It’s great to have Len Pasquerelli back in the business, writing NFL columns for the National Football Post.
He’s one of the best in the business.
He had this note in his column today on the NFP website . . .
“The Jets’ choice of West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith in the draft wasn’t exactly designed as a motivational ploy to get incumbent starter Mark Sanchez to work harder. But it seems to have unwittingly worked out that way. Smith hasn’t had a sharp camp, in part because of an injury, but nonetheless, teammates insist that Sanchez, who was to have been legitimately challenged for the No. 1 job, has taken control. And part of that has been an uptick in his work habits, his rapport with teammates, and his leadership.”
I don’t question anything Lenny wrote here.
Sanchez worked tremendously hard throughout the off-season, has a good rapport with teammates and tries hard to be a a leader.
But unfortunately for Mark and the Jets, these positives haven’t had much of an impact on reading defenses or accuracy, two areas he still needs to improve.