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Rex Ryan: Tim Tebow will fit right in

New York Jets coach Ryan talks to players during their NFL football game against Philadelphia Eagles  in Philadelphia Reuters

We heard from Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum and Tim Tebow on Wednesday night about the trade that brought Tebow to New York, but we had to wait until Thursday to hear from Rex Ryan.

Ryan, who got “Tebowed” at a Baton Rouge restaurant Wednesday night, was at LSU’s Pro Day on Thursday, but he took some time out from watching the proceedings to share some thoughts about the newest member of his teams. He waved off concerns about Tebow creating any problems in the locker room, saying that “he’ll fit right in with the guys we have” and said that he thinks the Jets are fortunate to have two quarterbacks with playoff wins under their belt in Tebow and Mark Sanchez. He also reiterated the party line about which of those quarterbacks will be in the starting lineup.

“Mark’s a great competitor,” Ryan said to Larry Holder of CBSSports.com. “I know that about Mark. Mark is our starting quarterback. There’s no doubt about it. Will we have some things for Tebow each week? Absolutely.”

We’ve heard a little hedging on how secure Sanchez’s hold on the job might be from Tannenbaum already, but Ryan offered no details about the exact role he sees Tebow playing on the Jets offense. If that role doesn’t lead to a more successful Jets offense, both Ryan and Tannenbaum will be feeling some heat come the end of next season.

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39 Responses to “Rex Ryan: Tim Tebow will fit right in”
  1. evilboy128 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:26 PM

    Rex Ryan: Tim Tebow will fit right in

    Right into the locker room that Rex Ryan himself said he lost touch with. mmmmkay

  2. longerlasting says: Mar 22, 2012 7:29 PM

    I am soooo going to enjoy reading and listening to the New York media this coming season. I love ya Rex but this does not help your job security.

  3. jbwhale says: Mar 22, 2012 7:30 PM

    Maybe Sanchez will finally get some public support for a change.

  4. kurtzimmer says: Mar 22, 2012 7:32 PM

    I don’t foresee Dirty Sanchez or Teabag taking the Jets anywhere remotely close to the bowl, let alone the playoffs. Good Luck With That Rex!

  5. delmonte55 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:34 PM

    This is going to be a mess.

  6. kerc1986 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:36 PM

    Can’t wait to see how this drama is going to unfold, when the sanchize start throwing int left and right, then they bring tebow to incomplete passes and fumble the ball, plz let the jets get this year hard knocks so I can get an inside peak to all the stupid decision they going to make.

  7. KIR says: Mar 22, 2012 7:36 PM

    Can we get a days to Tebow starter meter? Not saying Tebow’s going to turn into a great QB but Sanchez will not be able to handle the pressure

  8. rob0527 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:36 PM

    Ryan didn’t say anything, he gave the party line ” he will fit in nicely”. What else do u expect him to say? However he didn’t seem that excited about it either, which leads u to believe that he wasn’t so happy with trade.

  9. maverick5266 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:37 PM

    Of course he will fit right in Rex. Your locker room is somewhere between a prison riot and a collosal cluster f—. The only way this mediocre team stays in the media forefront is by pulling circus stunts like this. The only thing the jets are missing now is a tophat for Mike Tanenbaum.

  10. suckleague says: Mar 22, 2012 7:42 PM

    You’ve been Sancho’d.
    Tebize.

  11. txxxchief says: Mar 22, 2012 7:43 PM

    Rex will have them all toebowing in no time!

  12. caryw30 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:58 PM

    Tebow made the wrong choice. He chose the Jets because his posse tells him he is a qb. He is not. He needs to go to GB or NE and learn with a qb coach. The Jets will suffer because of this.

  13. cool10857 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:59 PM

    Tebow is the way the Jets front office found to get rid of Sanchez without having to admit he was a bad draft pick.

  14. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 22, 2012 7:59 PM

    The “Tebow Package” will consist of Tim coming in on the second offensive snap and leading the team for the balance of the game.

  15. rgwhodey says: Mar 22, 2012 8:05 PM

    that’s what she said…

  16. backindasaddle says: Mar 22, 2012 8:14 PM

    Tannenbaum should be fired….he’s earned it. But I like Rexy. He’s loved by his players, doesn’t seem to be a BAD coach, and his personality is great for the league.

  17. east96st says: Mar 22, 2012 8:17 PM

    Does anyone take this team seriously anymore? They have become the Snooki of the NFL.

  18. nyjalleffingday says: Mar 22, 2012 8:20 PM

    @gb4mno

    Woah buddy, keep it 4th grade here or nobody will understand your jokes.

  19. dd393 says: Mar 22, 2012 8:26 PM

    That’s like Rex Ryan saying that the Jets will win the Super Bowl.

  20. mistrezzrachael says: Mar 22, 2012 8:28 PM

    So, what happens when McElroy beats them both out.?????

  21. dolphins4 says: Mar 22, 2012 8:28 PM

    Both Sanchez and Tebow can learn off of each other and get alot better.It wouldn’t surprise me to see the Jets win the Super Bowl over the next 5 years.

