Mark Sanchez 3-year Contract Extension, QB Mark Sanchez received a three-year contract extension from the New York Jets. With Sanchez’s deal in place, the Jets have also dropped out of the Peyton Manning sweepstakes.
The team announced the extension for Sanchez Friday night. GM Mike Tannenbaum said the Jets “looked at” pursuing Manning but ultimately decided to keep Sanchez, who was New York’s first-round draft pick in 2009.
“When a first ballot Hall of Fame quarterback becomes available,” Tannenbaum said, “you look into it.”
Sanchez led the Jets to the AFC Championship game in his first two seasons, but the team struggled in 2011, finishing with a middling 8-8 record. The pursuit of Manning did not bother Sanchez.
“This is a business, and the team has an obligation to consider all of its options,” Sanchez said. “I’m excited they believed in me, and I’m the guy they want to move forward with in the future. I really didn’t think too much into it.”
New York is still looking for a backup quarterback after Mark Brunell parted ways with the team.
Eliza Kruger Pictures, Last week, the name of Eliza Kruger meant nothing to anyone. This week, the 17-year-old blonde is in the center of the biggest scandal of this week the media and has the pictures of the girl controversy.
For those of you who are unaware, Eliza Kruger caught the attention of the media when he told Deadspin.com that he joined the New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. She sent the photos, he gave several accounts of his meeting with Mark and then decided he wanted nothing to do with the public the story goes. Well, needless to say no.
Most people are familiar with the story behind what happened with the Jets QB and the daughter of Konrad Kruger, but everyone wants to see more pictures of the girl’s creation in fashion.
Therefore, take a look at the pictures above and tell us if you want to risk ruining his career for a couple of wet nights with a high school student.
Of course, what we did together was not illegal (like Eliza so conveniently brought to Mark when we met), but definitely not worthy of praise.
Do you think it was a mistake from Mark Sanchez to connect with Eliza Kruger (note to all the ring on her engagement finger in that last photo? Rare!)?
Let me take 5 secs to be an unbiased NFL enthusiast and not a really one-sided Dolphins enthusiast.
This was a extraordinary match. The Dolphins and Jets both have excellent Defenses, but Sanchez and Henne torched them. I said this last year and will carry on saying this: if you care about the NFL, if you like excellent QB play and good rivalries, then you’ll love seeing Sanchez vs. Henne two times a year for the next 10 years (and maybe even 3 times, like this year is a likelihood)
Additionally, Brandon Marshall was BEASTING it up for my dream team, getting me the W so far.
Then there’s the Jason Taylor subplot, exagerrated. He had one sack, then had a bland celebration.
Brandon Marshall: It was just a reading of body language, which is often unfair when you can not hear a word and can only see a face when the cameras capture, but it looked from the start in the game Sunday night that Brandon Marshall I was not happy.
Had not seen much of the ball had not seen his team succeed, even when the Dolphins scored their first touchdown, Marshall was enthusiastic about returning to the sideline.
It’s a difficult situation, knowing that quite possibly the best player on the field, but are not given enough opportunities to make an impact, especially in a game that was in the 3-0 game against a hated rival.
If this is the frustration and anger from Marshall in the first quarter and a half of football, never have that feeling again. Not in a Dolphins uniform, anyway. Not after the screen went to the rest of the game in the 31-23 defeat to the Jets.
Marshall was the playmaker these dolphins had been waiting for and badly needed. He plays when he plays simple open and spectacular when covered, even throwing in a robbery of one hand while he was off the field.
On the basis of your resume, we already knew Marshall would be great. Which was confirmed on Sunday is that he is so good that football can force its direction, even when the defense is trying to convince you otherwise, and the Dolphins will be better for him.
No need to wait. No need to soften up the defense to go in other directions. No need to pick up points when it comes to Marshall.
He should be specific early, often, almost always.
There is a reason that has the NFL record for most balls caught in a game. He just finds a way.
It was never more evident than when Chad Henne threw the ball 40 yards down the field to Marshall, who was a Jets defender in front of him and another near one of these back. Marshall set the flight of the ball, jumped, twisted his body and caught the ball between two defenders before landing on his back.
It was the most effective way Marshall said, “ Dang Gimme the ball.”
The most encouraging of all this, aside from the obvious fact that dolphins can boast one of the most effective weapons in football, is that after the first 20 minutes or so of virtually ignoring Marshall (which was attacked a once in the first quarter of zero catches), and the Dolphins Henne acknowledged they had.
You could almost see the confidence as the game is built on the fly. Henne, who started the game for the overthrow of the striatum, and open Brian Hartline, it took a while to find any rhythm on Sunday. There was little to do with the defense of the Jets, either. It seemed more Henne and his receivers were simply out of sync.
But soon after, Henne began relying on his moves. First Davone Bess. Then Hartline. Then Marshall. Marshall and again. Marshall and again.
For a while, it seemed an attack by the Dolphins in passing that had been somewhat lacking in the first two games and the start of it was legitimate.
And it was by Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis had disappeared, either. In fact, Marshall and his fellow receivers were not always open. Released after the shooting, Henne simply chosen the player who was single deck and threw the ball in that direction. That meant that the recipient was responsible for finishing. And more often than he did. And more often than any other, Marshall.
In the end, with the Dolphins of a disadvantage than eight years, Marshall got his team in scoring position with another impressive game. But with the ball near the end zone, the Jets finally went to the extreme of not leaving Marshall to finish the job. And no one else could, so the Dolphins lost their first game of the season.
That meant 10 receptions, 166 yards and a touchdown were not enough.
If dolphins goal most often at the beginning of the game, there is the possibility of this ending could have been different. And that could be the most important lesson emerging from this bitter loss.
Next time, do not waste your time. Get the ball to Marshall before, when there is despair. Get the ball to Marshall often, until the defense is forced to change game plans midway through the contest. Get the ball to Marshall to open the race, or open Hartline and Bess.
If Sunday night was any indication, it will work. Marshall should not feel frustrated more. Maybe then the Dolphins will not feel frustrated, either.