NEW YORK — David Garrard is leaving the New York Jets, just two months after joining the team.
“Having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices. Limiting what I can do,” Garrard wrote in a text message to SiriusXM radio host Adam Schein on Wednesday.
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The NFL Tim Tebow Report ( made the list from what I read or Posted it may change as time passes from Maybe to yes , no ,?= I dont know ) if any user finds a change leave a link and i will update the List
1. San Francisco 49ers maybe
2. Denver Broncos NO
3. Seattle Seahawks NO
4. Atlanta Falcons ?
5. Baltimore Ravens ?
6. New England Patriots NO
7. Green Bay Packers NO
8. Houston Texans ?
9. Cincinnati Bengals ?
10. Minnesota Vikings ?
11. Chicago Bears Maybe
12. Indianapolis Colts NO
13. Washington Redskins Maybe
14. St. Louis Rams Maybe
15. New York Giants ?
16. New Orleans Saints Maybe
17. Dallas Cowboys MAYBE
18. Detroit Lions Maybe
19. Pittsburgh Steelers Maybe
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Maybe
21. Miami Dolphins Naybe
22. Kansas City Chiefs No
23. San Diego Chargers No
24. Philadelphia Eagles Maybe
25. Tennessee Titans ?
26. Buffalo Bills NO
27. Carolina Panthers Maybe
28. Cleveland Browns NO
29. Arizona Cardinals NO
30. New York Jets NO
31. Jacksonville Jaguars NO
32. Oakland Raiders NO
?=8 Maybe=12 No=12
Report: ‘No chance’ Tim Tebow joins Pats
By James Walker | ESPN.com
Former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has been free to sign with any NFL team for two weeks. However, it’s been mostly crickets in terms of interest.
The New England Patriots were one team linked to acquiring Tebow at a discounted rate in free agency. Former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels drafted Tebow in the first round in 2010 and is now the offensive coordinator in New England. The Patriots also like versatile players who can handle multiple positions.
But Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports reports, via a source, that there is “no chance” Tebow lands in New England. Although McDaniels may be open to the possibility, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reportedly does not like Tebow as a player. Belichick has final say in all personnel matters in New England. So if Tebow can’t pass the Belichick test, he won’t be on New England’s roster.
Options appear very thin for Tebow to return to the NFL this upcoming season. The Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars were the two strongest possibilities. New England is now reportedly out and Jacksonville, which is Tebow’s hometown, does not appear willing to succumb to public pressure.
Are the Oakland Raiders an Option for Tim Tebow?
by Ryan Sakamoto Oakland Raiders
There is no surprise that the word circus is associated with current free-agent Tim Tebow. The controversial quarterback, who is hated by some and loved by many, is making his rounds around the NFL rumor mill. The latest and craziest news surrounding Tebow comes out of Jacksonville, where a guy by the name of John Morgan sent the following tweet:
I will pay $25/seat & take down the tarp so all kids who can’t afford it see an @nfl game. #Jaguars#Tebow
— John Morgan (@JohnMorganESQ) May 10, 2013
This is the type of media attention Tebow garners, whether he likes it or not. No NFL team in their right mind, will want this type of distraction, which is a big reason why he is still on the unemployment list. The media debate surrounding Tebow is that he wins, but wins ugly. Some NFL analysts suggest he is not a prototypical quarterback, but rather just a solid football player, able to run the wild-cat, as NFL analyst Eric Davis, said:
“I honestly think the Redskins would be a good fit for him. If there is a spot for Tebow to do what he does – be that Wildcat-type quarterback – the Redskins are a place where you have a coach in Mike Shanahan who’s in charge, that can say, ‘This is what’s going on,’ where he’s not really worried about what is happening.”
So with all this unwanted attention, should the Oakland Raiders take a chance on the controversial quarterback? The answer is simply no.
The Raiders already have Matt Flynn as the starter, and if he goes down, that would immediately stir up the controversy between QB Terrelle Pryor and QB Tim Tebow. Let’s face it, no matter who’s under center, if Tebow is on the roster, the Tebow talk will follow. If the Raiders do take a risk on Tebow, they will be in for some unwanted media attention, and we all know that new GM Reggie McKenzie does not want that.
So with Tebow on the free-agent market, do not be surprised if the Raiders, like so many other NFL teams have already done, pass up on the former Heisman Trophy winner.
