Kissing time: The groundswell to give Tim Tebow a shot at quarterback for the New York Jets is growing, but coach Rex Ryan doesn’t sound interested. Publicly, Mark Sanchez‘s teammates also continue to have his back. Antonio Cromartiewas asked what he would say to the fans calling for Tebow. “They can kiss my butt,” Cromartie said via the New York Post. Despite the stubborn stance from Ryan and teammates, with the Jets looking at a lost season, it wouldn’t be surprising to see ownership make a push to give Tebow a shot – if for nothing else than to put “butts” in the seats. And while Sanchez has his defensive minded supporters, I wonder if the guys on that anemic offense feel the same way? If you can afford to keep the Florida product on your bench and see what develops, now might be the time to do so. Otherwise, chalk it up to a lost season for all your Jets players in fantasy land as well.
Woozy bird: According to coach Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick “was a little foggy last night after the incident. Today he’s resting. Right now, at this period, it’s very important that he rests.” With Eagles eliminated from playoff contention for all practical purposes, expect the club to play it cautious with Vick’s concussion and turn to rookie Nick Foles this week. The severity of Vick’s concussion allows for a smooth transition to keeping Foles under center for the rest of the season. Unless the rookie absolutely tanks, fantasy owners in keeper or dynasty leagues could be looking at the Eagles starting quarterback in 2013. For owners in standard leagues, Foles will square off against the Redskins’ 30th ranked secondary in Week 11, but let’s wait and see before we get burned by another Eagles quarterback.
Make it two: Another player who had his bell rung was Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. As NFL.com’s Marc Sessler notes, “The Bears’ starter left the game with a concussion, and he apparently wasn’t feeling well enough to rehash the affair for “The Jay Cutler Show” on ESPN Chicago.” The good news for fantasy owners is that Cutler has until next Monday night to rest, which bodes well for his chances to play. The bad news is he has been a disappointment for owners all season. The quarterback has hit the 20 point mark just once this season, while falling to single-digit totals on four occasions. With a Monday night matchup against the 49ers defense, don’t expect a stellar day.
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