For those of you that do not believe that the Tebow to the New York Jets isn’t a publicity stunt, as Joe Namath said in an article on ESPN, then the fact that the franchise is going to have a press conference for him on Monday should change your mind a bit. First off, as far as I remember this is the first time ever that a team is going to hold a presser for their back up quarterback, should be a good hint. Even more so, that they are doing it on Monday, when the NCAA Tournament does not have any games going on, so that the Jets can have all the media attention, is truly the final stroke to this painting.
“I do not agree with this situation,” Namath said. “I can’t agree with it. I just think it’s a publicity stunt. I really think it’s wrong. I can’t go for it.”
And what that painting show is the circus setting that the Gang Green is bringing to Gotham City. Something that until the season begins is going to keep going and, unfortunately, going to get bigger and bigger. The World Leader in Sports aired this evening, from 7:00 til 7:30 p.m. EST, a show called “Tebow takes Manhattan”, of course being hosted by Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith. And again, this is about a quarterback that is coming to New York to be a back up (at least to begin).
I am sorry, but all of this is just another distraction to the fact that the Jets need to fix many problems, including that the locker room is not all behind their starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, who signed an extension last week. And did so without any fanfare. Anyone thinking that bringing in a guy like Tebow is going to help Sanchez if, or when, he has a bad game, are fooling themselves. While this is going to make jersey sales rise, might get more publicity now, in the end this mania is going to backfire on the Jets front office, and who is going to pay are the fans, cause a divided team usually never wins. In a city where the media loves to spot light everything coach Ryan and the rest of the franchise is going to regret this move, unfortunately for all by that time it will be too late to fix it.