Tag:Tim Tebow
Posted on: August 8, 2010 9:33 am

Tim Tebow gets worst rookie haricut of all time

Posted by Andy Benoit

There was some friendly rookie hazing in Denver. We'll let the pictures explain.

Former Kentucky linebacker and current Broncos veteran Wesley Woodyard was the barber. Tebow took it in stride, saying, "I think all the rookies had a good time with it. It was something to give everybody a laugh, something also to build chemistry."
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Posted on: August 7, 2010 6:30 pm
Edited on: August 7, 2010 8:32 pm

Tim Tebow's rookie haircut is mildly embarrassing

Posted by Will Brinson

Image via Twitpic
Rookie haircuts are a traditional part of what some people would call "hazing" (others, though, might call it good ole' fun between old millionaires and young millionaires and certainly not worth getting too worked up about).

Tim Tebow is a rookie who, until today, had a pretty stylish haircut. But then LenDale White decided to Tweet the above photo , with the appropriate "Loks good ROOK!!!!!!!" commentary attached.

It would appear his svelte look didn't go over too well with the veterans holding the razor, so they decided to give him a giant bald spot and a weird, redneck-y looking ring around the back of his head. (Ed. Note: YES, I know it's a friar's cut. No need to point that out.)

On the bright side, at least they let him keep his beard and he won't exactly have to worry about having a mullet for a while.

I'll just assume that he's going to shave the entire thing before the season starts.

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Posted on: August 6, 2010 2:45 pm

Tebow's limited edition shoes sold out in 5 mins

Posted by Will Brinson

Tim Tebow's a pretty popular dude -- even if he won't likely be the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos in 2010, people really seem to like him.

So when Nike introduced a limited edition shoe for Tebow (seen above, in partnership with his role as coverboy for EA Sports' NCAA '11), it was all but guaranteed to sell well. Or quickly, since there were only 500 pairs of the shoes available.

But five minutes ? Thats seems a little 'naners. Still, according to the Nike Store Twitter feed , that's exactly how long they lasted, after they went on sale Friday "morning" at 1:50 AM.

That means the only place you'll be able to pick up a pair of the special kicks is on eBay. Which means you'll need to have $1,099.00 handy real quick , since that's how much a pair's "Buy Now" price sits at. Of course, with a starting bid of $850.00, it's entirely possible that we have an over-eager eBay-er on our hands, especially considering that a few have popped up on the auction site at the low, low cost of $400+.

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Posted on: August 2, 2010 5:00 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2010 5:37 pm

AFC West Preview, Podcast Style

We're incredibly close to having weeks and weeks and weeks of football without a break. It's a wonderful feeling, no? To celebrate, the Facts and Rumors blog decide to fire up the old podcast machine.

We're getting things rolling with an AFC West preview -- Chiefs' fan and NBA F&R blogger Matt Moore joins us to tell you exactly how things are going to pan out in the incredibly weak division.

Will Ryan Mathews replace LaDainian Tomlinson's production? Are the Raiders really on the right track to winning again? Can Tim Tebow save the Broncos? And will Yoda Charlie Weis teach grasshopper-in-training Matt Cassel how to revive a failing franchise?

All that and more, all for the low, low price of clicking a play button. Got a question you want answered on the show? Hit us up on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL) or email will.brinson [at] cbs [dot] com

We'll be running out a few of these a week, so there's plenty of time. Oh, and also, be a friend and subscribe either by RSS or iTunes below.

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-- Will Brinson

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Posted on: August 1, 2010 9:32 pm

Report: Moreno has 'slight tear,' out 2-3 weeks

Knowshon Moreno's hamstring injury from Sunday's practice has had Broncos fans sweating bullets all afternoon.

But if Vic Lombardi's report on Twitter is accurate, they can probably breath a (small) sigh of relief.
The news gets better. From what I'm told, Moreno suffered a slight tear - basic strained hammy. 2-3 weeks. Only his hammy really knows Moreno -- and the Broncos -- aren't necessarily out of the woods yet, of course. Hamstring injuries aren't exactly the type of thing that go away quickly, and it's entirely possible that this will impede him once the season actually starts.

