Sanchez on his Bengal performance

Mark Sanchez didn’t play very well in the Jets win over the Bengals.

So what happened?

“[The offense], we weren’t at our best and I was pretty much the reason for that,” Sanchez said. “I made some poor reads, some poor throws and a couple of bad decisions. To get a win when your quarterback doesn’t play that well, means we have a pretty good team.

“We made plays when we needed to on offense, but it just wasn’t our sharpest. It’s frustrating, but at the end of the day, keeping things in perspective, we’re 9-2 and had a great outing  from our defense and special teams so we’re really happy.

“I’m pretty ready to get this game over with.  It wasn’t my best outing, by far. I just took a step in the wrong direction. It’s not a good thing and I need to get a lot better down the stretch. 

“The interception (by Rey Maulaluga) was just a terrible decision. I just have to throw it away and sail it into the stands. Hit Fireman Ed. It was a terrible job and a very selfish play. I had no regard for the ball. It was just a bad idea.

“The deep one to Braylon. He was open, running down the field. It could have been a monster night for him and I kind of ruined it for him.

I know we could have won this game going away handily without any turnovers. It’s really too bad, but this game coming up is a big one and it’s going to be imperative that I take care of the football and make very good decisions against one of the best ball clubs around. If you make mistakes against those guys – if you scramble around and throw a pick to a linebacker, against them – you’re in trouble.”

Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
Publisher of Jets Confidential Magazine. Call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 12-4) to subscribe. Co-host of Press Coverage every Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 11-2.

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