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Sanchez throws pick-six to Ansah on Jets’ first drive

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Lions first-round draft pick Ziggy Ansah got the preseason off to a fine start.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez? Not so much.

On the Jets’ first offensive drive of the preseason on Friday night in Detroit, Sanchez dropped back to pass and tried to dump off a screen, failing to see that Ansah was directly in the path of where Sanchez wanted to throw. The athletic Ansah picked off the ball and ran straight to the end zone for an easy 14-yard touchdown return.

If Sanchez wants to remain the Jets’ starter, he has to avoid mistakes like that. Geno Smith was already breathing down Sanchez’s neck, and these are the kinds of plays Sanchez can’t afford to make.

These are also the kinds of plays that the Lions were hoping Ansah would make when they chose him with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft.

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84 Responses to “Sanchez throws pick-six to Ansah on Jets’ first drive”
  1. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 9, 2013 7:55 PM

    Roflcopter

    All is well in New York

  2. jakec4 says: Aug 9, 2013 7:55 PM

    That was fast.

  3. vegaskid21 says: Aug 9, 2013 7:57 PM

    HAHAHA!!!!! Ahhh life is good

  4. webehighrollin says: Aug 9, 2013 8:00 PM

    Dear God,

    Please let Mark Sanchez be the Jet’s starting QB for the whole season.

    Regards,
    Everyone

  5. bennyb82 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:01 PM

    Looks like Sanchez is already in mid-season form. Might as well rest him now.

  6. 1oldpro says: Aug 9, 2013 8:01 PM

    He “earned” that start.

  7. loyalraven says: Aug 9, 2013 8:02 PM

    Mark Sanchez is the reincarnation of Kyle Boller lol @ the Jets

  8. prince1moose says: Aug 9, 2013 8:03 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. What a buster.

  9. jaggedmark says: Aug 9, 2013 8:03 PM

    Sanchez already in mid-season form

  10. Abattoir says: Aug 9, 2013 8:03 PM

    For a second there, I thought this was a headline from last season.

    Just a second…

  11. gloryfromheaven says: Aug 9, 2013 8:04 PM

    Well if you think turnovers will earn you a starting spot then keep doin what your doin

  12. dannyreneau says: Aug 9, 2013 8:05 PM

    I swear this crap writes itself. Wow.

  13. darkneptune73 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:05 PM

    Game 1, time is now ticking on Sanchez and Fatlard Ryan.

  14. Gordon says: Aug 9, 2013 8:05 PM

    Sanchez is already in mid-season form.

  15. multiplemiggs says: Aug 9, 2013 8:09 PM

    LOL keep the laughs coming. Sanchez and the Jets are winning the Super Bowl this year haha

  16. jiggy3198 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:10 PM

    Hahahahahahaha… 3-2-1 Gino time

  17. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 9, 2013 8:14 PM

    How does a rook go to the Conference Championship at QB and then follow it up with another appearance and then the whole thing just melt down?

  18. demolition510 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:17 PM

    J-o-k-e- joke joke joke

  19. gopblows says: Aug 9, 2013 8:18 PM

    Vick didn’t. He threw a pretty perfect 47 flick of the wrist bomb. Foles not so much, but he did make a pretty fumble.

    What qb competition?

  20. hatesycophants says: Aug 9, 2013 8:18 PM

    Ahhhhaha…. Awesome!

  21. egomaniac247 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:19 PM

    I have to admit it’s funny but he also just threw a 26 yard TD pass and went 10-13 for 125 yards in his outing.

  22. jgfromthenw says: Aug 9, 2013 8:20 PM

    The perfect start for the perfect loser.

  23. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 9, 2013 8:21 PM

    10 – 13, 125 yards 1 td 1 int. Not that bad of a stat line for the first game. Plus, he’s missing Holmes, Ivory and McKnight.

  24. newyorkshets says: Aug 9, 2013 8:22 PM

    The circus continues

  25. DonkeyStick says: Aug 9, 2013 8:23 PM

    jiggy3198 says:
    Aug 9, 2013 8:10 PM
    Hahahahahahaha… 3-2-1 Gino time

    The best part is that Gino is going to be just as much if not more a disaster

  26. ryann252013 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:24 PM

    This was pretty comical but he also put together a pretty good TD drive. But this is hilarious I’m a jet fan check out the instavid I couldn’t breathe!

  27. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:25 PM

    J E T S jets jets jets.!!!!! LMAO. LOL. LOL .!!!!!!!!! All season Long.

  28. abninf says: Aug 9, 2013 8:25 PM

    And Rex Ryan has a tattoo of this guy on his body for the rest of his life.

  29. ryann252013 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:26 PM

    Also lets stop the hate guys lets just enjoy the fact that footballs
    back!!!

  30. taintedsaints2009 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:26 PM

    Geno will get the job faster than I even predicted.

  31. broncosfinnawhoopdatbooty says: Aug 9, 2013 8:27 PM

    Dirty sanchez strikes

  32. emperorzero says: Aug 9, 2013 8:28 PM

    These are the plays the Jets were hoping Sanchez wouldn’t make when they made him the fifth overall pick.

