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D’Brickashaw Ferguson: Jets locker room is getting better

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The conventional wisdom is that the Jets are going to be a circus this year thanks to the addition of Tim Tebow.

It’s probably accurate, if a bit hyperbolic given the fact that the Jets have been a circus every year since Rex Ryan came to town. It certainly was a circus at the end of last season with Santonio Holmes fighting with teammates in the huddle before getting sent to the bench in a game the Jets had to win to have a shot at the playoffs. Perhaps the circus will be bigger, but it isn’t going to be anything all that new for Jets who have been with the team for a while.

D’Brickashaw Ferguson is one such Jet and he weighed in on the question Thursday. He acknowledged the same thing that everyone else has said about the team, but added a twist that we haven’t seen yet.

“It’s going to be a bit of a circus atmosphere. But the locker room is getting a lot better,” Ferguson said to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Ferguson didn’t say whether that was because of Tebow’s arrival or because of other moves the Jets have made this offseason, but living in a circus didn’t seem to hurt the team all that much during Ryan’s first two years on the job. The players have experience with being under the microscope, so that shouldn’t kill their chances at a good season all by itself.

The lack of a consistent pass rusher, poor play at right tackle, a thin group of receivers and major questions about their quarterbacks could do it, but a circus alone probably isn’t enough.

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44 Responses to “D’Brickashaw Ferguson: Jets locker room is getting better”
  1. ravenator says: Mar 29, 2012 11:54 AM


  2. hoite says: Mar 29, 2012 11:56 AM

    im a jets fan….ENOUGH ALREADY!!

    Do you guys write about any other team?? Id like to hear about someone else??

    I get it….we’re a circus…people hate us…fine.


  3. skito13 says: Mar 29, 2012 11:57 AM

    How has the lr gotten better in the offseason?? Tebow is a football player the “circus” as you call it is the overrated and babied poor draft choices that the jets have made.

  4. dynaco says: Mar 29, 2012 11:57 AM

    I don’t remember the circus word being used the first two years Rex and Mark were together. But since the wheels fell off the end of last season they’ve been a circus for 3 years. REALLY?

  5. braven4evr says: Mar 29, 2012 11:59 AM

    How can he say that the locker room is getting better when the team hasn’t come together yet…we know it’s going to be a circus because of the media around Tebow and that doesn’t suggest any QB controversy!

  6. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 29, 2012 12:00 PM

    sure it is…. and if you believe that, I have this bridge to sell…

  7. bigbluelou says: Mar 29, 2012 12:02 PM


    Your owner did this.

  8. fitzmagic1212 says: Mar 29, 2012 12:08 PM

    yeah okay d’brickashaw

  9. CJ says: Mar 29, 2012 12:09 PM

    Of course it’s getting better, there’s no one in it to screw it up now. It’s the offseason.

  10. rethinklogic says: Mar 29, 2012 12:11 PM

    I guess Jet stories bring page hits to PFT, otherwise I can’t explain every comment from a Jet player becoming a headline.

  11. nflfollower says: Mar 29, 2012 12:11 PM

    Rex Ryan realized since his team is no longer a legitimate contender they needed to acquire tebow to keep loudmouth Rex in the spotlight. He’s such a media wh#re.

  12. profootballwalk says: Mar 29, 2012 12:12 PM

    Can’t we all just get along?

  13. mattdaddy7 says: Mar 29, 2012 12:12 PM

    Is it really necessary to have daily Jets locker room updates during the off-season? Surely the Newark Star Ledger has something more important to report about…

  14. bostonhasrealhockey says: Mar 29, 2012 12:13 PM

    Hoite thats the smartest post ive ever read from a jets fan. Agree 110 percent.

  15. Patskrieg dot com says: Mar 29, 2012 12:18 PM

    The Jets locker room improved drastically as soon as everyone left for the offseason. This, I believe.

  16. romeisburningtfb says: Mar 29, 2012 12:19 PM

    Well yeah, it is probably fine because no one is in it right now. It’s March.

  17. 3yrsnfl says: Mar 29, 2012 12:19 PM

    The locker room was great the first two years with vets like Tony Richardson, Damien Woody, Shawn Ellis. The Jets proved that by winning big games. You can’t do that unless you have a good team atmosphere. Which they proved last year when the talent was good enough to make the playoffs but the attitude was lacking.

  18. jimbo75025 says: Mar 29, 2012 12:19 PM

    Well, sometimes you hit rock bottom. From there, no place to go but up.

  19. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 29, 2012 12:19 PM

    It’s about time someone in NYJ’s locker-room starting saying this, even if it’s a straight up lie.

  20. edgarprado says: Mar 29, 2012 12:20 PM

    Is the locker room even open? WTF?

