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Rex says Tebow played Brady on scout team, gave tips on McDaniels


Tim Tebow may play some running back on Sunday in New England, and that’s not the only way he could help the Jets beat the Patriots.

According to Jets coach Rex Ryan, Tebow has already done valuable work in practice this week: Tebow played the role of Tom Brady for the Jets’ scout team to prepare the defense, and Tebow also provided information about the play-calling tendencies of Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who coached Tebow in Denver.

“I thought we had a good week of practice,” Ryan said. “Obviously, it’s hard to simulate their tempo, their no-huddle, how precise Brady is, and those types of things, but we did our best. Tebow had a good grasp playing under Josh McDaniels and being drafted by Josh, so he did a nice job at quarterback for us, I thought. The scout team did well. We did our best out there. I thought our preparation was good.”

Asked whether picking Tebow’s brain for intelligence about McDaniels was part of his preparation, Ryan confirmed that it was.

“Absolutely, we did that with Tim,” Ryan said.

We’ll see if it pays off on Sunday.

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58 Responses to “Rex says Tebow played Brady on scout team, gave tips on McDaniels”
  1. profootballwalk says: Oct 20, 2012 5:10 PM



    Oops… I peed myself!

  2. trbowman says: Oct 20, 2012 5:14 PM

    Playing defense against Tim Tebow is gonna prepare them for Brady?


  3. squared80 says: Oct 20, 2012 5:18 PM

    Seriously? This is news-worthy? Team (Broncos, Jets) can win games in spite of Tim Tebow, but not because of him. I don’t understand how a guy who barely deserves to be in the NFL gets so much attention just because he likes to make money off his religion.

  4. j0esixpack says: Oct 20, 2012 5:19 PM

    The more Rex talks the less relevant he is

  5. dealer009 says: Oct 20, 2012 5:21 PM

    Pennington could have helped more – is he available?

  6. mikealstott says: Oct 20, 2012 5:26 PM

    It’s very interesting to me that Tim Tebow, a QB who has thrown three passes, gets mentioned on this site everyday and gets mentioned on ESPN every other minute…. WHY?

  7. patsbbfan says: Oct 20, 2012 5:32 PM

    Bwahahaha If Tebow could imitate Brady and do it well he would be the starting quarterback…. Give me a break. Lets see how well the D does against the real thing….

  8. threedeep1998 says: Oct 20, 2012 5:32 PM

    Absolute non story and Tebow’s insight on McDaniels is a non factor. This shows how serious NYJ are about offense… Not at all.

  9. tennesseeoilers says: Oct 20, 2012 5:43 PM

    mikealstott said, “It’s very interesting to me that Tim Tebow, a QB who has thrown three passes, gets mentioned on this site everyday and gets mentioned on ESPN every other minute…. WHY?”

    Dude … Are seriously asking that question? Tim Tebow easily has the biggest love-hate following among NFL fans and beyond. Without a doubt, an online story about him easily gets more click-thrus than anyone else–except perhaps RG III.

    -Titans Fan

  10. patsandwannabees says: Oct 20, 2012 5:44 PM

    Tebow plays Brady ?

    What on Madden 13 ??

  11. atwatercrushesokoye says: Oct 20, 2012 5:49 PM

    So what Rex is syaing is that the Jets are horribly underprepared to play the game tomorrow?

  12. bobwsc says: Oct 20, 2012 5:50 PM

    Tebow could maybe pull off Byron Leftwich

  13. EJ says: Oct 20, 2012 5:53 PM

    I wonder when the Tim Tebow high will start to disappear?

  14. tbtrojan says: Oct 20, 2012 5:53 PM

    So they have a guy that can’t throw the ball play the part of one of the best passers the league has ever seen, what next Rex? Bart Scott playing the role of Larry Fitzgerald when they practice for the Cards.

  15. jintfan says: Oct 20, 2012 5:55 PM

    Now that’s a laugher, one of the best QB’s ever being plated by a guy who can’t throw. I suppose the Jets aren’t looking for a real practice.
    Is it possible that Tebow’s a righty?

  16. rxv5854 says: Oct 20, 2012 5:57 PM

    That’s probably the biggest insult one can hurl at Brady.

  17. bcjim says: Oct 20, 2012 5:58 PM

    Tebow played Brady….lol

    If you had said he fed 10000 people with 2 loaves and a fish…that would have been more believable.

  18. judsonjr says: Oct 20, 2012 6:03 PM

    So the Jets would knock him down and then he’d throw a hissy fit?

  19. jagsjim says: Oct 20, 2012 6:05 PM

    I’m sure McDaniels uses the same offense for Brady that he had to use with Tebow.

