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Tebow doesn’t play, but says that’s OK

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Last week, Tim Tebow had about as bad a preseason game as it’s possible to play. But this week may have been even worse for Tebow’s chances of making the Patriots’ 53-man roster, as Tebow never got on the field.

Tebow said afterward, however, that he’s fine with how everything is going in his quest to make the team.

“I’m a blessed individual,” Tebow said, via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. “Happy to be here, and whatever I’m asked to do, I’m going to do.”

Tebow said that even if he’s on the sideline, he’s doing all he can.

“You just prepare, and what you are asked to do, you do it 100 percent with everything you have,” he said. “You want everything to go well, but it’s not. There are going to be ups and downs. That’s what life is, and you’ve just got to handle them as best as you possibly can.”

The few fans who remained at Ford Field late in the Lions’ 40-9 win over the Patriots chanted Tebow’s name and booed when the Patriots continued sending Ryan Mallett, rather than Tebow, onto the field. The fans were disappointed, even if Tebow was not.

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  1. nananatman says: Aug 23, 2013 7:21 AM

    40-9, sounds like everybody had Tebow’s preseason game.

  2. spedman24 says: Aug 23, 2013 7:23 AM

    Welcome to our world Pats fans…..hahahahahahaha

  3. rahavort says: Aug 23, 2013 7:26 AM

    He has a great work ethic and attitude…but I really don’t see him being a Patriot for too much longer, not if he’ll be playing as a QB that’s for sure. His throwing mechanics are way off and if Brady and Belichick can’t fix that nobody can. Somebody that jacked shouldn’t be throwing a football, they should be a HB

  4. andybutters says: Aug 23, 2013 7:27 AM

    Pats are 2-0 this year when Tebow plays…

  5. pondbridge says: Aug 23, 2013 7:27 AM

    This is the second-to-last Tebow NFL story ever. One more.

  6. footballfan58 says: Aug 23, 2013 7:33 AM

    Such a great guy with a positive attitude. Not a mean, arrogant bone in his body. I just don’t understand all the hate thrown at him. Glad Belichick is giving him a chance to polish his football skills. As a Pat’s fan and from a football standpoint, I do think he’s the worse QB ever, but I hope he is able to shine in some position. I like you Tim Tebow!!!

  7. obmig says: Aug 23, 2013 7:37 AM

    Remember when all those people thought he was going to be their te?

  8. nationalmediacansuckit says: Aug 23, 2013 7:38 AM

    Yeah this guy would make perfect QB in Jax. Riiiiiiiiiight. Still can’t throw. Nothing to see here. Keep it moving

  9. coachkilla6 says: Aug 23, 2013 7:49 AM

    After watching last nights horror show, the Pats don’t need a “blessed individual”. They need some talented team members. Tebow isn’t one of them. They’ll be fine without him going forward.

  10. firestarter0728 says: Aug 23, 2013 7:50 AM

    Looks like Tebow’s not much of a competitor either, in addition to not having the skills to play QB.

    “Happy to be here”. I wonder how his teammates like playing with someone with that attitude? He needs to be embarrassed and angry at the way he’s been playing, and use that as motivation to improve. Put down the bible and pick up a playbook for once.

    This guy’s dumb and blind fans are going to be very disappointed when his NFL “career” mercifully comes to an end in the next week or so.

  11. tommysaint1 says: Aug 23, 2013 7:51 AM

    The NFL experiment is coming to an end…It’s all good Teebs, you had some fun, won a playoff game, and made some money.

  12. sbmcintosh36 says: Aug 23, 2013 7:58 AM

    Rex still not putting him on the field that guy should be fired! !

  13. cuda1234 says: Aug 23, 2013 7:58 AM

    Such a great guy with a positive attitude
    ——————–
    How do you figure? Both the Florida High School Athletic Association and the NCAA have passed “tebow rules” to prevent future kids from doing what Timmy did while he was there. He parades around in his underwear for money. He charges appearance fees for some of his charity work. He undermines teammates and divides lockerrooms and he tramples anyone who dares come between him and a microphone or tv camera.

