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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: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

Breaking news - Put 8 in the box (or more), and bring pressure.

Results - See last 2 Broncos Games

Solution - Go back in time 2 weeks, and re-insert Kyle Orton, who is the FIRST String QB, not a third string marginal practice squad loser



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

Did I really read this article?  The Lions UN-NAMED player was NOT critical enough.  I just watched SIX hours of the most incompetent, embarassing football I have ever seen in my life, over the last 2 Sundays..

If that onside kick was NOT recovered by the Broncos, and the Doplhins actually TRIED to recover it, by sending out BRandon Marshall, Ginn, Fasano, and the REAL hands on the team, we would have witnessed the 2 consecutively WORST performances EVER by an NFL QB.

This is a results-oriented business -- In ANY entertainment venue, performers get PAID to entertain.  Rock Stars, Broadway musicals, Actors, Directors, Comedians....They all get HAMMERED when they do not perform

Tim Tebow, in the most incredulously understated manner, did not perform whatsoever -- at least for the last 8 quarters (minus one drive)

He deserves MORE criticism, for being a POOR POOR performer


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 1, 2011 11:01 pm
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Since: Oct 25, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

Where's the Lion's class? Their coach gets into trash talking with a hot headed Dez Bryant and then gets into it with an opposing head coach. That's class?

The Red Wings are the most popular NHL team in the nation much like the Yankees are in baseball. Winning so many championships will do that. But it also means being the most hated. Get over it.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

And you brought up the PATS,Steelers Rape and Cheating which had nothing to do  with Tebow,you just so old you forgot.
Are you slow or something? That was in reference to the Lions, in an entriely different paragraph. Of course it had nothing to do with Tebow, idiot. Did you even read what I wrote? I'm not sure if you're giving your knee-jerk reactions based on what you think I might have written about or if you are just that stupid that you didn't understand.
He Never played in a CHAMPIONSHIP GAME or in  A SUPER BOWL.They only QB in the HALL to this.So
he really wasn't that good.
That stats say otherwise, and WTF does this have to do with the points I made? Nothing. You had no argument, no ideas, nothing. So you just started swinging. I'm still not sure what your problem is. I don't mean with me. I mean with whatever makes you say the idiotic things I've read from you all over this thread. Go be an annoying grade-schooler to soemone else. Bored now.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 1, 2011 10:08 pm
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Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

LOTUS,
You have a picture of a Houston Oiler and you are talking about WINNING
No, I was talking about the Detroit Lions and Tim Tebow. But considering the randomly capitalized, incoherent mess of your reply, I shouldn't expect you to understand what I wote. I'm not even sure what your beef is; you seem to be just swinging at everything. By the way, it's a picture of Warren Moon, a Hall of Fame quarterback, not just "a Houston Oiler". Grow up, junior.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 1, 2011 9:15 pm
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brian8ball
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Posted on: November 1, 2011 8:57 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Tebow criticism getting to be too much

Redwings 1969 its not just the Broncos game.  Suh has been fighting the dirty player stigma for his hits on QB's.  Then the hole hand shake gate.  Then it came out deffensive linemen were taunting an injured Matt Ryan.  Nobody is questioning how good Detroit has been but they have handled that success like a bunch of punks.  Just like the Jets.  Nobody in the Detroit organization has condoned any of thier behavior that is why the team is starting to get a negetive rep.  Most football fans have been in Detroits corner so its not jelousy.  If anything its dissapointment.  

Suh is dirty because of late hits on quarterbacks?  Give me a break man. That's such a lame excuse it's disgusting.  One of the "hits" he got fined for was a PUSH from behind on a qb that was running with the ball.. ridiculous.  He hasn't hurt even ONE quarterback and I'll tell you something, I WANT him to scare quarterbacks.  I want qb's that play the Lions to think too much and to be afraid to hold onto the football, rush throws, etc.   It's called FOOTBALL man....  

I think you meant to say that nobody in the Detroit organization has agreed with the haters and smashed their own team in public? Really man? You want the new regime that finally put together a good football team to publicly rip their own players? That'll never happen... and thank God for that.

And I never used the word "jealousy" in any of my posts.  What I was implying is nobody on these boards outside of Detroit fans like Detroit sports teams at all.  Reputation and class mean NOTHING.... the Wings have been the most successful organization in sports and nothing but classy yet people rip on them all the time around here... every single season, it never ends.  The city of Detroit takes all of the abuse... and most fans on these boards are too young to be mature, so when another team gets attention it bothers him... so maybe part of it for some fans is jealousy, I can't be sure.


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