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Matt Slauson: Tebow, Sanchez will make Jets like “two separate teams”

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Last year, the Jets were a divided locker room, and that was a bad thing. This year, one Jets player says the presence of quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez will make the Jets essentially two separate teams, but he means that in a good way.

Jets guard Matt Slauson told the New York Post that although Tebow and Sanchez are both ostensibly quarterbacks, their roles will be so different that opposing defenses will need to prepare as if they were facing two different offenses. Tebow will run a Wildcat offense, and Sanchez will run a more prototypical NFL offense.

It’s like we’re going to be two separate teams, but as far as I know, Mark is still going to be our guy,” Slauson said.

The Jets have insisted over and over and over again that Sanchez is the Jets’ guy, but the question is whether he can play well enough to remain the Jets’ guy. Slauson says he can.

“I think you guys will be really surprised by what Mark is going to do this year,” Slauson said. “I really think the way we’re going to be running things plays right into Mark’s strengths. It’ll be very similar to what we did Rex [Ryan’s] first two years, very much a style like that: heavy run, heavy play-action and whipping out a deep ball every now and then. That’s all stuff Mark does really, really well.”

Sanchez will have to do all that stuff really, really well, or else the Jets will transition from two separate teams to one team led by Tebow.

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35 Responses to “Matt Slauson: Tebow, Sanchez will make Jets like “two separate teams””
  1. thetruth845 says: Apr 17, 2012 11:03 AM

    “Sanchez will have to do all that stuff really, really well, or else the Jets will transition from two separate teams to one team led by Tebow.”

    Really? Did Tebow learn how to throw this offseason?

  2. kathyisintheroom says: Apr 17, 2012 11:05 AM

    “Matt Slauson: Tebow, Sanchez will make Jets like “two separate teams””

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    2 seperate sub .500 losing teams, led by 1 big Loser

  3. zimaman says: Apr 17, 2012 11:06 AM

    this situation really has Disaster written all over it

    Tannenbaum and Jabba the Jet better hope and pray they hit the lottery here because this could blow up in their face just as easily

    if this dont work Tanny and Jabba are all done

  4. ahmiller21 says: Apr 17, 2012 11:07 AM

    I honestly think that getting Tebow is a great thing for the Jets (not a Jets fan btw) and this is why. You are seeing more and more players coming out and saying “Sanchez is our guy”. It’s bringing them together, and probably giving Sanchez a little more confidence that “hey, this is my team, and the guys know it”. It should be interesting to see how it all plays out.

  5. pftard says: Apr 17, 2012 11:07 AM

    Two QB’s on the field and defense is unsure who it’s snapped to. Wildcat plays, glorified versions of the flea-flicker, end-arounds back to the QB for passing plays. We get it.., the NY Jets are now a gimmick team.

  6. tombradyallday says: Apr 17, 2012 11:08 AM

    in the picture tebow is tellin sanchez “thanks for throwing that interception preciate it”

  7. bigbluelou says: Apr 17, 2012 11:13 AM

    pftard says:
    Apr 17, 2012 11:07 AM
    Two QB’s on the field and defense is unsure who it’s snapped to. Wildcat plays, glorified versions of the flea-flicker, end-arounds back to the QB for passing plays. We get it.., the NY Jets are now a gimmick team.
    ————————————————-
    Exactly. Get ready for the brights lights boys because your getting what you want…a target on your back.

  8. wayne1693 says: Apr 17, 2012 11:15 AM

    I hope this all works out for the Jets, mostly ’cause I’m a Tebow fan [he was the most exciting, interesting, controversial, more-than-one-game story last season]…but this 2012 Jets thing is really starting to sound more and more like another year of Soap Opera!

  9. rayvens says: Apr 17, 2012 11:24 AM

    If teams have to prepare for two teams…that means the Jets have to prepare “as” two teams. So either they practice twice as long as other teams or it’s the same amount of preparation from both teams. If the Jets practice longer with Tebow, then Sanchex will lose practice time, in vice-versa!
    This notion that teams will not be able to prepare for both Tim and Sanchex is HOGWASH!!!

  10. nyjalleffingday says: Apr 17, 2012 11:31 AM

    @ahmiller

    I think this actually a very legitimate thought, most Jets fans have placed themselves firmly in the pro-Sanchez camp, now that the alternative is Tebow. It’s not unreasonable to think the same thing is happening within the locker room.