    What you like is the Tebow Urban Legend perpetuated by the media, mostly devoid of truth.

  14. mrnick66 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:01 AM

    hey i did not play last night either and that’s ok by me….of course i am not trying to make the pat’s roster . move on to the next phase of your life tim!!!!!

  15. southsidesteve86 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:08 AM

    New York Jets part deuce.

  16. alexb1234 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:08 AM

    If tebow doesnt make the patriots the apologists will somehow find a way to blame it on the jets

  17. seabreezes51 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:09 AM

    I don’t think Tebow is going to be long in the league. If he wanted to stick he would have attempted another position. Plenty of other college QB’s took that approaching and made it. It’s pretty clear Tebow wants to be cut so he can claim he tried to the end. The reality is that he isn’t really trying to the end and is looking for someone else to “quit” for him.

  18. atlfan31833 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:11 AM

    Steelers thought he couldn’t throw either.

  19. ebr362 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:13 AM

    Cant help but to feel sorry for this guy! I just wish he would wake up and realize his dream of being an NFL QB was realized and is now gone. Time to play another position more suited for his talents. I bet 100 % of us wish we had that NFL problem….

  20. exnavysub says: Aug 23, 2013 8:14 AM

    I like the guy, we need more like him in this world. That being said, I think he has been given a fair opportunity here and let’s face it, he does not deserve to make this roster and probably no other team rosters. He is not NFL QB material.
    I admire his strength to keep at it and to keep trying, but there has to come a moment where he realizes, its just never going to work out.

  21. exnavysub says: Aug 23, 2013 8:18 AM

    I had hoped things would work out, but anyone that thinks he is going to make this team is fooling themselves. He has zero chance. He has had years now to improve his QB ability and his first two pre-season games showed he has not developed much at all.

    I still find it strange to a point, how he could be so good in college yet in the NFL he looks as if he just started throwing a football yesterday. In college, receivers run patterns, the QB gets them the ball. In the NFL same thing but with better talent in your opponents. Yet he just cant do it. I know there is a big difference in college and the pros, but how you can look so good then, yet horrible now still boggles my mind.

  22. crush22 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:19 AM

    nationalmediacansuckit says:
    Aug 23, 2013 7:38 AM
    Yeah this guy would make perfect QB in Jax. Riiiiiiiiiight. Still can’t throw. Nothing to see here. Keep it moving

    __________________________________

    And yet…….still better than what they have now.

  23. ninthwardfriend says: Aug 23, 2013 8:23 AM

    He should become national figure for the homeless or some related field, just not A football field.

  24. chiadam says: Aug 23, 2013 8:29 AM

    He’s probably really excited.

  25. texansdude says: Aug 23, 2013 8:33 AM

    40-9? Are you sure he didn’t play the whole game? On both sides of the ball?

  26. dynaco says: Aug 23, 2013 8:34 AM

    Somewhere Rex is laughing

  27. raiderufan says: Aug 23, 2013 8:38 AM

    Of course he’s ok with it…Mallett might play a full Quarter next week and then the show is Tebows to prove if he can be an adequate #3 or not.

    He better put on a show because 5-19 for 54 yards, a pick and 3 sacks isn’t going to cut it in this offense…or any offense.

  28. floridafootballologist says: Aug 23, 2013 8:38 AM

    Whatever happened to all the talking heads who were saying Belicheat would turn Tebow into a HOF’er?

  29. jwcarlson says: Aug 23, 2013 8:39 AM

    Same QB rating as last week, but truth be told… he played much better in game three of the preseason than game two.

  30. stevent92 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:39 AM

    40-9. Looks like the starters did just fine without him.

  31. skinsrock says: Aug 23, 2013 8:42 AM

    One day the world will say… He sucked as an NFL QB. It’s OK… He will be successful in life… Ministry is his calling. He should skip all forms of football because the other leagues require a QB to pass into tight windows or just pass the ball in general. Although, Tim Tebow International Rugby Star sounds kinda cool.

