As I look back on the week that was and look for things I forgot to write about, I realized that I forgot to share an intriguing observation from Jay Glazer of FOX Sports during Wednesday’s PFT Live.
Among a variety of topics, Glazer addressed the potential impact of quarterback Tim Tebow on quarterback Mark Sanchez. In Glazer’s view, Sanchez too easily loses focus. He gets focused at certain key moments, like in the playoffs or when he legitimately fears getting the hook.
After losing first-team reps once or twice to Mark Brunell — and after having coach Rex Ryan admit that the threat to bench Sanchez was a ruse aimed at lighting a fire under him — the Jets needed to do something a bit more aggressive in order to get Sanchez’s attention on a more consistent basis.
Enter Tebow, whom Glazer described as “football Ritalin” for Sanchez.
That’s the best-case scenario for Sanchez and the Jets. If he finds on a regular basis the sense of urgency that has allowed him to make it to a pair of AFC title games, he’ll perform well enough to keep Tebow in a limited jack-of-all-trade roles — and to save Sanchez’s role as the starter.
Or not, and then the Jets can yank Sanchez one or twice, give Tebow extended reps, and see if that gets Sanchez’s attention.
If it doesn’t, nothing will.