Monday, May 13, 2013

Roger Goodell wants Tim Tebow in the NFL


 
Tim Tebow might be the most well-known figure in football.

However, the former Heisman winner currently finds himself without a job after being cut by the New York Jets this offseason. Opinions about whether he belongs in the league or not are generally mixed, especially in regards to playing quarterback.

Some are adamant that he isn't cut out for the position, nor the league, while others strongly believe there is a place for him in America's most popular professional sport.

Count NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as one who is in favor of having Tebow in the league.

Well, he’s a great young man,” Goodell said of Tebow. “And I try to stay out of the decisions about who should be playing in the NFL and on what team. But as a young man, he’s just a super young guy, and I sure hope he’s part of the NFL going forward. He’s just a terrific young man and represents all of the values that I think all of our players do. I’m very proud of our players. I think, as a group, they’re extraordinary young men, and I love to see the things they’re doing in the community. They’re obviously great athletes on the field, but these are great young men, and Tim’s a good example of that.”

It's unclear if Goodell is approaching this from a personal standpoint or a pure business standpoint, but it is clear that Goodell wants Tebow involved in some form or fashion. It is the ultimate example of "I'm not saying, just saying."

Although Goodell doesn't have the ability to sign players, he does have tremendous influence around the NFL. And there is certainly something to be said for the league's 32 teams knowing that Goodell wants Tebow around.

Goodell also addressed several issues during his conversation with NFL.com including diversity in hiring, equipment safety, and reception of gay players in locker rooms, among others.

Via Pro Football Talk

30 comments:

  1. Good for goodell, start your own team, because from the looks of it, that's the ONLY way he'll be playing in the future

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    1. Dallas Fan for LifeMay 14, 2013 at 8:30 AM

      If Tim wants to remain in the NFL, he and his supporters need to accept the fact the he doesnt have the mechanics to be a NFL quarterback. He needs to face that fact and start asking Teams to try him out as a Defensive Lineman or Offensive Lineman.

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    2. A lineman? That is what you are going with? Perhaps a tight end, or maybe FB. I think it is more that he doesn't have the cookie-cutter mechanics, however when the game is truly on the line he has the capability of overcoming that. No matter what side you are on, it is hard to argue against his ability to rise to the occasion at crunch time.

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    3. Dallas Fan, have you ever SEEN a Football game? Defensive linemen tip the scales at 280 on the light side to 300+ at Nose while Offensive linemen are even larger. I'm going to assume you meant linebacker. At 235 pounds however, Tim Tebow is ill-suited to play that position as well. If anything, the dude is an H-Back or TE, MAYBE he can be taught the Safety position...but he's so slow that he can be timed in the 40 with a sundial.
      The truth that everyone needs to accept, is that the dude is an athlete... and he doesn't have the GD-given right to play Football. He's not a "better man" than any of us, so why treat him like Gd's second son?

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    4. I agree with Dallas Fan. Lineman! That way he gets run over by every bus on the opposing team! I love football, as a matter of fact i watch it more than any other program on the television. There are some people that think they are GD-greatest talent and deserve the right to play the game. Sorry Tebow isnt the greatest talent nor does he deserve anything. He is lucky and the reason i say that is for the mear fact of the Pittsburg game in the playoffs a couple years back! A dropped coverage and poor tackling made the play work. Not the quarterback that can barely hit the broad side of a barn at 15 yards down field. He isnt a QB, he isnt a RB nor a FB. I got an idea, if not a lineman, how bout the waterboy! He will get more playing time.

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    5. Do you sum up the whole Pittsburgh game in one play? He tore them up all game. If the reason he is sitting out is because of all the media hype that he doesn't have any controll over as several Head Coaches have stated then it is a sad day for foot ball. He should have the chance like anyone else with no outside interference.

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  2. I think that he should be playing in the League;besides look at some of the overrated and overpaid so call stars on half of the rosters now

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  3. Good. I think Tebow shows what being good person and a stsnd up player is all about. Omeone needs to jump on that.

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  4. At least Tebow is someone that our lids can look up to. Unlike all the overated fools!

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  5. HMMMMMMM!!!......What does being good have to do with playing QB in NFL. Why not let the pope play he is a good guy, my mailman he is a good guy also. Teblow is what is,.......And NFL QB Isn't one them LOL!!!

