Sanchez puts in time as Jets' holder

Aug. 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez said his recent experiences as a holder are something to put "on the resume."

Sanchez said holding was something he had done before.

"I've done it, [just] not here," Sanchez told USA Today. "Maybe I did it my rookie year just messing around. (I'll) put that on the résumé."

Sanchez described his form as a holder.

"It was a pretty good hold, a good snap and a good kick, laces out, slight tilt," he said. "They made the field goals. I think we were 100 percent, so I'm feeling good about it."

Sanchez said he is feeling good about his main position with the team -- No. 1 quarterback ahead of backup Tim Tebow.

"One of the things I felt more comfortable doing, especially with the young wideout group was getting on those guys and letting them know that when you come in the huddle, and I'm not being selfish here, that this is my huddle," said Sanchez. "There are a lot of things I need to go through to put us in the right position to be successful, and coach is expecting me to do that."

The quarterback said he learned a lot of lessons from the 2011 season when his missteps included 26 turnovers.

"As a quarterback in any organization, you have to get better and learn from your mistakes the previous year," he said. "It's my job to deliver it and be the triggerman that this team needs, and I'm ready to do that. I'm excited about this team and our potential."

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