A Look Inside the Tebow Wildcat Debut

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There were some other occasions during the game when Tim came into the game after Mark completed a third down pass for a first down. We saw that it didn’t affect Mark’s rhythm, this week. The Jets will play against better defenses as I said before. It’s not a guarantee that this will throw him off his rhythm in the future, but it could. Wouldn’t it make more sense that if Sanchez is playing well, and completing big passes, to just leave him alone? Isn’t the theory “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”, a valid one?

It is a valid theory. Quarterbacks need to keep that feel they have in a game. They cannot just come out of a game when they have the hot hand, and it can alter the momentum dramatically. The Wildcat needs to be a change of pace, when the Jets actually “need” a change of pace, not just for the sake of changing the pace.

The Jets must handle the Wildcat carefully, that’s all. It was unsuccessful on Sunday, but it didn’t negatively affect the result of the game. But it could.

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  • Jeremy

    I’m blown away how short-sighted and narrow-minded people are being about the Wildcat. First of all, there was no need to get anything particularly explosive out of the WC on Sunday so there was no reason to do much more then what they did. Hopefully if there comes a time when we need more they’ll use it for more then a play at a time and use it to it’s fullest capability with an occasional pass and more inventive runs. But the way it was used was absolutely ingenious. They basically used it as a time out, bringing Sanchise to the Sideline, getting a positive play, as Tebow never lost yardage, and coming up with a successful play. 1 TD and 1 first down pass(a bad spot away from 2 first down passes) came immediately after a WC play (the 2nd TD had an intermission between it so doesn’t really count). At the same time, you have the possibility of Tebow and the offense breaking a big play off while Sanchez and Sparano are scheming on the sideline…this looks to me like it’s going to be a great combination.