NFL Rumors: Will Inclement Weather Mean More Tim Tebow for the New York Jets?
Hurricane Sandy is making it’s way up the east coast, and it could lead to inclement weather all over the NFL this weekend.
So what does that mean for Week 8 action around the league? Well, every outdoor contest is potentially ripe for high winds and heavy rain this weekend, which means passing attacks may be forced to take a backseat.
For the Jets, it’ll mean a heavy dose of Shonn Greene, even against a stout Dolphins run defense that’s allowing just 78.2 rushing yards per game, good for third-best in the NFL.
However, with Bilal Powell still out with a shoulder injury, and Joe McKnight still battling a high ankle sprain, could the inclement weather force the Jets to get creative with their running game?
Enter Tim Tebow. The versatile backup quarterback has been a jack of all trades for the Jets this year, and there was some talk last week about Tebow possibly playing running back with the Jets undermanned at the position.
It never came to fruition, but this week it seems like a legitimate option, should the weather get poor and the Jets decide to ground and pound on offense.
As expected, Tebow has taken a backseat to starting quarterback Mark Sanchez this year, and through seven weeks Tebow has thrown 3 passes, while rushing 22 times for 76 yards.
Is this the week that Tebow gets more extensive playing time, even if that’s at running back?
Well, there’s only one way to find out. It may depend on the weather forecast, but it’s certainly a possibility.
Of course, if the weather is manageable, the passing game will be too.
But if the weather turns nasty, the Jets may turn to Tebow.
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