Tim Tebow has canceled a scheduled appearance at the Dallas megachurch of Robert Jeffress, the controversial pastor whose views on other religions and homosexuality have drawn outrage in recent years.
The New York Jets backup was scheduled to deliver two sermons on April 28 at the new, $130 million building at First Baptist Dallas Church. The church boasts more than 11,000 congregants.
On Thursday, he tweeted that he would no longer honor the commitment. He didn’t specifically say why he was canceling but alluded to the controversy surrounding his appearance:
While I was looking forward to sharing a message of hope and Christ’s unconditional love with the faithful members of the historic First Baptist Church of Dallas in April, due to new information that has been brought to my attention, I have decided to cancel my upcoming appearance. I will continue to use the platform God has blessed me with to bring Faith, Hope and Love to all those needing a brighter day. Thank you for all of your love and support. God Bless!
First Baptist Church responded to Tebow’s cancellation in a statement.
“Mr. Tebow called Dr. Jeffress Wednesday evening saying that for personal and professional reasons he needed to avoid controversy at this time, but would like to come to First Baptist Dallas to speak at a future date,” the statement read.
Jeffress has made news for his critiques of other religions and lifestyles. The pastor said Muslims practice a religion that came from the depths of hell and “promote pedophilia.” In his eyes, Mormonism is a cult that should have disqualified Mitt Romney from the 2012 election.
The pastor’s also very much against homosexuality. “[It] is perverse, it represents a degradation of a person’s mind,” Jeffress has said.
Sports and politics go great together don’t they? Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) seems to the Republican budget proposal is similar to the New York Jets quarterback situation.
“Coach (Rex) Ryan — he’s got a problem,” Reid said. “He’s got three quarterbacks. (Mark) Sanchez, he’s got Tim Tebow, and he’s got a guy by the name of (Greg) McElroy. He can’t decide who their quarterback is going to be. That’s the same problem the Republicans are having. Romney’s gone, but he’s still in the background. Who is the quarterback, Mr. President? My friend talks about the trillions of dollars of debt. Mr. President, we just had an election. The people overwhelmingly know why we have this deficit.”
Sunday’s game which features the St. Louis Rams against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium will not be blacked out, thanks to the work of a local restaurateur. The game will now be able to be shown to all residents in a 75-mile radius of Orchard Park, as opposed to last weeks game against the Jaguars which was the first blackout of the season. The Bills are 5-7 this year, so it is only right that the fans finally get treated to some perks.
Bills CEO Russ Brandon confirmed that ‘local restaurateur Russell Salvatore has committed to purchasing the unsold inventory.’ However, these tickets are still being sold which morphs the incredibly kind gesture to an incredibly risky loan for Russell.
On his weekly radio address, Russ Brandon also mentioned that 10,000 tickets are also unsold for the Bills final home game against the Jets.
New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott was asked by the New York Daily News about the merciless jeers coming from the high-priced Coaches Club seats as the team went into halftime during last Thursday’s disastrous 49-19 loss to New England Patriots.
“Those are the ones who feel more entitled,” Scott told the paper. “I would love to go to his job and see what he does and sit in his ear and talk stuff.”
“At the end of the day, if you made it to be able to put an NFL uniform on, then you are one of the best athletes in the world,” Scott told the Daily News. “The person yelling at you probably was picked last in dodgeball all through high school. So do you care about the opinion of them? No.”
New York Jets superfan Fireman Ed has resigned from his position as a guy who wears his fireman helmet and was vaguely annoying in leading supportive chants at home games.
Like all great goodbyes throughout history, this one was submitted to Metro New York newspaper and was written by a guy who willingly wears a Mark Sanchez jersey. Ed Anzalone blamed his resignation on the increasingly hostile attitudes of other Jets fans, which he also said is a metaphor for the continuing decay of society, or something like that.
“This is an indication of how society has lost and is continuing to lose respect for one another. The stadium has become divided because of the quarterback controversy as well. The fact that I chose to wear a Mark Sanchez jersey this year and that fans think I am on the payroll — which is an outright lie — have made these confrontations more frequent. Whether it’s in the stands, the bathroom or the parking lot, these confrontations are happening on a consistent basis.”
