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Report: Jets will make Tebow inactive vs. Cardinals

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Eight days ago, the Jets dressed but didn’t play Tim Tebow, who has two broken ribs.  By also deactivating Greg McElroy, the Jets would have been in trouble if, for example, starter Mark Sanchez had broken his face when it slammed into Brandon Moore’s butt.

This week, the Jets will play it safer, and smarter.  ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Jets plan to make Tebow inactive for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, so that his ribs can further heal.

It’s unknown whether Tebow will be active when he returns to his hometown of Jacksonville for a Week 14 game that already has prompted the Jags to raise the tarps in order to sell more tickets.

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20 Responses to “Report: Jets will make Tebow inactive vs. Cardinals”
  1. tebowthrowsaperfectonsidekick says: Nov 30, 2012 2:08 PM

    Ya… I’d buy a ticket to see him run 3 times… NOT!!

  2. damnsureis says: Nov 30, 2012 2:09 PM

    Or in other words, they don’t want to deal with Tebow chants again.

  3. ajb3313 says: Nov 30, 2012 2:16 PM

    I’m less concerned with Tim Tebow specifically and more concerned with how it seemingly took two weeks before anyone knew the guy had broken ribs. In the past, hasn’t the NFL fined teams for blatantly abusing the injury report? I can only imagine Tebow’s name wasn’t on it or else there would have been no surprise when the news about his ribs came out. So where’s the fine in this instance?

  4. sophiethegreatdane says: Nov 30, 2012 2:26 PM

    You mean he’s been active up ’till now??? Who knew?

  5. pencilmonkeymagic says: Nov 30, 2012 2:34 PM

    So err… Is there a backup if Sanchez gets injured or is this just a total gamble with that O line?

  6. neer music says: Nov 30, 2012 2:38 PM

    hahahaha, love that picture!

  7. winninitall says: Nov 30, 2012 2:40 PM

    I honestly would pay to see McElroy play rather then Sanchez or Tebow. McElroy is winner, just look how he handled himself in those preseason games and in Alabama.

    Yet again, I wouldn’t want the Jets to put him into this troubling offense. Kid needs a fair chance before they throw him into a pack of wolves.

  8. hehateme2 says: Nov 30, 2012 2:40 PM

    The “Save us Tebow” fans will be upset.

  9. hawkforlife says: Nov 30, 2012 2:42 PM

    So he’s active last week with known broken ribs but this week when presumably he’s getting better they deactivate him?

    Not that I disagree with the move but does anyone in NY know what thy’re doing?

  10. zerole00 says: Nov 30, 2012 2:47 PM

    Let’s be honest, is there really that much difference between an active and inactive Tebow at this point?

  11. barbeaux says: Nov 30, 2012 2:48 PM

    Isn’t he statistically inactive every week??? Oh my bad I meant statistically ineffective

  12. tommynatorii says: Nov 30, 2012 3:06 PM

    It is to lower temptaion for fans to scream for him.
    This jets team won’t even see what he has..sad.

    Btw, how’s that Sparano thing workin out? Like I said, win/ win..
    We get rid of him, and the jets get him!
    -Finfan

  13. grogansneck says: Nov 30, 2012 3:31 PM

    Of course he’ll be inactive. Someone has to wear the firefighter hat and lead the cheers.

  14. maddog111 says: Nov 30, 2012 3:46 PM

    winninitall says:
    Nov 30, 2012 2:40 PM
    I honestly would pay to see McElroy play rather then Sanchez or Tebow. McElroy is winner, just look how he handled himself in those preseason games and in Alabama
    ——————————————
    Those preseason games, and Alabama football games are certainly a clear indication of future NFL success. Just look at Nick Foles and Brodie Croyle

  15. jamomma says: Nov 30, 2012 4:02 PM

    “Wrecks” will stick with Sanchez until he is fired as head coach.

    And he till wonders why he didn’t get the head coaching job in Baltimore.

  16. waldoampere says: Nov 30, 2012 4:26 PM

    I’d love to see McElroy get a chance.

  17. getyourownname says: Nov 30, 2012 4:38 PM

    winninitall says:
    Nov 30, 2012 2:40 PM
    I honestly would pay to see McElroy play rather then Sanchez or Tebow. McElroy is winner, just look how he handled himself in those preseason games and in Alabama.
    **************************
    Well, he was playing for a better team at the time.

  18. nofaceangler718 says: Nov 30, 2012 5:14 PM

    There is maybe a 1 in 10,000 chance that McElroy can be a starting QB in the NFL. He just doesn’t have the arm or the pedigree. Best we could hope for would be for him to be the type of player that, when surrounded with talent which the Jets dont have, can come in for maybe 3 games around week 10 and when your top QB goes down and can win 2 of them with an abridged offensive play book. Even this coaching staff would have seen something there if it was there. Lets face it fellow Jets fans…this team has so many holes that it is startling…Offensive line, QB, RB, WR, Dline, LBs…Other than that we are good

  19. j0esixpack says: Nov 30, 2012 6:58 PM

    Brandon Moore: Questionable – injured buttocks

  20. cuda1234 says: Nov 30, 2012 7:45 PM

    So much to comment on:

    What’s the difference between an active and an inactive Tebow? Without all the media reports would anyone have noticed?

    Is Tebow getting benched for getting Fireman Ed fired? He reportedly quit because fans were mad at him for wearing a Sanchez jersey – who were they rooting for?

    And for the guy who said that McElroy doesn’t have Tebow’s pedigree, let’s review. Both played in the SEC, both won a national championship, but only one played in a pro-style offense and only one hasn’t been involved in all the chaos that is this year’s NY Jets. You could easily argue that McElroy’s pedigree is better.

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