Skip to comments.SAGA OF TIM TEBOW STANDS AS LESSON IN STRUGGLES AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF THIS WORLD
Posted on 01/16/2013 4:45:54 PM PST by Sioux-san
It's a battle between Tim Tebow and worldliness, and right now worldliness is winning -- or was, until last weekend. It always seems to win.
Really, it never does (in the end).
Let's back up a moment.
Tebow, as you probably recall, is the openly Christian quarterback who often wins in improbable (read: miraculous) fashion. Two years ago, he and his mother made headlines when they appeared in a pro-life Super Bowl commercial (controversial because it stood against abortion).
Last year his remarkable, come-from-behind victories as quarterback for the Denver Broncos captivated the American imagination.
"Tebowing" became a new way to pray (kneeling, helmet off and held at the knee, head bowed at the sideline). He wore that "eye paint" with biblical references (the nerve!).
A year ago this month in a dramatic playoff game against Pittsburgh, the Broncos set the NFL overtime record (regular season or playoffs) for the fastest overtime ever, winning in 11 seconds with just one, 80-yard play. He had done the same any number of times as a Gator at the University of Florida, where he was the youngest at the time ever to win the Heisman Trophy (his sophomore year).
It was a culmination of a miraculous series of games that took the underdog Broncos to a spot few expected them to be.
He was unceremoniously and in a humiliating way traded to the New York Jets when a world-class but aging and injured quarterback named Peyton Manning became available.
The Broncos said good-bye to Tebow and agreed to pay Manning $96 million over a five-year period -- certain now, with Manning, that they would not only win playoff games but probably the Super Bowl.
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God is not mock and while we can't see all ends we know that He is in control of the situation.
Ok I am simple. Please explain to me why Tebow is a losy QB.
I know what people said about what the coaches said, and what the films showed, but how much of that is really Tebow and how much is that the offensive line isn't giving him the chance? Anyone could look like they don't have the skills if they're constantly being chased out of the pocket by a line that can't hold.
How’s Tebow’s career as a quarterback been working out for him? LOL
Tebow could be a diviner in the cult of Santeria, and drinking goat blood on the sideline, and the NFL/ESPN/media complex wouldn't care a whit, as long as he was a good quarterback.
No, Tebow hasn’t shown good ability on pre-snap reads or pst snap reads that he needs to make it to be a minimally effective passer. Beyond that, his mecahnics are atrocious, his footwork is poor, his throwing motion is awkward, and the time between his decision and his release is far too long, largely related to his throwing motion. Other than that, he’s a great Quarterback.
Trent Dilfer has become a fairly well recognized authority on what successful NFL QBs do as far as their overall throwing mechanics. He says the Tebow mechanics are really far off.
I don’t know about reading defenses my guess is experience is the best remedy, but I am of the opinion that technique can be corrected and improved, though it takes time, tremendous effort, and a lot of coaching.
I can’t really point out where Tebow’s mechanics have improved from one season to the next. I suspect that this may have been the issue that the Jets complained about his practice habits, though I have no proof and the Jets are a real mess.
— but Tebot was great to watch at UF.
Yes, he was. It was painful to watch as a Seminoles fan.
The difference is that he wasn’t up against linebackers that were all as big and fast as him. His running ability the covered his poor throwing technique and Florida had receivers good enough to cause matchup problems. That is the reason Tebow couldn’t beat Alabama his senior year.
Tebow needs to hire somebody to work on his throwing every day this off season and someone else to drill him on defensive reads. He has the arm and the leadership, but those are not enough alone.
Ping for later
Yep. American elitists have been abusing out of the closet Christians for a long time. They despise good and celebrate evil. It’s going to become systematic unless we can come together and become a political force they do not want to mess with.
I would just note, for someone who “sucks” as a QB, Tebow won more playoff games for the Broncos that Manning did.
But he won the Heisman Award.
Football is a business. If Tim Tebow strongly contributes to winning, he’ll play ... maybe with some diversions until the best use of his ability is found.
I expected this article to be about his falling into sin in the fleshpots of New York. That would be a bad outcome. Experiencing either hardship because of his faith or a difficult professional situation (I’m not qualified to say which) isn’t much, in light of eternity.
No, people here would be demanding the NFL to drive him out of the league cause he is a Muslim..
There's no reason he can't be used at QB. He's a winner in that position and sells tickets.
I read his autobiography, and he's had to struggle with his coaches since Pee Wee to let him play QB.