I wasn’t going to take a whole post to speak about this, but the more and more I heard and thought about it, I had to get this off my chest. It seems, as we have all heard, that former Jets players have taken to the airwaves to knock their former team. Kris Jenkins has made this a habit, as he went as far as to say that Mark Sanchez needed to be put out of his misery, garnering a lot of anger from Twitter.
These days, it’s LaDainian Tomlinson who has begun to make a career out of bashing his old team. He is an analyst for the NFL Network now, and has been making his way through “Radio Row” at the Super Bowl this week, never seeing a microphone that he didn’t like. But it didn’t start this week.
Remember earlier this season, when there were “anonymous sources” coming out of the Jets locker room, bashing Tim Tebow? Tomlinson accused Antonio Cromartie and Bart Scott of being the leaks. First of all, any Jets fan knows that these are two guys that put their names on everything they do. We don’t have to be in the locker room to have known that this was farther from the truth. Then, after both players denied it, Tomlinson backed off his claims with the following:
“Listen, I was just speculating on things,” he said. “I’m not sure who said it, but I know there is a problem and that there has been one for years.”
Let’s take that apart for a minute. First of all, LaDainian is a coward, who doesn’t stand up for what he believes to be true. Maybe he was afraid that those two guys were going to come and kick his behind. Secondly, he is clueless. He obviously had no pulse of what was going on, to get it all wrong. But then, he says that there was a problem for years? HE WASN’T THERE FOR YEARS! He was part of an 11-5 team and an 8-8 team that fell apart at the end. He wasn’t there to know about problems for years. LaDainian, just stop.