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Once again, Tebow isn’t behaving like a backup

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Quarterback competitions are unfolding in multiple NFL cities.  In New York/New Jersey, the Jets have a starting quarterback.  But the backup quarterback seems to be reluctant to accept his role.

It’s not the first time Tim Tebow failed to embrace a spot other than No. 1 on the depth chart.  And while every team should want every non-starter to aspire to be a starter, Tebow could go a long way toward taking the steam out of future controversies by telling anyone who will listen that Mark Sanchez is the starter and that Tebow is the backup and that he’ll do whatever else the team wants him to do.

But that’s not Tebow’s way.  Tebow’s fellow quarterbacks in Denver reportedly fined him for remaining silent once billboards went up in 2011 calling for him to supplant Kyle Orton.  If/when teammates and media and fans start calling for Tebow to take over for Sanchez, will Tebow publicly support Sanchez?  Or will Tebow keep his mouth shut?

In New York/New Jersey, smiling and saying “I’m excited” will only go so far.  At some point, Tebow will be asked a direct question regarding public or private efforts to pressure the Jets to put him ahead of Sanchez, and he won’t be able to evade it.

And as to anyone who believes that Tebow’s performance on Thursday at the team’s OTA session, which included a pair of interceptions, will cause him to slip farther behind Sanchez, keep in mind that Tebow has a longstanding reputation of being a poor practice player.  He struggled at Florida.  He struggled at Denver.  He’ll struggle with the Jets.  And he’ll struggle wherever he goes next.

But when he plays he plays well and when he plays well in New York/New Jersey and the clamoring begins for him to be the starter, the right thing for him to do will be to throw his support behind Sanchez.

Don’t count on that happening.

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105 Responses to “Once again, Tebow isn’t behaving like a backup”
  1. seageo says: May 25, 2012 11:48 PM

    blah blah blah….next

  2. lolb23 says: May 25, 2012 11:49 PM

    Don’t be stupid. These are two guys who both want the job. Support is for women.

  3. trodriguez89 says: May 25, 2012 11:49 PM

    I’m sick of Tim Tebow

  4. redguy12588 says: May 25, 2012 11:50 PM

    “But when he plays he plays well and when he plays well in New York/New Jersey and the clamoring begins for him to be the starter, the right thing for him to do will be to throw his support behind Sanchez.”

    Why? Isn’t success supposed to be rewarded?

  5. tweeter75 says: May 25, 2012 11:54 PM

    I like Tebow, I think he’s a great guy, and an outstanding football player and athlete. He’s just not much of a traditional quarterback.

    If this actually turns into a competition for the satrting quarterback job, what does that say about Mark Sanchez’s ability?

  6. drewbreeswants says: May 25, 2012 11:54 PM

    Drew Brees wants an explanation

  7. trbowman says: May 25, 2012 11:55 PM

    If you ask me, McElroy is a better quarterback than both of these guys.

  8. doctorfootball says: May 25, 2012 11:56 PM

    Let’s be realistic about this. Even if Tebow says that he’s the backup and Sanchez is the starter, no one is going to believe him. Whether you think he’s a good quarterback or not, you can’t deny that Tebow is a bulldog when it comes to competitiveness. So regardless of what he says or doesn’t say, I can assure you that he’s gunning for starting QB.

  9. geo1113 says: May 25, 2012 11:56 PM

    If you are the #2 QB on the depth chart, the right thing to do is compete for the #1 job.

  10. west4420 says: May 25, 2012 11:56 PM

    jesus, this is a circus

  11. sledgehorn says: May 26, 2012 12:01 AM

    I AM SO SICK OF TIM TEBOW!
    I rather hear about training camp punting battles then hear another story about literally NOTHING. This is a story speculating speculations. Until something actually occurs, no more Tebow. I beg of you.

  12. monkeyhateclean says: May 26, 2012 12:02 AM

    I dislike Tebot’s smug quasi-entitlement as much as the the next non-Jets fan, but an article ripping him for not accepting the role of backup during OTAs is one of the dumber things PFT has published.

    The Jets brought in TT to push Sanchez. If he just rolled over and embraced being a ST wedge-buster, it wasn’t worth trading picks to get him.

  13. twodat says: May 26, 2012 12:04 AM

    What did Aaron Rodgers do? Tom Brady? Didn’t Brady say he was going to get Bledsoe’s job? Come on Leave the kid alone. The coach needs to make the decision and he should defer to the coach.

