The New York jets quarterback controversy took yet another interesting twist this week when many current players said that they had absolutely no faith or confidence in Tim Tebow, opting rather to stick with mark Sanchez as the team’s starting QB going forward. As bad as Sanchez has been throughout the entire 2012 NFL season, it says something when the Jets do not even support a change at quarterback with Tebow.
Except, perhaps, for running back Shonn Greene. Or at least, that is what it seemed like he said earlier this week.
While many players – even some who did so the cowardly way by speaking anonymously – said that Tebow was “terrible” and could not play the position in the NFL [which is what I have been saying for three or four years now, but whatever], Greene said that the Jets needed a change.
“You feel bad for Mark, but at the same time, you want to win games. We’re not here to protect people’s feelings,” Greene said, according to Yahoo Sports. “If you want to win games, you’ve got to try something.”
Oh, he didn’t mean benching Sanchez in favor of Tebow. Oh, wait is that what you thought? Silly.
Shouldn’t Greene make a beeping sound when he backtracks that much?
Of course he meant that the Jets should try benching Sanchez and see if Tebow can spark a turnaround. He didn’t mention any names specifically or say which position should be changed, but it is obvious. He didn’t have to mention Sanchez or Tebow. Those are clearly the players he was referring to when discussing a change.
We know well enough by now that players are always talking about the quarterback when discussing a potential change. When a team struggles, the back up quarterback is the most popular player on the team.
Just not with the Jets. Not when that back up is Tebow, who may be the only quarterback in the league who is actually worse than Sanchez.
Greene can say what he wants now. He must have been threatened when head coach Rex Ryan called out all of his players for making anonymous cowardly comments. Greene must have taken his words seriously. That is why he attempted to either recant or alter his original statement.
Either way, we all know what he meant.