Tim Tebow hasn’t decided if he wants to run for office, but Jets coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday that the team won’t be swayed by campaigning on Tebow’s behalf for more playing time from the media.
Ryan, who has fielded a lot of questions this week about Tebow playing three snaps on offense against the Steelers, said that he and the rest of the team’s coaches are the only ones who will determine how much Tebow plays in a given week. And he also said that Tebow’s usage will always remain under wraps until the team takes the field because Ryan wants to hold onto the element of surprise.
“We control it,” Ryan said, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger. “The media’s not gonna drive it and the opponent, they’re not going to have any idea what we’re going to do with them. I’m certainly not going to let them know hey, by the way, Tebow is going to play 50 snaps this week. I’m never going to give you a legitimate answer. I know the answer but I’m not going to give it to you.”
Tebow has 33 yards on six carries, including a 22-yard run against Pittsburgh, and hasn’t attempted a pass on 12 offensive snaps in the first two games, which means that instances of people talking about Tebow playing remains far ahead of instances of Tebow actually playing. We’ll see if that changes this week as Tony Sparano draws up a game plan to face the team that fired him during the 2011 season.