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Westhoff sounds off on Tebow situation

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Jets special-teams coach Mike Westhoff has retired.  An acceptable synonym also could be “escaped.”

Westhoff appeared on WQAM in Miami on Friday to discuss the situation in New York.  And he had plenty to say.  About Tim Tebow.

“It was a mess,” Westhoff told Joe Rose.  “It was an absolute mess.  You can say it however else you want, it was really a mess.  I was very, very disappointed.  There are things that Tim Tebow, as an NFL quarterback, he’s very limited in some things.  If you throw him in the middle of a drop-back passing offense, he will look very, very average at best.  But if you incorporate him in different facets of your offense, I think he can be a factor.  That’s what I felt we were going to do, but we never did it.

Westhoff said he thought the Jets would use Tebow as an H-back, tight end, halfback, and fullback, and then unexpectedly line him up at quarterback.  “That’s what I was expecting to see, and we didn’t do it,” Westhoff said.

Westhoff said his special-teams role with Tebow was expected to be “one percent” of Tebow’s total package.  “It was supposed to only be a fraction, and it ended up being his only role,” Westhoff said.

“I don’t think anyone’s ever really answered that question,” Westhoff said.  “Why didn’t we do it?  I honestly don’t know.  I know we didn’t practice it.  We didn’t practice it in training camp.  We were gonna unveil it.  Well, I’m still waiting for the unveiling.”

We all are.  Including Tebow

“It was a distraction, and really a shame,” Westhoff said.

He’s right.  Regardless of whether you like or don’t like Tebow as a player or a person, he led the Broncos to the final eight in 2011.  And he has an uncanny ability to make things happen, especially when everything around him falls apart.  After one year with the Jets, all of that has been forgotten — to the point where it’s looking unlikely that he’ll get a chance in 2013 or beyond to do what he did in Denver last year.

In a league where so many teams have so many bad quarterbacks, it’s amazing to think that no one will embrace what Tebow does and build an offense around it, especially since so many other teams are building offenses around quarterbacks with skills that don’t fit neatly within the mold of a drop-back passer.

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  1. bengalsstillsuck says: Jan 11, 2013 10:40 AM

    Darn this ruin my day i thought i was going to make it one day without hearing a Tebow story CMON ITS FRIDAY give us all a break.

  2. brohamma says: Jan 11, 2013 10:42 AM

    Perhaps Sanchez threatened to spill the beans on that tatt Rex has if Tebow cut into his playtime. It was either that or he would stop letting Rex and his wife enjoy his feet.

  3. ronaldjones says: Jan 11, 2013 10:42 AM

    If the Jets had only used Tebow more often…they still would’ve been a terrible team. Not sure why people are so interested in his playing or not when it wouldn’t have made a difference

  4. themanchine says: Jan 11, 2013 10:43 AM

    I’m beginning to think he’s KC bound. Reid just dealt with Vick, and Tebow is definitely less turnover & injury prone. Bring in Brunell as QB coach and Tebow could either be Reid’s next smoke & mirrors project, or be bad enough to get him a high pick again next year when there should be a top 5-10 worthy QB.

  5. wayne1693 says: Jan 11, 2013 10:48 AM

    Amen, Brother…but maybe one of the GMs with bad QBs will see the light & give Tebow his chance, thus helping put Tebow’s disgraceful treatment by the Jets in the rear-view mirror.

  6. brassknuckles47 says: Jan 11, 2013 10:51 AM

    If you like Tebow or not, that’s not the issue. He was forced on Ryan and Sparano by former GM Tannenbaum, and they responded by not playing him, possibly ruining his career. That’s not only bad management ……it’s bad football. Ryan rubbed Tannenbaum (and Tebow’s) nose in it when he sat Sanchez and put in McElroy. Tebow was lied to when going to Jets, and was the middle man in a PR move that Ryan wanted no part of.

  7. metitometin says: Jan 11, 2013 10:52 AM

    It’s horrible what the Jets did to Tebow. He deserves a shot somewhere in the NFL rather than taking his talents to Canada. Everyone saw what happened in Denver. Just floored the Jets couldn’t capitalize on that but what do you expect with that freak show of an organization. I hope the Pats and Belichick give him a shot.

