Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rex says Sanchez 'needs to erase his hard drive'


Mark Sanchez needs to make some major changes if he wants to remain a starting quarterback -- or any kind of quarterback -- in the NFL. Fortunately for the much maligned signal-caller, he doesn't have a choice.

Sanchez, coming off his fourth and worst year, will be working with his third offensive coordinator in three years in 2013. If three isn't a charm, it could be the end. (photo: Marianne O'Leary, Flickr)

“He’s got to be popping out of his skin,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said Thursday, via the NY Daily News. “... You have a combination of (offensive coordinator) Marty Mornhinweg and (quarterbacks coach) David Lee as coaches. That’s a heck of a start. So I believe Mark needs to erase his hard drive."

Sanchez could be in for a training camp battle with a free agent acquisition or a rookie and already has the ball rolling, getting in contact with former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia to pick his brain on Mornhinweg's West Coast offensive system. Garcia worked under Mornhinweg during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.

"Mark has just come off of a tough year, a tough experience," Garcia told the Daily News. "He's had some great things that have happened early in his career and now he's at that point where things really didn't go all that well.

"He needs to resuscitate himself. He needs to resurrect himself not just for the fans of the New York Jets, but for his own teammates. He needs to prove that he is the guy that can lead them."

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