Sparano: Tim Tebow role unchanged

Updated: August 12, 2012, 7:32 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Tim Tebow was more than a novelty act in the New York Jets' preseason opener. He was their best offensive weapon, escaping pressure to scramble three times for 34 yards.

It raised the question: Could the Jets expand the backup quarterback's role, using his running ability to compensate for pass-protection issues?

Coach Rex Ryan said Sunday he's "open to anything," but offensive coordinator Tony Sparano said it's not happening.

Sparano was so emphatic ...

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