Skip to comments.Tim Tebow blackballed by NFL teams because of cult-like following, media frenzy
Posted on 05/09/2013 2:04:09 PM PDT by slumber1
As a journalist who has consistently experienced the wrath of Tebow Nation mostly for passing along the slings and arrows voiced by various NFL players, coaches and talent-evaluators I'm well aware that many devotees of the world's most celebrated unemployed quarterback carry a heavy persecution complex.
Yet as Tim Tebow's career wheezes to an underwhelming halt, with less apparent interest in his services than Massachusetts funeral parlors have in Tamerlan Tsarnaev's remains, something strange is happening. Against all odds, I'm starting to wonder whether the man who helped the Denver Broncos become one of the league's most stunning success stories in 2011 is getting unjustly blackballed.
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He’ll land somewhere — probably Canada.
The NFL is so gay.
I worked with a young guy who graduated from a Big 10 school about 10 yrs ago and played 3 years in the NFL. He was a bright guy who got an engineering degree in 9 semesters and played football, not an easy combination at that level.
He said there is a lot of management negativity toward ANY player who wasn’t drafted by the organization. They always want to pretend their choices were the best. He said there are a surprising number of “better” players on the bench or out of work despite their ability.
and the homo player doesn’t have a cult like following and a media frenzy??
religious bigotry, pure and simple
As a Jets fan, I can tell you this: Tim Tebow IS being blackballed...
...because he’s a quarterback who can’t throw the ball.
Don’t get me wrong: I LOVE the guy. What’s not to love. And, AS a Jets fan, I wanted him to start. Mark Sanchez would be better suited to pack groceries at a Pathmark, (assuming they wouldn’t let him pack the eggs.)
I think if Tebow agreed to play another position, Tight End, for instance, he would be playing in the NFL, no problem. His Christianity isn’t keeping him out of the game; his lack of a position does.
We are Gators, and someone sent us this last week...
Sorry for the enormous link, but it does work : /
Great minds and all that, laughs.
Sure do miss ya Tim : /
I agree with you. I’ve said for years that Tebow is simply not cut out to be an NFL quarterback. Football history is filled with examples of players like him who were exceptional collegiate players but could never replicate their success in the NFL because their position is played so differently at that level.
The problem is that Montreal owns his rights and they have already said he wouldn't be a starter (at QB) for them.
Football history is also filled with players that everyone said couldn't play and then the player proved them wrong. Doug Flutie, Kurt Warner and Warren Moon come to mind immediately.
bump to that!
Unfortunately, I think there is a lot of truth to the suggestion that Tim's best supporters have become his worst enemies. What coach or G.M. wants to put up with a media circus for a backup QB?
Likely you're exactly right. One of the hosts on a Sports-Talk radio station here in Chicago said a few weeks ago that Tebow was in fact being blackballed by NFL head coaches and front offices because they don't want the media circus that follows Tebow around.
Believed it then, I believe it now. (No, I'm not a Tebow fan or groupie by any stretch - but one does have to look at the situation objectively and ask why the guy isn't being picked up somewhere. Kurt Warner went through a similar problem after leaving the St. Louis Rams, although he eventually got picked up by the St. Louis Cardinals.)
Wooops! That should’ve been Arizona Cardinals. (Who were once in St. Louis, but I digress....)
It’s one thing to fix your throwing mechanics on the practice field. It’s another thing entirely to do it in the precision timed offense with a bunch of 300 pound guys trying to kill you.
What a load of crap.
"Stuff' didn't seem to hinder Michael Vick or any of the assorted assault artists and/or drug addicts and/or twitter genital exposing players. Not to mention the soon to be self-outed gay players.
And they just can't "handle" the stuff associated with Tim Tebow?
Well, that’s why NFL QB’s are so darn scarce. Look what happened to this year’s draft crop - none of them excited anybody enough to use a high pick.
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