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Ryan Mallett shaken up, Tim Tebow enters game


Patriots second-string quarterback Ryan Mallett departed Friday’s preseason opener at Philadelphia after being hit in the chest on a pass rush late in the second quarter.

Mallett’s specific injury is unknown.

Tim Tebow, the Pats’ third-string quarterback, replaced Mallett. His first two passes fell incomplete. One was a little short, with the other a little too long for his intended receiver. He was sacked on the next play, a third down, and the Patriots were forced to punt.

On the Patriots’ final series of the first half, Tebow threw two passes. One was deflected and landed incomplete, while the other was a dump-off to running back Leon Washington that gained 15 yards to end the half.

UPDATE 10:19 p.m. ET: Mallett suffered a head injury, the club said.

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29 Responses to “Ryan Mallett shaken up, Tim Tebow enters game”
  1. dlbpatsfan says: Aug 9, 2013 9:21 PM

    And so it begins…..

  2. rcali says: Aug 9, 2013 9:32 PM

    Tebow Nation. God bless!

  3. sabatimus says: Aug 9, 2013 9:35 PM

    Looked like it could’ve been a concussion, but Mallet seemed lucid on the sidelines.

  4. culturalelitist says: Aug 9, 2013 9:50 PM

    Tebow’s incomplete passes and lost yardage are the fault of unchristian receivers, satanic defenders and the liberal media.

  5. 8man says: Aug 9, 2013 9:59 PM

    Tebow should be catching passes, not throwing them. Just put the rock in this kid’s hands and see what he can do.

  6. tikisays says: Aug 9, 2013 9:59 PM

    Tebow will say a prayer for Ryan Mallett-our father who art in heaven,please leave Ryan Mallett on the sideline so I can be the #2 qb. Amen!!.

  7. idothis2 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:04 PM

    TEBOW TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. sean6886 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:07 PM

    What? You mean Tejus didn’t perform his usual miracle & win the game single-handedly while healing the sick? How can that be? His worshipers promised me this.

  9. idothis2 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:10 PM

    one down one to go then it’s all tebow all the time!

  10. pinion8ted says: Aug 9, 2013 10:15 PM

    Tonight, he looked like the guy who couldn’t beat out Mark Sanchez last year.


  11. tedmurph says: Aug 9, 2013 10:20 PM

    Time to switch to the Sox game.

  12. dannyreneau says: Aug 9, 2013 10:36 PM

    Alright, you’ve tested him at QB now make him a TE, Bill and get some solid use out of him. I really just want to see the kid play the game, no matter what position that is.

  13. b1unt3d says: Aug 9, 2013 10:50 PM

    4 for 12 and 55 yards.. Sounds about right. Why is this guy still pretending to be a quarterback?

  14. mrvikingsfan11 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:00 PM

    Go Tebow Go.

  15. crappygovernment says: Aug 9, 2013 11:12 PM

    Watch your ACL Tom Brady!

  16. waitstop says: Aug 9, 2013 11:23 PM

    It’s silly that I’m actually interested. Why it’s this guy so fascinating a story?

  17. richdaddy1231 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:36 PM

    Tebow = overated he can’t even complete a pass against 2nd and 3rd string…sad

  18. pettergriffen says: Aug 9, 2013 11:41 PM


  19. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 10, 2013 5:58 AM

    four-of-twelve for 55 yards against a vanilla, third-string defense that didn’t game plan? OUCH!!! Even First Take Skippy might be hard pressed to embellish positives from this one…

  20. cwk22 says: Aug 10, 2013 8:18 AM

    Tebow ran well. Make him a TE and/or a full back.

  21. brazzz01 says: Aug 10, 2013 9:42 AM


    Nothing else matters in any Patriots story.

  22. sogooda says: Aug 10, 2013 10:36 AM

    Tebow Time is backup QB time? I just don’t get it. It’s not like Brady went down…

  23. eatitfanboy says: Aug 10, 2013 10:52 AM

    I watched parts of 4 different games over the last 2 nights and probably saw 12 different QBs play, including ones I have never ever heard of in my life.

    Tim Tebow was easily the worst of all of them.

  24. saucegarbonzo says: Aug 10, 2013 12:50 PM

    Oh the tragedy in New England. If losing Welker to free agency wasn’t bad enough now Gronk is on his death bed, Hernandez is headed for the death chamber and Tim Tebow’s passing around Jesus loves you pamphlets in the lockerroom. If Brady can’t get that hickey from his housekeeper off his neck this season’s a wrap.

  25. surfinbird1 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:43 PM

    Always wanted this kid to get a fair shot,but after what I saw last night he is taking up a valuable roster spot. Cut him loose Bill,and btw, Mallet sucks. No touch on the ball at all. Wish Hoyer was back.

  26. zeke2517 says: Aug 10, 2013 3:18 PM

    Remember last year when everybody made a big deal every time Tebow farted? Now nobody talks about him.

    If I didn’t know better I’d think that the our most honorable sports media might be a little biased against the Jets.

  27. pastabelly says: Aug 10, 2013 5:48 PM

    Tom Brady better not get hurt. Mallet really has no feel for the game or touch on his passes. It hurts watching him. “Having said that” (credit Seinfeld), he’s better than Tebow.

  28. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 10, 2013 10:51 PM

    Tebow will become the Patriots human victory cigar like Red Auerbach lighting one up in Boston at the end of a blow out game.

  29. CKL says: Aug 11, 2013 3:30 PM

    zeke2517 says:
    Aug 10, 2013 3:18 PM
    Remember last year when everybody made a big deal every time Tebow farted? Now nobody talks about him.

    If I didn’t know better I’d think that the our most honorable sports media might be a little biased against the Jets.
    No one talks about him much now because his team didn’t bring him in for introductory pressers and his HC doesn’t say much about him. He treats him like he’s just another player. That’s how you tamp down the rabid media. I don’t think the NYJ powers that be wanted to tamp down the media surrounding Tebow, I think they wanted to encourage it so they were talked about.

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