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Giants’ Tisch feels bad for Tebow, says Jets were a bad fit

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Giants co-owner Steve Tisch feels sorry for Tim Tebow, saying that getting traded to the Jets last year may have ruined his NFL career.

Tisch told TMZ that he is rooting for Tebow and wants to see his NFL career continue.

“You know, I feel badly for the guy,” Tisch said. “Had another team picked him up after the Broncos, maybe he’d have a career. I think him going from the Broncos to the Jets was not in anybody’s best interest. So I do feel badly for him. I hope he plays football. I think he’s got talent, I think he’s probably a decent guy and not a bad quarterback. So I wish him all the best. I sincerely wish him all the best.”

Of course, Tisch doesn’t like Tebow so much that he wants to give him a job with the Giants. And that’s how a lot of people in the NFL feel about Tebow: He’s a swell guy, just not a guy we actually want to play quarterback for our team.

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  1. jdphx says: May 13, 2013 12:55 PM

    Tim had his choice between NY or Jax right?

    Talk about the Mother of bad choices!

  2. agelardi says: May 13, 2013 12:57 PM

    CFL, Arena League or no more career.

  3. netrunner2k2 says: May 13, 2013 12:59 PM

    Too bad Tebow chose the Jets.

  4. peanutele24 says: May 13, 2013 12:59 PM

    All these folks feeling sorry for Timmy boy, you would think somebody would give him a shot.

  5. blahblahblah1313 says: May 13, 2013 12:59 PM

    Everything I have read says Teblow chose the Jets over J’Ville. He was not made to go there. He got what he wanted. The larger media market to exploit etc. He could have gone to J’Ville. He chose not to. Maybe he had an inflated idea about his talent. Maybe he wants the attention as opposed to he is “hounded” by the press. Be careful what you wish for…

  6. dwoofer says: May 13, 2013 1:00 PM

    The plain truth is that the NFL arranged to bring Peyton in to replace Tebow, and arranged to put him on a team where the coach was directed NEVER TO PLAY HIM AT QB. Can it be any plainer than this? Tebow’s Christian demeanor is just too much for the National Beer Advertising Money League.

  7. shogunassasin30 says: May 13, 2013 1:00 PM

    I think it was more of a passive aggressive needling of the Jets..

  8. johnnyjagfan says: May 13, 2013 1:02 PM

    Alright! A Tebow story. Khan is fascinated.

    Wonder what life would be like for the Jags if Tebow was traded there instead and beat Gabbert out for the job.

  9. ozymandias121 says: May 13, 2013 1:02 PM

    Tisch was later quoted saying, “Tebow is a bad fit everywhere.”

  10. moagecu says: May 13, 2013 1:04 PM

    dwoofer I hope your kidding with that conspiracy theory of yours.

  11. green41563 says: May 13, 2013 1:04 PM

    Tisch is a daddy’s-boy loser who has nothing better to do.

  12. inyofaceagain says: May 13, 2013 1:05 PM

    Bring him on as a backup then Tisch. Don’t talk about it, be about it.

  13. jimjets says: May 13, 2013 1:08 PM

    worry about your own team Tisch…and to all you giants fans….9-7 ain’t gonna cut it anymore.
    RG3 and Chip Kelly are in your division now….9-7 will not do it anymore

  14. mtchainsmoker says: May 13, 2013 1:08 PM

    He meant to say: “The Jets are a bad fit for anyone.”

  15. liveandcrywithbills says: May 13, 2013 1:11 PM

    I do believe Tebow would have beat out Gabbert for the job and after consulting with His Lord obviously went against what he was told and did decide on The Jets for the bigger media market which would indicate maybe he had a little more idolatry for himself then what God had planned for him in J’Ville. It’s too bad… we will never find out What God had planned for him in his hometown because Tim chose New York and effectively ruined his career. I am finding it hard to feel srry for him because he did make his bed by snubbing the other team that wanted him.

    As far as The CFL… you have to throw in the 3 down CFL. He will not succeed in The CFL and was already told by the team that holds his rights that he will have to compete for A BACK UP ROLE.

    I do believe, it is either FB, HB or TE or no more Tebow.

