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Tim Tebow led a 1-4 Denver Broncos team into the divisional round of the playoffs in 2011. He proved that his unconventional style of play worked for him, even though millions of people disapproved.
When he was traded to the New York Jets organization in 2012, there seemed to be nothing but potential. Tony Sparano, the man behind the Wildcat, was thought to have had a special package for Tebow's talents. His tough running ability was supposed to mesh with Rex Ryan's ground-and-pound style.
All of the potential has turned into nothing but an utter disaster in New York.
Tebow has only attempted seven passes, completing six of them for a whopping 39 yards. (His one incompletion was a drop against the Houston Texans that could very well have gone for a touchdown). He has rushed the football 29 times for 87 yards, an astonishing 3.0 yards per carry average.
But don't blame Tebow for underperforming in his limited opportunities through 10 games played (stats as of December 8, 2012). Nearly every time Tebow is in the game, other than punt protecting, he receives the ball in the shotgun formation and is told to run the ball right up the middle.
His presence on the field has made his role so predictable for defenses that he isn't even a factor. His coaches have done a terrible job utilizing Tebow in the offense and No. 15 deserves better.
Fantasy owners expecting Tebow to be a goal-line or red-zone machine were terribly fooled. Tebow has no touchdowns this year and has provided fantasy owners with absolutely nothing, though his potential was very high in August.
Blame the organization for holding Tebow back on this one, fantasy owners.