It's not a spin job. Go back and read the article from the thread. They talked about things passing on freaking Adrian Petersen to take Joe Thomas. assing on Matt Ryan to take Jake Long.
Phil Savage's comments go right along with what I am saying:
THAT is the "context" of my reply.Who would have ever predicted that when the Ravens made Oher their first-round pick in 2009? "If there's a great left tackle available, sure, people are still gonna take him," says Phil Savage, executive director of the Senior Bowl and former GM of the Browns. "But I absolutely think you're going to see more and more people rethink the idea of the left tackle as this top-notch, highest-paid, building block kind of player."
This message board is filled with such hyperbole on all sides, which then goes on and on, burns out of control, and becomes a flame war.
1. Tebow is currently not an NFL-caliber QB, and would take years of development AND a team building players and a system around him. His throwing motion is slow and his progression reads are also slow. His accuracy also isn't outstanding. He can work within a system built for him, but not to fit into a pro-style offense. And, when it comes down to it, such gimmick systems DO do some damage, but always some playoff-caliber team figures it out and crushes it.
2. Tebow is a very good athlete. As a RB who could occasionally throw, he could do some damage if a team had a creative offensive coordinator, a good starting QB handing off the ball to him and an offensive line that can block. He could have a run/pass option.
3. Tebow is a likeable guy, and has natural born leader aspects about him. People like him.
4. Tebow is not the only open Christian in pro sports. If you look at every team in any major sport, you can find a large percentage of Christians, many of whom will talk about their belief/relationship with God and quite a few who have appeared on Christian television programs. But Tebow, for one reason or another, gets so much more hate from those who do not care for Christianity or flat-out hate it. LT was on the 700 Club, but he didn't get so much hate. To attack Tebow on his sup-par QB skills would be one thing, but when I see Christ-phobic slams all over the place just because the man is a Christian, that is highly bigoted, low-brow, low-IQ, hate-filled garbage, and it shouldn't be tolerated. Some of the comments, if you change the insult and direct it towards a handicapped person, a gay person, any other religion be it a Muslim, a Jew, or an ethnicity, nationality or skin tone, you'd be rightly reprimanded for it as intolerant and hateful. But, Christian-slams are ok? Nice, guys. Grow up and drop the hate.
5. Tebow is gone. No need to bash the man if you hated him and no need to bash the team if you loved him. Let's see what he does with the rest of his career and let that be that. Enough of this bashing. It's immature and lame.
Oh this is just too funny. The right wing extremists want big government to step in and save tebow. Can't make this stuff up.
why are we still discussing this awful POS punt protector
THANK YOU LORD
But that didn't stop you all from bringing him into the conversation.
Funny thing is that you all were the one's who whined "everything's about Tebow".