  8. jhorton83 says: Jan 11, 2013 10:52 AM

    And this is why Tony Sparano was fired. Before he was hired, all you had to do was watch some Dolphins games the past couple seasons to see how unimaginative and predictable his offense is. The Jets apparently failed to pay attention to that even though they played the Dolphins twice a year. He’s completely clueless as an offensive coordinator and that was once again made abundantly clear this season.

  9. azcardinal32 says: Jan 11, 2013 10:53 AM

    I guarantee that Tebow refused to play anything but QB when he got there. But the wonderful Tebow would never be so selfish right? Hes the ultimate team player…. The importance of that perception is exactly why we haven’t heard the real reason yet.

  10. mecheng04 says: Jan 11, 2013 10:54 AM

    @themachine

    Agree. A backup in SF also makes sense for Tebow. Alex Smith is likely gone and Koepernick has a style of play that may make him injury prone. Harbaugh could adapt his offensive scheme to suit Tebow’s strengths.

  11. tannethrill says: Jan 11, 2013 11:02 AM

    Enjoy retirement and try not to take a detour through anyone’s camp before you come out of retirement this time.

  12. painsyndicate says: Jan 11, 2013 11:03 AM

    J-E-T-S!
    Mess, mess, mess!

  13. dxa5053 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:04 AM

    I really wish everyone would stop giving Tebow full credit for Denvers playoff run.. Matt Prater won alot of those games on last minute field goals, McGahee had a great year and our defense kept the score close.. While Tebow did have some nice plays, I wish you’d all stop making him out to be the only reason we did anything

  14. knackstermyea says: Jan 11, 2013 11:04 AM

    Hey Westhoff. Was it a mess?

  15. dscol715 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:04 AM

    I am not a Tebow guy at all but if there is anywhere it could ever work I think its Minnesota. There is no way they are going to fix their passing game while AP is still in his prime so why not bring in Tebow and run the ball every play with Tebow, AP and Harvin? Those three guys could be unstopable.

  16. tlmoon2112 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:05 AM

    @azcardinal32 so if Tebow refused to play anything but QB, how do you explain the kick coverage role he ended up in?

  17. spellingcops says: Jan 11, 2013 11:05 AM

    “He’s right. Regardless of whether you like or don’t like Tebow as a player or a person, he led the Broncos to the final eight in 2011. And he has an uncanny ability to make things happen, especially when everything around him falls apart. After one year with the Jets, all of that has been forgotten — to the point where it’s looking unlikely that he’ll get a chance in 2013 or beyond to do what he did in Denver last year.”
    ————————————————–
    Does everyone forget that TT had to win one out of 3 games last year to clinch the west, but could not win 1 of them? The Raiders futility had as much to do with Denver being in the final 8 as TT did. Quit making it sound like he was some kind of hero for the Broncos last season.

  18. pw1265 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:06 AM

    Who really cares about him??? he is a horrible qb that has been demoted to special teams and we are supposed to care why????
    amazing

  19. superputman says: Jan 11, 2013 11:07 AM

    Very…very… average…. at BEST as a QB. lol

    Why didn’t they use him as all of those? “I just want to be a traditional QB.” or however he worded it.

  20. larry321 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:07 AM

    And what did Westhoff have to say about the worst special teams in the league this year? Love it how this guy dumps on everyone else when his beloved ST was absolutely horrible this year. Good bye and good riddance.

  21. stevent92 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:08 AM

    Tim Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs. Period. A “more established” quarterback, with better “stats” (Kyle Orton) led them to a 2-14 record the year prior.

    Teams with “Great” QBs, namely the Steelers, Saints, Bears, Cowboys and Giants, are sitting home watching the playoffs, while the Vikings, Texans, 49ers, and Ravens advanced to the playoffs. Some of those teams’ QBs are decent, some are OK, some are awful.

    Let’s stop pretending that it takes an all-pro QB to win in this league. Depending on the make-up of the team, it does not.

