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Woody distancing himself from Tebow trade

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07:57 AM ET 01.21 | There remains at least a fair amount of public perception that Tim Tebow's arrival in New York started with owner Woody Johnson. [But] that's not how it was presented to at least one GM candidate in his interview with the Jets. Former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist, who interviewed for the job nine days ago, said Johnson told him it wasn't his idea. According to Sundquist, Johnson said the trade was "forced" on them -- meaning him and team president Neil Glat, who also participated in the interview. That makes it sound like Johnson was blaming former GM Mike Tannenbaum for the Tebow debacle; in a sense, Johnson did exactly that, firing Tannenbaum. Johnson also said, according to Sundquist, that he eventually "jumped on board" with the idea.

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January 21, 2013  07:59 AM ET

If Tim ends up in Canada will we still get a daily Tebow?

January 21, 2013  08:01 AM ET

First thing I saw on Twitter this morning;

@ProFootballTalk
Jets owner went from "I think you can never have too much Tebow" to saying Tim was "forced" on him http://wp.me/p14QSB-6WYD

I just KNEW I would see it again...

January 21, 2013  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If Tim ends up in Canada will we still get a daily Tebow?

That's "...will we still get a daily Tebow, eh?"

January 21, 2013  08:08 AM ET

Easiest to just blame the guy who just got fired. It sweeps it all clean. What a tool.

January 21, 2013  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That's "...will we still get a daily Tebow, eh?"

I stand corrected

January 21, 2013  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I stand corrected

We stand on guard for thee.

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January 21, 2013  09:35 AM ET

The team owner says the Tebow trade was "forced" on him. Yeah... I don't buy that one at all. The J-E-T-S just can't help but embarrass themselves, I guess.

January 21, 2013  09:41 AM ET

I guess Woody has a sign on his desk that says " The Buck Stops There."

January 21, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If Tim ends up in Canada will we still get a daily Tebow?

In the words of Stone Cold Steve Austin "I guaran-D@MN-tee it"

January 21, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Whatever Woody Want's, Woody Gets!!!!!!

January 21, 2013  10:24 AM ET

Woody you are the owner of the Jets and believe it or not you could have said NO.....

January 21, 2013  10:52 AM ET

As someone that is fed Cards games week after week and seeing the disasters at QB, all I have to say is Tebow must be horrible to get this rep and not even played a full season of games.

January 21, 2013  11:04 AM ET

Tannenbaum: "Listen Woody, I'm going to bring this Tebow guy in here..you got it?"
Woody: "OK, Mike...whatever you say....you're the boss."

Uh, nope don't pass the smell test. Woody was behind it from the start and now doesn't want to look like a fool. He missed that chance.

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January 21, 2013  12:10 PM ET

Woody you are the owner of the Jets and believe it or not you could have said NO.....

January 21, 2013  01:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Easiest to just blame the guy who just got fired. It sweeps it all clean. What a tool.

Ja

January 21, 2013  01:54 PM ET

As a life long Jets fan,I feel that Woody is probably the biggest hindrance to the team's success. Of course he wanted Tebow. And Rex never did. Hopefully,new GM Idzik will bring some order and Woody will retreat to the background.

 
January 21, 2013  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The team owner says the Tebow trade was "forced" on him. Yeah... I don't buy that one at all. The J-E-T-S just can't help but embarrass themselves, I guess.

Yes, they trade for the guy and then don't even play him.

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