Tebow embracing analyst job while waiting on NFL

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  1. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tim Tebow still wants, and trains for, another NFL opportunity.

    Still, while the 26-year-old free agent quarterback waits for another chance to play professional football, he isn't about to let a potential dream job pass him by.

    Tebow is embracing his latest passion: working as a football analyst for ESPN's new SEC Network, which debuts Aug. 14.

    ''I love doing this,'' an enthusiastic Tebow told The Associated Press on Wednesday. ''I want to do this for a long time. I love talking football and I love being around it.''

    The only thing he doesn't like is ''having to wear this'' suit, Tebow said, laughing and tugging at his gray jacket coat. ''I'd rather be in shorts.''

    Or pads.

    Tebow said his agent has fielded some calls from interested NFL teams — he declined to name which teams — but added no deal is imminent.

    Most NFL teams are two weeks into training camp, so Tebow knows he's missing valuable time.

    Over the past several months he's been trying to balance learning his new job and staying in peak physical condition in case that call comes. He works out five to six times per week in Los Angeles, Arizona or Florida depending on his busy travel schedule.

    ''I'm kind of a vagabond these days,'' he said.

    Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said it surprises him Tebow hasn't landed on an NFL roster since the New England Patriots cut him Aug. 31, 2013.

    ''I'm a big fan of his and he knows it. He has always given me fits when I've had to coach against him,'' Rivera said of Tebow, who is 8-6 as an NFL starter. ''He's a playmaker and he plays a different kind of football. All the guy has ever done is win. ... He's one of those guys if you were struggling at quarterback, hey, why wouldn't you give him a shot?''

    Read more: http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/tebow-embracing-analyst-job-while-waiting-on-nfl-080614
  2. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Hold The Door!

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    thread should be titled:
    Tebow Embracing analyst job, forever.
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  3. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    See I don't think he even has much passion to play football anymore. Why not go to Canada and try and tear it up? Or try and fix your stupid delivery. The analyst job will always be waiting for you, might as well play football somewhere while you are young. So I really don't think he even wants to play anymore, which is fine, but don't act like you are just getting scorned by the NFL or something.
  4. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like.

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    That's kinda my thought. It's not like he couldn't bust his *** and really work on his mechanics and get some playing time in the CFL to improve, but it doesn't seem like he wants to go that route. That seems to be a pretty major mistake if he actually does want to get back into the NFL at some point.
  5. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Keep waiting, Tim. You can't play.
  6. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    He can play. He just can't play qb.
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  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    It is a difficult task to fix a QBs throwing motion after years and years of poor mechanics. You can only do so much to improve them. Plus with Tebow the issue isn't just with mechanics. He doesn't read defenses well, he doesn't make good or quick decisions and a few other things that are important for the qb role at the NFL level.
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  8. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Hold The Door!

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    man this guy would have been a pro bowl TE...
    oh well.
  9. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I like Tim Tebow.

    He'll be a good analyst.
  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I doubt it. It is difficult(not impossible) to learn all the nuances of a new position and develop into a top level player when you have been playing another position for a good portion of your career. That is what Tebow would have to do making the switch to tight end. Plus he would be short for a tight end by today's standards. Also, he isn't fast.
  11. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    It's his own fault he's not in the NFL right now, ohh well I guess he's content with being an analyst. At least he still got a job regarding Football.
  12. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash Zone Supporter

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    Like Tim Tebow ...... and he is a good football player.
  13. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    And an atrocious quarterback.

    At this point I think he's just using it and riding it out for publicity and appearances. He's making plenty of money off of actually NOT playing football at this point, just off the buzz and hype.
  14. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    Yup, Tebow makes a fortune going around and speaking at megachurches. He could just do that for a living if he wanted.
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Not in today's game. He isn't nearly athletic enough to be any type of receiving threat.

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