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What's the Deal with the Jets and Tebow?
Realville, USA ^ | Nov 11, 2012 | Ombud

Posted on 11/11/2012 7:05:12 PM PST by SquarePants

I'm a Jets fan, and I have been one for almost 25 years now. I'm also a Tim Tebow fan, since his days playing for the Gators in my native Florida. He seems like a really quality guy, in pretty much every respect.

The only knock on Tebow is that he can't throw accurately. Maybe that will continue to be valid, or maybe not. In the meantime the Jets have Mark Sanchez, the worst QB in the league stinking up the place every week, and Rex Ryan continues to stand by his man.

I'm confused. They say Tebow can't throw well. He's a QB with 16 starts who completes 48% of his passes, but Ryan says Sanchez has "all the tools" to be a great NFL QB. Meanwhile Sanchez completes about... 48% of his passes.

Sanchez's defenders say he's "competent," while Tebow has shown he can be electric, and that he has the ability to transcend the game and take a team on his shoulders.

Tebow has shown the ability to play poorly, for sure. But watching Mark Sanchez play football is like watching someone fight Alzheimer's. It tears your heart out.

While Tebow sits the bench, Mark Sanchez has 26 turnovers in his last 12 games, and all Rex Ryan can says is Sanchez is the man "because I said so." God, why did you make me a Jet fan?

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: jets; nfl; tebow

1 posted on 11/11/2012 7:05:19 PM PST by SquarePants
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To: SquarePants

Oops, that’s not an excerpt, It’s the whole bit... clicked the wrong box.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 7:06:20 PM PST by SquarePants
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To: SquarePants

The interceptions Sanchez throws kills me. When they’re behind, they have nothing to lose by trying Tebow. What’s he going to do? Prove them wrong. Show up Sanchez? You’re paying two QBs and one of them ain’t working you have nothing to lose trying the other.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 7:08:31 PM PST by BipolarBob (I'm joining a Rastafarian cult group and moving to Jamaica.)
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To: SquarePants

Jets paid Sanchez all those multiple millions but he fails to wow them with his less than stellar play. Sometimes he plays fairly well but not lately. Give Tebow a chance - the guy is a proven winner.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 7:13:56 PM PST by tflabo
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To: SquarePants

Tebow couldn’t throw in college either, I guess, but he led the Gators to win after win after win.

Tebow knows how to win, no matter what it takes and I believe he’d help the Jets to win also if they would just play him.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 7:15:47 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: tflabo

He’s no Eli Manning but it seems obvious to me it’s all about religion.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 7:16:01 PM PST by Morris70
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To: SquarePants
The only knock on Tebow is that he can't throw accurately.

That would be a problem for a Pro QB.

7 posted on 11/11/2012 7:17:33 PM PST by AU72
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To: SquarePants

I am a Pats fan, and it isn’t that I want to see the Jets improve, but if I were in their place, I think they need to make the move away from Sanchez.

I simply don’t think he has it in him. There seems to be something emotionally fragile about him, even though he puts on a brave face. He seems to be a decent guy, not a douchebag, but I don’t think he is capable of carrying the team or even dragging it along. When the team has its pieces in place, he DOES seem competent, but when it doesn’t, he doesn’t rise up and pull his teammates along.

I am not a big believer in Tebow, but he would give the Jets something they seem to be sorely missing right now (from an outside observer) and that is...heart.

Again, I say this as someone who has taken his Patriots hat off, just my observations.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 7:18:46 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: SquarePants

The Jets are just bad in all phases of the game, including coaching! They suck!


9 posted on 11/11/2012 7:20:48 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Rembrandt

That is kind of the way I see it.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 7:21:40 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: SquarePants

I want Tebow in KC.


11 posted on 11/11/2012 7:23:15 PM PST by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: SquarePants
Tebo’s stats in Denver looked like that because they were playing 50’s football. He only threw on 3rd & long. You compare his 3rd and long stats to other QBs and I'll bet he looks a lot better.

BTW - they don't hate him because he is Christian. They hate him because he is a pro-life icon.

12 posted on 11/11/2012 7:23:39 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (The GOP Establishment has decreed Graham/Lieberman 2016. And you can't do anything about it!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I will say this...I had to tip my hat to Rex Ryan recently.

His season is going up in flames, and he came in first place as an overrated coach in a NFLPA player poll, and he was able to make a joke about it saying that he finally beat the guy in second place...Bill Belichick.

I’ll say this for him-he seems a lot more interesting and engaging than Belichick, and would probably be fun to have a beer with.


13 posted on 11/11/2012 7:26:23 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: SquarePants

New York is courting the Hispanic vote.


