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Nov 3, 2016; Tebow with the Mets against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game. Credit: USA TODAY Sports
Nov 3, 2016; Tebow with the Mets against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow considered sticking with football, but instead chose baseball to take on a new challenge, he told ESPN's 'First Take" on Tuesday.

"I wanted to do something I wanted to do, that would be fun for me, a challenge for me," Tebow told host Max Kellerman. "That's why I chose to pick up a baseball bat."

Tebow, who signed a $100,000 contract to join the Mets this past summer, hit .194 with a .296 OBP, no home runs, three doubles and 20 strikeouts in 19 games during October's Arizona Fall League.

"At a certain point, it's not about what other people want you to do it's about what you want to do," he reitterated to Kellerman, parroting a line he frequently used during his book tour last November. "It's your life, not everybody else's life. I could go play football at another position, but why settle. Life isn't about settling, life is about striving."

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Tebow during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch (Credit: Mark J. Rebilas via USA Today)
Tebow during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch (Credit: Mark J. Rebilas via USA Today)

The Mets haven't decided whether OF Tim Tebow will be invited to play in big league games during Spring Training, GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday.

"That's a decision we'll make some time in the near future," Alderson said, adding that there's "no benefit" to having him in big league camp.

Mets manager Terry Collins said earlier Tuesday that Tebow would play for the Mets during Grapefruit League games this spring, even if he's in minor-league camp

However, late last month, Tebow would not say if he plans to attend Spring Training.

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Mets OF Tim Tebow got his first hit in the Arizona Fall League Tuesday, going 1-for-4 with two strikeouts while hitting into a double play.

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It's supposed to be in the mid-90's in NYC today and no one is doing too much moving around. So let's have some fun. Caption the below photos for us in the comment section...

There, there....don't worry, our big paydays are coming...

Someday, Tom I'll figure out a way to beat you...

Tags: Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, Bill Parcells, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants, Phil Simms, Tim Tebow, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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The guerrilla-style media entity TmZ caught up with Giants' co-owner Steve Tisch as he was getting into his car in LA this weekend. Tisch believes that LB Aaron Curry could become a "game-changer" for the Giants. In an unfair question about Tim Tebow, Tisch responded by taking the high road....

From TmZ.com:

The New York Jets DESTROYED any chance Tim Tebow had to be a successful QB in the NFL ... this according to NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch.

"I think him going from the Broncos to the Jets was not in anybody's best interest," Tisch told TMZ on his way out of Dan Tana's in L.A. Sunday night.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL, Steve Tisch, Tim Tebow, TMZ
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The NFL will release its schedule tonight at 8 p.m. In honor of this annual occasion in which we mark our calendars and cancel plans in advance of the fall, here are the games we're looking forward the most in 2013.

1. Denver Broncos

It's not a question the most intriguing game of the 2013 schedule will be the Manning Bowl, pinning up brother against brother in one of the league's most cherished match-ups.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 2013 New York Giants Schedule, 2013 NFL Schedule, Adrian Peterson, Alex Smith, Andy Reid, brandon marshall, Brian Urlacher, Cam Newton, carson palmer, Chip Kelly, christian ponder, darren mcfadden, darrius heyward-bey, Eli Manning, greg jennings, jason jones, Jay Cutler, marc trestman, matt flynn, Matt Forte, Michael Vick, mike mccoy, monte kiffin, New York Giants, percy harvin, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Reggie Bush, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, russell wilson, Tim Tebow, tony romo, Wes Welker
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https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/314827881828200448

Adam Schefter is a hard-working NFL beat reporter, probably the best at what he does. Nothing goes down in this league without him knowing about it. His above tweet states the obvious on Tebow, and the unspoken about Cruz.

Tebow is a man without a position. He isn't an NFL QB, and it would be a mistake to try him at another position. The NFL is not the place for entry-level candidates. The Jets are going to have to release Tebow. It's sad, but almost everyone but the Jets saw this coming....

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Woody Johnson and the rest of the NFL owners are in Phoenix this week for league meetings and when asked about the 2012 backup quarterback and his status with the Jets, Woody Johnson didn't give any direct answers on the matter according to Manish Mehta, "we?re looking at all possibilities with [Tebow]. We?ll see what the offseason [brings]."

