A Different Take on the Tim Tebow Wednesday Comments
By Alan Schechter
Mar 26; Florham Park, NJ, USA; Newly acquired New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow addresses the media at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
There was a lot of talk yesterday about the comments made by other players regarding Tim Tebow. They were talking about his leadership abilities, his work ethic, …etc. A lot of folks interpreted that as the love for Tim Tebow, and everyone forgetting about Mark Sanchez.
Well, if you look at what was said, there may be some other underlying meaning, which I am going to take a look at.
I warn the Tebowmaniacs ahead of time, you aren’t going to like this take.
First let’s talk about what Darrelle Revis said:
“Some people have it. Some guys don’t,” Revis said. “It’s the passion within… of him wanting to be a leader, wanting to win. You see it in him all the time… eating lunch. Walking down the hallway you see it. He’s just one of those guys. He’s very positive. He has passion for what he does and you could see it. You can see it on him when you have a conversation with him. He’s just a leader.”
Here is the quote from guard Matt Slauson:
“You can tell… He’s a very passionate guy,” left guard Matt Slauson said. “He works extremely hard. Everything he does, he does a 100 percent. So he’s a lot of fun to watch in the weightroom.
Later on, Bart Scott as he was telling everyone he was not going to talk at voluntary workouts, added “I love Tim Tebow”.
Now, instead of looking at what was said, let’s talk about what wasn’t said. Did anyone notice what none of these guys said? Nobody talked about his abilities as a quarterback! What did they say? He’s a great leader. He’s fun to watch in the weight room. He’s passionate.
Nowhere do you hear, he’s underrated as a passer. His passing ability is better than anyone thought.
Revis talked about that he “makes plays”, but that is the closest that anybody got. Nobody directly addressed his abilities as an actual quarterback.
Maybe it’s because nobody is going to admit that he’s not a good quarterback. He’s got all the intangibles in the world, but he is just not that good a quarterback.
Maybe I am reading into it, maybe not. It’s just food for thought.
You all know what I think. If I am right about the hidden admission, the players are then right as well.
He’s just not that good of a quarterback.