There’s no in-between with Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow

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Tim Tebow runs out to the Eagles’ practice field. (Tim Hawk | For NJ.com)
Mark Eckel | For NJ Advance MediaBy Mark Eckel | For NJ Advance Media 
on August 03, 2015 at 5:30 AM, updated August 03, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Eagles quarterbacks through the years have polarized their fan base. Randall Cunningham did it through the mid 1980s into the ’90s. Donovan McNabb did in the 2000s.

Mention either one of their names still today and you get the pros and cons of their career. And rarely is anyone down the middle.

Tim Tebow, fighting for a backup spot on this 2015 Eagles team, might be even more polarizing than either Cunningham or McNabb.

Perhaps because of his beliefs and Christian lifestyle coupled with the fact that he’s won with a unique style of play he generates the kind of love/hate that very few players can.

“I learned a long time ago to only worry about what I can control  and you can’t control everything,” Tebow told NJ Advance Media after Sunday’s first training camp practice. “I can control my attitude, my effort, how I treat people. And that’s the most important thing. That’s just my goal every day to be the best I can on the field and off the field. And just set a good example.”

And that’s what he’s done from his National Championship, Heisman Trophy winning days at the University of Florida to his AFC West title and playoff win with the Denver Broncos to his past two years out of the league.


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It dismays his critics, but gives his fans more reasons to cheer.

“It’s always good to have people who support you, too,” Tebow said. “You just have to be really focused on your mindset. It’s never as good as it seems and it’s never as bad as it seems. It’s always somewhere in between.”

Which is a place Tebow never falls. Even in the media where we’re all supposed to down the middle, Tebow falls on one side or the other.

In the locker room, however, he has support. His teammates see that attitude, that hard work and can’t help but be impressed.

“I’ve seen how dedicated he is everyday,” linebacker Brandon Graham, who made headlines last week when he told a radio station that Tebow will makes the team and play a lot. “I root for a guy like that, that isn’t just talking. Somebody that comes in and works everyday.”

“He is a real cool, calm guy. Spiritual, obviously. Once he puts his mind to something, he’s dedicated. I’m normally the first one in here. It’s me, (wide receiver) Jordan Matthews and Tebow. We got our core little group. I see him in here every day and he is the last one in here all the time. I’ll come in on the off days sometimes, at around 6 p.m. to go in the hot tub or steam room, and Tebow is still in the building.”

Tebow partook in his first training camp practice since he was cut by New England in 2013, Sunday. There were natural ups and downs, but for the most part he looked good.

“Some things went well, some things I need to work on, but it felt good to be back out there and get going in the offense,” he said. “I had to get some rust off. It was fun.”

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29 Responses to “There’s no in-between with Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow”

    • ck says:

      Sage: Guess Mr “SHORPAA” is trying to redeem himself after the D+ rating episode and did you read the post he put up by someone imitating a so-called “Tebow fan”? Now, that was not exactly a true portrait and put out there for the sole purpose of labeling…jmo; especially, when most Tebow fans are NOT fringe. Will make one exception of a lapse in judgement on his part since he is only a senior in college w/major in journalism, lol!

      The good news is, you can bet Tebow is focused on what he does best which is winning competitions/games and ignores the “LILLIPUTIANS” OR BETTER YET, USES ALL THE NEGATIVE CRITICISM TO EXCEL BY OVERCOMING IT WITH EVEN MORE DETERMINATION!!!! GO TEBOW!!!!

  1. ck says:

    Like I said, this Eckel guy is GREAT!!! Thanks for posting Buzzy and you are pretty GREAT too at hosting The Tebowzone!!!:D

    Buzzy Says : Thanks But I am Just a Poorly Paid Editor.

  2. ck says:

    Read where Tebow had an even better day but Sanchez aka “buttfumble” nailed it by hitting the “FLYSWATTER” AND LOTS OF INCOMPLETIONS LOL!!! GUESS THAT EXCLUSIVE PRACTICE HE HAD W/PLAYERS IN THE OFF SEASON WORKED WELL AND EVEN BACKFIRED!!! BARKLEY IS ANOTHER STORY AND GUESS SANCHEZ IS RUBBING OFF ON HIM SINCE THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME JMO!!!

  3. ck says:

    Announced that it will be full contact (PADS) starting on Tuesday. Let the games begin…GO TEBOW/GBPT!!!:)

  4. bubbaelvis says:

    Tebow has a great day today, full contact tomorrow. And so it begins…..
    Buzzy Says : QBs are Red Shirted

  5. Sage says:

    Very nice to hear from a variety of sources that Tebow had a good day.

    This is probably the best NFL training camp Tim has ever had the opportunity to particpate in.

    • Sage says:

      The most opportunity extended to him. John Fox gave him about 6 minutes.

      • ck says:

        Sage: They just threw him out there that is for sure and it was sink or swim…well, at least he was able to do what they thought he couldn’t do and that was WIN! You are 100% right, Sage!