I know it's seems silly, but I really think it comes down to trying to move him via trade to save cap space. ?Tebow is on the books for $2.6 million in 2013. ?Should they cut him, they save about a million dollars, should they trade him, they save most of that full cap figure. ?It doesn't seem like much, but when the Jets are pinching pennies with potential starters like OLB Antwan Barnes, then we have to expect that they are going to do everything they can to save all the cap space they can for the 2013 season.

But just because the Jets want to trade Tebow doesn't mean they will be able to do so. ?This meeting in Phoenix might represent one of the last best chances between now and the draft to move Tebow. ?The foregone conclusion is that there is zero chance that Tebow returns with the Jets in 2012. ?Based on the way Rex Ryan avoided (like the plague) playing #15 at quarterback, it's hard to imagine that they would bring him back if the team's coach doesn't think him competent to play his own position. ?Maybe the Jets will shock the world and have come up with plans to actually let him compete for the starting job in 2013, but it seems so far-fetched at this point. ?Sooner or later the team will cut him, but they sure are taking their time to do so.

Tags: New York Jets, News, Editorial Aside, Rex Ryan, Tim Tebow, woody johnson, Brian Bassett

There's been a lot of speculation about the release of Kevin Kolb by the Cardinals that he will most likely end up in New York. ?Kansas City would be closed to him, as Reid already got his man in Alex Smith a few weeks ago, so the Jets do logically represent a smart fit. ?Kolb returns to the coordinator he knows in Marty Morhinweg and the Jets round out their roster with a backup who already knows the system. ?A potential win-win.

Garrard has been told he'll have a chance to challenge for a starting job, but that's a tough one to believe, he's taken two years to get healthy, and hasn't played in the NFL for far too long for a 35 year old to jump into a new system with the Jets. ?Tim Tebow won't be with the team at some point soon ... from what we hear the Jets are doing their best to trade him to get the cap relief a trade would offer ... but it is obviously not going so well. ?McElroy's status with the team seems up in the air, but he might have made it tough to get a serious shot after not disclosing his concussion during the Chargers game. ?Mark Sanchez might make a focused run to retain his job and he seems like the one with the inside track on the starting job ... but Kolb would represent the best challenge to Sanchez that the Jets might be able to hastily muster on the cheap for the 2013 season.

Kolb had Larry Fitzgerald, but he didn't have much else. ?Kolb's terrible run in Arizona was rife with issues due to a porous offensive line that couldn't protect him, a backfield that spends more time in the shop than the street and not much else. ?According to Football Outsiders, the line ranked 26th in 2011 and 27th in 2012 in pass protection. ?Not easy for any QB. ?The Jets have historically ranked better at pass protection, but took a huge statistical dip in their protection stats after the Chargers game in which McElroy should not have been playing after his concussion. ?Also, Mark Sanchez didn't do his line any favors by his sheer refusal to get rid of the ball quickly in the Sparano NOffense.

Tags: Buzz, David Garrard, free agency, kevin kolb, Mark Sanchez, Marty Morhinweg, New York Jets, Editorial Aside, Tim Tebow, Brian Bassett
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. ? The affable, somewhat sarcastic, always approachable Nick Bellore is a marked man in the Jets locker room.

Bellore and his beard

For 22 days now, the Jets linebacker has been the target of his teammates as part of the ?No Shave November? fad as he has been growing a beard and has refused to touch his burgeoning growth. Now itchy and thick, Bellore needs to endure a little more than a week before he can think about trimming let alone shaving the beard. It is a burden he feels he carries for the Jets team because of the sheer awesomeness of his facial hair.

Tags: Beard, New York Jets, News, Nick Bellore, Nick Mangold, No Shave November, Ny Jets, Player Profile, Editorial Aside, Reports, Tim Tebow
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. ? On a day where Tim Tebow and anonymous quotes were all the talk at the Jets facility, punter Robert Malone somehow squeezed out a rare compliment from head coach Rex Ryan on Wednesday afternoon. The irony is that he has Tebow to thank for it.

