Another day, another aw-shucks moment from the only pure heart not yet dragged down into the genuine hell that is Jets training camp in Cortland, N.Y.:
About 15 minutes later, cornerback Antonio Cromartie yelled at rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill and mugged him on the next play, prompting receivers coach Sanjay Lal to scream for a penalty flag. Moments later, Cromartie decked tight end Dustin Keller on a pass over the middle—a cheap shot in a 7-on-7 drill.
At that point, Ryan called for wind sprints. Quarterback Tim Tebow made like Forrest Gump, winning each sprint by a wide margin.
"I thought Cro should've backed off and not hit Dustin," said Ryan, adding that he called for the punishment laps "to let them know how serious I am about it. I also wanted them to run until I was tired (of watching them)."
Early indications are that Tebow was wearing a shirt during this round of punishment runs, but we've included the above photo just in case a new reality should transpire. What a leader this guy is!
Rex Ryan tears into fighting Jets [ESPN NY]