The teammates of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez believe he’s ready for a big season in 2012.
Linebacker Bart Scott says Sanchez has handled himself differently this season.
“I think everybody has seen a difference in how he walks, how he handles it if he throws a bad ball, how he carries himself,” Scott said, per The Associated Press via NFL.com. “Mark’s always been a guy that you can see his emotions and how he’s feeling about himself by his facial expressions. I think now he carries himself upright and he sticks that chest out like a peacock.
“I think that really shows confidence. But it also helps and inspires his players because they respond because he’s their leader, and they’re are going to go as he goes.”
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis says whether the Jets win or lose this season, everything will fall on Sanchez’s shoulders.
“The quarterback needs to take us there, and we’re counting on Mark to do that,” Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said. “Everybody has to do their job, but if we lose, it falls on Mark. If we win, it falls on Mark. The biggest thing is, we’re very confident in Mark and we know he can lead us. He’s done it in the past, and we’re counting on him.”