Well looks like Tim Tebow is back in the media again. This time the storm is insatiable. I personally tip my hat to Bill Belechik for taking a chance on a guy that has never stopped proving his critics wrong time and time again.
Tim, like many of the great quarterbacks that preceded him, has suffered from a few failures here and there. But for all those who like to focus on Tim’s negatives, I would say that his successes in the NFL have more than outweighed his shortcomings.
For all you Tebow novices out there, here is a brief summary of his NFL career:
When given the chance Tebow, took a 1-4 Bronco’s team to the second round of the playoffs and lost to the very same team that he now plays for. (Oh, the sweet irony!)
If you’re still hell-bent on criticizing Tebow, allow me to suggest checking out his wiki page for his accomplishments. It’s nothing less than amazing:
So what is up with all the media hype around Mr. Tim Tebow? Particularly, why all the negative publicity from the press? Here is only one small example from a Yahoo Sports AP reporter:
Yahoo Sports, by Howard Ulman (AP Sports writer) June 11 2013
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tim Tebow finally has a new team.
The New England Patriots announced the signing of the polarizing quarterback with the poor throwing motion on Tuesday, six weeks after he was cut by the New York Jets and just in time for the start of the three-day minicamp that runs through Thursday.
Personally, when I read this type of extreme media bias, I have to ask myself, what exactly did Tebow do to this person? Did he murder one of Mr. Ulman’s family members?
The Yahoo writer suggests that Tebow is polarizing. He’s only polarizing to 5% of the population. So, who is in that 5%? The Atheists. So, my question to Mr. Ulman: Are you that Atheist that is offended by Tim? Why is there such disdain for this player?
Reporters even go as far as asking players from other teams about their thoughts on Tebow, in hopes that they get a negative reply. If they do, it’s front-page sports news. If they get a positive answer, it’s buried somewhere in the back pages or it’s not reported at all. If you find anything positive, I suggest you go and play the lotto.
So lets analyze Tebow’s skill set that all these reporters know so much about.
It has been said that he has bad throwing mechanics and stares down receivers. THAT IS IT!!!
Lets also keep in mind that Tim, never really had an ideal coaching situation to grow in the NFL like most of his colleagues had.
Yet, the mainstream media seems to be chomping at the bit to crush any chance of Tebow, having a successful career.
Throwing mechanics can be corrected. Remember those mechanics got him through a successful college career. Even the bad habit of staring down receivers can also be corrected. Not everyone was born a Peyton Manning—even Peyton Manning himself!
Let’s not forget other great quarterbacks who were once known for their poor throwing mechanics. When Dan Marino was at Pitt, they constantly criticized his throwing motion. Terry Bradshaw was another player that sharpened his technique over time and proper coaching. Both of these athletes had a chance to grow and be groomed by the NFL elite. In Tebow’s defense: He never had this same luxury. Don’t say Elway did, he wanted him gone from day one.
When Tebow played for the Broncos he was successful, showing leadership and improvement. When quarterbacking for New York, he wasn’t played AT ALL. So, in reality, Tebow was only given one starting chance in the NFL. Look what he did. Lets face it, time and time again other players have proved that skill is not the most important attribute in selecting or training a player. Certain things can’t be taught, like intelligence, toughness, character and the will to win. How many first round busts have we seen? They were all great athletes who were missing the aforementioned Tebow skill set.
Even with all of this negative publicity, Tebow still took his team from a 1-4 record to a playoff win. Isn’t the game all about winning? Last time I checked the “W” is all that matters. Oh yeah I forgot he got lucky going 8-5 with overtime and 4th quarter wins.
From what I can see, Tebow seems to get along with most of his teammates. If one happens to not like him, Tebow declines speaking negative about them when confronted by who else, the media.
He is a tireless and hard working player with an intense desire to win and is tough as nails, playing football games with broken ribs and on other occasions, broken bones. He also commits his downtime to doing charity work and has never been arrested for anything or saying anything bad about anyone. Whenever I see him speak, Tim is cordial and friendly with the media and presents himself to be an intelligent and polite role model as well.
So it seems Tebow, is guilty of one thing. His famous quote: “I’d like to thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for this opportunity.” That’s it.
In the end, if you believe in God you have to believe there is a devil. You can’t have one without the other.
Tebow represents God in a good way and a positive light and the devil hates it. Why else would a anyone berate or criticize Tebow the way that the media has attacked him?
Evil can present itself in many ways. After all, wasn’t satan himself called “The angel of light” in the Bible? The gross dislike that so many broadcasters have for Tebow, has got to make you wonder what drives their irrational hatred.
“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. I ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” John 15: 18-19.
If you never read the Bible and listen to what the media and all the celebrities say about God, that is a slippery slope to ride. When the time comes and you take your last breath, do you think you can use the excuse, “Well I didn’t know”?
The Bible has been here for over two thousand years and countless people have tried to prove it wrong and have failed. If reading God’s word seems like an overwhelming task, I personally suggest reading the Gospel of John first and when you are done with that move onto Romans.
GOD BLESS and I’d like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Go TEBOW!!!
Author: John Turk