Well, guess what team is on the front pages on this sunny Wednesday morning? You guessed it, the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS! And who are they in the headlines about? Yup, Tim Tebow. It would seem that the situation is coming to a head, and the Jets are showing that their locker room isn’t that different from last year. It’s getting ugly in Florham Park, folks.
For anyone that is just waking up and hasn’t heard yet, here is what has gone on this morning. Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News released a story this morning, quoting several anonymous sources, players on the Jets, that have called out Tim Tebow’s playing ability. They called him “terrible”, among other things. The sources have basically said that they have to stay with Mark because Tim isn’t any good. Nobody put their name to it except for guard Matt Slauson. Check out our Hub for the story.
First, let me begin my thoughts with this point: Anonymous quotes are for cowards. If you have something to say, put your name to it. It’s very easy to make nasty comments about someone, when nobody knows that you are making them. I could say whatever I wanted to about anyone, if I was going to hide and not let anyone know that I was saying it. Being anonymous is weak. If you have something to say, put your name to it, otherwise you are a coward. Kudos to Matt Slauson for having the guts to put his name to it. No, I hate calling out teammates in the media, but at least had the guts to take the credit. Anonymous quotes are terrible. Period. That’s number one.
Secondly, Tim Tebow does not deserve this treatment. Whatever any of us think about his playing ability, not one of us can say anything about Tim Tebow as a man. Whether he is a talented QB or not is not my point here. My point here is that he came to the Jets, and has been a person who has acted with the utmost class. He has been all the respectful, classy young man he was advertised to be, and he doesn’t deserve the usual Jets treatment of being called out by anonymous sources. Besides be signs of cowardice, it’s pathetic.
Thirdly, and the most unfortunate part, is that this was coming since the day the trade was made. See the next page.