First, we’ve got more absurd focus on practices.
Tim Tebow threw a sweet 50-yard pass, with “nice touch,” but apparently held the ball too long a couple times and appeared “tentative.” (I’m sure that had nothing to do with the two interceptions he threw in the last open practice, which made major headlines for days…)
And with this thought in mind, I ask again… Can you ever remember even a major starter having his receptions or interceptions reported on such as is currently being done with Tim Tebow? Especially as major news on the front page of ESPN and Sports Illustrated?
Ever heard of Peyton Manning or Tom Brady or Drew Brees throwing an interception in practice? Me neither. Maybe comments such as “He didn’t look sharp,” or, “The team isn’t operating cohesively yet.”
Anyway, moving on, we’ve got more Tebow news from Mark Sanchez, who opened up about him. (Good, quick read if you’re interested.)
While we’re talking about Mark Sanchez, let me throw my two cents in about him.
First, I think it was unfair he was called Mark “Sanchise” when he first arrived on the scene, and that he was coddled so much. It wasn’t fair to him to know he was the starter no matter what.
How could anyone push themselves to the extreme knowing their job was safe?
Thus, it comes as no surprise to me that he arrived to camp in better shape and throwing sharper. Competition is a beautiful thing.
Now, whether he can hold off Tebow is the larger question. You guys know my answer, though I’ve never written it: Not a chance.
(And for those who don’t know… No, I’m not one of Tim Tebow’s religious fanatical fans.)