1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    "The Tim Tebow Experience is over in New England"

    "Tebow was released by the Patriots on Saturday, ending another chapter in the 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's wandering pro career, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport was told by a source informed of the move. NFL roster cut tracker: Teams have until 6 p.m. ET on Saturday to reduce their rosters to 53 players. Who has been cut so far? More ...

    Despite the requisite fervor draped upon Tebow's every move, it's far from a surprising transaction if the Patriots intended to fill their 53-man roster with the best players available. With Ryan Mallett firmly in place as Tom Brady's backup, Tebow played himself out of the role during an underwhelming preseason.

    Tebow was signed in June, a move that made some sense considering the presence of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels -- Tebow's former Denver Broncos coach who drafted him in 2010 -- and Bill Belichick, whose affinity for University of Florida players is well-documented.

    Still, the Patriots needed to see Tebow develop as a quarterback in time for the regular season, and he didn't come close: His 11-of-30 passing performance over three preseason appearances netted just 145 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.

    With Tebow coming off an unproductive and chaotic 2012 campaign with the New York Jets, it's fair to wonder if his days in the NFL have drawn to a close. Asked after Thursday night's preseason finale against the New York Giants if he was worried about sitting on the roster bubble, Tebow was typically stoic: "I'm blessed, because of my faith, that I don't have to worry about the future because I know who holds my future," Tebow told reporters. "It's something I try to live by. It really gives you a lot of peace in whatever circumstance I'm in."

    Those circumstances will pull Tebow away from New England. Where he lands next is anyone's guess."

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000236929/article/tim-tebow-cut-by-new-england-patriots

    Surprise or expected?
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    31 Aug '13 19:26
    The only surprising thing is he lasted this long in the NFL.
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    He'll be back.
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    If he plays professionally again, it will be in the CFL.
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    He might have a chance to play in the NFL if were not for his sideline antics. Tebowing, for example, is narcissistic and disgusting.

    This is about playing football on the field.

    Another problem for him is he can't play a position (e.g., TE, RB, WR, etc.) alternate to QB so that he could remain on a roster as a 3rd string QB.

    Hello CFL
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    "Tebow cut by Patriots, plans to keep playing"

    By Howard Ulman Associated Press
    Published: Saturday, Aug. 31 2013 4:15 p.m. MDT
    Updated: 1 hour ago

    New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) looks for a receiver as New York Giants defensive end Justin Trattou (69) closes in during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. Mary Schwalm, Associated Press

    Summary: A Heisman Trophy, a riveting playoff game, an international following.

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A Heisman Trophy, a riveting playoff game, an international following.

    Tim Tebow won all that in his football career.

    On Saturday, he lost his third NFL job in 18 months. It might be hard to find another.

    The quarterback with two big problems — throwing the ball and reading defenses — was cut by the New England Patriots less than 12 weeks after they signed him and just five days before the season.

    But, as Tebow sees it, this long journey is not over.

    "I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback," he tweeted.

    Coach Bill Belichick gave the player whose profile was higher than his production what may have been his last chance when he signed him June 11, the day the Patriots' three-day minicamp began. And Tebow is grateful.

    He thanked Belichick, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and owner Robert Kraft, who said last Tuesday he was "rooting" for Tebow but would let Belichick make the decision.

    In his tweet, Tebow thanked the "entire Patriots organization for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such a classy organization."

    Belichick didn't comment on Tebow's release as one of the Patriots' moves to reduce their roster to the regular-season limit of 53 players by 6 p.m. EDT Saturday.

    But NFL.com analyst and former NFL executive Gil Brandt wasn't surprised.

    "He has had a great career and I think it's probably time for him to admit that he just wasn't right up to NFL standards," Brandt said. "I'm sure that whatever he does in life he'll be a huge success."

    Tebow was surely that at Florida, where he won the Heisman and two national championships while surrounded by talented teammates.

    He was a success with Denver, for one season, when he went 7-1 in his first eight starts in 2011 then threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime to give the Broncos a 29-23 playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Tebow knelt on one knee — an expression of faith known as Tebowing — in the end zone.

    But then a career of accomplishment descended into adversity.

    Tebow led the Broncos into Foxborough the next weekend and lost 45-10 while completing barely a third of his passes.

