Mark Sanchez Needs to Settle Down on the Talk Surrounding the New York Jets Making the Playoffs

By Dan Parzych
Mark Sanchez
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Ever since Rex Ryan came on board as head coach, the New York Jets have never been afraid of defending themselves by saying they have what it takes to be one of the top teams in the AFC. However, with the way things have looked over the last two seasons, it’s safe to say the Jets have a lot of work on their plates heading into their first preseason if they’re going to have any chance of competing during the 2013 season–especially when it comes to their offense.

One of the most interesting quarterback battles this offseason has been between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith as it remains unclear at this point when it comes to which player should be considered the favorite. Based off experience, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Sanchez turned out to be the starter, but when it comes to talking about the Jets making the playoffs–the former first-round pick needs to settle down just a bit.

Sanchez recently discussed in an interview how things will turn around for New York next season and how they’ll make a little run once they “get to the playoffs.” Obviously, anything is possible when it comes to the NFL and nobody knows what to expect once the regular season gets underway, but it’s safe to say the Jets have plenty of work if that’s even going to come close to happening.

For starters, New York’s offense ranked 30th overall last year and they certainly didn’t do much this offseason to make things better. Plus, all signs point to Santonio Holmes missing at least the first four games of the regular season as he continues to recover from his foot injury–so it’s a bit extreme for Sanchez to be talking about playoff runs at this point in the preseason.

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