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Tim Tebow blackballed by NFL teams because of...
Yahoo Sports expert ^ | May 9, 2013 | Michael Silver

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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To: Vermont Lt
I think Tebow is a fine man. He is a low level NFL QB at best.

Fair assessments. "Blackballed" is the keyword, though.
51 posted on 05/09/2013 6:58:56 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Neoliberalnot
DEADROCK's commentary made sense, all you're engaging in is name-calling.

The conclusion I'm coming to is that if Tebow doesn't have a (QB) place in the NFL, then I'm no longer really interested in the NFL.

52 posted on 05/09/2013 7:00:19 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Resettozero
Tim Tebow blackballed by NFL teams because of...

Lack of NFL-level talent in the quarterback position?

53 posted on 05/09/2013 7:00:26 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Resettozero
You would think a perennial loosing team like the Browns would pick him up on the cheap and would be happy for the Circus atmosphere that goes with him.

They could them use the money they save on his salary to buy an offensive line that could give him the time to throw the ball.

54 posted on 05/09/2013 7:02:06 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: SamAdams76
Might even give Tom Brady a run for his money.

You're on crack.

If Tebow could throw against corners like Ike Taylor and Charles Dimry every week he might, might get another shot but he can't and thus he most likely won't.

55 posted on 05/09/2013 7:02:34 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Resettozero

Even if he is not the best qb, the NFL has a dearth of good quarterbacks and tons of “low level” guys are playing. In Tebow’s case the argument about his skill level is interesting but the guy is a proven winner, and some team usually takes a chance on such a qb.


56 posted on 05/09/2013 7:03:06 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Resettozero

Tebow needs to be a running back or fullback or something to do with knocking other men down like bowling pins while carrying the ball because he’s really good at that. Why he won’t do what John Kuhn does escapes me.

He won’t hear of it because he demands to be a quarterback. Oh well. I do admit that he has the same amount of post season victories in the QB position as Tony Romo, and Tebow managed to accomplish that feat in 1/20th the length of Romo’s career as QB of the Cowboys...


57 posted on 05/09/2013 7:04:26 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: dead
Still, I don't understand his not landing in Canada. Anybody can be a football player in Canada!

Because it's a passing game in Canada - three downs, longer and wider field, one yard between lines of scrimmage, etc. Tebow isn't a passing quarterback. He has no future in that position in Canada or the U.S.

58 posted on 05/09/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Vermont Lt

I think Tebow is a fine man. He is a low level NFL QB at best.
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Certainly not the greatest skill level, but he appears to have good leadership qualities that some teams might benefit from.

There’s too much cheap theatrical show boating in the NFL these days for my tastes. Its reached a ridiculous and excessive level IMO.


59 posted on 05/09/2013 7:05:50 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Wyatt's Torch

>>The NFL would have a Satan worshiper start at QB if he could win games.<<

Isn’t that Brady? Not his behavior but his meteoric rise from middle of the pack to one of the best ever. He HAD to have sold his soul! Gisele was part of the deal as well, I am sure.

;) :)


60 posted on 05/09/2013 7:05:54 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: txrefugee
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.

Well then now would be a good time for Tebow to start pursuing it.

61 posted on 05/09/2013 7:06:38 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: dragonblustar

Well, baseball has ‘switch hitters’ and there are frequently references to a batter ‘going the other way’. :=)


62 posted on 05/09/2013 7:07:45 AM PDT by Bob
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To: 0.E.O
Well then now would be a good time for Tebow to start pursuing it.

He can look to Danny Wuerffel for inspiration. BTW Congratulations Danny, on making the College Football Hall of Fame.

63 posted on 05/09/2013 7:07:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Resettozero
Two rules in the locker room. 1. Do your job. 2. Don't be a distraction.

Unfortunately, Tebow hasn't proved he could do part 1. The distraction part is there, although not all his fault. A lot of people act like Tebow's the first Christian to play in the NFL.

On the homo side, Chris Kluwe got released. He's a distraction. Scott Fujita is retired. Brendan Ayanbadejo was released.

Don't be a distraction.

64 posted on 05/09/2013 7:08:26 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: The KG9 Kid

>>Tebow needs to be a running back or fullback or something to do with knocking other men down like bowling pins while carrying the ball because he’s really good at that. Why he won’t do what John Kuhn does escapes me.<<

The problem is when the NFL wants a running back, it wants a running back. A running QB is NOT a running back.

And even with some running QBs (Vick, etc.) they can throw the ball pretty well.

Jack of all trades, master of none. And the NFL is extremely specialized.


65 posted on 05/09/2013 7:09:24 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: varmintman
The conclusion I'm coming to is that if Tebow doesn't have a (QB) place in the NFL, then I'm no longer really interested in the NFL.

