CINCINNATI -- Tim Tebow picked up some yards by running around a few times. Other than that, there wasn't much in his Jets debut.
Certainly nothing to spark any mania back in New York.
"I did some things pretty good," Tebow said. "Obviously I want that last throw back. I tried to put it low and outside. Just a stupid play by me."
Tebow also ran three times for 34 yards, avoiding sacks each time.
"I liked the poise he showed," coach Rex Ryan said. "Obviously, (he) made some big runs and that's what we say he can do. If you want to come after him, you better get to him. In time, he'll kill you running and that's what he did."
"The big plays will come to us," said Mark Sanchez, who went 4 of 6 for 21 yards in the first quarter. "The running game will get going and things will open up in the passing game. We're not game-planning for this, so a couple of things caught us off-guard."
The crowd of 44,161 at Paul Brown Stadium booed loudly, and photo flashes went off around the stadium when Tebow jogged onto the field. He got the same reception in 2010, when he made his pro debut in a preseason game with Denver in Cincinnati.
That game ended with Tebow leaving a mark. He ran over Kyries Hebert for a 7-yard touchdown scramble on the final play of the game, leaving the safety woozy in the end zone with his mouthpiece on the ground.
He rumbled around Paul Brown Stadium again on Friday, though the Jets were more interested in seeing him complete throws.
Perhaps his worst moment came after the Jets' first series on offense, when he forgot that he was supposed to get onto the field and protect the punter - a new role for him in camp.
"I thought, `Oh, shoot, I'm out there,' so I just sprinted out there and got out there a few seconds late because for the first time in my life, I was out there on special teams," he said. "So I've got to remember that."
"We've got a couple of injuries that we'll have to deal with," coach Marvin Lewis said. "I'm not going to elaborate more right now."
"You can see they're talented and they've got a chip on their shoulders," Green said.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press