  20. CKL says: Oct 20, 2012 6:07 PM

    I’m a Pats fan and some of these comments are silly. All scout teams use one of their QBs to run the plays of the opposing offense, so that’s nothing strange. I mean Mallett is not Peyton but he was the one who played him on scout team the week the Pats were going to face Denver. That said, I think McElroy might have been better suited to this duty because he is more accurate of a passer.
    Also, if Tebow knows McDaniels’ tendencies, it would be nice if he informed us. We Pats fans usually have no clue what dude is thinking half the time, too cutesy with the calls sometimes.

  21. clu1perceiver says: Oct 20, 2012 6:10 PM

    Greatest pre-game dis of all time, Brady will be smoking mad.

  22. sactogary says: Oct 20, 2012 6:17 PM

    EJ says:Oct 20, 2012 5:53 PM

    I wonder when the Tim Tebow high will start to disappear?
    Maybe if he’s given a chance and fails? He took over a 1-4 team last year and went to the playoffs. Yeah, yeah, you’re going to say that was in spite of him and not because of him. His clutch play was crucial in every one of those wins. Yes, other factors matter too, but so does the quarterback.

    Okay, I’m done – let the hate-fest resume.

  23. lockoftheweak says: Oct 20, 2012 6:18 PM

    I heard the Patriots’ defense is using a Jersey Shore cast member to play Sanchez

  24. discosucs2005 says: Oct 20, 2012 6:20 PM

    While these Tebow jokes are hilarious, and Tebow is just a big joke himself, being the practice squad QB is more about mimicking pre snap timing, and how someone moves in the pocket then it is how they throw.

  25. geniusfan says: Oct 20, 2012 6:23 PM

    “We Pats fans usually have no clue what dude is thinking half the time, too cutesy with the calls sometimes.”

    I disagree. I think outside of the Cardinals game McDaniels has done a fine job. The execution is what has been lacking at times. I’m sure the Patriots will start executing better, they always improve as the season goes on.

  26. orthomarine says: Oct 20, 2012 6:32 PM

    As a Dolphin fan; I thoroughly enjoyed this…

  27. franktherat96 says: Oct 20, 2012 6:46 PM

    Tebow playing Brady….that’s classic….lol

  28. cuda1234 says: Oct 20, 2012 6:48 PM

    This makes absolutely no sense. Tebow was with McDaniels for one season three years ago and was so bad that McDaniels refused to play him. Also, Tebow is one of the worst qb’s in NFL history and Brady is one of the best. Unless Timmy starts banging supermodels (of the female variety), there’s no comparison.

  29. steelersfan88007 says: Oct 20, 2012 7:12 PM

    With Tebow’s knowledge of McDaniel’s playbook and coaching tendancies, the Patriots should do themselves a favor and forfeit the game. No need to risk unnecessary injury and humiliation!

  30. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 20, 2012 7:40 PM

    Only Rex Ryan could say this with a straight face. If he actually believes Tebow pretending to be Tom Brady will help the Jets defense prepare, then Rex is delusional! I bet most Jets players and fans cringe every time Rex opens his mouth.

  31. skolpackers says: Oct 20, 2012 7:55 PM

    so now we see the real reason the NYJ picked up Tebow! #InsideInformation

  32. tdk24 says: Oct 20, 2012 8:01 PM

    Rex needs Sanchez to play Eli if they want to win this game.

  33. mswravens says: Oct 20, 2012 8:13 PM

    That’s awesome!

  34. mgpet says: Oct 20, 2012 8:22 PM

    Rex Ryan: Does more talking about coaching than actually coaching. Guaranteed!

  35. gabeljm says: Oct 20, 2012 8:31 PM

    Tebow just wanted to prepare for his Tom Brady Halloween costume

  36. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 20, 2012 8:41 PM

    With Tebow running the scout team it’s no wonder Cromartie thinks he’s the best corner in the league.

  37. northshorejag says: Oct 20, 2012 8:54 PM

    At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if Tebow called a couple plays

  38. blackdonnelly says: Oct 20, 2012 9:01 PM

    I wonder how it felt for Tebow to play the “role” of a real quarterback for a change……

  39. rajbais says: Oct 20, 2012 9:19 PM

    You can have tips on a guys that has nothing to offer???

  40. kisstherings says: Oct 20, 2012 9:19 PM

    LOL well if the Jets D is going to be expecting those errant ducks Tebo was throwing all week in practice coming from Brady. They are in for a long day.

  41. knowshondixon says: Oct 20, 2012 9:51 PM

    Because I’m sure he calls play the same way for Brady as he did Tebow…

  42. lowtalker says: Oct 20, 2012 10:11 PM

    that is one of the funniest headlines I have ever read

  43. enmity01 says: Oct 20, 2012 10:14 PM

    I don’t understand why Tebow doesn’t just come to terms with the fact that he isn’t that great of a NFL Caliber QB.

