Jets Aren’t Giants And Tim Tebow Release Shows Why
The Jets are certainly not the Giants. They don’t have the rings or the head coach or the quarterback or the front office or the fan base or the history. But if you needed another reminder why the organizations play football on different planets, the release of Tim Tebow by the Jets gives you one more.
Tim Tebow was brought in as a circus clown. The Jets never wanted him. The Jets knew he wasn’t an NFL quarterback. The Jets wanted to create controversy and tabloid nonsense and an uncomfortable situation for both Tebow and Mark Sanchez. Granted this wasn’t a John Idzik decision. But Rex Ryan certainly allowed it. Do you think Tom Coughlin would have been on-board with it even if management was? Immediate friction would have ended in a common sense agreement for the G-Men.
The Giants would have never brought Tebow in. The Giants hate controversy, know their players and most of all are fair to their players. The Giants cut a player and tell them why. The Giants draft players and groom them the right way. The Giants hold players on scout teams until they know they are ready and can and will succeed at the right time (Victor Cruz).
The Jets are lost. The Giants are focused. The Jets don’t have a Super Bowl win since Joe Namath guaranteed one in 1969. The Giants have four since then. These two teams both play football in New Jersey and are called New York teams and play in the same stadium. But it feels like the two play football and make decisions in entirely different worlds.
By: Mike Lindsley, “Mid-Day with Mike,” 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio. Follow him on Twitter @MikeLSports.