Fireman Ed left the Jets Thanksgiving home game before halftime, which sounds insulting until you remember that no one on the Jets showed up at all. The superfan said he’ll continue to attend games, but not in character.
A bye week didn’t provide any relief from public criticism for the New York Jets, who sit at 3-5 and are looking up at the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins in the AFC East standings.
And what would a Gang Green bashing be without a few unkind words from Joe Namath?
Namath continued his verbal assault against his former franchise, saying that the organization’s focus has shifted toward grabbing the attention of fans and media.
His prime example? Tim Tebow.
“We can go right to the Tebow thing. I mean, come on,” Namath said Wednesday on a SportsNet New York podcast. “If you’re bringing him in to play, where’s he been? Are you bringing him in to make other people practice longer? Excuse me. Are you bringing him in, trying to get media headlines?”
Namath said the Jets’ problem was systemic but traced the culture of hype back to Woody Johnson, saying the owner placed a priority on selling personal seat licenses to MetLife Stadium.
“I think the focus is changed, subtly,” Namath said. “It’s more toward grabbing headlines, and everything starts at the top. And you can go back to when the seat licenses were initiated, how we started conducting things. I don’t think winning has been put at the top of the board. Winning headlines has replaced that.”
Namath makes an interesting choice by placing the most blame on Johnson. Rex Ryan takes the brunt of the flack for his repeated Super Bowl predictions and miscellaneous chest puffing, but both men shaped the Jets that Namath sees fit to rip every so often.
TMZ reports the New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow is dating actress Camilla Belle. Tim and Camilla Belle showed up at Latitude 30 in Jacksonville, Florida Tuesday night, where they bowled and partied. People who were at Latitude 30 last night told TMZ Tim and Camilla were overly affectionate throughout the evening, holding hands and touching.
You may remember Belle from such films as 10,000 BC, The Ballad of Jack and Rose and When A Stranger Calls. She was also named one of People’s Most Beautiful People in 2011 and is known for her trademark dark, defined eyebrows.
Rex Ryan already said he’s sorry. He thinks it’s about time Reggie Bush did, too.
The New York Jets coach is still bothered by the Miami Dolphins running back’s comments a few weeks ago that Darrelle Revis’ season-ending knee injury was a case of “what goes around comes around.”
“I apologized for my comment,” Ryan said. “I expect him to do the same.”
Ryan drew the ire of the Dolphins star when the coach said the Jets were going to put “hot sauce”on Bush before New York’s 23-20 overtime win last month. Bush hurt his left knee in the game on a hit by LaRon Landry, and later implied it was karma that Revis also hurt his knee and was lost for the season.
Bush told reporters in Miami that he wasn’t concerned that the Jets might try to get him back Sunday when the teams meet at MetLife Stadium.
“Retaliation? They’re the ones who started this,” Bush said. “If there was ever any retaliation, it would come from us. But this team and the caliber of guys and the character we have are guys who play with respect for the game and play hard. It’s football. I didn’t go and complain or whine about being a target of the Jets. I expect that every game. I don’t expect for it to be any different this game. I expect it to be a tough game, probably some trash talking going on. It’s going to be a physical, tough game.
“It’s a divisional opponent. That’s the great thing about playing divisional opponents. You get to play them twice. It’ll be fun this time around.”
Landry was told of Bush’s comments, and said he didn’t want to add to a war of words but then added fuel to the fire.
“When guys yap back and forth, obviously you’ve done a great job,” Landry said. “No matter if it was a bonehead play or whatever, I mean, you got to them in some type of way that they had to speak on it. I don’t really get into all that and the Twitter and everything. We’ll see on Sunday.
“I’m grateful for another opportunity to play this guy, and he will remember that hit. Every time he sees me, he will remember that hit. If I’m in the box or I’m coming downhill, whatever, he will remember that hit. I don’t worry about what those guys say.”
“Just watch the way he runs,” Landry said. “We’ll see when he comes out here this Sunday. I don’t want to say too much and I’m not going to overtalk it and make a story.”
