The New York Jets act as though Tim Tebow is their personal trained monkey to dangle out in front of the fans collecting spare change. Tim’s a good guy with a good heart, great leadership skills and a bad throwing motion. He could learn to throw better if given the chance, hopefully another team will do just that. Mark Sanchez has imploded. He reminds me of that kid, David Carr from the Texans, who was beaten up so bad he never obtained the level he could have. He held the record for quarterback sacks something like five years in a row or some crazy thing like that. In the end, he looked like a shell shocked WWI veterans dribbling into his oatmeal at a rest home somewhere.
It happens. It happens to a lot of QBs on a team so screwed up they believe each snap may be their last. Which explains why Tebow refused to play the wildcat offense for the Jets Sunday, forcing a wide receiver into that position.
This being a Jets game, the story could not just be what happened on the field. Tebow did not play a snap despite being active for the game. Instead of Tebow, Ryan used wide receiver Jeremy Kerley as the Wildcat quarterback and Kerley completed a 42-yard pass that set up the Jets’ first touchdown.
“I thought we had to create some big opportunities, some big plays,” Ryan said of going with Kerley over Tebow. “That was my decision.”
No according to the NFL.com people, it was Tebow’s. Finally he stood up.
Of course, the NFL.com writer jumped on the act as a way to smear Tebow’s “Christian character.”
It’s good to see the Jets have kept the big top up for the holidays. Meanwhile, it’s a bad job by Tebow, who handled himself with dignity all season until this. Yes, the Jets sold Tebow a bill of goods when they acquired him in March, but pulling yourself out of the lineup smacks of petulance you’d think was beyond him.
The writer misses the point, New York Daily News didn’t.
Tim Tebow finally stood up for himself. After learning last week he wouldn’t start for the benched Mark Sanchez against the San Diego Chargers, he told his coaches not to put him in any Wildcat packages, according to a source.
Good for him.
The nice guy showed he no longer wanted to be a part of the Jets’ season-long ruse.
His star has fallen far and fast with the Jets. And not because he has underperformed, but rather because he has never been given a chance.
It should have been Tebow’s game to win or lose.
When Rex Ryan decided to activate all three quarterbacks without naming a backup for the game, Tebow became the NFL’s version of an innocent bystander.
Sanchez held the clipboard, charting plays tethered to offensive coordinator Tony Sparano’s side. Tebow spent most of the game stalking the sidelines with his hands in the warmer pouch hanging from his hips.
Ryan and Tebow strained credibility after the game, first the coach saying they had practiced all week using receiver Jeremy Kerley taking snaps out of the Wildcat because it added an element of surprise to the passing game. And then Tebow played good soldier, never mentioning that he had asked out, with his “team-first” comments.
“I was just trying to help the team any way I can,” Tebow said.
How can he help the team standing on the sidelines?
“Try to be encouraging. Try to be a leader on the sidelines,” Tebow said.
ets fans should feel cheated. They’ve been hoodwinked again by an organization that has promised grandiose things and failed to deliver. And in the case of Tebow, they didn’t even try to deliver on those promises.
He was nothing more than a PSL patsy.
Those fans should be asking where they go to get their money back on this defective product that the Jets (6-9) have trotted out this season.
Tebow likely has figured out that the Jets are running a con game on everyone. He had to know that something wasn’t kosher when the Jets let him play with a rib injury, then used the same injury to bench him while McElroy leapfrogged him on the depth chart.
Being a Christian means you believe in Jesus Christ as a Savior, it DOES NOT mean you are a p**sy. Why the atheists and non believer get confused over this beats me. There are examples throughout history where Christians stood up for what is right and in this case the right thing was not to go out and get hurt if you are going to be traded to a team which will start you. A hometown team at that. Tebow’s spent a year practicing, learning, healing. He’ll be ready for fall with Jacksonville.
To no longer want to be New York Jets’ “boy toy” is not being un-Christian, it is simply being smart. Turning the other cheek is a story, not a way of life if you are being constantly abused and Tebow was most definitely abused.
Good for him.
Merry Christmas to Tim and the Jets faithful, not so much to the idiots running the team or the writer at NFL.com. See, Christians can be down right bitchy if we need to be.