  32. onlythebest36 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:43 AM

    It was as dress rehearsal for for the real starters and #2 backups. Really not a big deal. He’ll make it even if it’s just as a spiritual adviser.

  33. irkjames says: Aug 23, 2013 8:43 AM

    I’ll never understand people’s fascination/obsession with the idea of Tebow being a “great guy”.

    None of you even know him on a personal level. Since when has that even mattered in football and/or a player’s performance thereof?

    Stahp it.

  34. samapoc says: Aug 23, 2013 8:45 AM

    I went to Tebow’s rival high school in Florida and happened to sit next to him while taking the SATs. I was wearing a shirt from my high school. Tebow asked to borrow a pencil so I lent one to him…and he broke it in half and talked smack to me. Great guy.

  35. dgreenfi says: Aug 23, 2013 8:48 AM

    Now is the time when people remember that the Patriots only carried 2 QB’s last year on the 53 man roster.

  36. cshearing says: Aug 23, 2013 8:48 AM

    Yeah, yeah, he is a saint. Except he blatantly lies to everyone in this very article.

    “…and whatever I’m asked to do, I’m going to do.”

    Except play a position other than QB, of course. That’s not “whatever he can do”. That’s just what he wants to do.

  37. ravanator says: Aug 23, 2013 8:48 AM

    Tim Tebow is such a joke. Guy doesn’t have the talent to be a franchise QB, he obviously has no work ethic becuase he hasn’t improved since college. Patriots are trying so hard to compete with the superior Ravens, they thought if signed Tebow god would be on their side. Move over Jets, Patriots are the new circus in town.

  38. ggreen7 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:49 AM

    I love these football experts who think Tebow’s mechanics are off. His mechanics are fine. He can’t read a defense. Big difference.

  39. melikefootball says: Aug 23, 2013 8:52 AM

    For three years Tebow has done nothing but take up a individuals spot that could actually play in the NFL.. Being a hot shot in college does not mean you will be the same in the NFL. Even the great Belicheat could not find a play for him last night.

  40. grandpoopah says: Aug 23, 2013 9:01 AM

    His Patriots career is dead in the womb. Rimshot!

  41. ytownjoe says: Aug 23, 2013 9:02 AM

    Tim Tebow is a fine and decent human being. A great life story is in his future.

  42. 10kmp says: Aug 23, 2013 9:03 AM

    @footballfan58 says:

    “Such a great guy with a positive attitude. Not a mean, arrogant bone in his body. I just don’t understand all the hate thrown at him”
    —————————————————–
    I agree with you. Seemingly, Tebow doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. I don’t think the issues specific to Tebow, however, are complex. He is, not of his own doing, over publicized/over blown/over… everything. I believe some are tired of the never ending media attention, especially for a player who doesn’t even matter in terms of having an impact in this league. In addition, he wears his religious views on his sleeve and that rubs some people the wrong way. Personally, it matters not to me… but I know of people who dislike him for that reason alone. He’s a guy who gets the attention usually reserved for superstars; Players like Brady, or Manning, or even Romo. The difference being Tebow has done almost nothing in this league yet he garners the same amount of media exposure as does Tom Brady. I think ultimately, those who dislike Tebow find it irritating that a guy who has accomplished next to nothing at the NFL level is an almost constant topic of interest among media/some fans/analysts. Tebow is polarization personified. Polarizing players, when they’ve accomplished something, are going to be loved or hated. Polarizing players who’ve accomplished nothing, well, they’re mostly going to be hated. Not saying it’s fair/right/logical… just the way it is IMO.

  43. bennyb82 says: Aug 23, 2013 9:07 AM

    He didn’t play but his stats improved…

  44. ill42 says: Aug 23, 2013 9:16 AM

    He’ll be cut by Labor Day

  45. bosoxfan15 says: Aug 23, 2013 9:16 AM

    I can’t help but root for this guy to make the team. He is such a positive presence to those around him. This team needs his attitude in the wake of the AH murder case pushing forward.

