Skip to main content

Around the League

Presented By

Jets' Sparano: 'We want touchdowns, not field goals'

New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano has spent his career -- like all coaches -- hearing reporters tell him how he should do his job. On Tuesday, he turned the tables.

"We want touchdowns, not field goals," he said, via's Rich Cimini. "Make sure you put that in the headlines."

Jeremiah: QBs going mobile

Everyone knows Tim Tebow and Cam Newton can run. But they're just the tip of the iceberg. Daniel Jeremiah says a new era of mobile QBs is dawning **More ...**

Your wish is our command, Tony. Truth be told, we almost led this post off by slapping an "Embattled" in front of Sparano's title. We're not quite to that point yet, but zero touchdowns in 12 quarters of preseason action certainly hasn't made a good first impression with Jets fans.

Quarterback play has had a hand in that. That includes backup Tim Tebow, who displayed serious accuracy issues against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. Sparano defended Tebow, saying he's an improving passer who made "three or four big-time throws."

Of course, you could study that same gametape and conclude Tebow's never appeared further away from being a competent NFL quarterback. He finished 4-of-14 passing for 55 yards and an interception against a bunch of backups. Another errant pass could've gone for a pick six.

Sparano is right to seek the positives, but he can't ignore the negatives.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @danhanzus.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content