Is There a Rift Between Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan?

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Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) and quarterback Tim Tebow (15) along the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Yesterday, Mike Tannenbaum went on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” show, and that this to say about how much playing time will belong to Mark Sanchez:

“But again, Mark’s going to be on the field for the lion’s share. You guys will see. His playing time will be 80-90 percent over the 16 games. He’s clearly our quarterback.”

Tannenbaum could have left it at “the lion’s share”, but he didn’t. He had to add a percentage to it.

At his after practice press conference, coach Ryan was asked about a percentage for the Wildcat, and he replied:

We are not going to put a percentage on it. At least I’m not going to.

Rex could have left it with the fact that they weren’t going to put a percentage on it. He didn’t have to add “At least I’m not going to”. That seemed like a shot at Tannenbaum’s earlier comments. Both scenarios together just make me wonder if they are having some tension in their relationship. If they win, it won’t matter. If they don’t, and they are having problems, it could rear its ugly head later in the season.

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