(CNYCentral.com’s Tom Eschen, showing all the investigative journalist chops of a young, slightly less frosted Chris Cotter)
ESPNNY’s Rich Cimini reports fans who attended Jets workouts in Courtland, NY yesterday peppered QB Tim Tebow with taunts including, but not limited to “that’s why you’re a #2” (“presumably, the fan meant Tebow’s place on the depth chart”). A slightly more diplomatic assessment from the Newark Star-Ledger’s Jenny Vrentas suggests patience with Tebow’s unique skill-set might already be in short supply.
Tebow received a mixed welcome from the assembled fans. It started during a deep-ball passing drill, when a few wobbly or off-the-mark passes were met with groans from a handful of fans. On the flip side, he and quarterback Mark Sanchez also received cheers for successful throws.
Later, during the 11-on-11 team period, Tebow received a few more jeers. On one play when he held onto the ball for too long, a couple fans called for him to “Throw it, Tebow!” Later, on a shaky incompletion, they called out, “Tebow, come on!” and “That’s a Tebow ball!”
Tight end Dustin Keller didn’t hear the fans, but chalked it up to being a New York team.
“You can hear anything from fans,” he said.