posted at 9/3/2013 9:07 AM EDT
In response to 42AND46's comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
In response to skinnyrexraptor's comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
For me, the most logical conclusion is:
The Pats see significant value in Tebow's versatility as a player who could be a stop gap in many ways for the team. Tim could appears to be standing his ground and does not want to try to play any other position aside from QB. Read his departure tweets. BB and staff likely see so much intangible value that they were willing to allow the process of camp to develop with hopes that Tim would give in to the prospect of being a utility player. He wouldn't and as such, BB decided, OK, have it your way, Good luck. BB and JM see his value in his versatility, but not as a fulltime QB. They had hoped he would see it over a full preseason under their tutelage and by working next to THE NFL QB, TB as a reality check. Tim's has unwavering desire and maybe his unsusually strong faith has got him believing in a potential miracle that could fulfill his NFL QBing dream. BB is obviously more realistic. Though to most, my use of "logical conclusion" will sound rediculous under these circumstances. But when you consider Tim's strength and committment to his trust in God, he knows that it is possible in his heart as he is a soldier for God. Maybe he sees giving in only shows a crack in his life's foundation, HIS TRUST IN GOD. For most of us, "Oh, come on!" is a likely response to this theory. For the strongest of believers, "This is an opprotunity that God may choose to use me in to prove that he is real." Rediculous? Time will tell.
Rally , brother, I love ya dude, and we share a deep and unabiding dislike for the talents of one R9R, and I actually agree with your readout of the TT issue...but I have to fully agree with BB on this one...If JC is going to work a miracle for TT, he better bless him with the passing ability of Willie Joe Namath, or it's a no go...
I am with you and BB! Please know that I see this apparent use of faith by TT as a "look at me" stunt and find it very misplaced, but I can't help but to try to understand his perspective.......He is an absolute mystery in so many ways.
gonna disagree with u here rally...I never felt Tebow to be phony, over-dramatic or pulling any stunt for PR with his Faith
is he a pro QB? no
is he stubborn/egotistical in his zeal to be and not even try another position? yes
is it likely he will be out of football altogether in any league in 2-3 yrs tops? yes
but to take this view of his "reallness" in his Faith is not fair, especially if you have never sat across from him andlooked him in the eyes to ask him
TT may be many things but he is not a phony
and for the record-as u probably know-I do not share Tebow's view of God nor many of his social/political views-but i still have respect for him
I'm not sure why you think i am calling TT a phony. I am not. To the contrary, I am trying to understand and reason why he is so set on being an NFL QB and not let football experts use his skills in other ways. I may not agree with how he is doing things, but i do not get why you say I am saying he is phony. When I said, "I see this apparent use of faith by TT as a "look at me" stunt and find it very misplaced" I am not saying that Tim is being phony at all. What i mean is that this type of overt behavior, in general, is typically a "hey look at me" kinda deal, but if youve read anything else that Ive said about Tim, you'll know that isnt my intent here. His behavior to me is a mystery as he contradicts my own instincts as to what to think about him. I am implying that i think he is overly overt with his actions and way of thinking, NOT A PHONY AT ALL.