Originally Posted by Bob Crable
It's one thing for a QB to run (scramble) out of a passing play in the red zone. It's a total different thing to run a running play out of the "wildcat" formation.
Tebow is an effective scrambler because he is very good at breaking initial containment. When a team rushes the passer, be it with 4, 5 or even 6 pass rushers, the other players drop off the line of scrimmage into pass protection. Thus, if Tebow, or Vick, or Sanchez, can elude the initial rush, they have 10-15 open yards of space between them and the next defender.
Much different story when you line up in a "wildcat" formation, which is essentially a running play, and all 11 guys on defense know you're running the ball.
Unless Tebow can throw the ball, the Jets "wildcat" is going to be ineffective. And, thusfar, he has shown no propensity to throw the ball.
What games were u watching last year? Seriously, I'm not calling u out or anything but Tebow seemed to score a lot inside the 10 yard line last year.
In the 1st Pats game in Denver, he ran right through them in the 1st quarter to score.
After that they just never got close to the 10 yard line.
As an opposing fan, I would not be "at ease" with Tebow coming in with the ball on the 5 yard line with basically "4" downs!
Rex will be taking some chances this year when we are goal line or inside the opponents 40 yard line.
Tebow gives you that chance because it gives you an extra blocker. That's why the Smith signing will also help. I actually like him as an extra blocking TE than Hunter.