Other than to see how my bets are going, or have a direct connection with and interest in someone I know in the NFL, or out of complete boredom at the time, there seems little reason for me to watch NFL games the past few seasons. And I don't bet on the games.
66 posted on 05/09/2013 7:11:48 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Neoliberalnot

Do post your verifiable NFL resume.


67 posted on 05/09/2013 7:13:24 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Agree completely. Who wants a backup that generates controversy like Tebow does?
Designing an offensive system around him for a change of pace??
Gimicky at best and counter productive at worst.
NFL teams need all their quarterbacks on the roster to be able to complete most of the NFL suite of passes first and foremost.
If they can mix in low-risk run or two, fine. But they got to be able to pass the ball first.


68 posted on 05/09/2013 7:13:56 AM PDT by stationkeeper
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To: saganite
Testaverde says he’s worked with him on footwork and he’s now throwing with effortless power. Testaverde’s words.

Here's the article:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/29/testaverde-disappointed-tebow-didnt-get-a-chance/

69 posted on 05/09/2013 7:20:45 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Best shot for Tebow is Canada. It worked for Warren Moon and Doug Flutie.


70 posted on 05/09/2013 7:22:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DEADROCK
Can’t throw, can’t catch.

It must drive you nuts that he turned around the Denver franchise and won so many games without the ability to throw or catch.

71 posted on 05/09/2013 7:23:31 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Resettozero

Sounds like Tebow is going to spend some time in arena football.

If he wants to move back to the big league, he’ll have to earn it. I think he can do it too.


72 posted on 05/09/2013 7:25:00 AM PDT by kidd
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To: SampleMan
It must drive you nuts that he turned around the Denver franchise and won so many games without the ability to throw or catch.

It's a miracle.

73 posted on 05/09/2013 7:25:40 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: txrefugee

Don’t know much about history, do you. The government was involved with football (and in particular player safety) well over 100 years ago.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/05/opinion/greene-super-bowl


74 posted on 05/09/2013 7:25:53 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: ryan71

This has nothing to do with persecution. This has to do with a lack of skill. The NFL could care less about your background. If you can play at a high level, and put butts in the seats, and money in the owners pockets, they want you.


75 posted on 05/09/2013 7:27:14 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: dfwgator
It worked for Warren Moon and Doug Flutie.

Moon and Flutie could pass.

76 posted on 05/09/2013 7:27:41 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: dfwgator
It worked for Warren Moon and Doug Flutie.

Moon and Flutie could pass.

77 posted on 05/09/2013 7:27:45 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: PGR88
Yahoo’s main thesis is that coaches “don’t want to deal with the circus”

Publicity is otherwise considered a positive for NFL teams, event he bad kind. Given the amount of money made in selling NFL merchandise, you might think that having a broad fan base would be viewed as a positive.

After all, the purpose of an NFL franchise is to make money. Winning is only a priority as far as it enhances the income stream. However, like the media, there are some core values that the NFL appears unwilling to waiver on, even if that means giving up income.

The sports media came to hate Tebow for who he was, in a way that they just couldn't muster for Michael Vick.

78 posted on 05/09/2013 7:30:10 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Oh? Like Eric Crouch? He won the Heisman. He went nowhere. Or Jason White? Or Chris Weinke? All Heisman winners at QB. Heard from any of those fellows lately?

What it takes to win a Heisman at QB and what it takes to be successful in the NFL are two different things.


79 posted on 05/09/2013 7:30:37 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: DEADROCK

Tebow only threw three or four passes a game? I’ll give you a comparison between two players:
Player A completed 851 of 1,354 passes (63%) in college, vs 661 of 985 (67%) for Tebow.
Player A racked up 11,210 yards, vs 9,286 for Tebow.
Player A threw for 8.27 yards per attempt, vs 9.43 YPA for Tebow.
Player A threw for 90 TDs, vs 88 for Tebow.
Player A threw 33 interceptions, vs 15 for Tebow.
Player A’s college QB rating was 100.93, vs 120.72 for Tebow.
Player A, of course, was Peyton Manning.


80 posted on 05/09/2013 7:31:03 AM PDT by Hootowl
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To: bigdaddy45
That's true but I'm not referring to the NFL. This is about the media making Christianity unacceptable in society.
81 posted on 05/09/2013 7:31:12 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: driftdiver
Yeah thats a common trait with Heisman trophy winners.

A lot of Heisman winners are NFL busts. Most QB's since 1989. College success doesn't mean pro success

1989 - Andre Ware - Don't even ask (Lions)
1990 - Ty Detmer - Not really a bust, but a career backup.
1992 - Gino Torretta - Bust
1993 - Charlie Ward - NBA player
1996 - Danny Wuerffel - Bust
2000 - Chris Weinke - Bust
2001 - Eric Crouch - Switched positions and retired.
2002 - Carson Palmer - The best of the group - and hardly a star
2003 - Jason White - Injuries
2004 Matt Leinart - Bust
2006 Troy Smith - Bust
2007 Tim Tebow - possible bust
2008 Sam Bradford - up and down career so far
2010 Cam Newton - Too early to tell, but some success
2011 Robert Griffin III - Too early to tell, so far good
2012 Johnny Manziel - Too be determined.

