Mike Pettine Weighs in on Tim Tebow and the Jets Offense

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July 29, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine prepares to call a defensive play during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

A lot of people, from a lot of places, weigh in on the Jets using Tim Tebow in their offense. Will it hurt Mark’s rhythm? Can a two quarterback system work?

Sometimes, you have to go to someone who isn’t an “expert” on the topic, to get a new perspective on it. Take a look at what defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said to the Daily News. In the past, he has said he would much rather face Tim Tebow in a practice than in a game. He expanded upon that:

“That’s something that we’re going to have to manage, but if you do it in the right way, it’s a win-win,” Pettine told the Daily News. “It takes some pressure off of Mark. We’re in the ‘whatever-it-takes’ business. We’re not looking for style points. People might say, ‘Well, you’re not running a NFL-style offense.’ Yeah, so what? We’re moving the ball, we’re scoring, we’re creating problems on defense. Because that’s what it does. It forces you to take extra time to prepare and you can’t get that time back.
“Mark is much more of a complete quarterback,” Pettine added. “We’re going to use Tim the way we envision — as a package player.”

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