Marvin Austin tried to grab some attention by grabbing Tim Tebow
If you watched the Giants-Patriots highlights on SportsCenter on Friday morning, you probably saw a quick shot of Marvin Austin giving Tim Tebow a quick shove after one of the interceptions in the second half. In fact, in a two-minute span that I was watching, I saw that play twice.
And that’s what Austin wanted.
"Of course, [everyone is] trying to go out there, get you a sack and do the Tebow," Austin said of wanting to don the familiar genuflecting pose. "That's what everyone was talking about going out there and putting their hands around Tebow because he's a guy getting a lot of media attention and if you're trying to make a team, you can go out there, put your hands around him and that could get your name out there."
That's important for a guy who might get cut in the next day or so. Austin has already gotten his name out there this preseason when he hit Mark Sanchez on Saturday and sent the Jets’ quarterback situation into a spiral. He didn’t have any sacks last night against the Patriots, but he did seem to play ok. He was credited with one tackle.
Well enough to make the team at a crowded position?
"I just went out there to play hard and show, if not the Giants, whatever team I'm on in the next 48 hours that I can play in this league," Austin said.
By the way, Tebow was sacked four times -- once on a sack split by Mike Patterson and Shaun Rogers, once by Matt Broha, once by Adewale Ojomo, and once by Justin Trattou.