Defending Tim Tebow

After reading that the classless Bill Romanowski called Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow “the only virgin in the NFL”, I got to wondering: where does all the hatorade people are sipping on Tebow come from? Apparently armchair QB’s criticizing his play isn’t enough, he is mocked and poked fun at because of his religious beliefs.

First, the Detroit Lions mocked Tebow’s praying after sacking him. Now Romanowski makes this intelligent comment, and although I would expect nothing less from a career meathead, it is still unacceptable. When I see Tim Tebow, I see a kid who has a contagious fire for the game he loves, and is also an upstanding citizen with strong beliefs and high moral character. He is the definition of what a role model should be. I cannot fathom why people are attacking him when the behavior of so many other NFL players is ridiculous.

Bottom line remains, Tim Tebow is 2-1 since taking over the starting job. People want him to play the traditional pocket QB, and downright refuse to believe his style of spread offense can work in the NFL. Apparently winning two games doesn’t count for anything. Tebow ran the ball for 117 yards, and passed for two touchdowns in the Broncos win over the Raiders Sunday. It is amazing what happens when the coaching is geared towards what Tebow does well, and he isn’t forced to play the prototypical quarterback. Throw in the fact that everybody on the team steps their play up around him, and I don’t care what those who want to analyze mechanics while ignoring the positive elements of his game have to say about it.

The paradox here is when Tebow continues to be successful and gets the last laugh, I can guarantee you he would not laugh. He would not boast. He would not even say “I told you so.” That’s the Christian part of him shining through. He would go about his business because I’m sure in his heart he knows he will make it, and doesn’t care what his critics have to say. To that, I say good for him. Last time I checked, results are the only thing that matters, and Tim Tebow is 3-3 overall as an NFL starting quarterback.

Six games are not nearly enough to base the future potential of a player. If we were basing Peyton Manning off his first NFL season, he wouldn’t have even gotten a second chance. So it is unfair to judge Tebow so quickly just because people want to hate him for no good apparent reason. I don’t buy the reasoning that the media over hyped him as the reason for all this nonsense, that just shows that anyone who feeds into that is unable to form their own opinion. It is the job of the media to do these things, and certainly not Tebow’s fault.

So I say to all you “experts” who feel the need to criticize this young man for what he does on and off the field to…shut up! If anything, be happy there is a player of Tebow’s moral fiber in this league full of criminal conduct, flashy cars, and selfish diva players.

Nothing upsets me more than ignorant people wanting a good person to fail, and for absolutely no reason. He is a breath of fresh air, an exciting player, and if he won’t tell you “I told you so” when he succeeds, I will surely do it for him.

 

 





  • Joe F

    “If anything, be happy there is a player of Tebow’s moral fiber in this league full of criminal conduct, flashy cars, and selfish diva players.” Yea! And Rapists too!

    • http://www.sports-kings.com Jim Racalto

      I believe that would fall under criminal conduct, there’s a reason I didn’t name drop anyone. The article is to defend Tebow, not implicate other players’ behavior.

    • sam

      When Tebow is miss or mr. holy mother church, It will be important that he has moral fiber (or not). The NFL is not about who prays the longest in front of a camera. Performance is all that matters. If he wants to shoot little animals on his days off is unimportant it’s what he does on sundays that count. I hope he goes to work.

      • http://www.sports-kings.com Jim Racalto

        “When Tebow is miss or mr. holy mother church, It will be important that he has moral fiber (or not). The NFL is not about who prays the longest in front of a camera. Performance is all that matters. If he wants to shoot little animals on his days off is unimportant it’s what he does on sundays that count. I hope he goes to work.”

        You just made a point for me. It is unimportant what he does in his off time, his play is the ONLY thing that should be evaluated and up for criticism. But since all the geniuses out there decided to bring his religious beliefs to the forefront and mock him for it, I felt compelled to defend him, why? Because the freedom of expression and religion are guaranteed to us in the Bill of Rights. It’s a sad paradox here in America that not only do people who are not perfect themselves attack those who “deserve it” (Vick, Roethlisberger), they also attack kids like Tebow who are shining examples of a role model. “Do not judge, lest ye be judged”, and “let the man who does not sin cast the first stone” are perfect for this situation.

  • http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/defending_tim_tebow/7934668 Reid Firestone

    Jim Racalto – thanks for standing up for what is right vs. all the insanity of attacking Tebow’s morality as a crutch to “pile on” the critisim.

  • http://www.sports-kings.com Andy Flint

    I think the bible thumpers that defend Tebow are just as bad and out of their minds’ as the Tebow critics.. Just my 2 cents.

  • http://www.sports-kings.com Jim Racalto

    How so? Defending someone because they are attacked for their beliefs of all things does not make someone out of their mind. I have to say however, that to attack someone because he is open about his religion is a bit ignorant. People are grasping at straws to find any reason to hate this guy. Any upstanding person can see how wrong it is to attack Tebow for what he believes, they don’t have to be “Bible Thumpers.”

    • sam

      Watch him play, you either hate him for his stupidity or love him for trying so hard with a handicap. He’s like watching Brett Favre. Goat or villian you decide every play.

  • A. J. Ferrara

    For anyone who mocks a kid like Mr. Tebow, I promise you, these egg heads are the big bang big dummies that are intoxicated with their own out of control free will and are under very severe peer group pressure not to stray far from the pack mentality. In this day and age with the media’s distain for the truth of God and eternal life, they will never censor the Spirit that lives in Tebow or me or any other born again Christian from giving God the credit for our talents, instead of taking all of it, as though it just happen by chance. Jesus is coming again too folks, and this time He means business!!!!

    • http://www.sports-kings.com Jim Racalto

      I am a Christian, but I don’t force my belief upon anyone. Therefore in return, Tim Tebow should be allowed to express his beliefs freely without coming under attack from people who do not believe what he does. Only in today’s America could being open about religion become a reason for criticizing a great person. And we wonder why our country is heading for disasters of catastrophic proportions. People are so quick to judge and be negative without remembering they aren’t perfect either. It’s really sad in a way.

  • Julie

    Thank you for such a great article and being the first one to say shut up to all the negative people out there. I would love to see any other nfl player hold themselves to the same standards Tebow has. He is a great young man on and off the field

  • sam

    Defending someone who has not been accused of a crime. Let Tebow bow to whatever god or dog he wants. Morality is in actions not in kneeling. Time will tell if this guy sucks or is a QB. No matter what he is fun to watch.

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