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On Thursday, "First Take" discussed Santonio Holmes' comments about Mark Sanchez. Though the two had their issues last season, they've evidently reconciled, which makes Holmes' statement that Sanchez was "rattled" by the acquisition of Tim Tebow somewhat surprising. Skip Bayless finds Holmes' comments to be plausible, while Stephen A. Smith doesn't totally believe Holmes' story. What's your take?
Normally, Santonio Holmes doesn't think a two-quarterback system can work in the NFL. He's making something of an exception for his own team, however, as he thinks that the clear line of demarcation between Mark Sanchez as the primary QB and Tim Tebow as kind of a specialty threat will reduce confusion and let both quarterbacks keep up their own rhythm. It remains to be seen just how such a system will function in the NFL, notoriously conservative when it comes to new ideas, but we'll get the chance to find out in a few months.
We're still a while away from seeing how Tim Tebow fits into the Jets' offense, but we may have just gotten a preview from one of the team's offensive linemen. Left guard Matt Slauson said it would be like the offense was ''two different teams'' -- one when Tebow is playing, and quite another when primary quarterback Mark Sanchez is behind center. It's not the first time a team has gone with a specialist quarterback to run a different offense, but if one system starts working a lot better than the other, it could have ramifications for both Sanchez's and Tebow's futures with the team.
Split the difference?
Mark Sanchez will be the team's primary quarterback, with Tim Tebow likely being used in Wildcat packages, or even as a fullback.
Sanchez or Tebow?
It remains to be seen which of the Jets' two young quarterbacks will prevail in what is likely to be a high-profile QB battle.
Can Holmes coexist?
As an aside, the Jets as a whole had issues with Santonio Holmes, but both sides seem to be on the same page as workouts start.