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Jets ST coach sounds off on Tim Tebow

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06:42 PM ET 01.11 | Mike Westhoff was the New York Jets' special teams coach last season when the New York Jets aquired prized free agent punt protector Tim Tebow. He retired after this season and like a lot of retired people he headed to Florida. Only he didn't stop in Boca Raton, he went on WQAM in Miami to talk about last season with the Jets and Florida native Tim Tebow. "It was a mess," Westhoff said. "It was an absolute mess. You can say it however else you want, it was really a mess. I was very, very disappointed. There are things that Tim Tebow, as an NFL quarterback, he's very limited in some things. If you throw him 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." When the Jets did pull Mark Sanchez toward the end of the season, Tebow didn't even get the opportunity. The Jets put in Greg McElroy at quarterback instead. Incredibly surprising, considering the rise of young mobile quarterbacks in the league that have added that stereotypical college zone-read running attack. Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson were successful this year, and Cam Newton was successful last season.

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January 11, 2013  09:59 PM ET

How lame is it that the Jets traded for him with no intention of ever playing him? They did it only to sell tickets. There's going to be some serious bad karma come to whoever made that decision. They should be ashamed of themselves.

January 11, 2013  10:03 PM ET
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How lame is it that the Jets traded for him with no intention of ever playing him? They did it only to sell tickets. There's going to be some serious bad karma come to whoever made that decision. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Clearly the GM and/or owner had one idea and Rex had another. Just another example of how dysfunctional the team is

January 11, 2013  10:11 PM ET
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How lame is it that the Jets traded for him with no intention of ever playing him? They did it only to sell tickets. There's going to be some serious bad karma come to whoever made that decision. They should be ashamed of themselves.

The Jets have been dealing with bad karma for years. Doesn't look like that will be changing any time soon.

January 11, 2013  10:17 PM ET
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Clearly the GM and/or owner had one idea and Rex had another. Just another example of how dysfunctional the team is

You'd think that at that level they'd talk to each other. Embarrassing!

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January 11, 2013  11:10 PM ET

Everybody has an opinion!!!

January 11, 2013  11:16 PM ET
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Everybody has an opinion!!!

I don't think it's an opinion that the Jets screwed him over big style. The hows and whys are another matter but the fact that they did is indisputable

January 12, 2013  06:03 AM ET
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I don't think it's an opinion that the Jets screwed him over big style. The hows and whys are another matter but the fact that they did is indisputable

And it has nothing to do with his ability to play quarterback or his faith. They hired him to do a job and then did not allow him to even attempt to do that job. The Jets organization is a mess.

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January 12, 2013  07:37 AM ET
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I don't think it's an opinion that the Jets screwed him over big style. The hows and whys are another matter but the fact that they did is indisputable

I agree, he has not been treated well.

I too thought the Jets traded for Tim Tebow. I didn't think he was a free agent. Didn't Denver have no intention of using him, particularly after acquiring Peyton Manning, so were trying to get some value for him? Maybe I'm misremembering.

January 12, 2013  08:54 AM ET

The best thing for Tebow, and the Jests, would be for Tebow to go to a new location. Jacksonville?

January 12, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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The best thing for Tebow, and the Jests, would be for Tebow to go to a new location. Jacksonville?

New Jacksonville coach says no...

January 12, 2013  09:19 AM ET

Too late for that Jacksonville said they didn't want him

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January 12, 2013  10:15 AM ET

they should have at least given tebow a chance. there was no reason to ignore him like that.

January 12, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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How lame is it that the Jets traded for him with no intention of ever playing him? They did it only to sell tickets. There's going to be some serious bad karma come to whoever made that decision. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Good point and trading Tebow to Jacksonville, will do exactly the same thing with selling tickets as their main motivation.

January 12, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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Too late for that Jacksonville said they didn't want him

If he doesn't go to Jacksonville, then I don't see him going anywhere, except bagging at a local grocery store.

 
January 12, 2013  12:07 PM ET

It's totally amazing that Rex survived as coach, after what went on with the Jets this year.

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