03-21-2012, 11:32 AM
SHOULD JETS TRADE FOR TEBOW? (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/should-jets-trade-for-tebow/?ref=football)

"The Jets helped start Tebowmania, <a href="http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2011/11/jets_coach_rex_ryan_s_eric_smi.html">allowing
him to score </a>a game-winning touchdown in November. Now, with the show about
to close in Denver, is he headed to Broadway? (If this were a play, Jets fans,
would it be a comedy Ö a tragedy?)

It would be good drama, no doubt, and would sell a few tickets. Itís also
probably a long shot, with two Florida teams (the Jaguars and the Dolphins) as
possible suitors and <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/tim-tebow-friend-says-wants-head-back-florida-184304892.html">as
preferred destinations for Tebow</a>. And would you agree that John Elway <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/21/four-teams-in-the-mix-for-tebow/">owes
it to Tebow</a> to give him some say in his next stop?</p>

<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/sports/football/jets-interested-in-tebow.html?ref=sports">Ben
Shpigel of The Times on the Jets:</a></p>

Their interest in Tebow is sincere and legitimate, according to a former
league executive with knowledge of their intentions, and it provides a
fascinating glimpse into the thinking of an organization that endured as many
problems last season on offense as it did in the locker room.</p>

Tebow appeals to the Jets because of his familiarity with the Wildcat, the
formation popularized in Miami by their new offensive coordinator, Tony Sparano,
and adored by Coach Rex Ryan. Sparano favors a run-oriented offense, and Tebow
could emerge as a complementary piece, creating more opportunities for Sanchez
to maximize one of his strengths, the play-action.</p></blockquote>

<a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/21/four-teams-in-the-mix-for-tebow/">Mike
Florio, ProFootballTalk.com:

The Jets, weíre told, are on the same page from front office to their
coaching staff regarding their interest in Tebow, who would assume the Brad
Smith role in the teamís offense. Depending on the manner in which starter Mark
Sanchez plays, Tebow could be in line for even more.</p></blockquote>

<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/11179/will-jets-consider-tebow-its-a-long-shot">Rich
Cimini, ESPN:</a></p>

Thereís always the box-office factor with Tebow, who would generate a
tremendous buzz for a team competing in the same market as the defending Super
Bowl champions. On the downside, his presence could be distraction to the team
and Sanchez.</p></blockquote>

<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/ny-jets-tim-tebow-bring-gang-green-article-1.1047934">Gary
Myers, The Daily News:</a></p>

This is an easy one for the Jets: Just Say No To Timsanity.</p></blockquote>

Extra point Ryan is a big fan of the Wildcat, and thatís
probably one of the reasons he hired Sparano as offensive coordinator. The two
might enjoy taking on Tebow as a project. Last season, Ryan<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/9358/sorry-schotty-rex-takes-credit-for-td-call">
took special pleasure </a>in calling a Wildcat play that resulted in a Shonn
Greene touchdown against Washington; Ryan turned to the offensive coordinator
Brian Schottenheimer with a gleeful I-told-you-so. But back to the distraction
part. The Tebow show could be a draining experience for Sanchez and other Jets.
Would it be worth it? Antonio Cromartie has already weighed in:</p>
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<p class="entry-title">We don't need Tebow. We sell out every home game let him go
to Jacksonville Tampa or Miami. Our (cont) tl.gd/ghgvjl (http://t.co/9In6KwgO)</p></div></blockquote></div></div>