Browns’ Lombardi: Tim Tebow ‘not the vision of where we’re headed’
By Will Brinson | CBSSports
Tim Tebow has all the time in the world to find a place to play football. The problem is finding someone who will take him. And the list of potential NFL teams is a little bit smaller today, with the Browns officially being taken off the list.
At least that’s the case based on Mike Lombardi’s comments to the media following a luncheon at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Club. The Browns GM was pretty harsh, pointing out that Tebow needs to go “somewhere where he can develop as a passer.”
“I think Tim Tebow’s a great kid. Unfortunately, I think Tim has to get somewhere where he can develop as a passer. It’s a passing league,” Lombardi said. “Last year there was only one team in the NFL that ran the ball in the first half more than it threw. One.”
Lombardi continued to (correctly) point out the importance of passing in the NFL and said that “Tim’s got to be able to develop that skill” before noting that the “style of play” involved with having Tebow on your roster is “not the vision” for that team.
“When you commit to Tim, like Denver did the last eight games of the 2011 season, you’re committing to that whole style of play,” Lombardi said. “It’s all or nothing. And that becomes very difficult.
“That’s kind of not the vision of where we’re headed.”
A vision involving Tebow is something that a lot of teams don’t seem interested in at the moment. Even a club like the Patriots or Packers, who would present a quality scenario for Tebow to sit and improve with a locked-in starter, probably won’t want to deal with the circus that comes along with Tebow. (Or maybe they “hate” him.)
Tebow’s former coordinator not interested in reunion
Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY Sports
SAN DIEGO – New San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy has a more extensive – and successful – history with Tim Tebow than any other coach in the NFL.
McCoy was the Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator and called plays for Tebow in the quarterback’s 16 starts in 2010 and 2011, including two playoff games.
WHAT’S NEXT?: Tebow mum on future
So as Tebow approaches his second week of unemployment since being released by the New York Jets, could a reunion with McCoy be possible in San Diego?
Not likely, McCoy told USA TODAY Sports on Friday after the first day of the Chargers rookie minicamp.
“We’re very happy with our roster we currently have,” McCoy said.
McCoy and the Broncos coaching staff reworked their entire offensive playbook to install a read-option offense for Tebow midway through the 2011 season. But that read-option will not be part of the Chargers scheme under quarterback Philip Rivers. McCoy said the Chargers are also happy with backup Charlie Whitehurst.
In saying he was satisfied with the overall roster, McCoy seemed to indicate the Chargers wouldn’t look at bringing Tebow to San Diego to play a different position. The only glaring hole on the Chargers’ roster now is at left tackle.
San Diego has have recently hosted veterans Bryant McKinnie and Max Starks on free agent visits. McKinnie re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens, but Starks remains a possibility. Until then, King Dunlap is expected to be with the first-team offense when the team holds its first full-team organized team activity practice on Monday.
“You’ll know if we make any changes,” McCoy said.
By Bob Greene,
Lt. Col. James Doolittle leans over a bomb on the USS Hornet deck just
before his “Raiders” began the bombing raid on Tokyo .
* This week, the few remaining Doolittle Raiders will reunite.
* In 1942 the 80 men bombed Tokyo in death-defying mission,
retaliation for Pearl Harbor .
* A case of 80 goblets is brought to their annual reunions. When a
Raider dies a cup is upended.
* This year, there are four left. They’ll toast the Raiders with aged
cognac, and end reunions.
It’s the cup of brandy that no one wants to drink. On Tuesday, in Fort
Walton Beach , Florida , the surviving Doolittle Raiders will gather
publicly for the last time. They once were among the most universally admired
and revered men in the United States . There were 80 of the Raiders in April
1942, when they carried out one of the most courageous and heart-stirring
military operations in this nation’s history. The mere mention of their
unit’s name, in those years, would bring tears to the eyes of grateful
Now only four survive.
After Japan ‘s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor , with the United States reeling
and wounded, something dramatic was needed to turn the war effort around.