More good news came down too from Broncos camp: Correll Buckhalter is supposedly "fine" and that means the Broncos' running back depth chart hasn't been completely obliterated before the season even starts.

In other Denver-related training camp news , Tim Tebow is apparently quite popular -- he hit Matthew Willis for a 40-yard pass and fans went bonkers in the stands. They then followed it up by chanting "Tebow! Tebow! Tebow!" as he stretched towards the end of practice.

-- Will Brinson

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Posted on: July 29, 2010 6:47 pm

Tim Tebow, Broncos agree to 5-year deal

Tim Tebow, perhaps the most interesting first-round draft pick (and one we discussed on "Around the NFL" today ), has agreed to terms on a five-year deal with the Denver Broncos, according to the team's official website .

Tebow's decision will get him into training camp on time and should make Josh McDaniels, who had some critical words for the quarterback when it appeared he might hold out, quite happy.

“[He] obviously has all the traits that you’re looking for in terms of toughness and competitiveness,” Head Coach Josh McDaniels said of Tebow in April. “He’s intelligent and he’s won a lot of games. He’s a leader, he works hard and he’s got all the intangibles that you look for in a player at that position. He’s produced a lot of numbers and statistically — I’m not even going to talk about that because he’s one of the best in a long, long time.”

McDaniels also acknowledged that Tebow gives him "an opportunity to create some un-gameplanned production" which is precisely the conclusion we drew earlier today, based on our conversation with the Broncos' head coach last week.

-- Will Brinson

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Posted on: July 28, 2010 10:35 am

Tebow is (surprise, surprise) still beloved

T. Tebow has not signed his contract yet (Getty). While most of the U.S. population – excluding the state of Florida and the city of Denver, of course – suffers from a case of Tim Tebow-overload, the Broncos first-round QB pick already has inspired some of his teammates.

He hasn’t signed a contract yet and could hold out – not that it would damage his glorious image – but Mike Klis of the Denver Post writes that Tebow has made a good impression nonetheless.

"I sat down with him one day and I told him, 'I know they say you're not as talented, your arm's not as tremendous as his, but your work ethic reminds me so much of when I was with Peyton (Manning) in Indianapolis,’” LB Darrell Reid, who played for the Colts from 2005-08, told the paper. "I told him, 'I think you're going to do big things for us, and I can't wait to see you on the field.’”

When that occurs is anybody’s guess. No. 1, he’s not under contract. It’s unclear exactly when he’ll sign, though the team agreed to terms with second-round pick Zane Beadles on Tuesday night. It is clear, though, that Tebow won’t be happy to have to sit out practices because of negotiations. No. 2, he’ll still have to beat out starter Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn to win the right to get on the field as much as possible.

As coach Josh McDaniels told our own Will Brinson last week in “Five Questions (or more),”   Tebow will have a role in the offense, even if he’s not the starter.

Tebow isn’t immediately hurting for money either. On Tuesday, he signed an endorsement deal to be the face of Jockey underwear. So, he’s got that going for him.

From Klis’ story:

But once he settles in for training camp, Tebow will not be characterized by his new set of professional teammates as a "love him or hate him" type of guy. There is no animosity for a guy who has earned his place on a pedestal, but goes about his business like he's fighting for the 53rd spot on the roster.

"Whether it's working on his throwing motion or in the weight room or running, he's almost always the last guy out of the building," Reid said. "He's a very humble kid, and he's a proven winner who will do whatever it takes. That's why we love him."

The Broncos rookies and injured starters report to camp today. The veterans don’t arrive until Sunday. It’ll be hoped that Tebow is ready is to practice by the end of the weekend.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: July 23, 2010 12:03 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2010 12:17 pm

5 Questions (or more) with Josh McDaniels, Part 2

T. Tebow (US Presswire)
Read Part One of our interview with Josh McDaniels here .

(Ed. Note: Yes, we are also annoyed that we got off the phone with McDaniels a few hours before Dumervil signed his extension , thank you for asking.)

CBS Sports : [Laughing a little] I'm sure you're gonna be sick of this question fairly soon, but, um ... Tim Tebow -- he seems to almost be the biggest story in the NFL sometimes. How early is he gonna see the field in 2010?

