Posted by GameSetMatch on September 21st, 2009
During the third quarter of their team’s back-up-the-smack-talk victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday, Marques Douglas turned to fellow defensive tackle Kris Jenkins on the New York Jets’ sidelines and said, “Hey, this young guy has something.”
Douglas was talking about Mark Sanchez, the rookie quarterback who had just made a couple of big throws that helped put the Jets in front not only for the first time in the game but for the first time since 2001 at the Meadowlands against New England.
“If we can give him more plays on offense,” Douglas told Jenkins, “he’s going to be successful.”
The defense did its part, blitzing the Patriots into submission and flustering Tom Brady. Sanchez did his part, completing just enough passes and performing with just enough efficiency (save for that fumble while being sacked on his first play from scrimmage) to complement that strong defensive effort.
Click here to read the full article – By Vic Carucci of NFL.com