Notebook: No boos for Sanchez

December, 8, 2011
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The Jets return home Sunday to face the Chiefs, their first home game since QB Mark Sanchez was booed in the pre-game introductions. Rex Ryan said Thursday he will arrange for the offense to be introduced again, which should test his belief that Sanchez won't be booed.

"I think we're going to introduce the offense again this week and I betcha he doesn't get booed this time," Ryan said. "He's had two fourth-quarter wins (against the Bills and Redskins)."

Sanchez insisted Wednesday that he hasn't given it any thought.

"I haven't even thought about it until you brought it up," he told me.

BRANDON SITS: RG Brandon Moore (hip) missed practice for the second straight day, but he's still expected to play. Said Ryan: "If there's one guy that doesn't need to go through practice, it's Brandon." Moore has made 117 consecutive starts ... DT Mike DeVito (knee) is out this week. RB/KR Joe McKnight (hyperextended elbow) was limited in practice, but all signs point to him missing the game. Antonio Cromartie would be the primary kickoff returner.

NOT-SO-SPECIAL K: Rookie DT Kenrick Ellis started last week for DeVito and didn't play well. Ryan offered a rather blunt evaluation, saying, "(It) wasn't great." Don't be surprised if Martin Tevaseu gets the starting nod against the Chiefs. Tevaseu would be out of position; he's better suited to nose tackle.

JERSEY BOY: After Sunday's win, Ryan remarked how they should start selling Aaron Maybin jerseys with "Mayhem" on the back. Sure enough, the jerseys were on sale a couple of days later. Maybin was blown away.

"I've never seen something quite like that, except for Chad (Ochocinco) -- and he changed his name for him to get that on the back," said Maybin, referring to a nickname.

ODDS AND ENDS: The Jets think they have some inside knowledge on Chiefs QB Tyler Palko because their QB coach, Matt Cavanaugh, used to be his offensive coordinator at Pitt. Then again, Palko has been so bad, who needs inside knowledge? ... Replacing OLB Bryan Thomas hasn't been easy; it has been a revolving door. They've gone from Jamaal Westerman to Garrett McIntyre and now back to Westerman, who has replaced McIntyre in the base defense ... TE Matt Mulligan has given the coaches agita because of his penalty problems, but his blocking against the Redskins was close to perfect, according to coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Schottenheimer fired off a nice one-liner at Ryan, who took credit after the game for hatching the idea to use the Wildcat package. Schottenheimer couldn't resist: "Now Rex thinks he's an offensive coordinator. A 1-0 record doesn't make you a coordinator until you've failed miserably and everybody is calling for your head. That's when you're a coordinator."

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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