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NY Jet teammates rip backup Tim Tebow, believe 'terrible' quarterback hasn't improved
NY Daily News ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | MANISH MEHTA

Posted on 11/14/2012 10:32:59 AM PST by SSDecontrol

Tebowmania may have captivated the NFL last season, but Tim Tebow’s new team doesn’t believe that he’s a savior.

More than a dozen Jets players and members of the organization painted a sobering picture of the player who rallied the Broncos to the playoffs last season. In their eyes, he’s simply not very good.

The prevailing thought in the organization is that Tebow is nothing more than a gimmick.

“He’s terrible,” a defensive starter told the Daily News.

Although Tebow told The News last month that he has made improvements as a quarterback over the past few months, none of the people in the organization who spoke to The News shared that sentiment.

Both offensive and defensive players admitted that they hadn’t noticed any appreciable improvement in Tebow’s quarterback skills in practice since he was traded to the Jets in March. Tebow has been a poor practice player throughout his career. His current teammates echoed sentiments from Denver Broncos players a year ago about the lefthanded signal caller’s poor practice performance.

The 3-6 Jets’ dwindling playoff chances haven’t changed this mind-set in the locker room: Tebow isn’t a panacea.

Despite Mark Sanchez’s league-low 52% completion rate and league-high four red-zone interceptions, the players believe he should remain the starter over Tebow, who has accounted for only 132 total yards and averaged seven offensive snaps per game. Rex Ryan has backed Sanchez without publicly guaranteeing that he will be the starting quarterback for the rest of the season.

Left guard Matt Slauson, who has repeatedly supported Sanchez, made it clear that the fourth-year signal caller is the Jets’ best quarterback.

“It’s not even close,” Slauson said. “All the other quarterbacks know it. I have all the confidence in Mark. We don’t really have a choice.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/tebow-terrible-jets-mates-rip-qb-article-1.1201722#ixzz2CDrKgQ1K


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: athletes; marksanchez; newyorkjets; nfl; tebow; timtebow
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Kinda sad really. Looks like the culture of losing is pretty cemented in the Jets locker room. Slauson is garbage, who is he to talk. I would be (happily) surprised if we see Tebow start any game with the Jets this season..
1 posted on 11/14/2012 10:33:03 AM PST by SSDecontrol
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To: SSDecontrol

The same attitude that Shaq and other “cool” NBA thugs had about David Robinson. Hmmmm...lemme see...what do Robinson and Tebow have in common?...


2 posted on 11/14/2012 10:38:29 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: SSDecontrol
To give the guy credit, he's a big strong dude with some speed for his size and he doesn't seem to be afraid of getting hit. The Jets should play him at h-back / TE and see what happens.

Unfortunately they haven't axed for my opinion yet.

3 posted on 11/14/2012 10:39:44 AM PST by OKSooner ("I will bless those who bless thee, and I will curse those who curse thee.")
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To: SSDecontrol

I wasn’t able to watch Tebow much, except nationally televised games, as Broncos aren’t shown in our area. Having said that, he seems to have performed quite well. As for this year, he only gets 3 or 4 touches per game, always on running plays, so it is no way to judge.

He’s got a can-do attitude though that seems to get him good results - in that way, reminds me of Doug Flutie.

I don’t think the Jets were ever a good fit for Tebow. Jet’s fans are too cynical


4 posted on 11/14/2012 10:39:56 AM PST by PGR88
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To: jagusafr
Hmmmm...lemme see...what do Robinson and Tebow have in common?...

Neither one can throw a football very well... j/k

5 posted on 11/14/2012 10:40:06 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: SSDecontrol

The losers will probably not block hoping Tebow will get hurt. These “players” sound like they learned the game in a youth league that didn’t keep score...everybody wins...MK?


6 posted on 11/14/2012 10:40:28 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: SSDecontrol

Sanchez’ buds are just circling the wagons around him.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 10:40:58 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SSDecontrol
"The 3-6 Jets’ dwindling playoff chances"

Let me guess - it's Tim's fault, not the starters...

8 posted on 11/14/2012 10:42:15 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: SSDecontrol

Someday the 2012-13 Jets season will be in a textbook about intra-team dissension.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 10:45:24 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: SSDecontrol
Left guard Matt Slauson, who has repeatedly supported Sanchez

And also repeatedly peeled Sanchez off the ground, since his line does the second worst job in the AFC at preventing sacks.

Slauson said that if Tebow gets the start, he will lay down on the gridiron in protest after every snap.

Rex Ryan responded: "How would that be any different?"

10 posted on 11/14/2012 10:46:20 AM PST by wideawake
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To: SSDecontrol

He’s to small. He has a poor throwing arm. He doesn’t inspire his teammates. Sure we are losing but this second/third string quarterback is not the answer said ALL THE EXPERTS.

