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    Sparano Speaking with Jets Writers

    [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/JennyVrentas"][B]Jenny Vrentas[/B] ‏ @[B]JennyVrentas[/B] [/URL]
    Sparano called Sanchez one heck of a player. Said he and Tebow are competitive guys who make each other better. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano says he's not concerned about Tebow's public popularity affecting the QB dynamic. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano said he has a "handshake deal" with players that he is giving his players his best every day and expects the same. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano: "My approach has been to spend very little time talking about what happened in the past."

    But Sparano adds that there is a long way until opening day and won't say if Hunter will be Week 1 starter. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano said Fins thought abt signing Hunter when he was free agent last summer. Said Hunter has been "tremendous" and he is "excited." [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano said Jets were looking for an A back in Ganaway, more of a power back like Greene. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano said it was "coincidence" that Jets drafted 3 offense players with experience in college option offenses. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano said Jets are talking daily in meetings about eliminating turnovers.

    Sparano said after he got the job, he went back to 2010 film and watched every game that season, then 2011. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano said Holmes has "special ability." He's noticed his competitiveness most of all so far. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano said despite the turnovers -- which is a big despite, he said -- sanchez played better in many areas last year. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano said Tebow has gotten "much better" as a passer since he coached him at Senior Bowl. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano said Jets' "first goal" is to have Tebow mature as QB. But also want to use skill set -- RB, FB, H-back all possibilities. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano on Tebow's job: "Whether we run wildcat or a version of or something else, I’m not going to tie myself down to just one thing." [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano said he is not concerned about Tebow's load of snaps stunting Sanchez's development. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Tony Sparano echoes what Rex Ryan said, that Tebow will play 1 to 20 snaps. Keeps other details private

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    Sparano said the decision was made by Mike and Rex and he was "completely on board." [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    On decision to trade for Tebow, Sparano says, "I was involved in the conversation, which I appreciate, with Mike and Rex." [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano says he's really impressed by Shonn Greene. [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23nyj"]#[B]nyj[/B][/URL]

    Sparano said he's tried to make his system as "player-friendly" as possible.

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    [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/JennyVrentas"][B]Jenny Vrentas[/B] ‏ @[B]JennyVrentas[/B][/URL]
    [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/JennyVrentas"][/URL]Sparano calls McElroy "brilliant" as the No. 3 QB

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    Thank you so much for starting this thread!!!!

    [B]FINALLY some comments from coach Spags!!!:eek:[/B]

    I thought that it was interesting that coach Sprags feelings concerning Sanchez follow what most posters out here have said all along. That is, that while Sanchez did in fact improve last year that he turned the ball over way to much to be successful in Rex's overall approach to winning football.

    Honestly Ms. Vrentas is quietly become one of the very best writers who follow the Jets and it isn't even close!!!

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    Vrentas: Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano mum on vision for Tim Tebow

    New offensive coordinator Tony Sparano has a new weapon on his unit, Tim Tebow, but Sparano revealed few details on what the Jets' plan for the versatile back-up quarterback will be.

    "I won’t give you the vision on what I think his role will be in the offense," Sparano said today on a conference call with reporters. "But I would just say that, to the best of my knowledge, I believe what Coach (Rex Ryan) said is he can play one to 20 snaps, somewhere like that, and I would say what coach said is 100 percent correct."

    He added, "as far as how we’ll use Tim, or what we will do with Tim in that way, we’re going to keep that to us."

    When asked about the Wildcat offense, which Sparano championed while the head coach in Miami, Sparano responded, "if that’s the direction that we go."

    He did hint that a direct-snap package led by Tebow would be more diverse than the Wildcat plays run by former Dolphins running backs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.

    "The element of being able to throw the football out of that brings a complete different dynamic into the picture here," Sparano said, adding: "Whether we run Wildcat, or a version of, or something else, I’m not going to tie myself down to just one thing."