14 posted on 11/11/2012 7:28:28 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something or fall for anything.)
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To: SquarePants

Elway trashed Tebow in public, refused to transfer Tebow to the team that wanted him and stuck him with a team that publicly stated he would never start.....Tebow is a man of quality and keeps on being an upstanding guy.
Elway is a jerk and deserves to be throttled in public.


15 posted on 11/11/2012 7:37:05 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Yep. They had Tebow playing “1 Run up the middle”. “2 Run up the middle”. “3 pass 3rd and long”. Just watching on TV I could guess 80% of plays. And he even brought them to the playoffs last year with the lousy, pathetic play calling.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 7:40:24 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: SquarePants
Just is case my fellow FRiends are not up to what this post is really about, Golden Tate and the Seattle Seahawks cruised to a 28-7 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.

It looks to me that coach Pete Carroll has got his offensive team clicking with quarterback Russell Wilson.

17 posted on 11/11/2012 7:43:11 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: SquarePants

Tebow is valuable because his entire team, including the defense plays at a higher level when he is the game quarterback. It’s more like the team carries Tebow on their shoulders than the other way around. But Tebow is the catalyst.


18 posted on 11/11/2012 7:47:52 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Morris70

Oh c’mon.... are you seriously suggesting the Jets aren’t playing Tebow because he’s an outspoken Christian. So let me get this straight. They trade for him... and then keep him on the bench because he’s a Christian. When they knew he was a Christian when they got him. Paying him a million or so a year in the process. Yeah. Makes perfect sense.


19 posted on 11/11/2012 7:47:52 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: Morris70

I agree with the other poster. Religion isn’t the factor here. Sanchez is already on shaky ground confidence-wise. Bringing in Tebow would damage Sanchez to the point they would have to admit he is a bust.

I don’t think they are ready to do that (a BIG step) but I think the dynamic is that, not religion.


20 posted on 11/11/2012 8:10:15 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: SquarePants

I don’t understand how Sanchez is still the starter... is it all political?


21 posted on 11/11/2012 8:12:14 PM PST by SSDecontrol
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To: SquarePants

you mean a NY liberal / liberal organization is doing / will do everything in their power to undermine the career / future of a G-d fearing Christian?

noooo... say it ain’t so...

/eye-rolling-sarcasm


22 posted on 11/11/2012 8:22:30 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SSDecontrol

I think it is simply a Rubicon the Jets don’t want to cross.

Once they do cross that river, Sanchez is ruined goods.

He will become one of those wraith-like quarterbacks that inhabit the seamy underworld of the NFL, drifting from team to team for years as a backup with the occasional burst of expectation when they are brought into a game for an injured or ineffective starting quarterback.

I just don’t think the Jets want to do that yet. They still have hope they won’t have to start the search for a franchise quarterback all over again.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 8:29:44 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: rlmorel

Thanks. That makes sense.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 8:54:08 PM PST by Morris70
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To: tflabo
Give Tebow a chance - the guy is a proven winner.

I feel a song coming on ( mutatis mutandis. )

25 posted on 11/11/2012 8:59:06 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: peggybac

What, at TE? No way! Alex Tanney!


26 posted on 11/11/2012 11:16:14 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: SquarePants

When Tebow came into the league, the “knock” on him wasn’t that he couldn’t throw accurately, but that his windup was too long and the ball would be stripped by defenses. Tebow threw for 70 percent in college, and nothing was wrong with his accuracy.

Yet bias against him has taken hold, and knuckle-head coaches like John Fox and Rex Ryan have treated him like he’s retarded. Tebow’s deep passes are better than most. Receivers seem to have trouble catching the left-handed spin, but that can be cured with practice. He’s had very little chance to work with the 1st team. All he needs is a chance to get on the field for awhile.

I was an avid Broncos fan for 35 years, and now I detest them. Some things are unforgivable, and running Tebow out of town is one of them.

I’m a Jets fan in waiting, but I’m afraid Sprano and Ryan are too dense to use him properly. If they saw the first iPhone they would have tried to use it as a hammer.


27 posted on 11/12/2012 1:35:21 AM PST by Gilderite
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To: SquarePants
"but Ryan says Sanchez has "all the tools" to be a great NFL QB."

This history of the NFL is littered with failed QBs who had "all the tools" to be great. I forget the name of the NFL player who said, "Potential is a fancy french word for "aint accomplished s**t yet"."

28 posted on 11/12/2012 3:24:03 AM PST by circlecity
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To: SquarePants
Oops, that’s not an excerpt, It’s the whole bit... clicked the wrong box.

There's no reason to excerpt this blog anyway.

Are you just wanting to get hits?

29 posted on 11/12/2012 4:21:02 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: circlecity

If I’m not mistaken, that was Bear Bryant who said, “Potential just means you ain’t done it yet,” or something along those lines.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 8:05:39 AM PST by SquarePants
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