He was “excited”. He was really “excited”. Everyone was excited.
Governor Chris Christie ecstatically welcomed him to New Jersey. The Daily News had the Statue of Liberty in his famous stance. His legion of fans were ready to take New York by storm.
Tim Tebow, coming off a surprise season where he relieved Kyle Orton in Denver and led the Broncos to a playoff overtime victory, was now a Jet. Woody Johnson and Mike Tannenbaum helped complete the trade – giving Denver a 4th and 6th round pick – and putting the Jets right back in the forefront with the second consecutive sports story to knock the standing Super Bowl Champion Giants off the covers.
Tebowmania was here.
So was the end of the Jets season. We just didn’t know it yet.
We are essentially a week from marking a new era in Jets history. Whether or not Greg McElroy gets the ball for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, we have probably seen the end of Mark Sanchez as “The Sanchize”. Mark Sanchez’s ineffectiveness for most of the 2012 season has sealed his fate as it exists.
The major question at this point is, who will Rex Ryan choose? Continue reading
1. Tom Brady Must Throw Interceptions
The turnover game will be a key to winning. Over the past 2 games, Muhammad Wilkerson has been on fire with two forced fumbles, a sack, and a fumble recovery touchdown. Getting pressure on Brady and making him make mistakes will allow the Jets give the offense easier opportunities to score.
I was in attendance for Jets-Texans yesterday and got to watch the almost-destruction, almost-miracle, almost-Sanchez-led-comeback, definite-killer-interception in person. Here are a sprinkling of thoughts both on the live experience and on the game itself.
1. First Texans fans sighting
I have seen 3 Texans games so far and this one was the first where there were a noticeable amount of Texans fans there. They were not nearly as overwhelming as the 49ers fans from the week before, but there were some nice pockets of fans around. I guess finally fielding a playoff team and being a decade in has allowed this team to gain some out-of-state fans.
2. This guy made a great shirt
Luckily, we only have to stop at step 1 of that shirt.