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    Tebow Opts Out of the Wildcat

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/stor...at-sources-say

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow was so frustrated when the starting job was conferred upon Greg McElroy early last week that he told the coaches he didn't want to be used in any Wildcat packages Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, multiple Jets sources told ESPNNewYork.com.

    Tebow was active, but did not play in the 27-17 loss at MetLife Stadium.

    In Tebow's absence, wide receiver Jeremy Kerley -- a former high school quarterback -- ran the plays for the first time all season. The Wildcat has been Tebow's package, and was the reason Jets coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano said he was brought to New York.


    Tebow has been frustrated all season by his lack of playing time, but it culminated Tuesday upon hearing he would be passed over for a starting opportunity when Ryan decided to bench Mark Sanchez. Tebow was disappointed and upset enough to say he didn't want to be used situationally, sources said. He told the Jets coaches early in the week, giving Kerley time to take the practice reps. Soon reports emerged speculating the backup was looking to play outside of New York next season.

    In the postgame news conference, Tebow was asked who told him he wouldn't be playing in the Wildcat and Tebow responded, "It just kind of happens."

    Ryan said during his news conference that they wanted to use Kerley because of the element of surprise. Afterward Ryan, through a team spokesman, said it was a "coach's decision" when asked specifically if Tebow had opted out.

    The Jets had all three quarterbacks active for the Chargers game for the first time all season. Tebow did not play a single snap either as a punt protector or on offense. He was active, according to a source, in case McElroy was hurt. Jets coaches didn't want to play Sanchez at home, wary of possible fan reaction.

    "I also wanted to give Kerley a shot at running some Wildcat things," Ryan said. "We knew they wouldn't expect him to throw the ball, and that was the case."

    Tebow was Sanchez's backup all season, and was inactive with two fractured ribs during the Cardinals game on Dec. 2 when Sanchez threw three interceptions and was replaced by McElroy. The second-year quarterback out of Alabama threw a touchdown pass and the Jets won 7-6.

    Tebow was frustrated that he'd missed that opportunity as well.

    After Ryan announced McElroy would start on Tuesday, Tebow was clearly miffed at his locker during his usual Wednesday news conference. The Jets announced Thursday that Tebow wouldn't be available in his usual Friday spot, and he ducked quickly in and out of the locker room that day.

    After the loss to the Chargers, Tebow again appeared more detached, but didn't betray much emotion when answering reporter questions.

    "It's been disappointing, obviously (the season) didn't go as we thought, as I had hoped," Tebow said. "But sometimes in life you have that. Sometimes you have setbacks and you have to look at them as an opportunity to step back up and keep working and figure out what to do."

    ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen reported that Tebow will likely play for the Jaguars next season. The Jaguars were the only other NFL team in the hunt for Tebow when Denver acquired Peyton Manning last year during the offseason. It's where he is originally from, and where his family lives. When asked if he was looking to play elsewhere, Tebow avoided the question.

    "We've just got to find a way to beat the Buffalo Bills next Sunday," Tebow said.

    But he was less evasive when asked if he could be a starting quarterback in the NFL. It's something he hasn't done since last season when he led Denver to the playoffs. The Jets haven't advanced his career. In fact, Kerley's 42-yard pass on Sunday topped Tebow's 39 passing yards all season. Despite the fact that the Jets haven't trusted Tebow to pass the ball or run the offense, Tebow is clear that it's a role he wants.

    "I believe in my God-given ability to play this game of football and I think I can play it for a long time," Tebow said, "and I look forward to playing it some more."
    Last edited by Rexamillion5592; 12-23-2012 at 07:44 PM.

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    I can't f'n wait for Tebow to be off this team.

    Good Luck Jacksonville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexamillion5592 View Post
    http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/stor...at-sources-say

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow was so frustrated when the starting job was conferred upon Greg McElroy early last week that he told the coaches he didn't want to be used in any Wildcat packages Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, multiple Jets sources told ESPNNewYork.com.

    Tebow was active, but did not play in the 27-17 loss at MetLife Stadium.

    In Tebow's absence, wide receiver Jeremy Kerley -- a former high school quarterback -- ran the plays for the first time all season. The Wildcat has been Tebow's package, and was the reason Jets coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano said he was brought to New York.


    Tebow has been frustrated all season by his lack of playing time, but it culminated Tuesday upon hearing he would be passed over for a starting opportunity when Ryan decided to bench Mark Sanchez. Tebow was disappointed and upset enough to say he didn't want to be used situationally, sources said. He told the Jets coaches early in the week, giving Kerley time to take the practice reps. Soon reports emerged speculating the backup was looking to play outside of New York next season.

    In the postgame news conference, Tebow was asked who told him he wouldn't be playing in the Wildcat and Tebow responded, "It just kind of happens."

    Ryan said during his news conference that they wanted to use Kerley because of the element of surprise. Afterward Ryan, through a team spokesman, said it was a "coach's decision" when asked specifically if Tebow had opted out.

    The Jets had all three quarterbacks active for the Chargers game for the first time all season. Tebow did not play a single snap either as a punt protector or on offense. He was active, according to a source, in case McElroy was hurt. Jets coaches didn't want to play Sanchez at home, wary of possible fan reaction.

