Tim Tebow publicly stands by Mark Sanchez
The Jets backup quarterback is not taking the bait in regards to throwing current starter Mark Sanchez under the bus.
The New York Daily News is currently running comments from Tebow that may be some of the most assertive that he has ever put forth.
“I just want to do the best I can with whatever role that they give me, provide enthusiasm and energy every time I get the opportunity, but also from the sidelines or wherever I am,” Tebow said. “I’ll just be a good teammate, encourage guys and when, given opportunities, just try and make the most of them.”
The Tebow to plain English translator spits that back out as something like this. I’ll sit back and let Mark do himself in, be a great cheerleader and when they eventually put me in, I’ll lead the team to some thrilling fourth quarter victories.
Tebow went onto say that he has love for Sanchez.
“Me and Mark have a great relationship and we’re not worried about that,” he said.”We’re not worried about what others are saying . . . I think our relationship is a lot deeper than that.”
Call it what you want to.
If we are being honest, it looks like the Jets don’t have a quarterback on the roster that is a consistent winner.
I feel for Sanchez. The Jets offensive line is not making life easier for either him or running back Shonn Greene who is also struggling.
Still, he can’t play lights out in the first game of the year and perform at a mediocre level moving forward.
Somewhere in the Jets’ second game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, his heart checked out. In the victory against the Miami Dolphins, Sanchez was not the driving force behind that win and as matter of fact the deep connection to Holmes in overtime was an ugly duck of a ball that looked like…a Tebow ball.
The Jets are currently the worst team in the AFC even if they do possess a 2-2 record.
To move out of this assesment they need to get their offense in gear.
This week, you’re going to hear calls for guys such as Terrell Owens, Plaxico Burress and Chad Johnson to replace Holmes.
With a talented receiver in Stephen Hill ready to return from a hamstring injury, adding more drama to this situation is probably not wise.
Coach Rex Ryan is standing by Sanchez for the moment in the media. If his words are true, he needs to work with him privately to step his game up as both a player and as a leader of men.