Found November 14, 2012 on Ride The Pine:
I hope Tim Tebow is breathing this morning because he just got ran over by a green and white bus with the license plate New York Jets.  The New York Daily News published an article with quotes from unnamed players and members of the organization who ripped into Tim Tebow and the thought of him as their number one quarterback. “He’s terrible,” a defensive starter told the Daily News. Left guard Matt Slauson, who has repeatedly supported Sanchez, made it clear that the fourth-year signal caller is the Jets’ best quarterback. “It’s not even close,” Slauson said. “All the other quarterbacks know it. I have all the confidence in Mark. We don’t really have a choice.” When asked about the team’s two other quarterbacks on the depth chart as possible alternatives — Tebow and Greg McElroy — Slauson clarified that the Jets really have only one other quarterback. “We have Greg . . . and we have an athlete,” Slauson said. But could the Jets win with Tebow as the No. 1 quarterback? “Do I have to answer that question?” a veteran starter said, shaking his head. To most of the people in the organization, Tebow is nothing more than a specialty player who doesn’t have the requisite skills to be a true quarterback in the league. “We don’t look at him as a quarterback,” another starter said. “He’s the Wildcat guy.” The designation dismisses Tebow’s success in Denver last season. Despite Tebow’s magic from a year ago, the Jets still view Sanchez as a much better option and have no immediate plans to bench him, according to sources. None of the members of the organization interviewed by The News believed that a zone-read offense tailored to Tebow’s strengths can help the Jets reverse their fortunes. “Hell, no!” another starter said. “You got to keep defenses honest. You just can’t line up in the Wildcat all the time. That won’t work.” Tebow’s legs provide a tempting alternative for the Jets’ slumping offense. “That’s the real threat he brings,” defensive lineman Mike DeVito said. “He’s a winner,” said a Jets source, who made it clear that even though he wanted Tebow to get more playing time, Sanchez should remain the starter. “If he stays on the field long enough, usually good things happen.” But most members of the Jets don’t believe that what they saw from Tebow last season is sustainable. “We can’t win running that sh–,” one player said. They think Tebow’s heroics in Denver were a mirage. “Now we’re depending on miracles?” a member of the organization said. “You can’t play that way.” However, Sanchez’s poor play raises legitimate questions about whether a change — if only temporary — is in order for a team that has lost nine of the last 12 games dating back to last season. The decision-makers don’t think that’s the right course of action. “It would take extreme poor play. . . . like a five-interception game,” said a prominent member of the organization. “Something where it was just ridiculous. It would take Mark to totally just sh– the bed and become unglued (before there was a quarterback change).” The organization has factored Sanchez’s weak supporting cast of skill position players into the equation. “Look at some of the players he’s throwing to,” a Jets official said. “It’s garbage.” Said another Jets source: “I’ve seen better receiving corps in college than we have on our team.” So, who wants Tebow to be the starter? “Nobody,” a member of the team said. I’m sorry, what was that? It would take Mark to totally just **** the bed? What in the blue hell do you call his performance thus far?  People will argue night and day whether Tim Tebow can play in the NFL but guess what he took a team to the playoffs last year.  How did Cam Newton do in the playoffs last year? Oh yeah… It’s unfair of these chicken-********************** to rip into Tebow.  I’m not saying Tebow would be great for the Jets, but how can you call him terrible when he hasn’t even had a chance to play for you. The post Anonymous Jets Players Call Tim Tebow “Terrible” appeared first on Ride The Pine.
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