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  6. Well, the fact remains that the last time Tim was given the chance to play QB FULL TIME he took a team that was I think 1-4 at the time to the playoffs, and won a playoff game. Now I'm not saying, just saying...;-)

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  7. He is a commissioner not an owner and that's his opinion. If Roger wants Tim in the league, he should buy a team and put him on it.

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  8. I think he is becoming a delusional dictator drunk with all his powers. I want a new stadium, I want you to spice up the old one, I want Tim in the NFL. I do hope Tim gets picked up as a FA to play TE and only TE. What will this guy say next. It's time the governors of all 50 states get together and tell the thugs they can't demand tax payers pay for their new stadiums.

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  9. Maybe the Raiders will take him.

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  10. they should put him in as a fullback he was a great rushing QB at florida his passing needs alot of work the jets only took him to make money off him they had no intitions of playing him he was just another puppet on a string to put asses in the seats yahoo for rex

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  12. I 100% agree with Goodell. Tebow has gotten a very raw deal so far with the NFL - both in Denver & NY. All he deserves is a fair chance. No on this earth can convince me that a team like Buffalo (with no QB at all) shouldn't be giving Tebow a shot. Mechanics aside, the guy is a winner. But, he does have to lose the sideshow because it could be distracting to any team.

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  13. I think Tebow is great for the league because of his personality, but can he play? Not really. Goodell was probably asked what he thought about Tebow not being on a team. Goodell's not a very popular guy right now so he had to say something to make him look better.

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  14. Memo to NFL: Can Gooell...name Tebow as new Commissioner.

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  15. Tebow was never giving a chance in the style of offense he could command. He would do extremely well in Seattle or San Fran with their style. Look at all the no-name back-ups in this league. At least he has experience with a win in the playoffs.

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  16. Playing football is not a G-d given right. Nobody owes Timmy a job. I think that his faith is fantastic, it's a great source of comfort to him as it is to millions of other people. That said, the only reason we are even talking about Jim is because his unwavering faith ...and before anyone comments, no, lots of QBs had stellar college careers. That was college, this is now. Tebow had a great game against Chicago. That was the only game in which he looked like a QB, his other performances that season were statistical nightmares.
    Goodell should give the kid a front office job where he can see him, and bask in that Tebow-Glow, everyday.

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    1. Statistical nightmares....you mean except for them winning

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  17. If Dallas wants to continue to be known as "America's Team," they ought to think about signing "America's Quarterback." Think of the good he would do toward filling Texas Stadium's seats, selling Dallas Cowboy jerseys, and supporting local charities; not to mention his work ethic which would wurely pressure others (Romo) to work likewise. We'll see...

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  18. I don't know if Tebow is one of the best 32 QB's in the league, or if he should be starting. But the fact is... He has never really had a chance. His rookie year was a learning experience under Josh McDaniels and he was 3rd string behind Orton and Quinn and that mess. When he did play for the coach that drafted him, he was pretty successful. The next year was the lockout and a new coach. No prep, no time to learn the new system and still he entered the season 3rd string, later started and took Denver to the playoffs and won a playoff game. Peyton comes in and Tebow is gone. BTW, they got rid of Tebow because he didn't fit Fox's system. Well, neither does Peyton Manning. They are playing Peyton's system.

    And, of course, he never got a shot in NY. This year he comes into camp 15 pounds lighter and with an improved throwing motion because he worked his butt off and he is immediately cut without a chance. In three years, he has been under 3 completely different systems and has either had no real shot or was put in difficult circumstances. Again, I don't know if he can or can't, but he really hasn't been given a fair chance yet.

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  19. Tebow is a true full back. Everyone saw he is a running QB in college and NFL. He can learn blocking mechanics and be a great fullback on 3rd down and short yardage. Amen!

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  20. Say what you want. Tebow is a very good athlete. Period!

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  21. Hey! I've heard locker-room talk that "Tebow's passes flutter and are off target." Fair enough. Tim has over-trained, probably by himself. I'm guessing he tore a rotator cuff !! A ripped rotator will cause the ball to be 'off target' and flutter w/ no apparent speed-power.
    TIM get an MRI asap. SERIOUSLY. I'm no doctor BUT I've had a ripped rotator cuff and couldn't throw a rock across a street it was so bad.
    WE LOVE Jesus Christ and we LOVE TIM TEBOW. Tebow is a winner and you will see SOON. Amen?
    P.S. donations to tim's charity is www.timtebowfoundation.org and you can SEE what Tim is doing world wide.

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