Mike Tolbert doubts he’d fit the Jets: “I let my play do the talking”

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After four years with the Chargers, Mike Tolbert becomes an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday. He’s excited to land with a new team, but in an interview today he mentioned one place where he doesn’t think he’d fit: The New York Jets’ locker room.

Tolbert told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he thinks he’d be a good fit in the Jets’ offense, sharing the carries with Shonn Greene. But he said he doesn’t think his personality would be a good fit because, “they do sometimes have that whole media circus thing going on and I’m not the type of person that gets into the whole limelight thing and throwing players under the bus and stuff like that.”

Tolbert said he isn’t a big talker and therefore questions how well he’d mesh with the loudmouth Jets.

I like letting my play do the talking,” Tolbert said, via ESPN.com. “I don’t like to do a lot of talking off the field. I like to do it in between the lines. So that’s a place that I would think about but I’m not too sure that I would end up going there.”

Tolbert’s take on the Jets is that they have too many players who “seek out the limelight just so they can be seen.”

“If that’s their personality, if that’s the way they want to do it, that’s fine, but I’m not that type of guy,” Tolbert said.

If the Jets were interested in Tolbert before, they probably aren’t now.

41 responses to “Mike Tolbert doubts he’d fit the Jets: “I let my play do the talking”

  1. Sure does sound like talking off the field. Tolbert is a pretty good player but it isnt a good idea to make enemies when your a career backup.

  2. Not a hater, Pats,Dolphins or Bills fan.
    Just an NFL player speaking the truth about the most dysfunctional loud mouthed team that has accomplished nothing in over 44 years.
    Not to worry jets fans, just eat the cap hit next year when you cut Mark Sanchez after drafting Matt Barkley for your new Head Coach.

  3. Tolbert is such a versatile back, especially for a player of his size. Crazy how San Diego continues to lose RBs like Tolbert, Sproles, and Turner year after year. Put him on any contender and he will be a valuable piece.

  4. If the Giants can afford him, it would be a great fit. He’s a better short yardage back than Jacobs was.

  5. As I’ve said before… is there a team going down hill faster than the Jets? Even the Raiders seem to moving in the right direction.

  6. There is another New York team he said he’d be happy to play for. And they did just cut a big running back…..

  7. ampats says:Mar 12, 2012 6:47 PM

    Not a hater, Pats,Dolphins or Bills fan.
    Just an NFL player speaking the truth about the most dysfunctional loud mouthed team that has accomplished nothing in over 44 years.
    Not to worry jets fans, just eat the cap hit next year when you cut Mark Sanchez after drafting Matt Barkley for your new Head Coach.
    ———————————————————-imagine the kind of life you have to lead to spend time on the jets blog during the offseason with this kind of drivel. what a sad sack.

  8. He kinda just did do some talking, though. His interview where he trash talks on the Jets…umm…trash talk contradicts what he’s trying to say.

    That said, I have to disagree with Smith: I don’t think this makes the Jets less interested. If they learned anything from last year, this has to be a net-neutral or net-positive development in Tolbert’s favor: he’s the kind of personality they need more of and signing someone who just told the world that he’s that kind of guy would be good PR for the team.

  9. ampats says: Mar 12, 2012 6:47 PM

    Not a hater, Pats,Dolphins or Bills fan.
    Just an NFL player speaking the truth about the most dysfunctional loud mouthed team that has accomplished nothing in over 44 years.
    Not to worry jets fans, just eat the cap hit next year when you cut Mark Sanchez after drafting Matt Barkley for your new Head Coach.

    Why do you type the same comment for every Jets story on this site over and over again? If your gonna be a troll, at least try to be entertaining instead of one with OCD…

  10. Is that you, Tolbert?! This isn’t very funny, you know. I’m hung over! My knees are killin’ me and if you’re going to pull this sh!t at least you could’ve said you were from the Yankees.

  11. ampats says:
    Mar 12, 2012 6:47 PM
    Not a hater, Pats,Dolphins or Bills fan.
    Just an NFL player speaking the truth about the most dysfunctional loud mouthed team that has accomplished nothing in over 44 years.
    Not to worry jets fans, just eat the cap hit next year when you cut Mark Sanchez after drafting Matt Barkley for your new Head Coach.

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    Dude you are obsessed with the Jets!!! You take time out of your day to post in every Jets story!!

    What’s the matter? Still got butt hurt that we urinated on your 14-2 season? Or are you more angry we made lil Tommy cry? Him and wes holding each other was so sweet…aww.

    Giselle your new o coordinator yet?

  12. Interesting how a year ago players were lining up to play for Rex & the Jets because “who wouldn’t want a coach like Rex!?”. A year down the line and the loadmouths are now a reason for players staying away.

  13. But…but…I thought everyone wanted to play for Rex?

    The Jets may well be staring at 4th place in the AFC East next year. Their defense slipped notably last season. And between problems in the locker room, an overall lack of talent and a HC who’s bluster has grown tiresome…

  14. Hey Mr. Tolbert! If you like to let your play do the talking maybe you SHOULD join the Jets. Remember what team you were on the last 3 years? The Chargers, who have a whopping zero playoff victories over that span. Plus your team isnt winning the regular season wins award now either.

  15. rc33:
    If by 4th you mean second then you are probably right. Dont forget you have two of the most inept franchises in the whole league in that division. The Bills and Dolphins have a COMBINED TOTAL OF ZERO playoff wins over the last freakin decade.

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