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Jermichael Finley calls Tebow coverage “kind of disturbing”

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Joe Flacco isn’t the only NFL player upset about the coverage of Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

Packers tight end Jermichael Finley told Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that it is “kind of disturbing” to see the amount of time the media spends talking about Tebow. He thinks that more time should be spent on the season that Aaron Rodgers is having and he also thinks that the time is coming when Tebow will no longer be everybody’s favorite player.

“He’s telling everybody what they want to hear,” Finley said. “You see him and he’s patting everybody on the back saying, ‘You’re going to make this catch. I promise because God said,’ and he makes it happen. Stuff like that. It confuses people. People that don’t know the game outside of the fans, of course they’re going to hype it up. But guys that see a good player and a good quarterback, they know what kind of guy he’ll be down the road when he gets exposed. Everybody who knows the game knows what kind of player Tebow is going to be.”

Finley isn’t saying anything new here, although we’re all still waiting for the day when Tebow is exposed as something other than the winning quarterback that he’s been to this point in his career. That might happen, but there’s little chance that the Tebow storyline is going to fade out until it does.

And it isn’t just some media conspiracy driving that coverage. If people weren’t legitimately interested in Tebow (whether they want to see him succeed or fail), there wouldn’t be nearly as much coverage of him as there has been this season. People want to hear about Tebow right now and everyone is feeding the beast.

Should Rodgers and the Packers be a bigger story? Probably, but it isn’t a bad thing for Green Bay that their pursuit of a perfect record has been put on the back burner. Whatever distraction it might cause isn’t something they need to deal with as they try to wrap up home field advantage against the Chiefs this weekend. There’s plenty of time left for attention to turn back in their direction, though, and it certainly will pick up if they keep on winning.

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  1. gln9213 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:17 PM

    Of course the Broncos and Tebow will be exposed…..many teams have made nice little runs that come to an end….Vince Young….anybody??? I have seen this a thousand times…..next thing you know…

  2. locutus says: Dec 16, 2011 6:17 PM

    JerMoron Findley needs to focus on football and leave the intricate analysis to people with brains.

  3. clawledge says: Dec 16, 2011 6:18 PM

    Tim Tebow is the best thing that could have happened for the Packers.

  4. war27 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:19 PM

    Can’t wait until Sunday when “Tebow time” comes and the score is 30-7.

    The final will be Pat’s 37-7.

  5. 11wheatd says: Dec 16, 2011 6:19 PM

    I doubt this would ever happen..but just imagine if Tebow won like 6 straight Super Bowls. Haha how ridiculous would that be. I’m rooting for him though, nice guy, he deserves it with his hard work

  6. notrelated says: Dec 16, 2011 6:19 PM

    I used to play for the packers… then I took an arrow to the knee.

  7. jasku880 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:19 PM

    Because that’s what’s expected from the packers. Everyone thought tebow would fall flat on his face, and him and his team is doing this amazing come backs. Seriously, would you rather watch the packers just destroy every team and see their back up play from 4th qt or see if tebow can pull another crazy win?

  8. jc1958cool says: Dec 16, 2011 6:20 PM

    too bad tebl@w didn’t play against the packers!
    would have been 63-23

  9. rangenius says: Dec 16, 2011 6:20 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is overrated. He has an easy schedule, best WR talent around him, great offensive line, tight ends, and a real defense, and a way better coach than John Fox (Mr. 1-15 in carolina)

    Tebow has none of these things. Tebow is the true MVP…. The Denver D is average at best. Willis McGahee? Gimme a break. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas, Matt Willis… laughable. Tebow is doing it all alone. MVP MVP MVP

    He is bashed because of his religion, funny thing is… he would be bashed even more if he came out as an Atheist too.

    The mob is moronic. GO TEBOW.

  10. jessethegreat says: Dec 16, 2011 6:20 PM

    Finley….. Keep your mouth shut! That’s coming from as big a Packers fan as there is. We’re all thinking what you’re saying, but don’t make the target on the back of the Packers larger than it is.

    Follow the example the truly great players set and Let your play on the field be your only words to share with the media…….. or you’re likely to find yourself on a less than championship caliber team next year.

  11. 15gb2 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:20 PM

    Who’s jermichael finley? Its ppl like you who drive this crazy trian, so shut the eff up and play football

  12. ravensfan996 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:22 PM

    What? No comments?? Everybody was destroy J. Flacc for his commentary on Tebow, now everyones on QT?? Bmore Hate!!!

  13. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Dec 16, 2011 6:23 PM

    Yea, because there hasn’t been enough “16-0″ discussions about the Packers the past few weeks. Rogers and the Pack is good… we all know that. There’s actually a debate and a discussion about Tebow that people care about.

    God forbid there’s another story other than the Packers out there that people are interested in…

    Get over yourself

  14. ravensfan4life52 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:23 PM

    oh so when Jermichael Finley says something about all the Tebow coverage it’s “calls it kind of disturbing” but when Joe Flacco says pretty much the exact same thing it’s “whining”. way to not be bias.

  15. stevemo says: Dec 16, 2011 6:24 PM

    I think that the comments on your own site are sufficient proof that most people aren’t interested in hearing about Tebow all day.

  16. tebowedout says: Dec 16, 2011 6:24 PM

    The name says it all.

  17. greendreams6 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:25 PM

    A great majority of fans DONT want to hear about Tebow anymore, he’s forced down our throats by the media. The non stop Tebow coverage is MADNESS

  18. ekash7 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:25 PM

    The media makes me hate tim tebow. But I guess its better then hearing them talk about the dallas cowboys all day

  19. darkembryo says: Dec 16, 2011 6:25 PM

    It is a media conspiracy. I for one do not want to see Tebow on every station and news article. Even on PFT, I’ve seen you have an article about a different team and somehow fit Tebows name into it.

  20. locutus says: Dec 16, 2011 6:26 PM

    11wheatd says: Dec 16, 2011 6:19 PM

    I doubt this would ever happen..but just imagine if Tebow won like 6 straight Super Bowls. Haha how ridiculous would that be. I’m rooting for him though, nice guy, he deserves it with his hard work

    Exactly. Why do people hate good people? Tebow is a good kid and works hard. Oh, and wins!

  21. musiccitymiracle says: Dec 16, 2011 6:27 PM

    Packers should be thankful that the media is not obsessed with their record and adding unnecessary pressure to their situation.

  22. pkrjones says: Dec 16, 2011 6:28 PM

    Hey Jermichael, why don’t you steal the spotlight from Tebow by catching the balls AR throws you? It certainly would be newsworth to eliminate your drops this year. Contract year= bad time to catch the dropsies (and expect to remain a Packer).

  23. earthtopft says: Dec 16, 2011 6:29 PM

    Oh well, at least Waaaajaaahs! still has the best “Hitch up my Depends Adult Undergarment and fasten the velcro strips” move in all of football.

  24. vahawker says: Dec 16, 2011 6:31 PM

    SO..Finley is talking to the press about Tebow in order to tell them they talk about Tebow too much? Don’t you just love irony?

  25. trbowman says: Dec 16, 2011 6:32 PM

    First of all, does he watch ESPN? Everytime they’re not talking about Tebow or Cam Newton, they’re talking about the Packers.

    And second of all, Tebow already isn’t a fan favorite. Most people mind-boggingly dislike, or even harbor hate towards the guy.

  26. mrflashy88 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:32 PM

    I’m a Broncos fan and I’m a little tired of the nonstop Tebow coverage too. It’s not Tebow’s fault, but the funny thing is that he is aware he recieves a lot of attention but doesn’t actually pay much attention to it anymore. He stopped watching a lot of TV earlier this year. He’s too busy focusing and prepping himself to get better unlike all these players who are publicly complaining about the coverage that Tebow garners.

    Look, if you have a problem with the coverage of Tebow don’t tune in, networks care about their ratings and thats how you hit them in the noggin.

  27. captainwisdom8888 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:32 PM

    “He’s telling everybody what they want to hear,” Finley said. “You see him and he’s patting everybody on the back saying, ‘You’re going to make this catch. I promise because God said”

    -wtf are you talking about Jermichael? Tebow is going around telling his teammates that GOD told him they would make plays? Thats a crock of sh**

  28. vietnambob2473 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:33 PM

    Hope to see you in the super bowl J. Finley…Tebow will shut you up too just like he’s done to everyone else saying he can’t play. Would anyone else find it absolutely hilarious if the Chiefs handed the Packers their first loss this week?

  29. lutazanderman says: Dec 16, 2011 6:33 PM

    And it isn’t just some media conspiracy driving that coverage. If people weren’t legitimately interested in Tebow (whether they want to see him succeed or fail), there wouldn’t be nearly as much coverage of him as there has been this season. People want to hear about Tebow right now and everyone is feeding the beast.

    **********************************************

    You’ve got it backwards. It’s not that people want to hear about Tebow, it’s that the media wants to talk about him. Most viewers are pretty much fed up with it, and would appreciate a broader scope of NFL talk.

