Tim Tebow Ripped by New York Jets Teammates, and Other AFC East News

Erik FrenzSenior Writer INovember 14, 2012

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 11:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets warms up prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 11, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The Jets' locker room showed solidarity.

They did it at the expense of one of their own.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, more than a dozen Jets players and members of the organization came out and shared their opinion of backup quarterback Tim Tebow.

In their eyes, he’s simply not very good.

The prevailing thought in the organization is that Tebow is nothing more than a gimmick.

"He's terrible," a defensive starter told the Daily News.

Well, that's one way to put it.

The players cited poor practice performance, but also indicated that switching to Tebow would mean running an offense that isn't sustainable in the NFL, and would mean the Jets are "depending on miracles," according to an unnamed member of the organization.

None of the members of the organization interviewed by The News believed that a zone-read offense tailored to Tebow's strengths can help the Jets reverse their fortunes.

"Hell, no!" another starter said. "You got to keep defenses honest. You just can't line up in the Wildcat all the time. That won't work."

It's no surprise to see anonymous Jets players come out and rip a quarterback after the way things ended last year, with anonymous sources talking to Mehta about quarterback Mark Sanchez

So in the end, who is this more an indictment of? Tim Tebow? Rex Ryan? Mike Tannenbaum, for filling the locker room with so many players willing to trash their teammates anonymously?

How different would it be if names were attached? I wonder if any names would show up in both this article and the aforementioned Sanchez article. Either way, there are surely better ways to show solidarity as a team than to come out in unison against one of your own.

Here's some more news from around the AFC East.


New York Jets

Jason Smith of NFL.com goes in-depth with a look at why the Jets cut running back Danny Woodhead, and what that means for the team.

CBS Sports analyst Phil Simms offers up his recipe for how to fix the Jets, saying, "What do I look like, a miracle worker?"


Buffalo Bills

According to Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 SportsRadio, a new Marcell Dareus injury popped up on the injury report after Tuesday's practice.

Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News writes that it was Chan Gailey's call on the final play of the game, not wide receiver T.J. Graham's wrong route, which lost the game for Buffalo.


Miami Dolphins

According to Brian Biggane of The Palm Beach Post, defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle is both disgusted in some of the calls he made, and disappointed in his team's performance in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald thinks the Dolphins' offense needs to pick up the pace.


New England Patriots

Dan Hope of NEPatriotsDraft.com thinks the Patriots should leave Devin McCourty at safety.

Christopher Price of WEEI.com writes that Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia has helped get cornerback Aqib Talib acclimated to the Patriots' defense.

Matt Chatham of The Boston Herald says there are too many problems to choose from with the Patriots' defense.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained via team press releases.