Report: Jets considering using Tebow on kickoffs


Report: Jets considering using Tebow on kickoffs

The Jets might be further expanding Tim Tebow's role again, making him the most multi-tasking backup quarterback in the league.

According to Pro Football Talk, the Jets are considering using him on their kickoff team now in addition to the personal protector on their punt team, hoping to utilize his speed.

From Pro Football Talk:
Thats the word from Jets assistant special teams coach Ben Kotwica, who told Manish Mehta of theNew York Daily Newsthat the team is considering using Tebow on their kickoff coverage team. Kotwica said that hes not concerned about Tebows speed getting down the field or about his ability to make a tackle when he gets down there.

When hes in coverage, hell be looking to tackle the returner, Kotwica said. And from what Ive seen, Ive got a pretty high degree of confidence that he would be able to do that.

As training camp ensues, his role may become more definitive, but for now it seems the plans for his offensive and special teams responsibilities make one thing certain: the Jets are relying on him to get the job done.

Bart Scott: Falcons have 'the better quarterback' in Super Bowl

Bart Scott: Falcons have 'the better quarterback' in Super Bowl

Former Ravens and Jets linebacker - now an "NFL Today" analyst for CBS - Bart Scott usually "can't wait" to make his disdain for Tom Brady and the Patriots known. 

He was back at it Tuesday in an interview with CBS Radio's Damon Amendolara, in which he said the Falcons have the better quarterback heading into Super Bowl LI.

“We know they’re the better offense, and right now, you could say they got the better quarterback because they have the MVP of the league,” Scott said. Ryan is the favorite to win the NFL MVP, which will be announced the night before the Super Bowl at the "NFL Honors" show.

“Now that’s a debate, but Matt Ryan has earned the right for his name to be put up there with the upper-echelon quarterbacks," Scott said. "He’s always been elite in the regular season, but now he’s taken this show into the postseason and he’s won the hard battles against the elite quarterbacks and now you have to give him his due.”

More from Scott: “I can’t see the Patriots stopping this offense. So, that means that these receivers are going to have to [keep] pace. It’s all going to come down to what it always comes down to. It’s going to come down to who makes the turnovers, who gets up early and puts the pressure on the other team. Matt Ryan and that offense showed me a lot when they went behind [in the divisional round against the Seahawks]. Seattle came and busted them in the face, and [Atlanta] went right back down and answered immediately.

"The Patriots always find a way, but I think it makes it more close of a game than what people think.”