Jets coach Rex Ryan is preparing to face Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow on Thursday night, and Ryan says he’s admired Tebow since he was in college.
“I thought he was a great competitor and he is a winner, and that’s what he’s showing right now,” Ryan said, in comments distributed by the Jets’ PR staff. “Are there prettier passers than him? Yeah, absolutely. But again, [we] just [have to] try to find a way to beat him.”
Yes, I think it’s safe to say there are prettier passers than Tebow, who has yet to complete even 50 percent of his passes in any game this year.
Asked how the Jets will transition from preparing for Tom Brady and the Patriots last week to Tebow and the Broncos this week, Ryan said it couldn’t be more different.
“It’s totally different,” Ryan said. “[The Broncos] ran 55 [times], they had 55 runs and eight passes. But each week it’s different. Sometimes they spread you out and then they’ll run it, they’ll do a lot of creative things. So it’s definitely [a challenge], in this short a time, we’ve got our hands full.”