Even though there were no friendly airfields close enough to Japan for the
United States to launch a retaliation, a daring plan was devised. Sixteen
B-25s were modified so that they could take off from the deck of an aircraft
carrier. This had never before been tried — sending such big, heavy bombers
from a carrier. The 16 five-man crews, under the command of Lt. Col. James
Doolittle, who himself flew the lead plane off the USS Hornet, knew that
they would not be able to return to the carrier. They would have to hit
Japan and then hope to make it to China for a safe landing. But on the day
of the raid, the Japanese military caught wind of the plan. The Raiders were
told that they would have to take off from much farther out in the Pacific
Ocean than they had counted on. They were told that because of this they
would not have enough fuel to make it to safety.
And those men went anyway.
They bombed Tokyo , and then flew as far as they could. Four planes
crash-landed; 11 more crews bailed out, and three of the Raiders died. Eight
more were captured; three were executed. Another died of starvation in a
Japanese prison camp. One crew made it to Russia .
The Doolittle Raid sent a message from the United States to its enemies, and
to the rest of the world:
We will fight. And, no matter what it takes, we will win.
Of the 80 Raiders, 62 survived the war. They were celebrated as national
heroes, models of bravery. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced a motion picture
based on the raid; “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo,” starring Spencer Tracy and
Van Johnson, was a patriotic and emotional box-office hit, and the phrase
became part of the national lexicon. In the movie-theater previews for the
film, MGM proclaimed that it was presenting the story “with supreme pride.”
Beginning in 1946, the surviving Raiders have held a reunion each April, to
commemorate the mission. The reunion is in a different city each year. In
1959, the city of Tucson , Arizona , as a gesture of respect and gratitude,
presented the Doolittle Raiders with a set of 80 silver goblets. Each goblet
was engraved with the name of a Raider.
Every year, a wooden display case bearing all 80 goblets is transported to
the reunion city. Each time a Raider passes away, his goblet is turned
upside down in the case at the next reunion, as his old friends bear solemn
Also in the wooden case is a bottle of 1896 Hennessy Very Special cognac.
The year is not happenstance: 1896 was when Jimmy Doolittle was born.
There has always been a plan: When there are only two surviving Raiders,
they would open the bottle, at last drink from it, and toast their comrades
who preceded them in death.
As 2013 began, there were five living Raiders; then, in February, Tom
Griffin passed away at age 96.
What a man he was. After bailing out of his plane over a mountainous Chinese
forest after the Tokyo raid, he became ill with malaria, and almost died.
When he recovered, he was sent to Europe to fly more combat missions. He was
shot down, captured, and spent 22 months in a German prisoner of war camp.
The selflessness of these men, the sheer guts … there was a passage in the
Cincinnati Enquirer obituary for Mr. Griffin that, on the surface, had
nothing to do with the war, but that emblematizes the depth of his sense of
duty and devotion:
“When his wife became ill and needed to go into a nursing home, he visited
her every day. He walked from his house to the nursing home, fed his wife
and at the end of the day brought home her clothes. At night, he washed and
ironed her clothes. Then he walked them up to her room the next morning. He
did that for three years until her death in 2005.”
So now, out of the original 80, only four Raiders remain: Dick Cole
(Doolittle’s co-pilot on the Tokyo raid), Robert Hite, Edward Saylor and
David Thatcher. All are in their 90s. They have decided that there are too
few of them for the public reunions to continue.
The events in Fort Walton Beach this week will mark the end. It has come
full circle; Florida ‘s nearby Eglin Field was where the Raiders trained in
secrecy for the Tokyo mission.
The town is planning to do all it can to honor the men: a six-day
celebration of their valor, including luncheons, a dinner and a parade.
Do the men ever wonder if those of us for whom they helped save the country
have tended to it in a way that is worthy of their sacrifice? They don’t
talk about that, at least not around other people. But if you find yourself
near Fort Walton Beach this week, and if you should encounter any of the
Raiders, you might want to offer them a word of thanks. I can tell you from
firsthand observation that they appreciate hearing that they are remembered.
The men have decided that after this final public reunion they will wait
until a later date — sometime this year — to get together once more,
informally and in absolute privacy. That is when they will open the bottle
of brandy. The years are flowing by too swiftly now; they are not going to
wait until there are only two of them.
They will fill the four remaining upturned goblets.
And raise them in a toast to those who are gone.
