Mike Tannenbaum's Comments Prove Mark Sanchez is Set Up to Fail

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Dec 24, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) throws a pass during the second half of their game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

I have talked ad nauseum about my opinion on the Tebow/Sanchez situation. You can go just about anywhere on this website to know how I feel, I am not going to rehash my opinion.

What I am going to talk about, though, is my perception, that the Jets want Tim Tebow to be the starter, and are no longer happy with Mark Sanchez. Mike Tannenbaum was on air with Pro Football Talk yesterday, and made some comments regarding the situation. If you read the comments, they seem pretty innocent. But if you break them down, I think it shows the Jets true feeling on their incumbent starter, and incoming backup.

First the quotes, courtesy of Pro Football Talk:

“We had a good idea of what we were getting ourselves into,” Tannenbaum said.  “Tim’s a pretty unique person with a very unique following.  And when we made the decision from a football standpoint — and, you know, that’s our charge, and [owner] Woody [Johnson] always reiterates that and we sat down with Coach [Tony] Sparano and [head coach] Rex [Ryan] — we felt like by far this was the best opportunity for us to try to get back to some of the diversity we want to do on offense, running different types of plays. And we just thought it was a great opportunity, and I felt like from my standpoint, Mike, that we should be able to create the infrastructure where Tim [and] the rest of his teammates could be successful, and we can manage the distractions.”

He went on to say that Tebow will “play a lot”.

Innocent enough, right?  Well, I want to break the comments down a little bit.

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