  14. wadinmypants says: May 26, 2012 12:05 AM

    LOL, what were the Jets thinking? Like the Jets really need the ultimate distraction. Tebow belongs in the CFL.

  15. cowboysspurs88 says: May 26, 2012 12:05 AM

    I am a Christian male (not a very good one I must admit), but never before have I been so utterly annoyed with an athlete. I didn’t even hate him for the longest time, but his assuming attitude just rubs me the wrong way. He’s the only athlete that has ever made me want to bang my head on my wall repeatedly until I am concussed. Please go away Tebow. I’m begging you, please.

  16. rushmatic says: May 26, 2012 12:15 AM

    No fan of Tebow here; non-religious Patriots fan.

    However, I’m sure even if Tebow is a model citizen next season, the media will create whatever illusions they need to, in order to get a story out of him.

  17. kerc1986 says: May 26, 2012 12:20 AM

    A train wreck waiting. To happen a.k.a the jets

  18. emma333 says: May 26, 2012 12:20 AM

    So far, Tebow has been able to evade questions with his smiles, “I’m excited” and “It’s going to be a
    lot of fun”…not sure it’s going to change in NY/NJ.
    He could have chosen Jacksonville or refuse to have mega-press conferences upon his arrival in NY/NJ—but you’re right, it’s not the Tebow way.

  19. zaggs says: May 26, 2012 12:20 AM

    So basically Floor-Boy is going to bust out another nonsense rant. What exactly is he doing that makes him act like a first string? Simply not naysaying everyone who says otherwise?

  20. chiefsnfl says: May 26, 2012 12:22 AM

    As an AFC West fan, Tebow NEVER played well EVER. Denver’s defense and running game is what barely got them into the playoffs. Tebow was a crutch/handicap for the Bronco’s.

  21. randallflagg52 says: May 26, 2012 12:25 AM

    This guy is a joke, can we stop with the constant Tebow barrage?

  22. miamimike1 says: May 26, 2012 12:28 AM

    Everyone talks how Tebow came in at Denver and won all these games. Lets be honest. Played Dolphins starting Q.B. &running back out. Chiefs starting qb running back wide receiver, safety,cornerback out Chargers had more people on I.R. More than any other team at that time. Bears no Cutler or Forte. When he played healthy teams he did nothing. Oh yea Steelers in playoffs. How many players missing or hurt. Lets keep Tebows accomplishments in check. He beat teams that were missing star players and got butt whipped when playing against healthy teams. Twist it any way you want but these are the facts. There are plenty of qb’s in the league that deserve far more media coverage than Tebow.

  23. geo1113 says: May 26, 2012 12:29 AM

    sledgehorn says:
    May 26, 2012 12:01 AM
    I AM SO SICK OF TIM TEBOW!
    I rather hear about training camp punting battles then hear another story about literally NOTHING. This is a story speculating speculations. Until something actually occurs, no more Tebow. I beg of you.
    ——————

    Nobody made you click on this link and nobody made you comment. It’s simple. If you don’t want to hear about Tebow, then don’t click on the link.

  24. trybe29dr says: May 26, 2012 12:32 AM

    Denver fans are laughing…

  25. sportswannabe says: May 26, 2012 12:38 AM

    I’m not sure exactly what he should be doing? The Jets brought him in for a reason, and it wasn’t JUST to be the back up QB. At the very least, he’s supposed to be a threat to push Sanchez to show some sort of improvement knowing there is a legitimate threat to his job behind him. The Jets could have brought anybody in the world in to just say “Mark Sanchez is the starter, I’m the back up.” The fact that they brought Tebow in tells you that he’s not JUST a back up (although that may be the role he ends up getting.)

    Either way, lighten up. Why is this site so blatantly anti-Tebow? Don’t we WANT the back up players trying their best to take away the #1 guys job? Must EVERYTHING be used to criticize this kid?

  26. tfbuckfutter says: May 26, 2012 12:46 AM

    If you think the QB competition is bad wait until they do a spread for GQ…..whoever gets second billing is going to poop bricks.

  27. contract says: May 26, 2012 12:47 AM

    “At some point, Tebow will be asked a direct question regarding public or private efforts to pressure the Jets to put him ahead of Sanchez, and he won’t be able to evade it.”

    He won’t be able to evade it?

    “Coach decides who plays.”

    Just because some reporter offers you the opportunity to say something stupid, doesn’t mean that you have to run with it.

