HOW’D HE DO?: Tebow mostly struggled throwing the ball — but so did Mark Sanchez — as the defense came out on top in the Jets’ first padded practice of camp. Tebow was unofficially 1 for 7 (as was Sanchez) in 11-on-11 drills, and lost the handle on a snap on his first play in the drills as Marcus Dixon came charging through the line to disrupt things.
TEBOWMANIA: There were no shirtless runs through the rain after practice Sunday, but the crowd of 2,835 cheered loudly the handful of times Tebow took off out of the pocket and ran for big gains. Toward the end of practice, many in the crowd appeared more interested in snapping pictures of actress Hayden Panettiere — girlfriend of wide receiver Scotty McKnight — sitting in the stands than in what was happening on the field.
TALKING TEBOW: “Like I told Tim, I’ve never seen anybody decide to take their shirt off in the rain. Usually, I put stuff on. Maybe it was holy water, I don’t know.” — Linebacker Bart Scott on Tebow’s bare-chested run Saturday.