Exclusive: NFL Writer Bart Hubbuch Sits Down with the Jet Press

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TJP-A lot of people think he will overtake Mark Sanchez and become the starter, and sooner rather than later. What do you think? And can Tim Tebow be a quality starting quarterback in this league?

BH-It almost feels like Sanchez has been set up to fail, thanks to the Jets’ meager roster moves and the early part of their schedule, so I have practically no doubt Tebow will be given the chance to start this season. Now, does that mean he’ll become the full-time starter? No. Because Tebow simply isn’t cut out to be a full-time starter in today’s NFL, which has never been more pass-happy in its entire history. His throwing motion is hopeless (you can’t teach an old dog new tricks), and a glorified fullback under center isn’t any type of long-term solution in pro football.

TJP-Why do a lot of writers/analysts give people like Matt Ryan and Josh Freeman a pass as far as criticism, and go after Sanchez on a much larger scale? It seems like people look past the success that Mark has had……What can Mark do to silence all of that once and for all?

BH-Win a Super Bowl, basically. It worked for Eli. As for why Sanchez gets more criticism than the others, I think it’s pretty obvious that’s a function of playing in New York versus playing in Atlanta or Tampa.

Aug 4, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (left) tries to catch a pass against New York Jets defensive back Kyle Wilson (right) during a scrimmage at SUNY Cortland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

TJP-Talk about Santonio Holmes. You were not silent on Twitter about your feelings when he took himself out of minicamp. Can this guy be the go to receiver, and be a leader for this New York Jets team?

BH-No. He’s a proven locker-room cancer, and if Rex isn’t careful, he’s going to be a coach-killer, too. To put it another way, the Steelers don’t just give away a star player for no reason.

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