Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 3:16:20 PM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Sanchez, Smith speak about Sanchez starting Friday

CORTLAND -- On Wednesday afternoon, Mark Sanchez discussed earning the starting nod for Friday's Jets preseason opener in Detriot.

While the incumbent is happy and believes he deserves the spot, rookie Geno Smith is not missing a beat. that said, he's unsure if he'll even earn a start later in the preseason. But for now, both QBs know that Friday is not the be-all, end-all.

Sanchez said, "I think I earned the right to start this first game and we'll see how it goes from there. I gotta keep playing well to stay on the field and that's my plan."

In terms of his role, Smith added, "To take care of my reps that come on Friday. I don't have any reaction towards it. The competition is still open so I'm just continuing to work and to grow."

Despite the history that Sanchez has with the Jets, Head Coach Rex Ryan is focusing on the present in terms of selecting a starter in the pocket for the 2013 campaign.

When asked about his incumbent quarterback, Ryan said, "There's been great moments, there's been bad moments. That's why I just assume we'll start right now. Somebody's gotta take the first snap and to me, it is gonna be a fair competition. A fair and open competition."

The Jets take on the Lions on Friday night.

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Jets, NFL or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Herrera the Hero leads B-Mets to walk-off win VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, NY The Binghamton Mets got a walk-off sacrifice fly from Dilson Herrera to cap a two run ninth inning and beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 4-3, on Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium. The... more

300 Wins "not a lock" for Hall of Fame? VIEW VIDEO
There are certain milestones that when reached by a Major League Baseball player earn talk from the media about being an automatic ticket punch into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.  For hitters it's... more

Hours of travel, "no-brainer" for baseball fans VIEW VIDEO
Upon finding out that some of the greatest players of all-time are being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and those players happen to be connected to your favorite team the question must be... more

Plays of the Week VIEW VIDEO

Welcome Matz stomped on in series opening loss VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, NY The Binghamton Mets gave up three runs in the first inning and never recovered in a 5-1 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, on Monday night at NYSEG Stadium. Kendall Graveman... more

Torre makes up for forgetting to thank "The Boss" VIEW VIDEO
When you're elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, you first have to get over the shock and the emotion.  Once the idea starts to settle in, you have to start thinking about who you're going to thank.... more

Update from Jets Camp on Sunday VIEW VIDEO
Sunday at Jets camp, gang green continued to show their hard work in preparation for the first preseason game on August 7th against the Colts. Running back Chris Johnson did participate in... more

Click here for more local sports...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...