Posted September 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The New York Jets offense that had a stunning opening-week scoring splurge was nowhere to be found for most of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Neither was Tim Tebow, who had even less of a role than he did in Week 1. Rex Ryan's self-proclaimed dominant defense also missed plenty of tackles late in the game. Ryan says Monday that his team ''made too many mistakes to beat Pittsburgh.'' The Jets (1-1) need to regroup in a hurry with the AFC East-rival Miami Dolphins (1-1) up next. Tebow took only three offensive snaps - all in one second-half drive - leading many to wonder if the Jets should use him more. Ryan took a slightly defensive tone when asked about using the wildcat package, saying ''We determine that, OK?''
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