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NFL players not thrilled about losing to Tebow

Posted on: December 8, 2011 3:41 pm
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By Will Brinson

In case you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks/months, Tim Tebow took over as starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos and has them squarely in the hunt for a playoff bid.

He's been criticized for not being a "normal quarterback" and received a ton of attention from fans and media alike and now the Broncos quarterback is starting to generate some backlash from other NFL players, some of whom have already lost to him.

"He's obviously doing great things because he's winning football games, and at the end of the day, that's what we're judged on: wins and losses," Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said on the NFL Network Wednesday night. "But still, it just sucks to lose to a guy who's not a throwing quarterback."

The comments aren't just limited to those Tebow has beaten, either. Up this week is Chicago, featuring a defense that is the last bastion of hope for the Bears chances of making the playoffs. And the members of Chicago's defense don't like the idea of becoming Tebow's next victim.

"No, I will be frickin' pissed," Briggs said when asked if he'd be embarrassed if Tebow beat them Sunday. "[Tebow] is one heck of an football player and we're going to have to stop that crap."

Briggs also added, via Gregg Rosenthal of Pro Football Talk, that "[Tebow is] not Michael Vick" and that "Cam Newton is a better athlete, faster."


Nothing that Allen or Briggs said is necessarily disrespectful or malicious, but it's certainly not the same sort of words you might hear from them if they lost to Aaron Rodgers.

Oh, wait, both teams have lost to Rodgers, with Green Bay mauling the Vikings 45-7 less than a month ago.

"All I know is he crushed us tonight," Allen said at the time.

Look, Tebow isn't Rodgers, and when Allen pointed out Wednesday that Tebow isn't even a Pro Bowler, he's right. But Tebow keeps on winning, and and that's hard to argue against.

If he pulls it off this weekend, don't be surprised to hear similar comments out of Chicago.

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Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 10:26 pm
 

NFL players not thrilled about losing to Tebow

anybody who says that a player should hit another player (especially a quarterback who is pretty much helpless as he is focused on throwing the ball most of the time and shouldnt have to focus on whether or no idiots are going to hit him after the play) is an absolut idiot!



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:07 pm
 

NFL players not thrilled about losing to Tebow

Sounds like a lot of sour grapes to me.  Honestly, I don't see how losing to Tebow would be any worse than losing to... say... John Skelton, Rex Grossman, etc.



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2011 8:28 pm
 

NFL players not thrilled about losing to Tebow

In these upcoming games, teams playing against Tim Tebow need to "man up" and just punish him, even give him "little extra of mustard" after a hit. Damn, the Chargers in their last game against him,they sure did make him play like a Pro-Bowler.




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Palko<Tebow<<<<<Rodgers

Even if Tebow does beat* the Bears, I will still view him as a slightly better QB than Tyler Palko, who just beat the Bears last week. Rodgers might be having the best season a QB has ever had. Tebow simply can't be compared to Rodgers at this point, and he will probably never perform at a Brady/Brees/Rodgers level.


*and i'm sick and tired of hearing about how individual players (often QBs) "beat" opposing teams. That fallacy is widely subscribed to and it is pure nonsense.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 7:43 pm
 

NFL players not thrilled about losing to Tebow

when they said: If he pulls it off this weekend, don't be surprised to hear similar comments out of Chicago..


shouldnt they have said.....WHEN he pulls it off this weekend,don't be surprised WHEN you hear similar comments out of Chicago. 



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:24 pm
 

NFL players not thrilled about losing to Tebow

"Loosing"?




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:18 pm
 

NFL players not thrilled about losing to Tebow

Please list for me the quarterbacks that NFL players are thrilled to lose to

The onion might have said it best - Tebow's success is inspiring other NFL teams to start shitty quarterbacks


onionsportsnetwork.com/articles/tim

-tebows-success-inspiring-other-tea

ms-to-start,26787



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:17 pm
 

NFL players not thrilled about losing to Tebow

Who is it NFL players are happy loosing to?



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:03 pm
 

NFL players not thrilled about losing to Tebow

How is this even a story? At the end of the day, Tebow is a football player just like everyone else out there. If you don't like the way he plays QB, then shut your mouth, tighten up your chin strap and do something to stop him!



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:00 pm
 

NFL players not thrilled about losing to Tebow

You could probably just drop the last 2 words from the title and cover the vast majority of players. Pointless article.


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