As much as I hate the Tebow drones and all of the unnecessary ink Tebow generates, the guy really isn't responsible for it.
I do think Tebow uses the platform he's been given to some extent. He could turn down most of the requests for publicity but until the media gets over their love affair with him, it's going to continue to take front and center of not only the offseason, but the real season as well I'm afraid.
I think the Jets fans are just going to have to bite their lip on this one.
I don't know why people are deciding to get mad about it now. This is the media circus that the team signed up for.
It has indeed only just begun and it is a mistake to think that it will just be big bad ESPN that is going to milk the cow.
The Jets storyline for this season and possibly beyond has been set, and it's all of their own doing.
NFL Network promo that's been running for months now:
Shot of Sanchez throwing in camp, voice over "...and when the competition heats up...", shot of Tebow throwing in camp.
Get used to it.
Good job Woody, Tanny, and Rex. It's only a matter of time before the converted RB is our starting QB.
Right, the problem is that there's a huge national interest in Tebow. He's a clean-cut, well mannered, talented football player and people want to see him succeed. There's no doubt he's talented enough. The question is whether he's talented enough in a specific set of skills that fit into a NFL system.
ESPN is just giving the nation what they want...more Tebow.
Yo Mods - could someone make this thread Stokes-proof? I fear he'd have a stroke.....Stokes Stroke.....hmmmm
- my own thoughts.
There hasn't been nearly the media circus the sky is falling crew predicted. The team isn't split in any way, there are no Tebow followers on this team splitting from the rest.
The controversy is that there is no controversy. Mgt and teammates are firmly in Sanchez's camp. If people watched ESPN, ironic, last night they did a training camp special and Shefter, Mort, etc were amazed by how well the team has handled all of this and how there is no QB controversy. But then again people run here to start threads over imagined issues not reality
True, for now. Let's see what happens if we start the season poorly.The controversy is that there is no controversy. Mgt and teammates are firmly in Sanchez's camp.
Don't watch. I haven't tuned into ESPN for months - literally - therefore the garbage they choose to broadcast has no impact on my feeling of the Jets.
I still like Tebow, and Sanchez, and everyone else. It's as simple as that, because I am not swayed by the annoying and sensationalized media.
Tebow is the face of the Jets franchise to the media now. He is the most recognizable, popular player. The Jets knew this when they made this absurd trade, yet they did it anyway. It is obvious Jets management wants the team to be synonymous with Tebow.
As a longtime Jets fan who thinks Tebow is highly overrated and gets over-the-top coverage, it is painful to know our team is perceived as "Tebow's team"
If it all goes bad this year (which it might), there will be plenty of turnover and Tebow may not even be back.
Pretty sad that our brass seemingly likes attention more than football-smart moves. However, when looking at it from a football standpoint, I like the Tebow trade. Giving up a fourth for him was fine with me. He's proven he can lead a team to a division (albeit a terrible one) win and a playoff win. Giving up a fourth for that is not too bad. He's a nice safety valve in case something happens to #6, and he can be used as a weapon in goal line situations.
I can do without all the media attention, but I am fine with upgrading at the QB position, which is what we did.
Then don't watch ESPN and support our backup Quarterback.