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Tebow criticism getting to be too much

Posted on: October 31, 2011 12:30 pm
Edited on: November 1, 2011 6:25 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Tim Tebow criticism, at times, gets out of control. When the media piles on, it’s kind of expected, but when Tebow is so bad, that his opponents outright mock him during the game (as seen by Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch Tebowing Tebow after Tulloch sacked Tebow on Sunday), it’s clearly time to think about pulling back.

Tulloch

But if you were in the Lions locker room following Detroit’s 45-10 pounding of Denver, the criticism wasn’t close to ending. In fact, it was rather harsh.

“Can you believe ‘15’?” one Detroit Lions defender told Yahoo Sports’ Michael Silver. “Come on -- that’s embarrassing. I mean, it’s a joke. We knew all week that if we brought any kind of defensive pressure, he couldn’t do anything. In the second half it got boring out there. We were like, ‘Come on -- that’s your quarterback? Seriously?’”

Which, frankly, is some stunning disrespect. While we try to criticize Tebow in a way that’s playful -- I certainly don’t have anything against the man, and I think his character and goodwill are a credit to the NFL -- we try not to be outright mean. That anonymous Lions player was outright mean.

Tebow's Progress
Look, it’s not like this is all Tebow’s fault. Kyle Orton couldn’t win with this bunch either, and Tebow’s skill set clearly isn’t strong enough to make him competent as an NFL quarterback. We don’t know if it will ever be good enough. But since he’s the only Broncos quarterback with a contract that extends beyond the end of this season, John Elway and John Fox wanted to see what he could do on the football field. The coaching staff is the one that’s playing him, whether it's deserved or not.

Clearly, he’s not ready. Clearly, that’s not all his fault. But the criticism continues, and considering he’s on a $9.7125 million contract, he’s ripe for it. But not all of it is fair.

Why, though, such vitriol from his fellow players? Well, Silver has a theory.
However -- and this is a big however -- there’s a glaring disconnect between many fans’ assessment of Tebow’s status as a wholesome winner and the way many NFL players process his presence. To some, the notion that Tebow somehow pushes harder or taps into a higher power than they do is insulting. The NFL is full of maniacally driven grinders who’ve overcome incredible odds to reach the pinnacle of their profession, and many of them are clean-living and well-mannered, too.

While few NFL players seem to have a problem with Tebow on a personal level, I know plenty who are put off by the mythology and the holier-than-thou fan base that lionizes his every accomplishment and perceives negative depictions of his ability through a persecution-complex-tinted prism.

Silver makes a good point, and with the way Tulloch and Lions tight end Tony Scheffler, who mocked the Tebowing phenomena by posing after a touchdown catch, mocked him, that hypothesis can’t be off base.

Yet, it’s unfortunate that his players have to be so mean. After all, most of them haven’t faced the kind of national criticism and ridicule Tebow is currently experiencing. It’s just too bad that Tebow’s grace has been turned against him.

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

How hilarious that the ghetto thugs who are the Detroit Lions are a measuring stick for anything but gutlessness and classlessness. They have been a losing organization for years, and what they have made up in talent this year they have lost in absolute thugery and ignorance. Talk about not acting like they've ever been there before. Ooops, in Detroit, they haven't. Then a bunch of ghetto punks like Ndamukong Suh and wiggers like Tony Schaeffer combine to form a perfect representation that is the most dangerous, and worst cesspool city in America, Detroit. Congratulations. I'm sure your city is proud of you.

That's really funny stuff...... but honestly, all I heard was waahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I hate the attention the Lions are getting  Cry

Honestly though, and all kidding aside, the press the Lions are getting this year is phenominal.  People barely mentioned the Detroit Lions in years past... suddenly a lot of fans and haters feel threatened by them, I love it !!!!

It never ends,,, week after week.  Suh is a ghetto punk?  Dude, I haven't heard you speak but I've listened to many Suh interviews, he's far from a ghetto boy.  He's a very smart man, I'm going to guess much smarter then you.

And you wanna know what really proves you are so intimidated by the Lions and hate their success?  The fact you refer to the city of Detroit in your argument, that tells us everything we need to know.  A real sports fan making logical arguments leaves the city out of the argument and focuses on sports, what CBS sports is all about.  But you're either a young teenage boy with his private part in his and as he types with the other, or a full grown loser for an adult that really doesn't know a lot about anything.