  28. vbedford says: May 26, 2012 12:48 AM

    I am tired of hearing about him and i’m catholic!

  29. jpmelon says: May 26, 2012 12:53 AM

    To say that Tebow plays well when he plays in games is not 100% accurate. Go watch the Bills vs. Denver game from last year.

  30. nygiantstones says: May 26, 2012 12:54 AM

    I’ld have reason to respect the guy if he just came out honest and said he wants to be the starter and will compete to be so.

  31. rmavs says: May 26, 2012 12:55 AM

    HELLO! Don’t play Tebow off as a Cube!! His ability as an NFL QB is crap, yet, his play making ability with the rock in his hand is good…he’s big, he has heart, and he loves to run with it…fullback reborn…

  32. riverhorsey says: May 26, 2012 12:57 AM

    “Tebow has a longstanding reputation of being a poor practice player.”

    Never heard that before.

  33. fukallusernamesaretaken says: May 26, 2012 1:00 AM

    “But when he plays he plays well.” Come on, Mike.

  34. shotgungrampa says: May 26, 2012 1:00 AM

    @cowboysspurs88

    Really? You say you are a Christian male but yet you rip on your brother in Christ. As a Christian you believe that people are going to a literal burning hell unless they repent and put their trust on Christ. How are you helping to pull people from the fire? Is your idea of love is to let your little light shine in hopes that people will ask you what that little light is. How many times have you been asked? You got a brother in the Lord who is actually opening his mouth for the Lord. But yet you rip on him?
    Pray and support your brother! Or are you a pretender?

  35. claydog16 says: May 26, 2012 1:01 AM

    I’m hoping and praying that Tebow is the starting qb for the Jets in week 4 when they play the 49ers because if he do what he did last year and that is play lousy for 3 1/2 quarters then the Jets will lose because Tebow time will not happen against that 49ers defense

  36. ccooww says: May 26, 2012 1:01 AM

    Tebow is doing Sanchez a favor who is average at best. This will only make him a better QB. Sanchez needs alot of prodding to ever become a good QB.

  37. bigwalt2990 says: May 26, 2012 1:04 AM

    Struggling gets you a playoff win?…….Go Lions.

  38. jvillenole says: May 26, 2012 1:11 AM

    Could you imagine the absolute zoo if Tebow did go to Jax?

    Thank god that didn’t happen!

  39. lucky5934 says: May 26, 2012 1:33 AM

    If Sanchez does what is supposed to (And paid to) do, this becomes a mute point. If Tebow outplays Sanchez, then he has earned the right to start.

  40. steelcurtainn says: May 26, 2012 1:36 AM

    Tim Tebow sucks and time will prove that. I cant believe the steelers lost to this guy even with their back up players. The steelers should be ashamed of themselves. It shouldn’t be that away, but any given sunday suited the broncoes very well because they was sure as hell lucky. But hey at least the Steelers are not the Ravens to miss a field goal with the game on the line. It could be worse, I guess.

  41. 69firebird says: May 26, 2012 1:38 AM

    Let’s be real here… He on a team with mark sanchez not Peyton manning. If he were backing up a true #1 QB like peyton manning, Phillip rivers, drew brees or Tom Brady then he would surely be the back up. The fact is Sanchez is not a true #1 QB and that’s why there is all this buzz about who will come out on top.

  42. rajbais says: May 26, 2012 1:45 AM

    Tebow = Phony!!!!

    People, the majority of athletes are good guys; however it takes a “bad boy” to be great in the National Football League!!!!

  43. igotgamenj says: May 26, 2012 1:47 AM

    trodriguez89 says:May 25, 2012 11:49 PM

    I’m sick of Tim Tebow

    LOL
    How do you think the Jets Players feel… they still have 3 full months of this before the season even starts

  44. staffordsyear says: May 26, 2012 2:02 AM

    Tebow the starting qb by week…..5.

  45. lanza2 says: May 26, 2012 2:15 AM

    They are in need of a new QB regardless of who is starting…. where is Favre??

  46. rajbais says: May 26, 2012 2:55 AM

    People, if the bad side of Tebow comes out don’t be shocked!!!!

    Just sayin’.

  47. buckybadger says: May 26, 2012 3:06 AM

    I am no fan of Tebow, quite the opposite actually but I would respect him less if he was acting like a good little back up not wanting the starting job. Hate to break it to the writers but the coaches also don’t want these players sitting back and embracing being a back no matter the position. They want competition because competition makes the best possible roster.

