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Revis raves about Tebow

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Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez has Joe Namath in his corner.  Jets backup quarterback/personal punt protector Tim Tebow enjoys the support of a guy who has slightly more pull in the locker room.

Cornerback Darrelle Revis sees something special in Tebow.  “He’s a born leader, he really is,” Revis said Wednesday, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.  “Very few athletes have the gift he has.  He tries to lead by example all the time.  He tries to be positive, which is awesome, and that [has resulted] in his success on the field. . . .

“Some people have it, some guys don’t.  It’s the passion within, wanting to be a leader, wanting to win. You see it all the time, eating lunch, walking down the hallway.  You see it.”

Revis didn’t say whether Sanchez is one of the people who have it, or one of those who don’t.  But given that Revis has never said anything like that about Sanchez in three-plus years together and that Revis is saying it now after less than two months with Tebow in town is telling.

“He’s a playmaker, he makes plays, he wins games,” Revis said of Tebow.  “He’s one of those guys.  He’s very positive.  He has passion for whatever he does.  You can see it on him.”

With Revis talking that way, it’s going to be even harder to keep Tebow off the field.  Or to use him only on special teams.  Unless Sanchez plays like Namath in 1968, it seems like it will be only a matter of time before plenty of guys in the the locker room openly are questioning why Tebow isn’t leading the team on a full-time basis.

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  1. fxws says: May 16, 2012 7:25 PM

    Revis: “Yeah, I really like Timmy boy. I think he likes me too; I’m his favorite target during scrimmages.”

  2. thestillcity says: May 16, 2012 7:29 PM

    Yeah, Champ Bailey loved Tebow too…because Timmy made him look so good in practice.

  3. backindasaddle says: May 16, 2012 7:29 PM

    And the team divisiveness begins. Sanchez will never be able to withstand his being undermined by his “teammates” like this jerk. Sanchez is a dead man walking whether he knows it or not.

  4. realdealsteel says: May 16, 2012 7:30 PM

    Good…

    Glad Revis feels that way. When we hand him Tebow’s head after we whip that butt in week# 2 of the season, let’s see what he feels about him then. Can’t wait.

  5. worldchampsbaby says: May 16, 2012 7:32 PM

    My god!!! Doesn’t anybody on that team keep their mouth closed.I guess they are following the lead of their coach.I,thankfully,am a Giant fan,but I have many ,many close friends that root for the Jets.

    I am ,already, preparing to console them for the disasterous season that awaits them.

  6. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: May 16, 2012 7:34 PM

    Tebow’s grater talent is convincing throngs of players and fans alike that he is capable of playing quarterback in the NFL despite undeniable and overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

  7. mrmarcus55 says: May 16, 2012 7:34 PM

    When Manning is done for year and the donkeys got Caleb Hanine or whatever and Brock Osweiler losing games…I will be LOL’ING.

  8. tigershark49 says: May 16, 2012 7:35 PM

    Without taking his first snap, Tebow has already gained something Sanchez hasn’t: the respect of his .

  9. mgdsquiggy17 says: May 16, 2012 7:35 PM

    Yep keep on trying to get something started

  10. 7thlombardiontheway says: May 16, 2012 7:36 PM

    Steeler Nation laughs at the dysfunctional Jets.

  11. patriots123456 says: May 16, 2012 7:36 PM

    Is Revis the GM of the Jets. Does he ever shut up.

    It’s the Rex & Revis show, New York’s most famous circus act.

    Step right up and see the show.

    Check the feet out on the bearded lady.

  12. insider7 says: May 16, 2012 7:38 PM

    Way to publicly kick your starting quaterback when he’s down. Nice going, Bevis.

  13. ortonwhiskeycrew says: May 16, 2012 7:40 PM

    Revis just doesn’t want Tebow to steamroll over him practice like he did last season.

  14. shieldsisland37 says: May 16, 2012 7:40 PM

    I wish it was a Vegas line for the over/under on when Tebow was named starter. I want to bet week 10 after the bye week.