Ryan was talking about the impact that Tebow has had on his team this season and mentioned the once scoffed at idea of his role on special teams as a personal punt protector. Tebow?s impact has been felt on special teams, including most recently in Week 6 when the Jets faked a punt and he tossed to linebacker Nick Bellore for a 23-yard gain and a first down. It was a major moment in what turned out to be a Jets blowout win over the Colts.

But what?s not been talked about is the impact that Tebow?s presence is having on Robert Malone?s ability to punt.

Tags: mike westhoff, New York Jets, Nick Bellore, Player Profile, Editorial Aside, Robert Malone, special teams, Tim Tebow
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Former Giants pass-rush?aficionado Lawrence Taylor made an appearance on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" last night, where he participated in a segment called "Dear Insiders."

When asked about how Tim Tebow could succeed in the NFL, he said some ... off-centered advice.

"I would say he would have to go to church, Temple -- wherever he goes -- find a nice girl," said Taylor, who added some more colorful language. "I mean marry her if he has to ... but he's got to get some of that pressure off."
Former Giants QB Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth laughed at Taylor's remarks. Simms added:

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Earlier this season there were some reports that Tebow might request a trade at the end of the year should he not get the opportunity to start.

Earlier Woody Johnson was on CNBC to talk politics, and the topic of his QBs came up, via the Star-Ledger.

"Will we keep Tebow? Absolutely," Johnson said. "He'll be with us for three years, and I think he's going to be a real valuable asset in terms of helping us win games."

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In case you missed it, ESPN's Mike & Mike had a number of Jets folks on their show this morning. ?Here's the links to the interviews.

[sny-box]Rex Ryan: Talks about Sanchez and Tebow, many of the rest of his offensive skill players and much more. - Listen

Mike Tannenbaum:?Tebow/Sanchez, the Jets troubles in the preseason, replacement refs, facing the Bills. -?Listen

Tags: Art Modell, Audio, espn, jets, Links, Mark Sanchez, Mike & Mike, Mike Tannenbaum, nfl, Rex Ryan, sports, Tim Tebow, woody johnson, Brian Bassett
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?To me, he?s one of those .. guys that takes what he does and does it 100 percent and doesn?t ask anything else out of it."

-- Mike Westhoff on Tim Tebow
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How serious are the Jets about using Tim Tebow as their personal punt protector this season? ?Sounds like it's pretty serious according to the article Rich Cimini wrote for ESPN New York a few days back. ?In it, Cimini details how the team came up with the role for the backup quarterback and what it means for him to play special teams in such a capacity.

The Jets have had some quality protectors in past years but as Cimini notes, there's one big concern about using a guy like Tebow in such a role for the Jets.

Critics of the Tebow plan will argue that the Jets are sacrificing coverage ability by using a player with no experience as a tackler. Tebow, used extensively in the preseason, didn't make a single tackle.

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Prepare for some Wildcateering this weekend when the Jets face off against the Buffalo Bills this weekend at MetLife Stadium! ?Yesterday Rex Ryan told reporters that the Jets will plan to use the plays in their Week One matchup against the Bills.

"I think if we don't," Ryan said, "everybody's going to be like, 'Wait a second. You guys have been saying about this Wildcat, and we haven't even seen one snap of it.' But, sure, we're going to run some Wildcat. There's no doubt."

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Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow talk about the Jets offense improving all summer and getting ready for the regular season

Tags: Film Room, Jets Offense, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Brian Bassett

Peter King is making his training camp run, and has some thoughts about the Jets offense this season. ?While he touches a number of topics, King shares his impressions of his conversation with Mark Sanchez regarding Tim Tebow and how he feels about the backup soaking up some first team snaps in game situations. ?Sanchez told King he implicitly trusts Tony Sparano to know when to utilize whom, and then King gives his impressions of the situation.

In other words, the Jets are going to put Tebow in the game, on offense and on special teams, regularly. They've been careful not to ruffle Sanchez's feelings about it, apparently even letting him know what the plan is, and Sanchez, who has a very good relationship with the new offensive coordinator, feels Sparano's not going to trample on him to make Tebow a part of the offense. It's a tight rope walk, and who knows what Sanchez really is feeling if part of the plan is subbing Tebow for Sanchez when the Jets get inside the opponents' 5-yard line, for instance.

