Tim Tebow suddenly has become the de rigueur answer for every troubled sports franchise.
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Though the 29-year-old Tebow has been surprisingly OK in the Mets’ minor league system this year, the Dolphins reportedly considered him as a possible quarterback solution before landing on Jay Cutler after Ryan Tannehill went down last week.
The Dolphins also considered and discarded Kyle Orton and the embattled Colin Kaepernick before agreeing to terms with Cutler, according to the Miami Herald.
Tebow played three years in the NFL, including one season with the Jets in 2012, then failed to catch on with the Patriots and Eagles in subsequent seasons.
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For coaching tactics geeks, it doesn’t get much better than a matchup of Doug Pederson and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz against the five-time champion Patriots staff. Schwartz helped to dial up pressure at just the right moments Sunday against the Vikings. Pederson always has a few trick plays up his sleeve and, like Belichick, is an aggressive game manager.
The Raiders were a surprise when they dumped Jack Del Rio, who announced the news at his own press conference immediately after losing to the Chargers, but the coaches of the Lions, Bears, Giants and Colts either had already been fired or was obviously going to happen. We did get one bombshell with the news of Ted Thompson being removed as the Packers GM, although the shock factor of a GM change is still much smaller than that of a high-profile coaching change.
Even a slow day of coaching news leads to plenty of carnage. So, with the understanding that we could see plenty more change in the coming week, Ryan Murray Jersey let’s try to break down some of the winners and losers from the first 24 hours of coaching rumor and search season.