They say you should never kick a man when
he's down he's deactivated due to a rib injury.
"When Tim was here we saw the issues up close," said the Broncos player who, along with other players, asked not to be identified. "The Jets didn't, and now they are seeing the problems, too."
"Of course we're comparing this year to last year," said another player. "This year we won the division with four games left. That's all Peyton Manning. If Tebow was here, we'd still be squeaking out wins, or losing games we shouldn't be losing. The division would be coming down to the last game.
"I've been following Tim in New York and I feel horrible for him. Everyone here, I think, wants the best for him. He's a good guy. But you can't turn Tim into something he's not, and he's not really an NFL quarterback. He's more of a gimmick player."
These are tough times for The Ultimate Teammate™, but we're sure he'll get through it with the help of The Good Book. Perhaps he should consider the story of Joseph, whose own family sold him into slavery. He later became
starting quarterback Governor of Egypt.
Skip Bayless is at the ready. So is NFL.com's Marc Sessler, who just wrote:
It's hard not to feel for Tebow. The repeated target of anonymous criticism deserves better from his former teammates in Denver and his current ones in New York. If nothing else, Tebow has been an example of the ultimate team player -- something his unidentified detractors will never be.
Awww. My heart just grew four sizes reading that.