Jets Players Are Not Afraid to Attach Their Names to Comments
Added by Courtney Aurillo on April 2, 2012.
I don’t know what to write about without repeating what we already know. So readers will have to settle for me sounding off and elaborating on a few events that have been in Jets news…
This past week has been relatively quiet, except for some players chiming in on the most drastic trade of the off-season to date. D’Brickashaw Ferguson has shown mixed emotions about the effect Tebow will have on not only Gang Green, but Mark (Sanchez) personally. Santonio Holmes … well, he just wants to play football. Darrelle Revis is not questioning Tebow’s on-field performance, but the potential off-field mayhem. Revis has said the locker room was crazy before, and it will be even crazier with the Tebow Circus in town. I, too, have mentioned this. I call it “the great divide,” and it gives a whole new meaning to Tebow raising his arms to part the sea. Not only will personalities clash, but Tebow’s every move (at least 20 of them) will make spectators scrutinize Mark’s performance. I think this is the most unfair thing to do to a franchised player, especially since Mark is a great quarterback, and Tebow is just a great football player, according to Rex Ryan.
Speaking of Mr. Ground-and-Pound, the fairy tale of Tebow as a backup quarterback is now morphing into a mini series. I am not referring to Hard Knocks part deux, but the array of possible positions Ryan is planning to use Tebow for. We all know (and are sick of hearing about) the famed Wildcat. Who cares the Jets have been the most successful Wildcat team in the past? They were successful WITHOUT Tebow at the reigns. In the words of my new favorite SNY all-star, Ray Lucas, the Wildcat has brought teams to the play-offs, but has never led to a championship win. In comes the magic of Mike Westhoff and the recently successful Special Teams. Tebow is better at blocking and running than he is throwing. Listen, we all know I AM NOT a fan of this trade, but we DO have to use our weapons wisely. As I have said before, he is no Jeremy Kerley, but focusing and utilizing Tebow’s strengths can only help us, so let’s go for it. The move for Special Teams is more realistic than always going for a 2 point conversion.
And, speaking of Hard Knocks, I can only imagine how many gallons of coffee would be consumed during those editing sessions. Nothing has been determined at the moment, as NFL Films has not yet decided on a team to follow. If the Jets are chosen again, I believe the number of viewers will skyrocket past the American Idol audience, and Arthur Nielsen may turn over in his grave. Do the Jets really need the hype? Of course they don’t. Or do they? Last time I checked, players were needed to win games, not for overexposure. Fans and haters (don’t deny it, Patriot fans) alike will get an inside look at the locker room and chemistry (or lack thereof) on the field during practices. Would it be a good move? Who knows. Would I watch? Hell yes!