Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sanchez Wanted Jets All Along

Earlier today I spoke to someone close to Mark Sanchez who told me that the new Jets quarterback was sold on the team starting at the combine back in February. He liked what he saw of the organization in his meetings with them and, being savvy about his future, finds being in New York a compelling attraction with the opportunities it presents.

That said, those opportunities will come only if performs on the field.

The Jets finished up the Draft by selecting guard Matt Slauson with their sixth-round pick. Slauson already has a Jets connection - his head coach when he arrived at the University of Nebraska was Bill Callahan, currently the Jets' assistant head coach and offensive line coach.

I just got off the phone with one of the Jets defensive players who said to me, "These guys all sound pretty good, but who's going to catch the ball?

We'll see.

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