Oct 14, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) congratulates quarterback Tim Tebow (15) after a play against the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow's Mentor Calls Mark Sanchez 'Fragile-Minded'

Tim Tebow may not be the kind of guy that speaks out against his teammates or current team, but that doesn’t appear to be slowing down those around him. Tebow has never publicly criticized Mark Sanchez or the New York Jets organization, however, Tebow’s mentor Steve Clarkson decided it would be a good idea to call Tebow’s competition a “fragile-minded” quarterback  and say everyone conspired to put Tebow in a bad position.

You have to love quarterback coaches taking shots, when their guys have some serious flaws of their own.

I think he was purposefully sent to New York,” Clarkson said, according to 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.”

There are so many flaws in Clarkson’s comments, but we will pretend we don’t notice that. This all comes down to a Tebow’s mentor trying to put his guy in a positive light and hope that his name gets in the headlines along with getting Tebow another shot.

Nice try, but it won’t work.

We should all know that Clarkson is the man that said Tebow’s mechanical issues are minor, so that tells you all you need to know about Clarkson’s credibility.

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