  30. speedlimit41 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:34 PM

    ESPN are the ones hyping this guy too much,Skip Bayless is way over the top.

  31. briwis7 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:35 PM

    Hey J Mike lets worry a little less about Tebow and worry more about how often you have dropped easy passes this year. Shut the hell up and play up to your talent.

  32. cusoman says: Dec 16, 2011 6:35 PM

    This is the definition of “butt hurt”.

  33. bojack34 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:36 PM

    And it isn’t just some media conspiracy driving that coverage. If people weren’t legitimately interested in Tebow (whether they want to see him succeed or fail), there wouldn’t be nearly as much coverage of him as there has been this season. People want to hear about Tebow right now and everyone is feeding the beast.

    I find the above to be BS. Where and from who is this great clamoring for Tebow information and coverage? I for one would be grateful to not hear anything more about the guy than I do about any other QB in the NFL.

    Does anyone really believe this guy would be winning games if he had let’s say the Jags defense instead of the stellar Denver unit he currently enjoys?

  34. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 16, 2011 6:37 PM

    from quarters 1-3 he is 37% completion%

    WORST IN NFL

    In the 4th quarter the d gets fumbles/blocks/interceptions and he gets chances that he capitalizes on.
    not too mention a kicker that if he missed 3 field goals this team would have 3 more losses.

    He puts it together late. I get it.

    But if you think you can win scoring 17, 14, 13, 16, 20, pts in the NFL for years with a running QB with horrible accuracy, you have no merit to judge an NFL QB for it is.

    Tebow is a gimmick. Good Story becuase he is a great guy.

    Not a great QB. Not even a good QB.

    Nobody would want him. no team would trade for him. he belongs in denver, i agree he will make playoffs this year … thats an amazing feat within itself. and will prob be his only nfl career accomplishment.

  35. vincentbojackson says: Dec 16, 2011 6:37 PM

    Real players play and block out all the media noise. Apparently Finley and Flacco spend their down time channel surfing for highlights.

    Why are these clowns wasting time worrying about Tebow when they’re not even facing the Broncos this week.

  36. lunarpie says: Dec 16, 2011 6:37 PM

    The Tebow coverage just prooves how the media puts very little work into generating real stories. When Tebow gets what’s coming to him the media will disappear. Pathetic.

  37. scoops1 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:37 PM

    ….Jake Plummer doesn’t want Finley or Flacco to Shut Up

  38. escoboltsfan says: Dec 16, 2011 6:38 PM

    I find Jermichael Finley’s inability to beat coverage this year kind of disturbing.

  39. propertyofthebroncos says: Dec 16, 2011 6:38 PM

    @rangenius you make my head want to explode! first off, the packers d is ranked 30th in the league! Broncos d is actually better than theirs (Miller…Dumervil..Dawkins…Bailey, ringing any bells????) Tebow can’t take credit for any win! how can you not like McGahee?? Omg….how about you look at the facts and think about them before you post something ridiculous and make a fool out of yourself again.

  40. bearsstillsuck says: Dec 16, 2011 6:38 PM

    @ randenius. its absolutely amazing how you can be so completely and utterly wrong with everything you said. I applaud you sir, as that must of been very difficult to type, and most mortals wouldnt be able to finish half of that ridiculous comment. but I do wonder if tebow would be half as liked if he were Muslim, and prayed to Allah at every news conference.

  41. contra74 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:39 PM

    Awww, someone is taking the attention away from the Packers. Boo-freaking-hoo. Tell you what, I would much rather hear about Tebow than catch another lame “Discount Double Check” commercial.

  42. tim1999 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:39 PM

    Maybe Tim can say a prayer that will help Jermy catch the ball.

    PS – don’t blame Tebow for what the media does. This is their media circus of their media making.

  43. stz99 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:39 PM

    Finley is right! Enough about Tebow!!!! The guy isn’t a good QB! He can barely throw the ball. He’s a better RB than a QB….Rodgers is having one of the most successful seasons ever as a QB and he hardly gets any attention! Doesn’t make sense! Just because Tebow is faithful, doesn’t mean he’s a good QB. He will get exposed, and when he does, he will get hurt trying to run the ball the way he does. Just look at Vick who runs the ball all the time. Having said that, he does have some wins under his belt, but he won’t last that long in this league the way he plays. The Pats will destroy them this weekend and all the hype will finally be over and done with.
    Final score…Pats 35, Broncos 17.

  44. eddieapoc says: Dec 16, 2011 6:40 PM

    Whether you love Tebow or hate him is up to you.

    I will say this. I turned on sportscenter and 5 of the first 6 stories I saw were about Tebow. Thats a bit excessive for any athlete.

  45. eknirb says: Dec 16, 2011 6:40 PM

    Jermichael Finley; jealous much?

  46. justaintrightisit says: Dec 16, 2011 6:41 PM

    Again the media throws more fuel on this damn Tebow crap. They keep it going by asking other players about him so they answer and get the message boards going.

  47. prmpft says: Dec 16, 2011 6:43 PM

    …and that surprises…who? finley is clearly an IDIOT! and TEBOW is BLESSED! (disclaimer: i HATE the vikqueens)…

  48. pdmjr says: Dec 16, 2011 6:46 PM

    What is this professional jealousy?

    Tebow isn’t bragging, he’s delivering.

    Go to sleep Jermikal, whoever you are.

  49. kwgator says: Dec 16, 2011 6:47 PM

    I’m a FAN and all I know about football is that 7-1 is good. The Pack are the best team by far but the Broncos are the best story of the NFL season

  50. pdillon1 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:47 PM

    Hell I’m a Bears fan and I agree with Finley. It’s totally getting out of hand. I actually don’t think Tebow is a bad guy and I like seeing him prove the doubters wrong. But the coverage is getting ridiculous. You can play a drinking game on whether or not you’ll see Tebow’s face the minute you turn ESPN or NFLN. Rodgers, the rookie TJ Yates, and the now proven value of an injured Jay Cutler should be the stories right now.

  51. jimmysee says: Dec 16, 2011 6:49 PM

    Tebow is great for the Packers. Last thing you want is the media camped out in Green Bay.

    Let them hang out in Denver.

    We love Tebow!

    Merry Christmas!

  52. binarybulge says: Dec 16, 2011 6:50 PM

    rangenius says:
    Dec 16, 2011 6:20 PM
    Aaron Rodgers is overrated. He has an easy schedule, best WR talent around him, great offensive line, tight ends, and a real defense, and a way better coach than John Fox (Mr. 1-15 in carolina)

    Tebow has none of these things. Tebow is the true MVP…. The Denver D is average at best. Willis McGahee? Gimme a break. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas, Matt Willis… laughable. Tebow is doing it all alone. MVP MVP MVP

    Trollololo…

    Just out of curiosity I looked into the numbers. Coming into the year, based on 2010 records, Denver did indeed have a higher strength of schedule, but it was only by 3 whole games (Den-52%, GB-51%).

    So far this year, GB’s opponents’ records add up to 75-94. Denver’s add up to 87-82. That looks a bit unbalanced… but let’s pretend GB and Denver didn’t affect their opponents records. Taking out their own records, you have GB at 75-81 (.48) and Denver at 82-74 (.52). That’s only a 7 game difference. At the end of the year, it is bound to be even closer.

    You must also take into account intangibles, like the fact that people are gunning for GB, because they are the defending champs. Denver was able to catch people off guard until recently.

    Your argument is biased at best. It’s fair to give Tebow plenty of credit, but let’s not throw around “MVP” here. Rodgers has played 5 more games than Tebow. Tebow is not challenged often in his game-plan, yet he still plays only a decent quarter on average. I could go on forever, but I won’t.

  53. totallyuselessme says: Dec 16, 2011 6:55 PM

    What the hell would Jermichael Finley have to be jealous of Tim Tebow over?

    Rodgers is a better QB than Tim Tebow will ever be. Period.

  54. scytherius says: Dec 16, 2011 6:55 PM

    Hey, this Packer fan says PLEASE ignore the Packers. Just let ‘em slide into the Super Bowl while the world looks at Tebow.

  55. packfan1 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:56 PM

    As a Pack fan I totally don’t mind it…and Jmike never shuts up..he needs to focus on catching the ball

  56. jutts says: Dec 16, 2011 6:56 PM

    NO Shi-, You can’t turn on espn or the nfl network without seeing this crap over and over again. You’d think they owned stock in this kid. Please, Give Us A Break…….

  57. bluefan204 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:57 PM

    Tim Tebow is a good kid, and I don’t have any dislike for him at all. It’s not his fault that the media latched on, and won’t let go until Denver starts losing games, and he begins looking like a rookie/mere mortal again. Is the constant coverage annoying? Yes, it is, but I just grab the remote, change the channel, and it’s gone. Even an idiot like Finley can figure it out.

