PITTSBURGH PA - JANUARY 23: Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets warms up prior to their 2011 AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on January 23 2011 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Jets West has come and gone this year, with relative obscurity. I really like that the players are quietly working towards the new season and the media availability to things like this, has become restricted. I know it may sound strange for me to say that, given the nature of my job here but the team always comes first and I think this is what this team needs.
However a few quotes did leak from an 'anonymous source", a player who attended the Camp with Sanchez and Tebow:
"It wasn’t really close. The way Mark was throwing the ball and performing. He is the clear cut starter," the source said. "He was throwing the ball well he had a good command of the playbook. Mark really ran things out there and with confidence. He acted and looked like the starter."
I don't think anyone will be too surprised that Mark looked better throwing the football in comparison to Tebow, and I'm not surprised that he 'ran things out there with confidence', after all it is his training week that he invented. Acting and looking like a starter is the main positive right there for me. One area of Sanchez's game that I have been highly critical of is his appearance when things are not going well, his body language, slumped on the sideline.
"Tim did well and everyone was impressed with him as a player and his physicality, but the way Mark showed his command of things and the way he was throwing, it was clear that he’s our man," the source said. "But there’s no doubt that Tim looked good [too]."
Unlike Santonio Holmes who recently commented that a two QB system can't work in the NFL, I think it can. So it's great to see Tebow also playing well and gaining the respect of his team mates. Mark is the QB, it really is as simple as that. We don't need to continue to question it as he is the guy. However I want all players on this roster making a contribution. If Mark can come out and deal with the pressure, not let his mistakes snowball like he previously has, and makes better decisions with the football we are good to go.
I think all fans want to hear when their QB is throwing well, it's a different environment behind closed doors in California than it is in front of 70,000 fans below freezing in New Jersey though.