Mark Sanchez Overpraise Poised To Annoy The Hell Out Of Us

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Mark Sanchez possesses a certain je ne sais quoi. So how to describe him, just two games into his NFL career? If only there were some hackneyed bit of praise that elevates competence into a kind of holy state ...

Clifton Brown, Sporting News:

Sanchez's poise. ...

USA Today headline:

... Sanchez's poise creates excitement for N.Y. Jets

Peter King, Sports Illustrated:

What made his performance more surprising was his poise.

Tom Pedulla, USA Today:

Extremely poised performer.

Boston Globe headline:

... showed poise

Shalise Manza Young, Providence Journal:

... continues to show poise.

Manish Mehta, Newark Star-Ledger:

... showing poise under fire.

RealScouts, Sporting News:

... showed a great deal of poise ...

Rich Cimini, New York Daily News:

... showed remarkable poise.

Patriots Insider:

... displayed a lot of poise ...

Aaron Wilson, National Football Post:

... displayed poise and touch ...

Greg Bishop, The New York Times:

... displayed poise rarely seen from rookie quarterbacks ...

Dave Hutchinson, Newark Star-Ledger:

Displaying the poise of a veteran ...

Barbara Barker, Newsday:

... displayed the poise of a veteran ...

Marcia C. Smith, Orange County Register, quoting wide receiver Chansi Stuckey:

... has poise, humility and can handle the pressure like a veteran.

Wallace Matthews, Newsday, quoting Joe Namath:

... has poise, but he's been playing football for a little while. He's supposed to have poise.


Mike Vaccaro, New York Post:

... precocious poise under pressure ...

Matt Bowen, National Football Post:

... looked poised and mature ...

Rich Cimini, New York Daily News, quoting Rex Ryan:

... clearly has that kind of poise and that awareness ...

Dave Hutchinson, Newark Star-Ledger:

... poise and a plan.

Michael Lombardi, National Football Post:

His poise, his command and most of all his leadership skills ...

Gary Myers, New York Daily News:

... has the arm, poise and charisma.

Jennifer Toland, Worcester Telegram:

... certainly has charisma and looks, and ... poise, presence and talent, too.