It’s been a brutal couple of weeks for Tim Tebow.
First, there was the announcement by Rex Ryan that Tim Tebow would work only work with Jets backups in minicamp — he did get two plays with the starters, but this was brutal news for sure.
Second, you had the former New England Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi tell Tim Tebow that he needed to shut up. Quit giving interviews and making the news. Tebow responded with typical class, saying he respected Bruschi and that he only did what he was told.
Third, you had the article that states Tebow’s flawed mechanics have been so drilled into his muscle memory, that he’ll never be able to change them. This article got quoted by several analysts and became the conversation for several days. Asked about it, Tebow said one can always improve by practicing the correct motion over and over.
Finally, today an article published that’s being shared at a record pace. It destroys Tim Tebow probably better than any article I’ve seen. And it cements the fact that Mark Sanchez should remain for good the starting QB of the Jets.
Incredibly, it even claims that Tebow looks so bad in practice that if he didn’t have the number 15 on his jersey, he would have been cut. And it dismisses the prior season’s wins by saying the Denver Broncos got lucky in almost every one of their losses.
There are numerous counters to this article I could state, including most obviously that so many games have missed tackles or field goals. Thus, by the writer’s reasoning, perhaps nearly every close win by any team is luck?
But back to the point, things are probably darker than they’ve ever been if you’re a Tebow fanatic. The media spin has clearly tilted against him and toward Mark Sanchez. (And for those who don’t know… No, I’m not one of Tim Tebow’s religious fanatical fans.)
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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