David Wright won't stand for the "cowardly" action of his teammates who ripped Terry Collins anonymously in an article published by Newsday.

"That's a real cowardly thing to do," Wright told The Record in a telephone interview. "I've been around Terry for seven years. A lot of these guys have been around him for a number of years, some guys dating to the minors. I'm not here to sit and blindly defend every move that Terry has made over last seven years. We've all made mistakes and done things that we wish we could go back and do differently.

"One thing I will say: Terry's office is 10 feet from our clubhouse. If I've ever had any problems or players I know know that if they had any issue, they can march right on down and sit down and man-to-man talk about it. For a player to not put his name on the quote and to bash Terry, who has a lot of success for taking us to the playoffs in back-to-back years, in my opinion, that is cowardly and lazy. The man sits 10 feet from you. Go walk in there and say your gripes. Terry has treated us like men and adults."

Wright has long been a vocal supporter of Collins, but, as to be expected, not all his teammates feel the same way. Collins is likely managing his final three games with the franchise this weekend, and several players criticized him anonymously to Newsday.