Josh McDaniels: [Laughing a lot] We're excited about having Tim here on our team. And he understands that he's got a lot of improvements to make and a long way to go to be exactly what you want an NFL quarterback to be in terms of experience and all those things. And he's got a solid player ahead of him in Kyle Orton , and Brady Quinn has also done some good things in the spring, so we feel like we've got a great group of QBs that are different in their own way, so it should be a very competitive situation.

Kyle's certainly out in front and had a great spring for us this year, but Tim's got some unique skills and there's certainly no boundary on what we may try to do with any of our skill players, and Tim may allow us to do some things a little differently. So we'll kind of see how those things unfold during the course of training camp and the preseason and I think that'll all -- how productive he can be and what other skills he presents us with -- that'll all … time will tell how we'll use different packages and that kind of thing. But he's in a competitive battle right now and he's got a long way to go and I'm sure he'll keep his head down and keep working, but we're happy to have him here in Denver.

CBS: Alright, reader Joe Schlobotnik submitted the top question on our Facebook page (Ed. Note: Go here and like CBS Sports on Facebook and you too can have your questions asked in interviews!) , and it fits well here: Tebow -- hypothetically if he's on the field -- would he be the type of guy that you'd want as the triggerman in the "Wild Horse"?

JMcD: [Chuckling] No, the Wild Horse is different -- it's a different element for us. It's a little different than the Wildcat and if we were using the Wild Horse package, which we certainly used some last year, it would certainly be a halfback back there and it would likely be Knowshon [Moreno] or [Correll Buckhalter ]. But like I said, Tim's got some different skills and that's what training camp is for, to really kind of poke and prod on your football team and to find out exactly what you're going to look like when you ultimately unveil it the first few weeks of the season and then grow from there. We're gonna experiment a little bit with a lot of different things in terms of our system, and we've made a lot of different changes both offensively and defensively and we'll see how Tim factors in.

CBS: Good deal -- one more Tebow question and I swear I'll stop. I've seen several local media members -- I believe mostly local -- who have tied your legacy as Broncos coach directly to drafting Tebow in the past draft. Do you think that's a fair statement or a fair approach to take?

JMcD: I'm not really concerned with my "legacy." I think any coach's or player's story will be told by how much they won, how much they didn't, how many championship teams they were a part of, did they happen to get to a Super Bowl and win one, or multiples. We're focused on trying to get our football team to play as well as we can and Tim is just one small part of that -- we know that. It takes 53 players on the roster and a ton of people in the organization, coaching staff and personnel department to make a team successful, and we're certainly not going to put that burden on one player, and I'm not worried about what somebody else says my legacy is. I know if we win, that's the best solution for all of us, that's the best medicine we can all have, and certainly that's what we're gonna try to do.

CBS: No, that's fair. People have used the word "brash" to describe -- I guess it's attitude -- do you think that being honest and direct, and if you want to use the word "brash," to the media, do you think that's something that benefits you as an NFL head coach in the short term or long term?

JMcD: I think I just … try to do the best I can at my job and make the decisions that we feel like are in the best interests in putting the best team on the field. You know, that's somebody else is coining those terms and most of the people that may say things like that maybe don't really know me. And I'm not really concerned about that -- as I said, I'm focused on trying to win. And as I said before, if we win, I don't know that many people are gonna call you anything other than "successful," so, we're hoping to put a team out there that can do that and be competitive each week and we've got a long way to go in training camp to get ready for 2010.

CBS: Good deal. I'll get you out on this -- aside from the obvious names we've mentioned so far, give us one name to watch in training camp, whose performance in training camp you guys are anticipating might surprise the general fan.

JMcD: Well, there's a lot of players that are looking to improve. One player that really stood out in the spring because of his versatility, and because of some of the things he added to our defense is Nate Jones. We signed Nate as a free agent from Miami -- he can play inside as the nickleback, he played outside at corner, we moved him to safety … he's a very smart player, a very cerebral guy who fits in great with our veteran players in the secondary and we're really excited to what he may bring to our defense and how we can use Nate's skills to really improve our team.

-- Will Brinson

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