Ryan said after the teams last played on Sept. 23 that his “hot sauce” comment was misinterpreted and he never coaches to hurt another player. Linebacker Calvin Pace raised some eyebrows, though, saying the Jets planned to “put him on out,” but later apologized and insisted there was no “bounty” on Bush or anything malicious meant by his comment.
Bush, whose injury wasn’t serious, was angry, though, saying during a radio interview: “They talked all week about putting hot sauce and this and that, and they ended up losing their best player for the rest of the season. So, it’s sad that it happened because of that, but I’m going to be back.”
Revis had surgery last week to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, and hopes to be back in time for training camp next summer.
Ryan said he wasn’t worried about Miami retaliating, either, and again reiterated that his comments were taken out of context.
“I never said we were trying to injure Reggie Bush, that’s not even close,” Ryan said. “He’s going to get our attention. I’m sorry, but he’s a player that’s going to warrant a lot of attention and that’s what I meant by my comments. If it was taken differently, I apologized for that. But trust me, we know when he’s in the game.”
Ryan added that he respects Bush’s abilities and “that’s bad for football” when any player of his caliber is injured for any period of time.
“This game is great because of the players and talent, and that’s what I mean,” Ryan said. “If Reggie thinks about it, you want Darrelle playing in this league.”
Despite what Ryan said, Bush has his doubts as to the sincerity of the coach’s remarks when he says he doesn’t want the running back injured.
“I don’t believe that at all,” he said.
Ryan added that he doesn’t necessarily expect Bush to apologize to him, but perhaps he should say sorry to Revis at some point.
“I’m sure he kind of got caught up in the moment,” Ryan said. “He was injured. I mean, obviously, no one likes to get hurt. And that certainly wasn’t my intention and I hope he understands. But he doesn’t have to ever say anything to me, or even reach out to Revis.
“But I would expect him to, for the simple fact that that’s his peer. That’s one of the elite players in this league.”
Landry has been hit with a few personal foul penalties and has worked to be smarter with his approach. He has also been accused at times of perhaps hitting too low, and was asked if he has ever personally heard from running backs about that.
“I don’t care,” he said. “It doesn’t matter. I’m trying to win a ballgame.”
And, he certainly isn’t going to change his approach.
“If I get penalized, I’m not going to stop head hunting,” Landry said. “I’m not going to stop the way I play. That’s just my mentality, it’s just my personality. That’s my makeup.”
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has had negligible impact amid limited opportunities to help his 2-3 team this season. If he’s harboring any frustration over his role as struggling Mark Sanchez’s backup, he’s been careful to mask it,
And now this.
Though Tebow never strays from the high road, a Hall of Famer took a low one while offering him some advice on Showtime’s Inside the NFL on Wednesday night.
During a segment called “Dear Insiders” often a tongue-in-cheek bit near the show’s end host James Brown asked Lawrence Taylor a made-up question which read: “(Dear Lawrence,) Like you, I’m a clean-living, hard-hitting, good ol’ southern boy trying to make it in The Big Apple. What was the secret to your success? Thanks in advance, (signed) Tim from the Meadowlands.”
Taylor, who appeared on the show to promote an upcoming NFL Films documentary about his life called The Life & Times, suggested sex as a cure-all.
“I would say he would have to go to church, Temple — wherever he goes — find a nice girl,” said Taylor, who added some more colorful language. “I mean marry her if he has to … but he’s got to get some of that pressure off.”
Brown and co-hosts Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth reacted to Taylor’s response with some mixture of chuckles and groans with Simms (Taylor’s New York Giants teammate for 13 seasons) saying, “As you soon as you said Tim Tebow, I knew this was not gonna be good.”
New York Jets fans waited all spring and summer to see Tim Tebow unleashed in the team’s new Wildcat offense and are 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.”
New York Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez has been looking over his shoulder ever since the team traded for quarterback Tim Tebow and the awkwardness reached new heights during a Q&A session when a reporter addressed him “Tim.” Sanchez replied, “I’m Mark.”
