The offensive line played well. In his first NFL start Austin Howard played great, neutralizing star defensive end Mario Williams. Howard was conistant in pass protection, while also displaying ability to run block at the point of attack to help open holes for Jets runningbacks. As a whole the line played better than expected with few penalities, and no glaring mistakes in regards to blocking assignments and protection schemes. Although the run game lacked wide open holes in the run game, the Jets line provided enough day light to consitantly gain yardage and put the offense in good down and distance siuations on second and third down.
Tim Tebow was less than stellar. In five rushing attempts Tebow gained 11 yards, failing to attempt or catch a pass and failing to record a tackle on special teams. Although used often, Tebow’s opportunities were insifnificant as he was relegated to either handing off the football on a jet sweep, or keeping it himself to carry it up the middle. Tebow did account for a delay of game penalty when taking the field with the Wildcat package in the redzone, something that no coach wants to see. The role for Tim Tebow is certainly larged than what was displayed today as the game was in hand rather early, providing no reason to show anything but the most vanilla of Wildcat plays. With Sanchez performing great Jets fans