  46. akhter02 says: Aug 23, 2013 9:29 AM

    I don’t think the Patriots are gonna cut Tebow. I think he’s Belichick’s long-term project. Tebow will be a Kaepernick-caliber QB in 2014.

  47. speedback says: Aug 23, 2013 9:38 AM

    This seems like a classic Belichick trap. Everyone is thinking that Tebow doesnt make the roster and then Belichick drops the Tebow wildcat packge on everyone during the regular season or lines him up at fullback. Im just sayin….

  48. shawnc16 says: Aug 23, 2013 9:40 AM

    So what you’re saying is, he threw for more yards this week ( 0 ) than he did last week ( -1 ).

  49. yamchargers says: Aug 23, 2013 9:46 AM

    I would watch him in the CFL where tickets are $15. Even then its only because he is a great sideshow.

  50. EJ says: Aug 23, 2013 9:53 AM

    The least Belichick could have done was give this kid a drive or two, he’s got nothing to lose. There is no way Tebow ends up on the Roster after seeing him get shunned like that. The team that should have picked him up was Green Bay, Tebow can play a better Kaepernick/Wilson impersonation better than Vince Young can. I feel bad for Tebow, he just wants to play the game.

  51. jack3dsd says: Aug 23, 2013 9:58 AM

    Put him at corner!!

  52. truninerfan49 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:04 AM

    Can you imagine how ugly it would have gotten if Tebow did play?

  53. malvaren18 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:04 AM

    This guy it’s going to be remembered as a one time wonder.

  54. jayniner says: Aug 23, 2013 10:07 AM

    If his name was Trayvon, the president would step in and personally make sure he plays…

  55. ccjcsr says: Aug 23, 2013 10:14 AM

    CFL Bound!

  56. ProDolphinsTalk says: Aug 23, 2013 10:20 AM

    I really like this guy but lets’ he’s running out of chances. It was Tim’s choice to go to the Jets over the Jags and his choice to sign with the NE Patriots as a QB. Newsflash Tim; the Patriots have one of the greatest QB’s of all time which means you have zero chance of getting under center. Tim Tebow is by all accounts a great person and teammate but he’s done in the NFL it seems. His pride won’t allow him to change positions and his skill set won’t allow him to win a starting QB job.

  57. aldante66 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:23 AM

    This is a tough one. The owner personally went out and got Tebow. He liked the religious side of him and wanted someone who could ra ra the team from what I read.
    Now the question, will the owner step in and order Tebow to be on the team?

    I came across a recent article by a scout who was shocked at how Tebows skills have diminished over the years. Its so bad the Jets didn’t use him.

  58. bennyb82 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:29 AM

    Watching Tebow play quarterback is like listening to an Eminem song on the radio. All the good parts are bleeped out.

  59. marcuswelby1 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:43 AM

    Say what you want about him, but I think most Fathers would want a guy like this to marry their daughter.

  60. vikestud says: Aug 23, 2013 10:44 AM

    A QB needs to be able to pass the ball, he flat out sucks at that. Trust me as a Vikings fan I know about QB who cant pass.

  61. bennyb82 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:49 AM

    Tebow needs to go get laid. Only then will he learn about a quick release.

  62. stevejjones says: Aug 23, 2013 10:57 AM

    Supporters/Detractors relax. This is preseason. The Patriots want to evaluate players with their base offense. They have WRs they want to evaluate who need to be catching passes not working the blocks and end-arounds of the read option Tebow would be charged with running. The kids trying to make this team don’t need to prove they can run a Tebow style game, most of them did that stuff in college. It’d be unfair to them to not give them a chance to play with a more traditional pocket passer during their evaluation. I’m convinced Belichick will be far more diabolical in his use of Tebow than Rex Ryan was. Belichick is the kind of guy who would run Tebow in at annoying parts of the game along with Brady just to make his opponent burn a time out trying to figure out what was happening. Tebow stays on the team as 3rd stringer, as a guy who preps the defense for mobile opponents, for PR since he doesn’t kill people, and because they want to see if he can grow. There will be lots of Tebow debates for the forseeable future. He doesn’t cost them any money and he can run. All that stuff is enough to keep him around. They aren’t going to create a circus releasing him. They aren’t going to waiver on their experiment this season.

