Jets want Tebow to bulk up to 250 and more in NFL Daily Digest.
Well if that is the case, Mark Sanchez is the defacto starting QB in New York as the Jets are asking Tim Tebow to add more muscle weight according to ESPN.
The request is being made to assumingly allow him to take the hits that he will have to take to run the team’s wildcat package, handle special teams duties and more-than-likely be involved in a series of plays that will allow both he and Sanchez to be on the field at the same time.
The latter is not something that has come out of camp but if Rex Ryan stays true to form, he and OC Tony Sparano will not resist the opportunity to play both cards and the same time.
Let’s Get This Done:–The daily saga As The Colt Turns continues to shine on as ESPN is reporting that the team is looking to trade McCoy for next to nothing.
It seems that they want to spare his pride by not outright releasing him. There is nothing that says ‘I still have value’ like getting traded for a 7th round pick.
Ball’s In Your Court: Today is the day that Steelers fans have been waiting for. In a game of contractual chicken either WR Mike Wallace was going to give in and sign his restricted free agent tender or the team was going to slash his 2012 salary from $2.72 million to $577,000 as permitted by the CBA.
In what appears to be the ultimate olive branch, the Steelers are not going to play hard ball as they indicated that they will not punch Wallace in the financial family jewels according to Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
GM Kevin Colbert stated that they were never going to throw Wallace off the cliff.
“That’s never been an intention of ours,” Colbert said. “We want him to get a long-term deal that he deserves and I am real confident that we will be able to do that because when both sides want the same thing, it is only a matter of time.”
We all know Wallace wants elite money but the Steelers have now made Wallace the bad guy by not exercising their rights to reduce his 2012 money.
Still Smoking: Much was made about a battery of comments that Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano made about RB LeGarrette Blount’s issues with securing the football.
When the team drafted Doug Martin in the first round, the writing was on the wall for Blount to take a backseat to the perceived every down back out of Boise State.
So far the reports have been that Blount is holding on to all of the first team reps as minicamps move forward.
This will be one of the more interesting position battles of the summer. We still have Martin as the guy by the start of the regular season.