Re: Pocket Jesus wants to be released
posted at 12/19/2012 5:45 PM EST
In response to polar123's comment:
In response to NY-PATS-FAN4's comment:
In response to polar123's comment:
Can you blame him, it is a sinking ship down there. Ryan never gave the guy a chance, and was used as a pawn to sell seats. As for doing nothing, he did lead the Bronco's to the playoff's last year, beat the Steelers in the playoffs and won some exciting games . He is not the greatest QB to ever put on the uniform, but not the worst. If he is smart he will go to Jacksonville
This is the thing that bugs me about the whole "the Tebow" debate. People actually believe this, without knowing whether it is factual or not. How do we know whether Tebow knows the playbook, or can execute the plays therein?
Since when are backup quarterbacks deserving of a chance? Mark Sanchez' being the king of suckitude is not a reason to play Tebow. In the NFL, you have to go out and EARN your place, and most players do that by practicing their butts off until they make it evident to the coaches and their teammates that they are an indispensable and trustworthy part of the roster. From all reports I've ever read, Tebow doesn't care much for practice; an attitude that surely won't go over well in New England. Not only do his coaches have little confidence in his abilities (and they watch him practice every day) but his teammates don't have trust in him either, which is saying something, considering how dysfunctional they are.
Tebow sounds like an entitled child; someone who thinks he's owed something, simply because he's garnered praise for being a great college player (which he was). What the guy ought to do is shut his damm mouth and WORK at learning the art of being an NFL quarterback, and if it takes 4 years of work to get there, so be it...that's the story of many a starting NFL player.
The Denver Broncos had to change their entire offense to suit Tebow, simply because Josh McD was silly enough to draft him with a #1 pick. But it would be crazy for any other team to do this. There are, perhaps, 3-4 players in the NFL worth changing your offense around, and Tebow ain't one of them.
I don't have the inside scoop on Ryan's thinking and never claimed to. And yes, given how horrible the Jets are, he must either not know what he is doing, or Ryan was never on board with the move to bring him there. To me he was brought in for one purpose only, to sell seats. I do agree that the Pats will never do anything special to accomidate this player, but he does have a certain amount of skill, maybe not as a QB, but as hybrid-back, and some team may be willing to take a flyer on that or, he could be out of the league all together in a year.
Oops, I should have made clear that I was not speaking of you, Polar, but rather the media reporting that Tebow wasn't given a chance, and have tried to sell fans that that is true.
I agree part of the reason he was brought in was to sell seats, but New York is not exactly a hotbed of evangelical Christianity, which comprise the bulk of the Tebow fan club.
But the point no one in the media seems willing to address is, "What if, after Tim Tebow was acquired, he turned out to have one of the poorer work ethics on the squad?" If that turned out to be the case, than Tebow wasn't "snubbed," as some have written, or denied his rightful chance in any way.
Perhaps, he simply didn't earn the starting QB job.