Jim Leonhard frustrated by booing of Mark Sanchez
The Jets quarterback was booed during pregame introductions at MetLife Stadium and also was peppered with boos throughout the Jets' 28-24 win. Sanchez threw a career-high four touchdowns, but completed only 48.6 percent (17-for-35) of his attempts. He also was intercepted once and Bills defenders dropped two other potential picks.
"I think probably for one of the first times, I was kind of disappointed," Leonhard said on WFAN Tuesday. "Our starting quarterback gets booed in introductions . . . As players, you kind of turn to each other and say, 'You know what? I guess we're in this one today by ourselves.' We can't rely on the crowd to give us that energy because it's already started off on a bad note.
"So I will say that this past weekend was really the first time that I've been kind of frustrated going into a game, which is bad."
Sanchez heard the boos and understands he needs to be more consistent.
"That's not a winning formula," Sanchez said in his weekly spot on 1050 ESPN Radio. "It wasn't a great performance. We made plays when we needed to. When you look at the stat line, under 50 percent there's no excuse for that . . . No, I don't think I played very well.
"Last week was not my best. Last week was not our best as an offense, with the exception of the offensive line. We have to play a lot better than that."
If they don't, Sanchez said the Jets aren't going to make the postseason.
"Not a chance," he said. "Not even close . . . You can't win a game like that. That's not a winning formula."