    And just because you’re a great QB does not mean you are a great Leader. One thing Tebow does have is that leadership intangible that you cannot teach. If Sam Bradford still has a starting gig in this league, Tim Tebow should be starting somewhere too.

  22. bucslose says: Jan 11, 2013 11:09 AM

    Well this certainly answers one question. Some speculated that Tebow looked so bad in practice, they didnt use him in games. But not it comes out that they didnt even try these things in practice.

    What the hell was the point of picking up Tebow then, besides ruining his career completely or simply to make a splash with his name?!?!! I dont think they ever had any intention of using him. The Jets are a complete joke and a mess of a franchise.

  23. spellingcops says: Jan 11, 2013 11:09 AM

    spellingcops says: Jan 11, 2013 11:05 AM

    “He’s right. Regardless of whether you like or don’t like Tebow as a player or a person, he led the Broncos to the final eight in 2011. And he has an uncanny ability to make things happen, especially when everything around him falls apart. After one year with the Jets, all of that has been forgotten — to the point where it’s looking unlikely that he’ll get a chance in 2013 or beyond to do what he did in Denver last year.”
    ————————————————–
    Does everyone forget that TT had to win one out of 3 games last year to clinch the west, but could not win 1 of them? The Raiders futility had as much to do with Denver being in the final 8 as TT did. Quit making it sound like he was some kind of hero for the Broncos last season.
    ————————————————-
    Correction: TT did help them to the final eight, but it certainly was not because of him they made the final 12.

  24. JMB says: Jan 11, 2013 11:09 AM

    Tebow should get an opportunity… somewhere. Having said that, if I were an owner, I certainly wouldn’t invest the $100 million it would cost to “build a team around him” either. Just to much at risk…

  25. rexryanstattoo says: Jan 11, 2013 11:11 AM

    Maybe Tebow can join Merril Hoge at ESPN for his commentary on the NFL. I am sure they will hit it off just fine…

  26. ningenito78 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:11 AM

    So basically the Jets killed Jesus. Which is really crazy when you consider if you just removed the ‘T’ in ‘Jets’ and replaced it with…..

  27. enochmh2 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:11 AM

    Tebow is a cancer!!! Not Necessarily his personality but the circus he brings with him,well done jacksonville jags.

  28. lightcleric says: Jan 11, 2013 11:11 AM

    Tebow wasn’t used because Tony Sparano had no idea how to run an offense, conventional or otherwise, and Rex was too scared of what would happen if he gave him a shot.

  29. outlawjerseywhales says: Jan 11, 2013 11:12 AM

    mecheng04 says:
    Jan 11, 2013 10:54 AM
    @themachine

    “…Harbaugh could adapt his offensive scheme to suit Tebow’s strengths.”

    ————————————————–

    Performing circumcisions on third-world boys?

  30. egomaniac247 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:12 AM

    “Darn this ruin my day i thought i was going to make it one day without hearing a Tebow story CMON ITS FRIDAY give us all a break.”

    Said the guy who voluntarily clicked on the link.

    I don’t care if he’s good or not, he’s entertaining to watch so I hope he finds some playing time next season.

  31. brooklynjets says: Jan 11, 2013 11:13 AM

    “It’s horrible what the Jets did to Tebow. ” PLEASE, ENOUGH. Horrible what they did? They traded a draft pick and paid 3 million dollars for a guy who very well might not be in the league next year. I think it is outrageous that so many people are crying for Tim Tebow. The made the foolish mistake of trading for him and realized once they actually opened their eyes and say him play that he is not that good of a football player and an even worse qb. So they did not play him…..are any players assured of playing time in this league. The same writers who were bashin him as garbage are the same ones who are now his most vocal defenders and so many people are falling for this garbage. Do you want to know why Rex did not play him? Becuase he is not anNFL qb. I like Mike Westhoff and i wish him well on his public quest for a microphone but in 12 years this was the most horrendous ST unit the Jets have ahd and a lot fo it falls on him and the GM that was fired. Stop crying for Tim Tebow.

