Because the life of Jets fans isn’t
shitty dramatic enough, today we had to wake up to yet another edition of finger pointing with anonymous sources from the New York Daily News.
Daily News writer Manish Mehta’s latest article compiles quotes from several New York Jets and team sources, all anonymously piling on Tim Tebow. Guard Matt Slauson was the only player with the balls to attach his name to his words.
Here are few of the more interesting quotes from the article:
“He’s terrible,” a defensive starter told the Daily News.
Wonderful thing to say about your teammate. Classy.
“We have Greg . . . and we have an athlete,” (Matt) Slauson said.
At least Matt didn’t go the anonymous route. Matt has always been a Sanchez guy and his “athlete” comment seems to be a page out of Rex Ryan’s book.
“Now we’re depending on miracles?” a member of the organization said. “You can’t play that way.”
Really? Cause that what you need to make the playoffs.
“Look at some of the players he’s throwing to. It’s garbage.” (In reference to players around Mark).
That’s Mike Tannenbaum’s fault. Not Tim Tebow’s.
And my personal favorite:
“It would take extreme poor play. . . . like a five-interception game,” said a prominent member of the organization. “Something where it was just ridiculous. It would take Mark to totally just sh– the bed and become unglued (before there was a quarterback change).”
Not even gonna comment on that one. It would take Mark to totally just sh– the bed? What he did on Sunday wasn’t sh–ing the bed??
I would say something about the Daily News’ journalistic integrity, but we all know they lost that a long time ago. I’m not even going to blast Manish for this. This isn’t about him and this isn’t even about Tebow. This is about a locker room full of players – a culture – that just doesn’t get it.
Tim Tebow has never been a very good practice player and I will not argue that he isn’t one of the best quarterback’s in the National Football League. But this..this is disgusting. What kind of dudes say these things about their own teammate to the media? You can be pissed off about the state of your season and your team but you have to be better than this. This makes the entire team look like..well, sh–.
Nevermind that Tim Tebow has done everything he has been asked to do. If teammates have an issue with what he is or isn’t doing, then they should take it up with management. Or better yet, they should know their place and realize that what Tebow does or doesn’t do is not up to them.
And to make matters worse, Rex has the nerve to tell the fans and the media this team is unified? Makes me puke. Rex vowed that he would end this nonsense and this is already happening 11 games into the season. “Can’t wait” for the next two months to unfold.
FWIW, Adam Schein (Of SNY Postgame, Sirius XM Radio and NFL.com) tweeted this:
I’m sure Adam will be on it and get some more scoop in the coming hours.
- Erik Manassy of Jets Twit talked about the article on his daily podcast. As usual, Erik is spot on in his assessment of this situation and I highly recommend you give it a listen.
- Also, PFF did a really fantastic breakdown of Mark Sanchez today. If you’re a Sanchez guy/gal, you might not like it. It’s pretty damming and it’s very well supported with cold hard facts. Check it out.