It's not the first time he's thrown his players under the bus. He has done nothing to make me change my position that he is a whiny bitch most of the time.
He was quite an a-hole about throwing the players under the bus in 2007, but I was willing to let it slide, because what he was saying was mostly true (just like Lombardi when he first arrived at the Packers and told them that they were losing because they were bad players).
Over time, however, his whole schtick of acting like an a-hole to the players all the time has gotten old. Over a year ago I pegged him as having the Steinbrenner personality--not really that smart, and a little insecure, but insanely dedicated to squeezing championships out of his guys.
I still feel that way, but shit, what a dumb fricking comment.