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08:06 AM ET 03.27 | How long before Jets fans clamor for Tim Tebow? It is highly improbable that Mark Sanchez, notable in recent days mostly for his absence, can hold off the Tebow tidal wave over the long haul. Sanchez, we know by now, has up-and-down seasons. In 2011, in early October, he threw for 119 and 166 yards in successive, ugly losses against the Ravens and Pats. In late November into December, Sanchez had a four-game stretch where he threw for under 200 yards against four very different opponents. A repeat of either slump will likely now cost him the starting job. ... Tebow did his best on Monday to say that he will work with Sanchez, and he meant it. He won't sabotage Sanchez. There is no need. Sanchez inevitably will sabotage himself.

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March 27, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Cue the circus music.

March 27, 2012  08:13 AM ET

How long before Jets fans clamor for Tim Tebow?

Is today too soon?

March 27, 2012  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Cue the circus music.

Put a tent over that circus (aka- Rex Ryan's pants).

March 27, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Gangrene really does need to be excised. And Gang Green is getting pretty toxic. Do they realize that they play in the same division as New England or is there some Roger Goodall special to move NYJ to the AFC west?

March 27, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Maybe Tebow will bring out the best in Sanchez.....nahhh.

March 27, 2012  08:30 AM ET

It's all part of Darth Hoodie's plan for NFL domination. He has foreseen it.

March 27, 2012  08:31 AM ET

oh please... if that is the case... the Browns and alot of other teams including Denver would welcome Sanchez in an instant...

March 27, 2012  08:40 AM ET

The only thing that keeps Sanchez starting is the lack of a capable backup. And it's not clear to me that this has changed in the last couple of weeks. But, the fan perception of it definitely has.

March 27, 2012  08:42 AM ET

and how, pray tell, is Tebow a BETTER QB than Sanchez?....... now, if you want my opinion on whether he's a better RB (that can throw a football).......

March 27, 2012  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The only thing that keeps Sanchez starting is the lack of a capable backup. And it's not clear to me that this has changed in the last couple of weeks. But, the fan perception of it definitely has.

Oh yes...a 46.5% completion rate is something to get really jacked up about.

March 27, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Whether Tebow is an actual threat to Sanchez or not doesn't matter. What matters is all the controversy and attention that having Tebow around will promote. Can Sanchez deal with it?

I'm thinking no.

March 27, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Once upon a time most teams had two quality qBs and it was just the norm.
Unitas/Morrell Stauback/Morton Kilmer/ Sonny Jurgensen and on and on.
Now any half way decent back up is threat?

March 27, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

oh please... if that is the case... the Browns and alot of other teams including Denver would welcome Sanchez in an instant...

You haven't watched a lot of Sanchez games, have you? Besides that, I'm guessing that the problems in the Jets' locker room are from a lack of leadership, which the starting quarterback is supposed to provide.

March 27, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Once upon a time most teams had two quality qBs and it was just the norm. Unitas/Morrell Stauback/Morton Kilmer/ Sonny Jurgensen and on and on.

Now any half way decent back up is threat?

Morrell, Morton and Jurgenson were not considered a "threat" because Unitas, Kilmer and Staubach were quality quarterbacks and leaders. The "threat" thing happens because the guy taking the game snaps is weak.

Also, the threat of backups these days is more that they'll hit free agency and leave after a team spends years grooming them, as in Matt Flynn.

March 27, 2012  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Morrell, Morton and Jurgenson were not considered a "threat" because Unitas, Kilmer and Staubach were quality quarterbacks and leaders. The "threat" thing happens because the guy taking the game snaps is weak.Also, the threat of backups these days is more that they'll hit free agency and leave after a team spends years grooming them, as in Matt Flynn.

good points. The difference to me though is that both of those QBs in the past were capable. Now? Most teams are fortuante to have one QB capable.
Now you have teams with weak starters and weak back ups.

March 27, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Dirty Sanchez will be benched by the second game

March 27, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Now you have teams with weak starters and weak back ups.

Amen, brother, Amen.

March 27, 2012  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Dirty Sanchez will be benched by the second game

And by the fourth or fifth game, the fans will be screaming for Tebow's crucifixion. Why?

because....

The Jets Suck!

March 27, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Plus, you have and OL that have to adjust itself from a right hand QB to a Southpaw at a moments notice...

 
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