment? Was he out of shape eating too many Tebow Sandwiches?

  45. RavenzGunnerz says: Apr 11, 2012 11:33 AM

    “Holmes realizes getting passes from Sanchez is better then getting passes from Tebow.”

    What passes?

  46. realdealsteel says: Apr 11, 2012 11:42 AM

    Sanchez can practice with Holmes until the cows come home. But Sanchez isn’t accurate, wasn’t ready when he came out of college (just like Pete Carroll said) and he isn’t a type shelf QB.

  47. buckybadger says: Apr 11, 2012 11:52 AM

    Tebow will get his chance but its Sanchez’s job for the next two years as his contract would dictate. Sanchez will never be Brees or Rodgers but if coached right he can win you some ball games. They also have to fix that locker room. Stop worrying about the press and running your mouth. That doesn’t help you win on Sunday’s. Seems to me the coaches that want to keep things silent and have a team that follows them with a quiet confidence have the most success, not the blowhards.

  48. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins says: Apr 11, 2012 12:00 PM

    Normal football fan: “Players are working out? Well yeah, it’s April. Some guys do that.”

    PFT: “Jets players are working out? By golly, this MUST be Tebow’s doing!”

  49. descendency says: Apr 11, 2012 12:07 PM

    Florida is a big state. Are they in the same part of Florida?!

  50. nyjalleffingday says: Apr 11, 2012 12:14 PM

    @Ravenzgunner

    Oh, the Browns, Texans, Lions, & Patriots can remember a few.

  51. ajg314 says: Apr 11, 2012 12:22 PM

    There we go! Glad you didn’t disappoint. A Tebow article that had another “objective,” snarky, and a very “professional” journalistic style to it.

  52. londonfletcher says: Apr 11, 2012 1:06 PM

    Wait…Football players are PRACTICING?? No way!

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