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Report: Sanchez unlikely to play Week One

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Publicly, the Jets and quarterback Mark Sanchez continue to say nothing about whether his shoulder injury will cause him to miss the regular-season opener.  Privately, it’s looking more and more obvious that Sanchez won’t be able to play.

During Thursday night’s edition of Pro Football Talk (5:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN), Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that Sanchez likely will miss the Week One game against the Buccaneers.

If Sanchez doesn’t play, it means he can’t throw any interceptions to former teammate Darrelle Revis, who’ll now have to settle for giving rookie Geno Smith a baptism by blast furnace.

Look for the Jets to continue to stay quiet for as long as possible about Sanchez, if for no reason other than to keep the Buccaneers guessing about whether they’ll face Sanchez or Smith.

Even if they’re not guessing.

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18 Responses to “Report: Sanchez unlikely to play Week One”
  1. tolan04 says: Aug 29, 2013 7:46 PM

    Ge-doh!

  2. 950003cups says: Aug 29, 2013 7:50 PM

    What’s the difference who starts? Bucs will annihilate them either way. I guess if Sanchez starts, the Bucs D can drink 10 rounds of tequila during warm ups. If its Geno, they make it 11 tequila shots.

  3. scoops1 says: Aug 29, 2013 7:53 PM

    if he can’t start sunday…he shouldn’t start 4 days after that

  4. j3ts83 says: Aug 29, 2013 8:03 PM

    You do realize the line is -3 for the Bucs, right? Put your mom’s house on it. Oh wait… nevermind, you’re just another idiot..

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    950003cups says:
    Aug 29, 2013 7:50 PM
    What’s the difference who starts? Bucs will annihilate them either way. I guess if Sanchez starts, the Bucs D can drink 10 rounds of tequila during warm ups. If its Geno, they make it 11 tequila shots.

  5. 12thmanseattle says: Aug 29, 2013 8:07 PM

    Aaron Hernandez is also unlikely to play week one….

  6. spedman24 says: Aug 29, 2013 8:17 PM

    Sanchez WILL PLAY week 1. You heard it hear first. The Indian Chief has no idea what he is talking about. Before tonight’s game, Sanchez was throwing rockets all over the field, an injured QB couldn’t do that. He is tough and will play.

  7. spedman24 says: Aug 29, 2013 8:19 PM

    Anyone who thinks the bucs will “crush” the jets hasn’t been paying attention. Can’t wait for the Jets to be 1-0, so I could hear all the haters say, the bucs suck — wait till you play NE…

  8. mancave001 says: Aug 29, 2013 8:29 PM

    Simms looks like the best of them judging by his play vs the Eagles tonight. No lie.

  9. micknangold says: Aug 29, 2013 8:30 PM

    Florio…just admit you hate the Jets. It’s painfully obvious.

  10. jimthebuilder27 says: Aug 29, 2013 8:42 PM

    Is this even a big deal?

  11. steelerconsensus says: Aug 29, 2013 9:41 PM

    I bet they wish they still had Kellen Clemons.

  12. thegonz13 says: Aug 29, 2013 9:41 PM

    That’s GOOD news, isn’t it?

  13. jr507 says: Aug 29, 2013 10:28 PM

    I believe the bucs are a good team. I also believe in Bigfoot, the Easter Bunny, area 51, and that David Blaine is a real magician.

    I also believe that neither Florio nor Michael David Smith or Jim Nantz are biased against the Jets.

    And if you believe any of the above, you would be even dumber. Look at the schedule, Jets could easily start 3-2 in spite of the propaganda.

  14. firstand4ever says: Aug 29, 2013 11:03 PM

    The Bucs are going to be road favorites and the Jets will be home underdogs for this game regardless of who the Jets starting quarterback ends up being.

    The Jets,Jags and Raiders are universally accepted to be 3 of the worst teams in all of football in 2013.

    The story is that if Geno Smith gets the nod, Barring injury, You can’t ever go back to Mark Sanchez. You are going to be a bad team. You might as well take your lumps with the rookie. Is Geno going to be benched if and when he struggles early in the season? He just simply can’t be if you believe in him that is.

  15. bucsfan5000 says: Aug 29, 2013 11:12 PM

    BUTTFUMBLE

  16. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Aug 30, 2013 9:43 AM

    j3ts83 says:
    Aug 29, 2013 8:03 PM
    You do realize the line is -3 for the Bucs, right? Put your mom’s house on it. Oh wait… nevermind, you’re just another idiot..

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    Says the man failing to realize the line would be in the neighborhood of Bucs -6 at a neutral site, and Bucs -8 to -9 in Tampa. Jets are home dogs to a team most people think is about the 20th best in the NFL right now. All you REALLY need to know.

  17. iamjimcostello says: Aug 30, 2013 10:45 AM

    spedman 24 and jr507. You obviously are basing your “prediction” of the Jets beating the Bucs based on the pre-season and the power rankings. Bad idea.

    The Bucs are going to jam the football up the Jets wazoo all day long by running Doug Martin, with the occasional deep ball to Vincent Jackson.

    The Bucs defense will crush any hopes of the Jets running (#1 against the rush) and will force whatever joker is the QB to pass – BAD MISTAKE! That’s when shutdown city opens up with the Bucs monster secondary, ie. Dashon Goldson, Mark Barron and Revis.

    This game has lock written all over it. Jet fan will then spew his putrid vile back on his team, where it belongs.

  18. steelerben says: Aug 30, 2013 12:01 PM

    @iamjimcostello: Since we are dealing with doses of reality, the Buccaneers defense was ranked so high against the run because no one bothered running the ball against them, considering the pass defense was 32nd in the league. We will see how the front seven hold up this year with some improvements on the back end.

    I do, however, agree that they will be able to stuff the Jets run game. Mainly because the Jets have no one at running back that gives any impression that they will be able to move the ball.

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