  33. tbutler704 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:28 PM

    I bet Mark Sanchez smells nice.

  34. jr507 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:28 PM

    Michael David Smith hates the Jets so this will be the last post until something else goes wrong for the Jets. Make sure not to mention the 26 yd TD they just threw. Bias much?

  35. giantssb42champs says: Aug 9, 2013 8:30 PM

    Haha! This guy is such a train wreck.

  36. pinion8ted says: Aug 9, 2013 8:35 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 9, 2013 8:21 PM

    10 – 13, 125 yards 1 td 1 int. Not that bad of a stat line for the first game. Plus, he’s missing Holmes, Ivory and McKnight.
    ———————————————————-
    Whatever gets you through the night, Yets fans.

    By the way, Brady played his first game with a completely new cast of characters, and was the picture of perfection.

    Just sayin ;)

  37. kenstabler says: Aug 9, 2013 8:36 PM

    Deja Vu.

  38. fordmandalay says: Aug 9, 2013 8:37 PM

    Nice to see Sanchez is already in mid-season form.

  39. sillec28 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:39 PM

    In a world that’s constantly changing it’s good to see that there’s one thing that hasn’t changed – Sanchez’s uncanny ability to throw INTs.

  40. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 9, 2013 8:39 PM

    That’s gonna leave a mark….

  41. raymondtx says: Aug 9, 2013 8:41 PM

    Booooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

    Signed NYC.

  42. jets12 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:42 PM

    I know a lot of you are just itching to bash the Jets but he did put together a pretty good drive after the interception. But no mention of that. Are the Jets going to be a factor? Probably not but this is the first pre season game. Can’t some of you guys give it a break or at least be original in your criticism. How many “Boy the Jets/Sanchez are in mid season form” can you post. By the way did I mention its pre season?

  43. blackngold4life says: Aug 9, 2013 8:43 PM

    Kinda funny..the pick 6 makes it funnier but 10-13 ain’t bad

  44. irishnativeson says: Aug 9, 2013 8:45 PM

    While I can’t say I’ve enjoyed watching Sanchez’s excruciating degeneration as much as some obviously have. Believe me when I say, I thank the sweet baby Jesus now my Buc’s weren’t unfortunate enough to have a higher draft pick in 09 when we got Freeman at 17 the only QB’s before him were Stafford at 1 and Sanchez at 5 the next QB taken was Pat White at 44 That’s dodging a bullet and this ain’t the dodgin bullet bidness.

  45. birdmantd says: Aug 9, 2013 8:52 PM

    And then he led the Jets down the field for a TD. To simply say he “sucks” probably isn’t fair. He just makes too many mistakes.

  46. irishnativeson says: Aug 9, 2013 8:55 PM

    pinion8ted says: Aug 9, 2013 8:35 PM
    By the way, Brady played his first game with a completely new cast of characters, and was the picture of perfection.

    Just sayin ;)

    Against the vaunted Philadelphia Def. I had to look it up to see who their DC was.

    Just sayin $

  47. valhalla2013 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:56 PM

    Sanchise keep bringing the good stuff to PFT! Butt fumble will never be forgotten! And Rex keep on keeping it real! Love that organization, the laughter just keeps on coming!

  48. autumnwind999 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:57 PM

    I actually think Rex is a good coach, but I’ve said all offseason the Jets will be the worst team in the league this year. The cupboard is empty at every skill position on offense and the defense is at absolute best mediocre. I think if you’re talking worst teams this year it’s probably the Jets followed by either the Jags or, sadly, my Raiders, or San Diego.

    Clowney or Bridgewater, folks. Who ya got?

  49. nflpoker says: Aug 9, 2013 9:01 PM

    At least Sanchez is consistent.

  50. bucsfan5000 says: Aug 9, 2013 9:04 PM

    Roger Goodell: “With the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select…”

  51. bengalguy says: Aug 9, 2013 9:10 PM

    Nomoreseasontix……i see what you did there!!

  52. spedman24 says: Aug 9, 2013 9:11 PM

    10-13 125, 1TD 1INT — not bad at all. The pick scared me but he ended up putting it together. Good for him.

  53. kev86 says: Aug 9, 2013 9:21 PM

    Pick 6 is recipe for disaster most times. Team that throws one usually loses. Sanchez has gotta go.

  54. hehateme1 says: Aug 9, 2013 9:23 PM

    Ansah might be the real deal.

  55. jimmylions says: Aug 9, 2013 9:28 PM

    It’s only one play in a pre-season game, but I’m happy for Ansah! Welcome to the NFL!

    Jets fans … take a deep breath. This obviously isn’t what you wanted, but things have to get better.

  56. raiderapologist says: Aug 9, 2013 9:31 PM

    Sanchez is trying to steal Matt Flynn’s crown.

