July 27, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) calls a play at the line during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE
I'm sure that most of you guys know that a little while ago an article surfaced that the Jets were going to use Tim Tebow as the red-zone quarterback, and then on Thursday the Jets revealed a few wrinkles with Tebow in at the goal line during Training Camp.
All through the first week at camp we have heard about Tebow struggling throwing the football, however Thursday we saw what he can and will bring to the table. In four plays at the goal line, he rushed for two touchdowns, passed for another and handed the ball off with the 4th.
"We've got to get it in the end zone," Sanchez said. "I don't care. Whatever we have to do, and coach Sparano is going to be the judge there on what exactly he wants. But if that's what he wants, and that's what puts it in the end zone, fine. We'll drive it 99 yards and he can run it in. It doesn't matter."
"It's bigger than what one person on this team wants," he said. "We really are in the business of winning and we have to be selfless, myself included."
"If it's him, 1-on-1 with a defender and a tackler, my money's on Tim," Sanchez said. "He's got this will about him to put into the end zone."
I love this kind of attitude from Sanchez. The only thing that matters in football is scoring, stopping the other team from scoring and ultimately winning games, it really is that simple. If I am putting money on a QB to take it into the endzone from the 10 yard line to the goal line, then I'm putting it on Tebow.
Sanchez is the starter and it clearly showed why all week with his superior passing ability. Fans heckled and booed Tebow as some of his passes wobbled through the air. That portion of the training camp was for Sanchez, that's his role this year, to move the football down the field.
Thursday and towards the end of the week, we saw Tebow's role and the same fans who heckled him earlier, were probably cheering for him when he scored three out of four times and probably would have scored on the 4th as well if he had not handed it off to Ganaway (Who fumbled it).
To me, everything is taking shape and it seems that everyone is on board.