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New York Jets Acquisition of Tim Tebow: Thoughts & Opinions

Last week the New York Jets made moves to bring Tim Tebow to the New York Jets from the Denver Broncos.  Many have speculated as to how Tim Tebow would be used.  Considering the contract extension to Mark Sanchez, how would this trade impact his starting status?  Was this a move to mix things up and have more of an on field presence?  Or was Damien Woody right in stating this was a move to help the Jets sell season tickets and PSL’s?

We as fans, the media, and the alternative media can speculate all we want.  Only the Jets know for sure how Tebow is to be used.  By unlike others, I have no comment on this trade.  Once Tim Tebow gets into training camp, the pre season, and the regular season, then I will make my decision.  If a player has yet to step foot on a field for a team, how can one make a true assessment of how that player’s abilities?  Sure he did well in Florida and Denver, but he has yet to play for New York.

Everyone was excited about Brett Favre coming to the Jets.  But all that hype and play ended in a 9-7 season.  So all we can do is wait and see how Tebow settles into his position as the Jets back up QB and see what his on field performance is like.

I took a little time to give more details on my opinions of Tim Tebow being traded to the Jets and recorded them for all to see:

That Was One Hell Of A Ride!

As I sit here I keep thinking about the Jets 30-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts today.  The Jets proved to many they are one of the NFL’s top teams.  Mark Sanchez completed 17 out of 30 passes for 257 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.  They did more in the air than on the ground, and that includes scoring.  Darelle Revis kept Reggie Wayne in check for most of the game and the Jets defense was doing what they needed to do.   But early pressure on Manning didn’t hold up and he showed why he won an unprecedented fourth MVP award this season, working with Pierre Garcon, a sixth-round pick from last year who caught four passes in his first season, and rookie Austin Collie, a fourth-round pick. They looked like perennial all-stars as Manning completed 26 of 39 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns with Garcon (11 catches, 151 yards) and Collie (7, 123) combining for 274 yards against the league’s No. 1-ranked defense.

When the Jets lost nickel cornerback Donald Strickland to a groin injury early in the game, the Colts immediately went to three-receiver packages, confident their youngsters could win against the bottom of the Jets’ depth chart. The Colts also adjusted with three-step dropswhich gave Manning mroe time to throw the ball and open it up in the air.  Also, with Shonn Greene hurting his midsection Thomas Jones had to be the lone back for a bit.  The second half proved to the be the Jets unraveling.   The Colts seized control in the third quarter. A 4-yard touchdown pass to Garcon put Indianapolis ahead 20-17. A 15-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dallas Clark early in the fourth quarter put the Colts up 27-17, and they tacked on a Matt Stover field goal to make what had been a competitive game look lopsided and send first-year head coach Jim Caldwell to the Super Bowl as just the fifth coach in league history to make it to the big game in his rookie season.  Even with Jay Feely’s two missed field goal’s, the Jets still needed more on offense.

The Jets hung in there and showed they can hang with the more experienced teams in the league.  For the first time in a long time, they were taken seriously.  Even after finishing the season 9-7 and people saying they backed into the playoffs, they showed they deserved to be there.  Teams with Number one ranked defense’s,  great rushing, creative offsive should be in the final four and the AFC Championship game.  It does not matter how you finish the season, it is the impact you make in the postseason that matters.  Rex Ryna talked the talk and had a team to back up his words.  Today’s only problem was, they were facing Peyton Manning.  Rex needed to change up the defense in the 2nd half.  For Rex’s first year he did a better job than many previous Jets’ Head Coaches.   He has a team willing to back him up in any situation, something the Jets have been missing from their players in the past.

Next year will be a new year and a building year.  They have a lot of success to build on and they can go a long way next year.  New year, new stadium.  Jets fans have a reason to be proud about this season.  They silenced the doubters.  I sat here nerbous and wanted them to hold onto the lead.  My heart was pounding and believe me, I was hoping they would pull it off.  Once Manning got on a roll, I knew we had a great ride and the Jets did their fans proud.  We have nothing to be ashamed of.  We know in 8 months there is a new season and new possibilities.  The Jets will have a great year next year and once again make us all proud to be Jets fans.

One quick story.  My father was on his way to the AFL Championship game in 1968.  He was speeding and ended up getting pulled over.  He waaround number 12 in a line of cars pulled over for tickets.  My father knew he was wrong and was going to be late for kick off.  He called a cop over and said he knew he was speeding and deserved the ticket.  He then told the officer he had tickets to the Jets game and showed him the tickets.  The officer said he would be back.  About 5 minutes later my father received his ticket before the other cars pulled over.  He zoomed out of there and made it to Shea before kick off.  Now to finish watching overtime of the Vikings/Saints game.   Looks like the Saints will face the Colts.  That did not take long.  Brett Favre, serves him right.

Basck to Basics

Here I have sat, where most of the TV time has been spent on the Brett Favre affair. Now I have not been here all day,I was out and about on this hot and humid day. Just when the TV has been on, it has been on sports. From hearing Brett was on a plane from Hattiesburg, MS to Vikings training camp to seeing him jog out onto the field in his number 4 practice jersey. He will be starting for the Vikings this Friday night against the chiefs. As a Jets fan I have already gotten over the love affair. For other fans of Favre and Vikings fans I wish you the best with the drama he totes around in those bags on his shoulders. Jets fans have enough drama at QB this year anyway.
The Brett Favre signing has been a nice distraction today. From everything else that has been going on over the past week. From working the phones and pulling my hair out to a clear head and a sure sign that things to come are only going to get better. I wrote before about going back to when I thought i had things figured out. Well, now I am sure I do. Had to look at myself from the other side of the mirror, take a good judgmental look at myself. Done being behind a desk for now. It was wearing on me. I was getting fried doin g the same thing day in and day out. Not just the past few months, but over the years.
For the longest time I was just never prepared. Never really got a grip on the future or gave it much thought. Never planned ahead, not even for a career. Never set a base to grow on and learn from. I have a better idea now of things so that is why I need to begin anew. I will elaborate more later.
Will have the new website up and running very soon. I am going to go into pull details there. Did not want to begin something big when I will have to continue it elsewhere. But tomorrow I will touch base on a few things. I thought I had it all together, when I set a path that it would all be found along the way. Man, I was so mistaken. I should have stopped and asked for directions long ago. Or consulted those that would give me an honest answer. I should have done things for myself and not think others would do things for me years ago. I got used to that kind of thing and let it keep going.
OK, I said I would not go on and I am, lol. I really did get a good look at myself over the past few months and realized a lot of things. Man my head has had a lot of clutter thrown out. But there are still things up there so do not think about any empty head jokes. Knowing who you and and what you do makes it easier to lead a better and fruitful life. I have just begun to realize both of those things.