Some of it might be Tebow directly, while some of it might be an indirect result of Tebow being here (brings out the competitive fire in Mark).
Point is, all/some of this is possible and being on the outside, none of us know one way or the other.
Basically, there's a broad possible spectrum ranging from Tebow having absolutely no effect on Sanchez or the locker room (which might benefit Sanchez) on one end, to Tebow being Sanchez's own personal guru, and personal motivator on the other.Maybe it's Sparano ?
I think the true answer lies somewhere in that spectrum as opposed to one end or the other. BUT, we here on the outside just don't know. It's quite possible that Mark would be this way even if Tebow had gone to Jax.
Question: Do you personally know enough one way or the other to comfortably say "Fark it, cut Tebow now" ?
I know you want to make it like Tebow is responsible for anything positive that happens to the Jets, but the fact is that yesterday's success was because the Jets executed on the field and had a solid game plan. Lets not make it out to be any more complicated than it needs to be.
As far as Tebow goes, I have gone out of my way to to cover a number of possibilities, including the possibility that Tebow had no influence/impact at all.
Secondly, yeah, Tebow *might* have an impact standing on the sidelines. What did you all see over the passed 3 years when Sanchez would make a blunder headed mistake ? He'd go to the bench and pout. Put a towel over his head and sulk. Yada, yada, yada.
this year ? He had that INT at the start of the game and afterwards, iirc, he went over and started looking at stuff with coaches.
Totally different approach, and I'm not the first or only person to comment on it.
What do I know about Tebow ? That he made a bunch of boneheaded or bad mistakes last year and he would never let those mistakes get to him. he'd go over to the sidelines after doing something stupid, and still be positive and optimistic.
Again, there's a possibility that Sanchez matured and changed on his own, or that it's Sparano's influence, or maybe, just maybe, he might have learned something from Tebow. How to not let bad things affect you. You rinse it off, get back in there and keep fighting.
Without talking to Mark, we don't know what the answer is. Could be any of the above, or some combination therein.
Like I said earlier, you have not watched the Jets prior to this year, so you have no idea what is actually different, you are only here because of Tebow. Now if you want to tell us how the broncos looked different from last year then you could speak to that because you were a Bronco fan last year.
People need to realize that Tebow and that offense absolutely contributed to things being so open for Sanchez. When these teams are spending time focusing on the wildcat and Tebow, it's less practice towards Sanchez and the base offense.
Tebow clearly brings something positive to the table to Sanchez as well. Sanchez and Sparano both seem to be very comfortable with everything as well. Can see that much on the sideline.
There are going to be a couple of games this year where the Tebow offense makes a bigger impact than the Sanchez offense.
SOJF just need to quit looking for something to ***** about.
And there is no controversy... It's just something for the media to talk about. A few dumb fans unfortunately just buy into it. And even non fans... Hence the dumb newspaper headlines we seen from papers like the Post.
A common theme that spans across all those sources is that there are noticeable differences in Mark this year, and it's more than the fact that he put on about 10 pounds of muscle. There's talk about him being more vocal. Talk about him taking more of a leadership role. Talk about him being in command this year. Talk about him reacting differently than he had in the past.
With those things in mind, one might start to think about what Tebow brings to the table, according to even some of his detractors. One is his optimism and how things just never get him down. Throw a pic ? Be mad at the mistake, forget about it, go out and throw a TD next time. 3 and outs 8 times in a row ? No problem, we've got them right where we want them. Optimism and confidence.
The there's the whole "effect on the locker room" thing that guys like Champ Bailey talked about. How culture/attitudes changed. How teammates actually believed. Yada, yada, yada.
Next thing would be to wonder whether any of the changes in Mark have anything to do with what Tebow brings. It's a logical thing to ask and to wonder about.
Take this passage from a NY Times article:
In subtle ways, Tebow and Sanchez have influenced each other, most notably in the weight room. Although Sanchez decided to bulk up before Tebow arrived, adding 12 pounds of muscle, teammates have sensed a renewed commitment from him. He and Tebow were two of six Jets to record perfect scores on the Functional Movement Screen, an assessment tool that measures mobility, stability and core function.
“Man, oh, man, they were really getting after it,” Coach Rex Ryan said. “They push each other that way. It’s kind of a neat thing with everyone trying to make this a controversy or pit those two against each other. You look at their body language. I hear them. What they have is genuine.”
I have no issues with 99.9% of the people on this site. They are die hard Jet fans who have been here for years and will be here for years to come. Do not insult them by coming in here and pretending you are some sort of super fan, when in reality you could care less what happens to the Jets, and all you really care about is Tebow, and will be gone next season.