Sanchez more comfortable with WCO trains with Garcia.
Jets QB Mark Sanchez 'more comfortable' with West Coast system while training with Jeff Garcia
Once it became clear that Marty Mornhinweg would become the Jets' new offensive coordinator, Mark Sanchez started reaching out for help to learn the OC's West Coast system. Most notably, he struck up a relationship with former Pro Bowl QB Jeff Garcia -- who played under Mornhinweg.
Now, in a USA Today report, Garcia says that Sanchez is picking up the system and growing accustomed to what he will be running.
"He's doing an excellent job -- the progress Mark has made over the past three weeks is definitely very positive,'' Garcia told USA TODAY Sports.
Garcia then went on to say that the studying is paying off for Sanchez.
"Mark is definitely getting more comfortable speaking the West Coast terminology," Garcia said. "He had a brief glimpse of the West Coast system at USC.
"The toughest thing is this will be Mark's third offensive coordinator in six seasons. The guy has had to learn a new system just about every other year. From a consistency standpoint, that just doesn't translate to success in the NFL. You really need to be secure in what you're doing mentally in order to compete at the highest level.''
Sanchez is coming off of a rock bottom season and will have little certainty going into the upcoming one.
ďI donít think thereís a clear-cut favorite in my opinion," Rex Ryan said of the Jets' quarterback position last week. I just think itís going to be competition from day one. Sanchez will take the first snap, but thatís all you can say. Itís going to be an open competition.Ē
While learning from Garcia, Sanchez is also working out with former No. 1 overall pick Jamarcus Russell, who is trying to make his own comeback.