    Sanchez isn’t an elite passer at all. The team has done well in-spite of his play. A little competition will be good for everyone.

  48. lionsfan415 says: May 26, 2012 4:24 AM

    I’m so glad we picked Stafford over Sanchez, I can’t believe there was actually people questioning our pick, Sanchez sucks

  49. rangenius says: May 26, 2012 4:47 AM

    Rushmatic… why do you have to say your not a tebow fan and not religious to qualify a comment? You pansy.

    When it comes to Tebow, I could care less about his faith, the same way I could care less about the backup long snapper’s faith.

    No easy thing beating the Steelers in the playoffs. I can’t remember the last time the Jets ever accomplished that… Go Tebow!

  50. descendency says: May 26, 2012 5:11 AM

    That’s because he is the #1.

    (#1 punt protector)

  51. marty4405 says: May 26, 2012 5:18 AM

    I just don’t get it he wins? yes in the fourth. quarter can’t win like that all the time he is a great athlete then put his a** at tight end im not saying Sanchez is the best and yeah he’s a little soft but does any body think tebow could survive in NY as a qb everybody likes the backup until he becomes the starter

  52. tfaulk says: May 26, 2012 5:22 AM

    “… keep in mind that Tebow has a longstanding reputation of being a poor practice player.”

    Keep in mind that he has a reputation as the least accurate QB, including Wildcat RB/WRs, in the entire NFL, whether it’s practice or a game.

  53. marty4405 says: May 26, 2012 5:47 AM

    Tim tebow really who cares if he beats a dirty sanchez they both suck and if they couldn’t deal with the spotlight last year just wait till the beginning of the season

  54. stanklepoot says: May 26, 2012 6:05 AM

    redguy12588 says: May 25, 2012 11:50 PM

    “But when he plays he plays well and when he plays well in New York/New Jersey and the clamoring begins for him to be the starter, the right thing for him to do will be to throw his support behind Sanchez.”

    Why? Isn’t success supposed to be rewarded?
    _____________________________________
    I believe the point is that it’s accepted practice in the NFL to do whatever you can in practice, pre-season games, etc. to try and win the starting job, but you don’t take your campaign outside the locker room. It generates a media frenzy that can force your teammates to have to constantly answer questions that put them in the middle of the battle for the starting spot and it can seriously mess up team unity. So, basically, you make innocuous statements to the press, then you do every thing you can to make your competition look inferior in practice. When Tebow kept his mouth shut when the billboards started to go up, he gave his tacit approval of their attempt to put pressure on the team to give him the starting job when he had done nothing at the time to show he deserved it. That’s a bit shady. As bad as that was, however, Tebow is really starting to seem like someone who just loves the media attention. The whole changing his dog’s name bit was a step too far when it comes to brown-nosing the fan base and the media.

  55. illwillthemick says: May 26, 2012 6:07 AM

    was there a point to this article??? i mean wheres like the new info that makes this even needed? or is this just a “nothing to write about so i might as well talk about tebow” article??? lol cmon pft stop feeding into the bullish, just cause its NY ish, please NY is the most overrated city in the world.

  56. stanklepoot says: May 26, 2012 6:07 AM

    rushmatic says: May 26, 2012 12:15 AM

    No fan of Tebow here; non-religious Patriots fan.

    However, I’m sure even if Tebow is a model citizen next season, the media will create whatever illusions they need to, in order to get a story out of him.
    _________________________________
    They won’t have to. Tebow will make sure they have a story to write. Who knows, if the Jets leave him as the backup for too long maybe he’ll change his dog’s name again…this time to First-String or Starter.

  57. tinopuno says: May 26, 2012 6:18 AM

    Tebow seems always content to remain smugly silent while his fanatical supporters clamor for him to start. After all, their actions must be a reflection of God’s will.

  58. jpat2424 says: May 26, 2012 6:40 AM

    So sick of hearing about tebow. Let us pray. (bears fan)

  59. vicksbitch says: May 26, 2012 6:44 AM

    The headline suggests he has done something to undermine Sanchez’ role. Then the article shows no examples or evidence of any bad behavior at all.

