Re: We are wasting a roster spot on #5
posted at 8/14/2013 12:29 PM EDT
In response to PatsEng's comment:
True from the mouths of Den players themselves:
"There wasn’t much talk about him, but you know everything on ESPN was all about Tim. That bothered some players too because they would say ‘Tim Tebow Time.’ I felt like it was a team thing. If it wasn’t for the defense most of the time there wouldn’t be no supposed ‘Tim Tebow Time.’"
"I feel really, really bad for Tim. He's a good person, just not an NFL quarterback."
"I've been following Tim in New York and I feel horrible for him. Everyone here, I think, wants the best for him. He's a good guy. But you can't turn Tim into something he's not, and he's not really an NFL quarterback. He's more of a gimmick player."
No one hates Tebow as a person or is anti-Tebow but he's not a NFL QB and multiple players, coaches, and scouts have said the same along with our own eyes have said it. We don't want him to use up a spot on the team that someone who was better and can actually help the team would take. He gets way to much credit for what the D and his kicker did 2 years ago. What I don't understand is why people, like yourself, keep on raising higher than what he is. Like it or not True you are a Tebowite.
I swear by lil 10 pound bearded baby Jesus
Like it or not there are mnay fans who are not as emotionally infected by the Tebow signing as you and others appear to be. I happen to be in the middle. I don't think he has been a great QB, but to me it was obvious he was a winner based on his time winning championships and leading the Broncos on a complete turn around after they had dug a grave with Kyle Orton. Despite what an un named broncos player says about him not being a QB people like Bill Belichick think he is a QB and one with some rare qualities as shown below.
Just remember that you have an opinion, and it could be wrong. Other people who work in the NFL obviously disagree with you and our coach happens to be one of them.
But you are entitled to your opinion that anybody who doesn't hate this signing is a Tebowit or whatever. I guess we can throw in a few others in this category as well.
"He's a winner,'' said Kraft, who was hosting the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards at Gillette Stadium in honor of his late wife. "I don't know anyone who hasn't said anything but positive things about him. I'm happy he is part of our franchise.''
The owner, who said he watched Tebow when he was at the University of Florida, likes the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner's competitiveness and spirituality and thinks he will be a locker room asset.
"You can't get enough people like him," Kraft said. "Life is about collecting good people around you. You can't have enough good people.''
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Tuesday called New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow a "valuable" player, highlighting both his offensive and special-teams versatility.
"We saw him play last year. He quarterbacked that team to the playoffs, (the) Denver (Broncos)," Belichick said of Tebow. "In addition to some of the quarterbacking things, he's done a lot of other things with the Jets, so, yeah, of course he's a valuable guy.
"When he's the quarterback, he's the quarterback: He can run, he can throw, he can run the option, he can run their regular offense," Belichick said. "They can run Tebow-type plays that Denver ran last year, or that (offensive coordinator Tony) Sparano ran when he was in Miami."
"He doesn't always line up at quarterback when he's in there on offense, so you have to be ready to deal with him at other positions as well," he said. "He's a good runner, he's a strong runner, very strong. He's mobile in the pocket, (a) smart player, he can do a lot of different things. Different option plays and things like that, so you certainly have to be aware of him when he's in there."
"In the kicking game, he's dangerous because of the versatility, but it's really no different than any other punting situation in that you have to cover the eligible receivers," Belichick said.
"You have to be alert for them to snap the ball to the personal protector, and whether he ends up on a sweep or however they do it, those are things that you have to prepare for every week with your punt-return unit," Belichick continued. "The fact that it's him and he's a big strong guy who's a good runner and can throw the ball makes it -- he can do a little bit more than a lot of guys that are back there."
"Weinke, a former Heisman Trophy winner with Florida State who worked with Tebow at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for the past month, told USA Today on Monday there’s “no question” that Tebow can still play the QB position in the NFL."
Tebow may no longer be a lame-duck quarterback without a contract, but according to a handful of quarterback tutors, including Trent Dilfer and Chris Weinke, among others who have recently praised Tebow’s changed throwing motion, he won’t be throwing his signature lame-duck passes for much longer, either.
“Like I told Tim when I found out (Monday) that he signed, ‘You’re locked and loaded, ready to go,’” Weinke told USA Today on Tuesday.
The most recent praise came from former IFL (Intense Football League) All-Star Dennis Gile, who worked extensively with Tebow on his throwing mechanics for more than three months in Scottsdale, Ariz., after last season. Gile, who was himself once signed by the Patriots as a undrafted free agent in 2003 but was subsequently released during training camp, told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that Tebow’s throwing motion has become “100 times better.”
“In shorts, out there on the football field, he changed his motion and he’s very smooth,” said Gile, who trains passers in Arizona alongside partner Mike Giovando. “I’ve got it on film, and film doesn’t lie.”