Recently signed Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Aaron Ross will be missing a portion of training camp this summer to support his wife Sanya Richards-Ross at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Sanya won the 400 meters race at the U.S. trials over the weekend to qualify for the Olympics by running a 49.28, best in the World so far this year.
Aaron asked the Jaguars for permission to take time off before signing a 3-year, $9.75 million contract in March. Ross asked the New York Giants for permission to watch his wife run in the 2008 Olympics where she won bronze in the 400 meter but his request was denied.
Coach Mike Mularkey promised Ross in April that if his wife, qualified for the Olympics, he could get time off.
“You certainly don’t want somebody to miss something like that. A birth, your wife in the Olympics, I don’t know anybody who’s had that chance.”
When Aaron was granted permission to miss a few days, he said,
“That’s really huge. It speaks volumes about what they’re trying to preach here. They preach family first, and they’re not just preaching it. They’re actually showing it firsthand. It was important to me and they made it happen.”
Ross said he will watch his wife run if she makes the finals Aug. 5, but not any of the prelim heats.
“I want to miss as little time as possible,” he said.
Richards-Ross isn’t the only woman with NFL ties who is Olympics-bound. Holley Mangold, the sister of New York Jets center Nick Mangold, qualified as a weight lifter. Jets coach Rex Ryan has encouraged Mangold go to London to watch his sister, but Mangold has said he wants to remain in camp with teammates.
Many diehard Green Bay Packers fans, Brett Favre’s legacy as a team legend has been tarnished a bit by how he ended his NFL career. The man who engineered the trade to bring the quarterback to Green Bay, however, thinks Favre’s place remains at the top of franchise’s hallowed history.
Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf, in a recent interview with the Green Bay Press-Gazette, expressed his belief that there has been no one better to don the Packers uniform.
“To me, Brett Favre and I are like connected at the hips,” Wolf told the newspaper. “I feel strong loyalty to Brett Favre. When I got here, Don Hutson was the greatest player ever to play for the Green Bay Packers. I think everybody will tell you now, the greatest player ever to play for the Packers is Brett Favre. That’s his legacy.”
After the 1991 season, Wolf made the bold move to acquire Favre from the Atlanta Falcons for a first-round draft pick, setting up the Packers to have 16 successful seasons with the quarterback— including a Super Bowl XXXI title.
As far as the circumstances that led to Favre’s moving on from Green Bay and finishing his playing days with the New York Jets and rival Minnesota Vikings, the longtime G.M. didn’t factor that into his opinion.
“I’m not familiar with any schism because I’m not around here,” Wolf said. “He retired, and I watched all of that from Florida. And then suddenly he came back, and I always felt that was a situation that no matter what happened, the Packers would never be right.”
“Tebowing,” the celebration made famous by Tim Tebow last season, is coming to Madden NFL 13. The game will feature the celebration when it is released on Aug. 28.
It’s a pose the New York Jets quarterback made famous last season while playing for the Denver Broncos.
Tebowing became an overnight sensation with seemingly everyone striking the pose. Tebow used it as a way to celebrate following a victory. Videos are all over YouTube, with ordinary people, celebrities and other athletes striking the pose. Tebowing also has its own website, tebowing.com.
It’s unclear whether the game will only allow Tebow to celebrate or if it will be an option for every player.
The video game will feature Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson on the cover.
When Tim Tebow was traded to New York Jets, some folks believed it was a marketing ploy. Others saw a marketing opportunity for themselves. Like CubbyTees.com, who fired up a “My Jesus” parody shirt to play off of Tebow’s faith and team.
Tebow wasn’t happy about the shirt and sent a cease-and-desist letter to CubbyTees.com. Kevin Doolan of Cubby Tees basically laughed off the legal action, which may explain why the NFL is stepping in and coming after the shirt company. So the NFL is taking steps to end the company’s production of the shirts and sent their own cease-and-desist letter citing the “apparent infringement of the Jets logo” as the reason for shutting the “My Jesus” shirts down.