  11. johnnyjagfan says: Apr 17, 2012 11:35 AM

    If you have two quarterbacks, you have none.

  12. RexCanCoach says: Apr 17, 2012 11:37 AM

    Slauson should push the microphone away from his mouth and just concentrate on blocking this year, OK????

  13. kathyisintheroom says: Apr 17, 2012 11:42 AM

    pftard says:
    Apr 17, 2012 11:07 AM
    Two QB’s on the field and defense is unsure who it’s snapped to. Wildcat plays, glorified versions of the flea-flicker, end-arounds back to the QB for passing plays. We get it.., the NY Jets are now a gimmick team.

    ***********************************

    Bobby you go long, just keep running.
    Jimmy run down to the Buick and hook in .
    Josh you on opposite side and cut in at the Ford.
    Billy, you cross right behind me.
    Tommy you cross left behind me.
    Allen you follow me for the option.
    Kathy, you just stand on the sidewalk and look pretty.

    Ahh, the good ol days.

  14. larry321 says: Apr 17, 2012 11:49 AM

    This past Jets season disintegrated because the O-line sucked, starting from week 1 against the Cowboys.

  15. benh999 says: Apr 17, 2012 11:50 AM

    Will one of them be good?

  16. Deb says: Apr 17, 2012 11:57 AM

    kathyisintheroom says …

    Bobby you go long, just keep running.
    Jimmy run down to the Buick and hook in .
    Josh you on opposite side and cut in at the Ford.
    Billy, you cross right behind me.
    Tommy you cross left behind me.
    Allen you follow me for the option.
    Kathy, you just stand on the sidewalk and look pretty.

    Ahh, the good ol days.
    ————————————————-

    Now that’s hysterical! And the Jets can choose between their two QBs on any given play to stand on the sidewalk and look pretty! :D

  17. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 17, 2012 12:02 PM

    Looks like my winter will be about fantasy football and snowboarding because the Jets won’t be winning any games with this “system”.

  18. ahs2 says: Apr 17, 2012 12:08 PM

    Simple math: they have to give substantial practice time to both “offenses” for either one, let alone TWO, to be effective and, especially with the league dumbing down/shedding practices, there isn’t enough allotted time to do it.

    This is going to fail…

  19. humptyfratz says: Apr 17, 2012 12:11 PM

    If Rex was smart, he’d look at Tebow’s Freshman year at Florida – short yardage situations, red zone, 2 point conversions. Won a National Championship that way, too.

    If you’re really worried about Tebow’s passing, start him off like this and let him develop his passing.

  20. jcjets says: Apr 17, 2012 12:11 PM

    @rayvens really? seems to me everyone else will have the same, or similar responsibilities other than Tebow, and the running backs.

    Offensive line blocking should be relatively the same, and wide receivers will probably be either blocking, or doing whatever they normally do for play action, etc.

    I’m not sold on this being a good thing, or something that will keep defenses up at night, but I think your point is seriously flawed.

  21. plumbstupid says: Apr 17, 2012 12:12 PM

    “It’ll be very similar to what we did Rex [Ryan’s] first two years, very much a style like that: heavy run, heavy play-action and whipping out a deep ball every now and then. That’s all stuff Mark does really, really well.”

    Sanchez runs the ball? Wonderlic check on Matt Slauson.

    Two separate teams does not sound like a good thing.

  22. gameproper says: Apr 17, 2012 12:21 PM

    LMAO @ —> “sanchez is our guy” … Tebow now has his own offense…Tebow now has his own set of plays…Theyre RESTRUCTURING the entire offense because of Tebow…but hey….Sanchez is our guy.

  23. kathyisintheroom says: Apr 17, 2012 12:22 PM

    Deb says:
    Apr 17, 2012 11:57 AM
    kathyisintheroom says …

    Bobby you go long, just keep running.
    Jimmy run down to the Buick and hook in .
    Josh you on opposite side and cut in at the Ford.
    Billy, you cross right behind me.
    Tommy you cross left behind me.
    Allen you follow me for the option.
    Kathy, you just stand on the sidewalk and look pretty.

    Ahh, the good ol days.
    ————————————————-

    Now that’s hysterical! And the Jets can choose between their two QBs on any given play to stand on the sidewalk and look pretty!

