Mar 26; Florham Park, NJ, USA; Newly acquired New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow addresses the media at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
I feel like I need to balance out the negativity that surrounds every move that Tebow makes. You all know that unlike a lot of people here, I have no problem with the move. The fact that we gave up little to get a good teammate and a player that is still developing. First of all surrounding the press conference, if Tebow had signed to back-up as a starter but still get snaps in other areas with any other team; they are calling a press conference, the demand was there. The same media that are slating it (with absolutely no actual player quotes) are the same guys battling for front and centre today. The same guys who ate up every single secound of that press conference and will be the first guys to huddle around Tebow for quotes at every single step of the way.
Numerous times today, the questions were asked to stir controversy. No other reason at all, and Tebow, batted them away and re-focused the questions on the team and the Jets going forward. Numerous times they tried to get him to speak about his faith and beliefs. So instead of just continue to mock the move and the press conference, lets have a look at what he actually said in relation to the Jets and moving forward with Mark Sanchez:
People have tweeted me that they support every single Jets player.....the next tweet relates to Tim Tebow sucking. Lets not be those fans, the guys who would rather lose with Sanchez than win with Tebow. Sanchez is a better QB, you can disagree with the move, but it's time to move on. Lets not split into Team Sanchez and Team Tebow and other such pathetic middle school factions.
He's a Jets, it's about time we actually started supporting a class act like Tim.
"I think one misconception is that people think the Wildcat is a direct snap to a running back, you fake it and run power, outside zone or inside zone," he said. "To have the ability to have five or six people who can touch the ball on every single play, I think it can be confusing, it can make defenses play slow. When you have a great offensive coordinator like Coach Sparano putting together packages and plays, I think it can be effective."
"From my conversations with him, he was excited about working with me and I'm excited about working with him (Sanchez)," Tebow, wearing a sharp gray suit with light-green-patterned tie, told reporters. "I have a lot of respect for him as a football player and a person. He's always handled himself with a lot of class and integrity and won a lot of games as a quarterback. I think we'll have a great working relationship, supporting each other in our roles. I'm excited about that opportunity and hopefully we'll be able to thrive together.