  60. metalhead65 says: May 26, 2012 6:58 AM

    right all backups should accept the role quietly and never aspire to be a starter. you should not want to be the best or you might hurt the starter’s feelings and golly we just can’t have that now can we? why should he worry about sanchez’s feelings. it is not his fault if his teammates see him as a leader and hard worker and want to support that.if sanchez does not like it then he needs to step up his play but to say tebow should just accept it is nonsense. to bad if the other qb’s did not like the billboard in denver.if they did not suck they should have beat him out and played better and there would not have been any billboards. as it was they let a guy who got no reps in practice get the job and lead the team to the playoffs.

  61. andrewfbrowne says: May 26, 2012 7:10 AM

    DeMaurice Smith just filed a lawsuit that the NFL is conspiring and colluding to have Tebow start and that it is unfair to Mark Sanchez.

  62. rdrs68 says: May 26, 2012 7:14 AM

    After seeing firsthand what happened in Denver I guarantee you that the Jets have a first class mess on their hands. Don’t be fooled by his good guy act he is sneaky and underhanded as they come and will divide the team, the media, and the fan base and at the end of it all will still be a work in progress. Heads will roll over this unfolding disaster just ask Brian Xanders.

  63. lostsok says: May 26, 2012 7:16 AM

    The problem with Tebow is his brilliant passive-aggressiveness. Few people have shown the ability to smile and act like a good guy while a knife mysteriously appears in the back of whomever stands in his way. That he’s sanctimonious and self-righteous the entire time is just part of the smokescreen.

  64. kevsright says: May 26, 2012 7:19 AM

    Once again, Andy Reid and the Eagles braintrust mistake Bad Newz Vick for a NFL quarterback.

  65. eagleswin says: May 26, 2012 7:20 AM

    I hope there are several QB option plays in the Jets playbook. I think they have a good team but this team is just going to implode with Tebow on the team.

  66. rcbn says: May 26, 2012 7:21 AM

    Cowboyspurs88 you are correct when you say you are not a good Christian. Why would you hate someone you don’t even know? Tebow has been made a media darling by reporters, bloggers and ESPN. He has played football most of his life and because he wants to start You hate him? Your assumption that you understand him makes you want to bang your head on the wall? Continue in your efforts to concuss yourself! You are correct you are not a very good one. May the best player win the starting job!

  67. preventoffense says: May 26, 2012 7:27 AM

    rushmatic – This very article proves your point. There is nothing here of interest except the headline. There’s no one quote from someone involved.

  68. truthhurtstoo says: May 26, 2012 7:36 AM

    What a TrainWreck in NJ! Can’t wait to see fighing on the sidelines between the players.

    Maybe sancheeze will trip TeBow on a kick return. After all, that’s the jests way ;-)

  69. jel290 says: May 26, 2012 7:40 AM

    “But when he plays he plays well and when he plays well…”

    Actually, no he really doesn’t play well. He Is a horrible passer. Horrible. Denver rejiggered their entire offense to be based on his running the option. Tebow is exciting and polarizing but hes not good

  70. lunchbox92 says: May 26, 2012 7:44 AM

    The title says, “Once again, Tebow isn’t behaving like a backup.” How so? Because he hasn’t called a press conference to announce that Mark Sanchez is the starter?

    The article is critical of Tebow but doesn’t actually give us any behavior or anything he said that’s out of line.

    I’ll read the next 31 articles, which I’m sure will be up shortly, critical of the other backup quarterbacks who have yet to come out in support of their team’s starter.

  71. cburger21 says: May 26, 2012 7:57 AM

    Tebow is a douche….

  72. jrcoop says: May 26, 2012 8:11 AM

    He can’t say anything because that would be a lie. Lying is in the top ten of sin. Ergo, better to say nothing. Pretty simple.

  73. bangrhard says: May 26, 2012 8:26 AM

    If he was a Muslim, quoting the Koran everyone would be up his ass. Because he is a Christian, its cool to crap on him.

  74. seahulk9 says: May 26, 2012 8:38 AM

    it is in no way tebows job to bow down to Sanchez. Sanchez sucks and the job is Timmys for the taking

  75. lolb23 says: May 26, 2012 8:41 AM

    Tim Tebow sucks and time will prove that
    —————————————————–
    People have been saying this since the kid was in college, and were still waiting for him to stop winning. How long do we have to wait?

  76. nflofficeadmin says: May 26, 2012 8:46 AM

    If he believes he should be the starter he should do everything to see that happens, as long as he doesn’t sabotage Sanchez.

  77. 44mpo says: May 26, 2012 9:00 AM

    And I’m fairly sure had Tebow announced to the world that Sanchez is the starter and he is the backup the same media would be blasting him for taking such a weak approach to playing and not being a “team player”.
    Good grief, just let the guy be would you? I’m sure he’s as tired of this as we fans are!