  32. nflfan1326 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:16 AM

    @themanchine Brunell accepted a position last week as head coach of Episcopal High School in Jacksonville.

  33. jonasgrumbyoftx says: Jan 11, 2013 11:18 AM

    I so thought I’d make it through the day without another story about a decidedly average backup QB. Bet if he was Muslim we’d never hear about him. Sad.

  34. misterzurkon says: Jan 11, 2013 11:19 AM

    Tim seems like a great guy, and I don’t doubt his sincerity. But it’s not that he’s an average passer. He’s a bad passer. How many NFL teams would seriously consider lining a fullback under center and asking him to maybe kinda sorta pass once in a while if he didn’t have any other options?

  35. gnorules says: Jan 11, 2013 11:21 AM

    It’s very difficult to separate Tebow the man from Tebow the QB. We all know he’s a great person and everyone seems to finally have gotten away from the worry that Tebow was going to push Jesus on everyone. So now we move on to Tebow the QB. Again we all know that he’s an average QB at best but used correctly he could do some ok things with a team, but that team is going to have to be a run based team because Tebow’s passing only really seems to excel when the play breaks down. I don’t fully buy any comments about how he led the Broncos to the playoffs because everyone with half a brain knows that the Bronco’s D kept them in all of those games a year ago, because no one is going to be bragging about Tebow’s 2 of 5 passing performance in a win a year ago. But he does just have knack to pull it out in the end.

  36. devildog911 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:22 AM

    I like Tebow but in the end he’s to blame. He had a chance to go to the Jaguars last year but instead chose the Jets. What was he thinking? Oh well, we all make bad decisions but unfortunately, his could be the end of his career.

  37. rahavort says: Jan 11, 2013 11:23 AM

    I’m not so bothered with seeing so many Tebow stories, but more bothered by the fact that EACH one has bashed him. Sure, he’s not a franchise QB but he never even really got a chance to show what he could do besides a few drives here and there during the season. Give the guy a break…even though he’s not a great QB I’ll always remember that throw to D. Thomas in OT to win the game.

  38. cup1981 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:24 AM

    I don’t like Tebow as a pure QB, but his athletic ability is unquestionable. If he gets the axe this year, I wouldn’t be against the Steelers snagging him up as a TE, H-Back, WR and an “unofficial” 3rd-string QB. With Leftwich being made of glass and Batch getting up there in age, that seems like an ideal situation to me…

    Imagine him and Big Ben in the same backfield. That’s a dangerous combo…

  39. jonsey2028 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:24 AM

    The Jets organization is like that crazy old man in the nursing home.

  40. hatesycophants says: Jan 11, 2013 11:28 AM

    Head trauma must be contagious. This guy’s “talents” are not so outstanding and unheard of that you build an offense around him. Every other guy who played QB in college, but whose skill set obviously does not translate to the pros, transitions to another position. What makes him so special? His minir accomplishments and skill set do not warrant it.

  41. twayward says: Jan 11, 2013 11:30 AM

    jets will release tebow. and then he will be signed by …. the New England Patriots. Makes too much sense. There will be ABSOLUTELY NO qb controversy at Foxboro. Bellichik will have fun chatting with his buddy Urban Meyer about how to use Tebow. Also, Josh Daniels — who drafted Tebow — is the offensive coordinator. Fits too nicely not to happen.

  42. annes22 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:30 AM

    Mike Westoff was the best special teams coach. He’s retired now, so he can say whatever he wants to say. Good job on Joe Rose this morning.
    What he’s saying is obviously what he saw this year
    in NYork, one big mess. Thanks Mike for telling the
    truth, it’s what everyone thought from the beginning. Blame Sparano and Rex for the mess.

  43. richiebburg says: Jan 11, 2013 11:30 AM

    Tebow to the Argonauts!! I’ll buy a jersey

  44. eljefe322 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:32 AM

    John Fox and Mike McCoy won a playoff game with Tebow. Yes, Peyton is much better. But Tebow is NOT worse than Mark Sanchez, Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn, Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne, any Arizona quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Christian Ponder, any Cleveland quarterback, etc. He’s more careful with the ball than a lot of QBs. I love how a bunch of bad coaches on the Jets run Tebow down. Why is their opinion trusted?

