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Tebow turns down non-QB job
Yahoo Sports - Tebow Himself ^ | Eric Edholm

Posted on 09/06/2013 9:39:43 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue

Tim Tebow is an NFL free agent quarterback. Emphasis on the last word.

According to TheMMQB's Peter King, speaking Thursday night on the NBC broadcast, Tebow received an "inquiry" about joining an NFL team at a position other than quarterback. King reports that Tebow declined the request. He also has said no to Canadian football and US Rugby.

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Tim, I love ya, I do. But you're not that good. You can't win as a QB in the NFL with only your legs. Hire a personal Coach and prove everyone wrong.
1 posted on 09/06/2013 9:39:43 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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To: TangledUpInBlue

what other position would he be suited for?


2 posted on 09/06/2013 9:41:17 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K; discostu

He’d be a good TE.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 9:41:47 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
He’d be a good TE.

Has he ever played tight end at any level?

4 posted on 09/06/2013 9:43:21 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: TangledUpInBlue

5 posted on 09/06/2013 9:44:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Maybe Tebow’s supposed to be an evangelist.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 9:44:45 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Borges

Yeah, I’m in NJ and spent a lot of time years back attending Rutgers Games with a friend. Tebow reminds me a lot of Bryan Leonard, that H-Back light TE sort of player.

If not that, then maybe a FB - but not too many teams even use those exclusively anymore. Witness the game last night with something like 800+ yards of passing combined. It’s a passing league for sure.


7 posted on 09/06/2013 9:45:27 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: Borges

I don’t think so. A major part of being a TE is reading the defense, knowing if they’re blitzing and reacting properly. Tebow can’t read defenses. He could maybe be a slot receiver (almost a TE only without the possible blocking), but that’s about it.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 9:46:52 AM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Rush did a riff on NFL quarterbacks that are successful “option QBs” Kaepernick and RG III being the example.

Tebow is in that same line. Look for the ‘Skins to be interested.


9 posted on 09/06/2013 9:48:48 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

As my mother used to say, “Beggars can’t be choosers.” It is no longer rare for players to switch positions at the college or pro level because a coach sees potential in something other than what the player did in high school or college. The NFL Seahawks are involved in a successful project to turn a player from a college running back (fullback) into a pro linebacker.


10 posted on 09/06/2013 9:48:58 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: DoodleDawg; Bender2

RE: Has he ever played tight end at any level?

Might check out “Bullet” Bob Hayes


11 posted on 09/06/2013 9:48:58 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Borges

He’d be a good TE.

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I guess what you mean by that is that he kind of looks like a tight end. Can he catch? Can he run patterns effectively? Can he block downfield? Can he protect the QB? Can he effectively run block? In other words, do we have any evidence that he can do any of the things a tight end is on the field to do?

I don’t know that anyone has the answers to those questions.


12 posted on 09/06/2013 9:49:52 AM PDT by dmz
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To: big'ol_freeper
Might check out “Bullet” Bob Hayes

Hayes played 50 years ago and the sport has changed since then. And it doesn't answer my question.

13 posted on 09/06/2013 9:52:35 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Only if RG III breaks both legs......


14 posted on 09/06/2013 9:52:56 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Since when is he a beggar?


15 posted on 09/06/2013 9:53:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

We’re ALL supposed to be evangelists but that is another subject


16 posted on 09/06/2013 9:55:16 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Look for the ‘Skins to be interested.

Washington alread has 4 quarterbacks, including another one from Flordia.

17 posted on 09/06/2013 9:55:30 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Only if RG III breaks both legs......

And his throwing arm.

18 posted on 09/06/2013 9:56:07 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: driftdiver
"Since when is he a beggar?"

He's been traded twice and released once in the last year (or was it traded once and released twice), and no one seems quick to sign him. That is verging towards NFL beggarhood. I heard Mike Holmgren - who personally likes Tebow - interviewed the other day, and he said the odds of Tebow being signed as a QB by an NFL team are not good. Perhaps someone will sign him to their practice squad, but the odds of getting a roster spot at this time are slim.
19 posted on 09/06/2013 10:07:20 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

The Skins already have a backup read option QB, Kirk Cousins, son of a minister, participates in a sports ministry. He’s like Tebow only completes passes and people don’t whine he should be a starter.


