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Will Tebow get more touches? 'I think it's week to week,' Tim says

Tim Tebow looks to pass in the first

Tim Tebow looks to pass in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012) Credit: Jim McIsaac

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- With all the talk about Tim Tebow off the field this week, very little attention was paid to how he's doing when he's on the field.

For example: Last week against Seattle, Tebow completed 100 percent of his passes. Of course, he threw the ball only three times for a total of 8 yards in the Jets' 28-7 loss to the Seahawks.

For the season, Tebow is 5-for-6 for 40 yards. So half of his season's attempts came last week. Does that mean he's going to start to air it out a little when he comes into the game Sunday at St. Louis?

"I don't know," Tebow said Friday. "I think it's week to week. Different packages every week and that's the way we felt like we could exploit Seattle.

"We'll see what happens. I think just doing whatever you can to keep the defense honest and make them cover 53 1/2 yards wide and also play the vertical game . . . when you do that, that's when you have your best success."

Tebow, who ran four times for 14 yards vs. the Seahawks, is probable for Sunday with bruised ribs. If his ego was bruised, as well, by the anonymous quotes from teammates ripping him this week, he seemed to be well over it Friday.

"I don't know if I necessarily feel better or worse," he said. "I feel great. It didn't hamper me or who I was. It's something else you have to deal with. It's not something that worries me. We've had a great week of practice. The guys have been awesome. We're just moving forward."

But moving forward with what exactly? The Jets say every week that they want to get Tebow more involved in the offense, but his impact has been minimal so far. Offensive coordinator Tony Sparano said having Tebow throw the ball more last week was part of the evolution of figuring out how to use him.

"We've been working on them for a little while, but it's just something that we felt like in that ballgame there, we could get Tim involved early," Sparano said. "It worked out well . . . Some of that stuff was helpful during the course of the game. The more of that stuff that we can do to gain first downs and gain yardage, the better off we'll be."


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