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Did Mark Sanchez blow his big chance?

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09:10 AM ET 08.18 | A command performance from Mark Sanchez, who completed his first five passes in the Jets' 37-13 victory, very well could have reduced Smith's chances to win the job to little more than a Hail Mary by those powers-that-be desperate to throw Jets fans a bone of hope for a better tomorrow. By the same token, Sanchez had to recognize that yet another lapse in the critical ball-security department would embolden the Smith supporters plotting his demise and open the door to an 11th-hour coup d'tat. It is always better, for the sake of your team, to have your starting quarterback in place in the all-important third preseason game. It is also important to be right. It remains difficult to champion Sanchez's cause. Ryan can't possibly trust him the way he once did, especially with his own neck on the line. But he will need a reason to trust Smith as well, and he doesn't have it right now. It's just there remains this morbid sense that though Sanchez presumably leads the race run against a gimpy rookie, he is still a good bet to drop the ball.

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August 18, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Don't Leave It To Chance, Bro.

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August 18, 2013  09:23 AM ET

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

Starting Mark Sanchez - INSANE

August 18, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Maybe Geno Smith Is not the answer but don't they already know that sanchez isn't the answer...why not try to move forward and grow with the rookie?

August 18, 2013  09:43 AM ET

Even when he wins he loses, what's with that?

August 18, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Sanchez, Ryan; apple doesn't fall far from tree

August 18, 2013  09:56 AM ET

It's not good when the home town paper (and I use that term loosely) throws you under the bus.

August 18, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It's not good when the home town paper (and I use that term loosely) throws you under the bus.

It's a Murdoch paper, so tabloid would apply.

August 18, 2013  09:59 AM ET

"Big Chance"

Is that Sexy Rexy's nickname?

August 18, 2013  10:19 AM ET

looks like the Jets are going to suck again

August 18, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

looks like the Jets are going to suck again

hehehehehe

August 18, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

looks like the Jets are going to suck again

I believe you meant to say "still" Mangler

August 18, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

looks like the Jets are going to suck again

It's too bad....would like to see them give NE some competition.

August 18, 2013  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

It's too bad....would like to see them give NE some competition.

Now THIS is funny!!

August 18, 2013  10:28 AM ET

Revised Headline: "Did Mark Sanchez blow ...?"

August 18, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

It's too bad....would like to see them give NE some competition.

We've missed you both. ;-)

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August 18, 2013  10:38 AM ET

20

August 18, 2013  10:38 AM ET

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August 18, 2013  10:44 AM ET

All this and they won the game. Tough crowd:)

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