Why The Tim Tebow Experiment is Bound to Fail for the New York Jets

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The other thing that has been made clear, is that this player is going to play. The Jets have said they are going to use him at different positions, such as special teams, fullback, running back, as well as quarterback. My focus is on the time he is going to spend at quarterback.

Matt Slauson, starting offensive guard, has stated that after reviewing the playbook, the team essentially has “two offenses”. This right here is a big mistake. Has anyone ever heard of a successful team having two separate offenses? Does Peyton Manning give up any snaps during a game? How about Tom Brady? Does Drew Brees leave any snaps to his backup QB? The answer to all of these questions is no. Why? Because it doesn’t work. That’s why.

Now let’s look at the last time Tim Tebow operated this way, 2010 with Denver. Kyle Orton was the starter, and Tebow was brought in for set plays in multiple games, essentially giving the Broncos two offenses. How did that turn out? Tebow completed 50% of his passes, 5 TDs, 3 INTs, an 82.1 QB rating, 227 yards rushing and 6 TDs. He did rush for a 5.3 yard per carry average, but in the important stats of a QB, very pedestrian.

And, how did the Broncos fair? 4-12.
Let that resonate for a second. The Broncos had two offenses, and they finished 4-12.
It doesn’t work.

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  • PeterSpyke

    The author is forgetting one thing — the player in question is Tim Tebow, not Ricky Williams or Ronnie Brown.  There’s a big difference.  Percentages notwithstanding, Tim can throw the football at an NFL-quarterback level, and that is the thing that creates so much difficulty with designing a defense to stop him.  After all, most of the teams that the Broncos played last year while Tim was QB couldn’t stop him, including the Jets.  A snap to Ronnie or Ricky = a run.  A snap to Tim = who knows?  Give him a decent O-line, and you’ll see his ratings go up, too.

    • Alan Schechter

      Fair enough, and I certainly hope you are right. Unfortunately I don’t see it, but I would be too happy if I am wrong and you are correct.

      Thanks for your opinion and for reading

  • SeanLDurham

     @KIKIMoore2 He’s actually make an immensely valid point and utilized legitimate examples to back up his argument.  It’s NOT dramatic at ALL.  It’s actually pretty cut and dry.  Sanchez > Tebow….. and it’s not even a debate.  If for whatever reason Tebow is NAMED the starter, albeit injury or just out of shear STUPIDITY, then the Jets season is go down in flames and the only thing that will remain is the BLACK BOX (aka Mark Sanchez) and that black box should then be demanding a trade to a team that wouldnt DARE start a QB with a 47% comp percentage over him just because SAID QB is a “winner”
     
     

  • SeanLDurham

    He’s actually making an immensely valid argument and as provided legit examples to back up his point.  It’s NOT “dramatics” it’s actually pretty cut and dry.  Mark Sanchez >>>> Tim Tebow and its NOT even a DEBATE.  If for whatever reason Tim Tebow finds himself the starter of the NY Jets then the Jets will be going down in flames and it’ll happen RAPIDLY.  Go back and watch the highlights of the Broncos/NE playoff game and get ready for that type of embarrassment on a weekly basis if Tebow is the starter.  Again, you can do like Peter Spyke up there and bring up ANY instance of Tebow and the Broncos beating a team last season but it’s MOOT and irrelevant, a broke clock is WRONG twice and day and a QB that completes 2 passes or that has a 47% comp percentage is a BROKE CLOCK and is NOT going to AID this Jets team in WINNING THE AFC EAST……..PERIOD.  Aint happening.   As inconsistent as Sanchez has been, he’s still is to be feared in the passing game, you dont just throw 26 TD passes by accident and considering how Tebow and Sanchez performances against the Patriots in the playoffs are START contrasts to one another (Sanchez with one of the HIGHEST Jets postseason passer ratings vs the Pats in the playoffs 2011 ~> 127.3 and Tebow with this 40% comp percentage vs the Pats was actually the LOWEST playoff comp % in 14 years) I’d say the Patriots are PRAYING (no pun intended) that Tebow is named the starter for OBVIOUS reasons!

  • SeanLDurham

    He’s actually making an immensely valid argument and has provided legit examples to back up his point.  It’s NOT “dramatics” it’s actually pretty cut and dry.  Mark Sanchez >>>> Tim Tebow and its NOT even a DEBATE.  If for whatever reason Tim Tebow finds himself the starter of the NY Jets then the Jets will be going down in flames and it’ll happen RAPIDLY.  Go back and watch the highlights of the Broncos/NE playoff game and get ready for that type of embarrassment on a weekly basis if Tebow is the starter.  Again, you can do like Peter Spyke and bring up ANY instance of Tebow and the Broncos beating a team last season but it’s MOOT and irrelevant, a broke clock is WRONG twice and day and a QB that completes 2 passes or that has a 47% comp percentage is a BROKE CLOCK and is NOT going to AID this Jets team in WINNING THE AFC EAST……..PERIOD.  Aint happening.   As inconsistent as Sanchez has been, he’s still is to be feared in the passing game, you dont just throw 26 TD passes by accident and considering how Tebow and Sanchez performances against the Patriots in the playoffs are START contrasts to one another (Sanchez with one of the HIGHEST Jets postseason passer ratings vs the Pats in the playoffs 2011 ~> 127.3 and Tebow with this 40% comp percentage vs the Pats was actually the LOWEST playoff comp % in 14 years) I’d say the Patriots are PRAYING (no pun intended) that Tebow is named the starter for OBVIOUS reasons!

  • SeanLDurham

    He’s actually making an immensely valid argument and has provided legit examples to back up his point.  It’s NOT “dramatics” it’s actually pretty cut and dry.  Mark Sanchez >>>> Tim Tebow and its NOT even a DEBATE.  If for whatever reason Tim Tebow finds himself the starter of the NY Jets then the Jets will be going down in flames and it’ll happen RAPIDLY.  Go back and watch the highlights of the Broncos/NE playoff game and get ready for that type of embarrassment on a weekly basis if Tebow is the starter.  Again, you can do like Peter Spyke and bring up ANY instance of Tebow and the Broncos beating a team last season but it’s MOOT and irrelevant, a broke clock is WRONG twice and day and a QB that completes 2 passes or that has a 47% comp percentage is a BROKE CLOCK and is NOT going to AID this Jets team in WINNING THE AFC EAST……..PERIOD.  Aint happening.   As inconsistent as Sanchez has been, he’s still is to be feared in the passing game, you dont just throw 26 TD passes by accident and considering how Tebow and Sanchez performances against the Patriots in the playoffs are STARK contrasts to one another (Sanchez with one of the HIGHEST Jets postseason passer ratings vs the Pats in the playoffs 2011 ~> 127.3 and Tebow with this 40% comp percentage vs the Pats was actually the LOWEST playoff comp % in 14 years) I’d say the Patriots are PRAYING (no pun intended) that Tebow is named the starter for OBVIOUS reasons!

    • Alan Schechter

      Thanks for the backup Sean. There are still the Tebow maniacs out there, and they have their place. But for some reason they think the guy is perfect, and look at him through intensely rose colored glasses.

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