New York Jets owner Woody Johnson seems to be clear on a few things. He’s clear on the fact that his team passed on Peyton Manning, which we don’t believe for a second. And he’s also clear that he has no problem with offering his team up to HBO for the television show Hard Knocks. Even if his head coach is dead set against it.
But there is one thing, or person, that Johnson has had trouble becoming clear on. And that person is Tim Tebow.
Three weeks ago, Johnson was dumbfounded by the amount of coverage Tebow was receiving from the media. He told media at the time that, “Well I knew there would be press, there would be interest, but even by our standards, this is pretty amazing. I don’t like it or not like it. It is what it is.”
Fast forward three weeks and Johnson has changed his tune. It’s no longer “I don’t like it or not like it”. Because if you ask Johnson now, he believes the more Tebow, the better.
“I think you can never have too much Tebow,” Johnson told CNBC from the Republican National Convention in Tampa. “But I think it’s more than just that. It’s getting all the players — the offensive line and everything coordinated (so) you can establish a good running attack . . . and also have our receivers healthy and ready to participate and contribute to the effort. It’s a lot of timing and teamwork that we need.”
Offensive line, running attack, receivers, blah blah blah. The story here is Johnson wants more Tebow. Which only helps our prediction that Tebow will take the reins from Sanchez in week 7.