Sanchise grows up before our eyes

Less than a week after playing like a scared kid, Mark Sanchez leads Jets past Pats

Updated: September 20, 2010, 2:32 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Smile, Mark Sanchez ordered his teammates. Have some fun. Enjoy a perfectly fine September day in the belly of the AFC East beast.

The New York Jets had just gone three-and-out on their first possession, their only possession of the first quarter. Sanchez didn't like the body language, didn't feel the vibe.

Get animated, he ordered them.

"We're grown men playing a kid's game," the quarterback reminded his Jets.

Once upon ...

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