On Thursday, President Barack Obama said New York Jets fans should be "pretty nervous" about the Mark Sanchez-Tim Tebow quarterback situation. On Friday, Jets coach Rex Ryan gently tip-toed around the president's remarks, refusing to get into a war of words with the Commander-In-Chief.
"Well you know what’s funny when you look at it is it shows how popular our game really is. Every single person has an opinion, and it seems they have an opinion on our football team, but it’s amazing," Ryan said. "This is the President of the greatest country there is and he’s talking about the New York Jets football team. I’ll say this, I respect President Obama, and I respect the fact that this is his opinion."
Ryan did, however, dispute the notion that a two-quarterback system can't work.
"We have a starting quarterback who's as clear cut a starting quarterback as other teams. It's Mark Sanchez, our starting quarterback," Ryan said. "But we have an athlete and a special talent in Tim Tebow that allows us to do different things that maybe other teams don't have. So we're going to play Tim Tebow, because it's going to help us. It's going to help our football team win games. That's how I feel about it."
Even if the president disagrees.