  58. spviii says: Dec 16, 2011 6:59 PM

    “You’re going to make this catch. I promise because God said.”
    Did Tebow REALLY say this Finley? Or perhaps you’re just a moron.

  59. jm1122 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:01 PM

    …the coverage is almost as disturbing as an adult routinely speaking publicly about his imaginary friend in the sky!

  60. ortonwhiskeycrew says: Dec 16, 2011 7:02 PM

    Hey Finley I appreciate your 0 point fantasy effort last week in the playoffs while the rest of your team scored a bazillion points on the raiders.

  61. oscojoe says: Dec 16, 2011 7:02 PM

    Tim Tebow is not out there seeking this media blitz.

    He is just playing football to the best of his abilities. He is not a Brady or a Rodgers (not even close) but he does have similar “Intagiables” as most of the greats do.

    Maybe he can develop those skills, who knows. Either way he is a 2nd year player who is a team guy. You won’t hear him put his self interest in front of the team ie… contract, franchise tag ect…

    Finley and any other NFL player should just shut up and play the game and let future for Tebow and everyone else play out.

    However Tebow’s career ends up; one thing is for sure he will do more good for others (in & out of football) then most of these other players (like Finley) combined, will ever do in there life time.

  62. theytukrjobs says: Dec 16, 2011 7:03 PM

    Good grief Rodgers and their team get plenty of flippin coverage. This article is evidence of that.

    And they are bitching that it isn’t enough because Tebow is stealing their thunder. Cry me a river there bridezilla.

  63. itsabergthing says: Dec 16, 2011 7:04 PM

    The Tebow coverage is a bit much, buy why in the hell do Joe Flacco or Jermichael Finley care one bit. Focus on your teams and your goals ahead and not who or what the media covers. Grow up and stop the jealousy, it’s really pathetic for grown ass men to act this way. Go out and play your game and keep winning your games, who gives a damn what anyone else really thinks or who the media is covering, it makes no difference at all. And just to throw this out there, Flacco is one of the most overrated QB’s in the NFL, he should be happy he’s out of the limelight for the most part. Baltimore wins because of the D and Ray Rice. And Jermichael, don’t worry about it, Aaron Rodgers is a big boy, he gets plenty of praise and coverage, he’s practically called the GOD of QB’s each and every time his name is mentioned. Give it up and stop the jealousy.

  64. flightcrewbusiness says: Dec 16, 2011 7:04 PM

    More disturbing is how many people have only one channel to watch. Guess What? You can watch anything or listen to anything you want…change the station if you don’t likel….amazing technology ! There may even be a Flaccy and a Jermy network out there somewhere.
    Get a life and let people enjoy what they enjoy.

  65. oldhighs says: Dec 16, 2011 7:05 PM

    I’m not a Christian, but doesn’t it cheapen the idea of an all-knowing, all-powerful being who loves everyone equally when Tebow keeps implying that God gives a flying you-know-what about the outcome of football games?

    If God cares about football, then clearly he loves Aaron Rodgers more than Tim Tebow.

  66. packfaninchitown says: Dec 16, 2011 7:05 PM

    Finley is right. Tebow is having success against scrub teams and suddenly he’s the second coming and the media is rabid for the guy.

    Kid is a great motivator and I love the fact he’s able to turn the morale of the team around, especially since the Broncos were serious Andrew Luck contenders before he got the starting job. Yet Tebow’s performance isn’t much above mediocre and would hardly last against any of the NFL elite teams.

    Tebow has earned the right to finish out the season and compete for a starting job next year but Elway is 100% right to bring in other candidates.

    Should make for an interesting playoffs (if they make it in) but I don’t see Denver lasting beyond the first round unless Tebow’s performance drastically improves.

  67. ttommytom says: Dec 16, 2011 7:07 PM

    The Sam Hurd story should be disturbing not the Tim Tebow story.

    Finley got 5 points for spelling his name right on the wonderlic. I wonder which question he guessed correctly to pick up that other point…

  68. egomaniac247 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:11 PM

    “You’re going to make this catch. I promise because God said”

    Except that Tebow has NEVER said anything like that. I hate when idiots like him try to pass statements like that off as fact.

  69. orthodoxdj says: Dec 16, 2011 7:12 PM

    Ray Lewis said God told him his team would win the Super Bowl and no one says anything.

  70. wetpaperbag3 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:12 PM

    Looks like the censorship is back in force once again. so, I’ll put it another way…

    ANYONE who sits down and looks at the Broncos’ game film or game replay via the NFL’s Game Rewind, will see just what is really happening during these wins. Denver changed it’s conventional offense in favor of a college read option offense because it was clear that Tebow’s poor passing mechanics and inability to read complex defenses while in the pocket made him a liability. Let Tebow run the ball. Let the RB run the ball. Then, on occasion, throw a pass either deep in single high safety coverage in the middle of the field or a sideline pass.

    On further observation of Tebows sideline passes, he struggles with those the most; balls either landing at the feet of the receiver (throwing off balance or off his back foot) or the ball sails way over the receiver’s head out of bounds when he’s wide open.

    On the deep passes, they’re all up the middle; the easiest pass for a QB to make. Then with single high safety coverage because of the defense putting 8 in the box, the receiver is in man coverage and almost always runs an 8 or 9 route.

    Then on further observation, when they ALLOW Tebow to pass the ball, he’s virtually throwing to only ONE receiver for the entire game. Most weeks, it’s to Eric Decker. Other weeks it’s Demaryius Thomas.

    The bottom line, they are only giving Tebow a narrow field to throw in. He has yet proven he’s able to read a defense, go through his progressions, and find the open receiver. Instead, if his ONE receiver isn’t open, he runs with it.

    Aaron Rodgers on the other hand is performing like no other quarterback in recent history (if not all time history)! Mechanics are crisp, quick, throws accurately, makes EVERY throw you expect a QB to make. Even the throws you think are impossible. Then if he goes through his progressions (1st, 2nd, 3rd reads), he checks it down or he runs with it as a last option. He’s breaking nearly every sizable QB record, his team hasn’t lost a game yet (even with a sometimes suspect defense), and yet all folks can do is talk about Tebow’s “greatness?”

  71. nowareyou says: Dec 16, 2011 7:13 PM

    “Aaron Rodgers is overrated. He has an easy schedule, best WR talent around him, great offensive line, tight ends, and a real defense, and a way better coach than John Fox (Mr. 1-15 in carolina)”

    Actually, the Packers have the No. 31 rated defense in the league.

    Also, Rodgers works hard with his WRs to make sure they develop chemistry.

    Remember that awesome throw to Greg Jennings in the Super Bowl? Rodgers and him practiced that hundreds of times.

    Rodgers elevates his WR corp, who enjoy dropping passes a lot.

    Meanwhile, Tebow is the beneficiary of a great defense.

  72. chefgoldblum says: Dec 16, 2011 7:13 PM

    This is why I hope Finley leaves in Free Agency…shut up, the Packers don’t need all that attention. We are doing perfectly fine flying under the radar.

  73. binarybulge says: Dec 16, 2011 7:13 PM

    Finley is right. Tebow is having success against scrub teams and suddenly he’s the second coming and the media is rabid for the guy.

    -

    From a fellow Pack-fan, I agree with your points (mostly). The problem, though, is Finley is getting out-played by Tebow. When I watch Packers games this year, I’m not seeing 2009 Finley out there. I see a guy loafing on routes, refusing to fight for the ball, and whining for penalties to bail out his drops.

    If he’s not careful, he’s going to get traded to Denver.

  74. i3addog says: Dec 16, 2011 7:15 PM

    Tebow is a Zune

    Rodgers is an Ipod.

  75. cmack21 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:18 PM

    its because he is the first football player to have religion.

  76. snarkzilla says: Dec 16, 2011 7:23 PM

    The media is interviewing players about Tebowmania because they have a hot topic, the skids are greased and it’s easy pickings. So for everybody who says stuff like “Finley should just shut up” he was asked about it. The NFL requires these guys to do interviews when asked.

    That said, I see what Dunne with it. He also interviewed James Jones but didn’t get material he liked much. Dunne’s a Tebow supporter and doesn’t like Finley and I’m 100% certain he edited the piece to suit his purpose.

  77. ern215 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:23 PM

    bill belichick has already figured out denvers offense, so he is singing tebows praises, but wait til sunday, the patriots are gonna lay the blueprint on how to shut the donkeys down!!, mark my words!

  78. discosucs2005 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:23 PM

    I’ve been a life long fan of the 49ers. I remember the 49ers/Packers rivalry in the ’90s (the Catch 2 FTW). And I would love for the 49ers to beat the Packers in the playoffs. And I’m even fine with people calling Aaron Rodgers overrated. Some of his numbers are overrated because they are compared to records that were set when the rules gave more allowances to defensive players.

