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Tim Tebow Talks About Special Teams

Tim Tebow spoke to the media on Thursday and gave his thoughts on playing special teams.

On if his situation with the Jets is much different than his situation in Denver…
Obviously it is different, a different environment, different people. But as far as going out there and having fun and making the best of every opportunity – I mean that is very similar. (I am) just trying to enjoy it. I love playing the game of football and I am feeling very blessed to do so.

On the last time he made a tackle on special teams…
I would have to say never.

On if making a tackle on special teams would be a first…
It will be.

On if he is worried about blocking on special teams…
Not really. I don’t think it will be too bad. (You) kind of get out of the way and run down there. It probably won’t be too hard.

On running down on punt coverage…
You know it is definitely something that I am trying to get used to. It is unique. But it is fun and I have a good time out there.

On if he has ever covered a punt on any level…
No I haven’t.

On if Coach Ryan or coach Westhoff approached him about playing on special teams…
They both did.

On his reaction to playing on the punt team…
I’ll do whatever I can to help the team.

On if today’s practice was the first time he worked on the punt team…
No. (The first time was on) Monday.

On if he’s practiced on special teams since the start of OTAs…
Yes we have.

On worrying about being injured playing special teams…
No, when you start thinking about injuries, then that’s probably when you’re going to get injured. I just go out there and have fun and try to do my job to the best of my abilities (and do) whatever I’m asked to do.

This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

Phil Sullivan

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