Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 12/26/12

New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow admits he expressed frustration to head coach Rex Ryan over constantly having to run up the middle in the Wildcat. Tebow told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that the backlash affected his holiday. “You work your whole life to build a reputation,“ Tebow said. “Then people try to bring you down when they don’t understand even what happened. It’s disappointing. You just want to express your side of the story … Not just that. Your character and who you are… You want people to look at what really happened, not what one person said.” Tebow responded to the criticism that he quit on the Jets. “I never said, ‘Hey, I don’t want to do anything. I won’t do anything,‘” Tebow said on Wednesday. “That wasn’t the talk at all. He knows that. And everybody on this team knows that I would never not to do something if I was asked. That’s what’s disappointing. People saying,‘Oh, you quit. Or you didn’t do this.’ That was not it at all. It was just me asking to get an opportunity to play the position I love, which is quarterback. It wasn’t me asking out of anything.” Tebow said he wishes he would have been "more clear" with Ryan last Tuesday in expressing his desire to do more than just run the Wildcat.  So he met with Ryan again last Friday. “I was definitely disappointed and frustrated and I let him know that,” Tebow said. “Just asked for an opportunity to play quarterback. (On Friday, I told him that), I would do anything for this team like I have all year from punt to hands team to catching passes… whatever I could do. He appreciated that. He understood. We got a great relationship still.” “When people talk about how you play football and how much, that’s one thing,“Tebow said. “That really doesn’t bother me. I think the only thing that’s been disappointing these last few days and frustrating is people saying, ‘Oh you quit on your team or you’re not a good teammate.’”   “For people to not know the situation and then start to bash your character and then say you’re a phony or you’re a fake or you’re a hypocrite, I think that’s what’s disappointing and that’s what’s frustrating,“ he added. “Your character is who you are as a man and that’s a lot more important… I take that way more serious than I’ll ever take a football game.”

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