The Jets, for some reason, opened up their practice session to the media Thursday, and I bet you'll never guess upon whom the media coverage focused.
OK, I'll tell you. It was Tim Tebow. Word from New Jersey is that he struggled. Here are details from Jenny Vrentas at The Star-Ledger:
Some of Tebow's passes came out a bit high. He was picked off on back-to-back passes in 7-on-7 drills, by Bart Scott and new Jets safety Yeremiah Bell. Tebow finished 6-for-8 in the nine snaps he took in 11-on-11 team drills, by an unofficial count.
There are two ways we can look at this: One, it's evidence that the Jets acquisition of Tebow was a mistake, and that he's an awful quarterback who will never, ever be good. I don't recommend this way.
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Or two, these are relaxed seven-on-seven drills in OTAs, with plays Tebow's never run before, and he's not going to be the quarterback there anyway, so none of this matters, even a little bit, in terms of projecting Tebow's performance with the Jets in 2012. This is less than nothing. That's the approach I'd recommend.
Also, Mark Sanchez was said to have looked terrific, so there's further evidence that a Thursday OTA in May means absolutely nothing.
Tebow didn't just work at quarterback, though. When the Jets ran through their punt plays, Tebow was back there as the personal punt protector. There was no word on how he performed there, but I think it's pretty hard to mess that up.
Stick with Shutdown Corner this summer for all of your Tim Tebow minutiae.
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