Former PGA golfer takes out ad for Tim Tebow in Jacksonville newspaper

Apparently former pro golfer Dewey Arnette speaks for the city of Jacksonville on the Tebow subject

11/19/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - Former PGA golfer takes out ad for Tim Tebow in Jacksonville newspaperFormer PGA golfer and current Jacksonville, Fla. golf pro Dewey Arnette took out an ad in the Florida Times-Union begging Jaguars owner Shahid Khan to sign former University of Florida standout QB Tim Tebow.

Arnette's ad, which was signed 'The citizens of Jacksonville,' asserts that the fans will fill the stadium it Tebow is signed.

This is honestly quite absurd on every level.

Arnette and other Tebow apologists seem to think that signing Tebow will suddenly make the Jaguars into a serviceable team, like it seemed to do with the Denver Broncos.

What they fail to realize is that the Broncos were an incredibly talented team, and the QB at the time (Kyle Orton) simply wasn't the right fit at the time. The infusion of Tebow led to a change in game plan, and he had a short enough leash that he wasn't allowed to make too many mistakes, and they won.

In Jacksonville, it's an entirely different story.

Yes, they might fill the stadium the first time he puts on a Jaguars uniform, if that ever happens. Maybe even the second time, as well. But when the Jaguars continue to get blown out, thanks to a serious talent deficiency throughout their entire roster, will people still come to see their beloved Tebow get crushed on a weekly basis?

I'm not sure if Arnette really has any business speaking for the people of Jacksonville, and I'm not even sure they want Tebow anymore. Arnette says that from what he has seen, people are very supportive of Tebow. From the ESPN report:
 
"In the past six weeks, Arnette and his son John have gauged the reaction after holding up 'Tebow to Jax' signs in Jacksonville's San Marco Square and handing out Tebow T-shirts in the streets. The Arnettes also have bought ads on radio stations and billboards around town, and have paid to have Tebow phrases written on airplane banners that have flown over stadiums. Dewey Arnette even spent money to put 'Tebow to Jacksonville' messages on place mats at the Metro Diner, a local hot spot. The owner of the diner, Arnette said, was so supportive, he gave Arnette a bigger ad than what he paid for."

The fact that people are still clamoring for Tebow is a sign that the rumors swirling around the Jaguars moving away from Jacksonville are completely legitimate. This city doesn't deserve a football team.

If they view Tebow as a viable option, it's obvious that the Jaguars are no longer viewed as an actual football team. They're a side show. Get them out of Jacksonville, get new coaching and front office personnel, and start fresh. What a joke.
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12/3/13   |   CP43   |   294 respect

Pat wrote:
Weeden has a 55% completion percentage, so he doesn't fit the criteria.
Geno Smith also has a 55% completion percentage, and doesn't fit all of the criteria.
Glennon has a 62.5% completion percentage, a QB rating of 91.6, and has 13 passing TDs in 8 games. He meets NONE of the criteria I listed, and is a far better NFL QB than Tebow by any standard imaginable.

It's funny to me that when I asked you to come up with guys who had stats similar to Tebow and still managed to hold on to a starting job, you picked 3 guys who you thought are the worst QBs in football, and STILL none of them have numbers as bad as Tebow across the board.

Not only that, none of them have actually held on to a starting QB job for a significant period of time. One of them (Weeden) has been outperformed by TWO backups this year, and the other two are rookies.

alright, I respect your comment about tebow has a place if he changes position, all im saying is im sick of people saying Tebow is a horrible player

11/30/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

CP43 wrote:
Yea, some are very vocal, but not NEARLY as vocal as Tebow, the NFL is basically judging him because he's a devout Christian, the NFL is a anti-Christian league, just like the rest of the world. And their are QB's out there with numbers, Weeden, only lost his job because he got injured, Glennon, he's a rookie, Geno, very inconsistent, im not the one who lost touch w/ reality, bro

Weeden has a 55% completion percentage, so he doesn't fit the criteria.
Geno Smith also has a 55% completion percentage, and doesn't fit all of the criteria.
Glennon has a 62.5% completion percentage, a QB rating of 91.6, and has 13 passing TDs in 8 games. He meets NONE of the criteria I listed, and is a far better NFL QB than Tebow by any standard imaginable.

It's funny to me that when I asked you to come up with guys who had stats similar to Tebow and still managed to hold on to a starting job, you picked 3 guys who you thought are the worst QBs in football, and STILL none of them have numbers as bad as Tebow across the board.

Not only that, none of them have actually held on to a starting QB job for a significant period of time. One of them (Weeden) has been outperformed by TWO backups this year, and the other two are rookies.

11/30/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

CP43 wrote:
What you're saying is Tebow has no place in the NFL. That is a bunch of Crap, the stupidest thing I have heard of. You need to lighten up.

P.S. Tebow is VERY talented, he has a Heisman, Two National Championships to his name. You're just jealous because he has the popularity #Jealous

False, I have never said he has no place in the NFL. I have said numerous times in other posts that he could be very successful if he were willing to change positions. I think he is very talented and has the potential to be a productive NFL player. I just don't believe he's capable of doing it at the QB position, and he has proven that to be true.

11/30/13   |   CP43   |   294 respect

Pat wrote:
Clearly you have lost touch with reality. Even when he was at his best and the Broncos were winning games, Tebow had a sub-50% completion percentage, averaged less than 1 passing TD per game, and had a rating in the low 70s. Please name another NFL QB who fits those criteria and still manages to hold on to a starting job. The correct answer is that they don't exist, because you can't consistently win with a QB playing that poorly.

p.s. There are tons of players in the NFL who are very vocal about their faith. If they're talented, they get to play. Tebow just isn't an NFL QB. It's that simple.

