TEBOW REFUSES TO PLAY SUNDAY IN WILDCAT
Tim Tebow finally stood up for himself. After learning last week he wouldn’t start for the benched Mark Sanchez against the San Diego Chargers, he told his coaches not to put him in any Wildcat packages, according to a source.
Good for him.
The nice guy showed he no longer wanted to be a part of the Jets’ season-long ruse.
His star has fallen far and fast with the Jets. And not because he has underperformed, but rather because he has never been given a chance.
Tebow took his place on the sideline on Sunday to watch the underwhelming Greg McElroy get sacked 11 times in the Jets’ 27-17 loss to San Diego.
It should have been Tebow’s game to win or lose.
When Rex Ryan decided to activate all three quarterbacks without naming a backup for the game, Tebow became the NFL’s version of an innocent bystander.
Sanchez held the clipboard, charting plays tethered to offensive coordinator Tony Sparano’s side. Tebow spent most of the game stalking the sidelines with his hands in the warmer pouch hanging from his hips.
Ryan and Tebow strained credibility after the game, first the coach saying they had practiced all week using receiver Jeremy Kerley taking snaps out of the Wildcat because it added an element of surprise to the passing game. And then Tebow played good soldier, never mentioning that he had asked out, with his “team-first" comments.
“I was just trying to help the team any way I can," Tebow said.
How can he help the team standing on the sidelines?
“Try to be encouraging. Try to be a leader on the sidelines," Tebow said.
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