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Slauson on Tebow: “That option is not an option”

Tim Tebow, Matt Slauson AP

With all the talk about when/if the Jets will switch from quarterback Mark Sanchez to quarterback Tim Tebow, a fairly important constituency has been overlooked.

The other players on the team.

One of them, guard Matt Slauson, says that the idea of a change in quarterbacks and the offensive overhaul resulting from it won’t work.

That isn’t our offense,” Slauson said, per Bob Glauber of Newsday. “I have no idea what we’d have to do.  But to us in this room, that option is not an option.”

Slauson said that’s not a slap against Tebow.  “I like Tim and he’s a hell of a player,” Slauson said.  “But Mark is our quarterback.  No. 6 is our guy. . . .

“He’s a conventional quarterback, he’s extremely smart, he can throw it extremely well, and that’s just what our offense is built around.”

The real question is whether Slauson’s comments were intended for the media, or whether it’s a broader message to the guy who has the ultimate ability to tell the coaching staff to set their clocks to Tebow time:  owner Woody Johnson.

Regardless, unless Sanchez starts playing better and until the Jets win games, the criticism will continue and the pressure will mount.

Maybe, in the end, that’s the best way to get the most out of Sanchez, who seems to be at his best when there’s a genuine sense of urgency.

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47 Responses to “Slauson on Tebow: “That option is not an option””
  1. tjacks7 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:15 AM

    “He’s a conventional quarterback, he’s extremely smart, he can throw it extremely well, and that’s just what our offense is built around.”

    ————–

    Someone check this guy for other concussion symptoms.

  2. rpiotr01 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:16 AM

    ““I have no idea what we’d have to do.””

    You wouldn’t have to do anything, just like Denver didn’t have to do anything. You put a hat on a hat and block until Tebow scrambles around and does something great or gets picked off.

  3. daburgher says: Oct 5, 2012 10:18 AM

    SMDH

  4. notbadmike says: Oct 5, 2012 10:23 AM

    Okay. So the Jets’ GM has said there’s no change coming, Ryan has said Sanchez is not going anywhere, Sanchez has said he’s not concerned about losing his spot, Tebow himself isn’t showing any frustration, and now Slauson is saying that nothing is changing.

    Can we finally agree that there is no news here and stop talking about Tebow?

  5. patriots61 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:23 AM

    I HATE THE JETS, that said, they are 2-2, sanchez has not played great, but maybe everyone should stop talking about a QB change until they are not tied for the division lead. Did I miss something??? Were they suppose to beat Pittsburg or San Fran???

  6. 4oledc says: Oct 5, 2012 10:25 AM

    Watch out Slauson! Tebow might replace you on that o-line…

  7. cuda1234 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:27 AM

    So once again the football people don’t want Tebow but the media keeps spewing the hype. When will it end?

  8. ampats says: Oct 5, 2012 10:28 AM

    “That option is not an option” when asked about the Jets playoff chances this season.

  9. chazzmon says: Oct 5, 2012 10:29 AM

    How about blocking for Sanchez & opening a hole for an RB to get through? That might be a start.

  10. notwerk says: Oct 5, 2012 10:29 AM

    I guess it’s all relative. If you had to watch Tebow throw the ball in practice for a little while, yeah, I could see how you’d think Sanchez “can throw it extremely well.”

  11. tlmoon2112 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:30 AM

    He said everyone in room agrees with him. That tells you there is a cultural problem in the locker room with being dug-in for Sanchez whether he sinks or swims. One thing I learned in the military about tight-knit groups of people – if there’s more then 1 person saying it, it has to have SOME truth attached to it. You have to be able to make changes when the war on the battlefield isnt going well. The truth he is speaking is devastating for the Jets and their fans.

  12. hehateme2 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:39 AM

    IMPLOSION TIME!
    Something gotta give here soon. Can’t Wait!

  13. trojan33sc says: Oct 5, 2012 10:41 AM

    Draft Barkley and jettison BOTH Sanchize & Tebow !! Then draft a new O-line, NOW you can run a conventional offense. Done………………..!

  14. bigwinintx says: Oct 5, 2012 10:43 AM

    “That option is not an option”

    Then WHY in the blue hell did you sign him?!?!?!?

    THIS is why the Jests are the laughing stock of New York and beyond, they don’t have a clue and nobody on the team wants to be “the guy” who looks Rex in the face and asks “WTF, Boss?”!

  15. randomguy9999 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:47 AM

    if Tebow starts: top 3 draft pick…..

  16. zerole00 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:47 AM

    That picture is gold.

  17. prince5000 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:48 AM

    Matt Slauson/Woody Johnson. Advantage Johnson.