  78. randomguy9999 says: May 26, 2012 9:07 AM

    he isn’t a backup…. he’s a punt protector they gave a 4th and 6th round picks and 2.5m for…..

    think about that,….. wow

  79. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: May 26, 2012 9:08 AM

    I love when people say “GO AWAY TIM TEBOW”…As if he’s writing about himself. Tebow doesn’t go to the media. The media goes to him. And honestly the media goes to him because you guys write 200 comments on every Tebow story. Oh the irony.

  80. lolb23 says: May 26, 2012 9:08 AM

    So sick of hearing about tebow
    ________________________

    Then stop reading all the articles, dumb ass.

  81. wkinsomnia says: May 26, 2012 9:18 AM

    “when he plays, he plays well”.
    —————————————————-
    Really?..come now, you don’t expect Jets fans to be as delusional as Bronco fans here when he sucks it up for 3 Quarters and then tries to pull a miracle out of his a$$ in the 4th? Tebow flat out sucks, he should be a TE or Fullback…NOT a starting QB. I welcome the day that I never have to hear his name in sports articles again.

  82. labrowns says: May 26, 2012 9:21 AM

    Read the reviews on TT’s book “Tebow admits he learns things better by doing, rather than reading.
    On the field, we have seen him progress as a quarterback because of the repetitions he is now getting rather than having to read and study a playbook.”
    TT”s dyslexia will prevent him from ever being anything more than a situational contributor. The light at the end-of-the-tunnel for the Jets is going to be a massive train wreck that wipes out the Ryan experience!!!

  83. lunchbox92 says: May 26, 2012 9:24 AM

    @stanklepoot

    How do you think Tebow is taking “his campaign outside the locker room” to be starter? Calling it “shady” that he didn’t make whatever statement you want to the press when fans put billboards up is ridiculous. It’s such a lame criticism to go after him for not endorsing another quarterback just because fans wanted him to play. Tebow didn’t put up the billboards. And criticizing him for changing his dog’s name? Come on. Seriously?

  84. lunchbox92 says: May 26, 2012 9:30 AM

    @lostsok

    “A knife mysteriously appears in the back of whomever stands in his way”? Like who? Kyle Orton starting ahead of him? Yeah, you’re right, it was clearly Tebow’s fault Orton led the team to a 1-5 start and couldn’t keep the starting job in Denver.

  85. tombrookshire says: May 26, 2012 9:34 AM

    When the HC is saying Tebow will get up to 20 snaps a game, that is not exactly a b/u QB. That is a, well, a Tebow!

  86. hugejazz says: May 26, 2012 9:48 AM

    A professional athlete who does not want to start and is not competative is not worth much. By definition they need to be hyper competative.

    If Sanchez can’t take the heat he should get out of the kitchen. Or grow a pair and learn to compete.

  87. inthezone4 says: May 26, 2012 9:49 AM

    So much hype for a guy that will be a back up quarterback.

  88. kravenm3 says: May 26, 2012 9:53 AM

    Unleash the fury, Tim! Unleash the furyyyyy!!!

  89. wilddeuce03 says: May 26, 2012 11:44 AM

    And now for the 6th time since you keep deleting my comment! Show some journalistic integrity and at least wait until Tebow does something with his current team to warrant a title such as this one. It’s pure speculation at this point by Florio aimed at getting hits on the article. Which is working since I keep clicking on it to post the same thing since they keep deleting my comments!

  90. tjg25 says: May 26, 2012 11:52 AM

    When he plays he plays well. Seriously you just wrote that???

  91. Deb says: May 26, 2012 11:56 AM

    trbowman says:

    If you ask me, McElroy is a better quarterback than both of these guys.
    ————————————————-
    McElroy proved that against Tebow in the 2009 SEC Championship. Still have the capture of Tebow on the Jumbotron, crying his eyes out.

  92. Deb says: May 26, 2012 12:05 PM

    shotgungrampa says:

    Really? You say you are a Christian male but yet you rip on your brother in Christ. … Pray and support your brother! Or are you a pretender?
    ————————————————-
    Many, many NFL players on every team are Christians. Tim Tebow doesn’t have a monopoly on being a child of God, nor should he have a monopoly on any Christian’s prayers. And nowhere in NT Scripture are we instructed to support the sports teams (businesses, political parties, secular views, or personal ambitions) of fellow Christians. Perhaps you’re the pretender.