    Sparano, who took over for Brian Schottenheimer in January, said using Tebow at other positions, such as running back, fullback or H-Back, are "on the table." But the Jets' first goal with Tebow, he added, is to continue to develop him as a quarterback. He coached Tebow at the Senior Bowl and can tell that Tebow has already made significant progress with his fundamentals during his first two years in the league.

    The self-proclaimed "no-nonsense coach" said he is not concerned about a Tebow package throwing off the development of starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, or managing the dynamic of a highly scrutinized quarterback situation.

    "We're just excited to add another good football player to our team," Sparano said. "Sanchez is one (heck) of a player, and I am so excited about the opportunity to coach with him, and the chance to work with him. And Tim Tebow is a good football player, too. I think when you put both of these guys in a room and they're playing checkers, they're going to compete at it, and they're going to go like heck to win. I think the more of those people you can get around your football team and in this environment, the better off your football team is going to be. I think we helped our team tremendously. I don't think it's a problem, and the two of them right now, along with Greg McElroy, have done a great job."

    Sparano praised Sanchez, saying that despite his 26 turnovers last season, he improved in several areas. When the Jets decided to trade for Tebow in March, Sparano said he was "involved in the conversation" with Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum and was "completely on board."

    The Jets drafted three players with college option experience -- Georgia Tech receiver Stephen Hill and Baylor running back Terrance Ganaway and guard Robert T. Griffin -- but Sparano said that was a "coincidence" and didn't relate to a Tebow package.

    [URL]http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2012/05/offensive_coordinator_tony_spa.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed[/URL]

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    [QUOTE=C Mart;4458868][URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/JennyVrentas"][B]Jenny Vrentas[/B] ‏ @[B]JennyVrentas[/B][/URL]
    [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/JennyVrentas"][/URL]Sparano calls McElroy "brilliant" as the No. 3 QB[/QUOTE]

    Thank you C Mart! i love reading positive articles about the Jets. Sparano will be a real force for us.

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    Something about the Jets that makes all their coaches gush.

    I never remember Sparano being this talkative and complimentary in Miami.

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    So in a nutshell, everyone is great...

    I can see why Rex likes Sparano, they sound like the same guy.

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    [QUOTE=C Mart;4458861] Sparano: "My approach has been to spend very little time talking about what happened in the past."[/quote]

    [quote]Sparano said Jets are talking daily in meetings about eliminating turnovers. [/quote]

    [quote]Sparano said after he got the job, he went back to 2010 film and watched every game that season, then 2011.[/QUOTE]

    [quote]Sparano said he's tried to make his system as "player-friendly" as possible.[/quote]



    My take on these few quotes is that when Sparano went back and watched film from 2010 and 2011, he saw an offense that was too complex, which resulted in more turnovers.......hence him spending little time talking about what happened in the past, and installing a "player-friendly" system, while focusing on eliminating turnovers.


    I think the other thing Sparano is liable to pull away from all that game tape, is just how effective Mark was on play action, (particularly when we had an effective run game going, and he was able to do so in shorter yardage situations).....and we'll see a ton of that repeated in Sparano's offense. (something that was a staple of his offences in Miami, was big chunk plays out of play-action, on short yardage downs)

    As much as the media wants to pain the re-introduction of Ground and Pound, or the acquisition of Tebow and the Wildcat, as a condemnation of Sanchez, I tend to believe they are simply tools to augment Mark's chances of success (not unlike the acquisition of a good RB isn't to replace the QB, it's to give him support)......I think Sparano's focus is going to be on giving Mark favourable situations to make plays....having an offense that earns tough yards on the ground, via either the standard running game or the Wildcat....so that he can make best utilize his abilities in short yardage downs, be it his play action, or his ability to throw outside the pocket....


    As long as Sparano can get the production he needs from our O-line.....I think Mark's going to be incredible successful under this new offensive regime.