What you're saying is Tebow has no place in the NFL. That is a bunch of Crap, the stupidest thing I have heard of. You need to lighten up.

P.S. Tebow is VERY talented, he has a Heisman, Two National Championships to his name. You're just jealous because he has the popularity #Jealous

11/30/13   |   CP43   |   294 respect

Pat wrote:
Clearly you have lost touch with reality. Even when he was at his best and the Broncos were winning games, Tebow had a sub-50% completion percentage, averaged less than 1 passing TD per game, and had a rating in the low 70s. Please name another NFL QB who fits those criteria and still manages to hold on to a starting job. The correct answer is that they don't exist, because you can't consistently win with a QB playing that poorly.

p.s. There are tons of players in the NFL who are very vocal about their faith. If they're talented, they get to play. Tebow just isn't an NFL QB. It's that simple.

Yea, some are very vocal, but not NEARLY as vocal as Tebow, the NFL is basically judging him because he's a devout Christian, the NFL is a anti-Christian league, just like the rest of the world. And their are QB's out there with numbers, Weeden, only lost his job because he got injured, Glennon, he's a rookie, Geno, very inconsistent, im not the one who lost touch w/ reality, bro

11/30/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

CP43 wrote:
Dude, listen, he is a VERY Capable NFL QB, no one wants to give him a chance because he stands for his faith, which is sad, faith shouldn't determine whether or not you get a shot in the NFL, and its hard to complete passes when YOU HAVE SUCKY WR's.....even BRADY struggled w/ them early on

Clearly you have lost touch with reality. Even when he was at his best and the Broncos were winning games, Tebow had a sub-50% completion percentage, averaged less than 1 passing TD per game, and had a rating in the low 70s. Please name another NFL QB who fits those criteria and still manages to hold on to a starting job. The correct answer is that they don't exist, because you can't consistently win with a QB playing that poorly.

p.s. There are tons of players in the NFL who are very vocal about their faith. If they're talented, they get to play. Tebow just isn't an NFL QB. It's that simple.

11/29/13   |   CP43   |   294 respect

Pat wrote:
I'm not angry at all. I'm amused. And he DID get a shot in New England. He was given a chance to compete for the backup spot, and he was awful. Did you see him play at all? He was barely completing any passes. You should be embarrassed that you're trying to make a case for him as an NFL QB, despite the facts showing that he's simply not good. I think he has a chance to contribute in other ways, and I've said that many times, but he's just not an NFL QB and there's no reason to believe that he's capable of becoming one.

Dude, listen, he is a VERY Capable NFL QB, no one wants to give him a chance because he stands for his faith, which is sad, faith shouldn't determine whether or not you get a shot in the NFL, and its hard to complete passes when YOU HAVE SUCKY WR's.....even BRADY struggled w/ them early on

11/27/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

CP43 wrote:
You DID get pissed, at least that's the way it came out, Tebow is a better QB than ppl give him credit for, he never really got a chance in New York OR New England

I'm not angry at all. I'm amused. And he DID get a shot in New England. He was given a chance to compete for the backup spot, and he was awful. Did you see him play at all? He was barely completing any passes. You should be embarrassed that you're trying to make a case for him as an NFL QB, despite the facts showing that he's simply not good. I think he has a chance to contribute in other ways, and I've said that many times, but he's just not an NFL QB and there's no reason to believe that he's capable of becoming one.

11/27/13   |   CP43   |   294 respect

Pat wrote:
Who's crying? I'm not pissed at all. I'm just pointing out facts. I'm a Patriots fan. I enjoy taking a few minutes to remember the Tebow era in Denver. I wish it was still happening, so we could get a guaranteed W tomorrow night. I love Tebow as a QB of any team the Patriots are playing.

You DID get pissed, at least that's the way it came out, Tebow is a better QB than ppl give him credit for, he never really got a chance in New York OR New England

11/23/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

CP43 wrote:
boy, looks like I pissed someone, man up and stop crying, bro

Who's crying? I'm not pissed at all. I'm just pointing out facts. I'm a Patriots fan. I enjoy taking a few minutes to remember the Tebow era in Denver. I wish it was still happening, so we could get a guaranteed W tomorrow night. I love Tebow as a QB of any team the Patriots are playing.

11/22/13   |   CP43   |   294 respect

Pat wrote:
Yes I do. He completed less than 47% of his passes, averaged about one passing TD per game, and got absolutely embarrassed by the Patriots twice. And just FYI… college championships don't count.

boy, looks like I pissed someone, man up and stop crying, bro

11/21/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

CP43 wrote:
Tebow is a real QB, he's won Championship, and remember what he did in Denver? Yea, exactly.

Yes I do. He completed less than 47% of his passes, averaged about one passing TD per game, and got absolutely embarrassed by the Patriots twice. And just FYI… college championships don't count.

11/21/13   |   CP43   |   294 respect

Pat wrote:
Short term solution to the attendance problem, sure. But long term, he's a problem because he'd make it harder for them to go out and get the real QB that they need.

Tebow is a real QB, he's won Championship, and remember what he did in Denver? Yea, exactly.

11/19/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Short term solution to the attendance problem, sure. But long term, he's a problem because he'd make it harder for them to go out and get the real QB that they need.

11/19/13   |   CP43   |   294 respect

Dan_B wrote:
Why not, right?

Right! Nothing is working for you, just try him out

11/19/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Why not, right?

11/19/13   |   CP43   |   294 respect

Your wrong in the sense that fans wont fill up seats if they sign Tebow, Tebow puts butts in the seats EVERYWHERE he goes, hes better than people give him credit for