Early in the week, 12 players on the New York Jets came out and ripped Tim Tebow in a story for the New York Daily News. One player even went as far as to say Tebow is “terrible.” The bigger problem with these comments? They did all of this while remaining anonymous.
There is nothing more cowardly than talking noise about someone and not putting your name on it. This is the equivalent of the bros at bars who run their mouths at each other but never back up their talk. It’s all testosterone, and it seems fitting that this is happening in New York/New Jersey, the bro capitol of the world.
Rex Ryan vented his frustrations to the media yesterday.
”If you’re not going to put your name to it, I think that’s about as cowardly of a thing there is,” Ryan said. ”I don’t want to get into specifics of what I said, but I did address it with our football team. If you’re searching for things to try to drive a wedge through the team, my thing is, I believe in this team.”
I completely agree with Ryan here. There is absolutely nothing to gain from making these comments to the media, even if they did put their name on it. What is this accomplishing? If you have something to say to someone, you go to them like a man. There is one specific word I want to call these Jets players, unfortunately it would not be appropriate on this platform.
It rhymes with ditch.
Another problem I have with the remarks by the players is the Jets are 3-6 and in last place in the division. Where do they get off criticizing a guy who doesn’t even play? Instead of worrying about the backup quarterback, these cowards need to look in the mirror.
Tebow has done nothing this season to deserve this out-of-nowhere criticism. Even if it is the truth, there was no need to bring dissension to the locker room, which is exactly what this will do.