Ryan says Tebow's time won't be media driven

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 19, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - JANUARY 21: Rex Ryan addresses the media during a press conference after being introduced as the new Head Coach of the New York Jets at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on January 21, 2009 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
Rex Ryan says Tim Tebow's playing time with the New York Jets will be determined by the team - not anxious fans or media. With the popular backup quarterback seeing just three snaps on offense in the Jets' 27-10 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday, many wonder whether Tebow is being used enough. Ryan says Wednesday that he's ''never going to give you a legitimate answer'' on the game plans, adding that it's in the team's best interest if they keep opponents - and everyone else - guessing. ''We control it,'' Ryan says. ''The media's not going to drive it.'' Tebow was acquired in March from Denver to back up Mark Sanchez and provide a versatile element on offense. So far, he has six runs for 33 yards and no passes.
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