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Old 05-10-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Did Tebow get special pre-draft treatment?

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Did Tebow get special pre-draft treatment?

By Bill Williamson

Baltimore star linebacker Ray Lewis has taken issue with the way Florida quarterback Tim Tebow -- whom Denver traded three picks to select at No. 25 -- was given special help to prepare for the draft.

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Tim Tebow's reworked throwing mechanics were a big story before the draft.Lewis, while appearing on Colin Cowherd’s show on ESPN radio, said Tebow received pre-draft help few other prospects have enjoyed.

“The thing I was more shocked by, is you see all the people who were willing to help him,” Lewis responded. “I don’t know many people who were willing to help other athletes like that. Jon Gruden loved him to death. You see all these people who took out their personal time to really work with him and make this big issue, big issue, big issue. I don’t know why he was any different than anyone else. Every young child has that dream, that same dream that Tebow had. So I don’t know why he was bigger ... than any of the other guys.

“He went to a big program, and, yes, he might be a favorable person, but nobody else in the league, definitely not veteran players, see themselves differently than any other player.

The Broncos visit Baltimore on Oct.10. Lewis indicated he plans to treat Tebow like any other quarterback.

“The target is always simple,” Lewis said. “You play this game for one reason. You play this game to find people’s weaknesses. If he is going to be a target … basically he plays the quarterback position, so, from my position, the target is just hit him in the mouth and keep rolling.”

Meanwhile, Denver coach Josh McDaniels continued to show his enthusiasm over the chance to coach Tebow. He told the Denver Post, Tebow has “it.”

"I think the thing about Tim is what everybody calls the 'it'. There are those kind of people that have that 'it,'" McDaniels said. "When Tom (Brady) came to us in 2001, I wasn't on the offensive side of the ball, but I can remember the feeling in the building was that he had something that nobody else had ... and how strongly he felt that ultimately he would be a great player. It was obviously apparent in subsequent seasons.”

What do I think about all of this?

I think Tebow is even a more polarizing figure that I had thought he was on the night he was drafted two weeks ago. It is going to be fascinating to see how his NFL career develops. It is clear the NFL world is watching.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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I am not a Tebow fan. So Ray Lewis hitting him in the mouth wouldn't make me do anything but smile.

The Tebow pick will make or break McDaniels and the Broncos. He's too much of a project QB, IMHO, to throw a first round pick away on. They could have traded into the second round to get him.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:17 PM   #3
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So I take it Tebow isn't one of the "hundreds" of players Ray Ray is "counseling"? Screw Ray Lewis.
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Not very "Christian" of "God's LB" to say things like that....
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:41 PM   #5
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I wonder if Ray has a problem with the "hundreds" of "kids" that Deion Sanders is mentoring..and the dozens that he interacts with?



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Early morning, around 6:30, is the most peaceful time of Deion Sanders' day. As light warms his 142-acre estate in Prosper, Texas, just north of Dallas, Sanders lies in bed with his cell phone open, preparing a text message. This text is important. Since Sanders retired from the NFL in 2006, he has focused on his unofficial, often controversial career as a mentor to hundreds of football players, ranging from Pee Wees to pros. The guidance begins each morning with a text -- not always novel, not always in decipherable English, but as regular as the sunrise -- to about 100 players. Many of their names are stored in a group called Kids.

When it comes to being a mentor, critics wonder if Prime Time is too good to be true.

You're familiar with a lot of these men. "Ray" is Ray Lewis; "7" is Michael Vick. You've become more familiar with others simply because they popped up on Sanders' radar: "Noel" is Noel Devine, the West Virginia running back whom Sanders once tried to adopt; "Dez" is Dez Bryant, the former Oklahoma State receiver who was suspended for most of this past season after lying to the NCAA about his interactions with Sanders; "Crab" is Michael Crabtree, the 49ers receiver who, with Sanders not objecting, staged the longest contract dispute in seven years (71 days) after the 2009 draft
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Wait....Ray is on the list?

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“The target is always simple,” Lewis said. “You play this game for one reason. You play this game to find people’s weaknesses. If he is going to be a target … basically he plays the quarterback position, so, from my position, the target is just hit him in the mouth and keep rolling.”
I thought the target was to win the last game of the season that is the first game in February? Some call it the Super Bowl, but since you haven't been there in awhile, and your team got blasted the last time they had a chance to go to one, I can understand why you would forget what the REAL target for the season is!

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lol, Ray Lewis.
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Unless Jesus himself decides to come down to Earth and perform another miracle, NO amount of help by man alone shall heal what ails Tim Tebow.

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I am not a Tebow fan. So Ray Lewis hitting him in the mouth wouldn't make me do anything but smile.

The Tebow pick will make or break McDaniels and the Broncos. He's too much of a project QB, IMHO, to throw a first round pick away on. They could have traded into the second round to get him.

The talk is that the Pats were going to take Tebow in the first round if available. I don't know if that was just talk or for real.

I cannot wait until Tebow is out of football so we don't have to hear anymore more news about him.
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The talk is that the Pats were going to take Tebow in the first round if available. I don't know if that was just talk or for real.

I cannot wait until Tebow is out of football so we don't have to hear anymore more news about him.
It will take a few years. If he's lucky he'll sit for two years, but he may have to play this year. That will hasten his departure from the NFL.

But there's always the CFL, and maybe even the AFL....and if he excels in the Arena league, we'll have to hear about possible comebacks until he's about 35...so buckle up, it will be a LONG ride....
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