Count NFL Hall of Famer John Madden in as a member of the Bob Griffin III Fan Club.
“And at some point, I have to admit that I said this, it just came out, I said ‘RG3’s the best player in the NFL today.'” Madden said on his on SiriusXM NFL Radio show with Adam Schein and Rich Gannon. “That’s what I really thought. Those words did come out. Now, I don’t know that I’m gonna live with that or back that up the rest of the season.”
“You know, the thing that he did that was so amazing was he reminded me — and I don’t mean to throw names around — but he reminded me of a Tim Tebow that can pass,”
“You know, Tim Tebow, when he was playing for Denver last year, he would tend to freeze the defenses, because they weren’t sure if it was run or pass, if he was gonna hand off or run. I mean, he couldn’t pass like RG3 — (Griffin) can throw the ball — but he has a tendency to freeze the defense.”
I respect the hell out of Tim Tebow. Some have said that his public persona is a front. My response – who cares? The amount of energy and effort one must exert to remain cheerful, positive and smiling at all times must be draining. I don’t particularly think much of his quarterback skills, but a lot of athletes can learn a thing or two on how to properly craft and maintain a public image simply by watching Tebow’s moves. Case in point – Tebow paid a visit to Boomer Esiason’s radio show today, nearly three weeks after Esiason blasted Tebow over the airwaves and said the Jets should cut him. Tebow kept things positive in his response to the questions and concerns the former QB had about his presence on the New York Jets sidelines. Continue reading
Lost in the Tebow lovefest put on by ESPN is the fact that the New York Jets enter the 2012 season as a team viewed as having a pretty decent shot at finishing the year in the bottom third of the league. So far this preseason, the Jets remain the only team that has yet to score a touchdown. The offense has looked equally anemic under the reigns of both current starter Mark Sanchez and backup Tim Tebow. The shortcomings on the offensive side of the ball were not lost on Jets All-World cornerback Darrelle Revis, who shared his concerns on his team’s current predicament. Continue reading
Tim Tebow posted four completions on eight attempts with one interception and rushed for 34 yards on four carries as the New York Jets lost their preseason opener to the Cincinnati Bengals 17-6. Starter Mark Sanchez finished his night with four completions as well on six attempts. It was a rather ho-hum debut for New York’s much discussed QB tandem as the offense as a whole struggled to generate anything significant on the ground and through the air. The Jets will look to turn things around next week when they head back home when they take on the Giants.
As an analyst for CBS’s NFL broadcasts and a sports radio personality, former quarterback Boomer Esiason is no stranger to voicing his opinion. Earlier today, he pulled no punches when discussing the New York Jets quarterback situation, with current starter Mark Sanchez in the unenviable position of having the football savior himself, Tim Tebow, leering over his shoulder. Continue reading
Bill Parcels once said, “If you have two starting quarterbacks, you have no quarterback”. Apparently, the New York Jets don’t agree with that thought. Trading for Tim Tebow during the offseason was either a master stroke of marketing genius by the Jets front office, or a slick way to move on from current starting quarterback, Mark Sanchez. Regardless of their intent, the Jets acquisition of Tebow has President Barack Obama worried, and he feels Jets fans should be worried, too. Continue reading
The New York Jets would have you believe that they maintain full confidence in quarterback Mark Sanchez’s ability to lead their offense. The offseason trade for Tim Tebow flies in the face of that.
How has the beginning of Tebow’s first Jets training camp gone? Not too well, if the fans in attendance are to be believed. ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini has more. Continue reading