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No, No, No

I was drinking my morning coffee when the headline flashed across the bottom of the screen. That sound you heard was me choking and sputtering.

My Jets have given up two perfectly good draft picks for Tim Tebow, the worst quarterback in the National Football League.

Gak.

What the hell are they thinking over there at Gang Green central?

Mark Sanchez is not, as yet, Eli Manning, but he is a talented quarterback with a good arm and he completes more than fifty per cent of his passes, none of which can be said for Tebow. The last thing he needs is a stadium full of Timomaniacs screaming for Tebow every time a pass falls incomplete. The divisions in the Jets locker room last season were well documented. THis is just going to make those problems a thousand times worse.

Nor do I think that Tebow's conspicuous piety will play well in the Big Apple. This is the city that once embraced Broadway Joe. Tebow would fit better in... well, if Branson, Missouri had an NFL team, that would be a perfect fit.

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abrantes
Mar. 23rd, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Far too much ado about nothing.
Without getting into Tebow's or Sanchez's accomplishments, let's be frank. After three full seasons as the starter, if Sanchez truly doesn't have the confidence and mental fortitude to deal with Tebow as his backup and the pressure that entails, he isn't cut out to be a starting NFL quarterback. That's the bottom line that must be understood. One cannot worry about how this will affect poor Sanchez's psyche, because if he's made of the right stuff, it shouldn't.

Further, don't buy into the media hype. I've yet to hear Tebow complaining about locker room environments, or teammates complaining about Tebow's piety in the context of the team. He seems to handle it just fine. New York isn't unique.

The most alarming part of this trade is that there's this much outrage. It's a trade involving a 4th-round pick and a backup QB.

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