After an important loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez didn’t feel like answering questions, so at his mandatory press availability, he thought he’d give a speech that he hoped would “hit on everything” the reporters might want to know.
First play of the game, [I had an] early mistake. It can’t happen. It put our offense in a tough spot. [It was] a great read. J-Co [Jerricho Cotchery] runs an awesome route and it’s just a physical mistake and underthrown ball. The best part about it, the mental side of it, I battled back all game. …
And on like that for a few minutes spewing clichés along the way. Of course the first question he got was: Why the speech?
The whole episode reminds us of Henry Kissinger, who supposedly once faced the press by asking, “Who’s got questions to my answers?”