    But seriously, and I’m talking to all the people in this thread and others that have trashed Rodgers, what more could he possibly do to prove to you he’s a great QB? He’s winning and he’s got great numbers. He has a great cast around him on offense, but so does every other great QB. You just make your self look stupid when you say Rodgers is anything but great.

    @binarybulge

    I appreciated your thoughtful and well articulated arguments. I don’t think you needed to include the part about intangibles though. They can’t be proved, and your point was already well made.

  79. reed20fence says: Dec 16, 2011 7:26 PM

    He’s just being made the poster boy for America’s culture wars. It’s not complicated.

    He probably brought it on himself by advocation his pro-life stance, a deeply divisive political issue, taking advantage of his initial fame.

    Most people, not all, that think he’s the best QB to ever live will probably think so in truth because they see him as a decent Christian. It has nothing to do with his objective contribution to the game.

    Those that deconstruct his mechanics and consider Denver’s victories a fluke are likely to also hate a certain type of self-absorbed Christian superiority stuffed down their throats in 21st Century, diverse America.

  80. cjspiller12 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:26 PM

    Don’t worry fellas…………..all of this talk will end when it finally comes out to the NFL that Tim Tebow is a peter puffer.

  81. nupicasso says: Dec 16, 2011 7:29 PM

    As a Packer fan, I disagree with Finley. Tebow is keeping the media off our backs. This is a good thing. Let’s the Packers focus on the present tense. The game at hand.

    … As for Finley… Worry about all the balls you’ve dropped this season and less about Tebow.

  82. findmyedge says: Dec 16, 2011 7:34 PM

    Haterade all over. Guy just wants to play… and has done a pretty good job so far. Maybe if some other players believed or had some heart, we would have some better games?

  83. goarod says: Dec 16, 2011 7:39 PM

    rangenius, are you actually Skip Bayless? Because that is the same opinion he has of Aaron Rodgers. Whoever you are, you are wrong. Dead wrong.

    The media coverage is the reason I root against such a nice guy. ESPN has already inducted him in the Hall of Fame and made him a Saint. All this in his second year. I dread to think what next year will bring.

  84. war27 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:41 PM

    ttommytom says: Dec 16, 2011 7:07 PM

    The Sam Hurd story should be disturbing not the Tim Tebow story.

    ———————–

    Ho about if good ol Timmy is one of the chosen 12???

  85. badintentions11 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:41 PM

    Tebow gets ratings plain and simple. The ESPN radio guy Colin Cowherd even said it. When they talk Tebow their numbers go thru the roof. People just either love or hate him, but they usually tune in to see whats going on with him.

    Kinda like LeBron in the NBA.

    There is a reason CBS and NBC were fighting over the Denver/NE game this week. They know it will be HUGE ratings.

    No matter which side of the fence you fall on, there is always discussion about the kid.

  86. raiders757 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:43 PM

    “People want to hear about Tebow”

    Another sports reporter out of touch with the majority of the NFL fan base. I guess this guy didn’t read the posts in the Flacco article. The majority have spoken and asked for the media to tone the coverage down a few notches. The constant overblown coverage has turned more people against Tebow and the Donks than anything else, such as his faith in God. The Pats have a boatload of temporary new fans this weekend.

    Wetpaperbag3, you are correct. The mods are censoring most of the posts that go against their “it’s what the people want” bologna. Seems like those who run PFT can’t handle the truth and want to make it seem as if the majority is the minority.

  87. profootballgossip says: Dec 16, 2011 7:44 PM

    It’s kind of disturbing that someone thought Jermichael was a name.

    It’s kind of disturbing that Jermichael is 24 with two children with two women.

    Most of all, it’s disturbing that Jermichael feels justified to open his mouth about a player he’s never played against simply because he has the good fortune to catch passes from the best QB in the NFL.

    What a moron. Guy will be flipping burgers in a decade.

  88. 12greaterthan4 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:47 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is overrated. He has an easy schedule, best WR talent around him, great offensive line, tight ends, and a real defense, and a way better coach than John Fox (Mr. 1-15 in carolina)

    Tebow has none of these things. Tebow is the true MVP…. The Denver D is average at best. Willis McGahee? Gimme a break. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas, Matt Willis… laughable. Tebow is doing it all alone. MVP MVP MVP

    He is bashed because of his religion, funny thing is… he would be bashed even more if he came out as an Atheist too.

    The mob is moronic. GO TEBOW.

    ===================================

    Overrated??? are you kidding me? dude has thrown for over 4k yards the last 3 outta 4 seasons. tebow most likely will never throw for 4k yards in his career! The one who is overrated is Tim Tebow, and soon you will see. Shame on you Broncos fans, putting John Elway down the way you do now that was a real QB, one of the greatest of all times! idiots in CO……

  89. thefiesty1 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:48 PM

    It is disturbing. Enough already. Religion at a football game is a prayer for the safety of the participants and fans. Tebow can have his team prayer in the locker room before the game and after the game. Forcing it on everyone else is like the jehovah witnesses showing up on your front porch. They aren’t welcome. Just play football.

  90. profootballgossip says: Dec 16, 2011 7:51 PM

    By the way, why do the goal posts keep shifting for Tebow? At first, he couldn’t play QB at all. He should switch to TE or FB. Then he wasn’t starting material. Then he was a gimmick. Then he was lucky. Now he’s “unsustainable” and will be “exposed”. Uh, when?

    It’s been 8 weeks and he’s 7-1. He’s had game-winning drives against the Jets and Bears defenses. He’s won by running 22 times and by running 4 times. He’s won by passing 8 times and by passing 40 times.

    How about someone shut up and actually beat him before telling us how badly people will beat him in the future?

    One word: scoreboard.

  91. raiders757 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:53 PM

    i3addog says: Dec 16, 2011 7:15 PM

    Tebow is a Zune

    Rodgers is an Ipod.

    ———————————-

    What, are you trying to say they’re both pieces of crap? I don’t think I can agree with Aaron Rodgers being compared to an overrated and overpriced pile of junk. He’s much better than that.

  92. stellarperformance says: Dec 16, 2011 7:58 PM

    11wheatd says: Dec 16, 2011 6:19 PM
    I doubt this would ever happen..but just imagine if Tebow won like 6 straight Super Bowls. Haha how ridiculous would that be. I’m rooting for him though, nice guy, he deserves it with his hard work.
    ======================================

    I like Tebow too…if only because of all the negative reaction his play is attracting. But if there were Divine Intervention involved that enabled him to win six SuperBowls, I would have to seriously question the intent of a supreme being that placed more importance on American football than starving Africans.

  93. boilerup1869 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:59 PM

    tim tebow is one of the best things to ever happen to pft

  94. goldrush36 says: Dec 16, 2011 8:00 PM

    I can’t help but like the kid, but i also can’t help knowing earth is coming back to Timmy real quick. The Pats’ D may be terrible but no way is Tebowmania overcoming the 40+ points Brady is about to deliver. If he does well i’m just placing my bets now for a Broncos superbowl lol

  95. foosballisthedevil says: Dec 16, 2011 8:02 PM

    A conspiratorial hypothesis: Maybe Finley is intentionally keeping the emphasis on Tebow to take the media’s attention away from himself being on Hurd’s double digit list.

  96. j0esixpack says: Dec 16, 2011 8:08 PM

    The best thing that ever happened to Rogers run towards 19-0 may be Tebowmania

    The last thing you want when you’re pitching a shutout is more attention on you

  97. 12greaterthan4 says: Dec 16, 2011 8:08 PM

    profootballgossip says: Dec 16, 2011 7:51 PM

    By the way, why do the goal posts keep shifting for Tebow? At first, he couldn’t play QB at all. He should switch to TE or FB. Then he wasn’t starting material. Then he was a gimmick. Then he was lucky. Now he’s “unsustainable” and will be “exposed”. Uh, when?

    It’s been 8 weeks and he’s 7-1. He’s had game-winning drives against the Jets and Bears defenses. He’s won by running 22 times and by running 4 times. He’s won by passing 8 times and by passing 40 times.

    How about someone shut up and actually beat him before telling us how badly people will beat him in the future?

    One word: scoreboard.

    ===================================

    The only team you faced that was any good so far was Detroit, and what happened? Tebow got Tebowed pretty bad…..
    you beat,
    dolphins
    Oakland
    Kansas city
    Jets
    bears
    chargers
    vikings.

    all these teams suck, with the exception of Chicago, who was without cutler and Forte. Worst part is, every one of these teams was in the game.out of all these games combined, he still barley has a full game of good solid football. Suck it up Denver fans/Tebow fans, the ride will come to a bitter end, and a huge ” I told ya so”!!

  98. fmwarner says: Dec 16, 2011 8:10 PM

    stz99 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:39 PM

    Finley is right! Enough about Tebow!!!! Rodgers is having one of the most successful seasons ever as a QB and he hardly gets any attention!
    ====================================

    Um, seriously? Do you live on a desert island? Because Aaron Rodgers is on my TV about every five seconds.

