New England Patriots sign Tim Tebow; Should fans start praying?
It’s OUR Tebow Time – Good God! That’s the headline that ran in a Boston newspaper now that it’s official that the New England Patriots will sign Tim Tebow. He’s expected to join them at practice today.
Tebow will sign as a quarterback but I’m sure coach Bill Belichick will use him in a limited role in key, focused situations. He is very good at doing that with players. In the meantime, Belichick says that a report saying he reportedly “hated Tim Tebow” was false. According to CBS Sports Belichick responded:
“Every single player has strengths and weaknesses. But regardless of that, for anyone to have represented that is the way I feel about Tim Tebow is completely untrue, baseless and irresponsible,” Belichick said, via ESPN Boston. “It is unfortunate that something so inaccurate was reported.”
The question, however, is not whether the Patriots are good for Tim Tebow, but whether Tebow is good for the Patriots. That remains to be seen.
If Belichick can capitalize on Tim Tebow’s strengths on the field, he’ll be praised and Tebow will look amazing. Belichick will show that Tebow has always been “that good”. It was the lack of coaching, not his skill set. It will be in the way the Belichick uses him that makes the difference. According to one scout, that isn’t in the quarterback position:
“He’s not a quarterback,” one scout told ESPN recently. “When you look at his run two years ago, when you watch the tape and break it down, he wasn’t really doing anything that impressive. He’s a tough guy, a great leader, a great person. But he isn’t a good enough quarterback to have all the distractions that come with him.”
I agree. It’s like understanding that while you like to sing, that shouldn’t be your career. Or understanding that you’re not the kind of woman who can live in a situation unhappy just for the benefits. Sometimes you need someone to remind you of your strengths and make them work for you.
In the meantime, Tebow should stick with his greatest strength: prayer.
What do you think?
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