Re: Give Tebow a Chance???
posted at 1/5/2013 1:21 PM EST
In response to carawaydj's comment:
In response to shenanigan's comment:
In response to NY-PATS-FAN4's comment:
For all those who say Tebow hasn't been "given a chance," review the NY DailyNews article from November in which his teammates called him "terrible". Note how both his current Jets and former Broncos teammates agree that he doesn't commit to the work in practice. Compare this against everything you have ever heard about TB12's commitment to practice.
You know, that's not what it says. Nowhere in the article does anyone say he doesn't commit to the work in practice. They said he plays poorly in practice which is not even close to the same thing. You also said both his current and former Broncos teammates but the article doesn't mention any Bronco teammates. By all accounts I've ever heard Tebow's work ethic has been lauded. That certainly doesn't mean he's a good player but I don't see the reason to make stuff up.
I'd have to say the hate towards this guy backed by nothing more than fantastic rumors and made up facts is nothing more than bigotry.
I have a great appreciation for people who can read. I know, that doesn't seem like a very high standard to meet, but as you can see it actually is. One thing for sure, Tebow is polarizing. I seem to recall his teammates in Denver saying a lot of good things about him. I think he even won some games for them. The guy deserved a shot this year, but I think I get why he stayed on the bench. It's probably the same reason why Elway prays every night and thanks God for Manning being available. If you don't view Tebow as your franchise QB, you can't give him the opportunity to win a game. Tebowmania will take over. I myself hope he gets a chance somewhere next year. He needs the right coach though.
Since you have that appreciation, I'm sure you appreciated that I posted a follow-up to shenanigan's original post where I conceded that there was a difference between being committed to practice and being a poor practice player. Even still, I think there's some hair-splitting involved. If you are honestly talented enough, prepared enough and motivated enough to execute the position of starting quarterback on Sunday
...you ought be able to demonstrate the same on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
, since these are the days when you instill confidence in your coaches and teammates. I see no plausible reason why a player who can do all the right things on game day cannot do them during practice...unless he's not committed to practice.
And if you are honest with yourself, you would admit that you would NEVER accept this from any Patriots player under Belichick. You would never say, "Well, Patrick Chung doesn't improve much during practice, but give him a chance. He's a good guy." You would be the first one saluting BB for booting his butt out of town, and rightly so.
And with your commitment to reading, and your +10 bump to shenanigan, you must have read his opinion that hatred and bigotry are behind any criticism of Tebow. Really? Did you read any of that in my post? Or was it Matt Slauson and other of his teammates on both sides of the ball that the article quoted as saying that Tebow was "not even close" to Sanchez.
I did not start this as a bash-Tebow post, of which there have been many. If you've read other threads you will know that I am a fan of Tebow as a person and a football player, just not as a QB. Here, I was making a very specific point: that the claims that Tebow has not been given a chance are without merit; from the view of his coaches and teammates, he has not earned playing time on Sunday.