  99. tevaorkeen says: Dec 16, 2011 8:15 PM

    Let me explain it like this:

    Tim Tebow is Rocky Balboa. Aaron Rodgers is Apollo Creed. Everyone knows Apollo is great therefore there’s no story there. But Rocky? That’s a great story because there are believers AND doubters. Aaron Rodgers has no doubters and therefore, less coverage.

  100. green1bay says: Dec 16, 2011 8:17 PM

    The dude that said Aaron Rodgers is overrated is crazy. Compared to whom? So he good receivers, someone has to get the ball to them. His o line is not great, they hold it down, he gets sacked enough. Our defense bends but does not break, not great. Aaron is cold, period!

  101. rmm9090 says: Dec 16, 2011 8:20 PM

    Hey…..tebowedout?

    Dude, that’s some funny shiznit right there…..still laughing

  102. nightwalker43 says: Dec 16, 2011 8:22 PM

    You guys pay a lot of attention to Tebow, than cover the other NFL players who resent all the attention that Tebow gets, you guys in the press must feel like you can have your cake and eat it too. The media is the kid in school who says one thing to one kid than another to a different kid just so they can start some drama. MEDIA = MANIPULATOR. You all know who you are. The real question is: How is it that you guys can sleep at night doing what you do?

  103. bozosforall says: Dec 16, 2011 8:24 PM

    NFL fans (except loser Packers fans) call Finley “jealous”.

  104. erfoster says: Dec 16, 2011 8:26 PM

    after that comment the packers lose this week and rodgers and finley are lost for the year.

  105. sirfurproductions says: Dec 16, 2011 8:31 PM

    I don’t “Hate” Tebow… I think he is a great role model for kids with his wholesome Christianity and all… but seriously, he is a terrible QB with terrible accuracy who couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. Make the guy an H-back before he falls from grace.

  106. jaxcliff says: Dec 16, 2011 8:33 PM

    “Tebow keeps implying that God gives a flying you-know-what about the outcome of football games”

    Jeez, you’re as bad as Finley, making up crap that Tebow never said. In fact, he’s explicitly said that God doesn’t care whatsoever about football.

    People like you give morons a bad name.

  107. bozosforall says: Dec 16, 2011 8:37 PM

    contra74 says:
    Dec 16, 2011 6:39 PM
    Awww, someone is taking the attention away from the Packers. Boo-freaking-hoo. Tell you what, I would much rather hear about Tebow than catch another lame “Discount Double Check” commercial.

    __
    I’m proud to say that I have never seen that commercial in its entirety. I just change the channel once I see everyone demonstrating the “how Rodgers gives it to Clay Matthews in the locker room after every game” move.

  108. snnyjcbs says: Dec 16, 2011 8:38 PM

    What else would you expect from the younger generation. After all these are the same folks that made Paris Hilton a Star and shot Lady Gaga to the top. Lets not forget all that great reality TV they have given us lol.

    You have what are GREAT NFL QB’s like Rogers and others and they say nothing. But a Glorified Running Back playing QB and he walks on water. It is College ball, BORING. And the Nation wonders why it is in the shape it is. Do not take this the wrong way, I like the Kid but give it a break already, the last few wins the other teams had a bigger part in giving Denver the win then they did.

  109. kennyrogerschicken says: Dec 16, 2011 8:42 PM

    cusoman says: Dec 16, 2011 6:35 PM

    This is the definition of “butt hurt”.

    ——————————————

    Actually, the definition of “butt hurt” includes a picture of Vikings horns. Ironic.

  110. kennyrogerschicken says: Dec 16, 2011 8:47 PM

    contra74 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:39 PM

    Awww, someone is taking the attention away from the Packers. Boo-freaking-hoo. Tell you what, I would much rather hear about Tebow than catch another lame “Discount Double Check” commercial.

    ————————————————-

    A Viking fan being negative about the Packers? That’s weird. Maybe the State Farm commercials will get replaced by even more Favre Wrangler commercials. Fingers crossed!

  111. packerjb says: Dec 16, 2011 8:49 PM

    I’m a Packer fan, and I will say that Finley’s dropping of passes is more disturbing than the Tebow coverage.

  112. exhelodrvr says: Dec 16, 2011 8:50 PM

    Tebow is a great leader – add that to his running and his improving passing, and at a minimum it makes him a good QB. Maybe not a great QB yet. (Too many people equate someone’s QB performance with how well they throw the ball – which is a mistake. There is potentially a lot more to the position than that.)

    But for those of you think who do that Tebow is terrible QB – that actually increases the interest level in this story line, and the makes the media coverage more appropriate. How does a “terrible” QB still manage to play so well in the 4th quarter and in overtime? That’s actually an amazing story, more amazing than if Aaron Rodgers was doing that.

    So you obviously haven’t thought your arguments all the way through.

  113. dd393 says: Dec 16, 2011 8:50 PM

    locutus says: Dec 16, 2011 6:17 PM

    JerMoron Findley needs to focus on football and leave the intricate analysis to people with brains.

    =========================

    Yeah, right, like you. For sure.

  114. kennyrogerschicken says: Dec 16, 2011 8:53 PM

    bozosforall says: Dec 16, 2011 8:24 PM

    NFL fans (except loser Packers fans) call Finley “jealous”.

    ———————————–

    Your comments, much like your name, continue to show your intelligence. Kudos!

  115. tarheelpirate says: Dec 16, 2011 9:03 PM

    The coverage IS disturbing. Don’t blame Finley or Flacco or Steve Smith for commenting on Tebow. They didn’t bring Tebow up out of the blue. They are being asked about Tebow. Maybe they should just say no comment to every Tebow-related question, because saying anything bad about Tebow turns you into a whiner or a hater.

    I don’t dislike Tim Tebow. I dislike his followers, including the media. If I worked at ESPN, I would be embarrased. They have devoted a two-hour show devoted to praising Tim Tebow’s greatness (First Take). Remember when ESPN did a special on Lebron’s decision? This is like that times. Where is the outrage?

  116. portnoychunk says: Dec 16, 2011 9:12 PM

    I realize that me posting this is counter to my point, but the more we click on Tebow stories and comment on Tebow stories, the more Tebow stories we’ll see. They don’t care if we like it or not, if we’re reading and commenting, that’s all they want.

  117. deconjonesbitchslap says: Dec 16, 2011 9:14 PM

    only the most narcissistic demand more media attention. Tebow is not asking for this. Finely apparenlty is.

    Finley, that’s pathetic.

  118. jimr10 says: Dec 16, 2011 9:18 PM

    You see him and he’s patting everybody on the back saying, ‘You’re going to make this catch. I promise because God said

    how does Finley know what Tebow said to a teamate?

  119. dawkattack says: Dec 16, 2011 9:22 PM

    Dolphins Already Did It Patriots Came Close So It’s Nothing New. Tebows Story Brings Excitement To A Country With Many Faiths And Beliefs

  120. dawkattack says: Dec 16, 2011 9:23 PM

    Jealousy ?

  121. jessethegreat says: Dec 16, 2011 9:24 PM

    Tebow = good morals, good intentions, overall good person, but terrible quarterback.

    He’s the guy you kind of applaud when he “quarterbacks” his team to beat one of your rivals, but if he somehow manages to defeat your team, you are completely irate because while the Broncos won, you saw first hand that he is an imposter trying to play qb.

  122. zdub7 says: Dec 16, 2011 9:24 PM

    The Bronco defense and Tebow’s style of play compliment each other perfectly. I would argue the defense should be getting more credit instead of Tebow. At the same time we understand the QB is the face of the franchise. Especially a QB as polarizing as Tebow. That being said he could be really putting himself in a corner with the “God’s Will” routine. Sooner or later time and luck will run out. Just like every team they will eventually lose. I’m curious to see how he’ll handle the losses. Or how about an injury? It’s a matter of time before he gets hurt considering the way he runs. Will the losses and injuries also be god’s will? He was singing church hymns against the Bears on soundfx. So far nobody has been able stop Tebow in the 4th quarter. Bill knows everybody will be watching this game which doesn’t bode well for Tebow and the Broncos. Patriots could totally expose them, or Tim and the donkeys could continue on this unbelievable run. Either way I pray every night Tim Tebow’s name will show up on Sam Hurd’s customer list

  123. dawkattack says: Dec 16, 2011 9:25 PM

    Kudos @ Rangenius

  124. jimr10 says: Dec 16, 2011 9:27 PM

    They say Finley is like Maxwell House coffee…
    good to the last drop.

