Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/20/14

While everybody laughs at the New York Jets' failed attempt to somehow weave Tim Tebow in with Mark Sanchez in their offensive playcalling, OC Tony Sparano says it wasn't neccesarily a failure. "It's combination of things but I wouldn't use the words 'didn't work' at all," Sparano told Jane McManus of ESPNNewYork.com. "We had a plan going into this thing," he said. "But obviously the plan always, at that particular time, was that Mark was the quarterback and Tim would have a role and to what degree the role was, if I remember correctly, it was one-to-20 plays in a game. Some days it was eight, some days it was one, some days it was none. Just predicated on what we saw out there. Tim has worked really hard out here, he's done a good job, he's worked hard on the practice field, but that's where we are." As Tebow pouts about his status on the team and wants out of New York, Sparano is trying to smooth things over, especially regarding the much talked about wildcat package that was supposed to be a big deal when they acquired Tim. "The way that I think the perception is of the Wildcat is that we had a bunch of these 30-yard gains," Sparano said. "That wasn't the case in Miami, either. In Miami, it wasn't the case at all. We just did it a lot more, so the 2-yard gains and the 5-yard gains (didn't stand out), but then the 15-yard gain, I guess that jumped out more than the 2 or the 5." var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});

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  • This has been a terrible year for the Jets. The Tebow Experiment was a failure and a sad joke on all of us - on and off the field. I feel for Tebow and wish him the best of luck next year in a different city, in a different uniform, on a different team. The kid was never given a chance. Sanchez failed to grow into his role, live up to (team and fan) expectations and lead the team into the playoffs. But where to put the blame and there is plenty to go around...got to look at the coaching staff from the top down. Ryan and Tony Sparano were never part of the same playbook. The two never seemed to mesh leaving the players confused and lacking leadership - in and out of the locker room. It's time to clean house and start making smart moves that can lead to a more consistent and competitive team. My thoughts - 1) let Tebow go so he can have a career in the NFL, 2) forget about the money issues - either commit to Sanchez or not. If not, trade him or release him, but he can never be the back=up quarterback for the Jets. 3) focus on what the team needs to compete and bring in the people who can do that, who want to do that and who want to be past of the NY Jets. Lets bring respect back to this team - no more reality shows, no more side shows - lets bring it to the field and make a statement. As the song goes..."When you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way. From your first cigarette. To your last dyin' day. When you're a Jet, If the spit hits the fan, You got brothers around, You're a family man!..." (West Side Story)
  • Coach Sparano needs to defend "himself" for his approach to his job.
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