Jets exposing Tebow to more plays, hits

Tim Tebow stands out in Jets camp, whether going shirtless or lining up as the only lefty.

Tim Tebow stands out in Jets camp, whether going shirtless or lining up as the only lefty.

Tim Tebow may have found his place in New York — the goal line.

The former Florida QB ran for two touchdowns and threw for another in a four-play goal-line sequence that got the crowd at Jets training camp fired up Thursday.

On one play, Tebow took a snap from the shotgun, faked a handoff and sprinted into the end zone. Coach Rex Ryan yelled to the defense before the drills that Tebow was “live” — meaning he could be tackled if he left the pocket. Ryan said it was the first time in a practice that he made the quarterback “live,” something Tebow also said he had never experienced.

Tebow scrambled for a TD Thursday.

Tebow ran for two TDs Thursday.

Ryan was pleased with what he saw. “Obviously, Tim, this was his best day of camp,” the coach said.

Starting quarterback Mark Sanchez led the first-team offense to two scores in four chances. He seems willing to step aside for Tebow as drives reach the goal line — so far.

“We’ve got to get it in the end zone,” Sanchez said. “I don’t care. Whatever we have to do … We’ll drive it 99 yards and he can run it in.”

What do you think about the Jets’ two-quarterback plan? How do you expect the season to go for Tebow? Will he be a success or struggle?

19 comments Add your comment

Philip

August 2nd, 2012
5:53 pm

lanier

August 2nd, 2012
5:53 pm

they seem to have it figured right if Tebow can absorb the hits for a full season

BamaFaninGa

August 2nd, 2012
5:55 pm

real deal is...

August 2nd, 2012
6:00 pm

as long as he keeps winning

markie mark

August 2nd, 2012
6:04 pm

Guys,

As a GA fan, I spent 10 years living in St Augustine near Neese High School where Tebow went to school….in high school this kid was famous for winning. He has won at every level, including whipping our butts, and I am not surprised at anything he does. When the Director of Football operations (Denver, of course) as absolutely no respect for you, and you take his team to the playoffs, I am not surprised at him being successful in NY.

dean

August 2nd, 2012
6:48 pm

Sanchez ain’t liking it. This will be fun to watch.

what about---

August 2nd, 2012
9:06 pm

to hell with Tebow, how about Stephen Hill and his progress?

Kevin

August 2nd, 2012
9:59 pm

I hope it doesn’t matter to Sanchez when his TD numbers take a hit. That’s when we’ll really know what he thinks about it.

Just Asking?

August 2nd, 2012
11:23 pm

How often do you think the Jets will be inside the 6 yard line? Further out and it’s a passing down. Mark Sanchez will be throwing hard trying to keep Tebow on the sidelines. It will cause mistakes, force him to take chances, and harm the overall effectiveness of the offence. It looks good on the outside and makes sense on paper, but not in the real world of the NFL.
Sanchez may say, “I don’t care. Whatever we have to do … We’ll drive it 99 yards and he can run it in.” But do you really think he doesn’t care who gets to score the touchdown? Does the running back who ran the ball 60 yards down to the 2 yard line care if someone else gets to come in and run it over? Of course he does. It’s the guy who actually scores the touchdown that gets all the glory, who gets his picture on the front of the sports page, who has the stats by his name.
This cannot work in the long run. Somebody, anybody, (Mike) tell me I’m wrong?

Mike Luck

August 2nd, 2012
11:31 pm

Just Asking: You make some good points, especially that it doesn’t just affect Sanchez. Great post.

Just Asking?

August 2nd, 2012
11:51 pm

Thanks Mike! (Hi Ford!)

Ted Striker

August 3rd, 2012
4:10 am

It WAS a good post by Just Asking. Good points.

However I think it’s a good move and you at least try it. If you’re a RB who takes it 60 yards down to the 2 on the drive — bulldoze in that final 2 yards when you go 9 yards from the 11. If you’re Sanchez, tell your receivers — take it to the house then I throw a post and you better turn on your jets when you hit the 7 yard line. Do NOT get tackled inside the 10 yard line.

I’m not a Rex Ryan nor a TT fan (coaching or playing) but both guys have had success. Just give it a try.

Nice read, Mike Ford.

Chris

August 3rd, 2012
7:48 am

MARKIE MARK,

next time you want to name/location drop get your facts correct. Tebow didn’t attend any high schools. He was home schooled. Florida allows home schoolers, if you will, to play sports at a high school. Nice try though!!!

Will C

August 3rd, 2012
8:48 am

Just asking: You are right. But remember Tebow took a mediocre running Team and turned them in the #1 running team in the NFL. So the running backs will like the results when Tebow takes over…I think the way its going to progess is Tebow will start coming in on goaline situations. Then he will be in on short yardage situations. So he won’t just get the TDs but first downs as well. So Sanchez will also push to get first downs on 2nd down. Its going to get ugly for the Sanchize.

Will C

August 3rd, 2012
9:03 am

Chris: I’m from Jax as welll…Markie Mark was right about his most important facts. Tebow dominated high school football…he did win at every level.

extrapoint

August 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

Too bad Tebow didn’t bring the Denver defense with him. That played into his success as much as his play.

Will C

August 3rd, 2012
10:15 am

extrapoint: Denver D ranked number 20 last year…..NY Jets ranked 5th in NFL….I think Tebow even more effective with NY

Andrew H

August 3rd, 2012
7:15 pm

Does anyone really think that the Jets were actually going to do anything great this year? Why the concern about how Tebow is going to throw off Mark Sanchez? The Jets were FLAT and doing nothing. Don’t fool yourselves. You should be glad they have Tebow. Maybe he will keep Mark Sanchez from becoming an after thought which was what it was starting to look like he and the Jets might become.

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