  125. jaypace says: Dec 16, 2011 9:28 PM

    you guys dont think espn and other networks study demographics to see when the viewership spikes. When they talk about Tebow people tune in. Whether you like him or hate him people tune in to see stories about Tim Tebow. Look at this site for all the people that seem to hate tebow, they read every article then post a comment. It’s not just the networks, people have an interest and the networks job is to get viewers to tune in, if that means talking about Tebow 24/7 they will. So if some of you hate him so much stop reading the posts and turn off espn when they talk about tebow. it’s that simple. all of the players talking about him and what he is not, really should focus on what their team needs to do. It makes them look petty. What kind of man worries about the attention another man gets. Bitches

  126. broncosfan29 says: Dec 16, 2011 9:29 PM

    Finley is just mad cuz he don’t get that much coverage

  127. broncosfan29 says: Dec 16, 2011 9:32 PM

    @jasku880
    what are you talking about packers backups in the 4th qtr? aaron rodgers is still in there padding stats.

  128. whatswiththehate says: Dec 16, 2011 9:43 PM

    It’s clear Tim Tebow’s followers have taken on a cult like attitude about him and our media loves tomfoolery.

  129. rajbais says: Dec 16, 2011 9:53 PM

    I agree!!!

  130. crubenst says: Dec 16, 2011 9:54 PM

    Its interesting that a guy who gets by on immense talent doesn’t see the potential of a guy who works extremely hard to get better. Its as if Jermichael doesn’t think a player can get better with hard work. I guess if he worked half as hard as Tebow does to get better he wouldn’t have regressed so badly this year.

  131. randomguy9999 says: Dec 16, 2011 9:55 PM

    Teebs has to put up more than his usual 150 yards, 1 TD in this game, because Brady is an actual QB….

    a roasting is comin….

  132. briang123 says: Dec 16, 2011 10:00 PM

    It would be nice if Finley would quote Tebow accurately. Tebow never mentioned God while talking to Thomas about catching the ball. Finley needs to worry about his teams defense being exposed, not Tebow.

  133. binkee says: Dec 16, 2011 10:12 PM

    70+ lifetime Packer fan who is enjoying the
    ride. Finley has a motor mouth, he should
    start concentrating on catching passes and
    stop his stupid twittering. If he doesn’t shape
    up the Packers will leave him go. There seems
    to be more air between his ears than solid
    matter. The bitterness and stupidity on most
    of these posts suggests the average age of
    these posters is somewere around 13 yrs old.

  134. blogatron2000 says: Dec 16, 2011 10:17 PM

    “And it isn’t just some media conspiracy driving that coverage. If people weren’t legitimately interested in Tebow (whether they want to see him succeed or fail), there wouldn’t be nearly as much coverage of him as there has been this season. People want to hear about Tebow right now and everyone is feeding the beast.”

    Ok, I’m going to ask again just like I did in the Flacco thread…what data is the media using to determine that all the world wants to know about is Tim Tebow? Click counts? Polls? Surveys? Ouija boards? Magic 8 balls? What is it?

    Sounds to me like the public…fans and players alike…are saying enough is enough. Let’s move on already….

  135. htown1035 says: Dec 16, 2011 10:18 PM

    “And it isn’t just some media conspiracy driving that coverage. If people weren’t legitimately interested in Tebow (whether they want to see him succeed or fail), there wouldn’t be nearly as much coverage of him as there has been this season. People want to hear about Tebow right now and everyone is feeding the beast.”

    —————————————————–

    Force-fed, you mean. Poeple want to see him succeed or fail because they’ve been force-fed this media exposure and want some sort of resolution to it.

    Texans fans went through the same thing on a smaller scale with VY. It will end eventually – just like the wildcat, teams will adjust and gameplan for it.

  136. easyeddie says: Dec 16, 2011 10:19 PM

    Funny that the league’s most overrated tight end is complaining about Tebow being overrated.

  137. mjay424 says: Dec 16, 2011 10:37 PM

    Did Jermichael Finley even go to class in high school or at the University of Texas?

    I can’t understand what all that gibberish was that he spewed. Did it make any sense without a translator?

    Regardless of who Tebow is, who he can or will become, uneducated rubes like Finley are hardly credible sources to interview about Tebow.

  138. nycowboysfan says: Dec 16, 2011 10:41 PM

    Please stop telling me “If people weren’t legitimately interested in Tebow (whether they want to see him succeed or fail), there wouldn’t be nearly as much coverage of him as there has been this season.” I am not interested! I’m sick to my stomach with all this coverage. Reminds me of the “Favre” watch. It’s pathetic!!

  139. nycowboysfan says: Dec 16, 2011 10:43 PM

    Oh, and I forgot to mention. I actually like the kid!!

  140. geniusfan says: Dec 16, 2011 10:52 PM

    To be completely honest with you I fast forward through every single Tebow segment on ESPN and NFL network etc.

    Unfortunately that means I have to skip through 95% of every show.

  141. charlutes says: Dec 16, 2011 10:55 PM

    well said jermichael

  142. nomoreseasontix says: Dec 16, 2011 10:56 PM

    There’s a difference between wanting page hits on a blog and people dying to read Tebow stories.

    I’ve yet to meet anyone that hasn’t heard enough about him…

  143. playitfunky says: Dec 16, 2011 10:57 PM

    Tebow never says God told me you are going to catch the ball. Finley is an idiot, and I shudder to think what injury will befall him. Mark my words Finley won’t play in the Packers postseason.

  144. Deb says: Dec 16, 2011 10:58 PM

    I’m not a Rodgers fan but you have to empathize with the guy. He’s having the season of a lifetime, yet for some reason the MVP discussion keeps swirling around a likeable kid who’s won some games on dumb luck and an injured veteran who hasn’t played a down of football all season. If Rodgers were my QB, I’d be a little miffed, too.

  145. haywoodjablomee says: Dec 16, 2011 10:58 PM

    Pure jealousy and a hint of racism.

  146. comeonnowguys says: Dec 16, 2011 11:13 PM

    rangenius says:
    Dec 16, 2011 6:20 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is overrated. He has an easy schedule, best WR talent around him, great offensive line, tight ends, and a real defense, and a way better coach than John Fox (Mr. 1-15 in carolina)

    Tebow has none of these things. Tebow is the true MVP…. The Denver D is average at best. Willis McGahee? Gimme a break. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas, Matt Willis… laughable. Tebow is doing it all alone. MVP MVP MVP

    He is bashed because of his religion, funny thing is… he would be bashed even more if he came out as an Atheist too.

    The mob is moronic. GO TEBOW.

    Did you just basically say Tim Tebow is better than Aaron Rodgers?

    …I… I… you… but he… and they… guh… guh… *head explodes*

    I’m calling it. Tebowmania officially nuked the fridge on Friday, December 16 @ 6:20PM EST.

  147. thejuddstir says: Dec 16, 2011 11:23 PM

    Who really cares about Rodgers, Brady, Brees etc., they only play arena football. I was a devote NFL and Packer fan for over 45 years….until the game went from sport to entertainment and now I am a casual observer of the entertainment. Do you honestly think A. Rodgers would put up the “stats” that he is if he had to take a hit from someone like Ray Nitschke or Dick Butkus? I didn’t think so. The “sissy-fi-cation” of the game is an embarrassment to the real NFL greats like Nitschke, Butkus, Starr, Eller, Mean Joe Green, etc. etc.

  148. footballfan5255 says: Dec 16, 2011 11:42 PM

    Finley, I am kind of disturbed about what you did to my fantasy football team.

  149. TheDPR says: Dec 16, 2011 11:45 PM

    I call BS on Alper’s assertion that the media frenzy is driven by viewers/listeners/readers and not by the media itself. News is created, packaged, and marketed. It isn’t rocket science, it is entertainment so please don’t insult our intelligence by trying to pretend otherwise.

    Tebow isn’t the first “out” Christian in the NFL. He isn’t the first nice guy in the NFL. He isn’t the first nice guy Christian to have some success in the NFL. What he is is the first nice guy Christian who can’t put together a complete game in the NFL but still wins and is hyped by the media as something more than the players around him.

    It’s just marketing.

  150. steeltuff says: Dec 17, 2011 12:10 AM

    I’d much rather have ESPN talk about Tim Tebow than the NBA (National Boredom Assn.) When are they going to have Lebron have a one-hour segment to announce if he is a Tebow fan or not?

  151. staff2cj4td says: Dec 17, 2011 12:16 AM

    AWESOME………..the most overrated tight end commenting on the most overrated quarterback!!

    who gives a sh!t on who gives a sh!t crime at it’s best!!

  152. steeltuff says: Dec 17, 2011 12:17 AM

    I’m not a religious person, but it is somehow soothing seeing a guy like Tebow being so positive — instead of seeing an athlete arrested for selling drugs, avoiding child support, spousal abuse or extortion.

  153. gadzod says: Dec 17, 2011 12:45 AM

    broncosfan29 says:
    Dec 16, 2011 9:29 PM
    Finley is just mad cuz he don’t get that much coverage
    ———————————–

    I’m pretty sure he doesn’t care. He has a Super Bowl ring…..

  154. tdk24 says: Dec 17, 2011 12:53 AM

    Hey Finley, 2 words for ya…Mark Chmura.

