Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 8/11/12
New York Jets' fans waited all spring and summer to see Tim Tebow unleashed in the team's new Wildcat offense. They're still waiting. Head coach Rex Ryan didn't run the Tebow-based Wildcat at all on Friday night against the Cincinnati Bengals and claims the reason was an unusual agreement he made with his opposing coach, Marvin Lewis, before the exhibition game. Ryan explained that the Bengals coach called him before the game and asked him not to. The Jets coach has been boasting all summer about how afraid opposing defenses are going to be handling Tebow this season and claims Lewis' plea is just evidence of that fear. "I know nobody's worried about Wildcat and all that stuff. It's real easy to stop," a sarcastic Ryan said last week. 'That's why I got a call at 7 a.m. the day before we played by Marvin not wanting to see the Wildcat. I guess I'm the only guy who thinks it has a place in the NFL... me and every defensive coach in the league." Ryan— who once coached with Lewis...
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