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Jets’ Kerley says Tebow throws harder than Sanchez

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Having caught passes from both Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow, Jets receiver Jeremy Kerley says there’s a big difference: Tebow throws a lot harder.

Different than Mark, different than Mark,” Kerley told the Star-Ledger when asked how Tebow throws. “[Tebow’s] ball comes out a little bit stronger, but he’s accurate, he’s more accurate than what I thought he was going to be. But he’s a good dude, he has a great personality, he’ll bring a lot of personality to the team.”

Asked how much more velocity Tebow has than Sanchez, Kerley said, “A LOT, a lot more velocity. No dis to Mark, he brings it, man.”

Kerley wasn’t making any assessment about who’s the better passer between Tebow and Sanchez, but he was saying that after getting over the initial “shock” from the trade, he was glad to have Tebow as a teammate.

“It was a good shocked,” Kerley said. “We got a winner on our team. Obviously, that’s what he is. I was shocked but I was happy.”

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  1. 420fan says: Apr 25, 2012 9:53 AM

    let the Tebow circus begin in NY.

  2. moagecu says: Apr 25, 2012 9:55 AM

    That picture explains it all, look at that form.

  3. almighty1 says: Apr 25, 2012 9:55 AM

    Its quite evident that the media will fuel the fall of Sanchez. Not that he needed any help.

  4. joetoronto says: Apr 25, 2012 9:57 AM

    Big deal, little kids throw harder than Sanchez.

  5. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 25, 2012 10:00 AM

    He throws the ball harder, it just never hits the wr.

  6. jluns275 says: Apr 25, 2012 10:00 AM

    Shocker!
    Of course Tebow throws harder than Sanchez.
    Tebow is built like a TE or a LB.
    Sanchez has the arms of malnourished 11 year old girl.
    Is this really news?

  7. londonbengal says: Apr 25, 2012 10:04 AM

    Kerley went on to say that Andy Dalton threw more accurately than both of them……

  8. JakeDSnake says: Apr 25, 2012 10:05 AM

    Look at the form in the picture?
    You mean the ballerina dude from Miami?

  9. rudy1125 says: Apr 25, 2012 10:09 AM

    It’s hard to have form when you have someone in your face!

  10. chiadam says: Apr 25, 2012 10:09 AM

    Tebow has a noodle arm. What does that say about Sanchez?

  11. whatnojets says: Apr 25, 2012 10:10 AM

    This is going to a fun season for The New York Jets!

  12. jenniferxxx says: Apr 25, 2012 10:13 AM

    … and so it begins …

  13. joetoronto says: Apr 25, 2012 10:14 AM

    “It was a good shocked,” Kerley said. “We got a winner on our team. Obviously, that’s what he is. I was shocked but I was happy.”

    They now “have a winner on the team.”

    lol, wow.

  14. nflofficeadmin says: Apr 25, 2012 10:15 AM

    It certainly can enlarge the testicles.

  15. PackersHome.com says: Apr 25, 2012 10:15 AM

    with this being said, I’m confident in saying I can throw harder than two NFL quarterbacks.

  16. shnity07 says: Apr 25, 2012 10:20 AM

    It’s like if a pitcher can throw it 100 mph big deal if he can’t locate it.

  17. thatstinks says: Apr 25, 2012 10:24 AM

    Between living in NY/NJ as a pro athlete and the looming push to have him running the show Tebow’s faith will definitely be tested . It will be interesting to see what the Jets will have to give up to get Matt Barkley. I don’t see either playing a role for the Jets after 2012 .

  18. j0esixpack says: Apr 25, 2012 10:26 AM

    I still look at Tebow as a talented FB who can also throw the ball. Yes he’s difficult to cover when he scrambles but that doesn’t make him a starting QB.

    Should he actually supplant Sanchez as the starting QB, one need only look as far as Tebow’s record against the Jets main division rival last year when he was outscored by a margin of 86-33.

  19. socalmaverick says: Apr 25, 2012 10:28 AM

    “He has a great personality…..”

  20. melikefootball says: Apr 25, 2012 10:32 AM

    Lets see JETS and great personality in the same sentence doesn’t quite work.

