The above part is enlightening, to some extent. I'm not sure we've ever really heard the backstory behind the Tebow move. I'm sure most on here will be skeptical and claim it was purely a Woody move, but I tend to buy the general take on it from the article. Whether Ben and Jerry's milkshakes were actually involved, who knows? Actually, with those two, they probably were.One of his boldest moves this offseason began taking shape while he sat in an airport with coach Rex Ryan in March. The two were sipping on Ben & Jerry's vanilla milkshakes and preparing to go to North Carolina's pro day - where they'd see their eventual first-round pick Quinton Coples - when the wheels starting spinning in Tannenbaum's mind. It was becoming apparent that Peyton Manning was going to Denver and Tebow would be available.
"I turned to Rex and said, 'What do you think?'" Tannenbaum recalled.
"I thought, 'Wow!'" Ryan said. "I was kind of shocked about it. I didn't know what it was going to take for us to get him, but I knew that with Mike, we would definitely find out."
The two spoke to owner Woody Johnson and new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, who ran the wildcat offense with Miami and knew Tebow from the Senior Bowl a few years earlier. Tebow to the Jets? Even though they still had Sanchez, and just signed him to an extension?
"We were the only four people on the planet who knew about it," Tannenbaum said. "We felt unanimously that this man could help us win football games. That's why we got him. When the price and the risk are reasonable, you have to be opportunistic in this business."
But bottom line, I am confident that the Tebow move was mostly a football move. I'm sure the PR aspect didn't scare Woody away like it would many other owners. But, Tebow's attributes are consistent with the philosophy of football that Ryan and Sparano subscribe to. And that is what was initially tantalizing.
Jenny Vrentas @JennyVrentas
That doesn't mean anything with regard to his status on the team. Hunter has been nursing a back injury. #nyj
RT Wayne Hunter is not here tonight. The team excused him from tonight's practice, according to a person with knowledge of his status
Jets not in pads today. In jerseys and shorts.
Looks like Holmes (ribs/back) will be practicing in red non-contact pinnie again.
The Pats have their 3rd string Center playing and somehow they manage to do fine. And Bill Callahan was a very accomplished OLine Coach, so I don't want to hear that Dante Scarnecchia is the only guy who can do that.
J LA SOUL @2SMART4
“@DBergz13: good thing Wayne Hunter doesn't have a twitter. when he'd get all the abuse, he'd have no clue how to block people.”<== #DEAD
Jake Steinberg @Steiny31
Defense having a field day vs. the Jets scond team OL. Dixon, Damon Harrison and Demario Davis and Lynn all sacked Tebow today.
So Lynn just sacked Tebow but he still threw a bomb to Hill who made a diving grab.