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Tim Tebow’s first pass of the year doesn’t go well for Jets

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Colin Kaepernick grabbed the early change-of-pace quarterbacking headlines in the 49ers-Jets game, which might have led the Jets to let Tim Tebow do a couple of things he hasn’t done yet this season.

They used him as a blocking back on a pair of completions by Mark Sanchez in the second quarter. Our history of scouting the pass blocking abilities of quarterbacks is quite limited, but we saw nothing wrong with the way Tebow picked up Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks on the two plays.

He also got to try a more traditional quarterbacking role. It went a little less well. Tebow entered the game on third-and-one from the Jets’ 39-yard line and ran a familiar play to those who watched him at Florida. He took a shotgun snap, ran forward and then threw a fluttery pass to tight end Dedrick Epps. It was complete for Epps’ first NFL catch and Tebow has a robust completion percentage as a Jet, but that was the end of the good news.

Epps fumbled on a hit by 49ers safety Dashon Goldson and Carlos Rogers recovered to give the Niners possession in Jets territory. To make matters worse, Epps limped off the field with what appears to be a knee injury and is now being looked at by Jets trainers on the bench. The score remains 7-0 49ers after two Jets sacks thwarted the ensuing 49ers drive and David Akers missed a 55-yard field goal.

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16 Responses to “Tim Tebow’s first pass of the year doesn’t go well for Jets”
  1. randomguy9999 says: Sep 30, 2012 2:02 PM

    Tebow is performing up to expectation:
    -ran a couple times for a total of a couple yards
    -threw a duck 3 yards
    -blocked twice

    $4M well spent

  2. norcaldeportes says: Sep 30, 2012 2:03 PM

    Classic Tebow. Leading his receiver directly into a vicious hit.

  3. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 30, 2012 2:04 PM

    Replacement ref like call on that play, how is that a fumble?

  4. ghjjf says: Sep 30, 2012 2:06 PM

    The jets will go nowhere with Sanchez at qb.

  5. Evol Ocnorb says: Sep 30, 2012 2:18 PM

    I don’t see many other Heisman Trophy winning QB’s out there on special teams.

    Tebow didn’t call the play, he executed the play.

    The pass was a foot high. It’s football.

    I’m glad Tebow isn’t in Denver any longer, but I respect his skills and humility.

  6. cuda1234 says: Sep 30, 2012 2:19 PM

    Tebow’s pass attempt goes poorly – Why is this news?

  7. exibitsman says: Sep 30, 2012 2:20 PM

    I think Timmy Tebow is going to have a big game today .!!!!!!!

  8. Evol Ocnorb says: Sep 30, 2012 2:21 PM

    nyjalleffingday says:

    Replacement ref like call on that play, how is that a fumble?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Get a life, Pereira.

    Caught ball cleanly, pulled ball to body, feet on the ground. The injury would not have happened had his feet not been on the ground.

  9. contract says: Sep 30, 2012 2:28 PM

    “Replacement ref like call on that play, how is that a fumble?”

    No one understands the rule on what constitutes a pass completion anymore. Not the fans. Not the players. Not the coaches. Not the referees. Not league officials.

  10. melikefootball says: Sep 30, 2012 2:34 PM

    Can’t talk of REPLACEMENTS so hey lets have a article on Tebow and what the has done…..gee didn’t the replacement QB for SF score with no fanfare.

  11. discosucs2005 says: Sep 30, 2012 2:35 PM

    Let’s stop the ref blaming right now. Even if you don’t think that was a fumble it would have been an incomplete pass on 3rd down and Akers missed the field goal anyway so no harm no foul.

  12. timbertech says: Sep 30, 2012 2:36 PM

    Bet the jets wish they had a backup qb like CK.

  13. steeler1nation says: Sep 30, 2012 2:36 PM

    that was not Tebow’s fault. Nice misleading headling you hack

  14. abninf says: Sep 30, 2012 2:59 PM

    Tim Tebow’s first pass of the year was a completion.

  15. blue22ro says: Sep 30, 2012 6:44 PM

    Way to jeopardize your teammates career

  16. discosucs2005 says: Oct 1, 2012 4:06 AM

    “Way to jeopardize your teammates career”

    I hate Tebow as much as the next guy but it’s not like he did it on purpose. Had he seen Goldson crashing I’m sure he wouldn’t have thrown it.

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