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'NFL Total Access' recap: Mark Sanchez vs. Geno Smith

Did you miss Thursday's edition of "NFL Total Access" on NFL Network? Catch up with this recap:

Sanchez needs to focus

Mark Sanchez wears headbands. He also plays football for the New York Jets. Donovan McNabb was asked whether Sanchez can succeed with the team. McNabb thinks the best thing for the quarterback to do is to make the best with what he has, focus and not turn the ball over -- he's thrown 69 interceptions in his career.

One-on-one with Chandler Jones

New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones joined the show from the Patriots' team cam. Jones broke news that his brother, Jon "Bones" Jones, still has all 10 toes intact. Jones also admitted he was a bit shocked that his former college coach, Doug Marrone, didn't draft Ryan Nassib in the 2013 NFL Draft, but Jones said he understands it's a business. Jones, however, said he's very happy for the opportunity EJ Manuel will have with the Buffalo Bills. It's likely Jones probably also is happy about the opportunity to sack him.

Kimberly Jones on the Jets

Sanchez's headband fashion statement might have been paying homage to David Beckham -- who turns 38 today. Sanchez might want to start paying attention to the playbook instead, as the quarterback meeting room is in need of additional seating with all the bodies at Jets camp. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones -- living rent-free at the Jets facility -- talked about David Garrard's place in the competition. Garrard is healthy and hoping that politics don't come into play.

And in case anyone's keeping score, the "NFL Total Access" crew also paid homage to prominent athletes (from Alex Morgan and Jenny Finch to Skylar Diggins and, of course, Sanchez) who advocate for headbands, sporting headbands of their own.

Sapp earns another honor

NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp joined the show from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' team cam. Sapp is having his jersey No. 99 retired by the team during the 2013 season -- which came as a surprise to him during today's ceremony inducting him into the Buccaneers' Ring of Honor. Sapp also shared his thoughts on the Bucs' outlook this season, but the crew couldn't resist asking him about the Jets' quarterback situation. For the record, Sapp said it's Geno Smith's job to lose.

Be sure to tune into "NFL Total Access" Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

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