Now I'm not just wondering about this just because as a Tebow/Pats fan I have a conflict of interested. I actually have grown accustomed to this board and believe at least some of you are pretty decent fans and have treated me fairly well. And I'm not at all worried about what Tebow is going to do when we get to face you in 2 weeks. I'm saying it because I really do believe it's the only thing that can make Woody look like a total genius and set things right...for everybody.
I really don't believe Tebow wanted to be here, though he will never admit it, and from the looks of it neither did Rex nor Sporano. And from the look of things, neither did most of you fans. Though I don't think that's a reason to show Tebow so much hate, because I highly doubt it was his choosing. He's a good dude who is busting his ass out there, and he got ousted after doing what he needed to do to earn his spot with one team last year. So give the kid a break and lets consider a few facts.
Tebow's not a pocket passer. So the only way this would even work even if he were to replace Sanchez, is if he runs the spread option. But just looking at the way he is being utilized makes me believe Sporano has no freaking clue about a spread option offense, and even if he does, this team has 0 intention of implementing. Tebow can't save this team because frankly it just isn't set up in any way shape or form for the style of offense he runs. In fact, I would argue it's WORSE from a personnel stand point than the Denver Broncos were at this time last year.
-no pass catching running back who can run out of the shotgun and block the assignments that they would have to block.
-no decent tight ends.
-and a head coach who only knows something about the Wildcat, but seems clueless how to expand it beyond this one trick pony into a full fledged spread option offense.
And that's just off the top of my head. On to the next point. The Jets have no problem filling the stadium seats from what I can see, so the idea that Tebow is here for that reason...I just don't buy it and with him not getting play time, that's not happening anyway. There's a far more important need for such a thing in the only place that initially made sense...Jacksonville. Likewise, there's a far easier way to put butts in the seats in NY, and that is by winning not by losing with Tebow- which is quite likely a possibility given I don't believe he truly is a miracle worker that could fix y'alls mess.
Jacksonville is 1-4 and has a new coach who thinks Gabbert needs work with his internal clock because he doesn't hold the ball long enough. They have an owner and a town who worship Tim Tebow and were already willing to offer a lot for him. They have a running back, which the Jets would die for and would truly bring in the ground and pound weapon Mark Sanchez and this team needs. A running back who probably isn't on the greatest of terms in Jacksonville after his hold out, nor does he feel very loved by them and will probably bounce anyway when his contract runs out. And he's tired of losing...
Tebow can't fix this team's running game. But MJD can. And its exactly the kind of weapon that a game manager like Mark needs. And considering 22 of MJD's 31 million dollars have ALREADY been paid, he only has 8 million left over the next 2 years. Jones-Drew is only scheduled to make $4.45 million this year and $4.95 million next year. I mean it can't be more perfect. At least financially, it's very doable and the Jets might just be able to figure out a way to sweeten the pot a bit more.
I honestly think even if the Jets start Tebow with this team, what is going to happen is neither freaking quarterback will have ANY value at the end of the season. Why not make the move now, and make everyone happy and get something of value while you can? Khan might just love Tebow just a little more than Woody and a little more than MJD who is tired of losing in Jacksonville.
Am I crazy or could something like this actually happen? I say save your season. Save Sanchez. Save me the headache.
PS: As a bonus, you will get rid of me too!