Mark Sanchez is in serious distress

The Jets' QB is regressing before our eyes, and his coach almost pulled the plug Sunday

Updated: December 13, 2010, 9:51 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mark Sanchez was told his coach nearly benched him Sunday, and suddenly the cover boy quarterback projecting that California cool looked like a child just informed his Xbox privileges had been revoked.

The expression came and went in a millisecond -- a tightening of the jaw, a narrowing of the eyes -- but any amateur observer of human nature recognized the fleeting reaction for what it was: a sure sign of pain.

It hurt to hear it. One minute, Sanchez ...

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