It seems Tedy Bruschi believes the best thing for Tim Tebow to do right now is find a darkened corner of the New York Jets locker room and hide out in it for a few months.
The former New England Patriots linebacker said Tebow's consistent communication with media is bad for his team.
"Stop talking to the media so much," Bruschi said last week on ESPN's "NFL 32". "You need to disappear, okay, Tim Tebow? You're not the starting quarterback, it's Mark Sanchez's team. I want my voice to come from my head coach and my quarterback -- my starting quarterback. That message has to be consistent.
"I don't want all this competition brewing, and every time you speak and anytime you talk about competition or anything like that, you're twisting things," he went on. "I want one voice. One quarterback, not two."
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Strange comments from a 13-year veteran who should have an idea how the media machine operates. It's not like Tebow stands on a soap box at the conclusion of a Jets OTA session and waves over a horde of reporters to chat about undermining Mark Sanchez's career and stealing his girlfriend. Members of the media swarm him at his locker every opportunity they get. Welcome to sports in the 21st century.
Bruschi might be implying that Tebow should turn his back on scribes or pull a Ryan Leaf ("Don't talk to me, all right? Knock it off!"). But something tells us Bruschi and other talking heads would then rip Tebow for "not buying into his new role," or some other such nonsense.