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Giants' DE Osi Umenyiora is not blind. Like the rest of us, he sees the rise in arrests of NFL players and can't for the life of him understand the spike - especially in the day-and-age of Roger Goodell, who deals with such infractions both swiftly and harshly.

"It?s just ridiculous,? Umenyiora said at an event in midtown today as per Art Stapleton of the Record. ?People need to be more focused and more grateful for what it is that they have. Coming from where I came from [during his trip to Nigeria earlier this month] and seeing what I saw, all that poverty, people who have nothing, they would cut off both their legs to be given the opportunity that these people have. To be messing around like that is real unfortunate.?

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A lot of attention has been paid to the the quarterback position this off-season, with the concerns at right tackle and the revolving door at wide receiver also taking their turn in the spotlight. But interestingly enough, there is another element to the Jets 2012 offense that has not received nearly enough consideration, and it is one that could ultimately prove to be the most significant: The running game.

Head coach Rex Ryan and new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano have promised to return to the tough, physical, smash-mouth style of football that the Jets found success with in Rex's first two years as head coach. That's right. Ground and Pound is back.

Tags: Cedric Benson, Ground and Pound, New York Jets, nfl, Opinion, Rex Ryan, shonn greene, Tim Tebow, Adam Rotter
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Kristine Reese is a guest columnist for TJB, taking on some of the toughest topics about the New York Jets. ?Find more of her work at the female based sports networ,?Aerys Sports, and as an integral part of the nascent?Flight 5 team. ?Follow Kristine on Twitter @KristineReese.

There is never a dull moment in Jets land, and the last six months have served as a constant reminder.?After a 2011 season filled with great expectations ended in a downward spiral and an equally - if not more - dramatic?off-season dominated headlines, there is little doubt all eyes will be on the New York Jets in 2012.?And while Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Rex Ryan will all dominate the majority of the conversation, there is another name that also deserves just as much consideration: General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Tags: Darrelle Revis, Mark Sanchez, Mike Tannenbaum, New York Jets, nfl, NFL Draft, Opinion, Rex Ryan, Tim Tebow, Wayne Hunter, Adam Rotter
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This past Thursday marked the first day OTA's were open to the media and while there were many things to discuss, the thing I want to focus on is the "quarterback controversy" that is Tebow vs. Sanchez.

Tebow was picked twice in practice, once by Bart Scott then again by Yeremiah Bell on the next play, according to multiple sources. On the other hand, Sanchez had the play of the day with a 75 yard touchdown to Stephen Hill and had a good overall day. At the end of practice, some were making excuses for Tebow saying that he's bad in practice and to wait until the games actually start.

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From Philadelphia, Marcus Hayes writes an article about how the Jets might be in trouble trying to incorporate the Wildcat with a backup QB as the trigger man. ?Hayes should know, because he watched the dance between Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick just a few years ago and according to Hayes, it wasn't pretty.
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It is March. The Giants do not make much noise in March. Nor do they in April or any other month in which NFL games aren't played. They leave those months open for their co-tenants to have....and the Jets take full advantage of them....

The Giants are the NFL on-field champions while the Jets are hands-down the off-field champs. Whoever is running the publicity machine across the hall is a genius. The team has gone from one that was on the verge of falling apart to one of national interest again.

Tim Tebow is the most popular athlete in the world. He will be wearing green and representing the Jets all over the planet. He will sell for them. He will sell a lot, too. But what he's selling isn't football, it's just hype. The Jets don't sell steak, folks. They sell sizzle....

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It is done. The Jets are Tim Tebow's new team....

Aren't you glad you're not a Jet fan? I am afraid to even open up TheJetsBlog to read the comments. Joe Namath is right. This IS a publicity stunt. This move makes no football sense to me at all. None. Now you have two quarterbacks who can't throw a deep ball....

Your comments....

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Peyton Manning is a Bronco and that means TimTebow?is a goner. The fervor that had engulfed Denver just a few short months ago has fizzed out. Hard to believe.

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Is it too early to start talking about the NFL MVP? Of course not. We are just like everyone else, we like to speculate, too...

The NFL a QB league and a QB has won the award the past four years and will probabaly continue to win it going forward. The NFL is being dominated by one team right now: the Green Bay Packers, and they are on a historic run.

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