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February, 7, 2012

Feb 7

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By James Walker

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson reportedly will meet with starting quarterback Mark Sanchez this week. There is a lot to talk about after the team imploded down the stretch and was one of the NFL’s biggest disappointments.

Here are three topics I think Sanchez and Johnson must address in their face-to-face meeting:

1. Does Sanchez have the Jets’ full support?

Publicly, the Jets are saying all the right things. Johnson and general manager Mike Tannenbaum have both gone on record to say Sanchez is the starting quarterback in 2012. But behind the scenes there is speculation about Sanchez’s long-term future in New York. He’s had three years with the team and showed marginal improvement. Some believe Sanchez may have even regressed last season, although most statistics show otherwise. But Sanchez, more than anything, wants to come from this meeting with Johnson knowing he has the full support of the Jets organization. It would seem highly disingenuous if Johnson and Tannenbaum are publicly deeming Sanchez the starter next season. Then, the team goes after Peyton Manning in March. Johnson needs to be completely forthright with Sanchez and where he stands as the starting quarterback.

2. How do the Jets plan to make the offense better?

Both Sanchez and Johnson need to have an honest and blunt conversation about the offense. There shouldn’t be any sugarcoating from either side. Sanchez should clearly explain where he thinks the weaknesses are and what he needs around him. Meanwhile, Johnson should be honest about what improvements he wants to see from his quarterback. This could provide a very productive back-and-forth to help map out the future direction of the offense. New York will run a new system next season under first-year offensive coordinator Tony Sparano. Johnson should take in Sanchez’s suggestions heading into the draft and free agency, and Sanchez should listen closely to the areas Johnson thinks the quarterback needs to work on.

3. Can chemistry problems with receiver Santonio Holmes be fixed?

This is something Johnson needs to know. Two of his highest-paid players on offense feuded last season, and Johnson needs to get to the source of whether this pairing can work in 2012. There isn’t much the Jets, Sanchez or Holmes can do to change it due to their large contracts. The quarterback and receiver must make it work for at least another year. The emotions of a bitter ending seem to have worn off, and Sanchez and Holmes appear to be on the right track. Rest assured Johnson will want an update on where this pairing stands heading into the offseason.

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Worthless meeting.

What does Woody know about offense -- let alone football? Just sign the checks and get out of the way, Lord of Powder.

How is it worthless? If the owner steps and lets Mark know that it isn't all sunshine and rainbows then it will send a clear message to this turd.
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Topics for Woody Johnson, Mark Sanchez

February, 7, 2012

Feb 7

1:00

PM ET

By James Walker

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson reportedly will meet with starting quarterback Mark Sanchez this week. There is a lot to talk about after the team imploded down the stretch and was one of the NFL’s biggest disappointments.

Here are three topics I think Sanchez and Johnson must address in their face-to-face meeting:

1. Does Sanchez have the Jets’ full support?

Publicly, the Jets are saying all the right things. Johnson and general manager Mike Tannenbaum have both gone on record to say Sanchez is the starting quarterback in 2012. But behind the scenes there is speculation about Sanchez’s long-term future in New York. He’s had three years with the team and showed marginal improvement. Some believe Sanchez may have even regressed last season, although most statistics show otherwise. But Sanchez, more than anything, wants to come from this meeting with Johnson knowing he has the full support of the Jets organization. It would seem highly disingenuous if Johnson and Tannenbaum are publicly deeming Sanchez the starter next season. Then, the team goes after Peyton Manning in March. Johnson needs to be completely forthright with Sanchez and where he stands as the starting quarterback.

2. How do the Jets plan to make the offense better?

Both Sanchez and Johnson need to have an honest and blunt conversation about the offense. There shouldn’t be any sugarcoating from either side. Sanchez should clearly explain where he thinks the weaknesses are and what he needs around him. Meanwhile, Johnson should be honest about what improvements he wants to see from his quarterback. This could provide a very productive back-and-forth to help map out the future direction of the offense. New York will run a new system next season under first-year offensive coordinator Tony Sparano. Johnson should take in Sanchez’s suggestions heading into the draft and free agency, and Sanchez should listen closely to the areas Johnson thinks the quarterback needs to work on.

3. Can chemistry problems with receiver Santonio Holmes be fixed?

This is something Johnson needs to know. Two of his highest-paid players on offense feuded last season, and Johnson needs to get to the source of whether this pairing can work in 2012. There isn’t much the Jets, Sanchez or Holmes can do to change it due to their large contracts. The quarterback and receiver must make it work for at least another year. The emotions of a bitter ending seem to have worn off, and Sanchez and Holmes appear to be on the right track. Rest assured Johnson will want an update on where this pairing stands heading into the offseason.

Sounds more like a conversation you'd have with your GM and HC maybe the OC.

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I thought the 8th was the day a decision had to be made on Holmes ? So if this is the case why even have the Holmes question after the fact ?

there is no decision to be made on Holmes. they just signed the deal. It would be ruinous to cut him.

btw Ya know who makes that Welker Butterfingers catch for the Pats? Santonio Holmes.

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there is no decision to be made on Holmes. they just signed the deal. It would be ruinous to cut him.

btw Ya know who makes that Welker Butterfingers catch for the Pats? Santonio Holmes.

Holmes has had a lot of bad drops for this team in two years.

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Holmes has had a lot of bad drops for this team in two years.

the brighter the spotlight the better he plays. week 13 against the Eagles he's terrible but In the Super Bowl he's money.

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the brighter the spotlight the better he plays. week 13 against the Eagles he's terrible but In the Super Bowl he's money.

Holmes had a drop for a TD the play before his catch in the Super Bowl.

He was lucky not to be the goat, he got another chance

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