  155. crankdatmanningham82 says: Dec 17, 2011 12:54 AM

    too much talk about tebow and how clutch he is. How about Eli Manning? yeah he is on a 7-6 team, but doesnt Eli deserve all the attention? he doesnt get enough credit

  156. krishnasherchan says: Dec 17, 2011 1:00 AM

    Yes! Aaron Rodgers can win 4 or 5 Superbowls and Tim Tebow is still Jesus quarterback!! NFL rules and titles mean nothing – it’s all TebowJesus, JeBow Jebow Jebow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unitas, Starr, Bradshaw, Montana, Marino, Brady – all irrelevant before JeBow!!!!

  157. bosshogg3 says: Dec 17, 2011 1:00 AM

    I agree about the Tebow coverage but new england just went 18-1 so people aren’t excited about gb until they reach 18-0

  158. dfinpds says: Dec 17, 2011 1:29 AM

    I find it disturbing every time the ball hits Finley in the hands and then the ground……btw……same guy who was raising a stink about the SB picture last year………shut your pie-hole and do your job, let the media do theirs.

  159. trollhammer20 says: Dec 17, 2011 1:31 AM

    Jermichael Finley is a perceptive human being.

    I now realize I only THOUGHT the whole Brett Favre fascination was annoying.

  160. hatasgonnahate says: Dec 17, 2011 1:39 AM

    rangenius says:
    Dec 16, 2011 6:20 PM
    Aaron Rodgers is overrated. He has an easy schedule, best WR talent around him, great offensive line, tight ends, and a real defense, and a way better coach than John Fox (Mr. 1-15 in carolina)

    Tebow has none of these things. Tebow is the true MVP…. The Denver D is average at best. Willis McGahee? Gimme a break. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas, Matt Willis… laughable. Tebow is doing it all alone. MVP MVP MVP

    He is bashed because of his religion, funny thing is… he would be bashed even more if he came out as an Atheist too.

    The mob is moronic. GO TEBOW.
    ________________________

    What would he tell people if he was an atheist?? “You’re going to catch the ball, I talked to myself and we think you got this one. ”

    also, are your parents brother and sister??

  161. pack15forever says: Dec 17, 2011 1:52 AM

    If Tim Tebow was throwing for 350 yards and 4 TD’s every week then I could understand all the coverage but all the adulation has more to do with the fact that Timmy Boy is Christian, nice guy, a virgin. People like Skip Baseless on ESPN has made it a personal crusade to beat the drum (and who knows what else) for Tim Tebow. Tebow gets ALL the credit for the Bronco wins…He plays defense and kicks field goals and sacks the quarterback. What the media and people like Skip Baseless have done is put Tim Tebow on a pedestal which is not fair to Tebow because when he falls off the pedestal it will not be fun. As a Packer fan Tim Tebow is the best thing that could have happened as the Packers are flying under the radar to another Super Bowl and hopefully an undefeated season.

  162. descendency says: Dec 17, 2011 2:04 AM

    Tim is a winner. People seem to ignore this. Some people fold at the end of games (see Romo, Tony) and some don’t.

    That said, he’s beating perennial losers and teams with core players missing. (or just ****ing dumb teams like the Lovie Smith coached Bears)

    He’ll only have to face 3 teams that can score with anyone and on anyone: Lions, Patriots, and Steelers this year (the Packers played against Orton). When they win the division and get a tougher schedule next year, they’ll be a 4 win team baring Tim developing as a passer.

    They’re winning games right now on lucky breaks and no team in NFL history has ever won games like that two seasons in a row (call that winning games decided by less than 3 in the 4th quarter, feel free to fact check me). The luck always swings the other way next season, which is why it’s important to win games in quarters 1, 2, and 3 as well. Tebow may be awesome, but there are 52 other guys on the team and 44 others that dress.

    That said, if he weathers the storm and progresses in the off-season, he just might succeed. He just won’t succeed like he is now.

  163. tebowislife says: Dec 17, 2011 2:34 AM

    Jermichael reminds me of that eagle Freddie Mitchell who raped the packers in the playoffs on 4th and 26 a few years back. His talk about how great he is outweighs his actual production by about a thousand times. What’s up next on PFT, Brian Hoyer’s thoughts on Tebow? Please Jermichael, just shut your mouth until you actually do something in the NFL instead of being bogus hype. It’s for your own good.

  164. rhymeswithpunt says: Dec 17, 2011 3:20 AM

    I would much rather turn on my tv and the first thing I see is Tebow coverage than watch some awful disturbing story about little boys getting molested or a steroid scandal. Most of you sound like you’re complaining about something positive and good for sports in general. It seems the media spends most of its time covering the negative aspects of sports to get the sexy story lines. Sometimes I feel like I’m watching Court TV. I can only hope and wish my son has the drive and will to win and learn from Tebow (Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees as well). I’m not talking about the perhaps over-the-top faith aspect, just how to be a good person and a consummate professional.
    Once Again,
    No one should be subjected to the everyday timeline of an alleged child molester. It’s not relative to sports, and it’s deeply disturbing having it force fed to everyone on a daily basis. That stuff makes me sick to my stomach.

    Watching Tebow do his thing is a refreshing and positive welcome to my eyes and ears.

  165. hodag54501 says: Dec 17, 2011 3:22 AM

    Almost always lost in the TT fever is the fact the the Denver DEFENSE has enabled all of this “miracle” stuff to happen. A defense like the Packers or the Patriots have this year would have made Tebow just another QB. Sorry backers, it’s true. He’s been able to generate just enough offense to win when the defense has been holding opponents to a couple scores or less. Oddly enough, the Packers and Patriots are favorites to meet in the Super Bowl, led by QB’s with a proven pedigree.

    Across time QB’s with strong Christian faith were common in the NFL. I can think of Bart Starr and Roger Staubach as two examples. But both men were smart enough(prior to the modern era where there’s a movement that you must be a Christian to be an American) to not wear their faith on their sleeves. America ran best when Christians and non-Christians were smart enough to realize America was founded as a place for religious expression and that expression is best placed where you—AND OTHERS–can practice, not at a competitive sports event.
    I’m waiting for the first openly atheist, or Wiccan, QB to talk publically about it and see whether the “Tebowmaniacs” also appreciate have THAT put in their faces.

  166. idriveamoped says: Dec 17, 2011 3:56 AM

    I am not a Tebow fan or hater, but this is what I see.

    I see a guy that is winning now. He has always won, no matter what. Some people say Hey, he hasn’t played any real competition, or teams will figure him out. etc…

    When your a winner like he has become, how can any doubt that he won’t adapt? Before anyone actually writes this guy off, you should make sure, he can’t actually play.

    All I have left to say is this, if my team makes it to the playoffs via wildcard, I don’t want to play the Broncos in the first round with Tebow there.

    This team can make someone a decent amount of money if they act now. The Broncos are between 30-40/1 to win the super bowl, and if there was a huge underdog to jump on, the Broncos are def. one of them.

  167. axespray says: Dec 17, 2011 5:04 AM

    deconjonesbitchslap says:Dec 16, 2011 9:14 PM
    “only the most narcissistic demand more media attention. Tebow is not asking for this. Finely apparenlty is.
    Finley, that’s pathetic.”

    considering he was just answering questions and giving an honest answer about his opinion on the tebow coverage, I honestly do not ….get what you’re getting at.

  168. axespray says: Dec 17, 2011 5:07 AM

    broncosfan29 says:Dec 16, 2011 9:32 PM
    @jasku880
    “what are you talking about packers backups in the 4th qtr? aaron rodgers is still in there padding stats.”
    ————————————-
    No.12 = Rodgers … No.10 = Flynn.
    4th QT, Flynn is that guy getting tackled in his own endzone or handing it off to a 3rd string HB.

    It’s kind of common knowledge, unless you’re thinking of Brady, he also wears no.12, but wears Silver/Blue ‘ish color jersey/helmet/etc instead of Green and Yellow.
    Also common knowledge for long time/casual NFL fans.

  169. axespray says: Dec 17, 2011 5:11 AM

    Don’t know why everyone is hating on finley, he usually doesn’t talk all that much (compared to T.O. types)

    and usually when he does talk, he’s usually right/honest …

    “Dallas Texas, here we come.” – Finley after Packers family night game, 2010 preseason.
    “Dream Team is overhyped.” – Finley on Eagles being hyped more than the Defending champs, Champs 13-0/Eagles 4-8…

    Dude usually doesn’t mean anything by it, just being honest.

  170. 2ruefan says: Dec 17, 2011 7:38 AM

    Finley’s issue is clearly about religion here, not exposure of Tebow versus Rodgers.

    And why isn’t anyone concerned about him asserting statements Tebow never said.. Like

    “You’re going to make this catch. I promise because God said,’”

    Tebow never said any such thing, but Finley claims it and the thread here goes on for 6,000 entries and nobody even notices this.

