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Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) passes the ball before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Time to Leave Former Jets' QB Tim Tebow Alone

I write this not as a referendum on Tim Tebow’s ability. Everyone who reads this blog knows exactly how I feel in this regard. That isn’t the point here. Nor is the point being whether or not he should continue moving forward as a quarterback in this league. No matter how you or I feel about this matter, Tim Tebow is his own independent man. Even if we don’t agree with him, it still is an admirable trait to stick to your guns in the face of all else.

The point is, the media is now getting on his case dropping rumors coming from Tebow’s “camp”, or his supporters if you aren’t familiar with the term. What did we here last week? “Tebow’s camp is admitting that his run is over”, we hear that the players, former and current, are very down on his ability.

Opposite reports come out, saying that his “camp”, would not be admitting that Tebow is giving up his career at quarterback. The reports now say he has no intention of leaving the team, thus getting everyone talking about whether or not he should be listening, and changing positions. The Arena League wants him, maybe he should go play there. It certainly would teach him to make quicker decisions.

Or, is it time to change positions? So many scouts have said there would be interest in him if he would open his mind to the possibility of other positions.

And then, the pressure gets to him. Tim will be answering questions like this ever day, until here Tim leaves the support to the rest of the roster, or he retires.

So the situation is, Tim Tebow is not on a roster, but still gets criticized for every move he makes. He goes somewhere else, and causes trouble, Criticize him for that. If makes a move that appears to be selfish, he will be grounded to the turf by half of the NFL fan base.

You may not like Tim Tebow as a football player, as I don’t. However, there is no reason to not like him as a person. He is gone from the Jets now, out of our purview. It’s time for the mainstream media to leave him alone. Let him go about his business, and make the decision that will serve him, in his opinion, the best.

Otherwise, who’s the circus now, Rich Cimini and company.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    i have not hidden my disdain for any and all things espn. this is not another exclusive. they are certainly a major contributor to the circus atmosphere created by the media but i don’t think dick cimini is near innocent. i personally, don’t know dick. i have mentioned on rare occason when i read something insightful from him such as his B+ grade on our last draft while most of espn questioned our picks. unfortunately any insight he shows is quickly forgotten when he writes articles about who gets tebow’s old number this year. who cares? write something relevant. but dick is not alone in this regard. i imagine espn gives them a quota on how much they must write or maybe pays them by the word, something stupid like that which guarantees moronic drivel rather than insightful commentary. this lack of insight runs over to all areas of espn ny’s blogs. the last time i read their yankee blog, the writer, i believe it was andrew what’s-his-name but it really doesn’t matter which numbskull wrote it, had a column regarding highly-regarded minor leaguer mark montgomery who is known for his ridiculously high k/9 ratio which at the time was above 14! the world-wide leader-of-sports writer compared him to david robertson, a common comparison, but not due to the rare and unusually high k/9 ratio they both have but due to the fact that they both throw sliders! half of baseball throws sliders! how many people strike out more than ten batters per nine innings? yeah, they’re similar because they both wear on ny on their cap. another exclusive from the world wide leader in circus coverage. espn, the wwf of sports reporting.

    • TheJetPress

      Very true Matr. It’s hard to get excited about anything they do over there in any sport. What are we gonna do? Every one is entitled to their opinions.