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Mark Sanchez: Jets at fault for Tim Tebow hype

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07:51 AM ET 04.20 | Mark Sanchez stepped out of character for a few telling moments earlier this week, revealing what just about everyone else around him had believed for the better part of a year: The Jets contributed to the hype surrounding Tim Tebow's presence on the team as much as anybody else last season. "I just don't know if it was the best situation for either of us," Sanchez said of playing amid Tebowmania on Fox Sports Radio's "Petros and Money" show this week. "But you play with the cards you are dealt with and do the very best you can." Sanchez, of course, was absolutely right. Tebow's arrival stunted the growth of both quarterbacks as it triggered one of the most bizarre non-competitions in league history. Owner Woody Johnson, who made it clear during training camp that "(the Jets) are in the media business," contributed to the unnecessary chaos in training camp by allowing ESPN to open up a de facto Cortland branch to document Tebow's every move.

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Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Rex Ryan, Getty Images Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Rex Ryan, Getty Images
April 20, 2013  08:34 AM ET

When all else fails, blame the media.

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April 20, 2013  08:51 AM ET

The first week of OTAs hasn't ended yet and already the Jets circus is in full swing. What are they going to do for an encore?

April 20, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Rex says they're going to win the SB this year!

April 20, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Rex says they're going to win the SB this year!

Rex says that every year.

April 20, 2013  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Rex says they're going to win the SB this year!

Maybe on Play Station.

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April 20, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If they draft Mantai te o......I might have to abandon ship

<considers this possibility>

Outstanding!!

April 20, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If they draft Mantai te o......I might have to abandon ship

I think the ship sunk quite awhile ago.

April 20, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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If they draft Mantai te o......I might have to abandon ship

He would fit right in.

April 20, 2013  10:23 AM ET

Woody brought in Tebow to sell out the stadium, help sell more merchandise, and increase tv viewership. Tebow actually playing would be a bonus.

April 20, 2013  10:43 AM ET

Hey Mark if last year was an example of "your best" get a clip board and take a seat

April 20, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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Hey Mark if last year was an example of "your best" get a clip board and take a seat

BUTTFUMBLE!!!

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April 20, 2013  11:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

BUTTFUMBLE!!!

Yes, it never gets old.

April 20, 2013  11:54 AM ET

I seem to recall thinking Sanchez was a bust before Tebow ever got there.

April 20, 2013  11:55 AM ET

Poor Sanchez, he never learns and keeps running into the same guy.

April 20, 2013  11:55 AM ET
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I seem to recall thinking Sanchez was a bust before Tebow ever got there.

Like all USC QB's, vastly overrated and never produce.

Seems to be a bit of a pattern.

April 20, 2013  11:55 AM ET

How many games did jets win with Sanchez as qb?
What was his completion ratio and number of interceptions?
What was his yearly qb ratio?

From the numbers I saw, he should be on the practice squad or riding the backup bench. Not earning millions and blaming everybody else for his failures.
I personally think there should be serious qb competition , with the loser riding the pine.

 
April 20, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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How many games did jets win with Sanchez as qb?What was his completion ratio and number of interceptions?What was his yearly qb ratio?From the numbers I saw, he should be on the practice squad or riding the backup bench. Not earning millions and blaming everybody else for his failures.I personally think there should be serious qb competition , with the loser riding the pine.

Given the lot of QB's in New York for the Jets, he's simply the tallest midget.

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