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    Mehta: Jets Tony Sparano not concerned about managing Sanchez vs. Tebow talk

    [B][URL="http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2012/05/jets-offensive-coordinator-tony-sparano-not-concerned-about-managing-mark-sanchez-vs-ti"]Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano not concerned about managing Mark Sanchez vs. Tim Tebow talk [/URL][/B]

    BY Manish Mehta

    New offensive coordinator Tony Sparano wasn’t overly concerned about managing what will undoubtedly be the most scrutinized quarterback situation in the NFL.

    So, could Tebow actually play as many as 20 snaps in a game as Rex Ryan suggested earlier this offseason?

    “I won’t give you the vision on what I think his role will be in the offense,” Sparano said. “I would just say that… I believe what Coach says. He can play anywhere from one to 20 snaps… somewhere like that. What coach said is 100 percent correct. As far as how we’ll use Tim or what we’ll do with Tim in that way, we’re going to keep that to us right now.”

    Tim Tebow’s enormous following coupled with Mark Sanchez’s penchant for inconsistency could mushroom into a controversy at some point, but the Jet’s new play-caller believes there’s room for both players in his offense.

    “We’re just excited to be able to add another good football player to our team,” Sparano said Thursday about the Tebow trade. “It’s about trying to find good football players. Mark Sanchez is one hell of a player. I am so excited to coach him. Tim Tebow is a good football player too. When you put both of these guys in a room and they’re playing checkers, they’re going to compete at it. They’re going to go like heck to win. The more of those people you can get around your football team and in this environment, the better off your football team is going to be. I think we helped our football team tremendously. I don’t think it’s a problem managing it.”

    Sparano, speaking to the media for the first time since he took over for Brian Schottenheimer in January, watched every play of the Jets’ 2010 and 2011 seasons to get a grasp on his personnel.

    He maintained that he supported the organization’s decision to add Tebow.

    “I was involved in the conversation -- which I appreciate --with Mike (Tannenbaum) and Rex (Ryan),” Sparano said. “We sat down and had a conversation about it. That was really it. At the end of the day, it’s a decision that Mike and Rex made obviously for the better(ment) of our football team. I was completely on board with it.”

    Sparano admitted that one of his points of emphasis for Sanchez and Tebow, who had both had plenty of turnovers last season, will be to take better care of the ball. “It’s going to be critical” to cut down on turnovers, he said.

    Sparano also wasn’t concerned that Tebow’s involvement will stunt Sanchez’s growth in his fourth season.

    “I think we have to remember that Mark’s been under center here for a lot of games for the three years that he’s been here,” Sparano said. “Between now and training camp and thru training camp with all the snaps that Mark will get, I think we’ll be in good shape.”

    Although Sanchez committed a career-high 26 turnovers in 2010, Sparano

    “You can’t take turnovers out of the equation,” Sparano said. “Turnovers are turnovers…. (Turnovers) can occur in a bunch of different ways. Now having a chance to go through and watch the tape and really see the way some of the turnovers occurred, a lot of that falls obviously on the quarterback’s shoulders sometimes…. We here in the film room really understand how some of those things come about every once and while.

    With that being said, if you take the turnovers out, this guy really played last year. His numbers were better last year than they had been the previous couple years. You saw improvement in a couple areas, which is what you want to see. We forget. I think this guys’ a young player that has won a lot of football games. I’m excited about where he is. He has had a tremendous offseason… has really got himself in good shape and has come in here and really worked hard this offseason physically and mentally here as well in learning what we’re doing. So I’ve been really impressed with him.”

    Sparano also praised Tebow’s growth as a passer.

    “Our first goal here is to continue to work with Tim and continue to have him mature as a quarterback,” Sparano said. “That’s what we’re trying to do here. With being said, he comes with a different skill set obviously from college. That’s a good thing for us. He has the ability to do a lot of different jobs. At the game, that’s what you really want. You want players that can do a lot of different jobs for you.”

    “I saw him right out of college, because I coached him at the Senior Bowl,” Sparano added. “In coaching Tim at the Senior Bowl that year and seeing where he is right now…. that has been eye opening. I thought fundamentally Tim has gotten much better. This kid has put a lot of time in in the offseason from a fundamental standpoint. He’s completely different now than he was when he came out of college.”

