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Tebow leaves Jets in state of shock

Posted on: November 18, 2011 10:02 am
Rex Ryan's decision to call an all-out blitz late was a bad one (US Presswire).

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

While Tebow-mania descended upon Denver following the Broncos 17-13 win against the Jets on Thursday, the atmosphere inside New York’s locker room was a smidge different. Coach Rex Ryan, during his postgame presser, looked devastated and emotional, and there was an element of disbelief sprinkled among the players as they dressed for their trip home.

"I'm just so shocked right now," Revis said, via Newsday. "The only thing I can say is he ran the offense the best way he could and they ended up driving on us on that touchdown drive. He did it. Tim Tebow did it. He shocked me. He probably shocked a lot of people. But he did it."

Considering Revis said earlier in the week that Tebow running the option couldn’t work for a whole season and that “the biggest thing for the secondary is for us not to fall asleep,” Revis must have really been surprised by Tebow’s ability to lead his team on a game-winning 95-yard drive.

While Rex Ryan literally wrote the book on how to stop the read-option, the Jets made a critical mistake on the Broncos final offensive play of the game. With Denver facing a third and four from the Broncos 20-yard line, the Jets sent a full-out blitz up the middle of the line -- eight defenders rushed the quarterback -- but Tebow immediately recognized it, scrambled left, beat safety Eric Smith to the outside and raced to the end zone.

Tebow Tebows the Jets
"Obviously, a critical error," Ryan said. "But Tebow made the play. We thought that play was coming, but we never got it defended."

Afterward, Ryan was asked about the thought process behind the decision to blitz, and he said (again, via Newsday), “I’d rather not.”

That’s because the play-call was a bit strange if the Jets were actually expecting the run. Which they were. If they thought Tebow was going to pass, an all-out blitz would have been a fine call. But that’s not what New York thought was going to happen. Which makes the play-call suspect.

"You don't bring all-out pressure when you expect the run,” Smith said. "We just run what's called. It's really frustrating. It's a letdown. It's a bad feeling."

“It's one of those things where you just have to catch him, because nobody else is around. It's frustrating when you play like that and you get to that last drive and they go 95 yards and you can't stop them."

Aha, that’s the power of Tebow Time. And for now, nobody is quite sure how to stop it. Not even the guy who wrote the book.

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Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: November 22, 2011 12:24 am

Tebow leaves Jets in state of shock

The blitz would've worked to perfection if Eric Smith hadn't blown contain.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 11:29 am

Tebow leaves Jets in state of shock

The Friday morning QB is easy to second guess the coaches decision to blitz.

Some sort of Blitz on almost every play is a good idea for most pro teams because the QB and receivers are able to create a play if given time.

The credit for that last play is to be given to Tebow for reading the play and reacting.

He has my vote and I hate the broncos. This kid is going to be a star.

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 5:00 pm

Tebow leaves Jets in state of shock

Is anyone really surprised the Jets lost?? I wonder if Revis was awake while Tebow barrelled down on him during the winning drive, or if he's impressed yet. I certainly wasnt impressed with Revis's tackle attempt but I wasnt surprised by it either. The Jets are just like the schoolyard bully, they talk alot of business and act bad as hell but when its crunch time and you sock them in the mouth they crumble and dont know what to do. The Jets arent smart enough to shut up either, this isnt the first time their asses havent cashed a check their mouths wrote.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2011 1:49 pm

Tebow leaves Jets in state of shock

That blitz emphasizes Ryan and the whole Jets ultimate failing. Their cockiness. I can guarantee they thought that that blitz was going to knock the crap out of Tebow and they were going to celebrate their greatness and it caused their downfall. A safe defence would have prevented Tebow from succeeding on that play. But the Jets' and Ryan's big fat pride and cockiness got in the way.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 1:42 pm

Tebow leaves Jets in state of shock

Not only are his stats better through 8 than Elways.  His stats are better than Namath's, bradshaw, plunkett, montana, steve young, eli manning, dilfer, brad johnson - all SB winning qb's.  Tebows stats are better and he won more than any of those guys.  

but everyone just keeps repeating that he cant throw.

and now after going 4-1, I see all the experts are starting to say the D is what should be getting the credit not TT.

I have no idea what amazing things have to happen for people, including elway and fox, to recognize that TT is good right now, way better than orton ever could be, and that he will be great just like all those others given some time.  Im not saying TT will be beter than any of those guys, well ok he is already better than dilfer, but he is playing great, throwing the ball great, running the ball great AND winning!

he takes mounds and mounds of crap, primarily because his numbers arent what cams are.  ok well Denver has one of the most unsuccessful, conservative coaches ever to coach in the nfl.  just a fact.  AND TT is surviving what has to be the worst play calling ever, until, just like elway and reeves, denver is down at the end of the game and they have to open it up and let him play - then he looks all world.  throwing strikes, running for first downs, picking up chunks of yardage.  if the coaching staff wasnt idiotic and they did this the whole game, TT's stats would be like cams, but then Denver might b 2-7 like cam also. 

Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 1:20 pm

Tebow leaves Jets in state of shock

Everyone keeps harping about how terrible Tebow's stats are, but on the NFL Network last nite they showed his stat line through 8games compared the Elway's. It was not even close! Elway sucked early and often, as did Troy Aikman and a few others. He has already won more than I certainly thought, and maybe during the off-season he can work on his throws. PS- send Orton to DC, better than what we got...

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:53 pm

Tebow leaves Jets in state of shock

They did the right thing, They played the receivers Man and soft and watched for the run every play. This guy just has the speed and he sees the field like pro when it comes to him running. He has a ton of strength, almost freekish for his size when you see a QB run over professionals like that.

No wonder he was so dominant in College.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:49 pm

Tebow leaves Jets in state of shock

That had to be one of the most boreing games ever. And it was close. The defenses didn't do especially great things. The offenses did even less then once in a while there would be a glimmer of excitement like that Legal Hit on Buress or the pick 6 which was completely stupid for Sanchez to throw. a couple exciting returns which fizzled. Then all of a sudden Tebow Time. Why don't they do that the entire game.

I thought like many did there is no way the jets don't blow this broncos team away. The Jets sucked particularly Sanchez and the defense just couldn't stop Tebow on 1 drive. the most important drive.

That last drive was fun to watch. I think this tebow Kid could be more exciting than Vick if he could learn how to throw. He has Vick speed, Rothlisberger power but doesn't have Brady or Mannings accuracy. Maybe he could develop that.

I can't stand the Broncos but their fans have something to be excited about.

Since: May 24, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:26 pm

Tebow leaves Jets in state of shock

I think Tebow is great for the NFL.  To me it seems like a return to the old days when guys were "football players" not just specialists.  He may not be the perfect passer, but I love how this team is getting it done. All week the Jets proclaimed, :we know what hes gonna do and we dare him to do it" Well we all know how it turned out...

Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 11:43 am

Tebow leaves Jets in state of shock

If the Broncos defense keeps the game close with a low scoring affair, which they have been able to do over the last month outside of the Detroit game, Tebow gets his chance to pull through in the end ... And by gosh golly gee, he's taking advantage of these opportunities ... Snap! He's got the power!
Tim is proving to all the naysayers out there that he is a winner.  I want him to succeed.

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