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Can the Jets Keep "Tebowmania" from Doing Them In?


I guess the show must go on. Tebowmania is officially introduced to New York on Monday afternoon with a press conference. Take a look at Rich Cimini’s post on espn.com, and I’ll talk about it on the other side.

 

Well I agree that they certainly can’t say they are coddling Mark Sanchez anymore. That is for sure. You can’t bring the most popular backup in the league, and one of the most popular athletes in the world, into town and say you are coddling him.

But that is the problem. In the article, they are comparing the situation to when Brett Favre was brought in. The difference though, as Damien Woody pointed out, is that Favre’s ability was unmistakable. Yes, Brett Favre sold jerseys, but he also was brought in to be the starter. He was an all-time player. Tim Tebow is being brought in to be the backup.

Or so they say.

When have you ever seen a backup being introduced with a press conference? The answer to that is NEVER. Eric Mangini talked about the distraction, and he’s right. These distractions are not going to go away. There is already divide on the team when you hear an anonymous player talking about how unbelieveable it is. The team isn’t happy.

The question is above, can the Jets keep “Tebowmania” from doing them in? It’s beginning to look like the answer is an emphatic no. This has all the makings of a “same old Jets” disaster.

What do you all think, now that the trade is official?  Let us know with comments below…

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  • gangjet

    The reason behind the Tebow trade looks like a publicity move more than a football decision that would  improve the team. That decision had already being made when the Jets agreed to sign Stanton as the backup QB few days earlier. How can you improve the team with a player that can’t play the position? With this latest addition, the Jets are only getting a popular guy with more exposure in the press, nothing else.

  • AlanSchechter

     @gangjet
     Totally agree gangjet.  I thought it was a good move when it first happened, but the more I think about it, the more I agree with you.  This is Woody Johnson acquiring a celebrity, to take back pages from the Giants.
     
    Thanks for reading.