May 24, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during organized team activities at their training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
Here is just one snippet from the interview that I thought was telling:
Jason Cole: Of the interviews you've done the past few months, most of the questions focus on how you've handled the numerous issues that have come up this offseason. However, it seems the more essential question is what went wrong last season and what are you doing to fix that?
Sanchez: I think the most important stat line from last year was turnovers. So anything I can do to eliminate turnovers, that's what I'm going to do. That's why I called [Pennington].
You look at Chad and, number one, he has played for [new Jets offensive coordinator Tony] Sparano before, so that was natural right there. It made a grand slam [with] him being one of the most cerebral quarterbacks in the game the past few years, up there with Peyton Manning. [He's] a great decision maker, knows when to throw the ball away, knows when to check it down, knows when to take a sack, call a timeout, how to run a two-minute drill. He knows how to save turnovers and that's key to me. If we save four or five turnovers last season, we're looking at a different season and a different last three games and who knows.
I am highly critical of Sanchez and his lack of development in some areas, but this off-season I really get the impression that he realises that 2012 is a massive year for him. He really needs to make that jump this year, he really did improve in some areas last year, but his decision making, his accuracy and just the mental aspect of playing QB in New York still alludes him. So he turned to Chad, a player who excelled in those areas. I can't think of a better guy to turn to when you need to understand the game and break it down. It'll be interesting how much of a difference this makes and this is just another reason why I think Chad should be brought in as a coach.
Click the link at the top for some more insights into his footwork, decision making, the Jets flirtation with Peyton and eventual trading for of Tebow. Really interesting read into our signal caller.