The question is, will this be Mark Sanchez’s only pick of the game? He better hope so with his team struggling to score points against Pittsburgh. And that easily had to be a microcosm of Mark Brunell’s time with the Jets; he’s been the human equivalent of a hanky. Best part was when the video cut off, it was clear Brunell was asking if Sanchez had wiped a booger on him. Yes, Mark, he did.
With Monday night’s big matchup coming up between the Jets and Patriots, what better time than now to update you on the dating status of quarterback Mark Sanchez. The New York city heartthrob had been linked to reporter Lindsay McCormick, but they were said to be “just friends.” Sanchez also made fans swoon by recently saying the Jets are his girlfriend.
Both nuggets of info still didn’t stop Hollywood Life from reporting that Sanchez dumped girlfriend McCormick recently. Either their report is flat out wrong, or Sanchez and McCormick weren’t telling the truth to the press. Either scenario is entirely plausible, but HL is talking like the two were an item:
“They weren’t just dating, they were a couple. Mark told Lindsay he wasn’t seeing anyone else and she believed him. They were friends for years before they started dating, so she was shocked when he dumped her over the phone.”
I don’t know how much of this I believe, but let’s just say not much. The happenings of Mark Sanchez’s love life (outside of his girlfriend the Jets) matter little to me. However I’m not the one who matters here — we do this for the thousands of ladies who are interested in his status. And to those of you who were curious, if you do meet up with him, he probably is a single man … when he’s not watching game film.
While the Jets have been calling themselves “the Miami Heat of football,” I’ve been laughing at their bravado. Sure they have an excellent defense, but their Super Bowl aspirations are misguided. All along I’ve said that Mark Sanchez will hold them back and after the first week of the season it appears as if that will be the case.
The Jets lost on Monday Night Football to the Ravens 10-9. The only thing uglier than their 14 penalties for 125 yards were their passing stats. Second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez went 10-21 for 74 yards without a touchdown or turnover. No receiver had more than two catches and 18 yards. There’s a reason none of their receivers made it onto my fantasy team and this was it.
Granted, the Jets were facing one of the best defenses in the league in the Ravens, but less than 100 yards passing won’t cut it for a Super Bowl team. See, the Ravens were also facing one of the best defenses in the league but they threw for 248 yards. Baltimore has a similar amount of play makers on offense as the Jets, but the difference is they have a more experienced quarterback.
I thought Mark Sanchez played well enough for what the Jets needed him to do last year in the playoffs. I feel like Sanchez will be a good quarterback in a few years. But Mark Sanchez is still a young quarterback and a lot is being asked of him. His development as a quarterback is not at the same stage as the team’s defense. One is Super Bowl-ready, the other is still learning the league.
It may only be one game, and Mark Sanchez may still be good in time, but the Jets are not going to the Super Bowl this year with him as their starting quarterback.
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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez may have captured the hearts of the female population in New York, but it appears Justin Bieber has captured his. It’s one thing for Tom Brady to have the Bieber haircut. It’s another for a grown man to like him and attend his concerts. When Sanchez danced to “I’m Every Woman” with Bieber and Tina Fay on Saturday Night Live a while back, we could only reasonably assume he was pretending to like the song as a joke.
Apparently, that’s not the case. According to WFAN morning host Craig Carton, via Ben Maller, Mark Sanchez attended a Justin Bieber concert at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night.
Jets QB Mark Sanchez was in the crowd to see teen heartthrob Justin Bieber’s show at Madison Square Garden last night, according to WFAN. Morning host Craig Carton “reported” that Sanchez was in the crowd at the packed arena to see the 14-year-old sing. Earlier this year the Jets quarterback danced and sang along to “I’m Every Woman,” with Tina Fey and Bieber on Saturday Night Live.
I wonder if Sanchez was the only grown man with a five o’clock shadow amongst the crowd that wasn’t there to supervise his daughter. In fact, when I phrase it like that I kind of wonder if he looked like a perv. Marky Mark has Bieber Fever. Kind of has a good ring, no?
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez didn’t waste any time capturing the heart of the press and female population in New York during his rookie season. He further cemented his budding Joe Namath “Ladies Man” status with the ad he starred in for the Super Bowl. In case you missed it, Sanchez was in some sort of PSA called “CBS Cares.” Its objective was to raise awareness with women regarding heart conditions, from what I gathered. Anyway, here’s video of Mark Sanchez’s Super Bowl ad in case you missed it:
While Sanchez’s commercial didn’t touch into humor the way fellow quarterbacks Brett Favre and Tim Tebow did, Sanchez is already picking up brownie points with the ladies. Check out some of the following comments on YouTube:
Back in January, USC coach Pete Carroll had one of his worst moments as the coach of the Trojans, one that preceded several more of Carroll’s lowlights at USC. Carroll staunchly disagreed with quarterback Mark Sanchez’s decision to go the NFL and later backtracked after getting skewered for his lack of support. Now it’s almost a full year later and Mark Sanchez is the quarterback of a playoff team in the NFL, one that won it’s Wild Card game. Don’t think his chest wasn’t puffed out after getting the win over the Bengals — he used his place at the podium as an opportunity to get payback with Carroll:
Sanchez may think he got the last word because he won a playoff game but I’m adamant he’s still the weak link on that team. The Jets have the best defense and the best line in the league but they’re a good quarterback away from being a legit Super Bowl contender. Sanchez’s propensity for turning the ball over kills the Jets and that limits their offensive gameplan.
As far as the question regarding college coaches going pro (even if Sanchez was just joking), there will be a lot of talk about the failure most college coaches suffer when they go to the NFL. My answer to that is simple: where was Carroll before he went to USC? He was in the NFL as a head coach making him more of an NFL guy who went to college than the other way around. Seattle certainly is a project, but at least he picked the right division. If Kurt Warner retires, that puppy will be wide open and then Carroll may be laughing right there with Sanchez.
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Mark Sanchez and the Jets started off the year 3-0, with Sanchez looking like a polished, skilled quarterback. Because of the “poise” he displayed, he was crowned the “Sanchize” by the New York media. Of course that didn’t last much past September considering Sanchez had his first “let me remind you I’m a rookie” game in week four. Against the Saints, Sanchez had four turnovers including a fumble and interception returned for touchdowns. Mark had another clunker a month ago in a 16-13 loss to the Bills at the Meadowlands. Sanchez completed 15 passes in that one, unfortunately five went to the wrong team. He had an identical rate against the Patriots on Sunday, completing 12 passes — four to the defense. As if that wasn’t enough, Sanchez also fumbled. I’m not even exaggerating when I say that every time I looked up Sanchez was throwing a pick.
It doesn’t take an expert analyst to know that Sanchez needs to start throwing the ball away when nothing’s there instead of trying to force plays. He’s going through some serious growing pains and actually holding back a team that has a strong ground game, good offensive line, and solid defense. If there’s one thing Sanchez certainly isn’t short on it’s arm strength; the guy has a rocket and even chucked one around 70 yards on the final play of the game. Anyway, Sanchez now has 10 TDs against 16 interceptions on the season, not to mention three fumbles lost. While Pete Carroll’s words prior to Mark’s announcement appear to be prescient, it’s still Carroll who needed Sanchez much more than Sanchez needed USC. The Jets are the ones who have to deal with his development now.