  16. buttfumbles says: May 13, 2013 1:12 PM

    Aww, let’s all feel bad for the Quarterback that can’t play quarterback.

  17. jaxbeachjagfan says: May 13, 2013 1:13 PM

    Yes, TT chose NY over Jax, but that choice was based on Gene Smith telling Tebow’s people he would not get to compete for the starting QB job.

    Woody Johnson and Mike Tannebaum lied to Tebow’s people and said yes, he would get to compete for a starting job.

    Now, based on TT being epically, horribly bad in practice, the Jets quietly slid Tebow to Unofficial Practice Squad QB.

  18. ohiogator says: May 13, 2013 1:15 PM

    Tebow will succeed somewhere. Someone just needs to take a chance on him.

  19. seahawkshurtpeople says: May 13, 2013 1:18 PM

    What I don’t understand is why the Jets fought so hard to get Tebow and then did absolutely nothing with him all year. It was just absurd. A complete and utter waste of another human being’s potential.

    His only chance now is either to learn a new position te/h-back/fb and/or go to another league CFL/UFL etc.

    I like the guy- wouldn’t want him as my team’s qb though– but I like him.

    What a waste.

  20. getyourownname says: May 13, 2013 1:21 PM

    This is no defense of the typically terrible way the Jets handled things, but to anyone who thinks it is unreasonable for a college QB to be asked to pay a different position like TE because it suits him better, check out “Mike Tice.”

  21. justintuckrule says: May 13, 2013 1:22 PM

    jimjets says:
    May 13, 2013 1:08 PM
    worry about your own team Tisch…and to all you giants fans….9-7 ain’t gonna cut it anymore.
    RG3 and Chip Kelly are in your division now….9-7 will not do it anymore
    ——————
    Actually, with the Skins and Eagles becoming better in recent years, 9-7 will likely do it more often than one team running away with the division. This isn’t the AFC East where one team has a built in 8-0 start. Each team here beats up on one another.

  22. steelbydesign says: May 13, 2013 1:23 PM

    I think dwoofer needs to go back to the basement with your tinfoil hat…

    However, I think the Manning signing was related to Tebow leaving. I think Elway wanted no part of Tebow, but knew fans would riot if he just dumped him… Unless he brought in one of the best QB’s of all time to replace him.

  23. deadeye says: May 13, 2013 1:23 PM

    Tebow is a bad fit for 31 other offenses as well.

  24. oranjellojones says: May 13, 2013 1:24 PM

    OK this seems a little obvious at this point but why is this guy still trying to play QB? He’s either out of the league as a QB and maybe football altogether, or he tries TE or FB and actually makes a roster and gets decent playing time. The guy seemingly would kill it as a TE. You see players in other positions do it all the time…what gives?

  25. steelbydesign says: May 13, 2013 1:25 PM

    For everyone saying Tebow chose the Jets, that’s very true… but think about it for a minute.

    You can go to JAX where the Jags JUST selected Blaine Gabbert, who is definitely going to get the first shot to be the QB on the future.

    Or you can go to NY where everyone is tired of the Mark Sanchez show.

    I think I’d have made the same decision as Tim. He probably didn’t realize that the coaching staff would be far too stubborn to give him a shot over Sanchez or McElroy

  26. nygf says: May 13, 2013 1:34 PM

    I’m sure it’s a matter of time before logicalvoices tries to insult the Giants. LV, I’ll be watching the Giants win their 3rd Super Bowl in the Manning-Coughlin era while you’re watching a “30 for 30″ about how Washington ran a gimmick offense with great success in 2012 but, darn it, neither the offensive philosophy or the QB implementing it were sustainable in the long term.

  27. oranjellojones says: May 13, 2013 1:35 PM

    I keep reading the Jets didn’t give him a shot but that statement isn’t made in a vacuum. The guy was notoriously bad in practice, his own play blew that for him, not some imaginary bias the coaching staff had against him. I mean seriously, with Sanchez playing as badly as he was does anyone REALLY believe the coaches wouldn’t have LOVED to have had a viable alternative? When the backup is screwing the pooch as badly in practice as Tebow evidently was they had NO other viable option. Tebow’s own crappy play is what kept him from ever getting that starting chance.

