In the Pats locker room, a camera guy has a mishap and yells, "Jesus Christ!" Tebow, in earshot, looks at the guy and says: "He loves you."— Kent Babb (@kentbabb) August 10, 2013
Forget the Xs and Os.
This is Tim Tebow.
Tebow can't turn water into wine [yet] but he led the Patriots on a nice touchdown scoring drive Friday night, threw a few horrid passes, took advantage of Philadelphia's woeful defense when he ran the option and flipped a cameraman's curse into a blessing.
The above Tweet pretty much sums up what may be the most intriguing moment after Friday night's Patriots' game in Philadelphia.
Tebow played the entire second half and one drive of the first half in New England's 31-22 victory for the Patriots. He went 4-for-12 with 55 passing yards to go along with 31 rushing yards on four carries.
"I think I've got room for improvement," he said after the game when he wasn't spreading the Word. "I did some things well, there are some other things I'd like to do better and I think that's what these games are for. I definitely want to learn from it and improve and next week do a little bit better."
Philadelphia's defense will not be triggering any fears in the NFC East. RGIII may run for 650 yards the first Washington and Philadelphia play this season.
Tebow, who all but locked up the third-string spot by not posing any real threat to Ryan Mallett in this game, led a scoring drive ended by running back LeGarrette Blount one-yard touchdown romp.
The above Tweet was from Washington Post writer Kent Babb, who is an award-winning columnist, a friend and the best arm-wrestler this side of the Rock. Babb vouched for the authenticity of this all-time Tebow moment on Twitter and it was also relayed by Comcast Sports reporter Mike Giardi.
Mike is not a friend, but that's only because we've never met.
Won't say who it was but media member said "Jesus Christ" in front of Tebow. then apologized. Tebow said "He loves you." Big smile #funny— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) August 10, 2013
What else would you expect from Tebow. You can hear him sing His praises here on the left.
Whomever used the name of the Lord in vain in the Patriots' lockerroom was not alone Friday night, it was something Red Sox fans were doing en masse as soon as they switched away from the final, brutal 20 minutes of the Patriots game and watched Jake Peavy and the bullpen implode at Kansas City.
And Jets fans were cursing all night as well. Mark Sanchez threw a pick-six on his first drive in Friday's 26-17 loss at Detroit. Rookie and likely starter sooner than later Geno Smith left that game with an ankle injury. After the game, the Jets were looking to deal Joe Namath's legacy and Fireman Ed for Tebow and Aaron Hernandez. If that deal doesn't work out, they may look to sign the winner of the 2012 Punt, Pass and Kick competition. Or maybe not.
Friday night was about as much as anyone could expect from a night of preseason football. No one got hurt. Tom Brady was his usual brilliant self [7 for 8, 65 yards passing and two 80-yard scoring drives in two possessions]. Bill Belichick was in late-season form. His scowl was perfect. And he threw the red challenge flag and got a reversal on a first-half fumble that was originally ruled an incomplete pass. The incompletion call would have stood had the Tuck Rule not been eliminated in the offseason.
And Tebow gave everyone a piece of what they wanted, and even an unexpected blessing to someone who didn't.
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