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Tim Tebow and the “it” factor

Most of my regular readers know that I’m a Tim Tebow fanatic. (A former hater who turned into a huge fan.)

I’ve avoided writing about a hundred posts the past four or five days since the Jets released him, primarily because most of my blog readers could give two shits about him.

So, here’s my one and only post on the matter, and I’ll keep it super short.

Here’s the case for why an NFL team should pick him up. (Nice and short.)

One great line from that video is this: “I’ve seen a lot of beautiful throwers, who can’t win.”

And here’s the best summary I’ve seen of his career, if you’re interested. How Tim Tebow Transformed from College Stud to NFL Dud.

Finally, for new readers or people just stopping by, let me be clear: I’m not one of Tim Tebow’s religious fanatical fans.

There. That’s it. I’ll try to hold down my continued fascination with the guy.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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Almost no good news for Tim Tebow fanatics

Things are darker than hell in Tim Tebow land right now, and I haven’t seen a positive article about him in weeks. (Yes, I have a google search set on him, and no, that doesn’t make me gay. Or, does it?)

But finally yesterday my daily alert came up with something other than his Christian values or lack thereof, depending on where you stood regarding whether he should have spoken at the anti-gay church. He canceled that talk, and was thoroughly ripped from both sides for either caving or still being a Bible-following idiot.

Anyway, here’s the best (and only) news I’ve seen in weeks: Tebow article that’s not about God. (Hope you appreciate my headline…)

Realistically, it seems there’s almost no chance Tebow will start this next year, and very little that he’ll actually even be a QB back-up. And yet, I’m still convinced he’ll be a starter. If not this year, then next.

Why?How can Stan believe something that literally no analyst believes.

No, you moron, I don’t think it has shit to do with Jesus, miracles, or any other Biblical reason. I just still believe he’s absolutely nuts and hardcore crazy about practicing and hard work, and as someone who tries to be the same, I believe that kind of work ethic pays off. (If it doesn’t, someone please tell me. I’d rather stop now and chill than keep up this pace for nothing.)

So, we’ll see. But my bottom line is this: Keep me in the Tim Tebow optimist column. (And, no, before you go there, I’m not one of Tim Tebow’s religious fanatical fans.)

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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Things are dark in Tim Tebow land

For those who don’t know, things are dark in Tim Tebow land.

The team that he had the best chance of landing on says they don’t want him so things are probably as dark as they’ve ever been.

Here’s the best summary article I’ve found: Tebow: ‘I don’t know what my future holds.

And while some say he could end up in the Canadian Football League, even that is being shot down in this article.

I’m still an optimist that he’ll be starting somewhere, but I have absolutely no data I could point to that would prove my point. We’ll just have to see.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give, a book I believe to be worth $10,000.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a success. I seriously couldn’t have done it with everyone’s support. I’m excited to say that Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here). My second novel, Sold Outhas also done well, going as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here.

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Seriously… It’s not Rex Ryan’s fault…

I’ve got a Christmas post I need to get up, but I wanted to get this time sensitive post up first.

It’s now being reported that Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan wants to be fired if his team owner won’t spend a ton of money to revamp the offense.

Interestingly, if you look at the comments to the story above, his quitter mentality isn’t going over very well. But, I’m sure Rex is right. I’m sure Offensive Coordinator Tony Sparano was a great hire — even though Rex didn’t like him.

And I’m sure it was a great idea to offer QB Mark Sanchez a massive, multi-year contract after you doubted him so badly that you went after Peyton Manning.

And I’m sure you were right when you decided your team didn’t need a team captain and was certainly the best team you’ve ever coached, as you said time after time after time — all the way up until just a few weeks ago.

But go ahead. Blame Tebow. Blame the owner. Blame the media. Blame the offense. Blame whomever you choose. We all know what’s really going on here… (And, no, before you go there, I’m not one of Tim Tebow’s religious fanatical fans.)

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give, a book I believe to be worth $10,000.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a success. I seriously couldn’t have done it with everyone’s support. I’m excited to say that Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here). My second novel, Sold Outhas also done well, also, going as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here.

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The best of the Tebow diss reaction

Wow. The Tim Tebow story exploded since my post earlier this morning about him being passed up as starter by third-string quarterback Greg McElroy.

Thankfully, Tebow is finally showing some pride and asking to be traded.

Here’s a round up of some of the best stuff.

