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Tannenbaum takes blame for Tebow trade

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03:00 PM ET 01.30 | Tim Tebow can't seem to escape the New York media -- not yet, at least. Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, who was relieved of his duties as the Jets' general manager following the 2012 season, revealed that acquiring Tebow was his decision -- lending credence to the report last week that Jets owner Woody Johnson was apprehensive at first about bringing Tebow to New York.

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January 30, 2013  03:03 PM ET

As a fan of football... (not Jets)... It's okay bro... It's okay. Please just stop.

January 30, 2013  03:06 PM ET

Small print in his severance package stated he would fall on his sword whenever asked about Tebow.

January 30, 2013  03:07 PM ET

Tebow would be more liked if he was a "bad" guy..... Like Ray Lewis... No wait.

January 30, 2013  03:10 PM ET

They act like he flew a jet into a building. The kid has done nothing to, or for I guess, NY

January 30, 2013  03:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

They act like he flew a jet into a building. The kid has done nothing to, or for I guess, NY

That's America... The media.. The fans... All follow one another.

If a guy is squeaky clean, he's hated for that... If a guy has something negative to hold onto, guys hate them as well.

At work... People don't like people who kiss ****. People also don't like people who DON'T kiss ****....

It's America Bro!

January 30, 2013  03:12 PM ET

I think Rex must have some pictures of Tannenbaum playing with Woody Johnson's feet hidden away some place.......Nothing else explains Rex staying, Tannenbaum leaving and taking all the blame for the Tebow trade......

January 30, 2013  03:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think Rex must have some pictures of Tannenbaum playing with Woody Johnson's feet hidden away some place.......Nothing else explains Rex staying, Tannenbaum leaving and taking all the blame for the Tebow trade......

It is hard to put the blame on a QB that never started.

January 30, 2013  03:18 PM ET

Tannenbaum also was responsible for signing the 40 yr old Brett Favre in 2008.

January 30, 2013  03:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It is hard to put the blame on a QB that never started.

True!

January 30, 2013  03:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Tannenbaum also was responsible for signing the 40 yr old Brett Favre in 2008.

Wow! 0-2 so far.

January 30, 2013  03:31 PM ET

Tannenbaum is gone and Tebow is still there. The Jets are better off than if it had been the other way around.

January 30, 2013  03:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Tannenbaum also was responsible for signing the 40 yr old Brett Favre in 2008.

And after two forgettable years with the Jets, he went to Minnesota and was within a first down of taking them to the Superbowl.

Maybe it's not the quarterbacks that Tannenbaum brings in. Maybe it's the Jets.

January 30, 2013  03:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

And after two forgettable years with the Jets, he went to Minnesota and was within a first down of taking them to the Superbowl.Maybe it's not the quarterbacks that Tannenbaum brings in. Maybe it's the Jets.

I think you are right.

January 30, 2013  04:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Maybe it's not the quarterbacks that Tannenbaum brings in. Maybe it's the Jets.

I'm thinking one particular Jet.

January 30, 2013  04:18 PM ET

Even Fireman Ed at this point thinks the Jets suck.

January 30, 2013  04:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Even Fireman Ed at this point thinks the Jets suck.

And because I know its coming if you check my post history you will find few others rip on the T_rd Bird Cards more than me. Like most people in the city (lol why their fan base sucks) I am a transplant.

January 30, 2013  04:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

And after two forgettable years with the Jets, he went to Minnesota and was within a first down of taking them to the Superbowl.Maybe it's not the quarterbacks that Tannenbaum brings in. Maybe it's the Jets.

Yeah, but bringing in Tebow was a major error and NFL means "not for long" if you screw up that badly.

January 30, 2013  04:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Yeah, but bringing in Tebow was a major error and NFL means "not for long" if you screw up that badly.

That contract extension for Sanchez wasn't a stroke of genius either.

January 30, 2013  04:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

That contract extension for Sanchez wasn't a stroke of genius either.

Much more upside though than Tim T., don't you think? (How about a GM who allows Jonathan Quinn in?)

 
January 30, 2013  05:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Tannenbaum also was responsible for signing the 40 yr old Brett Favre in 2008.

As well as a crap bucket full of bad drafts.

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