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CFL’s Alouettes won’t be calling Tebow

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The Montreal Alouettes continue to hold the CFL negotiating rights for quarterback Tim Tebow.  And the Alouettes continue to sound anything but enthused about the prospect of signing him.

“We’ve never had a conversation with him or his representation,” G.M. and interim coach Jim Popp said Monday, via CBC.ca.   “It’s all for talk and there’s nothing there, there’s no substance to it.”

Popp didn’t say the Als would have no interest if Tebow’s camp makes the first move.  Instead, Popp made it clear that his team won’t be making the first move.

“I don’t think they would be ready to do that,” Popp said regarding the chances of Tebow’s camp contacting Montreal. “But if they are . . . I’m sure they’ll call us.”

In April, Popp said that Tebow was welcome to compete to be a backup to Anthony Calvillo, the starter who currently is out with a concussion.  The other quarterbacks currently on the roster are Troy Smith, Josh Neiswander, and Tanner Marsh.  Smith, a Heisman winner like Tebow, has been the odd man out when it comes to replacing Calvillo.

Tebow has said that he plans to continue his dream of playing quarterback in the NFL.  But if the NFL doesn’t want him, the only alternative would be to play in a different league and create tape of something other than Tebow throwing the ball to a wide open patch of green turf — which he did on Thursday night, one snap before throwing a 52-yard touchdown pass.

Tebow’s biggest problem has been consistency.  And it appears that we’ve arrived at a point where NFL teams will be consistently disinterested in a guy who led the Broncos to the final eight less than 20 months ago.

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18 Responses to “CFL’s Alouettes won’t be calling Tebow”
  1. nananatman says: Sep 2, 2013 9:23 PM

    Does Tebow know how much larger the CFL fields are? How much further away the targets are? Just be a TE already man!

  2. themagicman1223 says: Sep 2, 2013 9:24 PM

    I don’t think Tebow’s going to be a good QB in the CFL. He’s not a good thrower, the field is bigger and the league is much more of a passing league than the NFL.

  3. lrical says: Sep 2, 2013 9:38 PM

    Tight end once again. In madden I’m going to change his position

  4. bigdaddy44 says: Sep 2, 2013 9:45 PM

    The record shows it. There is only one thing Tim Tebow has been consistent at ever since he became a starting QB all the way back as a schoolboy in Florida. Winning – everywhere he was given the chance to start. It’s a shame no NFL can use that.

  5. jonevans83 says: Sep 2, 2013 9:48 PM

    1-4 in your last 5 games is leading a team? Pretty sure that’s called backing your way into the playoffs and lucking out when it applies to anyone else.

  6. eagleswin says: Sep 2, 2013 9:50 PM

    But if the NFL doesn’t want him, the only alternative would be to play in a different league and create tape of something other than Tebow throwing the ball to a wide open patch of green turf — which he did on Thursday night, one snap before throwing a 52-yard touchdown pass.

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    Didn’t that TD pass only go 5-10 yards in the air? I didn’t see the pass but i thought it was reported to be a short pass that went for 40+ yards after the catch.

  7. bobulated says: Sep 2, 2013 10:06 PM

    WTF would they keep his rights if they have no interest?

  8. thegonz13 says: Sep 2, 2013 10:18 PM

    No chance he’s coming up here. None. The CFL is a passing league and to succeed you need an arm, which is something Tebow doesn’t have.

    Sorry, Tim. Maybe the Arena League would be interested… that or the Jets.

  9. 4thqtrsaint says: Sep 2, 2013 10:22 PM

    Well what if they suddenly need a Holy Waterboy. They get injured too, ya know.

  10. patsbrat says: Sep 2, 2013 10:58 PM

    Can we declare Friday to be ‘no Tebow posts allowed’ day?

  11. crappygovernment says: Sep 2, 2013 11:24 PM

    Would they try to banish Israel’s favorite athlete to Canada and the CFL? Probably not!

  12. rajbais says: Sep 2, 2013 11:26 PM

    And Allouettes have declared that the writer of this post is a web hit seeker that only picks “low hanging fruit.”

    They also have declared that “low hanging fruit” is the dumbest sounding cliche since “we have no interest in Tim Tebow.”

  13. thetooloftools says: Sep 2, 2013 11:45 PM

    Moon, Flutie, Tebow ?
    It’s not a bad place to keep playing.

  14. stunzeed5 says: Sep 3, 2013 12:06 AM

    He’ll go north to the CFL, but play decent. He won’t humiliate and fail and embarrass himself like Colt Brennan did with my Roughriders! (Get cut before the first preseason game)

  15. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 3, 2013 3:43 AM

    Not that I think Tebow is a great QB but I do believe there are QBs on NFL rosters currently that are not as good as Tebow.

    Look at the Raiders, Jaguars, and Bills just to name a few.

  16. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Sep 3, 2013 8:04 AM

    Quit saying he lead the Broncos to the playoffs. The defense, Matt prater, Marion barber, and the raiders sucking led them to the playoffs.

  17. tylerhartling1 says: Sep 3, 2013 10:45 AM

    I like tebow as a person, but he honestly should play arena football.

  18. cliverush says: Sep 3, 2013 10:47 AM

    Any football fan who attended the Pats practice sessions open to the public would have realized right away that Tim cannot throw the ball well enough to play in any pro league. It was there to see as he attempted to throw in the drills against the Buc’s, he is not able to compete in the National Football League or the Arena League. It seems as though he lost arm strength from two years ago but most telling is his slow release compared to the other QB’s.

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