Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 5/7/12

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 include: Wildcat quarterback, H-back/fullback, and, now, whatever Westhoff, one of the game’s most respected coaches, has in mind for the 24-year-old.

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