    "I also wanted to give Kerley a shot at running some Wildcat things," Ryan said. "We knew they wouldn't expect him to throw the ball, and that was the case."

    Tebow was Sanchez's backup all season, and was inactive with two fractured ribs during the Cardinals game on Dec. 2 when Sanchez threw three interceptions and was replaced by McElroy. The second-year quarterback out of Alabama threw a touchdown pass and the Jets won 7-6.

    Tebow was frustrated that he'd missed that opportunity as well.

    After Ryan announced McElroy would start on Tuesday, Tebow was clearly miffed at his locker during his usual Wednesday news conference. The Jets announced Thursday that Tebow wouldn't be available in his usual Friday spot, and he ducked quickly in and out of the locker room that day.

    After the loss to the Chargers, Tebow again appeared more detached, but didn't betray much emotion when answering reporter questions.

    "It's been disappointing, obviously (the season) didn't go as we thought, as I had hoped," Tebow said. "But sometimes in life you have that. Sometimes you have setbacks and you have to look at them as an opportunity to step back up and keep working and figure out what to do."

    ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen reported that Tebow will likely play for the Jaguars next season. The Jaguars were the only other NFL team in the hunt for Tebow when Denver acquired Peyton Manning last year during the offseason. It's where he is originally from, and where his family lives. When asked if he was looking to play elsewhere, Tebow avoided the question.

    "We've just got to find a way to beat the Buffalo Bills next Sunday," Tebow said.

    But he was less evasive when asked if he could be a starting quarterback in the NFL. It's something he hasn't done since last season when he led Denver to the playoffs. The Jets haven't advanced his career. In fact, Kerley's 42-yard pass on Sunday topped Tebow's 39 passing yards all season. Despite the fact that the Jets haven't trusted Tebow to pass the ball or run the offense, Tebow is clear that it's a role he wants.

    "I believe in my God-given ability to play this game of football and I think I can play it for a long time," Tebow said, "and I look forward to playing it some more."

    hmmmm.
    In a way, its nice to see that Tebow stood up for himself. But that could alienate himself from a lot of organizations., maybe even Jacksonville.

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    Teblow is in no position to be dictating to the coachingg staff. Show this POS the door asap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexamillion5592 View Post
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    "I believe in my God-given ability to play this game of football and I think I can play it for a long time," Tebow said, "and I look forward to playing it some more."

    hmmmm.
    Crybaby. You keep believing in your god-given ability, Timmy, because no one else does. If you had any you woulnd't have had a 3rd string 7th round pick with zero NFL starter experience promoted over you. Delusion.

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    Good for him for finally standing up for himself. Bunch of crap what this coaching staff did to him.

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    They have no qb and there is no one in this draft also they have no money to spend. If I was the jets I would transform my whole offense around tebow for next year and give it a shot, the defense is good enough. If it don't work so be it after next year a lot of bad contracts come off the books and they can go after a real qb


    And I am not a tebow fan at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDL_JET View Post
    I can't f'n wait for Tebow to be off this team.

    Good Luck Jacksonville.
    +1. The "fans" next to me at the game were screaming for Tebow to play while we were on defense. In 3 years Tebow will be out of the league. Great guy. Awful QB.

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    Can't we use this to void his contract?

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    I did feel awful for Tebow after seeing the coaching staff overlook him for so long but, after seeing all these reports this week about his awful practice play and his minimal improvement over the season, now his complaining and taking himself out of the game, I don't feel bad for him anymore. He should of chose to go home to Jacksonville in March.
    Last edited by Rexamillion5592; 12-23-2012 at 07:54 PM.

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    Good for tebow. He wants out of this pathetic organization. Dont blame him.

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    No chance does Tebow ask not to play.....not in his DNA


    Once again the NY media trolling with the best of 'em

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    Ahhh....the plot thickens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonEJet View Post
    No chance does Tebow ask not to play.....not in his DNA


    Once again the NY media trolling with the best of 'em
    I can see what you're saying because Cimini's name is on top of the article but McManus (whose the other writer on the story) is very friendly with the players and members of the organization so I think this is more credible than some Manish story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nj2socaljetsfan View Post
    +1. The "fans" next to me at the game were screaming for Tebow to play while we were on defense. In 3 years Tebow will be out of the league. Great guy. Awful QB.
    I am not even sure he is a great guy, he comes across as insincere and completely self centered and self promoting to me. Cant be gone soon enough. Him and Tannenloser need to leave hand in hand, with Sparano and Cavanaugh one step behing him.

    F*($ Tebow.

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    Then why was he even active? He didn't want to play. And I thought everyone wanted to play for Rex

    Great discipline, Rex.

    Get Rex the hell out of here NOW!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ytfootballfan View Post
    Good for him for finally standing up for himself. Bunch of crap what this coaching staff did to him.
    Why???? He completely sucks. Kerley is clearly better than Tebow at the offense he needs to be in. He is the most overrated player in NFL history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    Then why was he even active? He didn't want to play. And I thought everyone wanted to play for Rex

    Great discipline, Rex.

    Get Rex the hell out of here NOW!!!
    Who the hell cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckesg1 View Post
    Who the hell cares?
    Put me on ignore. Problem solved

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckesg1 View Post
    Who the hell cares?
    Because it points to the incompetence of the HC to waste a roster spot on someone who will never see the field.

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