Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Revis: Sanchez 'more complete' than Tebow
By Mike Mazzeo
Mark Sanchez is "more of a complete quarterback" than Tim Tebow, according to arguably the best shutdown cornerback in the NFL.
“Not to [come] down [on] Tim Tebow, but he needs to get a bit more quarterback experience,” Darrelle Revis said Wednesday on ESPN New York 1050’s “Ruocco and Lundberg” show.
“He had an unbelievable season, but he’s coming into a different offense that he needs to learn, and it might take some time.”
Revis endorsed Sanchez, calling “the starter of the New York Jets as of [Wednesday] and into the future until otherwise.”
Revis believes Sanchez is a “secure guy” and strong enough to handle the situation, as long as the fourth-year signal-caller focuses on this upcoming season.
“But you gotta understand, we’re all human,” Revis pointed out. “For example, if they brought another elite cornerback in, I would feel some type of way because I’d feel my job might be in jeopardy.”
Still, Revis feels that Tebow can help the Jets “in a lot of ways.”
“I think that’s why we added him to the team to help us out,” Revis said. “I don’t know who’s gonna start, but as of [Wednesday], Mark is our leader right now on the offensive side of the ball.”
Revis also said that he thinks that Sanchez will be able to take Tebow under his wing and help him out.
During an appearance on SportsCenter earlier Wedneday, Revis described the locker room as being in a state of “disarray.”
Revis said the most troubling part of last season was a lack of team chemistry and team unity.
“Behind closed doors we tried to make it work and fix the problems, but it escalated to something bigger, and sometimes that can happen with teams, and it happened to us last year,” Revis said.
Revis said the Jets need to be able to trust one another in 2012, and fight for the same cause: winning games.
He hopes that the team addresses the issues in the offseason.
A four-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro, Revis has always been one to lead by example.
But he is becoming more open to the idea that he might have to become more vocal.
“Maybe that’s something I might need to look into this year,” Revis said.