  15. rg3savedc says: May 16, 2012 7:41 PM

    Drew Brees still hasn’t seed solid evidence that Tim Tebow is a great leader

  16. arrghmakeitstop says: May 16, 2012 7:42 PM

    “Unless Sanchez plays like Namath in 1968,…”

    Considering Namath threw 15 touchdowns, 17 picks, with a 49.2% completion rate and a 72.1 rating I would say it’s a pretty good chance either of the people playing quarterback for the Jets will have a similar season.

  17. andrewproughcfe says: May 16, 2012 7:43 PM

    I would be more interested to hear his critique (as a top-flight cornerback) of the balls being thrown by both qb’s.

    My feeling is, if Revis ends up saying that Tebow is throwing a better ball, Tebow will be starting sooner rather than later.

  18. blacknyellablacknyella says: May 16, 2012 7:43 PM

    “it seems like it will be only a matter of time before plenty of guys in the the locker room openly are questioning why Tebow isn’t leading the team on a full-time basis.”

    and it will be only a matter of 70% of tebow’s passing landing at his receivers’ feet that guys will stop questioning why tebow isn’t leading the team on a full-time basis.

  19. packernation90 says: May 16, 2012 7:44 PM

    clearly revis didn’t know tebow is one of the top 100 players in the nfl. Tebow’s drive is inspiring, i can’t help but root for him, I do wish they would spend less than 50% of broadcast time on him during football season.

  20. blacc24 says: May 16, 2012 7:46 PM

    I’m thinking bringing in Tebow might be more then competition.

  21. beedubyatoo says: May 16, 2012 7:48 PM

    Does Revis mean that Tebow is easier to intercept during the OTA’s?

  22. blc70 says: May 16, 2012 7:54 PM

    Here’s a Seahawks fan in Seattle hoping to see Tebow leading the Jets asap.

  23. bearsstillsuck says: May 16, 2012 7:57 PM

    That’s all well and good, but can he throw a ball accurately on a consistent basis?

  24. denverdave3 says: May 16, 2012 7:57 PM

    Tebow has changed the NFL and the conversations. All sorts of teams are talking about using their QB’s differently. Who has mobility?

  25. 808raiderinparadise says: May 16, 2012 7:58 PM

    wow, let the media/public and skip bayless feast off these type of comments all summer/season long.

    Mark Sanchez is set-up to fail, like him or not, it truly doesn’t matter he won’t have a chance to improve, any mistake will garner tebow to get the job, Tebow is a replacement not a back-up project.

  26. scytherius says: May 16, 2012 8:03 PM

    Blah, blah, blah, blah.

  27. jetblackninja says: May 16, 2012 8:05 PM

    I am loving this so much… as a Patriots fan.

  28. rotaylla says: May 16, 2012 8:06 PM

    It,s just a matter of time before Tebow takes over the Qback position…As for Sanchez, what he lacks for the last three years (heart, confidence & composure) he cannot get it in 4months…Namath am sorry…

  29. kgun80 says: May 16, 2012 8:12 PM

    Oh this is going to be so much fun!!! The locker room implosion is imminent.

  30. pftcensorssuck says: May 16, 2012 8:16 PM

    The 2012 Yets are promising to be the biggest train wreck of the Rex Ryan era.

    Can’t wait!

  31. pleasantsurpriselefty says: May 16, 2012 8:21 PM

    Beautiful! Let’s get the locker room boiling before camp even opens. Wait till the fans get into it. What a fine kettle of fish. Pats got to love this since their locker room zeitgeist is confident cool.

  32. elgrantaco says: May 16, 2012 8:22 PM

    arrghmakeitstop says: May 16, 2012 7:42 PM

    “Unless Sanchez plays like Namath in 1968,…”

    “Considering Namath threw 15 touchdowns, 17 picks, with a 49.2% completion rate and a 72.1 rating I would say it’s a pretty good chance either of the people playing quarterback for the Jets will have a similar season.”

