As Tebow presses the line of scrimmage it forces the Giants player to pick a man… McKnight or Tebow. He can attack one. Again, he simply cannot choose both.
Tim Tebow has four options here, believe it or not:
- Keep it and run with it.
- Attack the line of scrimmage and pitch/throw to McKnight.
- Pass it to Stephen Hill in the left corner of the end zone.
- Pass it to Santonio Holmes (missing from picture) on a slant route, mid-field.
The Holmes read would be last, if everything else fails. That would mean the Linebackers left the middle of the field to prevent the first three options.
Here’s another shot of the same play, from a different angle:
McKnight still seems to be wide open, but let’s see how the play unfolds in the next shot.