Colts vs. Jets: NY Loss Would Make QB Change a Must

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIOctober 14, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 08:  Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets reacts against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Texans won 23-17. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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No matter what your feelings are about Tim Tebow, if the New York Jets lose to the Indianapolis Colts, playing the polarizing quarterback can't do any more harm.

The Jets would be 2-4 with injuries mounting on both sides of the ball. The team's running game has been nearly non-existent, and Mark Sanchez has had trouble connecting with the few healthy receivers he has. A new approach and a new voice in the huddle would be an option on any team in this situation.

The fact that we're talking about the human pep rally makes the switch all the more attractive.

Sometimes football coaches over-analyze their teams and scenarios. They become prisoners of their own "brilliance." Conventional football wisdom says that Tebow isn't a viable option. He has iffy mechanics, and he lacks the arm, blah, blah, blah.

However, the Denver Broncos found out last year that Tebow could win games.

They didn't appreciate the fact that he was the driving force behind saving their season, Instead they shipped him off to New York in a trade that to this point has been much ado about nothing. 

The Jets' 2012 season is starting to look a lot like the Broncos 2011 season. Denver was 1-4 before Tebow took over for Kyle Orton, and led his team to seven wins in eight games.

A team without a wealth of talent on the offensive side of the ball not only made the playoffs, they pulled an upset over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the postseason.

Giving up on Sanchez is a much bigger deal for the Jets than giving up on Orton was for the Broncos. That said, losing is unacceptable in New York. Sanchez has had ample opportunity to impress in a Jets' uniform. Most of his time in New York has been laced with criticism.

It's almost time to pull the plug and allow both parties to start over.

In a season that would be in certain peril, Tebow would deserve a shot at pulling another miracle.


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