With increasing speculation that the Jets should remove the funk hovering over the franchise by benching quarterback Mark Sanchez and going with Tim Tebow, the New York media tried their damnedest on Thursday to get Tebow to give them a sound bite suggesting frustration with his role or a desire to supplant Sanchez or anything other than the happy-go-lucky Buddy-the-Elf optimism that characterizes the backup quarterback/punt protector who always says all the right things.
Tebow never strayed from his lane. He’s excited and ready and anxious for whatever the team wants him to do, but he’s not asking for a chance to do anything more than what they want him to do, whenever they ask him to do whatever they want him to do.
Twenty different ways they tried to get him to crack, and he didn’t.
That said, I’ve got a feeling that the Jets are planning to use him more this week — and possibly to flip the switch to Tebow if the game starts to get away from Sanchez. As explained during Thursday’s Pro Football Talk, the Jets will try to preserve the element of surprise in order to get the most out of the change.
If/when they make a change.
OK, when they make a change.