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Tim Tebow did his best to clarify the flurry of reports that have come out since Sunday's loss to the Chargers -- a game where Tebow did not play and was replaced in the Wildcat formation by Jeremy Kerley.
He denied asking out of the Wildcat during a meeting with Rex Ryan on Tuesday, shortly after he found out he would not be the starter on Sunday. Tebow said that he did, however, thoroughly express his unhappiness about the decision for the first time in a "man to man" talk with Ryan; the first of which he's had all year. He told Ryan that he wanted to play "regular quarterback," something he reiterated several times.
"I said 'yeah, I'm frustrated with this,' absolutely and he knew that, he knew that I was frustrated by me saying it, but I didn't ask out, or say I wouldn't do anything," Tebow said.
He added: "(A possible misunderstanding) is why I expressed back to him Friday, I said 'Coach, you still know I'll do anything for this team, right? I'll do whatever,'" Tebow said. "He appreciated that, I think he knew that but I think he appreciated me going back and saying it."
Tebow said that his Christmas "wasn't the best" because he spent time hearing analysts bash his character and assume that he "quit" on the team by asking out of the Wildcat.
"I didn't say I wouldn't do anything, that is not the truth," Tebow said. "For it just to come out and for people to run with it about my character and not being a good teammate, I think that's disappointing because your reputation is who you are and my reputation means a lot to me."
Later, he added: "You work your whole life to build a reputation. Then people try to bring you down when they don't understand what happened."
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It's a been a difficult year in New York for Tim Tebow and the Jets, and in a recent interview with ESPN, the polarizing QB tried to set the record straight on a few things.
Tim Tebow did not ask out of the wildcat package last week. The backup quarterback for the Jets is upset that critics say he quit on the New York Jets.
“For people to not know the situation and start to bash your character and say you’re a phony, you’re a fake and you’re a hypocrite, I think that’s what’s disappointing and that’s what’s frustrating,” Tebow said...
Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Jacksonville fan holds up a sign referencing trading New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (not pictured) to the Jaguars during the second half of the game against the New England Patriots at EverBank Field. The Patriots defeated the Jaguars 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
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Following his second consecutive disappointing season at the
helm of the New York Jets, coach Rex Ryan is reportedly telling anyone that
will listen that he’d be better off being fired if the team isn’t willing to “rectify
player personnel and coaching issues on offense,” reports Manish Mehta of the
New York Daily News.
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In hour two of the Open Mike program from December 26, Michael Cohen welcomes in Mike Sanfilipo of Triple Coverage to get his take on the Giants collapse. The duo then talk about the Tim Tebow fiasco in New York, and whether the Jets should either fire or demote GM Mike Tannenbaum. That and the boys count down and look back at the year 2012.
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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has informed quarterback Mark Sanchez that he’ll start in the season finale.
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Without the circus that is the Jets, I wouldn’t be able to laugh as much I have been.
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