Skip to comments.Tim Tebow's reported signing with Patriots puts QB in perfect position
Posted on 06/11/2013 11:36:45 AM PDT by Darren McCarty
The strange part of the circus that surrounds Tim Tebow's every move including reports Monday that he's going to sign with the New England Patriots is that he does so little to keep it alive.
He doesn't court the media. He doesn't say outlandish things. He doesn't complain about coaching decisions or teammates. He doesn't publicly beg for another chance. Even the quarterback's outward displays of faith (Tebowing, for instance) are nothing that dozens of other NFL players don't do each week after scoring a touchdown.
Tebow is a good soldier, a young player who never said he was as good as his fans claim or publicly ripped into his critics. He, even during his star turn with the Denver Broncos in 2011, always claimed he was just looking to get better.
The circus never cared. His supporters never stopped pushing, his detractors never stopped blasting and the media never stopped feeding that ratings-gold beast.
And it nearly crushed his career.
So now it's New England. Now it's Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. And now for Tebow it's the perfect place and the perfect opportunity at the absolute most desperate of times.
No one pulls the stakes out from under the big top like Belichick.
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I hope they give him the chance to continually drive that ball right down the Jets’ throat.
This is why I said the Saints or the Patriots were the best shots he had: one would ignore the circus while no one would notice the circus around the other.
And with Tebow on the bench behind Brady, it’ll be his perfect opportunity to get better.
Those of you greybeards out there who've played Squad Leader--he's a 10/+3.
Robert Kraft, the owner of the Patriots, is a liberal and has donated to Obama. This is good opportunity for Tim Tebow to witness to Kraft. Perhaps Tebow’s Christianity will serve as an example for Kraft and he’ll renounce his leftism?
The Circus will always be there. But Belichick won't put up with it the way Ryan did.
Obviously, Tebow is now with an adult organization, unlike Rex Ryan's Jets.
Tebow never really got a chance but then I’m not a really big footbal fan. I know he was absolutely phenomenal in college. I tend to think he is persecuted for his faith which shows, like in every other institution in American society, that Leftists are in control.
Well-written and thoughtful article. Thanks for posting!
Living in Pittsburgh (such as that may be) I am a citizen of Steelers Nation. I hope the Steelers play the Patriots in the super bowl and after Brady gets knocked out the Patriots come from behind to win by three TDs.
As a lifelong Jets fan ... I hate the Pats with a passion ... but ...
I agree :-( ... I would love to see that too.
Yes. Belichick is the better coach and will make better use of Tebow’s abilities
That might be the worst career advice I've ever seen in my life.
Kraft is Jewish, and for Tebow to try to evangelize him when he's the guy signing his paychecks would be just about one of the dumbest things he could possibly try to do.
I can’t see the Pats picking up Tebow as a QB. The entire Pats passing system is based on short to medium timing routes which demand an accurate QB with a quick release who can made quick reads. This is not Tebow’s strong suit.
I said this months ago.
Unless the Pats trade him, Tebow will have to outplay strong-arm Ryan Mallet for 2nd string QB.
Agreed. Tebow a) has the proper level of respect a Christian should have for the Chosen People and b) has too much class to disrespect his boss in that manner.
An impossibility since both teams are in the AFC.
Considering they're both AFC teams the odds are against that happening.
The circus won’t be gone, but the circus won’t be allowed to park as close to the practice facility as it has been. And Belichick will dismiss the circus rudely often, like he already did in yesterday’s press conference “that’s enough questions on that player”.
And, I'll grudgingly have to admit that Tom Brady is the best QB in the NFL.
He’s there because he knows the Jet’s playbook.
Also there will be no QB controversy. Brady would not have signed off on this (per se) had he not liked the idea of Tebow coming. Brady, unlike insecure Sanchez, is a great QB (probably the greatest when all said and done) and in no danger of losing his job. He probably likes the idea of Tebow taking the inside the 5 yard line licks now and then.
Even though Tebow has said he wants to be a QB only watch for him to come out of the backfield or an occasional slot or TE position as do all the Pats receivers.
He has said in the past that he will play no other position than QB. Granted, he may have discovered a couple million reasons to change his mind on that.
Oops! Yupp! I knew that but was typing fast and phrased it wrong. Lol!
And rational. You might even like most of it.
Imagine that, all that in an article about Tebow.......
Agreed or the Cowgirls should have gotten him and sent the choker Romo packing instead of giving him even more reasons ($$$) to under-achieve.
This is the most persuasive reason I've heard anybody offer yet.
Of course I meant to say the Pats beat the Steelers and go on to win the SB....sigh.
Having some beer, cooking and trying to keep up with the Turkey thing as well as the scandals.
But then the conceited, idiot Jones passed a chance on Alex Smith too.
I would have liked to see the Bears pick him up,even though it scares the heck to watch him throw. He throws like he’s tossing a baseball, dropping his throwing hand below his waist. You’d think rushing linemen would get the idea of knocking the ball out of his hands.
On the other hand, it takes 5 years to make an NFL quarterback. You can be on a winning team and look good before then, but at five years an NFL quarterback matures.
I think in the end he will too.
I am now officially a Pats fan! With Brady as QB and Tim as tight end or specialty player I hope they never lose again! I’d have a publicity campaign that said: Unlike the Jets and Broncos, we have no trouble with God!.
Sorry and I'll admit my mistake. I didn't know that Robert Kraft was Jewish. I was only aware of his leftist worldview. That aspect of him still does need a change of heart and mind so that he'll embrace the real America. Whether it's Tim Tebow or someone else that provides the motivation for such a transformation, having Robert Kraft join the Conservative side would be welcome.
No matter how many victories/opportunities it costs his team.
Then you’re hoping Ryan Mallet has a very good day. He’s the backup to Brady.
There’s a major difference between Jones and Davis: at one point Davis was actually an excellent owner who understood football and how to manage a team.
That works for me. Brady out early...Mallet scores before getting injured...Tebow comes in and blows the Steelers away.
Just so long as Brady doesn’t do well. Hey, I’m still part of Steelers Nation and therefore can’t be a Brady fan.
Yes, a very fair-minded piece. Finally someone says that Tebow has done just about nothing to create the media circus and that his religious, I don’t know, gestures are nothing that is not done by many others.
Thank you to the author, and to you for posting it.
I guess you don’t need to know anything about football to make a comment...
The Pats sure like their Gators, that’s for sure, seems like a lot of former UF players wind up there.
Tebow’s favorite target at Florida - one Aaron Hernandez, TE for Pats. Tebow gets to learn from one of the best, has a great coach, will probably see a fair amount of inside the five action, and even start some games after everything is secured for post-season.
Well really I never was much of an NFL fan. NASCAR, especially before it got the way it is, that’s another story.
Mixed emotions here. I’m a razorback fan and would like to see Mallet do well.
Yep. Many of us have been saying this for a while now. Can’t wait to see Tebow stick it to the Jets.
Not necessarily. The Jets fired Sporano, and thus the playbook it likely pretty different.