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New York Jets: The Tim Tebow Experiment Is Officially Dead (His role in the team is shrinking)
Business Insider Sports ^ | 11/18/2012 | Tony Manfred

Posted on 11/19/2012 7:24:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Tim Tebow only played three snaps on offense against the Rams yesterday.

Coincidentally or not, the Jets won 27-13 and Mark Sanchez had his best game since Week 1.

At this point it's crystal clear that the Tebow takeover that everyone assumed would happen when the Jets traded for him just isn't going to happen.

If there was ever a time to turn to Tebow, it was this week.

The Jets were desperate — 3-6 after two-straight 20-point losses. And Mark Sanchez was in a certifiable tailspin, sitting in the bottom five in the league in passer rating and completion percentage.

Everything pointed to them using Tebow more yesterday. But instead they used him less, and it actually worked. The Jets have said all along that Tebow is nothing more than a back-up, but only now is it clear that they meant it. We should have realized sooner that Tebow was never going to be a consequential part of this offense — like when he stayed on the sidelines while Sanchez threw for just 103 yards in a 34-0 blowout against the 49ers, or when the top-secret wildcat offense that the Jets ran with him turned out to be a totally vanilla scheme that required no real thought or practice.

But despite all that there has always been the suspicion that Tebow's time was coming, or else why would they have traded for him at all?

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TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: athletes; jets; marksanchez; newyorkjets; nfl; tebow; timtebow

1 posted on 11/19/2012 7:24:43 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I am sure Tim will survive.


2 posted on 11/19/2012 7:29:35 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dude needs to change his title to “tight end” of “flanker-back”


3 posted on 11/19/2012 7:30:17 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Fat-finger: “tight end” OR “flanker-back”


4 posted on 11/19/2012 7:31:15 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve been watching football for all of my 43 years. I am well aware of the saying “there is no one in town more popular than the backup QB” but this is ridiculous. Tebow is a great kid but he’s a terrible QB. The idea that he should get any coverage at all is more personality-based than it is football-skills based.


5 posted on 11/19/2012 7:35:36 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: SeekAndFind

Also - Sanchez had plenty of crappy games between week 1 and now that featured even less involvement from Tebow. Sanchez’s problems don’t come from Tebow taking PT away. They come from him being awful too (and a bad O-Line...bad receivers etc...)


6 posted on 11/19/2012 7:37:27 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: Personal Responsibility

“he’s a terrible QB”

I’d like to preface my next comment by stating I am NOT really a Tebow fan or a gator fan either but he did get the Bronco’s to the playoffs last year so I’m a little puzzled by your “terrible QB” comment.


7 posted on 11/19/2012 7:45:33 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Personal Responsibility; All

Plus a horrible coach..


8 posted on 11/19/2012 7:47:52 AM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

So terrible that he took over a loosing team and took them to the playoffs.


9 posted on 11/19/2012 7:51:49 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: V_TWIN
He is a good athlete, no doubt, but his mechanics are bad.
10 posted on 11/19/2012 7:53:07 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just another hyped-up personality in our media driven culture bites the dust. Not surprised...


11 posted on 11/19/2012 7:53:31 AM PST by nwrep
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To: SeekAndFind
11 posts & no one has said he's not being played because the entire Jets organization is biased against Christianity?

People are slippin'.

12 posted on 11/19/2012 7:55:32 AM PST by gdani
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To: SeekAndFind

I remember when Elway started for Broncos. Had a terrible time, threw too many interceptions, everyone complaining. So, they bring in special coaches to help him, and work with him, and it did indeed help him. He developed, well, you know. However Tebow, is not given that option, he is supposed to be at pro NFL level QB from day one.

Stats from 1st 7 games; Elway vs Tebow

Record: Elway 2-5 Tebow 4-3
Completion % : Elway 44% Tebow 47%
Passing Yards: Elway 757 Tebow 1,177
TD/INT: Elway 1-9 Tebow 10-4
QB Rating: Elway 37.2 Tebow 78.7

IMHO


13 posted on 11/19/2012 7:55:41 AM PST by FenderMan
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To: SeekAndFind

For a Christian, Tebow decided to go into the crotch of the Obamanation and see how it works out.


14 posted on 11/19/2012 8:00:49 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: V_TWIN

Tebow didn’t really get the Broncos to the playoffs last season. Their defense shaved 15 points off their per game average, that kind of change will allow a team to make the playoffs even when their QB does things like go 2 for 8. Really his stats are kind of frightening:
http://www.nfl.com/player/timtebow/497135/gamelogs?season=2011

He is definitely a terrible QB.


15 posted on 11/19/2012 8:01:13 AM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: FenderMan

IMHO, they are running him out due to his beliefs. Big mistake to trade him away from the Broncos. Manning could have mentored him and Manning is at a disadvantage due to his age.


16 posted on 11/19/2012 8:02:53 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck

Totally agree!


