Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Sanchez, Tebow get help from Pennington
By James Walker
The New York Jets received a visit from an old friend Tuesday.
Former Jets quarterback Chad Pennington stopped by Cortland, N.Y., to tutor Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow in training camp. Besides being a former player, Pennington has several additional ties to the Jets. Pennington worked with Sanchez this offseason and also has a good relationship with New York offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, who coached Pennington with the Miami Dolphins.
Pennington is well versed in how to handle the Wildcat. Sanchez can learn a lot from Pennington in that regard. The key is staying in rhythm, despite being taken out of the lineup and having fewer snaps than the average starting quarterback.
Pennington was drafted by the Jets in 2000 and played eight seasons in New York and three seasons in Miami.