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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.


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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Mar. 25th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
Dragons, Tebow, Fine Ale, & Proximity
Greetings George!
I hope this finds you well and not entirely nutty. This email is some years in the formulation, but I haven't figured a way to connect with you until now (D'ope!) I'm a fan (yadda yadda) of Ice & Fire, and as it happens, a resident of Santa Fe. I'd love to get together with you to share a beer and talk fooball, but a) we're both insanely busy (with no clear sign of abatement in sight), and b) I'm a Patriots fan, born & bred. That doesn't make me the enemy, I'm actually a fairly decent fellow... heh.
So while I try to avoid news at all costs, I take it where it comes, so yours was the 1st news I'd heard about T-Bow. My first thought, besides "BWahahhhhahHHAhahahaa", was that if he ever grows into his jersey a bit, he has some promise. That is to say, I felt a good vibe, on the Jets' behalf, which is kind of new to me.

While Santa Fe's a pretty small town, I haven't run into you yet, though we came close once, last summer. At the int. of Cerrillos & Zafarano, I yelled across to you, with Paris in yer little red bug, but a massive pick'emup truck pulled betwixt us. Ah, my brushes with fame.
So on the chance you'd like to share a brew, or just tell me to gotahell for supporting a team without parallel, I can be reached @ 470-6462.

All the best, Peace, productivity, proclivity, Ken.

Ken Rugg
Gavin Collier & Co.
815 Early St., Suite E
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Mar. 25th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
I have to stay positive! If used the right way, h-back, tight end, decoy, some wildcat, all with Sanchez on the field, he can be dangerous!! Winning games is what it is all about. If the jets do that with the ways I mentioned, the media that is killing gang green will have all predicted this all along. Tebow is not a good QB, but he is a really good athlete. I would have liked it better if we signed Mario Williams, but we can't have everything. Good luck next week, let's kick some butt with the ratings. Gerard
Michael Sileno
Mar. 25th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
Amen to your post
As a lifelong Jets fan, nothing is more disheartening than all the new Jets fans jumping on our bandwagon due to Tebow's cult. I will not stand for all the drama and highlighting this guy all day long by the media and his wacko fans. That's too much to put up with for a sub par QB. Anyone who thinks he is a better football player than Sanchez does not know anything about the game. My beef is not about character. We all know he does SOME good things in his life. Big deal. That should be something we all commonly do. A lot of players in the league do great things outside of their profession, which is great but we rarely hear about them and what they do. It is all about the Tim Tebow show. I turn it off instead of tuning in.
Alex Boyle
Mar. 27th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
We needed a better line and faster, younger wide outs. Old guys like Plax could not get separation with Sanchez doing a three step drop. If Tebow is used as a slash or flea flicker/runner, fine, but the line remains a weakness. Peyton Manning (with a healthy neck) or Jaime Lannister (with both hands) could not play QB behind a porous line and expect to live.
Apr. 2nd, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Sigh. This is a disappointing blog entry from a writer whose work I have enjoyed reading and re-reading. Admittedly, I am a University of Florida alumnus, both undergraduate and graduate degrees, but I try to look at these things objectively.

I agree that Tim Tebow is not the best professional quarterback in the NFL, nor is he likely to ever be an elite quarterback. But guess what . . . there are very few elite quarterbacks out there in the league. That's what makes them elite. But can he be an effective backup? Can he make Mark Sanchez better through competition? Probably.

I cannot believe that any fan would not want to have Tebow on their team for the right price and in the right situation, especially given the fact that he is a leader, a role model for good behavior, and has talent worthy of a roster spot. It seems to me that leadership and good behavior is something that the Jets desperately need, so I wonder why Jets fans would not at least applaud ownership for trying to correct that problem. Further, Tebow himself has accepted the role that he is to perform as a backup and running the "Wildcat" offense.

Is it Tebow's fault that the media creates the hype? Sorry, I don't see how his behavior and actions have done anything to contribute to the feeding frenzy. He has said and done all the right things both before and after becoming a New York Jet. And while I do not condone false piety, and I am not religious, I can respect those persons for whom faith is an integral part of their lives.
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