    Don’t attribute inaccurate/straw-man arguments to someone just because you don’t like their faith.

  171. 1historian says: Dec 17, 2011 7:44 AM

    I wouldn’t call it ‘disturbing’. The words ‘silly’ and ‘stupid’ do indeed come to mind, but ‘disturbing’ doesn’t quite fit the bill.

  172. kacapaco says: Dec 17, 2011 7:52 AM

    This is simplified sore jealousy.

  173. billh1947 says: Dec 17, 2011 8:03 AM

    I wonder if Tebow would get all this adulation, praise and media attention if he was a mere mortal quarterback instead of a super religious young man who sits in the right hand of God in his Mormon faith,he also happens to have ten other playmates on his team that have more than a little to do with all his success,being that many quarterbacks in football are God fearing religious people but lose alot of games I think its his teammates that make him be a winner,after all,God has more important things to do than to make sure he wins football games.as for Findley,he should shut up and realize the back burner is a good place to be.

  174. cuda1234 says: Dec 17, 2011 8:07 AM

    Hey moped, where do you come up with this “Tebow is a winner” stuff? Compared to what? Compared to whom?

    He’s won less than 10 games as an NFL starter and he won ONE conference championship as a starter at UF.

    I think it would be hard to find a first-round qb in the last 20 years who didn’t have a comparable if not better resume than that.

    Is TJ Yates a champion, too? He’s got a better winning percentage than Tebow and just led his team to a playoff berth.

  175. bangitfootball says: Dec 17, 2011 8:38 AM

    JerMindless Finley is just a jealous little boy who drops too many easy catches. And his little act of jumping up and yelling “look at me” when he makes a 4 yard catch and they are up by 28 points is “kind of disturbing”

  176. mannyicey says: Dec 17, 2011 8:56 AM

    Tim Tebow is my favorite NFL player. I love that “All he does is Win!” stuff. He’s also my brother-in-Christ, so I root for him and thank God for his drive and ability to motivate his team by his example as he follows Christ’s example. I love that kid.

    But I do have to agree that the whole “Tebowmania” thing kind of reminds me of Jesus in another sense- when He returned to Jerusalem and everyone was celebrating Him. They were laying their cloaks down and throwing palm leaves down in admiration of Jesus.

    Jesus would be crucified in a week.

    That’s what I think is being attempted here. I think the media is setting him up for failure.

  177. mannyicey says: Dec 17, 2011 8:56 AM

    Tim Tebow is my favorite NFL player. I love that “All he does is Win!” stuff. He’s also my brother-in-Christ, so I root for him and thank God for his drive and ability to motivate his team by his example as he follows Christ’s example. I love that kid.

    But I do have to agree that the whole “Tebowmania” thing kind of reminds me of Jesus in another sense- when He returned to Jerusalem and everyone was celebrating Him. They were laying their cloaks down and throwing palm leaves down in admiration of Jesus.

    Jesus would be crucified within a week.

    That’s what I think is being attempted here. I think the media is setting him up for failure.

  178. highclassscumbag says: Dec 17, 2011 9:06 AM

    NFL players always say they don’t pay attention to the media or read what’s read about them

    but they somehow know why a player is getting too much coverage

  179. smackingfools says: Dec 17, 2011 9:59 AM

    Finley is going to hell.

  180. countyk66ers says: Dec 17, 2011 10:01 AM

    Pulling quotes from an article always changes the original meaning of a comment. Finley was just surprised that so much time was spent talking about Tebow when he turned on the TV to watch a little. He’s playing football on Sunday and practicing during the week. he doesn’t have time to watch, read and listen 24-7.

  181. countyk66ers says: Dec 17, 2011 10:04 AM

    and Finley said he was “kind of” not very disturbed.

  182. kelsey412 says: Dec 17, 2011 10:40 AM

    Anyone who says they hate Tebow has issues. What has he done to u to cause you to think this way. Hate! If Tim Tebow walk into a room with haters he wouldn’t care. He would still treat these people with with respect. If I knew anyone that hated Tebow I

  183. bleed4philly says: Dec 17, 2011 10:49 AM

    I find your lack of faith disturbing.

  184. raiders757 says: Dec 17, 2011 11:53 AM

    jaypace says: Dec 16, 2011 9:28 PM

    you guys dont think espn and other networks study demographics to see when the viewership spikes. When they talk about Tebow people tune in.

    ————————————–

    Nice try, but when you see that the vast majority at sports bars, NFL bogs, and sites say “enough is enough already”, it pretty much disproves your lame attempt at justifying the media over-saturation of everything Tebow.

    I highly doubt the viewership just suddenly spikes when another lame Tebow segment comes on ESPN or NFLN. Most people I know, are changing the chennel and returning after the love fest is over. It’s out of control and it’s forced me to stop watching Total Access, Inside the NFL, and any other mid-week NFL programing (tuned out BSPN years ago). It’s just not worth watching anymore, when every other topic is about Tebow.

    Those of your that defend this over-saturation, are a laughable joke. The majority has spoken, and they want the madness to stop.

  185. packerbacker12 says: Dec 17, 2011 12:59 PM

    “@jasku880
    what are you talking about packers backups in the 4th qtr? aaron rodgers is still in there padding stats.”

    Oh really. I’m pretty sure I saw Matt Flynn playing in the 4th quarter just last week. I also saw him in the 4th quarter against the Vikings a few weeks back.

    Watch games before you comment.

  186. Deb says: Dec 17, 2011 1:53 PM

    @descendency …

    Kudos on an excellent post!

  187. flyinghellman says: Dec 17, 2011 2:22 PM

    What is really disturbing is how many folks just do not get the bigger picture. Even more disturbing is their inability to read between the lines of the Tebow story. The media actually has it correct in some respects and some of us actually get it. I have spent that last year or so reading different perspectives on Tebow from many different sources (Pro and Con). I am not a Tebow expert, but guess what…the Tebow story is much bigger than football. It is about adversity and the ability to overcome it. It’s about taking care of business and stepping up when your number is called on and making it count when that chance is presented. I for one am humbled by Tebow story. The Tebow Story is not about this article or that article, but rather a culmination of lessons that we can all learn from. No Man-Crush here, but just some introspection that found humility in a great story.

    As for the football part of this story…Go Packers 16-0, Go Broncos 11-5…What a super bowl rematch that would be. Two good men at Quarterback!!! As for Finley and Flacco I have empathy for your lack of ability to see beyond you own self interests

  188. outlawshark says: Dec 17, 2011 3:39 PM

    One major difference between Rodgers and Tebow (besides quarterbacking ability) is how they behave regarding their beliefs. Did any of you know that Rodgers’ favorite book is the bible? Do you see him cramming it down everyone’s throats? No. He has his beliefs and they are very personal for him. Tebow is simply a media wh0re. He gets a lot of attention and I don’t see him shying away from it. It’s awesome how the better QB with more to wear on his sleeve chooses not to. Rodgers is definitely the better story.

  189. comeonnowguys says: Dec 17, 2011 7:54 PM

    outlawshark says:
    Dec 17, 2011 3:39 PM
    “One major difference between Rodgers and Tebow (besides quarterbacking ability) is how they behave regarding their beliefs. Did any of you know that Rodgers’ favorite book is the bible? Do you see him cramming it down everyone’s throats? No. He has his beliefs and they are very personal for him. Tebow is simply a media wh0re. He gets a lot of attention and I don’t see him shying away from it. It’s awesome how the better QB with more to wear on his sleeve chooses not to. Rodgers is definitely the better story.””

    Disagree about the whoring himself out. Even though I think he’s a joke at QB.

    To his credit, he’s basically the only one on the bandwagon giving credit to his defense and kicker. Whether he fully believes it or not, he’s at least saying it, which is more than I can say for a lot of fans.

  190. captaintriumph says: Dec 17, 2011 9:03 PM

    What a surprise, more whining from the Packers. I swear they’re the only team that continuously whines, even when they’re winning and getting breaks. This has been going on for at least 2 years; yes it’s gotten even worse since they won the Super Bowl. And if a Vikings fan dares to be disappointed about getting cheated out of the Super Bowl (2 years ago)…Packer fans tell us to quit whining. Finley should just shut his yap. I have no connection to Denver or Tebow, but I like seeing a nice guy underdog do well.

  191. tatum064 says: Dec 18, 2011 1:09 AM

    Dear Tom Brady,

    PLEASE END THIS NIGHTMARE!

    this Sunday, conduct a symphony of Patriot destruction

    sincerely,

    THE RAIDER NATION

  192. sshameless says: Dec 23, 2011 6:32 AM

    //”You see him and he’s patting everybody on the back saying, You’re going to make this catch. I promise because God said, and he makes it happen.”//

    So much for these tebow crazies who constantly claim he never says that god makes things happen on the football field to help him win games.

    It is as dependable as an atomic clock. Every time the tebow freaks say something, it doesn’t take long till it’s revealed as a falsehood.

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