All He Ever Did Was Win Games


Is Tebowmania over?

Tim Tebow had no impact on the field in his one-and-done season with the Jets, but the collateral damage caused by last year’s ill-conceived and misguided trade has left careers shattered — including his own, which may be irreparably harmed.

Tebow never said anything controversial or did anything wrong, but his presence overwhelmed the organization, left the coaching staff clueless on how to take advantage of his limited skill set and unnerved Mark Sanchez, hardly secure enough to share the locker room with the most popular and polarizing player in the NFL whose character far outdistances his ability as a quarterback.

“It was a disaster,” one source said. “The ramifications and repercussions are unbelievable.”

The Jets endured the chaos with little return for a supremely religious young man who is not a supremely gifted NFL quarterback, a position in which mechanics, instincts, throwing spirals and throwing them accurately are prerequisites for success. He produced 141 yards of offense for the Jets.

“He’s not Otto Graham,” one personnel executive said Monday. “He’s Billy Graham.”

I could care less about Tim Tebow’s religion and politics but he got a raw deal from the Jets.

As a college quarterback Tebow took his team to two national championships and won the Heisman Trophy. Then he got drafted by Denver in 2010. He didn’t play much his first year. During his second season with the Broncos he took over a 1-4 team and led them to the playoffs by winning 7 of their next 11 games. Then against all expectations he led Denver to a victory in their playoff game against Pittsburgh. The following week they lost to the eventual AFC champions.

In the off-season he was traded to the NY Jets after the Broncos acquired Peyton Manning. In New York Tebow basically rode the bench all season. Now they have cut him.

Tim Tebow is a winner. In college and the pros he has won games when he got the chance to play. They might be ugly wins, but they count the same as the pretty ones.

Tim Tebow reminds me of Doug Flutie. They were both Heisman Trophy winners who did well in college but who never got the respect they deserved in the pros. All they ever did was win.

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17 Responses to All He Ever Did Was Win Games

  1. 49erDweet says:

    Yep. It was almost as if the Jet’s “took one for the league”, but then only a crazy conspiracy theorist would consider that.

  2. 49erDweet says:

    On another front, this is too much! We’re now told the REAL Ricin distributor is a “Wayne Newton” impersonator? We’ve got to stop reading the Onion.

  3. myiq2xu says:

    OT: I am a fan of Kellie Pickler’s singing (and Ellen apearances) but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that she is an excellent dancer too.

    BTW: DWTS is a lot more interesting to watch if you DVR it and fast forward through the talk-talk.

  4. 49erDweet says:

    TIVO everything. Only way to go. Also display the closed captions during playback besides listening to sound. Sometimes ad libs or flubs aren’t corrected and make for confusion, but the CC script keeps story lines straight. Happened twice tonight.

  5. elliesmom says:

    Doug Flutie is still a hero in his hometown. There are two large shopping centers side-by-side, but one is in Framingham and the other in Natick. To minimize the traffic on the major road both of them are on, the towns built a connecting road between them and named it “Flutie Pass”. He’s also immortalized in a stained glass window in a local brew pub.

  6. 49erDweet (D) says:

    “..immortalized in a stain glass window in a local pub”. Every college freshman’s dream.
    Always thought Flutie had more game and class than all but two or three of his peers. It honors Tebow to be compared with him, IMO, but it’s apt.

  7. Somebody says:

    A lot of the fans of the Jaguars want Tebow to come here. He is after all our hometown hero, the Jag fans wanted him to come here instead of the Jets, but the team owners/coaching staff don’t want him. Of course the Jags have another new coach so who knows how he feels?

    He would be out of place since he’d probably be the only player that isn’t on probation. It’s so weird under Coughlin the Jaguars were the choir boys, under Del Rio they morphed into the bad boys and who knows how things are going to be under the new, new coach!

    The Jaguars have a really hard time filling their oversized stadium. Bringing in a hometown hero might help with that, but they’ve resisted. I think it’s probably the money more than anything.

    • myiq2xu says:

      The Jaguars have a really hard time filling their oversized stadium. Bringing in a hometown hero might help with that, but they’ve resisted.

      Football is a business, and the business is not winning, it is selling tickets. All the owners share equally in the television money, but the hometown team keeps the bulk of the ticket revenue. If Timmy can sell tickets, Jacksonville should sign him – even if he plays lousy. The could sign him to a 1-yr contract and bank the profits.

      Back in 1980 or 81 the LA Dodgers signed this chubby Mexican kid to a huge contract. When he first arrived he didn’t even speak English. The fans in LA (many of whom were Mexican-American) loved him. The Dodgers sold more tickets to home games he was scheduled to start than they did compared to any other pitcher. Just the difference in ticket sales paid the guys salary.

      Of course it didn’t hurt that he was a pretty good pitcher. His name was Fernando Valenzuela.

      • votermom says:

        Eagles have a new coach. Also still have Michael Vick, who gets less haters than Tebow, despite being dog fight con and a disappointing player.

  8. HELENK says:

    whether or not anyone wants to admit it, religion is under attack in this country today

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