Published: April 12th, 2010 | Tags: Charlie Whitehurst, Eli Manning, Hard Knocks, Jeff Garcia, Jericho Cotchery, Laveranues Coles, Lorne Michaels, Mark Sanchez, Matt Hasselbeck, Michael Strahan, Michael Vick, New York Jets, Pete Carroll, Philadelphia Eagles, Rex Ryan, Santonio Holmes, Seattle Seahawks, Tina Fey
Are the Jets going Hollywood? Coach Rex Ryan is slimming down. The team will be appearing on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer. And now QB Mark Sanchez is making cameos on Saturday Night Live.
Not bad for a team that only reached the AFC Championship Game. The Giants won a Super Bowl a few years ago, and all they got was a Subway commercial for Michael Strahan, and Eli Manning pitching watches and identity theft prevention.
Sanchez appeared in host Tina Fey‘s monologue playing her dream husband, uttering the line, “I’m every woman.” (And if he was able to live down that GQ photo shoot, he should be ready for the ribbing he will receive for this appearance. Thankfully for him, the video is not on Hulu.)
“I had a great time with the opportunity to appear on SNL and had the chance to meet and work with some of my favorite actors,” Sanchez told the team’s official Web site. “Thanks to NBC and [producer] Lorne Michaels and staff for the opportunity.”
This is a pretty good week for Sanchez who also got a former Super Bowl MVP, WR Santonio Holmes, added to his arsenal. That should help put some pep into Sanchez’s step during his rehabilitation from knee surgery.
The Jets acquired Holmes for only a fifth round pick, mainly because the Steelers were looking to cut the enigmatic receiver, sources told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
Holmes’ acquisition means that Laveranues Coless will not return in 2010 and WR Jericho Cotchery is likely to move into the slot, according to the New York Daily News.
Other news making its way Around the Web on a Monday:
- The Eagles and QB Jeff Garcia have had discussions but nothing is imminent, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. The paper reported last week that Garcia could return to Philadelphia if the Eagles deal backup Michael Vick. Of course, there is no rush for the Eagles to make a move because it is hard to imagine that Garcia is sifting through numerous offers.
- One of the things that made coach Pete Carroll so successful at USC is that he challenged his team to compete in practice every day. And he is bringing that attitude to the Seahawks. The Seattle Times reports that Carroll is going to give Charlie Whitehurst the chance to compete with incumbent Matt Hasselbeck for the starting quarterback job.