    Although Sparano wouldn’t delve into specifics, Tebow’s ability to pass out of Wildcat/read-option sets gives the new offensive coordinator a dimension that was lacking for the most part with the Dolphins.

    “At that point (in Miami), there was very little element of pass involved,” Sparano said. “Obviously with Tim, that’s a different element. If we decide to go down that road, the element of being able to throw the football out of that brings a completely different dynamic into the picture.”

    [URL]http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2012/05/jets-offensive-coordinator-tony-sparano-not-concerned-about-managing-mark-sanchez-vs-ti[/URL]

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    [QUOTE=C Mart;4458922]“Turnovers are turnovers…. (Turnovers) can occur in a bunch of different ways. [B]Now having a chance to go through and watch the tape and really see the way some of the turnovers occurred[/B], a lot of that falls obviously on the quarterback’s shoulders sometimes…. [B]We here in the film room really understand how some of those things come about every once and while.[/B] [/QUOTE]


    read...an overly complex offense.

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    [QUOTE=Montana;4458931]read...an overly complex offense.[/QUOTE]

    i thought he was blaming sanchez.

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    [QUOTE=Montana;4458931]read...an overly complex offense.[/QUOTE]

    I hated Schott's offense as much as anybody. There was a ton of fluff and BS in it.

    However, at what point do we start holding the players accountable? This is the NFL, not Pop Warner. The Colts' players seemed to understand Peyton Manning's offense. New England and Green Bay run some pretty complex schemes as well.

    Complex is not a bad thing.

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    Who said Mark was blameless?

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    [QUOTE=DDNYjets;4458938]I hated Schott's offense as much as anybody. There was a ton of fluff and BS in it.

    However, at what point do we start holding the players accountable? This is the NFL, not Pop Warner. The Colts' players seemed to understand Peyton Manning's offense. New England and Green Bay run some pretty complex schemes as well.

    Complex is not a bad thing.[/QUOTE]


    Peyton Manning's offense is hardly complex. There's a handful of formations and probably fewer than 40-50 actual plays. What makes his offense devastating are the adjustments he makes at the line, after reading the defense.

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    i think they're hoping tebow can become the qb, if sanchez falters. kinda like having two horses in the race and they don't care which one wins as long as one of them wins. if they have to they'll go out and get a stud RT if tebow becomes the qb by the end of the season.

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    [QUOTE=Demosthenes9;4458946]Peyton Manning's offense is hardly complex. [B]There's a handful of formations and probably fewer than 40-50 actual plays.[/B] What makes his offense devastating are the adjustments he makes at the line, after reading the defense.[/QUOTE]

    Is that a joke?

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    [QUOTE=Montana;4458941]Who said Mark was blameless?[/QUOTE]

    [B][SIZE="3"]NO ONE!!!![/SIZE][/B]

    Thank you for your insightful analysis about what coach Sprags was saying!!!

    Only folks with an agenda could read from what you wrote that somehow Sanchez should either get a freeride or was indeed "blameless"!!!

    Good Grief!!!:rolleyes:
    Last edited by Charlie Brown; 05-03-2012 at 04:49 PM.

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    [QUOTE=Austin;4458957]Is that a joke?[/QUOTE]

    Nope, not a joke at all. Seriously, take a look at what they did. It wasn't really complex. There's little to no motion with the receivers/backs. They come up to the line in a formation, Manning scopes things out, changes the play, adjusts protection coverages, and they run the play.

    What makes him great isn't a "complex" offense, but rather his football IQ and his ability to diagnose a defense.

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    [QUOTE=Demosthenes9;4458946]Peyton Manning's offense is hardly complex. There's a handful of formations and probably fewer than 40-50 actual plays. What makes his offense devastating are the adjustments he makes at the line, after reading the defense.[/QUOTE]

    Now that I think of it, the offense Tebow ran with Urban Meyer in Florida was pretty complex. Hope Sparano doesn't simplify things too much.

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