The Bronocs QB job is still up for grabs and if Gary Kubiak had been asked after Saturday morning's practice to pick one, he might well have circled none of the above as he offered; “I’m not real happy with practice.’’
Mark Sanchez got the start in the preseason opener against the Chicago Bears and finished his quarter of work 10-of-13 for 99 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Overall, Sanchez has moments when he looks like the guy who has started 72 career regular-season games and is the clear No. 1, but that’s when he stays on time in his progressions.
When he rushes things early in the play, gets impatient, or when the play gets extended, that’s when the majority of his mistakes have come because in those moments he has often forced things when he shouldn’t.
In recent practices he has had three interceptions returned for what would have been touchdowns in games – two by Bradley Roby in the past week and one by Lorenzo Doss in Saturday’s practice. If he doesn’t earn the job it will be that propensity to force the issue when he’s out of sync on the play that has cost him.
That's pretty much the book on Sanchez so we'll see if it can change. He can look great at times and awful at others. As the story said, Sanchez has to clean up his game. He has has averaged slightly more than an interception a game in his career, and Kubiak simply may not be willing to live with that ratio.