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Rex Ryan backs Mark Sanchez

Updated: November 18, 2011, 9:12 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

After one of the New York Jets' most disjointed offensive efforts of the Rex Ryan era, a 17-13 loss to Denver in which the only touchdown pass Mark Sanchez threw was an interception, the coach backed his first draft pick as loudly as he could.

"I'm extremely confident -- we'll go out there and play tomorrow," Ryan said. "This is our quarterback. He's going to be our quarterback for as long as I'm here -- which I hope is a long, long time."

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