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Mark Sanchez glad Antonio Cromartie stood up to booing New York Jets fans


When New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez threw an interception in a scrimmage the fans let him have it and the boos rained down. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie defended his quarterback calling it “bull crap” that fans boo their team.

“Hey, you’re preaching to the choir,” Sanchez told the Daily News. “You heard what Cromartie said. Cromartie was pissed. Cromartie’s like, ‘What are you talking about? You’re going to come here and boo? For what? Then don’t come.’ A lot of guys feel like that.”

It isn’t just Cromartie coming to Sanchez’s defense. Head coach Rex Ryan defended him saying that he wants all the players behind him.

“We want our fans behind us at all times,” Ryan said. “Obviously guys make mistakes. . .We don’t want our guys getting booed, especially from our fans because we all are in green and white, including our fans. This game’s tough enough . . . but we need to support each other.”

After that interception that drew the boos, Sanchez through a 57 yard touchdown practice to Stephen Hill that got cheered. When Sanchez goes to sign autographs (they want his signature, weren’t they booing him) he said all he heard was about the touchdown pass no one said anything about the interception.

“I throw the interception and people wanted to kick me out of the stadium,” Sanchez said. “I come back and throw the last pass, that’s all you hear when you’re signing autographs: ‘Hell of a pass, man! What a great throw! Great job!’ ”

Sanchez tried to explain his understanding of the fans booing.

“It’s not like they’re like, ‘Boo! You threw an interception and you’re a real jerk,’ ” Sanchez added. “It’s not like, ‘Boo! You’re a real a–hole. You’re a bad person. Boo! You speed down the highway, run red lights and punch old ladies.’ No . . . they’re booing because I made a bad play.”

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  • Bennny K

    So it’s ok to boo players who speed down the highway and run red lights?

    • Mike Dyce

      Lord help Mark Sanchez if a speeding ticket ever becomes public knowldege

      • Bennny K

        I’m not a boo bird but one person who makes me want to yell from the top of my lungs is Sanchez. I don’t think he’ll ever get it, it being the how to be a successful QB.

  • Jake

    Look… beside the point he throws too many interceptions,. He can not drive a 2 min drill. Show me when he has achieved a 2 min drill? This is a sign of a QB who simply can not get it done.

    • matr dontelli iii

      What an odd point. The two-minute drill is one of the few things he does well, or at least did well before the regression of the last two seasons

      • Jake

        Please!

        “You wanna go out on those sits tonight and close, close, it’s yours. If not, you’re gonna be shining my shoes. And you know what you’ll be saying, bunch of losers, sitting around in a bar.[in a mocking weak voice] “Oh yeah, I used to be a salesman, it’s a tough racket.”

        • Bennny K

          Huh? I don’t get it but anyway Matr is correct. One of the few things Sanchez was good at was the 2-minute drill. Trust me I’m not defending Mark, I’m defending Matr.

          • Jake

            Benny- it is a line from a movie Glenn Gary Glenn Ross… It references what once was or may have been. With your wisdom- please reference for me any particular 2 minute drill Sanchez ever drove to win a game. If there is one???? please compare that one to a real QB who can drive a team at will… I am a JET fan and this is something we never did… We never drove the ball in a hurry-up with BUTT FUMBLE. His past play really ranks him so far below the “mark”…

          • matr dontelli iii

            Thanks bennny, that whole thing was just a bit too abstract for me. And the argument itself is just plain 100% wrong. Point out his warts, he’s got plenty, buy don’t blame him for something he isn’t. Sheeesh! This fansided stuff, once you get off the jet press site Is almost as bad as espn.