    I love the fact that there are some jokers out there who look up the stats to shoot down Florio.

  33. backindasaddle says: May 16, 2012 8:23 PM

    bearsstillsuck says:
    May 16, 2012 7:57 PM
    That’s all well and good, but can he throw a ball accurately on a consistent basis?
    ____________________________________

    No

  34. pilot2011 says: May 16, 2012 8:24 PM

    Sanchez is a good guy and not a horrible qb, but I hope Tebow gets his chance.

  35. nflfollower says: May 16, 2012 8:24 PM

    Another person gushing about Tebow. Nobody should be surprised. He has IT.

  36. gweez76 says: May 16, 2012 8:25 PM

    Bill Belicheck thinks leadership skills are overrated.

    That’s why he makes Timmy throw the ball.

    “Leading” your receiver is more important when the bullets start flying.

  37. realnflmaster says: May 16, 2012 8:40 PM

    patriots are CHEATERS.

  38. mightyquinn69 says: May 16, 2012 8:44 PM

    Sure DB’s will love him, but what are the WR’s saying? lol, That has got to be the most idiotic team in the NFL.

  39. brutus9448 says: May 16, 2012 8:47 PM

    oh boy. Sounds like the locker room is already divided before a single game has been played. I’d give sanchez 2 games before tebow starts.

  40. brutus9448 says: May 16, 2012 8:49 PM

    Revis must have been born again recently.

  41. pb420 says: May 16, 2012 8:54 PM

    Wouldn’t be surprised in the least if the jets become one of the success stories of the 2012 season. It pains me to say that as I absolutely hate them. You watch, during a normal NFL offseason, and with faculty that actually want him there, he will become better. You can’t discount his drive, and the fact that he keeps defenses honest with the run threat. Let’s see McGahee put up those numbers next season with ol’ crookneck at the helm.

  42. eagles107 says: May 16, 2012 8:57 PM

    The acquisition of Tebow is already blowing up in the Jets face…. Sanchez is a better QB but for some reason people remain enamored with Tebow …. U can’t win every game because Marion Barber inexplicably ran out of bounds instead of winding out the clock .. Or have your kicker hit 60+yd field goals

  43. spavs412 says: May 16, 2012 9:02 PM

    Even when big Ben crashes his going 100 mph the steelers didn’t have this messed up

  44. vikingsinla says: May 16, 2012 9:03 PM

    Its amusing to read some Jets talking up Tebot, and others talking up Dirty. They are instructed to not create drama with their comments to the media, but they have no idea who they are supposed to be supporting.

    For those among us who despise the Jets, their players, their city, and especially their fans, this may be the best season ever.

  45. TxGrown says: May 16, 2012 9:06 PM

    realdealsteel says:
    “Glad Revis feels that way. When we hand him Tebow’s head after we whip that butt in week# 2 of the season, let’s see what he feels about him then. Can’t wait.”
    =========================================================
    Wait a minute…wasn’t the sentiment before the playoff game? You remember the one where DIDN’T whip that butt? But got your own ass handed to you instead?

  46. arrghmakeitstop says: May 16, 2012 9:09 PM

    Is it too early to start thinking of nicknames for the 2-headed quarterbacking juggernaut of the Jets?

    I’m going with “Holy Guacamole”.

  47. cereal blogger says: May 16, 2012 9:09 PM

    Man, I cannot wait for this meltdown to unfold

  48. TxGrown says: May 16, 2012 9:09 PM

    realdealsteel says:
    “Glad Revis feels that way. When we hand him Tebow’s head after we whip that butt in week# 2 of the season, let’s see what he feels about him then. Can’t wait.”
    =========================================================
    Wait a minute…wasn’t that the sentiment before the playoff game? You remember the one where DIDN’T whip that butt? But got your own ass handed to you instead?

