Rex Ryan Needs To Bring "Tebow Time" Back Into Our Lives
By: The Football Girl | Posted: October 01, 2012
The term “Tebow Time” did not just appear out of thin air. It was coined somewhere in between Tim Tebow’s first and SIXTH 4th quarter comeback last season while the starting quarterback in Denver.
So it would make perfect sense that yesterday with Mark Sanchez struggling and the Jets down several scores, looking for their first points, at home, they would trot in Tebow to try and provide any sort of positive spark.
Nope. Rex Ryan started the game with Mark Sanchez and he was determined to let Sanchez finish the game, even if it was to a background of swirling boos. The 49ers crushed the Jets 34-0. Sanchez’s final numbers for the game: 13 for 29, 109 yards passing. One interception. One lost fumble. Passer rating of 39.9. His actual performance was much worse.
Why exactly did Ryan not let Tebow take over the reins Sunday? He didn’t want to create a quarterback controversy. Smart move, when a quarterback controversy is a pointless distraction. But guess what? Ryan didn’t need to bring out Tebow to create a controversy -- Sanchez has done it all by himself. He’s the most ineffective passer in the league this season and has shown little signs of hope. Continuing to roll with Sanchez at his current level of play has to be demoralizing to the wide receiver corps, locker room as a whole, and hinder whatever upward trajectory may be left in the mistake-prone quarterback.
Meanwhile you have the Tebow machine, who for all his mechanical flaws and overly rah-rah personality, simply knows how to win. He’s clutch. His team went to the playoffs last year – and won a game – all while Sanchez and Ryan were starting their offseason vacations.
Ryan has been very obstinate in his devotion to Mark Sanchez, and he may lose his job over it at some point. He probably should.
But even stay-the-course Ryan softened a bit during his presser today when asked about making a quarterback change: “I just know in my heart right now that this is not the time.”
At least Ryan realizes there is a time. If not right now, how about tomorrow?
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