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Tebow’s not biting on questions about playing more


The bad news for Mark Sanchez is that the presence of Tim Tebow behind him guarantees a storyline when he plays poorly.

The good news for Mark Sanchez is that Tim Tebow is handling it with more grace than some would.

According to the New York Daily News, Tebow was asked seven times in seven different ways if he should be playing more after yesterday’s embarrassing 34-0 loss to the 49ers.

“I just want to do the best I can with whatever role that they give me, provide enthusiasm and energy every time I get the opportunity, but also from the sidelines or wherever I am,” Tebow said. “I’ll just be a good teammate, encourage guys and when, given opportunities, just try and make the most of them.”

While the Daily News didn’t note whether he followed up with a “God bless you,” he might as well have.

Sanchez completed less than half his passes for the third straight game, and also had an interception and a fumble.

Tebow himself didn’t do much either, which should be enough to keep the talk to a dull roar for the time being.

The fact he’s not going to fan the flames makes it more bearable, but perhaps only slightly. And the fact Sanchez has to play the Texans next week might make it all a moot point anyway.

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28 Responses to “Tebow’s not biting on questions about playing more”
  1. melikefootball says: Oct 1, 2012 11:57 AM

    I think the Jets said it loud and clear when they did not bring Tebow in with score as it was start of fourth quarter. He is what we thought he was.

  2. h3min1230 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:58 AM

    Give it another week or two Tebow, You’ll be starting in no time.

  3. andrewproughcfe says: Oct 1, 2012 11:59 AM

    I don’t know – he got a dead, lifeless corpse of a Broncos team to the playoffs and a 1st round victory last season.

    Must be that ability to “raise the dead” that he has…

  4. nashwaakkidd says: Oct 1, 2012 12:00 PM

    does anyone else notice that rex inherited a team that was playoff ready in 2009 , and in 3 short years , has turned it into the trainwreck we see today?!? how this joker still has a job is beyond me.

  5. dmartin17 says: Oct 1, 2012 12:00 PM

    In Tebow’s defense: he’s not a starting QB in the NFL either…

  6. cuda1234 says: Oct 1, 2012 12:04 PM

    Tebow’s always thrown the guy in front of him under the bus and he always will. Look for some passive-agressive “source” saying Timmy wants to play and that if the other 25 guys on offense would just change everything they do to accommodate him, that would be best for everyone. See Gainesville, circa 2005, Denver circa 2011.

  7. packerhater says: Oct 1, 2012 12:05 PM

    Please start this guy so he can bomb and we can all stop hearing about him.

  8. tfaulk says: Oct 1, 2012 12:13 PM

    Rather than ask if Sanchez should be replaced, why aren’t people asking if Tebow should be replaced when he’s lining up as a WR, HB, RB and serves absolutely no purpose or value?

    The Jets don’t have much talent right now at those positions, but Tebow hasn’t required any additional preparation and has brought even less to the table. Maybe Sanchez would do better if not constantly distracted and with an extra offensive threat on the field.

  9. billsfaninmiami says: Oct 1, 2012 12:20 PM

    Sanchez. Tebow. Now talk of T.O. bringing his circus to town? Hoo boy. This could get ugly.

  10. cleverbob says: Oct 1, 2012 12:22 PM

    Did that nobody Brian Hartline comment, or has he been too busy elaborating on the 253 receiving yards he had yesterday?

  11. rickeydynamite25 says: Oct 1, 2012 12:23 PM

    Nor should he,, when the jets end up 2-5 over the next few weeks,, they’ll make the switch to Tebowmania then they can continue their pathway to 3-13,,,, Excited!

  12. richndc says: Oct 1, 2012 12:29 PM

    The circus is now officially in town. Let the ole windbag deny himself to oblivion, this team is a wreck, not because of the play, but because of all this other nonsense they continually delve in, all day, every day–none of it has anything at all to do with real football. Just like many of their ‘star’ players who concern themselves with so much stuff outside of football, they are more concerned with their brand or their celebrity than focusing on football, now, we will see their actions bearing foul fruit! It’s hilarious if you ask me!