20 posted on 09/06/2013 10:10:22 AM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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To: DoodleDawg; TangledUpInBlue

Please note that I said “interested”. Will the other 3 or so QBs in Washington be able to run the offense installed to fit RG-III’s style? I’m thinking Tebow can be interchageable for RG-III.

Again, ‘Skins might be “interested”.

A smart (politically) NFL team will let Tebow languish and then pick him up when they need him - another Jeff George scenario (not to say that Tebow is equal to George).

With George, it was his ego that turned off the PC owners club. With Tebow it is his unabashed reverence and honoring of God that torques the owners; they don’t want the “XPian albatross” hung on them.

At some point, tho, they want to make money which translates to “butts in the bleachers”.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 10:10:56 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

“With Tebow it is his unabashed reverence and honoring of God that torques the owners”

Sorry, I don’t agree. If the man could complete a pass, they’d build a chapel for him on the 50 yard line if they had to.


22 posted on 09/06/2013 10:13:25 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

We’re ALL supposed to be evangelists but that is another subject


23 posted on 09/06/2013 10:14:04 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Steve_Seattle

The average NFL career is what 3 years? He’s a sharp individual with a good future. Apparently he doesn’t want to play another position and he knows the implications of that decision. I’d say thats his choice and leave out the insults.


24 posted on 09/06/2013 10:14:11 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

I think he should go coach at the high school level. A Christian type would suit his quals


25 posted on 09/06/2013 10:15:19 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Tebow interchangeable with RGIII is like saying Helen Thomas is interchangeable with Catherine Zeta Jones.


26 posted on 09/06/2013 10:15:26 AM PDT by gusty
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To: TangledUpInBlue

I do not think he said no to the CFL. Montreal has his rights and have never tried to sign him. They already have a Heisman washout in Troy Smith as their 3rd string QB.


27 posted on 09/06/2013 10:17:31 AM PDT by gusty
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To: gusty

Tebow interchangeable with RGIII is like saying Helen Thomas is interchangeable with Catherine Zeta Jones.

LMAO...there you have it. short sweet and to the point


28 posted on 09/06/2013 10:18:27 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: TangledUpInBlue

“Tim, I love ya, I do. But you’re not that good.”

Guess that’s why he took Denver to the playoffs in his first season. And took ‘em further than Manning did last year.


29 posted on 09/06/2013 10:19:28 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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I’m thinking Tebow can be interchageable for RG-III.

???????????

30 posted on 09/06/2013 10:19:50 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: gusty

The thing with the CFL is, with that wide open style and bigger field, he’d have to throw even MORE than he would in the NFL. He’d be able to run more too though. I still don’t see it.


31 posted on 09/06/2013 10:20:32 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: driftdiver
"I’d say thats his choice and leave out the insults."

I was not insulting him. "Beggars can't be choosers" is an old expression, not a literal statement of what a person is. In ordinary usage it means, "Someone who is at a disadvantage must take what he can get rather than insisting on what he wants." I think that is a statement of fact, not an insult.
32 posted on 09/06/2013 10:21:10 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: DesertRhino

Guess that’s why he took Denver to the playoffs in his first season. And took ‘em further than Manning did last year.

If you really think that was because of Tebow, you need to study football. It was more in SPITE of Tebow.

How many 3 and Outs did they have in that playoff win? But hey, you must be right. I mean, John Elway didn’t want him. He must not know much about being a QB. 32 NFL GM’s don’t want him. And Manning...hmmm, a Super Bowl winning QB. I guess he got lucky.

Stop embarassing yourself.


33 posted on 09/06/2013 10:23:07 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

‘Skins have 3 other quarterbacks all better than Tebow. Four altogether. Pat White is being groomed to be mini RG3 should it become necessary.


34 posted on 09/06/2013 10:24:51 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

George didn’t turn off owners with his ego. He turned off coaches by constantly not running the plays they called and replacing them with long bombs that fell incomplete. There’s plenty of guys in the NFL giving at least as much reverence to God as Tebow, they’re in the NFL because they ALSO do their job, which Tebow does not.


