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Posted on 05/09/2013 6:23:37 AM PDT by Resettozero
Nine days after Tebow was released by the New York Jets, it has become increasingly clear that the ultra-popular quarterback who has hijacked many a news cycle has no viable landing spot. No NFL team seems to want him as a starter, backup, converted H-back or fake-punt decoy and it's not like he's fending off big-money offers from Canada, either. Now, here's the interesting part: Tebowmania is at least partly to blame.
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Hate crime?? (never mind, he’s Christian)
Call me crazy but I have a feeling he’ll end up with the New England Patriots football club. Might even give Tom Brady a run for his money.
I’m blackballed for the very same reason. Can’t throw, can’t catch.
because he doesn’t have a great arm?
The NFL is only looking to recruit homosexuals these days. Homosexuals are very popular in this country right now.
Come to think of it, I notice nobody is offering the Pope an NFL contract either. I think I see a pattern here.
The NFL is far too mercenary to overlook anyone simply because of their religion. I empathize with your suspicions but I just think the teams are finding it difficult to design a position around him. The National Felon League is just not all that choosy concerning off the field stuff is a guy has the talent to fit one of their offensive schemes. You are giving them credit for having principles, even if they would be perverted principles.
Still, I don't understand his not landing in Canada. Anybody can be a football player in Canada!
Maybe he should change his name to "He Love Me".
God may have an alternate plan for Tim Tebow’s life that is far more interesting and influential than enduring the bigotry of the bloating corporate corpse that is today’s NFL. When the government begins making the rules regarding player safely, the days of the NFL are numbered.
This is enough to bring scorn and derision upon the NFL. It used to be that athletes were God-fearing men who prayed at mid-field and thanked God after the game. Now it’s all about how much money they bring home, how much they’ll be fined for swearing at a ref, and lucrative commercial endorsements.
Yahoo’s main thesis is that coaches “don’t want to deal with the circus”
Yet these same coaches accept murderers, drugs, baby mommas, drunk driving, etc... as just run-of-the-mill problems and part of the job when dealing with players.
Maybe if he held a news conference and said he was gay............or at least for gay marriage........or believed in globull warming.......
The NFL is sliding downhill fast........
Yeah thats a common trait with Heisman trophy winners.
There are still many players who thank God after the game, you just can’t understand them through their diamond-studded gold grills.
OK. I'm convinced now.
He’s reaping what he sowed. There’s lots of Christian pro athletes, but they don’t make a show of it.
Post game prayers are very common in NFL games. It’s just not part of the TV broadcast.
yup..and get invited to the WH for a trist..America gets sicker everyday.
Cant throw, cant catch.””
Do you have a clue what it takes to win a Heisman trophy? Tim may not be starting material for the pros, but he is certainly good enough to be a back-up.
Testaverde says he’s worked with him on footwork and he’s now throwing with effortless power. Testaverde’s words.
We must all develop extremely thick skins if we are to survive in this new digital world of instant communication.
He could come out as a lesbian and perhaps many teams would be fighting to sign him.
I'll never believe that what happened to Tebow was anything other than a display of the gutless political correctness that dominates the thinking in the sports media and the NFL today.
College FB is a different sport. He only threw the ball three of four times a game. All of them ducks.
7- 4 record as starter, better than many
Step back, hand-off, oh fooled you, run the other way.
That is a different topic. His inability to throw hinders him.
The NFL is sliding downhill fast........
Agree. Now saturated with political correctness and excessive show boating by players. I don’t watch football much anymore.
I saw that. But to be the guy inside an organization that pushes for Tebow is shaky ground. If you are the guy that pushes for Tebow, then Tebow fails, you get fired with Tebow. So who would take that chance when other less controversial options are available? Options that won’t get you fired.
From the article:
Isn't there a coach out there who can help Tebow get the most out of his abilities? Logic would suggest that someone with his level of commitment would be a strong candidate for improvement.I think given Tebow's record when he played warrants another chance. There are plenty of employed quarterbacks who have FAR less upside...not to mention no fan base.
It may have already happened: After Tebow was released by the Jets, one of the franchise's former quarterbacks, Vinny Testaverde, expressed his disappointment to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. Testaverde, who had just spent a week working with Tebow in Florida, said he and another ex-NFL quarterback, Chris Weinke, made a key footwork adjustment that produced noticeable results.
"Chris and I looked at Tim careful and we were both amazed," Testaverde told Cimini. "Everybody has been focusing on his throwing motion, trying to fix that, but nobody had picked up his footwork. His footwork was all screwed up
"We got his footwork fixed. His throwing motion is now a non-issue. He throws with what we call 'effortless power.' He doesn't have that elongated motion anymore and his head isn't moving two-and-a-half feet when he throws it."
I hope a team takes a chance on him.
His ‘show’ built a hospital in the Philipines... was that worth it?
Because he's being too stubborn for his own good, refusing to switch over to halfback or tight end like numerous teams have asked him to do.
Seems obvious you have never played or coached the game in the big leagues, if at all. Sitting in an armchair is no basis for expertise.
It’s the owners, most of whom are libs..........
I think Tebow might get a call after the season starts when some high profile QB goes down and they need a new backup for the backup or one of the weaker starters gets benched. Going to Canada might work for him to polish his game and get an NFL call in 3 or 4 years although Warren Moon doesn’t think he can succeed there.
And he won the Heisman because of his running ability. He’s not a NFL QB.
The NFL would have a Satan worshiper start at QB if he could win games. The league is all about wins. Period.
My understanding is that Tebow is pretty well set on being a QB. The Rams drafted one of those guys in the third round, Heisman Winner Eric Crouch. He didn’t even make it through training camp. He tried a couple of other teams, bounced around in the CFL, and never became anything. The athleticism went to waste. His choice.
Tebow has already done more, of course, but some teams might be leery of playing a man in a position that he resents.
And the Jets blew it with him. He should have been in for second downs for the option to keep the other team guessing.
I don’t crush grapes but I know good wine.
With a sport that has positions like, "wide end receiver" and "tight end", and terms like "going deep", its just begging to have gays in it.
Not a Pats fan per se but my wife is a rabid Pats fan. I hope he ends up there and runs the red zone offense and sticks it in the Jets every chance he gets.
The NFL and pro sports are really the ultimate market: you win, you make money. You lose, and the money runs away.
I think Tebow is a fine man. He is a low level NFL QB at best.
Better than Romo and Colt McCoy.
Well, that's the whole problem. Tebow needs to realize that he needs to be on an NFL field making plays for all to see, regardless of position. Theoretical discussions about what he might eventually do at QB don't help him.
Kordell Stewart was no great QB, either, but he lasted quite a few years in the league because he was willing to start out primarily as a WR and on special teams.