  13. hehateme2 says: Oct 1, 2012 12:33 PM

    What does fireman Ed have to say on the issue?

  14. tmac4454 says: Oct 1, 2012 12:43 PM

    Sanchump got the money, do you really think he cares if Tebow replaces him. Then he can take the blame off of him with that egg on his face yesterday. No points at all, not even a FG. Overrated USC QB, that is all Sanchump is. I would take Tebow anyday than Sanchump.
    Do not hate on Tebow…

  15. bcfalcon says: Oct 1, 2012 12:45 PM

    Start Greg Mcelroy or draft a Quarterback this year this so called “quarterback controversy” is ridiculous!

  16. r8rsfan says: Oct 1, 2012 12:58 PM

    For two #1’s you can have Carson Palmer. Wouldn’t give you a sack of used jocks for Santonio Holmes – that “injury” was right on cue.

  17. citizenstrange says: Oct 1, 2012 1:01 PM

    If Matt Barkley is a top 10 pick in the draft will he turn out to be good like Carson Palmer or absolute crap like Mark Sanchez and Matt Leinart?

  18. cuda1234 says: Oct 1, 2012 1:03 PM

    I don’t know – he got a dead, lifeless corpse of a Broncos team to the playoffs and a 1st round victory last season.


    Denver backed into the playoffs on a three-game losing streak and without a winning record. Don’t forget that part.

  19. cow395 says: Oct 1, 2012 1:32 PM

    Sanchez sucks…..but so does Tebow….Jets stink

  20. pesh00 says: Oct 1, 2012 1:32 PM

    Is he still “excited”?

  21. 2manyconcussions says: Oct 1, 2012 1:38 PM

    Never have I seen so many people root for a guy to fail. What is being written about Tebow’s character says more about the writers than about this young man.

  22. dirtdawg54 says: Oct 1, 2012 1:41 PM

    When you’re wishing for Tebow to be your starter, you really have fallen on hard times.

    Nice kid. Would make an excellent son-in-law. Terrible NFL starting QB.

  23. brazzz01 says: Oct 1, 2012 2:24 PM

    “Never have I seen so many people root for a guy to fail.”

    Stating the fact (not opinion,fact) that Tebow is not a good NFL starting QB =/= “rooting for him to fail.

  24. brianz72 says: Oct 1, 2012 2:48 PM

    2manyconcussions: “Never have I seen so many people root for a guy to fail.”

    Yes, I am rooting for Tebow to fail. Not only is he a lousy QB, but he is a religious nut. His values are in direct opposition to my own, and he wants to legislate them. He believes the bible describes actual events, not silly Bronze Age mythology. He is anti-science, anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-wildlife, anti-environment. Like all evangelicals.

  25. jimeejohnson says: Oct 1, 2012 8:15 PM

    brianz72: Tebow can be all the things you say he is, but rooting for him to fail is unnecessary. The Jets are so pathetic that a Tebow “miracle” would be just getting into the end zone!

  26. fdugrad says: Oct 1, 2012 9:40 PM

    I do not care about his religion on his sleeve, and I HATE his (and Woody’s) politics, however, I surely respect the way he does not twist the knife squarely into a teammate’s back. As Mr. Gantt says, while going for the “understated comment of the year award,” while TT handles the question with more grace than “SOME would!”

  27. footballer4ever says: Oct 1, 2012 10:02 PM

    “While the Daily News didn’t note whether he followed up with a “God bless you,” he might as well have.”

    How cheesy like to throw that in?? Geez, i guess the way he carries himself annoys the heck of some people. Negative people, in fact.

  28. carterious1 says: Oct 2, 2012 4:50 PM

    I think most of the blame goes to Tannebaum for the downward spiral. The team that went to back to back AFC Championships was full of veterans like T Rich, LT, J-Co, Braylon, Shaun Ellis, etc etc. Mike T decided to go cheap and young, and in turn left this team void of leaders. Sanchez has digressed because he developed a relationship with all those recievers, and now who does he have to throw to?…Chaz Schilens. While you want to point the finger at the coach and QB, they didn’t put this band of mis-fits together. Mike T did. His head should roll first

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