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Although new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano wouldn’t reveal what he’s got in store for Tim Tebow, another of Gang Green’s coaches opened up about his plans for the polarizing backup quarterback.
According to the New York Daily News, Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff revealed that he’s planning on incorporating Tebow into his unit’s packages, even going so far as calling him a “more potent Brad Smith” without divulging further.
Smith, now a member of the Bills, was a favorite of Westhoff’s and an integral part of New York’s typically league-leading specials squad.
While it’s extremely doubtful we’ll see Tebow returning kicks, something Smith excels at, there’s been speculation that he may be used as the personal protector on punts. Sparano said last week that Tebow “can play anywhere from one to 20 snaps” on offense, primarily in the “Tebow Package,” a variety of read-option plays designed to maximize his skillset.
Of the roles Tebow could be thrust into, the likeliest
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The Jets' special teams coach says he plans to use Tim Tebow.
The Daily News of New York reported Monday that Mike Westhoff said he had discussed the plan with Tebow and the backup quarterback was amenable to it.
Without revealing specifics, Westhoff calls Tebow a ''more potent Brad Smith,'' referring to the versatile former Jets receiver who was a college QB...
The introductory mini-camp for rookies has always offered a surplus of stories ranging from star-studded arrivals to just plain survival. From early round draft picks still beaming from the promise of millions and the glitz of Radio City Music Hall to those who were invited out for a shot at chasing their dream of playing in the NFL.For Josue Ortiz-Santana, an undrafted DE/DT from...
Jets CB Antonio Cromartie has closed his Twitter account. Is it temporary, permanent, or something else?
"Saturday Night Live" poked some fun last night at New York Jets Tim Tebow plus several other NFL players including Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, Ray Lewis and Troy Polamalu during their EA Sports video game skit.
With immense struggle at the Safety position last season, one of the New York Jets’ most pressing needs heading into the 2012 draft was to find players to add to the back of their defensive secondary. New York was repeatedly hurt by their safety play last year, especially after the season ending injury to Jim Leonhard. Opposing tight ends generally had field days against the Jets...
LaDainian Tomlinson's storied 11-year NFL career may be coming to a close. An unrestricted free agent, Tomlinson left the door open for a possible return if the right opportunity presents itself, but all signs indicate that the legendary running back is hanging up his cleats for good.
The Jets offseason has been fast and furious as they look to reclaim postseason glory in 2012. Defensive end Mike DeVito has agreed to a restructured deal to help New York stay financially flexible this upcoming season.
Jim Trotter of SI.com recently spoke with NFL running back LaDanian Tomlinson, who told him that he’s 95% retired. He also said that it would take the right team and situation for him to play again.
I don’t expect to see Tomlinson on the field again, since I don’t believe he can contribute the way team’s would need him to. He just doesn’t have what it takes to make...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Jets defensive end Ropati Pitoitua.
The team announced the move Tuesday. Pitoitua was a free agent after playing in 22 games over the past two seasons with the Jets.
The former Washington State defensive end joined New York as an undrafted free agent in 2008, spending his first season in the league on the team&...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Evan Silva, both the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets are interested in free agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
Edwards was hobbled by injuries last season while playing for the San Francisco 49ers, which ended up leading to him being released before the end of the season.
The Bengals could use a nice complement along with A.J. Green...
Matt Simms, son of CBS analyst and former New York Giants Super Bowl winning quarterback Phil Simms, has been signed by the New York Jets. Simms was signed after the Jets wrapped up their weekend rookie minicamp. It is being reported that the New York Giants, his father’s old team, also worked out the youngest Simms family member but drew no interest. Simms attended Jets workout...