  49. R.H. says: May 16, 2012 9:16 PM

    808raiderinparadise, I agree with you. It doesn’t matter if Sanchez plays out of his mind or struggle, even on the first drive of the 2012 season, the way that Rex Ryan ripped him, his teammates ripping him, and the media and fans, Sanchez can’t win and he was set-up to fail.

    Be careful what you wish for Jets. Not showing support to your QB and throwing your eggs in one basket for another might cause more misery than you think.

  50. lgwelsh1 says: May 16, 2012 9:24 PM

    Tebow is a football player, flat out the guy makes plays and is a leader. He is perfect for a ground and pound style of offense. He will never be a Tom Brady or Peyton Manning when it comes to
    throwing the ball and that’s OK.

    Tim will be the starter in NY sometime this year and will lead them to the post season. Tim’s will and work ethic is off the charts, Sanchez can’t keep up with him.

  51. bozosforall says: May 16, 2012 9:33 PM

    gweez76 says:
    May 16, 2012 8:25 PM
    Bill Belicheck thinks leadership skills are overrated.

    That’s why he makes Timmy throw the ball.

    “Leading” your receiver is more important when the bullets start flying.

     ____
    Bill is much more interested in filming skills, given that he hasn’t won a title since he got caught cheating.

  52. detroitcityryda says: May 16, 2012 9:36 PM

    It’s a pitty tebow is a super bowl champ

  53. pdma7 says: May 16, 2012 10:21 PM

    Cornerback Darrelle Revis sees something special in Tebow. “He’s a born leader, he really is,” Revis said
    ***************
    Punt protectors can also be leaders, right?

  54. eknirb says: May 16, 2012 10:34 PM

    First time Sanchez tosses an easy pick six..and it will happen…TT comes in, wins the game with :02 on the clock….and Sanchez will never see the field again. Just a matter of time.

    Dead man walking.

  55. cuda1234 says: May 16, 2012 10:39 PM

    Once more for the media, who doesn’t seem to care about the facts. Here’s where Timmy ranked in his 14-game 2011 season:

    attempts-33
    completions-35
    yards-31
    TD’s-28
    passer rating-40
    completion %-60

    Even if the league had 300 TEAMS he would not be in the top 10% in any category.

  56. cmdrsmooth says: May 16, 2012 10:39 PM

    I can’t believe all the suckers falling for this writer instigating a non story. What is Revis suppose to say, Tebow is a great QB?

    Revis and all the Jets were on Sanchize side throught the playoff runs. Don’t drink the cool aid folks.

  57. freedogin says: May 16, 2012 10:40 PM

    God is GREAT and Tebow knows what is really important in life. He is a true leader in Christ and Football. I praise Revis for speaking out…

  58. elmoron says: May 16, 2012 10:42 PM

    realdealsteel says: May 16, 2012 7:30 PM

    Good…

    Glad Revis feels that way. When we hand him Tebow’s head after we whip that butt in week# 2 of the season, let’s see what he feels about him then. Can’t wait.
    ======================================

    You gotta be kidding…YOU say this after that impressive Wildcard against the guy??? Quit drinking from the Monongahela…it’s affecting more than just your personality.

  59. 69finfan says: May 16, 2012 10:44 PM

    There’s no picture on the scorecard. In other words what many of you fail to grasp is that while Joe Willie’s stats were not good (maybe Tebowesk) in 1968 not only did he guaranty a SB victory but he and the Jets obtained it. What difference did it make what his stats were. They got the Ring and I think that’s what Revis is trying to say. Tebow might have attrocious stats but he is a winner, on the field and off. Cue the hate.

  60. tackleberries says: May 16, 2012 10:54 PM

    “You see it all the time, eating lunch”. You see the way he put down that bologna and cheese? Leadership.

  61. Angry Orange Man says: May 16, 2012 10:59 PM

    Sanchez is flabbergasted.

  62. tombrookshire says: May 16, 2012 11:07 PM

    Does anyone see a major meltdown on the Jets in 2012? Divided locker room, losing record, coach hits the door in a team implosion. Tebow is a great guy who just happens to be radioactive.

