The Sanchize was correct.
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"I think (Smith's) looked good," Ryan said, per the New York Daily News. "I'm excited to see him play."
"There's no question that I think we can do some very good things with Mark," Mornhinweg said. "Don't quite know where Geno's at yet, even though we might think we know, but those preseason games are such a good evaluation period for a young man."
Mornhinweg, like Ryan, acknowledged "it's possible" the quarterback duel might burn into the preseason's fourth week. That would be unusual. It also would be a mistake.
Sanchez isn't a franchise passer. Not today, not tomorrow. The future at the position -- whether or not Ryan agrees -- comes through Smith, hand-picked by new general manager John Idzik to clean up last season's car crash under center.
Sanchez steered that vehicle in 2012. It's time for a new chauffeur.