There must be something new in the water over in Florham Park because it seems the New York Jets long held policy of “tell all” has turned into a policy of “tight lipped”. It used to take little effort from the media to get a member of the Jets organization, any member, to spill the details on locker room drama so you can imagine how surprised the guys on “The Dave Dameshek Football Program” were when they could not get Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson to provide any dirt on the great Sanchez/Tebow debate.
According to NFL.com, Ferguson was asked a myriad of questions regarding the two quarterbacks, their relationship, as well as their future role on the team – some questions pertinent to football and some downright ridiculous (who is more likely to go see the Dark Knight Rises) – and Ferguson didn’t have a response to any of them. While he did say he believes Mark Sanchez’s three year experience does make him the “perfect man for the job”, he, along with the rest of the organization, doesn’t see there being any debate and believes acting like there is one seems pointless.
Ferguson focused rather on the overall bigger picture during his call in appearance and expressed a view so seldom seen from a member of the New York Jets: the team is more important than the individual players on it. Said Ferguson, “We’re going to do some nice things this year. The focus should be on what’s gonna happen this year, and what’s in our power to do. We have greatness written all over us. It’s just a matter of time.”
While it is nice to hear some genuine optimism rather the usual trash talk from Gang Green, pretending the whole world will be talking about the hard work Jets players are putting in on the field over whether it should Sanchez or Tebow around the water cooler Monday mornings this fall is more wishful thinking than reality. As far as the greatness Ferguson referred to, well, that remains to be seen.