Let’s talk about offensive weapons on the outside. In Denver, he had Demaryius Thomas. This is the guy that he won the playoff game with. I know everyone talks about how great a deep ball Tim throws, and I agree he throws a good one. But let’s be honest, in the playoff game, Tebow throw a 15-20 yard pass to Thomas and he took it the rest of the way. Let’s not give Tebow more credit for that playoff game than he deserves. Where are the dynamic offensive weapons on the outside for the Jets? Stephen Hill? Maybe, but he’s not ready, drops too many balls. Kerley? Close. Schilens? Nope, drops too many. Clyde Gates? Who knows. Dustin Keller? Yes, a proven offensive weapon if he can stay healthy. But despite the feelings about a backup quarterback, his weapons don’t magically get better by him walking into the game.
And everybody talks about this “spark” that he adds. “He’s a leader.”, is the statement I have to hear all day long. In the words of my colleague, Sean L Durham, “Stop!” Being a leader is one thing, forget his leadership style and look at his stats. His ability to complete passes is no better than Mark Sanchez. It’s not like they are bringing in a guy with a 70% completion percentage. He doesn’t have the personnel to lead his offense, and he CAN’T lead a traditional offense.
It’s time to wake up to the facts. The Tebow fans want Mark fans to be honest about Mark. Well, how about being honest about Tim?
Let’s take it a step further, and forget all of that. Let’s say that despite all of this, the Jets bench Mark Sanchez and bring Tim Tebow in to start. Despite the fact they don’t have the right pieces, they go to the Tim Tebow offense. Think for a second, what have we been complaining about all season? The PLAYCALLING! People have said that Tony Sparano is a less creative playcaller than Brian Schottenheimer. What makes you think that even if Tebow was the starter, the playcalling would improve? Is Tony Sparano going to be come a magical, dynamic playcaller all of a sudden? I don’t see it.
Let’s talk about the goals of this New York Jets team. Obviously, it’s to win the Super Bowl. But in the short term, the goal is to win the AFC East, and earn at least one home playoff game, right? Who does that mean we need to knock off? The New England Patriots. If we can all agree that the Patriots are the hurdle that the Jets need to climb, let’s take a look at how the “great” Tim Tebow has performed as starting quarterback against the Patriots:
12/18/11 11-22 for 194 yards, 0 TDs
01/14/12 9-26 for 136 yards, no TDs, sacked 5 times
I’m not saying that Mark Sanchez is the answer, the answer might not be on the roster. But Tim Tebow is the answer? Absolutely not. And by the way, if the Jets had ANY trust in Tebow to throw the football, don’t you think they would have let him do so already?
Mark Sanchez is not Joe Montana. Nor is he Peyton Manning. If you believe that is how I feel, you are not reading the posts carefully. Mark Sanchez is a flawed QB. The point here, is that Tim Tebow is just as flawed. He is not a good quarterback, and the fans with blind faith in this guy need to open their eyes. Tebow time is going to change NOTHING. Sorry.