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LaDainian Tomlinson thinks Antonio Cromartie, Bart Scott were anonymous Jets who ripped Tim Tebow

LaDainian Tomlinson knows more than the average person about life in the New York Jets locker room. Many of the current Jets are his former teammates, and L.T. feels confident he knows who was behind the anonymous Tim Tebow bashing that came out on Wednesday.

According to Newsday, L.T. said during his Sirius/XM radio segment on Wednesday that he believes Antonio Cromartie is the player who called Tebow “terrible,” and that Bart Scott is the one who said Tebow running the Wildcat would never work.

“Cromartie has never had a problem putting his name on things,” Tomlinson said. “…Once you start talking to the media about teammates, (coach) Rex (Ryan) is going to address it. He’s not going to let it go. And so, now you have guys that don’t want to put your name on it because, obviously, Rex Ryan has said something about it.”

In other words, Cromartie is not the type to conceal his identity, but L.T. believes he chose to this time so he doesn’t have to hear it from Rex Ryan. God forbid he should just keep quiet and say nothing — assuming Tomlinson is right and the player actually is Cromartie. L.T. also questioned the Jets’ decision to acquire Tebow in the first place.

“They weren’t getting a guy that could really compete for a starting quarterback’s job,” he said. “They were getting a change of pace kind of guy, a Wildcat kind of guy. Why would (general manager) Mike Tannenbaum make that move?”

Tomlinson said New York’s locker room problems last season were the worst he has been around, and after Wednesday’s debacle you have to wonder if this season is just as chaotic. We know Santonio Holmes doesn’t think a two-quarterback system would work in the NFL, but he hasn’t even been around to say anything to the media. Whether it was Cromartie, Scott and/or other players who made the comments about Tebow really doesn’t matter at this point. All that matters is Ryan is once again in danger of losing his locker room — assuming he hasn’t already lost it.

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  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Yeah, I think it’s pretty safe to say he’s lost it.

  • JamesT32

    I seriously doubt whether Scott, or especially the exceedingly mindless Cromartie, is circumspect enough to issue an anonymous quote, regardless of what Ryan is saying or threatening behind closed doors.  If nothing else, expressing that opinion openly on the radio tells you all you need to know about what Tomlinson thinks of those two.  As much as anything else Rex Ryan is an attention freak whose natural personality lends itself to immature clowning and buffoonery and all the goofy things one reads about the Jets are all in some way a derivative of the environment he’s instilled and embraced since he took over in ’09.   To point out that over time he’s gotten the completely dysfunctional and ineffectual team he deserved from the beginning is a point that need only be made to the very stupid.