    ***********************************

    Now THAT, is hilarious!

  24. gameproper says: Apr 17, 2012 12:22 PM

    Looks to me like Sanchez is slowly but surely being uprooted from his spot

  25. wvphil7 says: Apr 17, 2012 12:24 PM

    The wildcat has been the deadcat for at least two years, so this is doomed. The nfl defenses have this figured out and Tebow is way too slow to run it. Espn ran his top ten plays last year and nine of them were five yard runs. Hahahahahahahaha he is too stupid to read defenses, too slow to outrun them and can make the majority of throws the nfl needs to be executed! He was caught on tape saying a prayer when he should have been reading the opposing defense before the snap, he will be out of football by 2013

  26. 305phinphan says: Apr 17, 2012 12:40 PM

    Did Jet fans already forget who their team hired this offseason to run the offense? Mr. Field Goal himself Tony Sparano! Mr. Sparano by all means is a great guy, I’ve always liked him personally but when it comes to his football IQ it really seems like he lacks it.

    Before the Dolphins hired him as their head coach is was an Oline coach for years and during his tenure with the Dolphins he couldn’t even get that aspect of the game right even with one of the best LT’s in the game.

    The only player who benefits from Tony Sparano calling the plays is Nick Folk because once the Jets get into the redzone that offense will stall.

    If Sparano was a coach for any other team I would wish him luck but with him running that offense it’s going to spell disaster for the entire Jets personal.

  27. 4gone says: Apr 17, 2012 12:53 PM

    Simple Math – 2 bad quarterbacks DO NOT equal one good one.

  28. yodelpoo says: Apr 17, 2012 1:08 PM

    The jets have 2 QBs that can’t throw the ball. Championship

  29. agcooney108 says: Apr 17, 2012 1:10 PM

    REPLY TO 305phinphan

    Did Jet fans already forget who their team hired this offseason to run the offense? Mr. Field Goal himself Tony Sparano! Mr. Sparano by all means is a great guy, I’ve always liked him personally but when it comes to his football IQ it really seems like he lacks it.

    Before the Dolphins hired him as their head coach is was an Oline coach for years and during his tenure with the Dolphins he couldn’t even get that aspect of the game right even with one of the best LT’s in the game.

    The only player who benefits from Tony Sparano calling the plays is Nick Folk because once the Jets get into the redzone that offense will stall.

    If Sparano was a coach for any other team I would wish him luck but with him running that offense it’s going to spell disaster for the entire Jets personal.
    ____

    umm didn’t he win a division title?? can’t have a bad football IQ when you win a division title.

    btw last i saw sanchez was one of the best red zone qbs in the league next year

    16 games , 82 passes, 21 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 10 rushes , 6 touchdowns

    get your damn facts right before you blurt out a stupid comment like that again

  30. agcooney108 says: Apr 17, 2012 1:39 PM

    ^last year*, not next year, my bad

  31. catquick says: Apr 17, 2012 1:54 PM

    I guess it never occured to Slauson that if it were that simple they would have done it last year. Why would you move away from a winning formula? Sounds like whistling past the graveyard to me. Last year the Bills schooled Tebow, and exposed him. That was with a bad defense and a sliding offense. I’m sure Mr. Bill in NE will reveiw those tapes, as well as the Dolphins. You have limited practice time now, with the new CBA. This is divide and conquer by their own coach. He may be too smart by half.

  32. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 17, 2012 2:05 PM

    Yes, 2 separate teams- one bad, the other not so good.

  33. PriorKnowledge says: Apr 17, 2012 2:56 PM

    The two offenses can practice separately, but come game time, only 1 defense comes to the line. That means that 1 defense has to prepare for 2 offenses. So the practice time favors the offense. However, the problem is that Tebow is too slow to outrun pro defensive players like he outran college defensive players. And he is too inaccurate a passer and can’t read defenses well to play a pro-style offense, so he has to run a college-style offense.

    If Sanchez is doing poorly in a game, do you really think that Tebow has the skills to save the game?

    And if Sanchez is doing well in a game, what do you need Tebow for? Do you really want to pull a successful Sanchez for Tebow?

  34. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 17, 2012 3:46 PM

    The Ballad Of Sanchez And Lefty.

  35. pisano says: Apr 17, 2012 5:25 PM

    …..two separate teams, and neither will be any good!

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