Tim Tebow. He isn’t interested in answering questions about his former teammates at Florida. He’s interested in getting himself ready for the 2013 season.
Tim was asked Friday what his thoughts were on his former roommate at Florida, Riley Cooper, being videoed … last summer … spouting a racial slur while at a Kenny Chesney concert.
Here’s what he had to say, per CBSSports.com:
“I haven’t seen everything that’s happened,” Tebow said, via the Boston Globe. “I’ve been pretty busy, I’m going to wait to comment until I hear what happened.”
Tebow really can’t win for losing on any issue. If he has an opinion, everyone would criticize him for that and wonder why he isn’t concentrating more on football. If he has no opinion, it’s like, as the author of this CBS Sports.com story put it, he is either playing dumb or he’s really smart.
Tebow is a really good guy. I’m sure he’s praying hard for his former roommate, Mr. Cooper, to gain some understanding during his stint in counseling. But … Why!? Why does he have to be asked all of this stuff.
Why can’t he just play football? Because, while all of these mainstream reporters are asking questions, he is slowly getting better and what ever role he will play on the Patriots.
Dear Mainstreamers … pay attention to the player.
Tom Brady is enjoying having him around. “He is a great guy. He is fun to be around,” Brady said to ESPNBoston. “He’s had a lot of experience and a lot of productivity. We have good conversation. He loves playing football and that’s usually the type of guys who do well here.”
And how is Tim feeling? Per ESPNBoston, seven practices into training camp, Tebow, who has also lined up as the personal protector on the punt team, said, “I’m feeling good, working hard. I’m just trying to get better every single day. That’s our goal. … Just learning the offense, you feel more comfortable every single day. There is some carry-over from Denver, but then it’s picking up again and running with it and trying to understand it and play fast.”
Quit trying to distract the guy from playing the game he loves.
Quit trying to get headlines by having him comment on stuff that barely matters in the grand scheme of things.
Let the guy play. Because THAT is going to end up being a better story this season. I would hate for the mainstream media to be blindsided by Tebow doing well and have to answer How’d That Happen because you all were to busy paying attention to the drama of the moment.
Miranda Remaklus is lead writer for Aerys Offsides. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda.