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Sanchez Don't Need No Umbrella
Although he might be the SoCal slinger, Mark Sanchez does not mind to toss the rock around in the rain. The conditions at SUNY Cortland this morning were less than ideal but Sanchez — for the second straight day — threw spiral after spiral and seemed energized by Waterworld.
"I've been with some quarterbacks when the weather was bad, for whatever reason they would just struggle. You could see that Sanchez could really zip the ball today," Ryan said. "You see the confidence he has. It makes no difference — rain. When you can spin the ball like he can, it really makes no difference."
It's very early in camp, but Sanchez has impressed. He increased his lower body strength in the offseason and his arm is spry. The fourth-year pro is also bouncing around the field and campus with a carefree, happy attitude. We took a tour of his accommodations at SUNY Cortland this week and that "Moving In" piece will be featured Monday.
I took a run around campus this morning and Sanchez, who was stopped at a light, beeped the horn and pointed at me with a big smile on his face. He was happy headed to the office and downpours weren't going to damper his spirits. The quarterback, who is learning a new system under Tony Sparano and also has a new popular backup quarterback in Tim Tebow, is in a good place.
They say when a pitcher is lost, he starts to aim the ball and hopes to hit the target. But when a pitcher is in his zone, he is just letting go. Well Sanchez is throwing lasers out there.
"When you're in the Northeast, you have to be able to throw the football in bad conditions," Ryan said. "When you saw Sanchez out there today — I mean he can spin it, it doesn't matter. And it's probably because his hands are this big or something like that."