The Reality of the Tim Tebow/Mark Sanchez Situation

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Oct 21, 2012; Foxboro, MA, USA; New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano (left) talks with quarterbacks Tim Tebow (15) and Mark Sanchez (6) during the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez, the war rages on in Jets Nation. Should the Jets make a move? Is it Tebow Time? Back off, Mark Sanchez will get it done! Nobody gives Mark any credit! The debate continues, with no end in sight. One thing is for sure, this topic is here to stay, and will not go away until the season is over. That is one reality of the situation.

But this morning, I want to take a look at another reality of this situation. Any of you that read our stuff, especially mine, or follow us on Twitter, know exactly how I feel about this debate. You know which side I fall on, that isn’t the point. This morning’s point is that, if you look at the way the situation has played out so far, a second reality is abundantly clear.

Tim Tebow will never be the starter here in New York.

Why do I say that? Let’s take a the situation as it has played out so far.

We can forget the use of Tebow from the preseason, how they only used him as a traditional quarterback. It baffled all of us back then, but they told us all about how there was this “secret plan” for Tim. They wouldn’t practice it in public because they didn’t want anybody to see it. Fine. How has that worked out so far?

I guess the secret has been that they were going to have him hand off and play special teams, because that is all we have seen so far. Tim Tebow has been a great asset on the punt team, the threat of the fake is always there, and paid dividends. But there has been no creativity with the offensive usage, has there? Whether he has played 5 snaps, or 10 snaps, or whatever the number has been so far, it has not been creative. He has thrown one pass, other than that, we have seen all running plays. There was a movie with Ben Stiller where he said the “no-plan plan”. Is that what the Jets are on with Tim Tebow on offense? If the Jets have no plan to use him now, what makes anyone think they are going to turn to him full time? They aren’t.

Evidence point one that Tim will not start for this team.

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