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LaDainian Tomlinson knows his way around the dysfunctional New York Jets locker room and sounded like he figured out who the "anonymous" players were who ripped Tim Tebow in a New York Daily News article on Wednesday. The Sirius/XM radio show host had the quotes read to him on air and came to the conclusion that he thinks it was cornerback Antonio Cromartie who described Tebow as "terrible" and Bart Scott is the player who blasted the Wildcat offense and said it "wouldn't work" with the maligned quarterback. In his Wednesday press conference, head coach Rex Ryan described the anonymous players as "cowardly" after speaking to the team about it. "Cromartie has never had a problem putting his name on things," said Tomlinson, who retired after last season, told his co-host Ross Tucker. "I don't know, it's just one of those things I feel like I am sure Rex Ryan has said something in the meetings about talking to the media about other guys. Once you start talking to the media about teammates, Rex is going to address it, he's not going to let it go. And so, now you have guys that don't want to put your name on it because Rex Ryan has said something about it." Ryan "didn't appreciate" that the quotes from the anonymous players criticizing Tebow were splashed all over the back page of the Daily News and early morning fodder for sports talk all over the country. He stood up for his "backup" quarterback and criticized anyone who tried to drive a "wedge" into his team at the presser later in the day. "If you're not going to put your name to it," bristled Ryan. "I think that's about as cowardly a thing as there is." Tomlinson still doesn't understand why the Jets even picked up Tebow. "They knew what they were getting in Tebow," the former Jets running back said. "They weren't getting a guy that could really compete for a starting quarterback's job. They were getting a guy, a Wildcat kind of guy. Why would (general manager) Mike Tannenbaum make that move? If all the guys in the locker room knew what they were getting and Mike Tannenbaum didn't know what he was getting in Tim Tebow." It sure sounded like Tomlinson still fit in with the dozen or so Jets players who ripped Tebow in the story. But at least he put his name on it.
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