All last season, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow never really reduced themselves to mud-slinging.
Now, through the proxies of their private quarterback coaches, they’re taking shots at each other.
Less than a week after Sanchez’s guy, Jeff Garcia called Tebow a “distraction,” Tebow’s guy has responded.
Along with a rambling blog post titled “The Sabotage of the Quarterback,” Tebow tutor Steve Clarkson called Sanchez “fragile-minded” and said the trade from the Broncos to the Jets was done deliberately to wreck Tebow’s chances.
“I think he was purposefully sent to New York,” Clarkson said, via Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star-Ledger. “From the standpoint: you send him to a situation where you have instability with your coach – you don’t know if he’s coming or going. You have a fragile-minded Mark Sanchez at quarterback. You stick Tim Tebow in there and you kill two birds with one stone. So if you’re Denver you’ve got to be thinking ‘We send him to New York we basically kill an opponent and at the same time Tim Tebow doesn’t come back to bite us in the proverbial butt, if you will, because he’s not going to make it out of there.’
“You send him to Jacksonville, all of a sudden he’s got that fanbase behind him and all of a sudden he’s doing what he’s done all his life, that’s win games. That would put a lot of ill-will towards your organization. There is a lot of politics that go on with it. I think Timmy was just unfortunate to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Oh, of course.
Clarkson also said he’s fixed Tebow’s mechanical issues, which he termed “very coach-able and very minor.”
That assessment alone might undermine his claim, and his credibility.