  • “Tim Tebow isn’t merely a third-string quarterback on the New York Jets. He has become the symbol of dysfunction for an entire organization, the official mascot of Chaos, Inc. Here is the most popular athlete in the sport, according to many polls, and the Jets this season have benched him, misused him, humiliated him. They gave up too much material for him, a pair of draft choices. They paid him too much money, with a cap hit over $3 million. … This is about lack of respect. Ryan might have spared Tebow a bit of degradation by saying the former college star was still a bit off his game due to the rib injuries. Instead, Ryan said Tebow was just fine, thank you.” — Filip Bondy with the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
  • “Tebow waited patiently all season, never making a fuss about his lack of playing time. Man, did the Jets sell him a bill of goods or what? Only the Jets could bench the starting QB and upset the backup.” — Rich Cimini on ESPN
  • Cindy Boren trashes Tebow pretty much throughout her article and suggests he go to the CFL.
  • “Tebow was clearly agitated by the decision to start McElroy. After all, he had been the No. 2 quarterback for most of the season, though it now seems that was only so he could be in uniform to run the Wildcat plays and serve as the personal punt protector while McElroy was inactive. Now, it appears he was always the third-string quarterback in Ryan’s mind – or at least dropped to that depth at some point, perhaps after McElroy led a comeback victory over the Arizona Cardinals.” — Mike Garafolo for USA Today
  • And finally this, which I truly believe: “Here’s the irony: Given the chance, Tebow is probably Ryan’s type of quarterback. From the moment he took this job, Ryan indicated he just wanted someone back there who could manage a game and keep down the number of turnovers. Tebow might be able do that for the Jets, though we’ll never know now. It would have been fun to find out, to give Tebow a shot. It would have given Jet fans a reason to come to the game on Sunday, sit through the chill and renew their season tickets. Instead, they get McElroy, who will play-fake and hand off artfully without raising anyone’s pulse rate. Ryan wouldn’t even say on Tuesday whether he intended to activate Tebow for the game.” — Filip Bondy with the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

As most know, Tebow nearly mastered avoiding turnovers and managing tight games while in Denver, and it’s beyond shocking to me that Ryan didn’t use him to create the kind of smash-mouth, running team that Ryan typically loves.

In my mind, it’s Rex’s loss, while probably a majority of the country thinks Tebow won’t make it as a starter anywhere. Guess we’ll just have to see, but I’m not counting him out. He’s a fan darling and there are a bunch of really bad and average quarterbacks in the NFL right now.

(And, no, before you go there, I’m not one of Tim Tebow’s religious fanatical fans.)

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give, a book I believe to be worth $10,000.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a success. I seriously couldn’t have done it with everyone’s support. I’m excited to say that Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here). My second novel, Sold Outhas also done well, also, going as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here.

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Tim Tebow’s history of being slighted and wronged continues

I’ve been pulling my hair out over the Tim Tebow situation for weeks, and I thought nothing would top the embarrassing, ridiculous Jets loss on Monday night. (Yeah, that one. The one where Sanchez threw four interceptions and was at least 50 percent responsible for a fumbled snap.)

But then the Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan announced his starter for this week and I realized I was wrong, yet again.

Ryan will start Greg McElroy, his third-string quarterback. Tim Tebow, his second-string quarterback, apparently had his one shot with a single, three-down series he got during Monday night’s game.

I really don’t know where to start. I could rail about how unfair this is to Tebow, given how many games Sanchez had to try to make it work.

I could rail about how bad Sanchez has been, but that would be unfair, as well. I saw clearly on Monday, while Sanchez was playing pretty strong, how disruptive putting Tebow in both looked and proved. Other former quarterbacks have commented on this, as well, saying it disrupts your rhythm and confidence.

But ultimately this comes down to Rex Ryan. He has gone from being what I thought was a pretty good coach to coming off looking like an absolute idiot. He admitted after Monday’s game that he only put Tebow in when he did because that was planned prior to the game, meaning he ignored how Sanchez was playing and how the tempo of the game was going and just executed an arbitrary decision.

He further ignored how bad Sanchez was playing after that series, and after interception and interception and interception, he still didn’t making a quarterback change — and literally, the entire Jets season, and possibly his job, was on the line.

Now, he’s going to start a QB that, as The New York Times reporter Zach Schonbrun said, has thrown seven career passes. Yes, you read that right. Rex Ryan is going to start Greg McElroy, a QB who has thrown seven career passes. He will overlook and not start Tim Tebow, a QB who won eight games with the Broncos, including a playoff game against the tough Pittsburgh Steelers.

Now, there’s a chance that Tebow doesn’t know the system. That he’s been learning this stupid Wildcat stuff and McElroy literally knows the system better. Perhaps that’s the case. I would give Rex Ryan the benefit of the doubt on this, but he no longer rates my benefit of the doubt.

He has shown gross ineptitude and incompetence, and his team has gone from playing in two AFC Championship Games his first two years to going 8-8 last year and ending this year with a non-winning record. This downhill trend certainly implies Rex was given a team that he’s run into the ground. Maybe that’s not the case, but a track record is a track record. And you have to wonder whey in the world he even wanted to bring Tebow in for this year, given how the year has gone down. Did he not think there would be a media storm? Could he be holding this against Tebow?

Either way, it appears Tim Tebow’s history of being slighted and wronged will continue. (And, no, before you go there, I’m not one of Tim Tebow’s religious fanatical fans.)

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a success. I seriously couldn’t have done it with everyone’s support. I’m excited to say that Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here). My second novel, Sold Outhas also done well, also, going as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here.

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More ‘terrible’ than Tebow? The Jets

I didn’t think this was possible, but the Jets situation has gotten worse.

A bunch of players have come out and said Tim Tebow wasn’t an option as starter, and that he was “terrible” at QB in practice. Here’s a column about it, which defends Tebow.

Honestly, it’s almost painful to watch what Tebow is going through. He’s on a bad team, in a terrible locker room.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a success. I seriously couldn’t have done it with everyone’s support. I’m excited to say that Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here). My second novel, Sold Outhas also done well, also, going as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here.

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