mattb47 wrote:And it's not just the fact that their winning that endears him to his teammates. I think it's definitely something his teammates look at when they see every single media and fan out there giving Tebow so much of the credit and he turns around, take virtually none of the credit and passes it all on to his teammates. That is a pretty rare quality in the current state of sports and something that can only be helping how his teammates view him and how much they want to help him continue having success.
That's fine if you want to believe his media-speak. I don't think it is rare. It is the same thing the Packers players are doing, the Patriots players have always done, etc... People just take everything that TT says or does looking for an opportunity to say, "See? I told you!"
It is amazing. It is awesome. But awesome doesn't mean great - we are in awe with the improbability of it. And I think if TT took credit for being that kind of "awesome", he'd look like an itiot. He knows better than anyone that they are riding the largest wave of luck - ahem, divine intervention - seen in a long time.
If they start 2-6 next year, all his media-speak is going to sound very hollow. Bottom line is, with 3 games left, no one is going to change their mind. What you choose to believe about TT now is what you will still be believing next October. That's when minds will begin changing, one way or another. (Great...10 months of hearing Skip Bayless sound bites.) I'm on record as saying I believe Tebow needs to drastically improve as a passer to continue being a QB in this league - I think he CAN do that...but if I was a betting man, I would bet against it.
I predict next year is his first and last season as the opening day starter for an NFL team.