Kristian Dyer wrote up some reactions from players in Metro about the anonymous sources earlier this week. Players seem to be of the mind that some of the quotes were either totally fictitious, or at the least … upcycled.
One prominent Jets player told Metro New York that the consensus was that the quotes were bogus. The player, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the comment about Tebow being “terrible” drew some raised eyebrows from the team.
“That one right there, we don’t know if that necessarily came out of the locker room. We think that was made up or that was from an old story that he took and rewrote it again,” the player said. “We don’t think that came from here and was recent. Whatever one comes from in here has a name on it, like the [Matt] Slauson one. We talked about it and moved on. But we’re not buying all this spin that is coming out right now and we’re not necessarily buying that the quote came out recently or even from this locker room.”
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comIt’s an intriguing response by the players and according to Dyer, it sounds like the headaches that have sprung up this week between players and media have helped those players focus and rally around each other.
We’ll see this Sunday.