Former New York Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff, who recently announced that he is retiring, was one of a number of people who had a first-hand look at the failure that was the Tim Tebow situation in New York this past season. On Friday morning, Westhoff appeared on WQAM Sports Radio in Miami and pulled no punches when discussing where it all went wrong.
“It was a mess, it was an absolute mess,” he said, via USA Today. “You can say whatever else you want, it was really a mess. I was very, very disappointed. As an NFL quarterback, he’s very limited in some things. And if you throw him right in the middle of a drop-back passing offense, he will look very, very average at best. But if you incorporate him in different facets of your offense, I think he can be a factor. That’s what I felt we were going to do, but we never did it.”
That’s obviously what the Jets planned to do, as evidenced by the recent revelation that the team intended to use Tebow as a running back in traditional formations. Westhoff said he expected to see Tebow line up at various positions all over the field but that it simply never happened — in practice or during a game.