    Reminds me of when the offensive coordinator of the Raiders – a guy who had been running a bed-and-breakfast in Idaho the previous year – said Randy Moss had lost a step. Then belichick traded for him and he had the best year ever. Many coaches are idiots.

  45. lunchbox92 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:32 AM

    azcardinal32,

    Yeah, Tebow refused to play anything but QB when he got there. That explains why he lined up at punt protector throughout the year.

    More great logic from the anti-Tebow crowd.

  46. 81buckeye says: Jan 11, 2013 11:33 AM

    As a die-hard Redskins fan I cant believe I am going to say this. Would it make a little sense to bring Tebow in as a backup to RG3? I know he doesn’t have near the speed but the read option is still at the root of the plays they both run the best. Wait….Now that I think about this, we do not need this circus in Washington.

  47. patriottony says: Jan 11, 2013 11:34 AM

    Said it before and will say it again,,he gets released and the PATS/BB snag him..you watch,,you heard it here…if anybody knows how to employ him its BB.

  48. joelvis72 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:34 AM

    1% of Tebow’s total package….

    Bad joke aside, brassknuckles47 said it best.

  49. sellout1983 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:35 AM

    “I really wish people would keep talking and writting about Tim Tebow” Said nobody in the history of the world.

  50. damnws6 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:37 AM

    i love how the comment of Westoff saying Tebow is a hard worker and basically he was mismanaged and it’s unfortunate didn’t get included. typical.

  51. canyonmanterry says: Jan 11, 2013 11:48 AM

    Send him to Arizona, Cards can use a QB any QB. Well first will need a HC and a GM. first. But I really fell sorry for the kid. being prop up as they did should of been under a teaching program to develope him Not to Brain wash him by thinking he,s a great QB, He may have been or could have been?? He,s just been used and then will be tossed aside when their done with him. that all.

  52. phelbin says: Jan 11, 2013 11:49 AM

    azcardinal32 says:

    I guarantee that Tebow refused to play anything but QB when he got there. But the wonderful Tebow would never be so selfish right?

    - – - – - – - – - – -

    What are you talking about? Half his snaps were protecting the punter. The rest were gimmick wildcat plays that are usually run by a wide receiver. Hardly sounds like he refused to play any other position.

  53. j0esixpack says: Jan 11, 2013 11:55 AM

    Sounds like Westoff gets it – but neither Wrecks Ryan or Saparono did.

    Tebow is not a QB. He’s a TE/HB who can also throw the ball.

    Find a way to have him on the field and defenses will have to account for him – as a RB/TE and occasionally QB.

    A “real” QB (which may or may not be Sanchez) will then find the field more open. But Wrecks and the Jets just weren’t smart enough to figure that out.

  54. jbaxt says: Jan 11, 2013 12:02 PM

    What’s more annoying? Having to hear about Tebow or watching Ray Ray dance? The best thing is we won’t have to worry about either after this weekend.

  55. thehungariancrippler says: Jan 11, 2013 12:03 PM

    The thing the Jets did right during the season was keeping Tebow’s ass on the bench.

  56. armoderate says: Jan 11, 2013 12:04 PM

    If it was a QB coach’s assessment, I’d be interested in an informed opinion. A Special Teams coach’s evaluation of what Tebow’s strength’s and weaknesses are as a player and QB, not so much.

  57. jagtiger says: Jan 11, 2013 12:05 PM

    I just don’t understand why a less than average third string QB gets any media coverage. It’s pretty disgusting!!!!

  58. Akula says: Jan 11, 2013 12:07 PM

    Too much ink for a guys who’s 9/10th of his way out of the league.

  59. iceburgskin202 says: Jan 11, 2013 12:15 PM

    Whether or not you are a fan if Tebow he has a place on a field. The Jets just wanted another attraction to their circus. To trade for someone and then not play them is unacceptable!

