Merril Hodge Bashes Tebow - Lebron James Responds

Lebron James Defends Tim Tebow on Twitter

8/5/11 in NFL   |   Tiger_Pride2   |   3286 respect

I have always thought Tim Tebow could find some success in the NFL. No his game wasn't pro material coming out of college, but his desire to win reminded me of Micheal Jordan. When Tebow lost a game at Florida, he was clearly upset about it. He made speeches and promises, to not let it happen again. 
 
ESPN's Merril Hodge said this on SportsCenter: "He is awful as far as accuracy goes and what's kind of even more disturbing, he's probably worse moving and running around with the football and throwing than he is from the pocket. Can you get better there? A little bit. If everything is perfect, the pocket, your feet are good, all your fundamentals come into place, the coverage is what you want it, you can be successful. But that doesn't happen at the National Football League. Rarely does that happen."
 
Then Tebow and Lebron James fired back on Twitter, breaking a two week silence, when he said -  "Hey Merrill...... 'ppreciate that"
 
Lebron used Twitter to chime in on the topic: "Guys get on that TV and act like they was all WORLD when they played. How bout encouraging him and wishing him the best instead of hating!!"
 
"Tim Tebow will succeed in the NFL," James tweeted. "He's a hard worker, a student of the game, a natural born leader and most of all a WINNER! It takes time and he'll be nice."
 
Who really knows, but Kyle Orton was not traded and has been named the starter in Denver. 
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8/7/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Pat wrote:
Not necessarily. There's still no reason to believe that Tim Tebow can be a great passer in the NFL. He's an innovative player with a lot of skill, but passing the football is not one of them. He has a long, looping delivery, and he's not terribly accurate. Those are things that will make it very difficult for him as an NFL QB.

That being said, I think his work ethic is outstanding, and if anyone can fix it, it's him. He's still very young and very talented. As long as he's willing to change, the sky's the limit.

That's the point, and with some that make you a hater. That's basically how I feel about Tebow. I don't think he, as his skills presently are at, can compete as an NFL quarterback. However, given his work ethic, if given time, I can't discount the possibility that we will get there. I don't think he will, but it wouldn't surprise me if he did.

8/7/11   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

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Sounds like Merrill is still feeling the affects from his concussions.

Not necessarily. There's still no reason to believe that Tim Tebow can be a great passer in the NFL. He's an innovative player with a lot of skill, but passing the football is not one of them. He has a long, looping delivery, and he's not terribly accurate. Those are things that will make it very difficult for him as an NFL QB.

That being said, I think his work ethic is outstanding, and if anyone can fix it, it's him. He's still very young and very talented. As long as he's willing to change, the sky's the limit.

8/6/11   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Dear LeBron,



That is all.

8/6/11   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

LeBron wasn't really defending Tebow... he was defending himself.

Sure, he made it seem like he was talking about Tebow. But what he REALLY wants is for people to think the same thing about him, and leave HIM alone.

Don't be fooled... everything LeBron does is all about 1 person... LeBron.

8/6/11   |   Crackersexxwife   |   228 respect

Lebron of all people should know what it's like to be a star and "almost" get there! I wish Tebow sucess and can only hope his NFL ability will one day meet his college years.  lebron on the other hand, complete Ass!

8/5/11   |   johnshirey54   |   162 respect

Why is it that if a guy isn't the starter in the first two. people start doubting their abilities? Couldn't it just be that their team wants to perfect their game before throwing them in as a full time starter? When you have a capable start already -which Orton is- there's no need to rush a guy's development. The Broncos knew when they drafted Tebow, that he would take a little time, but once he picked up on those little things that he need to make him successful on the next level, the guy would be simply unstoppable. I really do think the sky's the limit for Tim, even if he doesn't start this season.