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Tony Sparano defends game plan

Updated: September 20, 2012, 7:56 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano got into a testy exchange with reporters Thursday when he refused to discuss last week's poor showing against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- except to defend his decision to limit Tim Tebow's snaps.

Sparano said the thought of using Tebow never crossed his mind in the first half when the offense was playing well, an admission that contradicted his philosophy in Week 1.

"We averaged almost six yards per play (5.3) ...

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