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2012 New York Jets Training Camp: Tim Tebow Wildcat Package Finally Unveiled

CORTLAND, NY - JULY 27:  Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets works out in front of Tom Cavanaugh, quarterbacks coach at Jets Training Camp at SUNY Cortland on July 27, 2012 in Cortland, New York.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Brad WashingtonCorrespondent IIAugust 2, 2012

ESPN reports that The New York Jets have finally installed the Wildcat package that many fans have been waiting for, letting Tim Tebow run between the tackles in goal line situations.

Although it was only one play that was run and it was a touchdown, it appeared many offensive players were happy with the results. Most specifically, Mark Sanchez.

The Wildcat formation is used for players who are usually fast and can give the offense another dimension on the field.

In Tebow’s case, he’s a big body who’s very strong and a hard-nosed runner. He can be used as an effective wildcat runner and passer, but the goal line is where he can flourish.

He’s bulked up 15 pounds to take the potential beating he will receive. That’s just over 250 pounds. Linemen and linebackers will have a very hard time tackling a player coming at them full speed from an extended shotgun position.

It should make one wonder how often the New York Jets will run the wildcat package at the goal line. New York Jets running back Shonn Greene is 226 pounds and can take the beating as well, but if the package is successful, then carries near the goal line could go to Tebow.

If the package is run right, Tim Tebow can accumulate more than 10 touchdowns on the ground alone at the goal line.  Again, his size and strength will be a hard matchup for opposing linemen and linebackers, similarly to how Cam Newton’s size created nightmares as well.

Hopefully we can see more footage of Tim Tebow executing the wild cat in training camp soon.  

 

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