Quarterback Mark Sanchez is not worried about anything other than playing a football game on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Head coach Chip Kelly announced on Friday that Sanchez will start. Kelly wants to give Sam Bradford more reps in practice before putting him on the field in a game situation.
"The most important thing is to try and take care of the football, get a couple of first downs, have a successful drive or two. See how long we get to stay in and have fun and get used to playing again," said Sanchez, who started the final eight games of the 2014 season for the Eagles.
Kelly said that his philosophy is to have the starters play eight to 10 plays in the preseason opener. Sanchez plans on approaching this game the same way he would a regular season contest.
"I wouldn't even worry about it. You just prepare like you're going to play the whole game and then when you have to come out you come out," said Sanchez. "Start it off like you normally would any game and try to get a successful drive."
As the Training Camp transitions into the preseason, the intensity rises and the players become more and more prepared for what's in store each week.
"It gets a little faster as you go each game. Guys start to pick it up whether it's OTAs to camp to preseason and then to a regular season game. It only gets a little bit faster; the stakes get a little bit higher as you move on. That's natural," he said.