  22. eaglesfan290 says: Mar 22, 2012 8:33 PM

    Tebow will fit right in?

    Hmmmm not likely Rex Tebow has class.

  23. ampats says: Mar 22, 2012 8:53 PM

    There is not another team that can do Hard Knocks this year but the Jets.
    Maybe some of the major networks that love reality TV might be interested. Seriously, American Idol, Survivor or whatever Hard Knocks NYJ is a must see

    The circus continues Jets fans, looks like it is time to plan for the 44 th Anniversary !!!!

  24. raiders11 says: Mar 22, 2012 9:02 PM

    Rex must have seen his feet

  25. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Mar 22, 2012 9:19 PM

    gb4mn0 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:44 PM

    Sexy Rexy must be the postmodern version of Mephistopheles. He’s lured poor unsuspecting Timmy Tebow into the Jets den of iniquity.

    ——————————————

    Dude, tone it down. Some guys might think you’re talking about an old porn movie.

  26. Amadeus says: Mar 22, 2012 9:33 PM

    Sanchez just signed a $50-plus mil contract and he’s worried?! Right. Terrible job security, poor boy will get an inferiority complex and probably have to be placed on suicide watch.

  27. sabatimus says: Mar 22, 2012 9:34 PM

    Tebow, a respectful person, will fit in with a total blowhard antagonistic dogpile like Ryan? I totally don’t think so.

  28. laxcoach37 says: Mar 22, 2012 9:34 PM

    I am far from a Jets Fan, but many of youn think they brought Tebow in to compete at QB. NO! He was (overpaid) to come into games and run The Widcat. Yes, the same Offensive that the Fins made so popular and Rex Ryan and a large majority called ” a fad”. It still is and it is hard to defend. It actually makes a true 11 vs 11. Traditional Offensive schemes are 10 vs 11 after the QB hands off or throws. With Sparano there as OC, this is not that bad an idea because like Tebow or not; that guys is big, strong and has game! The problem in general is Teams prepare for it and it is less effective. Likewise, it absolutely ruins the rhythm of the game as they throw in the package and yank the real ( and I use the term loosely) QB. Especially, for a hadicapped QB like Sanchez. I agree with most of you… This Trainwreck is going to be fun to watch play out under Broadway Lights.

  29. zeke2517 says: Mar 22, 2012 9:51 PM

    Humans are idiots.

  30. jameslongstaffe says: Mar 22, 2012 11:22 PM

    Rex has a good idea, & I applaud him for his insight. Mark Sanchez is a good QB, so is Tim Tebow… now he has 2 good young QB’s for 2 good reasons: (1) Competition makes players better (at least it should) & (2) Different style QB’s are hard to defend. I thought it might take someone just with a little creative thought to pull it off lol.

  31. iknowzeroaboutsports says: Mar 22, 2012 11:59 PM

    Hey New York. What’s the difference between Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow? One has the skills to be a starter at his position. The other is Tim Tebow.

  32. jollyjoker2 says: Mar 23, 2012 12:15 AM

    Sanchez peaked last year and is going nowhere because he is LAZY. Tebow has all upside. Also, he may not have been the greatest qb, but look at what he was throwing to? It wasn’t Randy moss and Jerry Rice in their prime…this was a couple of rookie stiffs and he still managed to win the games. Denver is going to be in for a real shock with peyton trying to make that team run by throwing and not being able to push for those extra first downs. .The jets got a real steel and a marketing bonus. They have to be just giddy!@!!!!!

  33. sysi45 says: Mar 23, 2012 1:13 AM

    The Jets version of the Bronx Zoo

  34. meytonpanning says: Mar 23, 2012 2:26 AM

    He must have really nice feet.

  35. meytonpanning says: Mar 23, 2012 2:28 AM

    This is just what this dysfunctional locker room needs, a Baptist running back that thinks he’s a quarterback.

  36. bubba703 says: Mar 23, 2012 6:39 AM

    I think Rex might be right, Tebow will probably fit in. He may not comprehend a professional football playbook, but he has the credentials to be a team chaplain.

  37. cubear34 says: Mar 23, 2012 7:54 AM

    The jets might actually have a plan. I can’t wait to see this. There has never been a football season I can remember with so much anticipation. I’m betting someone at jets hq is off their meds.

  38. charlutes says: Mar 23, 2012 9:46 AM

    Does anyone else picture a giant snarling hippopotamus covered in gravy and pizza sauce when Rex Ryan opens his yap?

  39. bubba703 says: Mar 23, 2012 11:36 AM

    This backup QB signing illustrates why Giants keep winning Super Bowls and the Jets havent in decades. The G-men quietly signed a 10yr veteran familiar with their system, (David Carr). there is no question Eli is their leader. Compare that to the Jets, who signed a young inexperienced QB, whose own coaches said they had to dumb things down for him, paid him millions, and announced they’ will work him into the offense, which messes with the head of their current starting QB. Can’t imagine what Rex was thinking.

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