The Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez battle: QB coaches stoke the fire

These two guys will not be sharing Thanksgiving Dinner together. (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

These two guys will not be sharing Thanksgiving Dinner together. (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

The starting quarterback position in New York is turning into a soap opera that would make daytime television proud.

Mark Sanchez has been working with Jeff Garcia this offseason to re-instill the confidence that the Southern Cal quarterback once appeared to have.

Tim Tebow, through all of the bashing he has received, has been hard at work with Steve Clarkson on fixing his throwing motion. Clarkson has pointed to Tebow’s footwork and enlisted the help of Tai Chi to achieve success.

The two QB coaches, however, have also been hard at work protecting the future of their prospects by bashing the other guy’s project.

Garcia recently said that the Tebow “circus show” must go and added that he is just a “distraction.” Not to be outdone, or let his QB’s persona be attacked by Garcia, Clarkson fired back, stating that Sanchez is a “fragile-minded quarterback.”

It’s clear that neither quarterback is happy with the situation at this time.

Sanchez, for one, should focus on keeping the starting job, because if he lets Tebow distract him off the field, he is going to have a hard time not being distracted by opposing defenses on the field.

Tebow, on the other hand, wants a legitimate shot at a starting position, and it’s become clear the only way that’s going to happen is if he shows coaches he can deliver the ball.

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out heading into the 2013 season and if this soap opera continues to build upon itself.

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