    Why doesn’t he try something like maybe RB or TE? He’s a big guy, that can move and is seemingly hard to tackle for some.

    He wants to help teams win, why doesn’t he play a position where he can actually contribute?

  44. geefan1 says: Oct 20, 2012 10:25 PM

    That’s like casting Val Kilmer as Batman.

  45. mgifford15 says: Oct 20, 2012 11:02 PM

    Here’s what I remember about McDaniels play calling from his denver days….run, wr screen, wr screen, punt. Sprinkled in with the every now and then immaculate play. (See brandon stokley). But any way around it, when it comes to Sunday. Belichick has final say on plays, while McDaniels huddles up in his wind pants taking care of the one tool that has gotten him where he is. Regardless of that tho, tebow giving input probably goes as far as “he likes to throw the ball coach, praise little baby Jesus in his gold fleece diapers that he likes to throw the ball. Aw shucks coach” lol

  46. spfripp says: Oct 20, 2012 11:42 PM

    How much info can Tebow give? I mean they had a system designed special for Tebow in Denver. As for tendencies, the Pats weapons are completely different from what McDaniel had in Denver. So if it is a 3rd and 2 he could very well have Brady throw a deep post oppose to have Tebow grind out those two yards.

    Tebow playing Brady sounds a bit funny, but it really is more of them having someone to go through the motions with the jets defense of what the Pats tend to do on offense. They do the same stuff on NFL live.

  47. peepeetoucher says: Oct 20, 2012 11:59 PM

    He said this in his presser 4 days ago. You had nothing else to write tonight so your backup plan is to just throw whatever Rex said out there to get some Jet haters to login and comment. It so transparent and lazy.

  48. bathroomben7 says: Oct 21, 2012 12:06 AM

    Brady could live to be 1,000 and wouldn’t be 1% as great as Tebow

  49. badintent says: Oct 21, 2012 12:30 AM


    Snookie rides again. !!! She slips her hands under the center’s butt, grabs his slong, and throws up all over him, Jets score ! Then Sal, Vinny, Tony and Carmine egg Brady and gangbang Giselle.News at 11

    In other news, Trump offers to tear down Metlife Stadium to build a golf course with a dozen condos and casino. Jets move to LA and are the toast of the town , with Tom Cruise declaring…”Tim Tebow can walk on water… just like me if he hooks up with Scientology

  50. hehateme2 says: Oct 21, 2012 12:46 AM

    Tebow played the role of Tom Brady for the Jets’ scout team to prepare the defense…. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha….

  51. jrs1972 says: Oct 21, 2012 1:22 AM

    And wilfork played the role of … wow.. i cant even name a jets receiver *shrug*

  52. truetrue85 says: Oct 21, 2012 4:07 AM

    And now we know why Rex Ryan signed Tim Tebow.

  53. stonedwhitetrash says: Oct 21, 2012 4:10 AM


  54. dubblelznhell says: Oct 21, 2012 5:45 AM

    I think it’s safe to say that Randy Moss made Josh McDaniels’ offense that got him the gig in Denver….

  55. dirtdawg54 says: Oct 21, 2012 5:50 AM

    Rex: so what kind of offense does McDaniels run?

    Tebow: he will usually start off with two runs, at least one of which is a QB option. On the third play he might let you heave one done field to get a pas interference call or maybe some kind of miracle play. However, normally he’d punt after that.

    Rex: won’t he throw the ball more than that?

    Tebow: no, no, no. Not at all. Passes would bounce into the dirt, sail pass wide open receivers and often end up in the hands of the defense. So no. He won’t call very many pass plays. The key to his offense is to hang around long enough so that you might get really lucky in the last two minutes and pull a win out of your rear end

    Rex: hmmm. His offense sounds like mine.

  56. insider7 says: Oct 21, 2012 6:27 AM

    Tim Tebow playing the role of Tom Brady is like Pee Wee Herman playing the role of John F. Kennedy.

    As John McEnroe would say, “You can’t be serious!”

  57. mike83ri says: Oct 21, 2012 8:16 AM

    Turn water to wine? Walk across the Hudson? Maybe… But simulate Brady? That’s blasphemy!

  58. lrjets says: Oct 21, 2012 10:39 AM

    Yes, as a Jets fan, Rex does brag, talk too much……..etc., but…

    mikealstott says:Oct 20, 2012 5:26 PM

    It’s very interesting to me that Tim Tebow, a QB who has thrown three passes, gets mentioned on this site everyday and gets mentioned on ESPN every other minute…. WHY?

    What’s more interesting to me, why you Jets haters mention in droves everything Jets? Live your team’s losses vicariously through the Jets?
    Jets are in your heads more than the Pats are in the big head of Rex.
    Equally pathetic.

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