  6. ck says:

    According to Shorr, report card for Monday was as follows:
    Bradford = A; Sanchez = C; Tebow = B+; Barkley = B. Plus, Tebow threw completions in very tight situations between two defenders and only intended WR caught it despite heavy traffic…sounds like the two QBs (Tebow & Bradford) who are learning the system for the first time are in a better position than S&B…hmmmmmmmmmmm! Will have to re-evaluate Shorr’s rating to at least a C+, ha, ha!

    • brandi says:

      Eliott showed an email he got. He’s not the first Philly Reporter to do this. I think these guys are getting hammered with emails and some are pretty bad. Saying they obviously “hate Christians” and alot worse.

      Why anyone thinks this stuff somehow helps Tim is beyond me.

      • Sage says:

        First, when you have 50 million fans, some are going to be jerks.

        Second, I wouldn’t exlcude the possibility of “false flag.” This is big among leftist politicos who are bent on changing the world and are tired of waiting for the people they hate to defame themselves.

        Yes, you’re not interested in politics. But as they say, politics are interested in you.

        • ck says:

          Sage: Well said. Unfortunately, the stranger the Email the more ratings and it is a smokescreen too like you stated “false flag”! “Don’t like the message, shoot the messenger” aka!

        • brandi says:

          Politics doesn’t want any part of this. My Byte is much worse than my bark.

  7. Bubbaelvis says:

    Even though QB’s have the red jersey and can’t be hit, it is still a whole different level when the pads come on. It is a lot different in pads then in shorts. Bodies are flying and the intensity ramps up to a near game like level. I believe Tebow will thrive and Sanchez/ Barkley will be exposed for the mediocre QB’s they are. I am not sure about Bradford. If he can get beyond worrying about the knee, he will be fine. One thing for sure, Tebow will leave it all out on the field.

    • brandi says:

      The consensus has pretty much become that Tim will make the Eagles Roster. There are even growing rumors in Philly that it’s already been decided, that in fact that decision was made before he was even signed.

      Anyone who’s followed Tim closely…who can put aside for a minute their anger and assumption that one way or another the NFL will find another way of sticking it to Tim…probably would think that going in. After New York, Tim & his Camp have been pretty adamant about not getting jerked around anymore. It’s one reason I never got too worked up about the Patriots either signing or releasing him. Tim trusts them and if that was nothing but a chance to get some exposure time with people he felt good being around that was enough. With Brady’s contract extension, it was hard for it to have ever been much more than that. The short yardage, RedZone and last minutes of the Game…things Tim excels at…aren’t Patriots weaknesses.

      Unlike the Eagles. They’ve been lousy at all of those.

    • ck says:

      Bubbaelvis: Looks like someone already had an ACL injury and believe it was a LB w/their season being noted as finished and that was without pads!

  8. David Oliver says:

    Buzzy, et ALL – Video of Tim Tebow Evaluation and Future Discussion:

    DAVID WEINBERG, Staff Writer, Press of Atlantic City..
    “Eagles camp notebook: Tim Tebow sharp on Day 1”

    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/local/eagles/eagles-camp-notebook-tim-tebow-sharp-on-day/article_150db83a-9a23-5a0f-9b4e-109e0fb2bcd9.html

  9. David says:

    Eliot Shorr-Parks ‏@EliotShorrParks 3h3 hours ago
    “Here comes Tim Tebow!” — crowd goes wild. #Eagles

    • ck says:

      Thanks David…getting ready to check that out!!!

      • David Oliver says:

        Buzzy, et ALL – Hot off A press..

        Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez stats from Eagles training
        camp – Report Card:

        Eliot Shorr-Parks> ‏ Here are the Eagle’s QB stats from today. Bradford, Tebow, Sanchez, Barkley — they all struggled.

        http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2015/08/sam_bradford_tim_tebow_mark_sanchez_stats_from_tra.html

        • David Oliver says:

          Mark Eckel.. overview also:

          PHILADELPHIA — In front of a good-sized training-camp crowd and playing on the field where they play their home games none of the Eagles quarterbacks had a particular good day, Tuesday.

          Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Matt Barkley all struggled somewhat in the team’s first open practice to the fans at Lincoln Financial Field.

          Bradford had trouble with a couple of snaps from center and was not nearly as sharp as he was in the team’s first two days at the NovaCare Complex.

          Sanchez was also a bit erratic throwing the ball and missed on a couple of deep throws.

          Tebow did not throw the ball as well as he had Monday or Sunday, but much to the delight of the crowd, ran the option for what would have been a long gain in regular-game conditions.

          Here are some other observations from Day 3 of training camp:

          http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2015/08/sam_bradford_tim_tebow_and_other_observations_from_2.html

          • ck says:

            David O.: Guess who got an F on the report card today and who had the highest score of all QBs? Barkley = F and the star QB Tebow had the highest at C+ and Bradford had a C- and Sanchez = C…If the receivers had not dropped the ball, Tebow would have had a touchdown + it was “RIGHT ON THEMONEY”, as someone stated–when are we going to see some film?:(
            Thanks David O. for posting…on it!

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