9:56 AM CDT, April 29, 2013
Just say no. There’s your answer, Phil Emery.
Just say no to the brain-addling drug known as Tim Tebow.
The Jets released him Monday, two days after the draft ended. The Bears did not draft a quarterback over the weekend. Although the Bears signed a kid from St. Xavier after the draft, they have nothing you’d trust if Jay Cutler went down.
You can see how people tweet and ask and even hope and pray that he would land here, buit here’s the thing, you idiots:
Even with Tebow, the Bears still would have nothing at quarterback behind Cutler.Tebow cannot throw a football. Cannot. It has been my experience that quarterbacks need the ability to throw. So, yeah, that’s a problem.
What’s more, I don’t think Tebow can play NFL football, period. He certainly can’t play quarterback, and while he looks like a fullback, tight end and/or linebacker, there’s no evidence he can catch or tackle.
What’s more, he’s a circus. He’s also odd and weird, and the Bears seems to have enough of that with new head coach Marc Trestman.
I understand Trestman might be the quarterback whisperer, but if the God that Tebow is always talking about can’t improve his mechanics and ability, then Trestman has no chance.
But here’s what scares me: Tebow is the kind of freak who appeals to Emery.
Emery likes athletes. Emery likes versatility. Sometimes it seems that Emery likes that stuff more than he likes football players.
If you watched Emery draft and then heard his reasons, it’s all about some made-up athletic scale and a player’s ability to fill in at several positions. Through that prism, Emery could hallucinate into thinking Tebow can be all things to all positions.
Except that Tebow cannot be anything useful to the Bears. Just say no, Phil. Bad enough that you spent the weekend not drafting a quarterback. Don’t exacerbate that mistake.
And besides, don’t we already have enough questions and frustrations with former Broncos quarterbacks?
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