posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:49 AM
Originally posted by meggiddo2012
so what do you guys think about this young man and what would you do differently if you were him?
edit on 27-12-2012 by meggiddo2012 because: (no reason given)
Get a job in the PR department of the NFL. God knows he's been getting enough press lately, he should know how it all works. In fact, he probably
knows that process better then the position of quarterback.
He comes across as a pretty good guy. Naive, but good. I'll give him that, but that's where the admiration stops for me. All of his personal
characteristics aside, the man makes decent money as a second string quarterback in the NFL and, truth be told, he's just not that good. Yeah, he won
the Heisman in college, but that's college. I've been watching football long enough to know that the transition from college ball to pro ball is one
not a lot of players can make successfully. Especially at the quarterback position. Take the Wildcat for instance. He excels at that play and it can
work wonders in college, but in the pro's it's looked at as a trick play. Something you can only get away with once or twice before the defense gets
that number and manhandles it.
The biggest thing that cued me to the fact that Tebow doesn't know the game well is that he expected a lot going to the Jets with Rex Ryan in charge.
Ryan is a defense oriented man. His brother's in charge of the defense in Dallas and their old man was the same way when he was coaching. in my
opinion, Tebow, a Heisman winner with a passion for the game, could've done better because Ryan had no interest in making Tebow a better quarterback.
Nothing personal, but that not where Ryan's priorities lie.
What Ryan did to cause all this fuss in the first place isn't unheard of in the NFL. Coaches do it a lot. Is it a dirty move? By all means. But it's
not illegal if that sort of thing isn't stipulated in the quarterback's contract, which I'm assuming it wasn't.
Again, Tebow may be a nice guy, but he really is naive to the whole process. He needs to find a coach who's more offense oriented, can recognize
Tebow's talent and passion and work it 'till he's more experienced. Maybe then he can be a franchise quarterback, but if not, he can then take his
talent elsewhere and be more beneficial to the game as a whole. As it stands now, all he has is a cheering section for his good behavior. Sorry, but
the NFL doesn't pay out money for that alone.