  63. crappygovernment says: Aug 23, 2013 11:00 AM

    America needs more Tim Tebows and fewer Ryan Brauns. You wouldn’t see the Lord’s QB on PEDs like this shyster!

  64. zukny1 says: Aug 23, 2013 11:02 AM

    Tebow plays best when the pressure is on.. Just ask the steelers!

    You can call him a crappy QB you can say he doesn’t have the skill. Can’t read a defense.. Everything you want. You can say he had a fair chance & his time is up

    But he still took a bottom of the barrel team to the playoffs just a short time ago and never seen the field since.

  65. jayniner says: Aug 23, 2013 11:10 AM

    marcuswelby1 says:
    Aug 23, 2013 10:43 AM

    Say what you want about him, but I think most Fathers would want a guy like this to marry their daughter.

    _______________

    Perfectly stated! (golf clap)

  66. newjerseygiants says: Aug 23, 2013 11:14 AM

    “Tebow said that even if he’s on the sideline, he’s doing all he can.”

    Exactly what would that be Tim?

  67. nflpoker says: Aug 23, 2013 11:16 AM

    It looks like Tebow’s ship is about to set sail out of the NFL.

  68. bigbaldpapahawk says: Aug 23, 2013 11:18 AM

    The people that hate Tebow don’t seem to understand that his stint in the NFL, no matter how long it lasts is a stepping stone to what he really wants to do with his life which is his ministry.

    Sure, he would love to play and continue to use the NFL as a platform for his ministry, but an end to his NFL career won’t hurt him very much.

  69. nyfcat says: Aug 23, 2013 11:22 AM

    Tebow is a great man with a great attitude.

    But we want him to go away because he’s not very good at NFL football and it’s getting old. Blame the media, not Tebow.

  70. rdrs68 says: Aug 23, 2013 11:29 AM

    Yeah Timmy you are blessed. Now go away-bless the true fans of the game with your permanent absence.

  71. nflfan1326 says: Aug 23, 2013 11:32 AM

    @ravanator “superior ravens” Ha!

  72. seauxwhut67 says: Aug 23, 2013 11:34 AM

    Easily his best performance of the season.

  73. armoderate says: Aug 23, 2013 11:39 AM

    I wouldn’t read much into it. Traditionally, the second to last game usually goes to the second string QB and the last game goes to the third string and second string. All I can say is the Patriots were probably planning on keeping two QB’s. They were hoping Mallet would make them comfortable with that decision in this game. Not so much now.

  74. raiderufan says: Aug 23, 2013 11:49 AM

    I don’t want a clown that’s anything like Tim Tebow near one of my Daughters.

    Reason, Logic and Personal Awareness are traits I value largely in the person who would want to be with my daughter. He has none of those.

    I can say that for one obvious reason and the other is his insistence on being a QB when he could be the next devastating Mike Alstott and have a nice long career literally tomorrow if he just accepted reality…but he has a REALLY hard time with that.

  75. ratsfoiledagain says: Aug 23, 2013 11:51 AM

    cuda1234 says: Aug 23, 2013 7:58 AM

    Such a great guy with a positive attitude
    ——————–
    How do you figure? Both the Florida High School Athletic Association and the NCAA have passed “tebow rules” to prevent future kids from doing what Timmy did while he was there. He parades around in his underwear for money. He charges appearance fees for some of his charity work. He undermines teammates and divides lockerrooms and he tramples anyone who dares come between him and a microphone or tv camera.

    What you like is the Tebow Urban Legend perpetuated by the media, mostly devoid of truth.

    **************************
    Please elaborate on said rules, and provide a link for both or I say hogwash!

  76. peytonwantsaflag says: Aug 23, 2013 11:55 AM

    “This guy it’s going to be remembered as a one time wonder.”
    ———————————————

    this guy will most likely go on and accomplish more, and change more lives for the better, than you or all of these anonymous trolls combined.

