Monday, November 14, 2011
Revis defends Sanchez
By Ian Begley
Plenty of Jets fans are down on Mark Sanchez after his forgettable performance against the Pats Sunday night -- and deservedly so.
But Darrelle Revis is standing by his QB.
On Monday, a reporter asked Revis to asses Sanchez's season thus far.
"I don’t know, I got to check his stats," Revis said with a laugh.
Turning serious, Revis said Sanchez is "doing what he needs to do. I don’t really look in to the offense and what they’re trying to do. He’s won games for us and we lost games as a team. I don’t know if people are feeling jittery or anything outside of [the locker room]. Mark’s our quarterback and he’s going to be our quarterback. He’s won games and we have lost them as a team."
Revis was asked if anyone inside the Jets locker room is feeling "jittery" after Sanchez's two-interception, mistake-marred night on Sunday.
"No, I don’t think so," the corner said. "Not that I know of. Unless somebody comes out and speaks up and says something about it, then we’ll address it then."
RESPECT FOR TEBOW: There's plenty of debate over Tim Tebow's credentials as an NFL QB. But you couldn't find anyone questioning Tebow inside the Jets' locker room on Monday.
"He’s 3-1 right now as a starting quarterback, so people can say what they want but numbers don’t lie," Aaron Maybin said. "Anytime you’re 3-1, you’ve proven that you can win. You’ve proven that you have talent; that you definitelty have to be game-planned against and schemed just like any other team."
Tebow completed two of eight passes for 69 yards and a touchdown and ran for another in Denver's 17-10 win over Kansas City last Sunday.
Said Revis: "You’ve got to respect everybody. He’s a professional NFL player. He worked hard to get here. Don’t get me wrong. Watching film, he’s made some throws. He’s made some touchdown throws and he’s made some deep balls. He can definitely play this game, it’s just a matter of him just learning more and getting the offense down and him getting comfortable back there in the pocket."
MAYBIN'S WHIFF KEPT HIM UP SUNDAY NIGHT: Maybin had a clear path to Tom Brady on Sunday night, but he missed the sack when Brady slipped away. It was one of those plays that haunted him well after the final whistle.
"It kept me up last night," the defensive end said.