August 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) runs off the field after warmups before game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE
Even the Manhattan project wasn't protected half as much as the secrecy of the Jets new look Wildcat package, however the wait is over, Rex Ryan confirmed to reporters that the Jets will be running the package this weekend when they take on the Buffalo Bills at Metlife Stadium:
"I think if we don't," Ryan said, "everybody's going to be like, 'Wait a second. You guys have been saying about this Wildcat, and we haven't even seen one snap of it.' But, sure, we're going to run some Wildcat. There's no doubt."
"I can understand that there's a lot of interest there," Ryan said, "but it's kind of funny, really. We're just trying to field a good football team any way possible. I said from Day One, I thought Tim was an outstanding football player, and the fact we're using him as a personal protector, the fact he can run Wildcat, we've said that from Day One.
"We just haven't put it out there in the preseason games. I guess we'll find out on Sunday how much we'll use him that particular week."
I have openly said this off-season that I believe that the wrinkle that the Jets will employ with Tebow will help us win football games. I have absolutely no evidence because we just haven't seen it, I'm basing this on the fact that teams will have to game-plan for it and having Tebow run with the football but also capable of throwing a completion gives me a lot of confidence.
I know he has a poor motion and has some serious accuracy issues but I've seen him complete some very difficult throws both at college and in Denver. I can't wait to see this in action, I have a lot more faith in this offense than a lot of people and the fact we will be unveiling this increases that faith.
As Tito mentioned in a recent article, there are a lot of things the Jets can do with this package, rather than just a straight forward wildcat formation we can spread things out and put Tim in the shotgun, a position he is much more comfortable with from his college days.