Mark Sanchez speaks – Part I Craig Thomas
Q)Can you talk about the game-winning touchdown to Santonio Holmes . . .
Sanchez: I think we felt their cornerbacks and safeties were sitting on some of our shorter routes, and we had called quite a few shorter routes, a lot of quick game stuff, so it was a good opportunity to get a double move on, and we got the perfect coverage. We had plenty of time to throw it. You just have to get the ball there, and [Holmes] did the rest. It worked out really well for us.
Q)Were you guys setting up that call to Holmes all game?
Sanchez: It had been a long time coming, and it worked out when it did so that was great.”
Q)It was another late rally – why does it take so long to get going?
Sanchez: The real pattern is that we are just hurting ourselves with substitution penalties, getting calls in a little late, and we need to get up to the line of scrimmage faster so we can play faster. We need a better sense of urgency and a better tempo, and that starts at the quarterback, so I need to get better at that, but I am proud of the way the guys finished. They hung in tough.
It was a great execution of the four-minute drill except we need Shonn Greene to fall down and finish the game so we will get that cleaned up, and we have to keep playing well and get better and learn. I was just happy that we started off fast. An 18-play drive to start of the game should give you plenty of momentum to get things going. We shouldn’t have stalled after that.
Q)Your thoughts on the performance of the offensive line?
Sanchez: Two games in a row, just a phenomenal job. They are getting coached hard by Coach [Bill] Callahan. He isn’t cutting them any slack in practice, and it is showing. They have taken to some tough coaching. They have taken to the intricacies of our blocking schemes, and I am really proud of how they are communicating in a loud stadium on the road.