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Jets' Week 3 storylines: More Tim Tebow?

Tim Tebow reacts after running for a first

Tim Tebow reacts after running for a first down against the Pittsburgh Steelers on at Heinz Field. (Sept. 16, 2012) Credit: Getty

Will we be seeing more of Tim Tebow against Miami?
The longer Tebow is relegated to the sidelines, the longer the Jets will continue to waste money. They gave him $2.5 million to accept a backup role, on top of the $500,000 signing bonus they were on the hook for when they signed backup quarterback Drew Stanton a week before Tebow arrived. Rex Ryan has expressed confidence in Tebow’s passing ability, but hasn’t allowed him to throw. The Jets’ front office billed the former Bronco as a dynamic playmaker, so let’s see it.

Where’s the run game?
For a team that says it’s returned to its ground-and-pound roots, the Jets sure aren’t churning out big runs on the ground. Subtract Tebow’s 22-yard Wildcat run against the Steelers and the Jets produced just 68 total rushing yards. Ryan’s offense is tied with Chicago for 18th overall in rushing yards per game (104). Miami, however, has the fourth-best run defense in the NFL, allowing 53 yards per game.

Will Mark Sanchez get the offense back on track?
After a blistering start at Heinz Field, in which he was 4-for-6 for 80 yards and a touchdown on the Jets’ first drive, he finished 10-for-27 for 138 yards.


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