In my last article I left a big ‘to be continued’ regarding Tim Tebow and now it seems like the best time to pick up where I left off. After 10 weeks of football the New York Jets still remain in the front end of the media circus. What else is left to say about the Jets that we don’t already know? That their offense is way beyond life support status and that the repair of it seems almost impossible at this point? Well this time it has nothing to do with the offense or even the defense, not even about their outspoken coach Rex Ryan. What other topic is left out in the Cirque du Jets, Tim Tebow of course and the battle between the two QB’s.
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So this is the question that is being asked: Is it Tebow time yet? Do you really think fans are truly ready for this change so far into the season or are they still devoted to their current QB Mark Sanchez? From what I’ve been seeing and hearing from fans is half of them want it to be Tebow time, the other half still believe in Sanchez and the rest are just as confused as everyone else. Many are looking at what Tebow did with the Denver Broncos last season in week 6 when he replaced the current starter at the time Kyle Orton and took his team into the playoffs. They called it the Tebow 4th quarter magic and many were hoping he would come to New York with that same magic but unfortunately his wildcat Package doesn’t seem to be working out too well. All that has been able to do is come on the field for a wildcat play, gain a few yards and its right back to Sanchez as their main guy. It makes you wonder if he’ll be gone by next season.
Reports have came in Wednesday morning that some anonymous members of the Jets both players and employees have been critical and very vocal of Tebow and his abilities on the field. It has been stated that a defensive starter called Tebow terrible. So who is this anonyms person you ask, well the Jets have been tight lipped about who it is but what I can say is this is not what the Jets need right now, especially with a 3-6 record. They should be focusing on getting back right on the field and fixing whatever it is needs fixing. This is giving outsiders a chance to say that once again the team unity isn’t there. One thing I can say is that most of the players have been backing Sanchez and it is very clear to see it’s not just him who has a problem as far as offense is concerned, he also has a hard time finding the right guys to throw to. Losing WR Santonio Holmes and CB Darelle Revis have made such a huge impact on the team they haven’t played the same since their injuries.
The pressure has been there and Rex is feeling it when it comes to replacing his current QB but he has made himself clear time and time again that Sanchez is and will continue to be his number one guy. Here is the part where I give my unbiased opinion while still being a devoted Jets fan. I haven’t really seen Tebow do anything great or anything worth getting overly excited about. I understand that some may believe that he’s still learning but I don’t buy that at all. A part of the game is learning the plays as fast as you can, his job isn’t guaranteed so he has to go out there and prove to the Jets that he should be here and that he is a factor to them on the field. The Jets had a better record last year without him and Sanchez and the offensive problems have nothing to do with Tebow being here or not. With that being said I say they try him out as a starter see what he does at least for the first half and if they are going to do this they need to do it against a team that has the same struggling record as them (perfect for this upcoming week). I personally am not the biggest fan of Tebow but at this point it’s worth a try and if it doesn’t work out at least they know they utilized him the best they could.
With all of this going on it makes you wonder how the Jets can even focus on the field to try and improve the record they have. One thing I can say is going forward the Jets have to pretty much win all their games if they want even a chance at the playoffs. Up next they face the St. Louis Rams who are sitting at 3-5. Gang Green needs to get back on the field, leave the drama for the day-time soaps and do what they do best , play the game of football.