Cheer up man.  If you're that mad at the Lions for winning now and being 6-2, what are you going to do if they make the playoffs?

Are you going to kill yourself? 



Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

“Can you believe ‘15’?” one Detroit Lions defender told Michael Silver. “Come on -- that’s embarrassing. I mean, it’s a joke. We knew all week that if we brought any kind of defensive pressure, he couldn’t do anything. In the second half it got boring out there. We were like, ‘Come on -- that’s your quarterback? Seriously?’


Oh my how the tables have turrned.  It appears that we have forgotten that just three short years ago in 2008 that the Detroit Lions were the first team to go an entire 16 game schedule without a win.  Just this Lions player was talking trash about Tebow I sure other players, fans and the like were talking trash about the Lions and how badly they performed.  I am sure some were thinking wow is this an actuall NFL team, never knew wins came that easy.  Anyways, whether or not Tebow is the right man for the Denver Qb job is another story.   It seems that everyone is giving him a whole munch of crap for what.  Maybe he is not good enough yet or maybe he is just not a quarterback but at least the man is trying and we should at least give him credit for that. 




Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

Well said XSGame! Telling it like it is. Somebody on these boards GETS IT! Thank you for you wisdom!



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

look it up guys, john elway and his first season, started 11 games, completion percentage was 47%, twice as many interceptions as td's (7td-14int), and a qb rating of 54.9......and this is from a guy who refused to play for the team that drafted him. i don't recall half the cricticism that tebow is getting after just 5 games. give the kid a chance for cryin out loud. if you want to criticize something, how about the denver defense....or better yet the play calling. just like the unjustified criticism that warren moon and doug flutie got before they were given a chance, tebow will learn and he will be good. go tebow!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

How hilarious that the ghetto thugs who are the Detroit Lions are a measuring stick for anything but gutlessness and classlessness. They have been a losing organization for years, and what they have made up in talent this year they have lost in absolute thugery and ignorance. Talk about not acting like they've ever been there before. Ooops, in Detroit, they haven't. Then a bunch of ghetto punks like Ndamukong Suh and wiggers like Tony Schaeffer combine to form a perfect representation that is the most dangerous, and worst cesspool city in America, Detroit. Congratulations. I'm sure your city is proud of you.



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

@Dystrom11 maybe Tebow can take his body of christ and become Pope someday because he sure as sh1t won't be in the NFL for long. As pope maybe he can weed out all the pedophiles god put in the church. Why don't you work on that for us. I would think god would be more concerned with protectiong children than a football player from florida.





Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

Is that better?Let's get this right; You guys can't even get your intellect to work past a font size but you function on a higher level when it comes to evaluation of NFL talent? That's funny. Maybe you need to stop and focus on content. I asked a very simple question and no one can answer it yet. Name 1 person in a respectable position in the NFL who has said Tebow has NFL caliber QB talent. We already know Elway and Fox have said he doesn't. The fact is some of us understand scouting of NFL players more than others. Most of you are the others.




Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

Tebow,whether always correctly or not, represents the body of Christ and the world cannot stand that. The world,and those who belong to it's(the fallen one's) system, embraces the dark and rejects the light because it loves the darkness and hates the light. So anyone who comes close to representing Jesus today is coming under more and more attack(not the Rick Warren's and Joel Osteens of the world because they are false teachers and the world loves or at least tolerates them). The closer we get to the second coming(which is getting closer and closer) the more intense the hatred will become. The battle is not of flesh and blood but of powers and principalities (Ephesians 6:12).



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

1.  The lions who have been perennial losers are classless for the aftermath of the game.  Also for the "tebowing" during the game.

2.  NOBODY alive knows the ending of the Tebow story.  It hasn't been written yet.

3.  Denver is a bad team.  They are near the bottom of the heap regardless of who is the Quarterback.  Montana or Manning couldn't win with this team.

4.  Printing in BOLD type dosen't validate  opinions.

5. Everything you read here is just someones opinion....not the truth of anything.

Everything above is for the most part fact.  My opinion is that the Tebow haters are mostly motivated by his success as a Gator and the fact he wears hisreligeous faith on his sleeve.

By the way, does anyone remember Steve Young in his early years with the Bucs?  They couldn't wait to get rid of him.


XSGame
Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:31 pm
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