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Tim Tebow's reported signing with Patriots puts QB in perfect position
Yahoo ^ | 6-10-2013 | Dan Wetzel

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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Probably the most balanced thing I've read on this. The circus will be gone. The Patriots are about football. Period.
1 posted on 06/11/2013 11:36:46 AM PDT by Darren McCarty
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To: Darren McCarty

I hope they give him the chance to continually drive that ball right down the Jets’ throat.


2 posted on 06/11/2013 11:38:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Darren McCarty

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.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 11:40:20 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Darren McCarty

And with Tebow on the bench behind Brady, it’ll be his perfect opportunity to get better.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 11:41:10 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Darren McCarty
The thing about Tebow is that, despite the fact he's not a lights-out quarterback, his leadership skill is way off the chart. ESPN (maybe?) miked him during a Bears game a while back . . . and you can see it.

Those of you greybeards out there who've played Squad Leader--he's a 10/+3.

5 posted on 06/11/2013 11:41:32 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Darren McCarty

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?


6 posted on 06/11/2013 11:42:39 AM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Darren McCarty
Probably the most balanced thing I've read on this. The circus will be gone. The Patriots are about football. Period.

The Circus will always be there. But Belichick won't put up with it the way Ryan did.

7 posted on 06/11/2013 11:42:46 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Darren McCarty
The Patriots are about football. Period.

Obviously, Tebow is now with an adult organization, unlike Rex Ryan's Jets.

8 posted on 06/11/2013 11:42:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Darren McCarty

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.


9 posted on 06/11/2013 11:43:01 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Well-written and thoughtful article. Thanks for posting!


10 posted on 06/11/2013 11:44:23 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Darren McCarty

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.


11 posted on 06/11/2013 11:44:46 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I hope they give him the chance to continually drive that ball right down the Jets’ throat.

As a lifelong Jets fan ... I hate the Pats with a passion ... but ...

I agree :-( ... I would love to see that too.

12 posted on 06/11/2013 11:45:51 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: Darren McCarty

Yes. Belichick is the better coach and will make better use of Tebow’s abilities


13 posted on 06/11/2013 11:48:02 AM PDT by kidd
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To: re_nortex
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?

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.

14 posted on 06/11/2013 11:48:28 AM PDT by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: Darren McCarty

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.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 11:49:19 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Amen.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 11:49:32 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I said this months ago.


17 posted on 06/11/2013 11:49:36 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Oberon

Unless the Pats trade him, Tebow will have to outplay strong-arm Ryan Mallet for 2nd string QB.


18 posted on 06/11/2013 11:50:06 AM PDT by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: Darren McCarty
I heard he's going to be a tight end, not a quarterback.
19 posted on 06/11/2013 11:50:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Forget it, Jake. It's Eric Holder's people.")
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To: jpl

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.


20 posted on 06/11/2013 11:50:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: prisoner6
I hope the Steelers play the Patriots in the super bowl

An impossibility since both teams are in the AFC.

21 posted on 06/11/2013 11:50:50 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: prisoner6
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.

Considering they're both AFC teams the odds are against that happening.

22 posted on 06/11/2013 11:51:05 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Darren McCarty

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”.


23 posted on 06/11/2013 11:53:11 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: prisoner6
As a fellow citizen of Steelers Nation, I really don't know why we didn't pick him up. While Big Ben is certainly a better than average QB and plays hurt pretty well, the fact of the matter is that he plays hurt too much of the time. With Charlie Batch retired now, I really don't see anyone else on the bench with the talent of Tim Tebow.

And, I'll grudgingly have to admit that Tom Brady is the best QB in the NFL.

24 posted on 06/11/2013 11:53:33 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Darren McCarty

He’s there because he knows the Jet’s playbook.


25 posted on 06/11/2013 11:53:56 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Darren McCarty

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.


26 posted on 06/11/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"I heard he's going to be a tight end, not a quarterback."

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.

27 posted on 06/11/2013 11:54:34 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: 0.E.O

Oops! Yupp! I knew that but was typing fast and phrased it wrong. Lol!


28 posted on 06/11/2013 11:54:54 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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To: rintense
This article is actually readable.

And rational. You might even like most of it.

Imagine that, all that in an article about Tebow.......

29 posted on 06/11/2013 11:56:15 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Agreed or the Cowgirls should have gotten him and sent the choker Romo packing instead of giving him even more reasons ($$$) to under-achieve.


30 posted on 06/11/2013 11:56:34 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: FlJoePa
"He’s there because he knows the Jet’s playbook."

This is the most persuasive reason I've heard anybody offer yet.

31 posted on 06/11/2013 11:56:44 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


32 posted on 06/11/2013 11:57:25 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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To: Resolute Conservative

But then the conceited, idiot Jones passed a chance on Alex Smith too.


33 posted on 06/11/2013 11:57:46 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Darren McCarty

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.


34 posted on 06/11/2013 11:59:30 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Darren McCarty

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!.


35 posted on 06/11/2013 12:00:01 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: jpl
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.

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.

36 posted on 06/11/2013 12:01:00 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Resolute Conservative
Jerry Jones is just like Al Davis : he's gonna prove, one way or another, he was justified giving Romo all that frickin' money.

No matter how many victories/opportunities it costs his team.


37 posted on 06/11/2013 12:11:19 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: prisoner6

Then you’re hoping Ryan Mallet has a very good day. He’s the backup to Brady.


38 posted on 06/11/2013 12:16:21 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Darren McCarty

bttt


39 posted on 06/11/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Cyropaedia

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.


40 posted on 06/11/2013 12:22:07 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: saganite

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.


41 posted on 06/11/2013 12:22:29 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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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.


42 posted on 06/11/2013 12:22:49 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: prisoner6

I guess you don’t need to know anything about football to make a comment...


43 posted on 06/11/2013 12:23:06 PM PDT by stormer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Pats sure like their Gators, that’s for sure, seems like a lot of former UF players wind up there.


44 posted on 06/11/2013 12:26:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


45 posted on 06/11/2013 12:27:10 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: stormer

Well really I never was much of an NFL fan. NASCAR, especially before it got the way it is, that’s another story.


46 posted on 06/11/2013 12:27:16 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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To: Vigilanteman

47 posted on 06/11/2013 12:30:43 PM PDT by stormer
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To: prisoner6

Mixed emotions here. I’m a razorback fan and would like to see Mallet do well.


48 posted on 06/11/2013 12:43:21 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Lakeshark

Yep. Many of us have been saying this for a while now. Can’t wait to see Tebow stick it to the Jets.


49 posted on 06/11/2013 2:03:05 PM PDT by rintense
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To: circlecity

Not necessarily. The Jets fired Sporano, and thus the playbook it likely pretty different.


50 posted on 06/11/2013 2:04:06 PM PDT by rintense
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