Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pro QB Fined by His Team for Poor Body Language

New York Jets Mark Sanchez takes off his helmet after greeting Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the field after the game in week 8 of the NFL season at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on October 31, 2010. The Packers defeated the Jets 9-0. UPI /John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

"Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer revealed: last week, they started fining Sanchez for poor body language in practice. Exasperated arm movements and slumped shoulders were widespread his rookie season, though he has worked to curb the bad habit.

"Seizing that chance, though, requires an ongoing molding process, physical and mental, as well as emotional and psychological. Sanchez and the Jets entered into a marriage of sorts, where in order to make it work, his coaches had to learn what he’s like in the morning, in the afternoon, when he’s tired and when he’s stressed.

“His personality is such that one minute he’s really up, and one minute he’s just lethargic and down,” Cavanaugh said. “That could change by the hour. We’re learning how to manage that. But the intentions are good. He wants to be a really good quarterback; he wants to win football games. So that’s a good starting point.”◦