They were all talking about Brian Sipe 1980 NFL MVP.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 10:48:56 AM PST by Cyman
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To: SSDecontrol

lol - Sanchez has proved so successful this season that they decide to crap on Tebow. Makes sense to me. ;o)


12 posted on 11/14/2012 10:50:36 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: jagusafr
It takes 5 years for a quarterback to reach his playing best in the NFL. To expect a quarterback, any quaterback do it quicker esp on a sub par team is whistling Dixie.
13 posted on 11/14/2012 10:51:42 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: wideawake
Sorry that anybone much less Tebow has to be part of that mess calling itself a team.
14 posted on 11/14/2012 10:51:51 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: uncommonsense

Sanchez threw the notion out there this last weekend that his “rhythm” was being thrown off, an obvious jab at bringing in Tebow from time to time.

The reality is Sanchez was never a good QB to begin with. He played one season at USC as stater, and while competent there was nothing in his game to suggest he was special. The 2008 USC Trojan team was a defensive juggernaut with a great running game. Never bought into the Sancehz hype.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 10:52:06 AM PST by gallandro1
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To: GSWarrior

16 posted on 11/14/2012 10:53:23 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: kosciusko51

OK - I laughed at that!


17 posted on 11/14/2012 10:54:08 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: SSDecontrol
1. The rest of the Jets suck. They're looking for someone to blame.

2. The guy they're blaming only gets a few snaps per game.

3. There's a good chance that Tebow kicked their butts while he was winning two National Championships and the Heisman at Florida.

4. There aren't any other Heisman winners on the Jets. (Can you say "envy"?)

5. Tebow will end up in the college football Hall of Fame in South Bend. How many other Jets will?

6. The fans LOOOOOOVE him. That's gotta hurt the big egos who aren't getting cheers when they walk on the field.

7. All sorts of magazines are still doing Tebow cover stories. The only cover story the rest of the Jets get is in "Losers Monthly" and "The Cellblock Gazette".

18 posted on 11/14/2012 10:54:28 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Cyman

Those same things were said about Drew Brees.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 10:55:44 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: SSDecontrol

Why speak out about this if Sanchez is so much better? If he is so great, then it will show on the field. Why does he feel the need to criticize Tim and Greg? I love Tim’s attitude. And Greg is probably the smartest guy in the Jets locker room.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 10:57:35 AM PST by petitfour
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To: SSDecontrol
Many (non-football fan) FReepers were convinced that Elway didn't want Tebow to show him up.... so he dumped Tebow.

But then Elway goes out and signs Peyton Manning. So much for that theory.

Elway should be NFL executive of the year.

21 posted on 11/14/2012 10:58:29 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: SSDecontrol

Maybe the Jets could break the mold a bit by keeping Sanchez as QB but employing Tebow as a tough back who sometimes throws short and medium passes.

JMO. I Never Played The Game. But it seems a waste to pay millions to a guy and then never use him.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 11:01:05 AM PST by pogo101
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To: SSDecontrol

How can he improve? They aren’t playing him. Throwing him in for a play a couple times a quarter doesn’t count.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 11:01:27 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: SSDecontrol

Greg called them out as a team last year. The Jets players are not team players. That has to be strange to both backup QBs who came from real teams in college. Everything at Florida and Bama revolved around team.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 11:01:27 AM PST by petitfour
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To: SSDecontrol

“Despite Mark Sanchez’s league-low 52% completion rate and league-high four red-zone interceptions, the players believe he should remain the starter over Tebow, who has accounted for only 132 total yards and averaged seven offensive snaps per game.”

Sounds like Tebows teammates are a bunch of losers.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 11:02:58 AM PST by Mashood
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To: SSDecontrol

What strikes me most about this article is the utter lack of class and team discipline. You simply DO NOT talk trash about your teammates outside of The Family, even if the “trash” is true.

In fairness, this article only quotes two Jets players, and one of them was a particular poltroon for remaining anonymous. But that’s two too many. The coaches need to kick some butts and, IMO, suspend the player who spoke on the record for one game.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 11:04:56 AM PST by pogo101
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To: SSDecontrol

When I think NJ jats and “terrible”, Sanchez is the usually the first thing that comes to mind.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 11:08:54 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: SSDecontrol
“He’s terrible,”

I'd say it's hard to say when he doesn't get any snaps.

28 posted on 11/14/2012 11:13:29 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Cynical about the political process. Who, me?)
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To: nikos1121

Unless your QB is Brady or Manning or Marino, or etc., the list is too long to list. And the Jets were not a subpar team until recently. Many (not just Footsie Ryan) had them pegged to go at least to the playoffs, if not the SB over the past couple of years.


29 posted on 11/14/2012 11:17:02 AM PST by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
He got 9 snaps, I think, this weekend. In two of those snaps, Slauson's crack offensive line unit made false starts.

In the other seven, I believe Tebow advanced the ball on each play.

