Oct 21, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) is tackled by New York Jets safety LaRon Landry (30) during the first overtime quarter at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 29-26. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
LaRon Landry was one of the biggest additions to the Jets in 2012. Literally, he changed the culture of the defense, especially across the middle of the football field. He’s an unrestricted free agent, and we have talked about the immense importance of being brought back by the Jets.
Wednesday, he spent time at ESPN, appearing on their various programs. He began the day appearing on the program “First Take”, where he told host Skip Bayless that he was expecting more from Tim Tebow. Well, we all know this made all of the reporters crazy, so this story made the rounds through the mainstream media. Each Jets reporter reported this in their own mainstream media kind of way, making a big deal out of this.
My question on it is this…..so what?
First of all, what station was LaRon on? ESPN. Let’s not forget the preseason, when the call letters could have been changed from “ESPN” to “TTBN (Tim Tebow Network)”. Every member of their staff was, and probably still is, obsessed with Tim Tebow. It would have been more news worthy had LaRon not been coaxed into speaking about Tebow.
That obsession is the greatest from Skip Bayless, co-host of the show “First Take”. People have commented that they think Skip is related to Tebow, that’s how strongly he feels about him. All season long, all he could do was talk about Tim Tebow, and how he would make the team better. If anyone was going to take a discussion about the New York Jets, or a discussion with a New York Jets player, in the direction of a popular backup quarterback, it’s Skip Bayless.
The fact that LaRon Landry gave his opinion is not news.
We all know that the Jets are not shy about sharing their opinions when asked. We also know that NO MATTER what was said, everyone would write a story about it. I mean, what would the NFL news landscape be like if it didn’t report how many times a member of the Jets breathed, sneezed…etc? Combine that with the fact that the discussion was about none other than Tim Tebow, and the headlines are EVERYWHERE!
In spite of this fact, LaRon Landry expecting more of Tim Tebow is not news. It might have even been obvious.