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The smart thing to do.

Everyone is fully aware that the Jets plans for Tim Tebow did not work out last season. Now there is alot of speculation as to why it didn't work out and where does this leave the relationship. First let me address the why it didn't work out. I do not buy into the Tebow was terrible at practice theory or the Jets are trying to ruin his career theory. The Jets season started off terribly with injuries to key players. During training camp receivers were regularly injured. This is particularly troubling when you are putting in a new offense. As the season progressed fixing the offense was forefront and the Coaches felt Mark Sanchez would be o.k. in the long run. Putting Tebow in would hurt his progress and they didn't have time to get the needed reps for Tebow's offense to be effective. If you can't run the regular offense how can you spend time on the extra one? They made major mistakes in not using Tebow where he could have been super effective as in 3rd and short and goal line offense. Also, they stayed with Mark too long and should have pulled the trigger and put Tebow in as the starter. Since they did not do so, they got to the point where it was obvious jobs were on the line. No one wanted to be the fall guy for the Tebow deal. It was basically Rex versus Tanny. If Tebow had come in and done well, Rex takes the fall for not doing it sooner. The way Rex played it it was Tanny's idea and Sparano couldn't be creative enough or just refused to play him. Tebow became a pawn in the who gets fired game. I think based on what I am hearing that Idzick is doing the smart thing. Why not keep Tebow around and let him compete for QB? If he doesn't win it you can still use him in special packages or get him to play other positions or cut him. Tebow is too good a football player not to at least see what you can do with him. I don't see the circus happening around him again because this GM will manage it. The Jets did that to themselves last year with the press conference,etc. They really don't have anything to lose and have the chance of low risk/high reward. If a trade comes through maybe trade him but the smart thing to do is hang on to him and let's see what we really have in Tim Tebow.
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