  60. opneon says: Jan 11, 2013 12:18 PM

    Too bad the Jags don;t want him because he would at least sell tickets and keep the team there. Now that Cam is gone in Baltimore, maybe a new O-Coordinator could figure it out or at least light a spark under Flacco – but I don’t see that happening because Ozzie is very conservative.
    I could see a few imaginative teams working him into there package, or just send him to New England. Love’m or hate’m, the Patriots can make great players out of anyone.

  61. bucslose says: Jan 11, 2013 12:23 PM

    I wish this came out before the press conference. Now that would’ve been interesting….or not. Not like Rex ever actually answers questions directly.

  62. WatchThis says: Jan 11, 2013 12:23 PM

    Tebow wouldn’t have run into an OL’s butt and fumbled.

  63. truths4all says: Jan 11, 2013 12:25 PM

    OK Tebow haters, your worst fears may come true this off-season if a true innovative NFL coach like Harbaugh decides to sign Tebow and incorporate him into an offensive asset to their offensive attack.

    Sure that did not happen with the Jets, but then we all know that Ryan is not really a NFL head coach who could ever attempt to or make that happen. Ryan’s overwhelming losing track record only serves to verify his shoddy attempts at being an imposter of a legit NFL coach

  64. sicklnick121 says: Jan 11, 2013 12:31 PM

    I think the Raiders will sign Tebow, I dont know why I think that I just do. Maybe cause DA knew him from Denver and his Tebow style and his Defense worked well together. I just have a feeling

  65. dutchhmaster says: Jan 11, 2013 12:32 PM

    There is no benefit in bringing Tebow in as a backup. All it will do is create a QB controversy that doesn’t actually exist. Who wants to bring him in as a starter or to even compete for the starting job? Unless Tebow accepts that he’s a glorified gimmick player, he is likely on his way to the CFL.

    And as a Canadian, I am praying to my own god that this doesn’t happen.

  66. booker1974 says: Jan 11, 2013 12:48 PM

    To all those saying Tebow should or will go to New England, please answer this question. Why in the world would a coach as smart as Bill Belichick even consider taking the ball out of Tom Brady’s hands, even if only for a few plays a game, and putting it in Tim Tebow’s?

  67. moagecu says: Jan 11, 2013 12:54 PM

    I hope Tebow gets an opportunity, the more he plays the more he will prove he can’t start.

  68. swagger91 says: Jan 11, 2013 1:14 PM

    Free tebow! Yall haters keep hatin cuz God will never put more on u than u can bare…tebow will be fine rob chud just got hired as the browns coach…he better give tebow a look!

  69. thomas2727 says: Jan 11, 2013 1:17 PM

    The NFL is probably the ultimate survival of the fittest sports league in the world.

    The inference that there is a league wide conspiracy to keep Tebow for being a starting QB is laughable.

    There are teams that go for years on end looking for a franchise QB.

    Teams would be teams tripping over themselves to acquire Tebow if he were thought to be a franchise type NFL QB.

    It sure seems like he is not thought of as a franchise type QB. If he were the Broncos would not have let him go so cheaply. There was definitely not a draft pick bidding war to acquire him.

    In my mind he is at best lumped in with other guys toiling in the NFL as 2nd and 3rd string QBs.

    And save me the Tebow won a playoff game comeback. T.J. Yates won a playoff game as a rookie last season and there is no outcry to get him more snaps as a QB.

  70. NoHomeTeam says: Jan 11, 2013 1:20 PM

    azcardinal32 says: I guarantee that Tebow refused to play anything but QB when he got there. But the wonderful Tebow would never be so selfish right? Hes the ultimate team player…. The importance of that perception is exactly why we haven’t heard the real reason yet.

    ****************

    . . . and yet, he would have been an upgrade for anything the Cardinals put out there under center this year

  71. pandebailey says: Jan 11, 2013 1:30 PM

    So all 32 NFL teams decide they don’t want a player? Guess what that means? He can’t play. Period.

    Can’t believe that’s true with Timmy? Go watch his Bronco games….actually WATCH them. You’ll see enough just awful QB play to help you understand what the NFL sees. Being lucky and backing into a few wins when Cutler, Ben, etc. are hurt doesn’t make you an NFL QB.