  93. beargonephishing says: May 26, 2012 12:52 PM

    The title of this post is “Tebow not behaving like a backup”, yet the entire content is about how he is behaving like a backup.

    Am I missing something? Or was this just a practice in attracting attention. I guess it worked, but surely you can do better than this.

  94. norsedrew says: May 26, 2012 1:12 PM

    chiefsnfl says:
    May 26, 2012 12:22 AM

    As an AFC West fan, Tebow NEVER played well EVER. Denver’s defense and running game is what barely got them into the playoffs. Tebow was a crutch/handicap for the Bronco’s.

    ———————————————————–

    For the media and fans who sincerely believe what this Chiefs fan is saying (and this is a very common belief) then I wonder the following……

    1. If that same defense and same running game is what got them into the playoffs and a 1st round win what type of realistic expectations are there for having this same team and a now experienced Von Miller leading the way but with the best or 2nd best (depending on your view) QB in the entire league now running that same team?

    To me, the argument that the QB was horrible and it was all the Defense and Running game that made Denver have the season they did last year makes Tebow haters open to difficult issues if Manning does not lead Denver to a considerably better season.

    In Minnesota….we HATED Tavaris Jackson as our QB almost as much as we hated having Childress be the head coach. His deer in headlights “jump in the air” and throw the ball QB skills of Jackson is what made so many of us actually happy to see a real QB (Favre) enter the picture even though he came from a hated rival.

    Even though the Vikings didn’t win the Superbowl, the season that Favre had with the same team Tavaris had validated all the “anti Tavaris Jackson” feelings almost all of us had.

    At the end of this year the Broncos will need to have the same type of huge improvement with Manning at the helm or there will be some serious holes in the anti Tebow arguments.

    On the other hand if Manning does for the Broncos what Favre did for the Vikings it will validate much of what the anti Tebow fans have been saying.

    Either way one side will be validated by the end of the year. I’m looking forward to that particular aspect of the Broncos season this year even more than what happens to Tebow in NY to help me have an even more accurate opinion of just how good or bad Tebow really is.

  95. dwatkins69 says: May 26, 2012 1:15 PM

    As if there aren’t enough headlines for Teabow and the Jets already. We now have Florio trying to create stories. Thanks for nothin Mike

  96. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins says: May 26, 2012 1:21 PM

    This is an article about nothing. Nothing new happened here. It’s just a recap no one asked for of an opinion no one cares about. Stop letting Tebow rustle your jimmies and at least try maintaining some journalistic integrity. No one is interested in a novel on Tebow at the OTAs, no matter how slow the news is this time of year.

  97. jjbadd says: May 26, 2012 8:33 PM

    I’m a Broncos fan, & what the Jets wanted, is just what they are getting. Publicity. Notice: even the Tebow “haters” can’t resist to post an opinion, look how many comments any story with his name generates. However, people who think it was all Denver’s D, think again. Tebow is magical on the field…

  98. prrbrr says: May 26, 2012 9:21 PM

    Tebow is nowhere as pious as he’d like us to believe. He is a passive/aggressive, jealous, and insecure individual. He hides behind his faith to deflect criticism. He’s far from a team player and I can’t wait till he’s playing for the AFL Orlando Predators

  99. fukallusernamesaretaken says: May 26, 2012 10:55 PM

    What happened to Favre’s second year in MN, Norsedrew? Same team, right? Most teams are very different year to year and some even within the same season.

    The only opinion that needs validation is the one claiming he’s a good QB, because it’s obvious he can’t play. He’s 24 years old, plays the most important position, and he’s arguably the most popular player. Yet he’s traded for next to nothing.

  100. shotgungrampa says: May 27, 2012 1:23 AM

    @ Deb
    Many, many NFL players on every team are Christians. Tim Tebow doesn’t have a monopoly on being a child of God, nor should he have a monopoly on any Christian’s prayers. And nowhere in NT Scripture are we instructed to support the sports teams (businesses, political parties, secular views, or personal ambitions) of fellow Christians. Perhaps you’re the pretender. 8 2 