  21. weepingjebus says: Mar 29, 2012 12:29 PM

    Tebow shall soothe these troubled waters. The meek shall inherit the turf. The lamb shall lie down with the fat braying coach.

  22. jacktheripper559 says: Mar 29, 2012 12:43 PM

    If Jets fans are tired of hearing about their team just tell the players and the coach to SHUT UP!

  23. ghostofnflpresent says: Mar 29, 2012 12:44 PM

    How’s it getting better…they haven’t even met for one OTA yet!?

  24. ibreathefootball says: Mar 29, 2012 12:50 PM

    Tebow > Sanchez

  25. kxlllxst says: Mar 29, 2012 12:53 PM

    How long until the jets realize that they should just keep their mouths shut when the media baits them? I’m guessing they never realize it considering how loose of a ship Rex has been running during his tenure. Now you guys don’t like the attention? Boohoo jets and jets fans, these headlines are the other side of the double edged sword. Stop feeding the media! Actually keep doing it and have fun with an 8-8 season marked by negative headlines

  26. sabatimus says: Mar 29, 2012 1:05 PM

    Well, that was fast.

  27. beavertonsteve says: Mar 29, 2012 1:06 PM

    A winning team with a bad locker room is considered to be focused on winning and a bunch of guys who aren’t here for fun, they are here to win championships.

    A losing team with a good locker room is considered to be a bunch of unmotivated losers satisfied with collecting a paycheck every week.

    I think most of us have realized that all that really matters is wheter you win or lose.

  28. dspyank2k11 says: Mar 29, 2012 1:11 PM

    Thats like a criminally insane person talking about other criminally insane people that he or she only communicates with on a daily basis.

  29. duanethomas says: Mar 29, 2012 1:16 PM

    How’s it getting better and players can’t be in there until the 16th of next month??? Wait until mini-camp, the off the record quotes, Tebowmania, Holmes, Cromatrie and the NY media invades it.

  30. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Mar 29, 2012 1:24 PM

    Of course it’s better, it’s the off season and no one’s there (except the team’s new custodian- Braylon Edwards)

  31. nyjalleffingday says: Mar 29, 2012 1:34 PM

    That’s nice Brick, but I heard a great remedy for the locker room is winning games, so get back to that, won’t you?

  32. yojoemama says: Mar 29, 2012 3:00 PM

    The Jets are a clown organization. Plain and simple. Enough said.

  33. brutus9448 says: Mar 29, 2012 3:58 PM

    Someone needs to tell d brick that this is the off season so the locker room is empty. Of course its better

  34. mdavid36 says: Mar 29, 2012 4:02 PM

    Jets players need to shutup. They all talk way too much.

  35. johnnyb1976 says: Mar 29, 2012 4:05 PM

    Id rather see this circus come to charlotte than Ringling Bros. Tebow can unite locker rooms against fellow QB’s ( Orton ), but for some reason Sanchez is liked by his teammates, so I see Tebow tearing the locker room in two. Pat Robertson has also prayed for serious injury to Sanchez as well as Manning on behalf of god ( Tebow ).

  36. raider17 says: Mar 29, 2012 4:10 PM

    Wow, if Jets fans can’t take what’s being written now, what are they gonna do when Dirty Sanchez throws 3 pick sixes in a game, and the crowd starts chanting for Tebow in the new Giants stadium. Good luck Jet fans!

    Al Davis Forever!!!
    Just Win Baby!!!

  37. firstroyal says: Mar 29, 2012 4:17 PM

    1st I would like to know why all these guys are hanging around the locker room during the off season AND IF hanging around the locker room during the off season is encouraged by the jets- OF COURSE things are getting better- although it might cause more problems down the road.

    This is either good news or strange and kinky news. Havent figured it out yet

  38. dalemmacdonald99 says: Mar 29, 2012 4:17 PM

    Why don’t you just say you hate Sanchez and the Jets and stop pretending to be unbiased journalist. You must get paid by the word

  39. eyeh8goodell says: Mar 29, 2012 5:01 PM

    There’s nobody even in the locker room this time of year.

  40. RedRuffAndSore says: Mar 29, 2012 5:07 PM

    Someone please slap his parents for naming him D’Brickashaw.

  41. melikefootball says: Mar 29, 2012 5:50 PM

    Gee what happened in 24 hours to make the locker room so warm and cozy. Only in New York.

  42. detroitcityryda says: Mar 29, 2012 8:14 PM

    Priest tebow has blessed the team all ready now they go to War together with priest tebow carrying the cross

  43. cmdrsmooth says: Mar 29, 2012 10:42 PM

    Team Tebow comes together. Keep sharing the love Tebow, while these haters have to eat their words this season.

  44. kgun80 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:06 AM

    Why do we keep talking about a team that’s going to be 3rd in their own division?

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