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Ex-Jets wideout criticizes Sanchez

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It’s not getting any easier for Mark Sanchez.

Former Jets wide receiver Chaz Schilens didn’t mince words when it came to his ex-quarterback.

“Really, when it came down to it, I kind of felt like they were looking for scapegoats and besides everyone except for, you know, maybe the quarterback position, and it was what it was,” Schilens told USA Today on Wednesday. “When free agency didn't start off right away, I just kind of understood what it was and part of the business."

When the paper asked Schilens, who had 28 catches for 289 yards and two touchdowns last year with the Jets, about Sanchez and whether he can win back fans, the wideout said, "Nothing good to say, so I'm not going to say nothing."

Sanchez doesn’t seem to be hurting for confidence despite his poor play last season. The fifth-year quarterback said he has “earned the right” to start in the Jets’ first preseason game against the Lions on Friday. Sanchez, who is battling rookie Geno Smith for the starting QB job, threw 18 interceptions last season and finished with a 66.9 QB rating.

Tagged: Lions, Jets, Chaz Schilens, Mark Sanchez

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