  18. getyourownname says: Oct 5, 2012 10:53 AM

    It’s good to know there will be no more articles about replacement refs. They were talking valuable time and effort away from the Sanchez/Tebow/Jets articles.

  19. plymouth11 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:56 AM

    There would not be an issue and Tebow probably wouldn’t even be there if Sanchez were as good as people always suggest he is. I am surprised though, especially with Sparano as O coordinator that they haven’t found a way to incorporate Tebow into the offense. All this being said the O line is not very good and they don’t run the ball very effectively either. All the more reason to put Tebow in and adjust their style around him in my opinion.

  20. gmen1987 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:56 AM

    trojan33sc says:
    Oct 5, 2012 10:41 AM
    Draft Barkley and jettison BOTH Sanchize & Tebow !! Then draft a new O-line, NOW you can run a conventional offense. Done………………..!

    ==============================
    Goobs, Barkley is an less athletic version of Sanchez.

  21. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Oct 5, 2012 11:01 AM

    I guess I missed when Matt Slauson bought the team and decided how things were going to be done.

  22. mrbigass says: Oct 5, 2012 11:01 AM

    If the purpose of signing Tebow was to get the media to constantly talk about him and the Jets then……..mission accomplished.

  23. antalicus says: Oct 5, 2012 11:02 AM

    I don’t know what these Jets players are smoking. Their offense is garbage. They have no passing game and no running game and for a team that is supposed to be ground in pound you would probably want to have a respected running game. If they put Tebow in their ground game would improve and people would respect their running game, as garbage as a throwing QB he is hes not that much worse than Sanchez but at least it would improve their run game drastically.

  24. elmaxoh says: Oct 5, 2012 11:16 AM

    ” That isn’t our offense ”

    Please , you DON’T have any offense …

  25. rockthered1286 says: Oct 5, 2012 11:17 AM

    “He’s a conventional quarterback, he’s extremely smart, he can throw it extremely well, and that’s just what our offense is built around.”
    ______________________________

    Has Slauson spent some time with Jerry Jones recently?

  26. mdav1042 says: Oct 5, 2012 11:19 AM

    Tebow will play a lot Monday night. He is going to be lined up at fullback and/or being in on the double team trying to block J.J Swatt from giving Mark “the Dirty Sanchez”.

  27. dogman9 says: Oct 5, 2012 11:20 AM

    Pats still looking up at NYJ.

    Da,da,da,daa,daaa I’m lovin’ it.

  28. snaponrules says: Oct 5, 2012 11:26 AM

    trojan33sc says:
    Oct 5, 2012 10:41 AM
    Draft Barkley and jettison BOTH Sanchize & Tebow !! Then draft a new O-line, NOW you can run a conventional offense. Done………………..!

    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    Done is what happens to your team after you draft a worthless USC quarterback. Which is how they got into the problem they have now.

    USC, were you go when you want to waste a first round pick on a qb.
    Mark Sanchez, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, then there is the great Matt Cassel.

  29. sactogary says: Oct 5, 2012 11:28 AM

    notwerk says:Oct 5, 2012 10:29 AM

    I guess it’s all relative. If you had to watch Tebow throw the ball in practice for a little while, yeah, I could see how you’d think Sanchez “can throw it extremely well.”
    —————————————————-
    Jets should have traded for Kyle Orton – he throws GREAT in practice.

  30. sactogary says: Oct 5, 2012 11:30 AM

    randomguy9999 says:Oct 5, 2012 10:47 AM

    if Tebow starts: top 3 draft pick…..
    ———————————————————
    Only top 3? When Tebow was announced as the Broncos starter last year, the media was already photoshopping a Broncos uniform onto Andrew Luck.

  31. mazblast says: Oct 5, 2012 11:33 AM

    Maybe, in the end, that’s the best way to get the most out of Sanchez, who seems to be at his best when there’s a genuine sense of urgency.
    —————————————-
    If he and the rest of the offense played better, there wouldn’t BE a genuine sense of urgency.

  32. jetsareajoke says: Oct 5, 2012 11:47 AM

    “……..I am surprised though, especially with Sparano as O coordinator that they haven’t found a way to incorporate Tebow into the offense. All this being said the O line is not very good and they don’t run the ball very effectively either……”

    Didn’t any jests fans watch games or read any articles about the Fins last season? Sparano was supposed to be an O-Line guru, and he set the Fins O-Line back years with his tweeking and changing. As soon as he’s gone, they seemed to improve tremendously.

