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Sanchez: I'll do my best to keep everyone involved

Jets receivers Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery and Santonio

Jets receivers Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery and Santonio Holmes watch from the sidelines during a scrimmage. (Aug. 7, 2010) Credit: Pat Orr

CORTLAND, N.Y. - Mark Sanchez has myriad weapons to get the ball to and could find himself in a pickle of sorts this season.

There could be times when one - or more - of his receivers aren't being targeted enough. But the second-year quarterback insisted Wednesday that he's not going to try to force things simply for the sake of attempting to get the ball to somebody in particular.

"The guys understand I'm going through my reads," Sanchez said. "I'm not picking a guy before the snap and saying, 'OK, he needs two catches this drive and he needs one.' That's not the way it works. You just go through your reads, react to the defense and let the ball go to the open guy.

"So whoever that is, I've talked to the guys about it too, just to have a selfless attitude, building everybody up. One day it's going to be somebody's day and not yours, the next day it will flip-flop. That's just the way it is. Big play by committee and big game by committee."

Mangold shaken up

Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold was sidelined for a good portion of the morning session after accidentally getting clubbed by defensive lineman Sione Pouha, who hit him in his temple.

Rex Ryan said Mangold should be OK.

"We had a hard-count thing and Sione jumped and hit him in the side of the head and knocked him over," Ryan said. "We were all laughing about it until he stayed on the ground a little bit."

Extra points

Ryan offered a bit of standup comedy when asked about Miami LB Channing Crowder calling OLB/DE Jason Taylor a "pretty, womanly football player." Cracked Ryan, smacking the podium with his fist to pretend he was angry: "That's it. It's him and I." . . . Taylor (groin) practiced fully after being limited the previous two days . . . CB Brian Jackson (knee), G Marlon Davis (knee) and LB Brashton Satele (ankle) didn't practice.

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