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Let's face it, the Jets were not exactly thrilled with their quarterback last season. It was revealed that there was a serious rift between Santonio Holmes and Sanchez during the season—to be fair, Holmes was fighting with everyone—and other players came forward to voice their displeasure with their quarterback later in the offseason.
Now that Tim Tebow is on the roster Sanchez needs to grab hold of the team's offense and step up as a leader. He clearly has not done that to this point in his career and maybe it's not in his nature to do so.
Sanchez is a nice guy who is well-spoken and always seems to say the right thing. But he does not always come across as the aggressive type of guy who can control a huddle full of guys older and more experienced than him.
That needs to change immediately. Sanchez needs to let his teammates know that this is his offense and they are his players. He needs to be sure to embrace Tebow and not make the situation awkward, while at the same time firmly establishing himself as the team's No. 1 quarterback.
He must be the first person to show up to the team facility and the last to leave. And he has to lead not only by example but also with his words on the sidelines and in the huddle. He cannot be worried about being a nice guy.
If Sanchez can finally grow into that person and dedicate himself to his craft, leading by example as well as vocally, his teammates will immediately respect him. If the Jets have a clear leader on offense they will be improved instantly.