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.

52 responses to “Sanchez, Santonio working out in Florida

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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

  4. “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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    Oh , LOL now THAT’S Funny !!!!!!!!!!!!! True Dat…

  5. “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.”

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

  6. 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?

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.”

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

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

    sanchize? Really? LMAO!

  14. 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.

  15. 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…..

  16. 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!!!!!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!”

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

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