New York Jets: Is Tim Tebow the Remedy?

Lou Rom@louromliveContributor IOctober 1, 2012

Sept. 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) and quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) on the sidelines against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half at MetLife Stadium. 49ers won 34-0. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Tim Tebow came to New York with more fanfare than any backup quarterback ever.

A crowd greeted him when he arrived at the Jets training facility, a bevy of reporters awaited behind the hurricane fence and a press conference ensued.

In the coming days, Rex Ryan and Jets brass talked about how Mark Sanchez was the starter and Tebow was brought in to mix things up a bit, to keep opposing defenses off balance, to offer a change of pace.

Four games into the 2012 campaign Sanchez is stinking up the joint once again and Tebow has all of one pass attempt to show for his time with Gang Green. 

Tebow has been in on just 31 of the Jets 250-plus snaps and the wildcat has been about as scary as a Persian kitten.

So, is it time for Tebow to get his shot? Is he the great elixir to all things evil in Florham Park? Can he say a few Hail Marys and cure what ills NY?

No, no and no. At least not yet.

I can talk about what Tebow can do for you on the field until I'm blue in the face. And I can talk about Sanchez and his upside—OK, I lied, I really can't.

But the bottom line here is that the Jets' coaching staff, whose job it is to put both Sanchez and Tebow in a position to succeed, has failed both quarterbacks.

If Ryan used Tebow as he promised back in March, Tebow would be getting some pass attempts and Sanchez would be feeling less heat as defenses adjust to varied offensive sets and strategies.

Whatever master plan Ryan had has gone to the wayside and the Jets are about as predictable as a Tebow press conference.

Ryan and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano are to blame for the Jets' offensive woes, much more than the two men whose job it is to ensure they are given the best chance to succeed every time they take the field.

The Jets lack leadership across the board, but it starts at the top.

Lou Rom covers the NFL, his hometown New York Giants, and whatever else gets under his skin for Bleacher Report. You can follow him at louromlive on Twitter.