Originally Posted by SMC
I just expounded above. Tebow is blowing a golden opportunity that Sanchez' suckage provided him.
If Tebow looked good to his teammates don't you think these "bunch of sad sack underachiever loser players that are back stabbers" would be clamoring for Tebow to start?
Mehta would be publishing stories with backpage headlines: "TEBOW MUST START! " and "PLAYERS WANT TEBOW!"
So, I'm not saying Tebow would be much worse. I'm saying that his teammates believe that Tebow would be much worse and that's a problem. Tebow has been given an opportunity and he's blowing it.
We see this all the time. In fact, Tex would happily tell you that in 2001 before Bledsoe got hurt, Patriot players were reported as saying that Brady looked better than Bledsoe and they wanted him to get a shot. This was even after Bledsoe signed a $100+ million extension.
The Jets have the opposite problem. Sanchez sucks and the team is saying that the backup is terrible. That is a problem.
Everyone knows or should know that Tebow would never stack up against a real NFL Qb in 'practice' (said in an Allen Iverson voice). Tebow is not going to win you games by throwing the slant, the 7 yard out, the 10 yard hook. He may win you games by avoiding the rush and running for 12, heaving the long ball. He looked equally like garbage from reports when he was very reluctantly inserted as the Broncos starter last year.
Do I wish Tebow was even being considered to play QB? Nope, not at all. The fact is our present starter is so dreadful and makes so many awful plays at the worst time on the worst part of the field that almost anything would be better to watch. As I've said before, for the best thing for Sanchez as a QB to redeem his career is for him to have his ass firmly benched and a message sent that you have to earn the starters job and that you have been so bad this year that we are starting the stinky Tebow instead.