Long before Tim Tebow became a member of the Jets, he beat them on a Thursday night game during the 2011 season.
The final score of that game came on a 20-yard Tebow run that saw him beat a cover zero blitz from the Jets and then break Safety Eric Smith’s tackle on the way into the end zone. The Jets obviously haven’t stopped thinking that call is a good one to employ when trying to stop Tebow because they called it again during one of Tebow’s two snaps with the first offense on Wednesday.
“Me and Coach Ryan were laughing about it because it was a Blitz Zero look where, regardless of your protection, they’re bringing one more than you can block,” Tebow said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “Same play they ran vs me when I broke contain when we played them last year. So we were laughing about that.”
Tebow should see plenty of time with Jets offense when they kick off their preseason slate on Friday night against the Bengals. If their defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer’s been paying attention, he probably won’t be seeing any defenses mimicking the Jets’ approach.