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    Vrentas: Mark Sanchez testing out wristband in Tony Sparano's offense

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Friday night's preseason opener was the first time Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez wore a wristband as he ran Tony Sparano's new offense.

    As Sanchez has steadily learned Sparano's new offense in the offseason and preseason, they preferred him not to have the crutch of a wristband. But at Cincinnati, they decided to try it out.

    "I kind of didn't want to start with the binky," Sparano said, using the word for an infant pacifier. "I kind of wanted to start with the verbiage, keep throwing it at him and throwing it at him and letting him handle it that way.

    And he kind of likes that."

    Sparano says the calls are flying out of Sanchez's mouth now, and proudly noted that the two can finish each other's sentences.

    They talked before the game, debating if Sanchez would use the wristband or not. Sanchez told Sparano he didn't really want to use it, but suggested trying it out to see how it would go.

    "It helps in some situations, only in that rather than me give him the whole play, and him give the whole play, it helps that way," Sparano said. "Some people like to have the play the way I am giving it to them in practice, because when you get it that way instead of getting the number, you get the play in and it starts to draw a picture before you get into the huddle."

    Sparano said he and Sanchez have not yet decided if Sanchez will wear the wristband during the season. The first-team offense only played 14 snaps against the Bengals, and did not game plan for their opponent, so Sparano said they might need a larger sample size before making that decision.

    "That is a conversation he and I have not had yet about that," he said. "I think we need to go a little bit deeper into the game and play a few more snaps before that."

    Sanchez will have the final word on whether or not he wears the wristband, Sparano said.

    http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/201...out_wrist.html

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    A LOT of good QB have used a wristband in the past it is nothing shame full. Sometimes even the best QB gets shaken up and needs it. Not sure if he still does but Romo had one as did Eli. McNabb refused to wear one in Washington saying it was a racist thing. That turn out good for him. Smith has been wearing one in SF.

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    Tom Brady wears one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBallhawk View Post
    Tom Brady wears one...
    Really? I know Farve had one too but he said there was not plays on it. Maybe notes who knows. Either way it couldn't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBallhawk View Post
    Tom Brady wears one...


    ^ Didn't Vinny used to wear one, too?


    hell, I think he was practically born with it since the Parcells days...

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    Yeah Brady uses it a lot, big part of their offense. If it helps Sanchez let's give it a shot. It should give him more time to read the defense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamers View Post
    Really? I know Farve had one too but he said there was not plays on it. Maybe notes who knows. Either way it couldn't hurt.
    Probably phone numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamers View Post
    Really? I know Farve had one too but he said there was not plays on it. Maybe notes who knows. Either way it couldn't hurt.
    It had pictures of his weiner he would toss to the cheerleaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBallhawk View Post
    Tom Brady wears one...
    yeah, it has one of Farve's weiner pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyJet80 View Post
    Probably phone numbers

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    Mark, nobody cares if you need a wristband.

    Just don't sh*t the bed.

    Thanks.

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    sanchez can wear one on each arm, its not going to make him any better.

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    Doesn't he know Schottenheimer's offense by heart yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny Testaverde's Niece View Post
    Doesn't he know Schottenheimer's offense by heart yet?
    3 yard run 3 yard run 3 yard pass punt. repeat. whats to remember? so glad he is gone.

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