  33. nyjetsfan08 says: Oct 5, 2012 12:22 PM

    Please, no more quarterbacks from USC. The last few QBs haven’t lived up to their draft pick selection. Carson Palmer won’t lead anyone to a SuperBowl victory. Same for Matt Lineart. And Sanchez..he’s the best of the last few USC QBs, but he’s not going to lead this team to a SuperBowl with this roster.

  34. smftrdr says: Oct 5, 2012 12:24 PM

    randomguy9999 says:
    Oct 5, 2012 10:47 AM
    if Tebow starts: top 3 draft pick…..

    =====================
    If Sanchez starts: #1 draft pick….

  35. willyalistentothis says: Oct 5, 2012 12:28 PM

    Browning Nagel, Glenn Foley, Ray Lucas, Brooks Bollinger, Rick Mirer, Mark Sanchez

  36. thatyankeedude says: Oct 5, 2012 12:36 PM

    Ha it’ll be your offense soon enough! Tebow is amazing and Tebow will win with whatever the jets throw on the field. Sanchez, your times up.

  37. huskylawyer says: Oct 5, 2012 12:50 PM

    Agreed. Not sure about the fascination with Barkley. Another weak armed USC QB that is handing the ball off to NFL RBs and first round WRs (with 5 star talent around him). Barkley is actually a poor man’s Sanchez, and that is scary…

  38. squared80 says: Oct 5, 2012 12:55 PM

    “He’s a conventional quarterback, he’s extremely smart, he can throw it extremely well, and that’s just what our offense is built around.”
    ————–
    Someone check this guy for other concussion symptoms.

    If the basis for comparison is Tim Tebow, then that quote stands true.

  39. pickney1 says: Oct 5, 2012 1:05 PM

    From the moment he was traded to the Jets, it was known that this would become an issue, with the media and some fans driving the bus for Tebow to start.

    You cant expect anyone to succeed when you have a cornerback saying he is second best receiver on the team, and a no real offensive threat.

  40. surfinbird1 says: Oct 5, 2012 1:15 PM

    Woody don’t care,as long as Willard wins.

  41. denverscott says: Oct 5, 2012 1:21 PM

    Everyone seems to forget what Lord Ryan said. “Sanchez is the Answer”. With a statement like that you’d think they could trade him for 3 1st rounders and a handjob in the shower stalls. Wait, what was the question again Rex?

  42. chalkruz1989 says: Oct 5, 2012 2:08 PM

    The real issue at hand here is the Mike Tannebaum. Besides Dustin Keller, the receiver options for Mark Sanchez is atrocious. Santonio Holmes is a number two at best and lacks the leadership he should provide as a veteran. Add in the offensive line woes, this team is a true wreck. A defensive run organization that tries to put the bare minimum on offense and expect positive results. Not a true fan of Sanchez but it’s hard to point the finger at him when he’s been giving little.

  43. gavriloprincip33 says: Oct 5, 2012 2:49 PM

    cuda1234 says:
    Oct 5, 2012 10:27 AM
    So once again the football people don’t want Tebow but the media keeps spewing the hype. When will it end?

    ——————

    It will end when Tebow is playing a position for which his skill set is suited at the NFL level…

    That would be FB, TE or H-Back; he might be a Pro Bowler at any one with his work ethic but QB, not so much…

  44. vincentbojackson says: Oct 5, 2012 3:43 PM

    Slausen says:

    “He’s a conventional quarterback, he’s extremely smart, he can throw it extremely well, and that’s just what our offense is built around.”

    It would seem the player Slausen is describing is not currently on their roster.

  45. footballfreak8 says: Oct 5, 2012 9:02 PM

    For Jets winning is also an option.

  46. exibitsman says: Oct 6, 2012 6:00 PM

    slausen needs to wory about trying to keep
    his own job he’s the worst O lineman the jets
    have . his buddy Sanchez is getting dumped soon.

  47. americaneaglecorp says: Oct 7, 2012 10:59 AM

    After watching Weeden, Kolb, Bradford, Freeman, and Sanchez play QB Tebow has better stats as a starter. Most important is his ability to turn losing teams into winners. The great Manning was 25/52 vs the texans so maybe it wasn’t all Tebow’s fault last yr for his 50% comp %. Tebow threw 160+ TDs in HS and college. He had the 2nd highest comp% in SEC history. Better than both mannings. Once a team commits to Tebow as starter, supports him on and off the field, and allows him to become comfortable so he can relax and play his style. The results will be the same as HS and college, multiple championships. The world saw what he could do with a GM and coach not supporting him fully, imagine the possibilities if they supported him like the coaches of the above mentioned losers. Bradford was 7/21 33% comp against cards. If he’s qualified to be a starter, Tebow would be all pro. Judge Tebow against his peers fairly, and you will realize he’s one of the best young QB’s in the NFL.

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