Back in April, it was reported that the New York Jets for some reason wanted to put a back-up quarterback — specifically the newly acquired Tim Tebow — on special teams. Well, according to the New York Daily News, the Jets still haven’t realized how ridiculous and idiotic that sounds, as they continue to seriously consider utilizing Tebow on kickoffs and kick returns.
“There are certain situations where he might be on the field that he could be utilized possibly to block or possibly to field a ball,” Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff said. “If a team squibs it at you or pops it at you, he might be the perfect guy to put in that could make an adjustment. If they kick it deep, he could block. If they squib it or pop it, he could be guy that we’d have with a ball in his hands … So, it’s just a situational thing.”
“His role with me won’t be a paramount role,” Westhoff added. “I’m not counting on Tebow coming in and being a hardcore four-team special teams player. That’s not what we want. We have a limited role for him, but it will be one that presents problems. That’s what Tebow is all about. He presents problems to good football teams in a lot of aspects. You have to be aware of it. If you’re not aware of it, it could jump up and smack you.”
The Jets also reportedly want to experiment in using Tebow in red-zone situations. It’s all part of the Jets’ plan to keep Tebow busy while they wait for Mark Sanchez to play horribly and have the locker room and Jets fans turn on him.
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