  28. islandah1 says: May 13, 2013 1:35 PM

    “OK this seems a little obvious at this point but why is this guy still trying to play QB? …”

    Because all he’s ever done at that position is win games, including a playoff game on the road…. Maybe it’s that.

  29. nflfan1326 says: May 13, 2013 1:36 PM

    Yeah, bad choice. Should have chosen Jacksonville. Life is made up of the forks in the road one decides to choose.

  30. hehateme2 says: May 13, 2013 1:36 PM

    Who is a good fit with the hapless jets??

  31. dlk47823 says: May 13, 2013 1:38 PM

    Who the hell cares what Tisch thinks. The Jets were not expected to do anything, while the Giants stumbled mightily as underachieving former champs. Tisch needs to worry about his own qb, and the rest of the team

  32. samdoggnl says: May 13, 2013 1:40 PM

    I’m sure Tebow knows this is all part of Jesus’ plan for him.

  33. cantgetenoughwp says: May 13, 2013 1:43 PM

    Can he play LB?

  34. nebster21 says: May 13, 2013 1:43 PM

    I would take him if I was a fan of any of the following teams.

    Dallas
    Chicago
    Tampa Bay
    Buffalo
    Miami
    Ney York Jets
    Kansas City
    Oakland
    Janksonville
    Tennessee

  35. shadowcell says: May 13, 2013 1:46 PM

    I thought the whole reason Tebow went to the Jets was precisely because they made him think he would have a chance to start. And if that’s the case, then a) they quite misled him, and b) I can hardly blame him for going to where he thought the pastures were, ahem, greener.

    Then again, if he had gone to Jacksonville, he would almost certainly have flamed out. He wouldn’t have been surrounded by talent like he was in Denver; he wouldn’t even have had MJD for much of the season. And all those Tebow fans would’ve come with him and immediately turned on the team as soon as things went south. What struggling, small-market team stuck in a rebuilding mode needs that?

    Of course, if he’d gone to Jacksonville and flamed out once and for all, we might not be hearing about him every friggin’ day…

  36. NotoriousKDV says: May 13, 2013 2:01 PM

    I said even before he chose the Jets over the Jags that both teams would be a bad place for him. Neither team was a place where he could go and develop as a QB.

    That’s what he needed to do after getting the boot from Denver. Take a step back for a while and quietly develop as an NFL QB someplace that had a great offensive coaching staff and a great starting QB that he could learn from. Maybe even that wouldn’t have helped Tebow become a legit NFL QB but it would have been his best shot. Go to Green Bay and learn from Rodgers and develop under McCarthy. Go to New Orleans and learn from Brees and develop under Sean Payton(although that one wouldn’t even have been a good fit last year.)

    But unfortunately the fans and media won’t allow that to happen. The attention that Tebow garners from fans and media is so far over the top that there’s no place in the NFL, and maybe anywhere else for that matter, that he can go and develop quietly. So it appears that we’ll never really know if, with the right coaching, Tebow can develop into a legit NFL QB.

  37. stealthjunk says: May 13, 2013 2:02 PM

    Remember what a circus it used to be when a team signed T.O. or Chad Johnson? Multiply that circus by 20 and include a player with less skill, specifically at the QB position instead of the lower-profile WR position). You don’t need a chef to tell you that’s not a recipe for success. It sucks but such is life.

  38. timbuttrum says: May 13, 2013 2:05 PM

    Typical Giants ownership. Low class and always throwing other owners under the bus. At least Tisch bought his share of the Giants on his own unlike d-bag Mara.

  39. arwiv says: May 13, 2013 2:07 PM

    What does Tisch saying the jets screwed Tebow and the Giants not giving Tebow a job have to do with one another?

  40. timbuttrum says: May 13, 2013 2:08 PM

    Speaks volumes when you can’t beat out Sanchez for a starting job. Love Tebow’s character, but character doesn’t get you a starting job. He will never get a shot at QB in the NFL IMO because he simply cannot play the position.

  41. jaxbeachjagfan says: May 13, 2013 2:11 PM

    I think the Jets likely tried to give Tebow the opportunity to be QB, but watching him have atrocious practice after atrocious practice made their decision for them.