“This fun design is not officially endorsed by New York’s backup quarterback or the Son of God, but plays off the themes of Tebow’s faith and his new team – borrowing from the J-E-T-S to promote J-E-S-U-S, with a fish for a football, and “MY” replacing “NY” with a color scheme that will be familiar to Jets fans,” the description on CubbyTees.com reads.
A high school senior in Sioux City, Iowa had yet to secure a prom date. So of course, she tweeted Tim Tebow to see if he was available to accompany her. When Tebow never responded, she was left with only two options. Go alone or create a cardboard cut-out of Tim Tebow and use that as her date.
She chose the latter and the photo to the left is the result of her choice.
Rachel Bird, a senior at Kingsley-Pierson High School, did not. Rather than panic, Bird tweeted a request to her hero, Tim Tebow, the Heisman Trophy winner who plays quarterback for the New York Jets.
“I asked if he had plans on April 28 because I didn’t have a date to prom,” said Bird, daughter of Bob and Carol Bird of Kingsley.
Weeks passed. This Bird’s tweet got no response from Tebow, his agent or the Jets.
Undaunted — or maybe a little daunted — Bird found a picture of Tebow showing him in a sharp vest and tie. She took the photo to Staples in Sioux City and asked the pros there if they could make a life-sized vinyl reproduction of the photo.
“I knew you could get industrial prints pretty cheaply at Staples, but a color picture like this was going to cost $80,” Bird said. “I couldn’t spend $80 for a joke.”
As Bird departed, a Staples employee mentioned a sale on such reproductions would take place the last week of April. Bird could get her Tebow color print for $19.95 at that time.
She got the discounted picture at Staples. She and her mother then found a giant piece of cardboard in the trash bin behind Clarks Hardware in Kingsley. Rachel glued the picture to the cardboard as Bob fashioned back supports of wood and a wooden handle.
Everyone laughed when Rachel Bird showed up at friend DeAndra Mahrt’s home for pre-prom pictures. Her classmates had to include Tebow in group photos.
Classmates convinced Bird to enter the gym as a “couple” at the grand march. She decided to do it. Announcer Scott Bahrke introduced her last. “Rachel Bird,” Bahrke said. “Escorted by Tim Tebow.”
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and wide receiver Santonio Holmes were booed loudly at Madison Square Garden during Wednesday night’s New York Knicks-Los Angeles Clippers game.
Sanchez and Holmes were seated next to each other in the front row and were shown on the Garden JumboTron as boos filled the air. The duo seemed not to be bothered by the reaction.
Sanchez and Holmes relationship was under the microscope at the end of last season, with reports that Holmes disrespected the quarterback by not showing up for team meetings that Sanchez had called. Sanchez had vowed to work on the relationship this offseason and Holmes has seemed willing to work with the signal caller, who is entering his fourth season.
Sanchez is under an even bigger microscope this season with the addition of quarterback Tim Tebow. The Jets plan to use Tebow in a variety of ways to get the third-year player on the field.
Tebow was booed and cheered at a Yankees game he attended April 15 at Yankee Stadium.
Eli Manning may have two Super Bowl rings and he may be more successful than his famous brother Peyton Manning. But despite that success, there has been little chatter about Manning in New York this offseason.
That’s because all of the offseason talk in the city has centered around the New York Jets quarterback drama involving Mark Sanchez and the recently acquired Tim Tebow.
“(The) New York Giants just won a championship,” Manning told Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith, “yet I’m still the third most talked-about quarterback in my own city.”
Earlier in the offseason, Manning commented to the New York Daily News that he was enjoying the quiet. The comment was made one day after the Jets held a press conference for Tebow.
“I’ll continue to enjoy this. And when we get our rings, I’ll continue to celebrate our championship season.”
The media circus surrounding Tim Tebow just got a little more weird. AshleyMadison.com, a Web site which is an online dating service and social network service marketed primarily to people who are already in a relationship, has offered $1 million to any woman who can prove she has had sex with New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow. This stems from Tebow’s claims that he has never had sexual relations with a woman.
