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Sanchez declares no problem with Tebow’s goal-line work


During a live goal-line drill Thursday morning, Tim Tebow got the Jets into the end zone three times.

And you know who was fine with that? Mark Sanchez.

The Jets starter was supportive of Tebow’s two running scores and one pass, sounding comfortable up there on the high road.

“We got to get it in the end zone. I don’t care,” Sanchez said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “Whatever we have to do — and Coach [Tony] Sparano’s going to be the judge there on what exactly he wants. But if that’s what he wants and if that’s what puts it in the endzone, fine. We’ll drive it 99 yards and he can run it in. It doesn’t matter.”

Sanchez hasn’t always been so welcoming of his practice snaps going away, but wasn’t fighting it Thursday.

“It’s bigger than what one person on this team wants,” Sanchez said. “We really are in the business of winning and we have to be selfless, myself included. That’s the most important thing.”

That’s smart for him. He has to appear in control of this situation, if he wants to maintain control of his huddle.

At the moment, Tebow’s a curiousity and a change-of-pace guy. If you can manage that role, and the fan furor that will accompany it if he’s successful at all, there’s a way to make this thing work.

Sanchez not fighting it shows he understands that, and that’s a strong first step for him.

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19 Responses to “Sanchez declares no problem with Tebow’s goal-line work”
  1. qdog112 says: Aug 2, 2012 12:13 PM

    What a circus. Couldn’t happen to a better organization. It’s all self-inflicted.

  2. jetsarestacked says: Aug 2, 2012 12:14 PM

    what else is going on in the nfl? or are you guys only covering the jets as usual?

  3. pappert says: Aug 2, 2012 12:18 PM

    Just Because the situation is out of the ordinary doesnt mean it couldn’t work.
    Its always been a “team” game.

    If Tebow gets you in the endzone you give it to Tebow.

    As Bill would say, JUST DO YOUR JOB!

    I hate the JETS but you cant be mad at a Winner..

    So Be a Go Getter Or Get Got

  4. granadafan says: Aug 2, 2012 12:29 PM

    Sanchez is the good little soldier in public. Behind the scenes I’m sure he’s more than a little steamed about his stats being taken away. He was really efficient in the red zone. You think the Jets will remember this come contract time? Unlikely.

  5. ryaninbuffalo says: Aug 2, 2012 12:30 PM

    Jets would have to be near the goal-line to start worrying about goal-line work. Non-story.

  6. profootballwalk says: Aug 2, 2012 12:38 PM

    Sanchez – “I don’t mind being totally humiliated – not at all!”

    You take out your QB at the goal line, for a fullback? That’s all you need to know.

  7. nyjets1017 says: Aug 2, 2012 12:46 PM

    He must of counted that extension money last night

  8. billsfan27 says: Aug 2, 2012 12:53 PM

    You get the feeling that if/when Sanchez’s Jets career is finally over, he’ll have a lot of interesting things to say about his days spent in NY. None of them good.

  9. NoHomeTeam says: Aug 2, 2012 1:02 PM

    Sanchez not fighting it shows he understands that, and that’s a strong first step for him.

    A strong first step in becoming the starting QB on some team where he would, in fact, be an upgrade. There are some out there . . .

  10. paul82461 says: Aug 2, 2012 1:10 PM

    Who cares about the Jets, 8-8 at best, crap recievers, so -so runningback and QB with no confidence

  11. xsorethumbx says: Aug 2, 2012 1:22 PM

    Rodgers, Brady, Brees and Peyton are all cool with being pulled for their backups too. Just try it…

  12. cruuuzcontrol says: Aug 2, 2012 1:33 PM

    This is like twiddling your thumbs while Rome is burning down all around you. I’m starting to feel bad for Sanchez.

  13. ernie ernie says: Aug 2, 2012 1:51 PM

    Realistically, if you lead your team down field on a twelve play drive, getting hit and chased, in other words you did all he work, the the other comes in for one, three yard play and scores, guess who gets the coveted credit.
    On paper it may sound good but humanism says it won’t work over time. At some point you get it fed up and say, I’m the one busting my ass out here.

  14. jetshorty says: Aug 2, 2012 1:54 PM

    T he jets had the best td percentage in the red zone last year. Maybe they should let Sanchez practice throwing in between the 20’a.

  15. nfloracle says: Aug 2, 2012 2:01 PM

    If these guys can get it together like I think they can, Jets go 12-4 this year… and more.

  16. usmutts says: Aug 2, 2012 2:04 PM

    Sanchez is now officially the Rodney Dangerfield of Big Apple football, a title that used to fit Eli Manning. Manning now gets respect because he has taken his team to two titles. Sanchez will never have a chance to earn respect if his own coach respects a second stringer’s ability to score above Sanchez’s ability. It’s disrespectful for a first stringer to be taken out for the purpose increasing the team’s chances of scoring. Pretty soon the first stringer is thought of as the second stringer.

    I’m not a fan of Sanchez, and certainly not a Jets fan, but it seems to me that Sanchez needs to ask his agent to start pushing for a trade. Otherwise, he’s headed for a bad time.

  17. kgun80 says: Aug 2, 2012 2:37 PM

    12-4 really? Subpar Qbs, 1 WR , a Rb who has proven nothing! An aging D, half of an O-line . Realistically I don’t think they will win 7 games.

  18. randomguy9999 says: Aug 2, 2012 3:44 PM

    if they lean on Tebow to deliver at QB in any situation, they’ll regret it.

  19. j0esixpack says: Aug 3, 2012 1:42 PM

    I agree that this could end absolutely horribly for the Jets – and it couldn’t happen to a nicer organization.

    Either JUST Sanchez or JUST Tebow at QB isn’t going to end well. Denver couldn’t wait to get rid of Tebow at QB.

    BUT – I’m still in the minority of people who think that if they can both be on the field at the same time, with defenses having to account for Tebow and a possible pitch to him – followed by a run or pass – as well as accounting for passes from Sanchez, it’s going to keep some teams off guard and could result in yards, points and wins

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