  42. DonkeyStick says: May 13, 2013 2:12 PM

    Seems like EVERY NFL team is a “bad fit.”

  43. fordmandalay says: May 13, 2013 2:15 PM

    “I feel bad for him, but I’m sure as Hell not going to give him a job with us!”

  44. dtm1088 says: May 13, 2013 2:20 PM

    I don’t understand the comments knocking Tisch here. The guy was bombarded by TMZ in typical TMZ fashion while trying to get in his car. He was asked some outlandish Tim Tebow questions that only TMZ would ask an NFL owner. He answered them very diplomatically and drove away. I highly doubt he’s “worried” about Tim Tebow.

  45. antalicus says: May 13, 2013 2:28 PM

    Tebow should probably find one of those Billionaire religious guys and ask him to try and start his own team built around Tebow.

  46. therealpittbull says: May 13, 2013 2:28 PM

    A shame. It’s places with Strong Quarterback play and names, that Tebow would not be an issue. Whenever there is instability, the fans will scream for change. Like I said before, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, NYG, the Tebow phenomenon would never occur. He could sit, learn, be a great locker room guy, and help guys in the locker room, with REAL issues. He doesn’t ask for the camera to follow him, the media exec’s demand it, hoping he will fall from a “Christian Grace”, and they are there to catch it live.

  47. drewbo22 says: May 13, 2013 2:29 PM

    Why feel bad for him, he does not have the required talent to play the position that he wants. He was lucky to be chosen in the 1st rd though he has the throwing skills that are on par with alot of eight grade pop-warner league qb’s.

    He has made alot of money, that guys with the same skillset never got an opportunity to make.

    So, please stop with the TEBOW updates, he is not relevant.

  48. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: May 13, 2013 2:31 PM

    Why does everyone keep saying the Jets didn’t give him a chance? He was on the 53-man roster and got to take snaps in practice, right? And when he repeatedly showed that he wasn’t good enough because he can’t remember the plays or read a defense or throw the ball, the team decided that he would not see any time at QB in game situations. He had the same chance that every NFL player gets, and he suffered the same fate as most of them. If you’re not good enough, you don’t play.

  49. phinfan527 says: May 13, 2013 2:34 PM

    I thought in the year 2013 there were jobs on football teams called quarterback coaches. Always thought they could teach quarterbacks how to throw a football. Well, guess nobody is good enough to teach Tebow. I get the fact that teams don’t want a media circus if they take Tebow, but leave it to the pathetic franchise of the planes to ruin a man’s career in such a short time!! Well done.

  50. karlsummers says: May 13, 2013 2:37 PM

    As a QB, Tebow is a bad fit for ANY pro football team. Can he block? Can he catch? He might make a decent TE.

  51. scytherius says: May 13, 2013 2:57 PM

    Isn’t Tebow supposed to be a man? Never seen so many people cry for a “man” who doesn’t have a job. Why don’t some of you people cry for the homeless who can’t find work? Probably because they don’t pray on TV.

    Poor Timmy. Yeah, I’m weeping. /s

  52. 69finfan says: May 13, 2013 3:05 PM

    Tim Tebow was traded from the Broncos to the Jets because they offered the most to the Broncos for Tim. He and or his agent had very little if any say in the the matter. He did not choose the Jets over the Jags, the Broncos did.

  53. yousuxxors says: May 13, 2013 3:16 PM

    tebow had a chance to compete and he couldn’t beat out mark Sanchez

  54. majormeatcurtains says: May 13, 2013 3:18 PM

    dwoofer says: May 13, 2013 1:00 PM

    The plain truth is that the NFL arranged to bring Peyton in to replace Tebow, and arranged to put him on a team where the coach was directed NEVER TO PLAY HIM AT QB. Can it be any plainer than this? Tebow’s Christian demeanor is just too much for the National Beer Advertising Money League
    ————————————————————–
    And here I thought that Dale Gribble was just a cartoon character on King of the Hill.

  55. justintuckrule says: May 13, 2013 3:23 PM

    antalicus says:
    May 13, 2013 2:28 PM
    Tebow should probably find one of those Billionaire religious guys and ask him to try and start his own team built around Tebow.
    ————-
    The Richmond Romneys?

