After Sunday’s late push to put the Jets over the top, JP Pelzman writes for The Record that Mark Sanchez’s coaches are quick to point out that he needs to be in the present during the game, not the past.
The Jets’ quarterback said Wednesday that offensive coordinator Tony Sparano and quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh always remind him that if he hasn’t played well for most of the game, he must put it behind him.
Sanchez said, “There’s nothing you can do about that at that point. You have to finish the game. So we had to get hot. We had to kind of rally the troops there and figure out a way to win, and we did that. That was the most important thing. I’m glad we did it, but now, looking back, there are a lot of things we need to improve.”
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
The obvious question is ‘why does it always have to come so late?’ But better that it comes late then never at all.
The Jets can’t afford to get behind the Niners this weekend, if they want a shot to win the game then they can’t beat themselves like they almost did last weekend and they can’t afford to play unevenly on offense.
This weekend is going to be a real test for just what the Jets will look like going forward for the season. Darrelle Revis was the best player on this team, now Mark Sanchez has to be the best leader.