D'Brickashaw Ferguson, commenting on the Tim Tebow trade, expressed optimism and curiosity -- which seems to be the prevailing theme among the players that have commented publicly. Ferguson also expects some craziness.
"There's definitely going to be a little bit of a circus atmosphere, but I think the locker room is getting a lot better," Ferguson told reporters Thursday at a public appearance in Manhattan. "The Tebow situation, he brings a lot to the organization, even outside of on-the-field performance. I think that’s something we’ll have to deal with and contend with."
Ferguson suspects that that training camp "will be buzzing and there will be a lot of cameras around. ... It can be a distraction, but at the same rate it can be positive for us as well. We've just got to figure out how best to navigate all those things."
The Jets' Pro Bowl left tackle spoke highly of Tebow's ability, but acknowledged he's not sure how the quarterback dynamic will play out with Mark Sanchez.
"I think we’re all on the same page here: We don’t know how it will affect Mark, we don’t know what’s going to go on," Ferguson said. "At this point, all we can be is optimistic just because it’s so new. ... Until we start putting our hands to the grind, and start practicing, and really start playing some games, we won't know if it will work. But I think the intent or the hope is that it will be a good complement, and that’s all we can set our sights on at this point."
WR Santonio Holmes, tracked down near his Orlando home by the New York Daily News, declined to comment on the trade.