    I beg to differ on there being many many Christians on every team. I can call myself a car but that doesnt make me a car. Thanking the Lord after a game or praying during halftime does not make a person a Christian. The bible says many will say Lord Lord on Judgment day. They will have done many miracles in the name of Jesus but God will still throw them into hell. The bible says the road is narrow that leads to eternal life and few find it. The bible says that since it is hard for the righteous to be saved what will become of he sinner, ungodly etc. We know the true Christians by their fruit. Tebow has fruit.
    God give people certain gifts.. One of Tebow is that he is a great athlete. God has him using his gift to have a greater platform to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ that many people may be snatched from the flame.. Tebow doesn’t need public bashing or words of hate from so called other Christians. Encourage and praying is your job unless of course your goal is that people be damed. He has enough spiritual warfare going on then also having to get it from you or others that call themselves Christians. Out of all my postings I have never touted my own horn but let me shed some light just for your benefit. I ran a street ministry for 3 years in the roughest areas. We preached the gospel and fed the hungry. I never once asked for money but paid for every thing myself from my meager wages. I taught evangelism at teen challenge. I also taught for he Salvation army.. I now go to a nursing home and preach. I spent some time today listening to a crippled old man sing in his band cause it was important to him that I be there. The list goes on and on.. Deb, kif I am a pretender than I have a feeling that you should probably be concerned about your own eternal fate. Christian is my life.. Deb, read your bible for real. I think you might be missing some stuff.

  101. Savoir-Faire says: May 27, 2012 1:24 AM

    Tebow stabbed Orton in the back in Denver and the broncos coaching staff and front office went right ahead and let him to appease that fanbase and he will do the same thing to Sanchez if given the opportunity by the team .

    jason Campbell is a establish starter in the NFL and he is now backing up Cutler in Chicago on a one year deal .

    Have you heard ANYTHING at all from him ? The team decides who gets the job and the only way tebow gets the job is if the jets front office wants to give him the job just like they did in Denver .

    The only way Campbell gets to start is if Cutler is hurt and theyve already told Campbell that when they signed him .

    The jets got Tebow to be the gadget backup QB who sells a few tickets and jerseys the only way he starts is if they let him stab Sanchez in the back

  102. davidcl77 says: May 27, 2012 10:10 AM

    “Stabbed Orton in the back.” Good grief!!! How did he do that? So the story goes…. Elway put Tebow in, thinking he would fail. This would shut his fan base up. What happened? The team won 7 out of the next 8 games! Wow! Because of the “D?” You mean the same “D” that played with Orton at qb?!? That “D?” The same “D” that was 1-4 prior to Tim taking over? Wow. What fools post these days.
    Yeah, it was all “D.”

  103. Deb says: May 27, 2012 2:50 PM

    @shotgungrandpa …

    I’m well-familiar with those passages, and you’re taking the one about God’s gifts out of context. Yes, scripture says many will call his name and not all will be chosen. But He will make those determinations. Your judgment that Tebow’s fruits are more worthy than any other athlete’s is nothing more than the assumption of someone in no position to make that judgment.

  104. thefappingcows says: May 27, 2012 2:51 PM

    Why is this an article…NOTHING HAS HAPPENED OR BEEN SAID.

  105. eightysixisback says: Jun 1, 2012 9:55 AM

    shotgungrampa:
    Leave deb alone. I am happy for you that you think you are a good christian. I am sorry for you that you dont understand football. All you people who say that if tebow was muslim everyone would be cheering him are completely delusional. He would be absolutely hated if that were the case. Since when does being muslim make you loved in this country? I love when christians act like they are the ones who are being oppressed, that is funny. I am not speaking about all christians when i say this but there are an awful lot of christians out there who seem to feel that unless they are able to cram their beliefs down everyone else’s throats they are oppressed. You “oppressed” christians should experience how it feels to be someone who is not religious in this country. Trust me CHRISTIANS are not the ones who are oppressed. Christianity has been used as an excuse to oppress all non christians for hundreds of years. SOME of you seem to feel that this country’s laws should be based on your beliefs. No thank you. I dont share your beliefs and i dont want any part of them. Good for you and timmy that you are both christians, that does not make him a good football player and quite frankly that in itself does not make him a good person either. an awful lot of people have been killed in the name of christianity. I dont have a problem with religion itself but i DO have a problem with people like you who seem to feel that everyone should live their lives based on YOUR beliefs and things that were written in a book by people hundreds of years ago who were less educated than your average 5th grader today. If that is the way you choose to live, more power to you. You know if you could say what i just did to people who dont share your beliefs maybe i wouldnt have such a problem with you and people like you. You can have all the faith you want but stop acting like that makes you better than everyone else and stop pushing it on the rest of us.

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