The word in New England on Tuesday was “Tebow.” The next day it was all about “spirituality.” Coincidence? Not at all.
Rex Ryan and the New York Jets might not know who their starting quarterback is until sometime during training camp in August — and the coach is willing to be patient.
The Tim Tebow saga has become so distorted that the contrasting commentary runs like watercolors all over his face. Tebow has somehow become the dual emblem of sports and idolatry, the good and the bad.
If the Patriots training camp turns into the Tebowmania circus that swallowed up Jets camp last year, lay the blame squarely on the media this time.
The newest Patriot wore No. 5, not his familiar 15 on his shorts and helmet. The QBs wore red jerseys without numbers.
Naturally, when the news of the former first-round pick joining Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and company came out it garnered significant reaction. Here are some reactions from the twitterverse from celebrities, analysts and athletes.
Bill Belichick is thought of as the smartest coach in the NFL, and perhaps in all of sports. But with the announcement of his latest reclamation project, the mad scientist in him has morphed into the nutty professor.
Steve Tisch told TMZ last month that he felt “badly” for Tebow. Now the quarterback has signed with New England — and Tisch is singing a different tune.
It’s the nightmare narrative: Tebow signing with New England, a new cog in Belichick’s Patriots machine bent on sticking it to the rival Jets. But WFAN co-host Craig Carton has a different take on the whole thing.
There will in fact be Tebow Time in the NFL in 2013. The former first-round pick will sign with the … wait for it … New England Patriots, according to WBZ in Boston.
If you thought the boo-birds were merciless last season, when Sanchez’s 26 turnovers led the league, wait till he works with this group. On the other hand, why wait?
“Everyone on the team likes Mark personally, but there’s a general feeling among some of the players that maybe it’s time to give someone else a chance,” an unnamed player told Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com.
Petitions to the White House, a Florida lawyer’s advertising blitz, and now Walker, Texas Ranger. Tebow may not have a job, but he still has some fighters in his corner.
Jaworski reached out to Tebow a day after the Jets released him in April. Jaworski has yet to hear from Tebow, but expects to eventually.
“No, I don’t think they needed a quarterback,” Namath said. “They needed the other positions filled. Possibly offensive line. They got some defensive line. The safeties are still questionable. The outside linebackers are still questionable.”