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Rex: We didn't take advantage of Tebow's skill set

Tim Tebow of the Jets looks on as

Tim Tebow of the Jets looks on as he warms up against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

A day after the jettisoning Tim Tebow, Rex Ryan took responsibility for the backup quarterback's unproductive season in New York.

“When you look at it with the advantage of hindsight, obviously it wasn’t a good situation for Tim," the Jets coach said Tuesday during a day-long media tour, that includes radio interviews and a conference call with season-ticket holders. "It wasn’t a good situation for the Jets or anything else.

"I looked at it like he would have had success and we were going to use him in a multiple of ways. Unfortunately that didn’t happen … We really didn’t take advantage, in my opinion, of his skill set. That’s nobody’s fault, ultimately it’s my fault.”

Actually, it would be everyone's fault. The trade was ill-conceived and the coaching staff's use of Tebow was downright mind-boggling. 

Though it was clear last season that Tebow's time in New York would be short-lived, the Jets held onto him until Monday -- after the NFL draft was over.

 “And drafting Geno in the second round, it became apparent we had six quarterbacks, something had to give," general manager John Idzik said in a separate radio interview Tuesday morning. "And we felt it was appropriate, at that time, to release Tim.”

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