Nothing Changes

Even if Rex Ryan is concerned about Tim Tebow, his injuries and how much time he should see on the field because of it, it’s not going to change his gameday activations according to Rex Ryan.

Via Kristian Dyer in NY Metro.

“I’m not expecting anything to change as far as his availability, but we’ll see how the week goes if there is any significant change,” head coach Rex Ryan said. “I know he was active for the game; I know he’s doing treatment and things like that. I anticipate him being ready to go but we’ll see.”

Third-string quarterback Greg McElroy, who was not active for the Patriots game, said he didn’t get any extra snaps last week and was limited to his normal role on the scout team. He termed the decision to make him inactive “a game-time decision last week.”

“Tim was feeling good enough to go,” McElroy said Monday. “He is the backup quarterback.” And even though he had “taken all the snaps during the week” as Ryan said, he indicated Tebow would be severely limited if he had played.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Credit to McElroy.  The team’s third stringer is saying all the right things, but the situation is preposterous.  If Rex feels uncomfortable about putting Tebow into play in any but the gravest of circumstances, then why even activate the player at all?  From a gameday activation standpoint, one of the big reasons that Mike Tannenbaum relished the idea of adding Tim Tebow was to make use of oft overlooked roster spot.  Was it a cute idea?  Yes.  Does it make sense if the player can’t actually contribute in any meaningful way?

I don’t know about how others feel, but to me this story is making an already stumbling organization look worse.  There’s got to be more to this story than is being said openly, I just have no idea what it is yet.