The Tim Tebow Era has apparently gotten off to a somewhat rocky start.
On Thursday the New York Jets opened up their third Organized Team Activities (OTAs) to the media and, as you would expect, all eyes were on the squad’s inevitable starting quarterback. How did Tebow look? Not too good, apparently. According to Rich Cimini, Tebow hit something of a rough patch at one point – throwing not one, but two interceptions.
Here is his play-by-play coverage:
News alert: Tebow picked! Intercepted by Bart Scott in 7 on 7 drill. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 24, 2012
Holy .... Tebow just got picked again, this time by S Yeremiah Bell. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 24, 2012
Tebow now working on special teams on punt unit. Personal protector. No surprise there. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 24, 2012
Tebow looks great covering punts. A natural born personal protector. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 24, 2012
Play if day: Sanchez hits Stephen Hill on 75-yard bomb. Hill wide open after blowing past Kyle Wilson. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 24, 2012
Sanchez chatting up Johnson, Rex, Tanny after practice. Lots of laughs. Meanwhile, Tebow talking to PR guy. Hmm. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 24, 2012
Why did Tebow struggle today? In his own words (bold is ours):
“It’s definitely frustrating,” Tebow said (via N.Y. Daily News). “But it’s 7 on 7. Those plays… were the first time I ran them. So I’ll learn from it. Honestly, it won’t bother me again. When you make the bad play, you got to put it behind you and move on. I felt like I did.”
So what should we take away from today’s events? Nothing, obviously. But if we can magnify every little success that Tebow has on the field, surely everyone will agree that the same treatment is fair for when he screws up.