82 posted on 05/09/2013 7:32:04 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: jpl
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.

Tebow has fought to play QB since his pee wee days. He went to the worst team in his county so he could play QB in high school. They won the state championship his senior year.

He had a winning record in Denver including a big playoff win. A recent Forbes poll found him the most influential person in sports and that's why he wants to play QB. He's not doing this for himself or because he's stubborn. He could be making a lot more money in baseball with a lot less grief.

83 posted on 05/09/2013 7:32:44 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Nice tagline.


84 posted on 05/09/2013 7:35:04 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: A.A. Cunningham
The Tim Tebow situation reminds me a little bit of Doug Flutie. He was also a Heisman trophy winner who was never given a real chance in the NFL because he was "too short." However, he went up to Canada and rewrote the record books up there.

During his short stints in the NFL, he always performed well on the field but often rode the bench and just never got the opportunity he deserved.

85 posted on 05/09/2013 7:36:33 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

So, he could not unseat Greg McElroy as the backup let alone Sanchez as the starter, yet he is going to challenge Brady??


86 posted on 05/09/2013 7:38:42 AM PDT by stationkeeper
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To: Resettozero
If he went to the Vikings, the anti-Christian types in the media would be writing comedy skits: cue Christian Ponder.
87 posted on 05/09/2013 7:39:53 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: SamAdams76

Perfect place for Tebow would be Saskatchewan....I mean nothing ever happens in Saskatchewan, it would be the biggest thing to hit that Province since..........


88 posted on 05/09/2013 7:40:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76
Call me crazy but I have a feeling ... Might even give Tom Brady a run for his money.
You're crazy ... try thinking, not "feeling."
89 posted on 05/09/2013 7:42:57 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SamAdams76

Tim has refused to play any other position than QB. How stupid is that? I think he’d make a good slot receiver - he does have size and the ability to make the first guy miss.


90 posted on 05/09/2013 7:44:36 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Rennes Templar

He’s reaping what he sowed. There’s lots of Christian pro athletes, but they don’t make a show of it.


I believe that if you don’t deny the Lord when it would be convenient to do so,or in your words “make a show of it” that you do indeed “reap what you sow.”

No doubt this young man will reap what the Lord has in mind for his life and soul. It will be greater than anything the NFL has to offer.


91 posted on 05/09/2013 7:48:16 AM PDT by MWestMom ("All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for all good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke)
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To: Resettozero

Thanks. I got it from Reagan and slightly modified it for our current situation.


92 posted on 05/09/2013 7:52:56 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Resettozero
the ultra-popular quarterback who has hijacked many a news cycle has no viable landing spot.

Only about 1.7% of college football players go pro. Regardless of how popular, or their success in college, it is exponentially difficult to progress to the next level.

93 posted on 05/09/2013 7:53:20 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicate)
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To: txrefugee

Yes, God forbid pro football become any less brutal while still retaining the basic game! Have to have those bone crunching plays for the public!
And no, I don’t believe it is the governments job to make football safer, it is the NFL that should be decent enough to do it.


94 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:01 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: RavenATB

You are so right about Tebow’s ability as a quarterback.He was also qb. on a national college championship team.


95 posted on 05/09/2013 7:59:01 AM PDT by ardara
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To: rwilson99

Lots of pro athletes do charitable causes without shows.


96 posted on 05/09/2013 8:05:39 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: Starboard

I am a Pats fan. That brings with it the usual Brady/belicheck hating...which I understand.

But what I like about them is that there is less showboating and chest pounding. They are workmanlike in their process.

The same with the Celtics. They have always been about “team”, which was evident this year without Rondo.

Most teams in Pro Sports are full of good athletes, but idiots.

Tebow might work with New England. As long as he wins, people will love him.


97 posted on 05/09/2013 8:07:50 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: RavenATB

Tom Brady.


98 posted on 05/09/2013 8:08:41 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: rarestia

The Golden State Warriors are suppose to a strong Christian team
http://www.mercurynews.com/warriors/ci_19603152

Two years later = still in the playoffs
http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_23067379/playoff-bound-golden-state-warriors-lean-their-faith


99 posted on 05/09/2013 8:10:31 AM PDT by winodog
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To: txrefugee
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.

I agree. Tim Tebow's treasures in Heaven will far out weigh any Super Bowl rings gathered on Earth.

100 posted on 05/09/2013 8:15:41 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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