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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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primeminister03
Mar. 22nd, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
I agree. It honestly, makes no sense. I am a Phins fan, so I know my opinion won't be the most prized on this list, :) but, I wanted Tebow to go to Miami. I like the guy as a player and I like his heart. I don't have a problem with him. At least the Jets are acquiring SOMEONE. Miami is giving me a headache. They have NO QB signed as of yet. this just speaks of disaster for the phins. I would definitely take Tebow over their current situation.
antinomic
Mar. 22nd, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
But, but: George, God is on his side!

And less facetiously, I do believe he brings out the best in his teammates. Hard to measure, I grant you. At least his antics are amusing.
scriptbabe
Mar. 22nd, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
Alleluia
Doesn't this just make it even more like a religion, George? Just let me know Brother Martin when I need to come over and testify. :)

When I heard the news my first thought was -- George will be appalled.

Melinda
Kevin Gates
Mar. 22nd, 2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
Sorry George, This is the worst news you could have heard
Time to focus on the Giants George, because the Jets are going to be a drama filled, losing season mess next year. Tebow is poison for Sanchez and the team. What kind of drugs is management taking? Mike DeVito's comment about being excited for having someone in the locker room who shares the same faith shows how an already split locker room is going to become complete chaos. Add to that Tebow saying he wants to push Sanchez to `get better' is ridiculous. Who the hell do you think you are Tebow? Montana? I also like his comment of how he will do his best, no matter what his role is. Bottom line, all QBs have egos, all of them want to be the starter. So there's your drama on the field. They should turn the Jets into a reality show. The Real Housewives of the NFL. It is too bad too, because the Jets are losing their cool factor and appeal very quickly with this. A shame. Namath has this right....It's a publicity stunt and they don't know what they are doing. Sorry George, I feel for you and all Jets fans on this one. At least you have the Giants!
dizzy34
Mar. 22nd, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
The joke could still be on the Broncos when all is said and done. They paided THAT much money for a 36 year old quarterback that's had 4 neck surgeries in one year. I know it's Payton Manning and all but everyone gets old and unless your name is Elway or Unitas you don't win the superbowl past the age of 36. Say what you want about Tebow but that team did rally around him last year.

Edited at 2012-03-22 04:22 pm (UTC)
shardm
Mar. 22nd, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
Crap, you're a Jets fan? Sad day.

Signed,
10 year fan & hardcore Patriot
vonderahek
Mar. 23rd, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
Very funny
I don't follow football (more of a Basketball kind of guy) but since I do check in here once in a while and have got a feel for things, I expect that even if Tebow walked on water (no pun intended) on the field, GRRM and a lots of his ardent followers would hate him. And I know why, so it's very funny to me.
Eric Weedin
Mar. 23rd, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
Tebow = Melisandre
I picture the two of them as the same. Both in thrall of their god, causing upheaval around them.
mahamine
Mar. 23rd, 2012 08:36 am (UTC)
It's not as bad as you think
He could be a great change-of-pace wildcat QB, and also be really dangerous out of the backfield with Sanchez.

Furthermore, I think he will help to unite the Jets, like he has done for every other team he has played on, as opposed to causing further divisions.
winterwarrior
Mar. 23rd, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
Tebow
New Yorkers will eat Tebow for breakfast and spit him out for lunch. That religious schtick will not fly in New York, Tebow should have gone south. What were the Jets thinking? (posted by a die hard Chicago Bears fan)
nycfalconess
Mar. 23rd, 2012 02:04 pm (UTC)
TEBOW - ON NO!!!!
Mr. Martin, agree with you 110%! I would think Mr. Tebow, with his high ideals and all, wouldn't want to be in NYC . . . unless he thinks it is a good opportunity for "missionary work" among us heathens.

Will be interesting to see how the 2012-13 season shakes out. Personally I am not to worried, Tebow IMPO isn't all that good and he won't last here.

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.
onyxstraten
Mar. 24th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
Typical Woody Johnson-era Jets. They did the same thing after the Giants won Super Bowl XLII. Instead of taking steps to improve the team in the areas they needed to, they sign Brett Favre and become a laughingstock.

Their little brother inferiority complex when it comes to the Giants is unreal. Of course I'm a Giants fan and I HATE the Woody Johnson Jets so this is all very amusing to me. But I feel for the Jets fans who are watching their team's owner and GM systematically destroy what actually works for the team and ignore the obvious problems in their pursuit of celebrity and buzz.
Scott Ruplin
Mar. 24th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
don't worry
The Big Apple will win Tim over - soon he'll be drinking and wenching like Broadway Joe himself :-)

I guess they want to pressure Sanchez so Sanch knows he's got competition. That usually does not work.
Jessica Berry
Mar. 24th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
Tim Tebow
I don't understand why people who preach so much tolerance have little for people such as Tim Tebow. He professes he is a Christian. So what? Others profess they are drug addicted idiots with every word that comes out of their mouths and the sheep blather about them being heros and idols for their children.
Get over it. Tebow hasn't knocked up anyone lately or shot someone in a nightclub or got hauled in for a positive drug test and it seems like he is attacked for having different outlook on life. Grow up.
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