35 posted on 09/06/2013 10:26:25 AM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
"With Tebow it is his unabashed reverence and honoring of God that torques the owners;"

A few players and some fans don't like him for his religion, but Tebow is not the only player who is a Christian and willing to say so, and owners will not reject a player for his religious beliefs. After last week's pre-season game between Oakland and Seattle, a group of players from both teams - including Seattle QB Russell Wilson - knelt down on the field and said a brief prayer.
36 posted on 09/06/2013 10:26:52 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: TangledUpInBlue

He didn’t take them further than Manning. Both lost in the divisional round. The difference is that Tebow limped them into the playoffs on a 3 game losing streak so they had to play in the wild card round, while Manning flew into the playoffs on an 11 game win streak so they got the bye. So Tebow’s win was in a game Manning didn’t have to play.


37 posted on 09/06/2013 10:28:12 AM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Why “must” he? Is he desperate to play in the NFL? Your statements indicate he is.

His statements indicate otherwise.


38 posted on 09/06/2013 10:29:00 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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Guess that’s why he took Denver to the playoffs in his first season.

In spite of him, not because of him. Or maybe you did not watch that playoff game against NE?

39 posted on 09/06/2013 10:36:55 AM PDT by gdani
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"Why “must” he? Is he desperate to play in the NFL? Your statements indicate he is."

I don't care whether he plays in the NFL or not, or whether he is at this time willing to forget about playing in the NFL; I'm saying IF he wants to play in the NFL, he will have to accept whatever situation he is offered, which may not be what he wants. OF COURSE he has a right to refuse an offer that doesn't appeal to him and to pursue other interests outside of the NFL. Tebow is an adult, not a 5 year-old, and I don't think he needs people protecting and defending him as they would a 5 year-old.
40 posted on 09/06/2013 10:37:24 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: TangledUpInBlue

I’d love for the bucs to pick him up.

it’d radically help ticket sales, viewership/ tv ratings and it’s not like he could hurt their performance


41 posted on 09/06/2013 10:38:56 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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“it’d radically help ticket sales, viewership/ tv ratings and it’s not like he could hurt their performance.”

Well, don’t sell the Bucs short. Their Defense is going to be much improved. I think you guys will like Schiano - and he’s a good man. Revis helps.

But, Tampa does still have questions at the QB spot. It’s interesting. Though I think the Jets brought Tebow here with the idea of selling tickets and it didn’t materialize. But the Jets are another disasterous topic altogether and there were reasons way beyond Tebow as to why that was the case.

Regardless, I’m just thrilled the NFL is back!


42 posted on 09/06/2013 10:41:55 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Tebow is very well liked in FL, so the tickets would sell.

NY would never see a bump because of a pro-Christian player.

FL is a different story


43 posted on 09/06/2013 10:46:56 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

Agreed. But I think Tebow is popular all over. His jersey sold like crazy here. There was just no “ticket bump”


44 posted on 09/06/2013 10:49:46 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

I do think it’s a bit humorous that some on a conservative website would give Tebow such a hard time for trying to succeed in a career of his choosing. That’s his right. He may not make it, but it’s certainly his right to try and I applaud him for it.

That said, his body of work indicates he needs to be flexible. Look at a guy like Joe Webb, who was wrongly made into a quarterback by the Vikings and is now transitioning to wide receiver. Tebow is blessed with the ability, and the name, to still try to choose his own destiny, but he needs to be smart about it.


45 posted on 09/06/2013 10:52:21 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Tebow had three issues coming into the league:

1. Accuracy
2. Windup delivery
3. Adjusting to the speed of the game.

If he doesn't improve on all three he will struggle making a roster.

46 posted on 09/06/2013 10:59:23 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

ticket sales are very dependent on the local population

NY is hard left therefore tough to overcome the religious bigotry

(I’m not very religious but even I can see the anti-Christian bigotry of the left)


47 posted on 09/06/2013 11:14:42 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: DesertRhino
Guess that’s why he took Denver to the playoffs in his first season. And took ‘em further than Manning did last year.

Manning threw for seven touchdowns last night against last year's Superbowl winner. I don't think anyone in Denver is saying, "Gee, if only we still had Tebow..."

48 posted on 09/06/2013 11:18:29 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Peyton Manning is getting older; at some point he is going to get hurt and will be forced to retire. At that point there may be many in Denver saying: “Gee, if only we still had Tebow...”


49 posted on 09/06/2013 11:31:58 AM PDT by thejokker
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To: thejokker
At that point there may be many in Denver saying: “Gee, if only we still had Tebow...”

After having watched him basically flunked out from two other teams I highly doubt that anyone in Denver will wish for the return of Tebow. Regardless of who the next starter is.

50 posted on 09/06/2013 11:34:23 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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