30 posted on 11/14/2012 11:19:14 AM PST by wideawake
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To: SSDecontrol

The “defensive starter” and the other Jets that pile on Tim Tebow are just pissed because he won’t go to the clubs and do a bunch of blow with them.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 11:22:28 AM PST by subterfuge (************ Believe Barry Obama's Propaganda At Your Own Peril **************)
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To: Dr. Thorne; All
Last two years, it was Tebow/Denver jersey as the number one seller, for this year.

Peyton Manning Tops Tebow in Jersey Sales as Griffin III Trails

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-05-30/peyton-manning-tops-tebow-in-jersey-sales-as-griffin-iii-trails

32 posted on 11/14/2012 11:24:29 AM PST by mazda77
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To: SSDecontrol; cripplecreek

Tebow should embrace the call to change and become:

(1) a running back who can throw/option, or
(2) a special teams return specialist.

Both have limited life-times in the NFL but...it sounds like he will be collecting meager pension checks in about 3-5 years anyway.

Hey, even my Lions need one or both of these position players!


33 posted on 11/14/2012 11:32:29 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: KSCITYBOY

I’m surprised Jacksonville didn’t try to get Tebow in a trade, at least he’d put butts in seats.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 11:38:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SSDecontrol

“In their eyes, he’s simply not very good.”

In our eyes, the whole team is simply not very good. LOL


35 posted on 11/14/2012 11:45:34 AM PST by Durbin
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To: SSDecontrol

What a pathetic story. Someone should write an article about anonymous digs against this reporter at the ny daily news.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 11:48:57 AM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: petitfour

Sanchez didn’t come from Bama...he played at Southern Cal....


37 posted on 11/14/2012 11:55:02 AM PST by Boonie
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To: SSDecontrol

The Broncos didn’t think he was worth hanging on to.


38 posted on 11/14/2012 11:55:37 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Boonie

Greg McElroy came from Bama.


39 posted on 11/14/2012 11:59:58 AM PST by petitfour
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To: OKSooner
To give the guy credit, he's a big strong dude with some speed for his size and he doesn't seem to be afraid of getting hit.

He should ask to be traded to Arizona. If he played for the Cardinals he'd get hit--hard and often.

40 posted on 11/14/2012 12:00:57 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: jagusafr

You don’t know much about the NFL do you?

There are tons of Christians and born-again Christians who are quite open about it in all sports, including the NFL. They are not discriminated against.

Why don’t you learn something and google “Fellowship of Christian athletes”.

The paranoid-ness of this site is unbelievable.


41 posted on 11/14/2012 12:05:02 PM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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To: cydcharisse

Why don’t you look at my post again? I was specifically speaking of his teammates, not of the NFL in general, and I DO believe part of it is that he makes his teammates uncomfortable with his open confession that Jesus Christ is Lord. It’s their problem, not his, but it DOES color their perception of him. The NBA is much worse, IMHO.


42 posted on 11/14/2012 12:08:12 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: SSDecontrol

Hey,the Jets are the arch-enemies of the Patriots so I have no love for them but...with the way the Jets are going with Sanchez what’s the worst that can happen if Tebow takes the snaps for the rest of the season? I guess they could lose!


43 posted on 11/14/2012 12:17:00 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: SSDecontrol

Yeah,
Tebow is bad?
It’s Mark Sanchez that’s tops right?
Ok!!


44 posted on 11/14/2012 12:19:24 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Cyman

The same “experts” said Drew Brees wasn’t NFL quality when he was at San Diego.


45 posted on 11/14/2012 12:21:30 PM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Joe Boucher
If the NYC MSM is any indication, the residents of New York would rather let something fail than let an opposing point of view publicly succeed.

They don't want to give Tebow the chance to look good, so they'd rather kill the Jets instead.

-PJ

46 posted on 11/14/2012 12:34:40 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SSDecontrol
I don't get why Tebow is even the issue. Why is this a story? So what if an unnamed player said Tebow is horrible? Maybe he is - does that account for the Jets lousy record?

I don't recall any football experts who said, when Tebow went to the NYJ, that he was the answer as starting QB. I don't know of any football experts who would seriously claim that he's the reason for their failure. Yet this makes up the essence of the Jets/Tebow stories: "Yeah, the Jets stink...And that Tebow is REAALLLY BAD, so they'd really suck if they gave him serious playing time!" Why go out of your way to take a potshot at a guy who's had little or nothing to do with the team's record?

47 posted on 11/14/2012 12:56:27 PM PST by opus86
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To: SSDecontrol

Sanchez really sucks this year and Ryan has completely misutilized Tebow. Good luck with that.


48 posted on 11/14/2012 1:47:25 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: SSDecontrol

Uh...I believe the NY Jets are a “terrible” team and haven’t improved! Who are they kidding?


49 posted on 11/14/2012 1:50:58 PM PST by old school
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To: Gothmog

Those quarterbacks were great...but at five years they we reaching their stride....tebow needs a shot....I wish the bears had him....


50 posted on 11/14/2012 1:54:37 PM PST by nikos1121
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