    He was traded to the New York Jets the following March and languished on the bench while coach Rex Ryan ignored fans' calls for Tebow to replace a struggling Mark Sanchez. Tebow threw just eight passes, ran only 32 times and was cut last April 29.

    For six weeks no team wanted him until the Patriots signed him to a low-risk, two-year contract with no guaranteed money. One person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that Tebow would make the veteran's minimum salary, $630,000 in 2013, with incentives.

    At least he wouldn't be in the center ring of a media circus that surrounded him in New York, not with Belichick's tight rein on players' interactions with reporters.

    If anyone could turn him into a good NFL quarterback, it seemed, it would be Belichick. And McDaniels was a booster of Tebow, drafting him in the first round in 2010 as Denver's head coach. There even was speculation that Belichick might find other positions for the mobile Tebow to play, but he worked out only with the quarterbacks.

    And his passes still bounced at receivers' feet and flew over their heads.

    "We see things like the pass that he threw in overtime to Thomas," Brandt said. "I think we see that every once in a while. It really gets us excited about the guy.

    "I don't know if he's ever going to be a quarterback, and the reasons that I say that is that I think it's very, very hard with somebody that doesn't have real good accuracy (and) I don't know if he has a real good feel for the game."

    Now, barely two weeks after his 26th birthday, Tebow's NFL career may be over.

    The Patriots have carried just two quarterbacks in three of the past four seasons. So with Ryan Mallett entrenched as the backup to Tom Brady, Tebow's challenge was a difficult one, even before the preseason started. Then he posted a quarterback rating of just 47.2 with two touchdown passes, two interceptions and seven sacks in three exhibition games.

    Tebow's last play with the Patriots, and perhaps in the NFL, was a 9-yard touchdown to rookie free agent Quentin Sims with six seconds left in a 28-20 win over the New York Giants on Thursday night.

    With two scoring passes, it was the best of Tebow's three games during a shaky preseason in which he completed 11 of 30 passes for 145 yards and ran 16 times for 91 yards.

    "It's not just one game (that matters)," Belichick said Friday about the player evaluation process, "although every game is important. But the body of work, the camp, the rate of improvement, the ability to do the things that players are going to be asked to do at their respective positions (also matter)."

    After his last game, Tebow said he wasn't sure it would be enough to keep him on the team.

    But he didn't plan to worry.

    He would "go to sleep when I get home, wake up, come work out, watch the film," Tebow said. "See what I did good, see what I did bad, try to learn from it and get better."

    AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

    Follow Howard Ulman at www.twitter.com/howardulman
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    I heard while tebowing he asked god to let his team score more touchdowns. Tebow was one of god's favorites but god got angry that the ones whose prayers he chose to answer only selfishly asked for things for themselves and not for more important things like ending all wars, diseases, natural disasters, hate, bigotry, and finding lost and kidnapped kids, etc etc.
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    I think the bottom line is that he can't throw. The NFL is a passing league.
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    Originally posted by moon1969
    I think the bottom line is that he can't throw. The NFL is a passing league.
    If he's out for good, what career options will be available?
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    Originally posted by moon1969
    I think the bottom line is that he can't throw. The NFL is a passing league.
    Hell, quarterback is a passing position. Otherwise why not just put Adrian Peterson under center?
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"The Tim Tebow Experience is over in New England"

    "Tebow was released by the Patriots on Saturday, ending another chapter in the 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's wandering pro career, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport was told by a source informed of the move. NFL roster cut tracker: Teams have until 6 p.m. ET on Saturday to reduce their rosters ...[text shortened]... 929/article/tim-tebow-cut-by-new-england-patriots

    Surprise or expected?[/b]
    It's possible Tebow could land an NFL job, perhaps as a back up. I just don't think he's good enough to be a starter.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    07 Sep '13 05:57
    Seems his mere presence on some other team's roster would increase ticket sales.
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    Someone should give him a chance at fullback. He would be a multi-threat at that position.
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    Originally posted by woodypusher
    Someone should give him a chance at fullback. He would be a multi-threat at that position.
    He'd be inexpensive to acquire; as a throw-away from two other teams, Tim wouldn't have much bargaining leverage.
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    Originally posted by woodypusher
    Someone should give him a chance at fullback. He would be a multi-threat at that position.
    Tebow Update:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/tim-tebow-position-change-refuse_n_3882161.html
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