FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- It has been shrouded in secrecy for months, a topic too taboo for any players to discuss at length -- or in some cases, at all.
It’s the New York Jets’ wildcat package with Tim Tebow, perhaps the most intriguing and confidential set of plays being prepared in any NFL camp this summer. It’s coming, the touchdown-starved Jets insist, but they won’t say when or how.
"There’s a lot of suspense," Sanchez said with a sly smile Tuesday. "It’s crazy."
Picture the scene in "Men in Black" when the agents hold up the neuralyzer to make people forget everything they know. That’s the Jets when it comes to discussing the wildcat package, which hasn’t been used at all in the preseason games.
"It flashes and it’s a mind eraser," Sanchez said before pausing and then playing along. "Wait, what?"
The Jets (No. 17 in the AP Pro32) have taken a lot of criticism for their preseason touchdown drought, becoming the first team since the 1977 Atlanta Falcons to not reach the end zone through their first three games. They claim they aren’t too concerned, but offensive coordinator Tony Sparano made it clear that they’re not satisfied in any way with the TD drought.
That should ease the minds of antsy Jets fans, who just want to know if the offense will be able to score some points when the games start to actually count. That comes Sept. 9, when New York
Or, will it?
"Listen, that’s assuming we’re even going to do any of this stuff, OK, and when we’re going to do it and when we’re going to do it," Sparano said.
Tebow says there isn’t any spoken agreement to keep everything under wraps to the media and fans, and thinks the attention the situation has gotten is pretty funny.