Liguori: After Tim Tebow Trade, Jets The Most Compelling Team In NFL

By Ann Liguori
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From Bounty-gate to Tim-mania in Jets land, it was a shocking day in the NFL on Wednesday! First the news of the unprecedented sanctions against New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton, Joe Vitt, Greg Williams and GM Mickey Loomis for their role in gratuitous violence (I’m in favor of the ruling) and then the Jets -Tebow deal, no deal, ‘yes, we have a deal’ scenario. (I’m very happy Tebow is now a Jet!)

Not sure which is more incredible, the fact that coach Sean Payton was suspended for a season without pay OR the fact that Tim Tebow is now part of the Jets organization. As much as I adore Tim Tebow, I feel as if he’s suddenly been fed to the wolves! But he’s a big boy and should be a very positive influence on this team that certainly does not shy away from controversy! Tebow said he accepts the ‘back-up’ role, has already had a good talk with Mark Sanchez, whom he has known for awhile now, and everything is hunky dory as to be expected in Tebow-land.

This move immediately makes the NY Jets the most compelling team in the NFL! Yes, from a merchandising standpoint, it means lots of cash for the team as Tebow jerseys should start selling off the racks. From a personality standpoint, it will be a study in contrasts — the brash, spontaneous coach Rex Ryan making headlines with controversial predictions and statements compared to the polite Tim Tebow, who will always say and do the right thing. He could be just what the doctors ordered for the Jets as perhaps a calming influence in the locker room?

From a playing perspective, the Jets believe in the Wildcat package and say Tebow will get plenty of opportunity to play. Despite what his critics say about his abilities as a passer, Tim is a winner, a leader and will revitalize the Jet’s offense.

What a week for the NFL and for New York!

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  • Noah

    I’ve been following Ann for years, listening to her radio shows, watching her television series and reading her columns. In addition to being one of the most versatile sports minds out there, she is also one of the most knowledgeable sports people in the business! She has extensive experience and insight and it’s a pleasure to hear and read what she has to say about any issue!

    • msome

      Another Ann fan… dude get over it, she’s garbage lol

  • Carmine L. Calabro Jr.

    Well Ann is probably smarter than most. She’s kept her career going for decades and morphed from a CBS newbie into a sports broadcasting legend. Like her or not, she’s interviewed many of the world’s major sports Icons.

    I agree with her assessment that the Jets acquisition of Tebow gives them an edge in many different ways, none the least being the media and marketing aspects. As a Jet fan forever, I think the combination of Sanchez and Tebow will be very good for this team.

    These are both young and gifted athletes and Jets management can build upon their strengths and styles to develop new offensive plays and strategies.

    • msome

      How much did she pay you to write that? LMAO

      • Carmine L. Calabro Jr.

        I’ve been a fan of Ann’s since she popped up on the radar screen at CBS research as a personality to watch. Go back and watch some of her historical interviews with sports legends, read her columns, take a look at some of her “Innerviews” in her book “A Passion For Golf”. Then ask me that question!

  • Lucky

    Clearly a publicity stunt! The Giants’ Super Bowl has driven the entire Jets organization insane!

  • j.ciolino

    If by “compelling” you mean, “completely dysfunctional” — or — “screwed up,” then, yes, the Jets are the most compelling team in the NFL.

  • Larry

    As an ex NYer, currently in Denver the JEt organization should be beaming with happiness. In a matter of a few games you will see Tebows value. It will take a few Sanchez interceptions and a few Tebow heroics to quiet down the ignorant Jet fans. Go TIMMY!

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