CORTLAND, N.Y. (WFAN/AP) – After yesterday’s poor showing, Tim Tebow impressed onlookers at Jets camp by dominating goal-line drills.
Tebow led the Jets’ second-team offense, taking direct snaps and showing off his scrambling ability against 11 defenders. Coach Rex Ryan yelled “Tebow’s live!” to the defense before the drills.
The quarterback ran for two touchdowns and threw for another. On one play, he took a snap from the shotgun, quickly faked a handoff to Joe McKnight and zipped into the end zone nearly untouched. He scored a passing touchdown from the Wildcat formation to Josh Baker.
Previously, the Jets confined Tebow to running pro-set offenses. He struggled to make quick decisions and was sacked by the Jets’ defense.
Today’s drills gave those in attendance at the SUNY campus the opportunity to view Tebow at his best in the wildcat formation.
It’s likely that Tebow will be used often in goal-line situations as he can make plays with his feet or rolling out of the pocket where he is more comfortable in the passing game.
“I’ve done that once or twice, so it comes pretty natural,” Tebow told Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “Whatever they want me to do, you know I’m going to to it.”
And that’s just fine with starting quarterback Mark Sanchez.
“We got to get it in the end zone. I don’t care,” said Sanchez, according to the New York Daily News. “Whatever we have to do – and Coach Sparano going to be the judge there on what exactly he wants. But if that’s what he wants and if that’s what puts it in the endzone, fine. We’ll drive it 99 yards and he can run it in. It doesn’t matter.”
Tebow said it “looks like there’s gadgets and gizmos,” but it’s more of a “power play” that can stretch defenses.
Sanchez ran the first-team offense and scored one rushing touchdown.
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