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Rex Ryan: Mark Sanchez is 'elite'

Updated: August 18, 2011, 9:39 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has no Super Bowl rings, no Pro Bowls, not even a season in which he completed 60 percent of his passes. But he's an "elite" NFL quarterback, according to his coach.

"When you talk about elite quarterbacks, I think he's an elite quarterback because he wins the big games and he's a winner," Rex Ryan said Thursday. "That's all I want him to do -- just win. Don't worry about anything else. The stats will take care of themselves, let's ...

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