Mark Sanchez on Rex Ryan: "I Wanted To Fight Him."
From J.R. Moehringer's cover story in GQ Sept 2011 on the New York Jets quarterback, who was nearly benched last year after a terrible game against the Dolphins toward the end of the regular season:

Writers asked Jets head coach Rex Ryan if he  would consider benching Mark Sanchez. Yes, Ryan said—he would. “Rex is  super honest,” Sanchez says. “I wish he wasn’t that honest at times,  especially to say that.”
Before the next practice, Sanchez was informed that Ryan wanted to give  extra reps to Sanchez’s backup and friend Mark Brunell. Ominous. Sanchez  nodded like a good soldier, but on the practice field, when Brunell  walked into the huddle, Sanchez pushed him away.  Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer approached. He repeated that  Ryan wanted Brunell to take extra reps. “I was like, ‘He can come tell  me,’ ” Sanchez says. “And [Schottenheimer] is like, ‘Come on, man, don’t  do that.’”
Eventually the crisis passed. Sanchez held his ground, kept his job, and  managed not to alienate his friend. But the episode remains something  of a sore point with Sanchez. In a locker room where everything is a  laughing matter, Sanchez hasn’t yet joked with Ryan about that  almost-benching. And he doesn’t expect to. “I wanted to fight him,”  Sanchez says. “I was really mad.”

[Photograph by Ben Watts]

Mark Sanchez on Rex Ryan:
"I Wanted To Fight Him."

From J.R. Moehringer's cover story in GQ Sept 2011 on the New York Jets quarterback, who was nearly benched last year after a terrible game against the Dolphins toward the end of the regular season:

Writers asked Jets head coach Rex Ryan if he would consider benching Mark Sanchez. Yes, Ryan said—he would. “Rex is super honest,” Sanchez says. “I wish he wasn’t that honest at times, especially to say that.”

Before the next practice, Sanchez was informed that Ryan wanted to give extra reps to Sanchez’s backup and friend Mark Brunell. Ominous. Sanchez nodded like a good soldier, but on the practice field, when Brunell walked into the huddle, Sanchez pushed him away. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer approached. He repeated that Ryan wanted Brunell to take extra reps. “I was like, ‘He can come tell me,’ ” Sanchez says. “And [Schottenheimer] is like, ‘Come on, man, don’t do that.’”

Eventually the crisis passed. Sanchez held his ground, kept his job, and managed not to alienate his friend. But the episode remains something of a sore point with Sanchez. In a locker room where everything is a laughing matter, Sanchez hasn’t yet joked with Ryan about that almost-benching. And he doesn’t expect to. “I wanted to fight him,” Sanchez says. “I was really mad.”

[Photograph by Ben Watts]

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