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The New York Jets have a raging quarterback controversy on their hands. They have been juggling the trio of Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy, and Tim Tebow all year long. However, they also seem to be concerned about their kicking game as well.Seen here is a Norwegian kicker named Havard Rugland doing some pretty amazing things with a pigskin. So amazing in fact that someone from the Jets organization saw the video and decided to contact Rugland for a tryout. Rugland's kicking coach, Michael Husted, fielded the inquiry and agreed to a workout in San Diego. Apparently, it was a success."It went well," Rugland told Norway's NRK. "They tested me on field goals and kickoffs. Obviously you feel a little more pressure here, but I stayed pretty calm."As you can see, Rugland appears capable to kick a football any distance, from any place, and at any time. He has been compared to current Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski, who hails from Poland and holds several NFL kicking records.Via CBS Sports.
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The New York Jets will consider all their options regarding quarterback Mark Sanchez in the offseason, a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press.
The person, who requested anonymity because the team's personnel plans are private, tells the AP on Thursday that the Jets have not made any determinations involving Sanchez.
That means the benched quarterback...
If it wasn’t bad enough for Tim Tebow who was overlooked by Rex Ryan for Greg McElroy, he also had to watch Jeremy Kerley play wildcat for the New York Jets.
Tebow, who is fully healty, had to watch as Kerley played in the Wildcat, took a direct snap and threw a 42-yard completion to Clyde Gates to set up the Jets’ first touchdown. With that one pass, Kerley eclipsed Tebow’s...
Recently benched quarterback Mark Sanchez has been "coddled" by
the Jets and would be a "bad apple" as a backup in New York next
season, one former teammate says.
According to ESPNNewYork.com, New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was so frustrated that Greg McElroy was named the starter instead of him that he told the coaches to take him out of their wildcat package.
Tebow has been frustrated all season by his lack of playing time, but it culminated Tuesday upon hearing he would be passed over for a starting opportunity when Ryan decided...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Mark Sanchez knows he won’t be the New York Jets’ starting quarterback this week.
Beyond that, the one-time face of the franchise won’t say whether he thinks he’ll be back with the team next season.
“I really haven’t even thought about it,” Sanchez said Friday. “Honestly, I’m a Jet. That’s all I’ve known.”
Sanchez struggled mightily...
With Mark Sanchez struggling greatly, the New York Jets surpassed Tim Tebow in favor of Greg McElroy against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Tebow was still active, but the Jets lost 27-17, with many still wondering why he has yet to get a chance.
He was brought into town to be used in Wildcat packages to take advantage of his unique skill set as well as serve as the backup quarterback...
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The New York Post, Newsday, and New York Daily News all cited sources saying...
Remember those comments ESPN President John Skipper made about the network finally seeing the light and realizing their obsession with Tim Tebow was way too much for way too long? Let's take a look back, shall we?
"I said, 'Guys, we didn't handle this very well.' Going to training camp wasn't a problem. We just stayed on it relentlessly and too long...
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Norv Turner was in a generous mood, awarding game balls to each one of his San Diego Chargers who sacked Greg McElroy.
Hope he stocked up on footballs.
Led by Kendall Reyes' 3 1/2 sacks, the Chargers made things downright miserable for McElroy, taking him down 11 times and tying the team record while ruining the New York Jets quarterback's first NFL start in place of the...
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