  56. liongator says: May 13, 2013 3:30 PM

    He chose the Jets because the Jags coaches made it clear they didn’t want him. Since he got fired, Mularky has admitted this on NFL network. Who would choose to go where the coaches don’t want you?

  57. granadafan says: May 13, 2013 3:39 PM

    “jaxbeachjagfan says: May 13, 2013 1:13 PM
    Yes, TT chose NY over Jax, but that choice was based on Gene Smith telling Tebow’s people he would not get to compete for the starting QB job. ”
    =============================================

    You keep believing that. I’m sure the massive media presence and the advertising agencies to capitalize on his conservative evangelical icon had noooooooooooooooothing to do with his decision to go to a world class city like NY over a two bit town like Jacksonville.

  58. stonedwhitetrash says: May 13, 2013 3:40 PM

    Tebow has always had but one dream and that is to have enough money and recognition to become another sleazy Televangelist he knew that’s where money is to be had without being knocked around to earn it.

  59. rdrs68 says: May 13, 2013 3:42 PM

    Poor little Timmy tried to play the media game and it bit him back. His agent didn’t do him any favors by allowing him to play the hype game and now Jesus H. Christ can’t help him. Too bad….NEXT!

  60. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: May 13, 2013 3:52 PM

    69finfan says:
    May 13, 2013 3:05 PM
    Tim Tebow was traded from the Broncos to the Jets because they offered the most to the Broncos for Tim. He and or his agent had very little if any say in the the matter. He did not choose the Jets over the Jags, the Broncos did.
    —————————————————
    The Broncos took LESS from the Jets than what the Jags had offered in order to accommodate Timmy. The difference between the offers was not all that significant (late round picks) but nevertheless, the Broncos took LESS.

  61. dlk47823 says: May 13, 2013 3:52 PM

    When a reporter asks you to comment on players that are not on your team, there is only one proper answer…”No comment”. Its not your place to discuss personnell not on you team.

  62. dynaco says: May 13, 2013 4:10 PM

    He said the same about Dave Brown.

  63. MichaelWrites says: May 13, 2013 4:51 PM

    The Jets are a bad fit for most people.

  64. jimjets says: May 13, 2013 5:51 PM

    hey justin tuck rule…

    ok, we get it you hate the jets.

    none of you like to admit, or it’s easy to forget, in rex’s first 2 years, we were 3-2 against NE, and beat them, in the playoffs (playoffs???) in their house

  65. jimjets says: May 13, 2013 5:52 PM

    and it’s not just the NFC east….the entire NFC is getting better. I think the giants are done. 9-7 won’t cut it anymore…I know that upsets you, but you know it’s true

  66. jaypace says: May 13, 2013 6:54 PM

    So of you sound so stupid. Yeah the guy can’t remember plays or throw. So if he cant remember plays or throw how did he turn the broncos around. Lets remember they had the same d and running game with Kyle Orton. The jets had no plan for him. The guy can win games. His fans sometimes go overboard but so do his detractors. By some of your rationale anybody could have turned around that broncos team and the qb position isn’t that important, if tebow who to some is the worst player to pick up a football had success there.

  67. spedman24 says: May 13, 2013 7:34 PM

    Tebow is a winner (sarcasm)

  68. mungman69 says: May 13, 2013 7:42 PM

    Tim’s career was ruined when we learned that he couldn’t throw a pass.

  69. kingcarlbanks says: May 13, 2013 7:58 PM

    It’s funny how quick Jet fans get offended. All Tisch was saying was the Jets were not the optimal situation for Tebow to walk into. Does some of that blame fall on Tebow? Yes, he made a business move, not a football move and it backfired. Getting all pissy because Tisch stated the obvious doesn’t change the fact that the Jets are a mess right now and the addition of Tebow didn’t help that circus last year. Sorry Jets fans, your still the lil brother..

  70. edwinmoses says: May 13, 2013 8:37 PM

    I thought Elway said that Tebow was “involved” in the process. Nowhere did he say that Tebow actually had a say in where he was going to go. I believe Tebow made that clear as well. Lot’s of short memories on this site. Bronco’s sent him where they believed he would fail so they wouldn’t look bad even if that meant getting slightly less for him.

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