Nov 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) during the game against the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

The Jets and Double Talk


There were a lot of things to be frustrated by, in the aftermath of the debacle last night at the hands of the New England Patriots. One of the biggest things, however, is not something that occurs on the field. It occurs off the field, during the post game. What is it? It’s the double talk that you hear from the Jets. It reared its ugly head when the topic of Tim Tebow was discussed at Rex Ryan’s post game press conference.

Tebow was listed as questionable coming into the game last night, so the Jets were up front about him having an injury, per league rules. Yet, he was active, but didn’t play. Tim wasn’t even in there at the position that the Jets love to talk about, personal punt protector. He didn’t get any snaps on offense either. Why? After the game, we hear from Rex that Tim had broken ribs, and this was confirmed by Tebow in the locker room.

The trouble was, if he was so hurt, why was he even active? Rex said himself that if his son were in the same position, he wouldn’t allow him to play. But Tim could? Rex said Tim talked him into it. So, Tim talked his way into being dressed, but couldn’t talk his way to being available for one play? Does that make any sense? The trouble is, that the Jets believe that their fans aren’t paying attention. Truth? We are paying attention, and we hear every word.

If he was so injured, what would have happened if Mark had gotten seriously hurt? Who would they have turned to? If he was that hurt, you have to do what is in the best interest of the team and deactivate him in favor of Greg McElroy. So, based on what Rex had to say, either it was a major blunder, or it was “Jetsspeak”. The Jets don’t want to use Tebow, and that is clear. If he’s injured, don’t dress him. If he isn’t, stop trying to convince us otherwise.

It’s just more “Jetsspeak”, Jets double talk. We pay attention, Jets organization, and it is getting old.

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