Broncos vs Bears look at this clip in overtime Tim tebow throws the reciever open 3 times to DT a back sholder Fade and a drop lead and another player a quick pass lead
If you realy think he can not throw I will say those passes were hot and the recievers were
lucky to hang on to the ball,
and two Fox throw aways in the stands and in the dirt But he gain about a 100 yards
in the last 5 min of reg and overtime including a TD so Prather could kick 2 50yard FG
during reg he had no timeouts left so the throw aways stop the clock
DENVER, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — National furniture retailer Furniture Row’s Denver Mattress Company and the Tim Tebow Foundation announced today a charity collaboration to raise funds in support of orphanage services.
For every mattress sold from May 16th until June 13th during the “Your Dreams Improve and so Do Theirs” Campaign, Denver Mattress will donate $15 to the Tim Tebow Foundation (up to $200,000) to help continue their work providing for orphans in the United States and around the world.
“The Foundation exists to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need,” explained Tim. This is the third fundraiser between Furniture Row and the Tim Tebow Foundation since their partnership began in September of 2010. “With the help of great people and amazing companies like Furniture Row’s Denver Mattress Company, we will make a difference.”
“Denver Mattress is pleased to be in a position to work with the Tim Tebow Foundation and to assist in their efforts to help orphans around the globe,” said Dan Visser , President of the Denver Mattress Company. “Together with Tim’s support, Denver Mattress can continue to positively impact lives worldwide.”
Both organizations are looking forward to continuing their endeavors to help those in need.
The Tim Tebow Foundation
The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring FAITH, HOPE and LOVE to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. This mission is being fulfilled everyday through the building of playrooms in children’s hospitals, support for orphans worldwide, building a hospital in the Philippines, and making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. For more on the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit http://www.timtebowfoundation.org
About Denver Mattress Company
Denver Mattress manufactures its mattresses in its Denver-based factory and distributes them to its own retail stores. Denver Mattress employs the latest in manufacturing concepts, eliminates middle men, and operates its own nationwide truck delivery fleet. The extremely cost-efficient production of American-made, high-quality mattresses translates into real value for its customers. Denver Mattress is where you find sleep.® Visit http://www.DenverMattress.com
About Furniture Row Companies
The Specialty Stores of Furniture Row include Denver Mattress, Sofa Mart, Oak Express, and Bedroom Expressions. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Furniture Row operates more than 330 stores in 31 states making it one of America’s largest, family-owned and operated specialty home furnishings and bedding retailers. Visit http://www.FurnitureRow.com
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By John Rozum
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Tim Tebow Receives Praise from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell By John Rozum(Featured Columnist) on May 12, 2013 24,188 reads
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Next Tim Tebow has been through some tough times recently, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is providing him with some support.
In an interview with Steve Wyche of NFL Network, Goodell was asked about Tebow’s future in the NFL:
Well, he’s a great young man. And I try to stay out of the decisions about who should be playing in the NFL and on what team. But as a young man, he’s just a super young guy, and I sure hope he’s part of the NFL going forward. He’s just a terrific young man and represents all of the values that I think all of our players do. I’m very proud of our players. I think, as a group, they’re extraordinary young men, and I love to see the things they’re doing in the community. They’re obviously great athletes on the field, but these are great young men, and Tim’s a good example of that.
Will Tim Tebow play for an NFL team in 2013?
Yes68.3% No31.7% Total votes: 6,735
While this is a nice sentiment, will these words help land Tebow a job with another NFL team?
That all depends on the teams that may become interested in this polarizing player. Obviously, Tebow’s skill set doesn’t fit everywhere, and his lack of development under center remains a concern.
Regardless of Tebow’s numbers since suiting up for the Denver Broncos, however, he has been good for the NFL. His marketability alone is easily among the best in the league, and along with his improvisation on the field, he is a very unpredictable player.
Furthermore, no one will question his undying work ethic.
What occurred with the New York Jets was simply unfortunate, as Gang Green was already in dire straits before Tebow came aboard. Mixing him into the drama only inflated the Jets’ messy situation, but having Tebow at the heart of it kept both the Jets and the NFL in the headlines.
For as popular as the sport already is, Tebow’s presence has taken things to another level.
Forbes’ list of the most influential athletes has Tebow ranked No. 1, and he’s a backup quarterback. That simply speaks to his popularity, which enhances the NFL’s brand and keeps the sport among America’s most popular.
Not many NFL teams seem interested in Tebow at the moment, but there is no doubt that he has the full support of Roger Goodell.