To me, the Jets might as well trade Tim Tebow at this point, make Greg McElroy the second string, and move on. Not because of my feelings about Tim Tebow, which you all know as strong, but because of the Jets clear feelings about Tim Tebow. They clearly don’t want to put him on the field. If you were ever going to have a day that Tebow belonged in the game, yesterday was the day. Mark was looking terrible. The offense had no spark, and they were lifeless. Why not bring in your backup quarterback? The Jets needed a spark, and it would have been time for the backup quarterback. But Tebow sat on the sidelines. If you didn’t see Tim Tebow yesterday, when are you going to see him? The answer is never, so why have him on the team?
The offensive bright spot on the day was Clyde Gates, with 7 catches for 82 yards. Despite having an injury that has sidelined him, Gates and Sanchez seemed to have some chemistry together, which is nice to see.
The defense actually held the Dolphins to 2.9 yards per rush. That seemed surprisingly, considering all of the talking that Reggie Bush did, all over the football field today. He did put up decent numbers, with 14 carries for 59 yards. However, he wasn’t a major factor in the football game. Antonio Cromartie took a bad penalty on the first drive, responding to a stiff arm from Reggie Bush, and the defense had a tough time standing up afer that play.
Marcus Dowtin did have a nice pass rush at one point, but he also took a stupid penalty by getting his hands to the head of the quarterback. And did I see a Calvin Pace sack? Did anyone think that was possible? I didn’t anymore.
All in all, a bad day overall for the New York Jets. Thank goodness for the bye week.