Mike Francesa, Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum trade barbs

The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE

WFAN host Mike Francesa pulled no punches in an interview with New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

The New York Jets are performing far, far below their expectations this season. Neither the defense nor the offense has done much that's worthy of the highlight reels, though many believe the offense to be far worse at this point. Starting quarterback Mark Sanchez is the focus of many of those who deem this offense not-salvageable, though many still believe he's the best option.

That didn't stop the Jets from pulling Sanchez in favor of Tim Tebow. The move was one of the things called to attention by WFAN host Mike Francesa, when he was talking with Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, via CBS New York. Francesa pulled no punches, and when Tannenbaum said he doesn't believe that the presence of Tebow really affected Sanchez, he adamantly disagreed.

"You've undermined your own quarterback," Francesa proclaimed. "Maybe he's even told you this, but he's got to detest this. There isn't one starting quarterback in the league who wouldn't tell you that he would detest this happening to him, being yanked out of the game. No one else yanks their quarterback out of the game!"

Francesa doesn't stop there, going on to say that Tannenbaum's lack of urgency of shocking to him. He also said that he doesn't know if "anything's been great," in response to Tannenbaum's praising of head coach Rex Ryan. There's a lot to absorb, so be sure to check out the full interview when you can.

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