Former Jets DT Kris Jenkins Blast Mark Sanchez, Calls Him Coddled
It’s getting bad for Jets quarterback Mar k Sanchez, and I can only assume it will continue to get worse. Sanchez has lost his job to Greg McElroy amid reports that the Jets will try to trade him in the off-season.
Yesterday the damage continued to pile up as former Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins jumped in the fray. According to the New York Post Jenkins called Sanchez “coddled,” and said he “coasted most of the time.”
“What Sanchez has to take responsibility for is during the time that he could have gotten better he wanted to sit back,” said Jenkins, who played with Sanchez in 2009-10. “He wanted to pose for magazines, worry about his haircuts and do all of that stuff… I’m just saying, from what I saw him do, it was a lot better then what it is now. But he coasted. They coddled him. That was what was going on. This is a man’s profession. You have to man up at some point in time and take care.”
When asked about Sanchez’s future, Jenkins held firm that it shouldn’t be with the Jets.
“I think that if you leave Sanchez in that locker room he is going to become a bad apple… And the locker room has been fragile for the past two years,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins didn’t stop there, he continued to fire shots, all but writing the Jets off in the future.
“Nowhere. It is done. Stick a fork in them,” Jenkins said. “Unfortunately I think the only thing that they are going to achieve for the next couple of years is being on somebody’s comedy reel. You can’t play like that. It’s done. I’m sick. I’ve been holding it in for a minute. I’m sick… It’s not football that they are doing. It is an organized business. They brought [Tim] Tebow in, I still feel, for a business transaction (to) sell some jerseys and make everybody feel good. You have him backing up Sanchez. He can only throw the ball so far. He does a couple of things during third-and-short, fourth-and-short. That’s it. But he still played better then Vernon Gholston. It’s a lot of the picks that the Jets have picked over this time that haven’t helped.”