T-T-T-Tebow And The Jets
I feel like I have a pretty strong stomach for the most part. It takes a lot to make me queasy, but there a couple things that are just too much for me to handle.
Jose Cuervo? Come on, I just ate!
Clubbing baby seals? Just the thought of it makes me sick.
Tim Tebow media coverage? ENOUGH! I can’t take it! Please, make it stop!
The crazy thing about the current Tebow situation is that the media is not only forcing mainstream America to care about a backup quarterback, but the gut-wrenching amount of press is actually having an effect on how the Jets operate. You may disagree, but I honestly believe that all of the unnecessary Tebow coverage has convinced Rex Ryan and the Jets that giving His Holiness some reps is a good idea. The only other thing I can think of is that media outlets are paying the Jets to play him so they have something to talk about.
Think about it…Rex Ryan has been subbing Tebow in at the tail end of productive offensive drives…WHY?! Clearly, the smart thing to do is take a capable passer (I’m being generous) out of the game and replace him with a guy who can’t throw, right? It makes so much sense to pull the guy who is in a groove and clicking with his teammates in favor of a backup quarterback who couldn’t throw a spiral to save his life. Oh wait…maybe that DOESN’T make sense. It does make dollars and cents, though, so why not give it a shot?
If I was a defensive coordinator of a team preparing to play the Jets, I would probably spend a grand total of five minutes game-planning for Timmy. Here’s how my speech to my defense would go…
“Look…we all hate this guy. Have you seen his interviews? He just picks a word-of-the-day and repeats that word until the interview is over. Oh, right…the game plan. Um, the dude can’t throw. If he’s in the game, he’s running it.”
That’s it. That’s all you have to do.
It’s just sad to see a formerly proud organization like the New York Jets become this team full of underwhelming gimmicks. As if Rex Ryan wasn’t gimmicky enough on his own…add Tim Tebow to the mix? Goodnight!
The Jets have been reduced to a back-and-forth battle between Tebow and Ryan to see who can get the most unnecessary airtime. Rex Ryan just announced to the media that he brings in “sleep specialists” to work with his guys. Really? Is that a real thing? I guess if the Jets players got more sleep they would spend less time watching their coach and backup quarterback dominate headlines every night.
I don’t know if sleep specialists are real or not, but I do know that Rex’s latest media ploy means one thing, and one thing only…
It’s your move, Tim. Go out there and…take off your shirt in the rain…or something.