Low Return on Investment?

Yesterday in a media session with reporters, Tony Sparano said that he knows how to use Tim Tebow in his offense.  So if that’s the case … then why isn’t he being used effectively?

Setting aside any starting QB talk, there’s an attitude of exasperation among fans and media as the Jets enter their eighth game of the season.  To date, other than a few nifty punt fakes, there’s not been the amount of offensive impact via the spread option or Wildcat that many expected with the trade for Tim Tebow writes Mark Cannizzaro for the Post.

The only folks the Jets appear to have fooled with Tebow on offense are themselves and their fans, because outside of his work on the punt team, Tebow has not been the high-impact player he was advertised to be.

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The more you watch Tebow in the Jets’ Wildcat, the more you yearn for Brad Smith, who was a more dynamic big-play threat, averaging double-digit yards per touch in some stretches.

The more you watch Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, the supposed godfather of the Wildcat from his days as the Dolphins head coach, the more you wonder about their previous offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and ask, “What would Schotty do?’’

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Oh no he didn’t!  That last shot might sting a bit, but it’s kind of true.  The Jets have been wholly ineffective in how to use this unconventional player in an unconventional role.

I’ve given up seeing Tebow be used extensively in this offense as an option back or whatever.  In their failure to use him much this far into the season, the team’s talk about his usage as a Wildcateer is proving to have just been noise.

The Jets distracted everyone with their talking up his ability to play the Wildcat, but it seems obvious that if they aren’t making a legitimate effort to use him in that role, that there was another role that they thought they needed him for and I think we can all guess what that one is … it’s the one that ESPN was hoping for all summer long.




47 comments
rico
rico

Wilson will be fine as long as he doesn't play pro-foootball. Now he's like the rest of us. No need to whip out all the prayers and god-squad stuff. He could probably run a marathon tomorrow then go to the movies, play with the kids, make love to his wife and mow the lawn and show no effects.

What's with all the blessings as if he's been given last rights or has been paralyzed. He's not paralyzed, he just shouldn't chance playing in the nfl.

Now here's a bigger secret to all you nfl fan/ bible-beaters. PRO FOOTBALL IS NOT SAFE FOR HUMANS OR ANY OTHER LIVING THINGS! Amen

Paul Wesolowski
Paul Wesolowski

David Wilson, I also have a form of spinal stenosys and know what you are experiencing on that front. I know you gave it all when playing , so I know you will live feeling fulfilled as far as that goes. I pray you live a long healthy pain free life.

May God bless you in Jesus name, Amen

good luck in whatever life brings your way, may you succeed as much or even more than you already have had 


rico
rico

Too bad he was a super-exciting prospect.

Tommy Wawryk
Tommy Wawryk

David after having the same surgery last year I wish you good health and a long life.

Jerry Goglas
Jerry Goglas

It would be better if the link didn't take me to the New York Islanders

Chris Morosoff
Chris Morosoff

So sad.... Selfishly, he had such amazing talent... But all I really care about is David & his health. All the best David.

jetsfn
jetsfn

God bless you David continue to stay strong in the lord and I wish you the best young man...

Israel Vélez
Israel Vélez

So sad. I wish him the best of luck moving forward.

Stephen Walker
Stephen Walker

That is sad news. I think coach had a feeling that the news would be bad the way he was talking in his post game interview after last nights game. Hope that the Giants "family" will take care of him and his family as well. At least he has the rest of his life to live.

Josh Choi
Josh Choi

Sean Han no more. lost a great RB

Marjan Dekaj
Marjan Dekaj

Alexander Heller Alan Chan Frederick Cercado Miguel Torres

Glenn Kukan
Glenn Kukan

That's a shame... but good that he can still "walk" away.

David Lopez
David Lopez

The organization is doing the right thing although it will crush Wilson. He deserves the right to have a quality life and walk away from the game without the physical toll an NFL career can place on his body.

He is still young enough to do something with himself and I wish him all the best.

Joe Alegre
Joe Alegre

Sad for this kid. I really felt like he had the tools to be special. It is also sad that the Giants used a #1 pick on this kid when RB wasn't even a top priority.  Oh well, hindsight is always 20/20.


I wish him well and hope he saved the bulk of the money he was guaranteed from his rookie deal. 


John, do you know what the financial implication is the for Giants cap wise. . this year and beyond?

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Kids career comes to an end thanks to a broken play where the Giants couldn't block in a blowout.

rico
rico

Those stupid backflips were a harbinger of disaster, you could feel it.  The team asked him not to do it.   That isn't necessary what injured him but compression on the spine like that surely didn't help.


It's a dangerous sport.  sad

Joe Alegre
Joe Alegre

@Joe Alegre  Yes, I am replying to myself. 


I just looked up the details and decided to pass them along . . . 1.8M cap hit this year (guaranteed) and his contract had $5.38M guaranteed total (Signing Bonus + 2012-14 base). 2015 just the 825K signing bonus is left to pay.

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

That's a bit of a stretch. He got hurt because he put his neck in a bad position and got hit. I don't think backflips are what caused it.

rico
rico

@Peter Sinapi didn't say they were, but every time I saw him do one I cringed as did Coughlin who asked him not to do them.


Like I said it was a harbinger of things to come and  it was