Tim Tebow has come under some harsh criticism lately due to his regular use of twitter. Tebow has been known to be very active on the site and regularly tweets to his fans and supporters and has been very open regarding his thoughts on the trade that sent him from Denver to the Jets.
However, 13-year NFL veteran Donovan McNabb is not so fond of Tebow’s regular use of the social media site. McNabb thinks that Tebow should focus less on his twitter followers and more on learning the Jets’ offense. Like a Texas Hold em player just starting in a new game, McNabb believes that Tebow should sit back and observe and do less talking.
In a statement on ESPN, McNabb said “Every time that we look up there’s something. He’s reaching out to fans, telling them ‘I love you, I’m working hard. As an NFL player, and as a veteran in this game, no one cares what you’re doing during the offseason.”
“They only care about what you do on the football field. This is why a lot of people in the Denver Broncos locker room had an issue `with Tebow. It’s not how you carry yourself, it is the things you say.”
Tebow apologist Skip Bayless quickly jumped on McNabb’s case saying that Tebow is the most unfairly, over-criticized quarterback” in the history of the NFL. McNabb quickly corrected him and stated that in fact that he was, hinting of his treatment by fans and the media in Philadelphia.
Oddly enough, the Jets may somewhat agree with McNabb. According to reports, the Jets are apparently going to limit Tebow’s extra-curricular activities outside of football. Whether this is to keep the spotlight on Jets starter Mark Sanchez or is done to get Tebow to focus on getting up to speed with the offense has not been made clear. However, the situation could clearly change should something happen and Tebow take over as starter.
Online poker players have learned to develop their poker strategy by spending extra time studying the game to the exclusion of all other things. McNabb, and perhaps even the Jets, believe that Tebow should take a similar approach. There is plenty of time to interact with fans once he has gotten up to speed with the offense or even after the season. For now, the best approach may be to limit his external football influences and focus on his new job.
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