Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is running his “Jets West” camp for teammates to get some summer work together in Mission Viejo, California, this week, and he’s keeping it private. Very private.
Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reports that Wednesday’s workout was guarded by five uniformed Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies, one of them openly sporting a shotgun, with several plainclothes officers at the entrances as well. Perhaps Sanchez got the security because he thought the camp would be mobbed by spectators, but that wasn’t the case — the police officers outnumbered the people trying to get in.
Jets tight end Dustin Keller said Sanchez wants to make sure everyone can give football their undivided attention after a disappointing season both on the field and in the Jets’ easily distracted locker room.
“Mark just wanted to keep the distractions out,” Keller told the Post. “After what happened last year, he wants all of us totally focused on football and the job at hand.”
And that meant having police officers on the job of keeping everyone else out.