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Tim Tebow 'frustrated' by critics

Updated: December 27, 2012, 11:17 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Tim Tebow won't get mad if you call him a bad quarterback. But call him a bad teammate, and that draws his ire.

Concerned about preserving his squeaky-clean reputation as a team player, Tebow lashed out at critics Wednesday, insisting he never told coach Rex Ryan he wanted out of the New York Jets' Wildcat package.

Tebow said he was so upset with the perception he quit on the team that it dampened his Christmas.

"For people to not know the situation ...

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