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The QB battle is hot in New York. You open the papers, you read about it. You turn on the news, you hear about it. It is all that can be talked about.
After last night, I believe Mark Sanchez won the starting QB spot. All will remember his first pass, hurried by Ray Lewis, intercepted by Ngata. Welcome to the NFL, Mark.
What most won't remember is how he kept his poise the entire time, and showed off his abilities.
Does everyone remember the third and long to Brad Smith that was called back? He scrambled, kept his eyes down field, set his feet before the throw, and launched a perfect throw.
Does everyone remember the Leon Washington touchdown? Same thing as the Smith pass. Scrambled, kept his eyes down the field, set his feet, and threw.
What about the botched screen to Cotchery? It was originally suppose to be a run, but Sanchez recognized the defense, and realized a screen would gain about five yards. If Cotchery was looking, it would of been a great audible.
Those are things that he has mastered, his second preseason game as a rookie. Those things can take years to master, and he has them down pat. His poise in the pocket is wonderful, his accuracy is tremendous, his leadership is uncanny.
He has all the makings to be a star, and that is exactly what Mark Sanchez will be.