Ryan said he lacked respect for the whisperers: "If you're going to make a negative (comment), that's fine ... but put your name to it."
The coach said he addressed the team on the matter, and he disagreed with the notion the Jets are floating away to the same place last season's drama magnet wound up.
"This team is coming together," Ryan said. "This team is not going to be pulled apart by outside people."
"It's not even close," Slauson said. "All the other quarterbacks know it. I have all the confidence in Mark. We don't really have a choice."
Ryan emphasized -- for the 243rd time -- that Tebow was brought to New York to contribute as a football player, not to undermine Sanchez.
"(Tebow) never came in here to be the starting quarterback. I thought I was clear on that," he said, looking around the room.
"I'm not hiding anything," Ryan said at one point, sounding frustrated with the day's events, if not with a season that fades away by the hour.
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