• Sanchez throws pick-six to Ansah on Jets’ first drive

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Aug 10, 2013
    The New York Jets quarterback competition between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith got off to a rocky start on Friday when Sanchez tossed a pick-six to Detroit Lions first-round defensive end Ziggy Ansah on the team's fourth offensive play of the preseason. On the Jets’ first offensive drive of the preseason on Friday night in Detroit, Sanchez dropped back to pass and tried to dump off a screen, failing to see that Ansah was directly in the path of where Sanchez wanted to throw. Sanchez felt pressure coming from his right, so he threw the ball, for some reason, right in the direction of Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah. Besides, Sanchez's pick-six was captured on tape, which Ryan, general manager John Idzik and everyone else involved in the Jets' decision-making process will review before naming a starting quarterback. If Sanchez wants to remain the Jets’ starter, he has to avoid mistakes like that. After the game, Ryan was asked about Sanchez's interception and the head coach, who is squarely on the hot seat, admitted he didn't see it happen live. Other head coaches, including New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, frequently visit the bench area to "coach up" a player or unit while the game is going on, so it's a bit of an overreaction to criticize Ryan for missing one play.
    • Jets head coach Rex Ryan on Mark Sanchez’s pick-six: ‘I never saw it’

      The New York Jets quarterback competition between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith got off to a rocky start on Friday when Sanchez tossed a pick-six to Detroit Lions first-round defensive end Ziggy Ansah on the team's fourth offensive play of the preseason.J…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Rex Ryan: I wasn’t watching the Jets’ offense

      Asked after the game about his team’s quarterback competition, Jets coach Rex Ryan had an easy way to avoid committing one way or the other: He said he wasn’t paying attention. Ryan said he was mostly focused on the defense in Friday night’s preseason l…
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      After one preseason game, the Jets' quarterback battle is even. Don't expect that to change any time soon.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • On Pro Football: Sanchez Throws for Two Touchdowns, One for Each Team

      Mark Sanchez’s knack for committing costly turnovers resurfaced. Geno Smith, also competing for the Jets’ starting quarterback job, injured an ankle but said he would be fine.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Sanchez shakes off early INT; Smith hurts leg

      New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez rallied after a terrible start Friday night against the Detroit Lions in the preseason opener for both teams, and rookie Geno Smith left in the third quarter with an ankle injury.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Mark Sanchez unbelievably throws pick six on first preseason series

      You can't even make this up. Mark Sanchez, the New York Jets quarterback often critized for his mistake who has drawn the ire of Jets fans (even getting booed at a practice), started the preseason by throwing an interception to a defensive end that was …
      Source: yahoo.com
  • Rex turns his back on offense

    DETROIT -- Maybe this is no big deal, maybe it is. But it's definitely unusual. After a 26-17 loss Friday night to the Detroit Lions, Rex Ryan admitted he wasn't watching at times when the New York Jets' offense was on the field. As you know, Ryan has d…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Ziggy Ansah's pick-6 sets tone in Lions' exhibition win

    They drafted a raw but extremely long and athletic defensive end with the fifth overall pick with the idea that he could facilitate some more mayhem.
    Source: detnews.com

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