  63. etoharin78 says: May 16, 2012 11:10 PM

    Let the circus begin. The media here in Denver made enough of a distraction with the Tebowmania, but it will pale in comparison to the absolute mayhem that will ensue once the NY media smells blood in the water. Couple that with a loud mouth coach and a locker room full of guys that cant wait to shoot of their mouths as well and let the countdown to mayhem begin.

  64. brownsclown says: May 16, 2012 11:11 PM

    Most of all, Rex really, really, likes his feet!

  65. totallydisgusted says: May 16, 2012 11:15 PM

    What a disaster! If Sanchize loses the locker room to Tebow he might as well demand a trade. The Jets’ experiment is about to blow up in their faces

  66. tfbuckfutter says: May 16, 2012 11:20 PM

    Mark Sanchez: sooo…I….eat breakfast….wrong too?

  67. jrcoop says: May 16, 2012 11:24 PM

    There’s a chance this might work out well for the Jets… they’ve got T. Sparano, who lead the Dolphins to 6 and 10, OK, never mind… but they do have Rex who led the Jets to 8 and 8. OK, well, Sanchez and Tebow had QB rankings of 23 and 28 respectively last season. Seriously, they all have a better chance of getting struck by lighting in training camp… with the possible exception of Tebow obviously.

    Well, at least now I feel better about my chances of winning the lottery.

  68. Spencer says: May 16, 2012 11:46 PM

    I didn’t think Tebow would fit in with/win over any of the Jets… ever. So, this is interesting.

  69. kgun80 says: May 17, 2012 12:18 AM

    pb420
    May 16, 2012, 8:54 PM EDT
    Wouldn’t be surprised in the least if the jets become one of the success stories of the 2012 season. It pains me to say that as I absolutely hate them. You watch, during a normal NFL offseason, and with faculty that actually want him there, he will become better. You can’t discount his drive, and the fact that he keeps defenses honest with the run threat. Let’s see McGahee put up those numbers next season with ol’ crookneck at the helm.
    —————————————————-
    Yeah… Having a QB who stretches the field and is a threat to score every snap.. He doesn’t keep Defenses honest?? Yeah 9 in the box sure does make it easy to run. It’s amazing why must everything the Broncos did last year be attributed to Tebow?? Not the line.. Not the D. Not the fact that they played in the AFC west. It was all Tim Tebow

  70. fmwarner says: May 17, 2012 12:59 AM

    So far this is playing out exactly like everyone thought it would.

    Well, everyone except for the Jets.

  71. kmmccorm says: May 17, 2012 1:06 AM

    TEBOW = SO GOOD AT EATING LUNCH!!!

  72. hedleykow says: May 17, 2012 3:53 AM

    Whatever. I’m still just thanking the good lord the Chiefs didn’t put in a bid for him. (I feel your pain, Jets fans.)

  73. walkingtalking1 says: May 17, 2012 4:06 AM

    And so it begins…….the circus is in town.

  74. diamondmo33 says: May 17, 2012 5:24 AM

    Backindasaddle,if that was the totally honest opinion of revis,after being presented with a question,why do you
    Feel Sanchez is being undermined? Would you rather have revis lie,or give
    an answer not indicative of how he really felt?

  75. nygfan27 says: May 17, 2012 5:41 AM

    J E T S SUCK SUCK SUCK!!!!

  76. stonedwhitetrash says: May 17, 2012 6:57 AM

    Reality tv has finally hit the Jets head on. We want to thank Timmy Tebow’s Lord and personal Savior Jesus Christ~~~Hopefully this will not only sell seats but beer and hotdogs as well

  77. cuda1234 says: May 17, 2012 7:22 AM

    And I’m still waiting for someone to justify the “Tebow is a winner” line. Compared to whom?

    Almost every qb has won more NFL games than Tebow. (Including Sanchez).

    Almost every qb has more playoff wins than Tebow (including Sanchez).

    Dalton, McCoy and others have won more college games than Tebow.