  21. blancodiablo says: Apr 25, 2012 10:32 AM

    moagecu says:Apr 25, 2012 9:55 AM

    That picture explains it all, look at that form.
    ——————————-

    Did you just judge a man on their form? Last I checked, this was football, not a beauty pagent.

    Have you ever checked the form of Arnold Palmer’s golf swing? Thats not textbook either, but didnt seem to stop him.

    I’ll take a guy with a postive outlook, A-type personality over a sniping, C- back biter anyday. There’s a lot of angry people in the world today. They hate the rich. They hate Tebow. They hate the guy next door who got promoted.

    There’s a reason for this hate. Other people are better than you. Tebow may not have the proper form (as if you would know) but this kid is driving the victim class in this country crazy – and I love it.

  22. mindcrime401 says: Apr 25, 2012 10:38 AM

    If throwing at a WR’s ankles was the goal, Tebow would be an All Pro.

  23. duanethomas says: Apr 25, 2012 10:43 AM

    Joe Namath is going to have a field day on his radio show this year. Git ya Popkorn ready!

  24. jbaxt says: Apr 25, 2012 10:44 AM

    Tim Tebow = Rick Ankiel. Throws hard but accuracy is no where to be found. Im sure Tebow will find his natural position someday. For Ankeil it was right field.

  25. sb50 says: Apr 25, 2012 10:45 AM

    This still doesnt mean:

    He’s accurate
    Can read defenses
    Make line calls
    Throw a tight spiral
    Knows their playbook
    Step up in the pocket
    Avoid defenders

    In other words, Tim Tebow will never be a good NFL QB

  26. jaxdolfan says: Apr 25, 2012 10:50 AM

    Tebow will be the starter in NYJ after playing special teams. Ray Lucas will be jealous.

  27. regisphilbin says: Apr 25, 2012 10:52 AM

    He must have been laying down in the grass catching passes. Interesting that someone who cannot throw a spiral can throw harder. Sucks for the dirty…

  28. r8rsfan says: Apr 25, 2012 10:53 AM

    Somewhere, Elway is chuckling, and his team is quietly getting one of the best QB’s and pure passers in the game ready to go. No drama, no hype.

  29. broncos81 says: Apr 25, 2012 10:54 AM

    j0esixpack says:
    Apr 25, 2012 10:26 AM
    I still look at Tebow as a talented FB who can also throw the ball. Yes he’s difficult to cover when he scrambles but that doesn’t make him a starting QB.

    Should he actually supplant Sanchez as the starting QB, one need only look as far as Tebow’s record against the Jets main division rival last year when he was outscored by a margin of 86-33.

    ———————————————-

    You do know the Jets only scored 4 more points in their meetings with the Patriots right?

  30. moagecu says: Apr 25, 2012 10:56 AM

    rudy1125 says:
    Apr 25, 2012 10:09 AM
    It’s hard to have form when you have someone in your face!
    ____

    Don’t give me that, he should be putting power into it and taking the hit. Not putting the weight on his back foot and trying to avoid contact.

  31. bigbluelou says: Apr 25, 2012 11:03 AM

    Did he actually use the word “accurate” in describing Tebow’s passes??? Eveybody in Jet camp is drinking the Kool-Aid. What happens if Tim is injured early in the season since they plan to use him more than a normal back up? Same ol’ Jets?

  32. drumsomeone says: Apr 25, 2012 11:03 AM

    Tebow is a dysfunctional clown that was not “Socialized” due to home schooling…

  33. moagecu says: Apr 25, 2012 11:03 AM

    I’ll take a guy with a postive outlook, A-type personality over a sniping, C- back biter anyday.
    ______

    Ok, you take the “nice guy”, I’ll take the player thats actually good. We can see who wins.

  34. urworstnitemare58 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:04 AM

    I guess this Tebow story took precedence over the one where he explained why he prefers Charmin over Northern Comfort. I was so looking forward to reading that.

  35. cleverbob says: Apr 25, 2012 11:04 AM

    Is he throwing in that picture? I thought he was about to spike the ball…

  36. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 25, 2012 11:05 AM

    Has always been the case. Tebow throws a hard, accurate ball. He just doesn’t bother with the short, easy, stat padding stuff. Leave that to the likes of Brees and Bradford.