The founder of Ashleymadison.com, Noel Biderman has released the following statement:
“I guarantee that no man of Tim Tebow’s stature could survive a season in New York without succumbing to the temptations of the city,”
“Sports and sex and of course, infidelity go hand in hand. If Mr. Tebow is indeed abstaining from adult relationships, I would encourage him to find a nice lady or two and enjoy his youth and fame as much as possible.”
The NFL is cracking down on out-of-control fans and from now on, if a fan gets ejected from an NFL stadium, he/she will probably have to pass a code-of-conduct exam before being allowed to attend another game.
Requirements for re-entry will vary depending on the stadium, the report points out, but most will involve an online class (fanconductclass.com) followed by an exam.
The program was designed by a licensed psychotherapist, Dr. Ari Novick.
“We’re not trying to squash anyone’s passion,” Novick told the Post. “We’re just trying to say don’t be violent.”
Novick began sampling the program in 2010, employing his conduct classes at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Fans ejected from MetLife were required to write a letter of apology to stadium security chief Daniel DeLorenzi and complete a $75 online course that lasts four hours.
A portion of the proceeds goes to Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. DeLorenzi said about 25 percent of the ejected fans never take the course and they make the “unforgiven” list, which includes their photo identification. He estimates 25 fans are ejected each year from the New York Giants-New York Jets game.
According to the report, security guards comb the stands for the “unforgiven,” and 10 have been caught in the stadium and arrested for trespassing.
Tim Tebow, the new backup quarterback for the New York Jets was booed at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night when he was shown on the giant video board even though he was wearing a Yankees cap.
Sitting in the third row next to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim dugout, Tebow cracked a smile and acknowledged the camera. There was a smattering of cheers, but most of the initial reactions were boos.
Tebow was acquired by the New York Jets from Denver Broncos in a much-hyped trade last month. He is expected to back up starter Mark Sanchez, even though Tebow rallied the Broncos to the NFL playoffs last season and became a polarizing sensation in the process.
Sitting next to Tebow was Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, also booed when he was shown on the scoreboard.
An unidentified bidder spent $100,000 in a charity auction for the right to spend a day with New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow participated in the Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., this weekend. The event included a gala Friday night, at which the donation was made. The money will go to support the Tim Tebow Foundation.
“It was incredible,” Tebow told the newspaper. “It’s humbling. You don’t feel worthy, but when people care about your cause and know that you’re trying to do something for other people, it’s amazing to see what can happen.”
Tebow told Newsday that he’s looking forward to working with incumbent starting quarterback Mark Sanchez when the Jets begin their voluntary workout program next week.
“I’ve been in contact with Mark, and he’s a great guy, we’ve got a great relationship,” Tebow said. “We’ll look forward to seeing each other on Monday.”
Tim Tebow drew a crowd of about 15,000 to an outdoor Easter church service Sunday in the Texas town of Georgetown, telling the gathering it’s important to be outspoken about faith while admonishing athletes about not being better role models.
Tebow told them he welcomed the attention on his convictions as well as the “Tebowing” prayer pose he often strikes on the field because it puts his faith and prayer in the public conversation.
The service took on the feel of a rock concert with more than a 100 school buses shuttling people to the sprawling mega-church campus from local shopping centers and the nearby college.
“It’s OK to be outspoken about your faith,” Tebow said.
He also took a shot at professional athletes who insist they are not role models.
“Yes you are. You’re just not a good one,” Tebow said.
Amanda O’Hara drove about 100 miles from San Antonio on Saturday and got to the church about 4:30 a.m. “to be one of the first ones here.”
“I only got about four hours sleep, I was so excited,” O’Hara said. “He doesn’t hide who he is. Parents should see him as a role model.”
The debate about how the New York Jets should use Tim Tebow continues. Tebow’s college coach, Urban Meyer, though offers his opinions on how the New York Jets should use their new quarterback. Meyer said the Jets should commit their offense to running a kind of spread-based offense that he used with Tebow at Florida.
“Just let him play,” Meyer said.
Meyer, now at Ohio State, believes that if defenses have to worry about Tebow carrying the ball while running the option, he will become a more effective passer.
“When you started seeing him throw against those easy coverages it was because [opposing team] had to stop the run,” Meyer said.