  57. jordanmc says: Aug 9, 2013 9:32 PM

    Why no Update on how he led his team for a nice TD drive after… Sure the guy made a dumb throw. He seems to always mess up the screen play… But give him some credit too… This is what drives most people nuts about media, you only tell what you want people to see!

  58. huhsj says: Aug 9, 2013 9:45 PM

    I like the defenders saying Sanchez threw a TD and looked ok later. That was against Detroit’s 2nd stringers.

  59. Brinke says: Aug 9, 2013 9:49 PM

    And all is right with the world.

  60. glazerh8er says: Aug 9, 2013 9:49 PM

    birdmantd says:
    Aug 9, 2013 8:52 PM
    And then he led the Jets down the field for a TD. To simply say he “sucks” probably isn’t fair. He just makes too many mistakes.

    ———————————-

    No, actually, he sucks. I think he was pretty much the worst QB in the league last year.

  61. themagicman1223 says: Aug 9, 2013 9:51 PM

    @irishnativeson Stafford is much better than Freeman

  62. peanutele24 says: Aug 9, 2013 9:59 PM

    HA!

  63. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins says: Aug 9, 2013 10:06 PM

    “It wasn’t a great throw, he never really got his feet set. I did like that he didn’t give up on the play and made it a foot race though. It’s gonna be a process, just gotta be patient and keep putting your best foot forward.” -Rex Ryan

  64. pinion8ted says: Aug 9, 2013 10:25 PM

    irishnativeson says: Aug 9, 2013 8:55 PM
    Against the vaunted Philadelphia Def. I had to look it up to see who their DC was.

    Just sayin $
    ———————————————————
    You’re right, the Iggles were just 4-12 last season.

    The Yets had to face a much tougher team with Detroit, who went, um, 4-12 last season.

    What was your point, again?

  65. blackhawks2010 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:35 PM

    Sanchez era ended 2 years ago……

  66. mylionsroaring says: Aug 9, 2013 10:56 PM

    That was more Ansah playing great, than Sanchez playing bad. Actually Sanchez had a pretty good game. Good thing the Lions rested Delmas and Bartell, and that a couple others of our backup corners were hurt. He may have thrown a couple more picks if they had been on the field.

  67. igotgamenj says: Aug 9, 2013 11:02 PM

    SAME OLD JETS !

  68. msclemons67 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:07 PM

    I can’t believe I’m typing this but I’m actually starting to feel sorry for Sanchez.

  69. richdaddy1231 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:45 PM

    Well at least he didn’t butt fumble

  70. besdayz says: Aug 9, 2013 11:56 PM

    Suck for Clowney time.

  71. johninthewest says: Aug 9, 2013 11:57 PM

    Tebow time!

    …oh wait he’s in NE

  72. stvang says: Aug 10, 2013 12:16 AM

    Well that escalated quickly

  73. pisano says: Aug 10, 2013 1:01 AM

    We saw tonight exactly what Sanchez does when he gets rushed, throws int’s, this will keep on happening if he doesn’t get all the time he needs, which isn’t feasible in the NFL. This was a little preview, and by the way, loved the girls headband, he looked real cute, also McElroy looked like the best QB tonight, in my book.

  74. jjbadd385 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:13 AM

    I have absolutely no interest in the Jets, since I pull for the Broncos, but I can say that Sanchez dont have alot of talent to work with on offense. I dont mean HIS talent, but the lack of talent at almost every position on their offense.. they didnt do very well in free agency and Sanchez will take the blame for a lot of things that wont be his fault this year….

  75. goldrush94 says: Aug 10, 2013 2:51 AM

    Championship.

  76. swaggyy says: Aug 10, 2013 3:10 AM

    Didn’t put enough hot sauce on that throw huh Rex?

  77. johanvil says: Aug 10, 2013 3:15 AM

    Hahahaha. You couldn’t make it up.

  78. guitarace2 says: Aug 10, 2013 6:29 AM

    Did anyone watch the press conference after the game by Sanchez? Seriously….

  79. giantsfan64 says: Aug 10, 2013 6:40 AM

    WHAT A TRAIN WRECK. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  80. skybox22blog says: Aug 10, 2013 8:41 AM

    Raiders, take Bridgewater. You HAVE to have a quarterback in this league. (hardest position in all of sports).
    Man, I feel bad for Jets fans. Neither like nor hate them but damn they get blasted for anything. It must be tough up there. Kudos for sticking with your team Jet fans.
    I kind of pull for them just so you get some reprieve from the media. Damn. Good luck this year. I unfortunatley think it’s 3-13. Sorry! Just beat Miami at least once.

  81. phinfan527 says: Aug 10, 2013 10:02 AM

    Why break old habits!! Keep it up loser.

  82. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 10, 2013 4:14 PM

    My man Ziggy is the ssshhhhhhh…….

  83. bighurt228 says: Aug 10, 2013 8:15 PM

    Different season……same result…………..!! The Not Yets

  84. libraves99 says: Aug 11, 2013 7:24 AM

    Let McElroy start better zip with boy

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