|LB Bart Scott had a simple explanation for the Jets' disappointing season: a lack of talent. (US Presswire)|
The New York Jets endured their share of criticism after going 6-10 in 2012. There were stories of mutiny in the locker room and team division to help explain the lack of success.
Linebacker Bart Scott had an easier explanation: The players weren't good enough.
Speaking on Showtime's Inside the NFL, Scott said that the issue wasn't togetherness. It was talent.
"You can ask Tim Tebow. You can ask anybody in there. We were together," Scott said, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger. "There was never any complaining … guys worked hard. You know what the problem was with the New York Jets this year? We didn't have enough quality players to win. Simple as that."
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That's hard to argue. Quarterback Mark Sanchez -- who endured the lion's share of criticism -- was atrocious. Coach Rex Ryan said in a postseason press conference that the quarterback race was wide open. But beyond Sanchez there were holes in the Jets roster, a problem they hope to remedy with the hire of a new general manager, expected to be named Thursday.
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