  72. tim8450 says: Jan 11, 2013 1:36 PM

    @ Metitometin

    a much as I really do like Tebow, the Pats do not make sense.

    There is no reason to take the best player in the league off the field, Brady, and replace him with a limited QB. Not like they need help at TE or RB either. He is an offensive player and offense is not a position of need for the Patriots.

    It’s almost like saying the Texans could put Tebow in at running back.

    I wish Tebow well, he seems like a nice guy and a hard worker, but not for the Pats.

  73. steelbreeze676 says: Jan 11, 2013 1:37 PM

    What does a special teams coach know about offense? It’s not like you can make an easy transition from kickoffs and punt coverage teams to different offensive formations.

    Obviously Tebow stunk it up in practice or they would have used him. This is the NFL, not some Division III college.

  74. mungman69 says: Jan 11, 2013 1:38 PM

    God, I’m sick of all this Tebow talk.

  75. thesportgenius says: Jan 11, 2013 1:39 PM

    Trade him to Barnum & Baily for some other clown. Seriously though, what GM would want the circus he brings? And the H back TE, FB ideas…does anyone know if he can really block, run proper routes, catch…etc? As a career QB (allegedly) I’m sure he doesn’t practice those things. Seems like a stretch to invest in a below average QB with so many questions unanswered.

  76. silverhornet says: Jan 11, 2013 1:42 PM

    If I’m a team looking to fill one of the vacant head coach positions and also struggling at the qb position, I hire Mike McCoy and bring in Tim Tebow. Jacksonville makes a ton of sense.

  77. WatchThis says: Jan 11, 2013 1:45 PM

    It only creates a controversy if the starting QB is a mess, like Sanchez.

  78. amlowlife says: Jan 11, 2013 2:06 PM

    Can you feel it? It’s all winding down. The Tebow topic won’t be trending at all pretty soon. In a few years we’ll see him with Vanilla Ice on VH-1 in a “Where Are They Now?” segment.

    Hope there’s no recording conflicts with my DVR that night…

  79. legeisyaj says: Jan 11, 2013 2:10 PM

    I agree with the writers take in this little snippet of an article.

  80. geo1113 says: Jan 11, 2013 2:11 PM

    Seriously though, what GM would want the circus he brings?
    _____________

    Tebow doesn’t bring the circus. The circus feels the need to follow him.

  81. dan39564 says: Jan 11, 2013 2:23 PM

    I really don’t understand all this Tebow Hype, give it a break! There have been many College QB’s who have come and gone without a wimper, including several Heisman Trophy winners.

  82. spcoltrane says: Jan 11, 2013 2:35 PM

    I don’t know the details of Tebow’s contract, or how much of a cap hit any team would take if they took him on – he was a first round pick.

    His character is impeccable, and a lot of teams (including my Lions) would do well with having a player of his character on the squad.
    He’s also a big, strong, smart kid, and as Westhoff notes, has the potential to assist a team in a lot of ways. I’d be curious to see how he would do as a kick/punt returner, bulling his way through a crowd. He could be a significant element in a dynamic offence, if he got the chance.
    I would like to see him in Detroit’s backfield next year, as their running game needs the help, and their locker room needs the character.

    peace-out

  83. eightysixisback says: Jan 11, 2013 2:37 PM

    ningenito78 says:
    So basically the Jets killed Jesus.

    Hahahaha! I love it! Some people are definitely acting like it!

    Would the people who keep telling us about how Tebow single handedly put the broncos in the playoffs last year please look up the scores of the games they won with him at QB? Apparently there are some folks out there who were in church during those games last year because they definitely weren’t watching. I get that he is said to be a good guy but just because he is a christian and you are a christian does not mean he can play QB in the NFL. He did NOT win those games for denver last year, the defense and the kicker did. He made some good plays and he does have some skills that could keep him in the NFL, he is just not a QB.