  37. hawkforlife says: Apr 25, 2012 11:07 AM

    This has got to be the biggest non story in sports. Anyone remember Jeff George, Ryan Leaf and countless others with “cannons” for arms.

    What’s any of this prove?

  38. broncos81 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:20 AM

    moagecu says:
    Apr 25, 2012 11:03 AM
    I’ll take a guy with a postive outlook, A-type personality over a sniping, C- back biter anyday.
    ______

    Ok, you take the “nice guy”, I’ll take the player thats actually good. We can see who wins.

    ————————————

    “Ok, you take the “nice guy”, I’ll take the player thats actually good. We can see who wins.” – Dick Lebeau

  39. broncos81 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:22 AM

    hawkforlife says:
    Apr 25, 2012 11:07 AM
    This has got to be the biggest non story in sports. Anyone remember Jeff George, Ryan Leaf and countless others with “cannons” for arms.

    What’s any of this prove?

    ————————

    They were head cases, not a good analogy at all.

  40. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 25, 2012 11:24 AM

    Old Leatherface Namath barely managed 50% completion in his career, lost more games than he won, and threw more interceptions than touchdown passes. He would be laughed off the field if he was Tebow’s age today.

  41. tatum064 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:29 AM

    r8rsfan says:
    Apr 25, 2012 10:53 AM
    Somewhere, Elway is chuckling, and his team is quietly getting one of the best QB’s and pure passers in the game ready to go. No drama, no hype.
    =====================

    Manning is one hit away from the I.R. again…very few big time QB’s have excelled leaving established teams – Warner had to go through NYG before landing in Arizona and taking them to a SB only to lose.

    Sort of like Craig Morton all over again – Morton was a backup in Dallas, then went to the Giants, then Denver late in his career , only to get rolled by the Cowboys in the SB

    Namath absolutely flamed in L.A. as a Ram, so did Johnny U when he went to San Diego.

    the protection scheme is going to change and Decker and Thomas arent remotely Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark. But, its going to be interesting.

  42. tatum064 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:30 AM

    broncos81 says:
    Apr 25, 2012 10:54 AM
    j0esixpack says:
    Apr 25, 2012 10:26 AM
    I still look at Tebow as a talented FB who can also throw the ball. Yes he’s difficult to cover when he scrambles but that doesn’t make him a starting QB.

    Should he actually supplant Sanchez as the starting QB, one need only look as far as Tebow’s record against the Jets main division rival last year when he was outscored by a margin of 86-33.

    ———————————————-

    You do know the Jets only scored 4 more points in their meetings with the Patriots right?

    =========

    No, I know the Jets eliminated the Pats in the playoffs previously and Denver didnt.

    Right?

  43. granadafan says: Apr 25, 2012 11:32 AM

    To quote a famous philospher WR, “Git yer popcorn ready!”.

  44. tatum064 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:32 AM

    hawkforlife says:
    Apr 25, 2012 11:07 AM
    This has got to be the biggest non story in sports. Anyone remember Jeff George, Ryan Leaf and countless others with “cannons” for arms.
    =========

    Uh, George threw for 4,000 yards and played in a playoff game for the Vikings….he shouldnt be mentioned in the same category as Tebow and certainly not Ryan Leaf.

  45. sj39 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:34 AM

    You all are nuts, I’ve seen Tebow throw some great passes. I’ve seen him throw deep, accurate passes. I’ve seen him lead a college and an NFL team to wins. I think he’s going to be serving you up big plates of crow to eat. It will be funny.

  46. zinn22 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:40 AM

    One can legitimately criticize Sanchez for many things but not for arm strength. His arm strength is fine. Who cares how hard Tebow can throw the ball if he can’t throw it a receiver. Both QBs are terrible and if we assume Gabbert loses his job in Jacksonville to Henne, whoever starts in NY would be the worst starting QB in the NFL by a large margin.