17 posted on 11/19/2012 8:07:25 AM PST by FenderMan
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To: SeekAndFind
The only Urban Meyer starting QB in the NFL is Alex Smith. Tebow is struggling. Josh Harris is no longer in the league.

Great college QB's don't always translate to the pros (Andre Ware, Joey Harrington), and some of the "athletic" QB's take a long time to make it. Randall Cunningham, Rich Gannon, Steve Young, and John Elway had their best seasons well into their 30's.

18 posted on 11/19/2012 8:15:58 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: CORedneck
Jon Kitna was as outspoken of a Christian as Tebow. He lasted in the league 14 seasons as a sometimes starter/sometimes backup. Kurt Warner after a late start lasted 14 years in the league and won a Super Bowl.
19 posted on 11/19/2012 8:23:26 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Tebow is a great kid but he’s a terrible QB ...
So let's see - he wins the 2007 Heisman Trophy, the 2009 BCS championship and MVP, 36-6 at Florida ...
... he comes off the bench in 2011 and leads the Broncos into the playoffs - AND - defeats the Steelers therein - AND is now sitting on the Jets' bench.

Yes, I agree - juuuuuust terrible.
20 posted on 11/19/2012 8:27:29 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: GSWarrior
NFL Executive of the Year?


21 posted on 11/19/2012 8:30:08 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: CORedneck
Big mistake to trade him away from the Broncos

Not!

22 posted on 11/19/2012 8:33:46 AM PST by GSWarrior
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Tebow was never signed to take over from Sanchez. Unless the Jets gave Sanchez a fat contract with substantial guaranteed money knowing that they were going to get rid of him or make him a backup. Tebow has barely played but he seems to be one of the scapegoats for the Jets’ lousy season.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 8:34:04 AM PST by Hayride
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To: SeekAndFind

He collects his salary and doesn’t risk injuries. Win Win


24 posted on 11/19/2012 9:19:57 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL - after last week’s disaster the Jets were chomping at the bit to get the “Tim’s Terrible” meme going. I see it only took 3 plays this time. Kill the strawman!


25 posted on 11/19/2012 9:57:35 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: oh8eleven

I’m with you. Tebow brings something to the game...to an offense...that’s at least as important as a rifle of a throwing arm, and that’s “field generalship”. THAT, IMHO, is his real strength. He has a very positive, winning attitude and that is infectious. His passing skills certainly need developing, but no question he has the raw material to work with.

It’s those other intangibles that have contributed so much to his success, on and off the field. To me, the man’s a winner all around.


26 posted on 11/19/2012 10:06:42 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe God will promote Tebow in good season.


27 posted on 11/19/2012 10:10:44 AM PST by tflabo
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To: SeekAndFind

The Jets success or lack thereof has nothing to do with Tebow, much to the chagrin of some in the media. The season is the result of a poor-to-mediocre team, not a backup quarterback who doesn’t see much playing time.


28 posted on 11/19/2012 10:48:02 AM PST by opus86
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To: SeekAndFind

Kansas City can use Tebow next year if they fail to draft first and get a QB in the draft.


29 posted on 11/19/2012 12:03:28 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: SeekAndFind

The Jets sucked prior to Tebow and they still suck now. Their problems run far deeper than the QB position.


30 posted on 11/19/2012 4:26:57 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: V_TWIN

Add these other sobriquets:

State high school champion
Heisman Trophy winner
National championship winning quarterback

Not sure where all of this anti-Tebow stuff is coming from, is it an attempt to downplay the role of the white man in today’s society?

Dump on Mitt, dump on Lance, dump on Joe, dump on Tebow.

Is there a pattern there?


31 posted on 11/19/2012 5:07:37 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: V_TWIN
Add these other sobriquets:

State high school champion
Heisman Trophy winner
National championship winning quarterback

Not sure where all of this anti-Tebow stuff is coming from, is it an attempt to downplay the role of the white man in today's society?

Dump on Mitt, dump on Lance, dump on Joe, dump on Tebow.

Is there a pattern there?

32 posted on 11/19/2012 5:09:44 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind
So the Jets manage to beat a mediocre 3-6 Rams team and suddenly all is right with the world again?

OK, we'll talk after the Jets play the Patriots three days from now.

33 posted on 11/19/2012 5:23:15 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: V_TWIN

Watch him. He’s BAD. Poor throwing motion, awful accuracy etc... Broncos won with a great defense, running and a couple of lucky plays against the Steelers.

He’s not the first good, great college QB to not be a good one in the pros.


34 posted on 11/24/2012 6:21:43 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: SaraJohnson

For a Christian, Tebow decided to go into the crotch of the Obamanation and see how it works out.

To bad his Christian believes are making his a crappy quarterback. I love how you blame the area and not Tim himself....so typical liberal of you.


35 posted on 12/20/2012 4:44:26 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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