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Is it Tebow Time in Tampa?

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08:32 PM ET 01.02 | Tim Tebow is almost certain to be on his way out of New York, and the hot topic for both the average and hardcore sports fan is the future destination of the former Heisman winner. Many reports have surfaced connecting Tebow strongly with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but with so much uncertainty in the Jacksonville front office, it is unlikely that any information on the Jaguars' future comes from a source who has a connection to the 2013 coaching staff. So that leaves the door open for other teams to get involved, and while it's unlikely there is another situation where Tebow can walk in as a day one starter, there are certainly some options for the former Gator to compete for playing time. The question is, will the team Tebow ends up with be in Florida, located in Tampa, not Jacksonville?

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January 3, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Possibly...but not as a starting QB.

January 3, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Tampa is small market...they COULD use help selling jerseys...

January 3, 2013  09:40 AM ET

I just love the HATE about people that go after people that belive in GOD and Jesus Christ.But if Mr.Tebow was a muslium would the press and the jets and denver and others would blast and tear him down for his love of our GOD.

January 3, 2013  09:48 AM ET

I'm by no means a Tebow fan but I just wish this kid would work on his mechanics more and be dedicated to their craft like the top QB's in this league... If Tebow had and bit of accuracy on his throws he'd be a load to deal with from opposing teams...

January 3, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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I'm by no means a Tebow fan but I just wish this kid would work on his mechanics more and be dedicated to their craft like the top QB's in this league... If Tebow had and bit of accuracy on his throws he'd be a load to deal with from opposing teams...

Some people just aren't that good. Tebow isn't a good QB, there are literally thousands of QB's who've thrown the ball better.

It like pitchers, not all of them are good and no change in mechanics can change that.

January 3, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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I just love the HATE about people that go after people that belive in GOD and Jesus Christ.But if Mr.Tebow was a muslium would the press and the jets and denver and others would blast and tear him down for his love of our GOD.

I'm really confused about this thread. I tried reading it a couple of times and found my brain cells committing suicide because of it.

Once more, in English please.

January 3, 2013  09:58 AM ET

There are plenty of the thugs and low-lifes in pro sports and yet people have to hate on someone who just happens to be a stand-up guy, regardless of what anyone may think of his faith. Makes no sense. People talk about how athletes should be role models and here we finally have one and all folks can do is rip on him. And Tim just keeps his head up and moves forward.

January 3, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I'm really confused about this thread. I tried reading it a couple of times and found my brain cells committing suicide because of it.Once more, in English please.

Not thread, post. See what happens when you read that quote more than once?

January 3, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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There are plenty of the thugs and low-lifes in pro sports and yet people have to hate on someone who just happens to be a stand-up guy, regardless of what anyone may think of his faith. Makes no sense. People talk about how athletes should be role models and here we finally have one and all folks can do is rip on him. And Tim just keeps his head up and moves forward.

Why not base his abilities on just his football talent? Bringing up the religion doesn't help the cause.

Athletes shouldn't be role models. Leave that to people that actually make a difference.

January 3, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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Some people just aren't that good. Tebow isn't a good QB, there are literally thousands of QB's who've thrown the ball better.It like pitchers, not all of them are good and no change in mechanics can change that.

You are absolutely right... But if the kid had the work ethic of say Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Peyton and others he'd be at least a serviceable starter in this league... It's like he just shows up because he's paid to and then preaches the "Word" to draw attention to himself...

January 3, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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Why not base his abilities on just his football talent? Bringing up the religion doesn't help the cause.Athletes shouldn't be role models. Leave that to people that actually make a difference.

If he were being criticized based solely on his skills I would agree but that's not the case. And you're right, most athletes shouldn't be and aren't role models. But some are and they actually do make a difference, not on the field but in their communities where it counts. Tim happens to be one of them.

January 3, 2013  10:21 AM ET

The Fans down there love him, why not?

January 3, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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You are absolutely right... But if the kid had the work ethic of say Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Peyton and others he'd be at least a serviceable starter in this league... It's like he just shows up because he's paid to and then preaches the "Word" to draw attention to himself...

Lot of assumptions here. You know all about his work ethic? Do you watch him everyday at practice? No, he's not the most talented NFL quarterback, far from it. But what's wrong with showing up and doing your job because that's what you're paid to do? And maybe he preaches the Word to just to draw attention to the Word.

January 3, 2013  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Some people just aren't that good. Tebow isn't a good QB, there are literally thousands of QB's who've thrown the ball better.It like pitchers, not all of them are good and no change in mechanics can change that.

Not that you are necessarily wrong, but there have been successful qbs who didn't have a great arm and plenty of flops who did. Let's actually see Timmy play for a full season somewhere before we decide which group he falls into.

January 3, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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Lot of assumptions here. You know all about his work ethic? Do you watch him everyday at practice? No, he's not the most talented NFL quarterback, far from it. But what's wrong with showing up and doing your job because that's what you're paid to do? And maybe he preaches the Word to just to draw attention to the Word.

Leave religion out of it, base it simply on his on field talent.

As far as the preaching part, that doesn't belong in sports. I'm sure there are a lot of other players who are religious as well, but they don't feel the need to let the entire world know. That's doing it the right way. If he wants to bring attention, then be a preacher and be done with it.

January 3, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Lot of assumptions here. You know all about his work ethic? Do you watch him everyday at practice? No, he's not the most talented NFL quarterback, far from it. But what's wrong with showing up and doing your job because that's what you're paid to do? And maybe he preaches the Word to just to draw attention to the Word.

You obviously don't get it... nothing wrong with preaching the "Word" but if he is sucking at his craft he should work on improving it... that's the purpose of having good work ethic... Kid will be out the league in a year if not sooner if he keeps this up

January 3, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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Not that you are necessarily wrong, but there have been successful qbs who didn't have a great arm and plenty of flops who did. Let's actually see Timmy play for a full season somewhere before we decide which group he falls into.

To be fair, what has he done to earn it? His throws sail around the field, sometimes making it to the receiver, but more times than not, they don't.

Honestly, I don't think he deserves a full season to "prove" himself based on what he's done. He'll be 26 at the beginning of the next season, and hasn't shown anything at the NFL level, even in the over half season he played last year.

I'm not a GM and not in a position to make the call, but he seems to be more name than substance.

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January 3, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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To be fair, what has he done to earn it? His throws sail around the field, sometimes making it to the receiver, but more times than not, they don't.Honestly, I don't think he deserves a full season to "prove" himself based on what he's done. He'll be 26 at the beginning of the next season, and hasn't shown anything at the NFL level, even in the over half season he played last year.I'm not a GM and not in a position to make the call, but he seems to be more name than substance.

How about, at this moment in time he has a winning record as a starter? Look I'm not saying you're wrong just that the evidence does not support either argument. So he goes to the Jags or Bucs, or whoever and let's see what happens

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