Hard to know what to make of how Tim Tebow’s coaches and teammates celebrated his last-minute touchdown pass in Thursday night’s 28-20 exhibition win over the Giants.
Bill Belichick shared a smile with his quarterback. Josh McDaniels ruffled his hair. Tom Brady gave him a fist bump.
The naive fan in me says Belichick used the opportunity, with 13 seconds left, to give Tebow one last live repetition before he goes into football hibernation as the third-stringer. The cynic in me says Belichick was needling Tom Coughlin, who brought the fourth quarter to a halt by calling three timeouts in the final minutes.
And, well, the realist in me wonders if Belichick was giving Tebow one last chance to throw a touchdown pass before his NFL career winds down. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.