NFL tickets are just over the horizon and the 2013 NFL season has essentially begun. There’s been some interesting things happening. Many of them will profoundly affect the teams involved. Some won’t be discernible. Oddly enough, one of the things being pounded in the media is most likely going to be a non-issue when the games actually start.
New England Patriots – The Patriots pulled off one of their signature roster moves this week by signing Tim Tebow. While many were predicting Tebow had taken his last NFL snap, Big Bill had other ideas. But don’t wait for Tebow to be under center anytime soon. This is one of Billichick’s “Let’s just take a look” moves. Tebow may not even make the roster and if he does he’s not likely to make the game day active list. But it still may be the best place for him in the long run. He needs development and now he’s got a master in his corner.
New York Jets – The New York Jets may soon have Geno Smith under center. Reports out of camp have Smith heavily involved and the coaches like his arm strength. Mark Sanchez has been under fire for two seasons and just doesn’t seem to be working out. Few players and even fewer fans will come to his defense. At least Smith can make rookie mistakes with good reason.
Detroit Lions – Signing Reggie Bush may be the best thing to happen to the Lions in a while. In his rookie season with the Saints, Reggie Bush was a pass catching fool. Plans are for Bush to catch passes out of the backfield, line up as a receiver, and provide the kind of quick hit running the Lions haven’t seen in a long time. The job in Detroit should have Bush playing in a role he filled well in New Orleans.
Washington Redskins – The RGIII watch continues. Mike Shanahan would do well to keep his quarterback under wraps until he’s completely healthy. That time period could extend into the regular season. But reports have Griffin making significant progress and there have been hints of an earlier return. Having been chastised in the media for allowing Griffin to continue playing when he was obviously hurt, Shanahan will have to be extra cautious with his franchise QB.