- Posted: 2:30 PM, May 24, 2012
Anthony J. CausiThere was no doubt who the best quarterback was on the field during the first Jets organized team activity open to the media.
Incumbent starter Mark Sanchez outplayed newcomer Tim Tebow during the two-hour session that featured 7-on-7 drills as well as some full team 11-on-11 time.
Sanchez's passes were crisp and he looked in command. He also looked very upbeat during the practice, running to slap hands with receivers after completions. His prettiest ball of the day was a deep pass to rookie Stephen Hill that went for a 75-yard touchdown.
Anthony J. CausiTebow looked indecisive and his throws were consistently high. He threw back-to-back interceptions during 7-on-7 to linebacker Bart Scott and new safety Yeremiah Bell.
"It's definitely frustrating but it's 7-on-7 and both those plays are the first time I've ran them," Tebow said. I'll learn from it. Honestly, it won't bother me again. When you make a bad play, just put it behind you and move on.
"I feel like I did. I went out there the next team period and felt like I did OK. You just have to remember where you are and what you're doing. That was 7-on-7 and the first time running those plays. It was a good play by Yeremiah and Bart. I'm sure I'll hear about it a lot from Bart."
Tebow worked with the second team, just as the Jets have said he would.
Safety LaRon Landry, cornerback Antonio Cromartie and wide receiver Santonio Holmes were not at the OTAs. The OTAs are voluntary.
A team spokesman said Cromartie had left early to be with his family on Memorial Day weekend and Holmes is in Germany visiting U.S. military with a group of players. No reason was given for Landry's absence.
A few players sat out team drills: LB David Harris (calf strain), LB Bryan Thomas (Achilles surgery), G Matt Slauson (shoulder surgery).