  77. gisellichek says: Aug 23, 2013 11:55 AM

    I hate preseason… can we start the season already…

    On a roster note… Tebow should (will?) be waived … not one other team will bite on him … and BB call him back to head up the scout team/practice squad…

    Yes … to the haters … Detroit kick butt last night… They won a meaningless game in August… Congrats!!!

  78. bennyb82 says: Aug 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    The Patriots probably should not have Brady take another snap until the season starts. Also, no leaving the house or walking up stairs or driving or cooking. He should probably only be allowed to reach for the tv remote with his left hand. This team without him would probably be very similar to the Colts when they were without Manning.

  79. nicopenelope says: Aug 23, 2013 12:08 PM

    What a self rightgeous jerk….I’m so blessed = I’m so important and special. Yes Tim, if there is a God, he is watching over you more than the people with Aids in Africa.

  80. greenmtnboy31 says: Aug 23, 2013 12:09 PM

    cuda1234 says:
    Aug 23, 2013 7:58 AM
    Such a great guy with a positive attitude
    ——————–
    How do you figure? Both the Florida High School Athletic Association and the NCAA have passed “tebow rules” to prevent future kids from doing what Timmy did while he was there. He parades around in his underwear for money. He charges appearance fees for some of his charity work. He undermines teammates and divides lockerrooms and he tramples anyone who dares come between him and a microphone or tv camera.

    What you like is the Tebow Urban Legend perpetuated by the media, mostly devoid of truth.
    **********************************
    Devoid of truth would pretty much sum up your rant. I wouldn’t use the FHSAA or NCAA as a barometer of what is right and what isn’t. They are both a couple of dishonest organizations that need to be disbanded or don’t you follow the news about the NCAA? The FHSAA is just a little NCAA wannabe, run by a bunch of overpaid, power hungry nitwits.

  81. markchmurasbabysitter says: Aug 23, 2013 12:11 PM

    He may not have the tools to be a successful football player, but he definitely has the tools to be a successful human being. Good luck to Mr. Tebow in his next career move.

  82. granadafan says: Aug 23, 2013 12:17 PM

    “ggreen7 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:49 AM
    I love these football experts who think Tebow’s mechanics are off. His mechanics are fine. He can’t read a defense. Big difference.”
    ===============================================

    Can you say hypocrisy @ggreen7? You blast others for claiming to be experts who comment on his mechanics. Yet you claim to be such an expert as to claim his mechanics are fine but claim it’s his ability to read defenses. What qualifications do YOU have to be able to judge his ability to read defenses? At least with mechanics, you can see how long it takes to release the ball compared to others or see wobbly ducks.

    Perhaps, for Tebow, it’s a combination of the two issues, but you, Mr Anonymous tough guy, cannot sit on your high horse and blast others for making an assessment yet make your own definitive assessment.

  83. tindeaux says: Aug 23, 2013 12:22 PM

    Tebow is still a blessed individual consider the skill set that he has. I’m glad for him. Wishing him good luck!

  84. harrycanyon says: Aug 23, 2013 12:28 PM

    Can someone please point out the accounts from team mates of Tebow saying that is so great to be around. I just don’t see those stories. When you see video of him on the field in practice clips in the nfl, he is always along, listening to his religous music on his headphones. (Maybe he should take those off and listen to the coaching, he needs it more than any other player in his postiton). And show me where all this hard word to improve as NFL QB is. He went to work out with an MMA fighter in the off season last year. QBs don’t need bulk that limits their mechanics. He should have spent that time working with top notch QBs and improving. He didn’t. I just don’t see the greatness of a man, or the hard working individual everyone talks about. I see a guy who is physcially fit, and loves his religion. If he put a fraction of the effort he does promoting everything else in his life, into football. He might just improve. I’m sure the coaches and owners he’s payed for didn’t sign him just to hang around. He got a fair change in training camps, and preseason, and he showed he CAN’T play at this level. And all the TE stuff, can he even catch a ball or block?

