Kicker Jay Feeley Tells The Story Of When Tim Tebow Threw 13 Consecutive Incompletions With No Defense
Black Sports Online- “He’s such a dichotomy for me. Because I really respect the person, the man, the things that he believes in and the things he does off the field,” Feely said. “He was the single-worst quarterback I ever saw in my career in the NFL.”
“I watched him one day … I sat and watched him do routes on air with Ken Whisenhunt as we were playing the Broncos,” Feely said. “And routes on air, there’s no [defensive backs], you know exactly what he’s going to run, there’s no pass rush. He had like 13 incompletions on routes on air. Jim, you and I could go out and do routes on air and we would complete most of our passes.”
You know what, I actually respect Tim Tebow. Not as a football player. Not as a quarterback. Not as a religious zealot. I respect Tim Tebow the person. Growing up most of us are told not to let anybody tell us what we can't do. However, what if that 'anybody' was everybody. Look at this panel of people up there completely eviscerating Tebow's talents as a quarterback. A retired NBA player and an NFL kicker. A fucking kicker. The guy that is borderline when it comes to being treated as a member of the team is comfortable enough to go on national television and downplay your 'talents' as a quarterback. Do you know how many fucks you have to lack to not let that kind of criticism affect you? All of them. All the fucks. This would be like Frank Kaminsky criticizing your looks, or Charles Barkley criticizing your golf swing. You can't just take that in stride. Jay Feeley hasn't used his arm on a football field maybe ever, and he is still implying that he is a better quarterback than you? How does a man smile through that? Fuck making an NFL roster, I am just happy that Tebow hasn't killed himself yet. I'm not saying I want to be friends with him, but by all accounts he is a genuinely nice guy. All athletes accept the fact that the glorious life of a professional athlete comes with a certain amount of public backlash when things go poorly. However, no one is prepared to face that very same backlash without the generous paycheck to go along with it.
Imagine if you weren't able to find work doing your dream job for 2-3 years. Then once you finally got said job, no one was happy for you, and everyone felt bad for your coworkers. Think about how many times a friend posts on Facebook or Instagram about something awesome that happened to them personally. The comment section is ALWAYS littered with congratulatory sentiments. How many times do you think Tim Tebow heard "congratulations" when he was signed by the Eagles? Thank God he has Jesus, because other than our Lord and Savior and his family there is not a single person on Earth that is happy for Tim Tebow. I don't like the man, but goddamn it I respect his irrational belief in himself despite all evidence to the contrary.
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