No Clarification in Jets QB Battle After Preseason Week 1 Loss to Detroit Lions

August 10, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The duel between quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith is one of the most intriguing roster competitions in NFL training camp and the preseason, from both a local and a national perspective. The buildup to the battle in the first game was palpable.
It all came to an anticlimactic finish on Friday night, as neither quarterback did much to impress the fans or the coaching staff during a 26-17 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Sanchez was the game's starter, and his night got off to an auspicious start. He threw a pick-six on the opening drive, his third pass of the game, to rookie defensive end Ezekiel Ansah.
He bounced back from there to go a combined 9-of-10 for 125 yards and a touchdown on the next two drives.
For the most part, Sanchez gave his receivers a chance to make a play. He had a nice short pass to tight end Kellen Winslow in the flat, with "The Soldier" slipping a tackle and scampering down the sideline for some extra yards. He also had a solid third-down com...

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