NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson says Mike Tannenbaum, fired as general manager after the 2012 season, is to blame for Gang Green’s woes.
Exhibit A: Mark Sanchez’s contract, a major factor in the Jets’ salary cap predicament.
“That was Tannenbaum’s fault,” Tomlinson told the New York Post. “They’re still trying to fix what Tannenbaum messed up.”
As for Sanchez, Tomlinson said the Jets are “stuck with him.”
“They said that last year,” Tomlinson said of a quarterback competition, which was all but guaranteed by new general manager John Idzik. “They brought Tim Tebow in and it wasn’t much of a competition because (Tony) Sparano didn’t know what to do with Tim Tebow. I just think they’re in a situation where they have to stick with Sanchez.”
Tomlinson also touched on the Darrelle Revis situation — trade chatter the former running back thinks is more than just speculation.
“Rex Ryan’s silence in the whole thing about Revis has spoken volumes to me that something is actually happening,” he told the Post.
Clearly not sold on the idea of shipping out Revis, Tomlinson pointed to the cornerback’s presence in the locker room and his obvious talents on the field.
“I just think sometimes organizations make decisions based on strictly business,” he said, “when you can’t replace a guy like Revis.”
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