Tim Tebow takes snaps in New York Jets OTAs

By Adam Silverstein
May 24, 2012

The story of the day coming out of New York Jets organized team activities was new quarterback Tim Tebow throwing consecutive interceptions during 7-on-7 drills

His miscues undoubtedly caught the eye of the media in attendance with many saying (in what could be described as either a joking, serious or joke-serious manner) that the quarterback competition in New York is already coming to an end.

But to paraphrase a tweet by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King: That’s as absurd as saying, during spring training, if a guy competing to play first base strikes out his first two times at bat that the competition is over.

“It’s definitely frustrating,” said Tebow of his two interceptions, according to the New York Daily News. “But it’s 7-on-7. Those plays…were the first time I ran them. So I’ll learn from it. Honestly, it won’t bother me again. When you make the bad play, you got to put it behind you and move on. I felt like I did.”

Though Tebow was in a brand new environment running an entirely new offense on Thursday, there was a familiar face in the crowd as former Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer watched practice from the sidelines. Tebow said after the workout that Meyer and former Florida strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti flew into New Jersey on Wednesday and he had dinner with Meyer that night.

The Daily News also reports that Tebow spent time during practice as the personal punt protector on special teams; he saw action back there for the first time on Monday and is expected to be on special teams on occasion in order to provide a different look and give the opposition something to think about.

Tebow also got a bit of grief from his teammates upon entering the locker room following practice. According to multiple reports, players chanted “Lolo, Lolo,” in reference to fellow virgin and U.S. Olympian hurdler Lolo Jones, when he walked inside the facility. Jones, upon learning of this occurrence, first tweeted, “Hello by Lionel Richie is now on repeat on my ipod,” and followed that up with another tweet:

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