Matt Slauson: Real American Hero

11.14.12 5 years ago 33 Comments

Hyperbolic headline aside, Matt Slauson isn’t actually a hero. In fact, after the dirty block that he put on Brian Cushing that ended the Texans linebacker’s season earlier this year, he might actually be an asshole. However, I nominate Matt Slauson for BESTEST JERKYFACE EVER for being the one teammate willing to go on the record bashing Tim Tebow to the New York Daily News.

Left guard Matt Slauson, who has repeatedly supported Sanchez, made it clear that the fourth-year signal caller is the Jets’ best quarterback.

“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.”

When asked about the team’s two other quarterbacks on the depth chart as possible alternatives — Tebow and Greg McElroy — Slauson clarified that the Jets really have only one other quarterback.

“We have Greg . . . and we have an athlete,” Slauson said.

Glorious. Just glorious. More than a dozen team players were interviewed for the piece, one of whom, an unnamed defensive starter, said of Teebs, “He’s terrible.”

Well of course Tebow won’t do that. I might actually respect him if he did. Anyway, I have no desire to debate the actual merits of what Slauson said. I only love that he said it.

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