    Not a Tebow fan and not a Sanchez fan but at least Tebow is a football player and a tough guy. I don’t think he is a better option than Sanchez but unlike Sanchez he does not play afraid. If he wasn’t so self righteous I would root for him.

  47. edukator4 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:41 AM

    babyhorsemorgan says:
    Apr 25, 2012 11:05 AM
    Has always been the case. Tebow throws a hard, accurate ball.

    ___________________________________

    47% has never been and never will be considered a good number when describing how accurate a passer is.

  48. marty4405 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:43 AM

    wow it won’t belong before new York fans take the tebow kneel

  49. rajbais says: Apr 25, 2012 11:52 AM

    Kerley was a disappointment in 2011!!!

    Does he not know the difference between practice and game speed???

  50. j0esixpack says: Apr 25, 2012 11:53 AM

    broncos81 says:

    You do know the Jets only scored 4 more points in their meetings with the Patriots right?

    ———————————————-

    Correct. So based on that neither Sanchez nor Tebow seems to be the answer.

    Actually I thought the Sanchez of 2010 was a decent QB, but any confidence he once had has been thoroughly eroded by a head coach who “guaranteed” Super Bowl victories for two years, then “guaranteed” that Sanchez would always be the starter…

    … only to flirt with bringing in Peyton Manning and then actually bringing in Tebow.

    I don’t think that word “guarantee” means what Wrecks Ryan THINKS it means.

  51. j0esixpack says: Apr 25, 2012 11:59 AM

    sj39 says: You all are nuts, I’ve seen Tebow throw some great passes. I’ve seen him throw deep, accurate passes. I’ve seen him lead a college and an NFL team to wins. I think he’s going to be serving you up big plates of crow to eat. It will be funny.

    —————————————–

    The list of successful college QBs who failed in the NFL is a long one – and currently the only team Tebow has had any moderate level of success with couldn’t WAIT to upgrade at QB.

    However I agree with you – Tebow is a tremendous athlete who, if used in the right way, can be of great help to a team.

    Keep him on the field as a RB or FB who will keep defenders guessing and force a player to account for him at all times, and he will be a help.

    Even in the blowout losses to the Patriots, it was clear that even when a team KNOWS Tebow is going to try to scramble for a first down he is very difficult to stop.

  52. footballmaven says: Apr 25, 2012 12:33 PM

    Yeah, but what do Moe and Larry think?

  53. biggestredmiami says: Apr 25, 2012 12:37 PM

    Last offseason, Sanchez was raving about Kerley…

  54. cuda1234 says: Apr 25, 2012 12:51 PM

    OBVIOUSLY Tebow’s a winner. The only problem is that he’s not as much of a winner as Mark Sanchez. Sanchez has more wins and has a higher winning percentage than Tebow in both the regular season and post season. But let’s not get crazy and allow the facts get in the way of the Tim Tebow urban legend!

  55. johnnyb1976 says: Apr 25, 2012 12:57 PM

    Glad to see joetoronto busts on another team other than Cincy. What a moron! Anyway to my point, this is the beginning of Tebow splitting that locker room up.

  56. beeronthefridge says: Apr 25, 2012 1:02 PM

    By the fifth game of the season Tebow will be the jets starting qb leading them to the superbowl!

  57. chadmurdigan says: Apr 25, 2012 1:20 PM

    You know, I dislike all the religious BS that Tebow brings, but with that said I’d love to see his leadership abilities bring the Jets together as a team.

    Following the Jets this year is going to be a gas, one way or another.

  58. exhelodrvr says: Apr 25, 2012 2:57 PM

    Based on last season’s attempts, Tebow only needs to complete 2-3 more passes per game to get his percentage up to the 60 range. Considering his work ethic, his relative inexperience, the limited practice time with the Bronco’s first team, and their mediocre receivers last year, that’s hardly out of the question.

    Saying that he’ll “never be able to do that” at this point of his career either shows a complete lack of understanding of football, or a lot of hate.

  59. 11jlacy says: Apr 25, 2012 3:24 PM

    Kerley don opened a can of worms just watch

  60. davidcl77 says: Apr 25, 2012 5:44 PM

    Tebow can play. Anyone that thinks he won’t contribute in a big way is clueless.

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