  84. ijahru says: Jan 11, 2013 3:15 PM

    Wasn’t Westhoff the one who taught players to line-up near the field to stop the gunners on the opposing team from getting downfield on a punt and actually tripped a player. Didn’t he then blame the Patriots for his actions?

  85. deucedeuce13 says: Jan 11, 2013 3:19 PM

    What was said was “Tim is still a member of the jets, so I cannot imagine a scenario in which he would be a Jacksonville jaguar…even if released” saying even if released does not protect him from tampering.

    Tebow wouldn’t be the worst starter in the league.

  86. rollerino1 says: Jan 11, 2013 3:48 PM

    I’ve just changed my opinion about old peg leg! I’m glad someone finally had the acorns to tell the truth about that situation.

  87. millivanillididntlipsync says: Jan 11, 2013 4:05 PM

    Stevent92

    Tebow was NOT the reason the Broncos went to the playoffs. Period. Yes Kyle Orton was 2-14 as the qb in 2010. HOWEVER if you would’ve done your research you’d see that in 2010 the Broncos defense was last in the league…. Which resulted in drafting Von Miller and improving the defense. In 2011, the Broncos defense finished 13th.

    So while they need Oakland to lose to get into the playoffs, weeks prior they also need a Bears Rb Marion Barber to run out of bounds, thus not running out the clock and then Prater knocking a 59 yd field goal to tie and then another 50+ yd FG to win.

    Nowhere does any of that have to do with Tebow. PERIOD.

    These are facts…

  88. sactogary says: Jan 11, 2013 4:09 PM

    pandebailey says:Jan 11, 2013 1:30 PM

    So all 32 NFL teams decide they don’t want a player? Guess what that means? He can’t play. Period. …
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    Yeah, Kurt Warner should have just accepted their decision that he wasn’t good enough.

  89. firstroyal says: Jan 11, 2013 4:13 PM

    That is because Michelle Ryan is not a tebow fan

  90. malab377 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    richiebburg says:

    Tebow to the Argonauts!! I’ll buy a jersey

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    Tebow can’t play for the Argonauts because Montreal has the rights on him. Know your football! If you can call CFL football…
    That being said, like Tebow or not, the Jets destroyed his career. You just can’t to that. But hey, it’s the Jets… the worst franchise in the NFL…

  91. ridgeavenuehr says: Jan 11, 2013 4:59 PM

    I would just like to see him play. In think the whole country wanted to see him play-why wouldn’t you?

  92. randomguy9999 says: Jan 11, 2013 5:59 PM

    Tebow seems like a great person, maybe, if you believe the hype.

    but anybody in football saw that the Denver thing was a freak occurrence enabled by a series of games controlled by their D that got Tebow within one score to pull it out….

    3 years on Tebow still can’t throw… and last time I checked NFL QBs need to be able to throw….

    end of story…. and his career

  93. 2ruefan says: Jan 11, 2013 6:40 PM

    It absolutely always cracks me up that on every Tebow post is a host of people saying “Please, no more Tebow comments”..
    Yet… for every single Tebow Post there are at least 10 (if not 20) times the amount of comments on ANY OTHER POST no matter what the content.

    Still amazes me why so many people love to hate this guy.

    Not sure if it’s an anti-Christianity statement or what.

    But it continues to amaze me the blind hatred so many people have for this guy, including making things up about what he said or did to make him look like a bad guy.

    Meanwhile Ray Lewis (cleared of obstructing justice in a bloody, vicious murder) is revered as the Patron Saint of Football.

    Sad statement about our society I think…

  94. freebledsoe says: Jan 11, 2013 6:44 PM

    He’s still a great athlete, but a quarterback he is not. Nobody is going to give him the starting QB job on an NFL team, if they want to keep their job.

    That said, I could see him transitioning to tight end, could be great there. Maybe tailback. He has a place in the NFL if he is able to switch positions.

  95. monropoobah says: Jan 11, 2013 9:49 PM

    i don’t hate tebow at all. never liked the god is on my side thing too much. too bad the jets didn’t do at least something with him, but qb? no. let somebody else build something around what he can do (a ridiculous thought in my view).

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