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Jets continue to coddle Sanchez Dan Leberfeld

Rex Ryan told reporters today (from Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ESPN New York and the Star-Ledger), that Mark Sanchez will be the team’s quarterback.

Ryan did what he always does when talking about Sanchez, he took a question about the quarterback, and turned into an entire team answer, instead of focusing on just the quarterback.

“He does a lot of good things, but are we where we want to be? No. We want to be putting that ring on our finger as world champions,” Ryan said.

Will the Jets have interest in franchise quarterback Peyton Manning if he becomes available?

“Mark’s our guy and we have absolutely no interest in adding any big-name quarterback that might become available,” Ryan told reporters.

So clearly by making the statement – “Mark’s our guy,” Ryan is saying there will be no quarterback competition.

The Jets brass obviously doesn’t agree with people like Damien Woody, LaDainian Tomlinson and some unnamed Jets, who feel they coddle Sanchez and won’t allow him to compete for his job.

Ryan said today that Sanchez is an “ascending” player, but fellow panelist at today’s Long Island event, Boomer Esiason, said on CBS, the quarterback took a step back this year.