Seahawks' Michael Bennett: Sanchez imitating 'a good quarterback'
The Seattle Seahawks held Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles offense to just 139 total yards of offense on the way to a 24-14 victory on Sunday.
After the game, Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett had some less than kind words to say about Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez:
"Tell the Philadelphia police to put an APB out," Bennett told USA Today Sports. "Sanchez is trying to impersonate a good quarterback."
It was a less than stellar day for Sanchez, who completed just 10 of 20 passes for 96 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and allowed three sacks. One of Sanchez's interceptions came in the fourth quarter, just as it appeared that Philadelphia could be mounting a late charge.
In six games this season, Sanchez has thrown for 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns, but has allowed seven interceptions and given up two fumbles. In five years with the Jets, he lost 20 fumbles and threw 69 interceptions.
The former Jets signal-caller has been much maligned throughout his career, despite two appearances in the AFC Championship Game. This latest instance is an amusing reminder that Sanchez's reputation around the league is suspect.
It isn't every day that you hear an opposing player challenge the competency of an NFL quarterback so directly. But this instance was good for a laugh, even if it causes fans of the Philadelphia Eagles, not to mention Sanchez himself, to wince.