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Jets at Dolphins: Tim Tebow Compared to the Kardashians

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The New York Jets travel to play the Miami Dolphins this Sunday. That means Tim Tebow will be returning to Miami, and bringing the media circus that travels with him. However, the Dolphins seem to already have tired of the Jets backup quarterback.

"That's you guys, how much you love [him],'' wide receiver Brian Hartline told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "Everybody loves him, but the same people go with the Kardashians. I don't know what they did, either.

"They're on [magazine] covers everywhere. I mean, honestly. I know they're really good people, do a lot of charity work. I just don't know how they got started."

Hartline did admit Tebow has probably done more than the Kardashians, winning in college and while playing in Denver. And, Tebow was the impetus that led the Broncos' to 15 fourth quarter points and an 18-15 overtime win over the Dolphins last year.

But, Hartline was not the only Dolphins player to comment on Tebow.

"I need to hire his p.r. guy," linebacker Kevin Burnett said.

"Who's the starting quarterback of the Jets?" defensive end Jared Odrick said when asked about Tebow.

The Dolphins may be tired of all the talk about Tebow, but they better be ready for him. The Jets have not used the "Wildcat" formation much this season. (Just for the record, the Tebow package is not a Wildcat formation. It's a spread option offense. A Wildcat, in the sense of the Dolphins' use of it in 2008 involve an offset offensive line and a non-quarterback behind center with the quarterback lined up at wide receiver. But, let's not get technical.) The Jets are going to break out the Tebo offense at some point. They have to. They have to show it if they want Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots to worry about it and spend time game planning for it.

What better time to break it out than against the team that made the Wildcat popular in the NFL? What better time to break it out than by trying to shove it down Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano's former team? What better time than back in Florida, Tebow's home and in the stadium that served as the site of his high school State Championship, his college National Championship with the University of Florida, his first NFL win as a starting quarterback?

The Dolphins players may be tired of talking about Tebow, but they better be ready to face him.