    Enough with this dude. You guys who love him, must not really like football if you want him to play on your teams.

  85. tabcdef9 says: Aug 23, 2013 12:32 PM

    How did Tebow get this far with a flawed throwing stroke? Despite all the off-season tutoring he still throws with a chicken wing motion, it’s like the long scenic way to throwing a football; slow, the physics of it is not efficient and puts Tebow immediately at a disadvantage on every passing play. The only other reasonably successful QB who has anything resembling this motion is Cutler, he uses a quicker “short-form” of it tho somewhere between Brady’s and Cutler’s motion. Tebow should’ve learned from watching Brady daily to modify his stroke, and also to stand tall in the pocket rather than crouching down some when throwing and losing inches of visibility and throwing height in the process.

    IMO Tebow’s too lost in the reverie of being “blessed” to be in a situation while not doing the hard work of comparing his mechanics to the (obviously) more successful QB’s around him and grinding out the personal improvements he needs to make the team, get on the field and stay in the lineup. While his Faith sustains him IMO it’s also blinding him to the immediate reality of the context he’s in.

  86. sampsonswag01 says: Aug 23, 2013 12:56 PM

    nicopenelope says:
    Aug 23, 2013 12:08 PM
    What a self rightgeous jerk….I’m so blessed = I’m so important and special. Yes Tim, if there is a God, he is watching over you more than the people with Aids in Africa.

    ——————————————————–

    Sad, sad life you must have to interpret those words in that light. You don’t have to like him but he’s given no reason at all to believe he’s self-righteous. I bet he has more happiness and self-fulfillment coursing through his pinkie than you’ve ever felt in your whole life. You don’t have to like him, agree with him or support……but denigrate him like that only illuminates just how vacuous your own life must be. And that’s a tragedy.

  87. jrs1972 says: Aug 23, 2013 1:30 PM

    Tebow and the entire patriots 2nd team defense should be cut..

    However I will say tebow did pass for more yards by not playing then the week before, so he is showing improvement.

  88. raiderufan says: Aug 23, 2013 1:36 PM

    sampsonswag01 says:
    Aug 23, 2013 12:56 PM
    nicopenelope says:
    Aug 23, 2013 12:08 PM
    What a self rightgeous jerk….I’m so blessed = I’m so important and special. Yes Tim, if there is a God, he is watching over you more than the people with Aids in Africa.

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    Sad, sad life you must have to interpret those words in that light. You don’t have to like him but he’s given no reason at all to believe he’s self-righteous. I bet he has more happiness and self-fulfillment coursing through his pinkie than you’ve ever felt in your whole life. You don’t have to like him, agree with him or support……but denigrate him like that only illuminates just how vacuous your own life must be. And that’s a tragedy.

    So wait a minute, you’re telling me that a person offended by Tebow relentlessly thanking god for his blessings and acting like he has a personal relationship with a being that doesn’t seem to give a damn about the thousand of starving kids or the many many people dying of aids in Africa or any other terrible plight on this world that the being created is living a sad life? A person offended by a lack of caring about others and only caring about ones own blessings is leading a vacuous life? Holy judgemental and anything but humble….

  89. 1historian says: Aug 23, 2013 1:48 PM

    Not long ago the city of Detroit declared bankruptcy. The city is an absolute wreck and is probably one of the most dangerous places in the country to live. The little debacle last night was probably the high point of the year for the citizens of Detroit, so more power to them.

    Last night they won a runaway pre-season game but – did anyone count the number of STUPID penalties they got last night for after-play shenanigans? (Just like last year.)

    Meanwhile back in New England – Belichik is going to have a good week next week because everybody is going to be on pins and needles and will listen to everything he has to say because – the man can coach. He is probably as good as any coach around when it comes to taking advantage of players who have just had their butts handed to them by a bunch of punks.

    Meanwhile – Detroit is STILL bankrupt.

  90. 1historian says: Aug 23, 2013 1:49 PM

    Tebow is a good person and a fine individual and I wish him every success in his future endeavors, which will not include being an NFL QB.