    Rex Grossman and Chris Leak won as many SEC Championships at UF. Several other qb’s have won more.

    There’s a heisman trophy winner every year.

    So if Timmy’s a “winner” isn’t every qb in the NFL?

    STOP THE HYPE!

  78. n0hopeleft says: May 17, 2012 8:49 AM

    Revis should worry about how he’s going to cover people this year, since lately all he does is tug jerseys and bar arms to defend passes.

    Hence why the Giants studied his tactics, and burned him when it counted most.

    OVERRATED.

  79. kokomike says: May 17, 2012 8:56 AM

    I’ll never forget the shots of Tebow on the Denver sidelines as the Broncos struggled, and the crowd chanted Tebow.

    You could tell that Tebow clearly heard those chants by his demeanor and actions. This was from the very beginning. Denver was screwed, although some people call it Leadership.

    It was bad for the team, bad enough that the one man show was exorcised from Denver as soon as possible after the season.

    Good luck, Jets. It is going to be hell.

  80. mistrezzrachael says: May 17, 2012 9:04 AM

    Wow!!! Every damn day, these clowns do/say something to attract battention to themselves.

    Guess Belichicks comments allowed Revis to come out of the closet…cause his mouth wide open constantly.

  81. theandy59 says: May 17, 2012 9:04 AM

    1. Tom Brady
    2. Eli Manning
    3. Aaron Rodgers
    4. Drew Brees
    5. Ben Roethlisburger
    6. Peyton Manning
    7. Philip Rivers
    8. Matthew Stafford
    9. Matt Schaub
    10. Tony Romo
    11. Jay Cutler
    12. Michael Vick
    13. Matt Ryan
    14. Joe Flacco
    15. Cam Newton
    16. Carson Palmer
    17. Matt Hasslebeck
    18. Matt Cassel
    19. Ryan Fitzpatrick
    20. Andy Dalton
    21. Josh Freeman
    22. SANCHEZ/TEBOW
    23. Kevin Kolb
    24. Christian Ponder
    25. Sam Bradford
    26. Matt Flynn
    27. Alex Smith
    28. Andrew Luck
    29. Robert Griffen
    30.Brandon Weedon
    31. Ryan Tannehill
    32. Blaine Gabbert

    Jets fans, before you argue my QB ranking, ask yourself if any QB rated above your pair would trade their guy for your guy(s). And truthfully, at least 3 and as many as 5 teams below you wouldn’t trade either. You better have a great defense cause your offense is gonna suck. Bank on it.

  82. seahulk9 says: May 17, 2012 9:10 AM

    Tebow will start for the jets and he WILL be successful …Im not a jets fan but i dont care for Sanchez or his pathetic play. giants fans should shut up and worry about how to luck their way back into the post season again. Dont hate on Tebow because hes a better person than you

  83. seahulk9 says: May 17, 2012 9:12 AM

    hey i wouldnt be bragging about your chiefs qb situation mr. hedleykow

  84. 11jlacy says: May 17, 2012 9:52 AM

    You know why tebow gon take franchez starting job tebows a stronger,more positive and just what that jet locker rm need a real leader not a toy solider ya feel me.

  85. bspuryear says: May 17, 2012 10:48 AM

    Great Namath has Sanchez’s back Namath is one of the most overrated QB’s of all time

  86. 11jlacy says: May 17, 2012 1:34 PM

    The great(ill like to kiss u )namath I agree my man

  87. eleventyeight says: May 18, 2012 8:15 PM

    realdealsteel says: May 16, 2012 7:30 PM

    Good…

    Glad Revis feels that way. When we hand him Tebow’s head after we whip that butt in week# 2 of the season, let’s see what he feels about him then. Can’t wait.
    ————————————————————

    I hope everyone realizes this guy/s is not a real Steelers fan; he/she/it is clearly a Steeler-hater trying desperately to say stupid things and embarrass real Steelers fans.

    Know this garbage for what it is.

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