  91. rahavort says: Aug 23, 2013 1:55 PM

    “Tim Tebow is such a joke. Guy doesn’t have the talent to be a franchise QB, he obviously has no work ethic becuase he hasn’t improved since college. Patriots are trying so hard to compete with the superior Ravens, they thought if signed Tebow god would be on their side. Move over Jets, Patriots are the new circus in town.”

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    Haha, yeah, because the Pats really have to compete with the Ravens…

  92. jagtiger says: Aug 23, 2013 2:23 PM

    He’s dumber than dirt. Cut him!

  93. cmdrsmooth says: Aug 23, 2013 2:41 PM

    Belichick just used him. Tebow is better than Mallet.

  94. patsfan51 says: Aug 23, 2013 5:08 PM

    2 – 0 with Tebow playing, 0 – 1 without him. The “Curse of the Bam-Tebow” strikes yet another team! Yes, Pats fans everywhere will be covering our eyes all season long whenever he takes the field. BUT…..he has to play if they’re to have any chance at all of winning.

  95. sillec28 says: Aug 23, 2013 5:28 PM

    I watched every televised game Tim played in college (I live way too far from the Swamp to attend games). And what we saw in the 2nd preseason game looked nothing like the Tim Tebow I saw for 4 years or even the one I saw with the Broncos. I think so many different people have messed around with his “mechanics” so much that when he gets ready to throw a pass he doesn’t worry about the defense, he worries that his elbow isn’t at the right angle to his nose. If some team designed an offense that played to his strengths I think he’d be a very good NFL QB. But of course no team can do that because it would be an offense that only he could run.

  96. nicopenelope says: Aug 23, 2013 5:55 PM

    Hey sampsonswag01,

    Raiderufan gets it and also, I would take your bet if one could measure happieness. :o)

  97. crappygovernment says: Aug 23, 2013 6:48 PM

    Tebow means more to Americans than every anti-Christian shyster and liberal combined!

  98. descendency says: Aug 23, 2013 8:01 PM

    jwcarlson says:
    Aug 23, 2013 8:39 AM
    Same QB rating as last week, but truth be told… he played much better in game three of the preseason than game two.

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    Actually, 0 passes is a 39.6 QBR. To get a 0, you have to do worse than not complete a pass.

  99. drelms says: Aug 23, 2013 8:48 PM

    I have to say since Tim Tebow did not even hit the field in this game, that the Patriots problems are certainly not centered on him.

    He had a couple of snaps that nearly went clear over his head, yet no one seems to remember this when criticizing his play. I’ve watched several games, including the Giants latest, in which Eli overthrew his receiver a couple of times, no ones perfect right?

  100. sampsonswag01 says: Aug 24, 2013 3:31 PM

    So wait a minute, you’re telling me that a person offended by Tebow relentlessly thanking god for his blessings and acting like he has a personal relationship with a being that doesn’t seem to give a damn about the thousand of starving kids or the many many people dying of aids in Africa or any other terrible plight on this world that the being created is living a sad life? A person offended by a lack of caring about others and only caring about ones own blessings is leading a vacuous life? Holy judgemental and anything but humble….

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    The irony of your comment is that your comment only has value IF there is a God. You can’t be offended by the starving kids, the AIDS in Africa and other of life’s sufferings if there actually is no God because then it’s just life happening. But suddenly those events become animated with value , meaning and significance. The mere fact you’re offended by his openness is telling you being at war with God himself…but worse is war with yourself.

    But stop lying to yourself like you really give a crap about the starving kids or AIDS in Africa. The fact is no person understands suffering but no person can ever trump the act of a truly innocent person, and there’s only been one (and, no, it’s not Tebow) who took upon himself voluntarily a life of unimaginable pain and suffering only to be voluntarily tortured at the end ….just for you…so that you would know that suffering is real and God has done something about it. But that’s history you don’t want to hear….which is ironic because “let those that have ears…let them hear.” And ALL of us need to hear it.

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