It’s hard to image the sports press being so obsessed with a second string quarterback but that was exactly the case in New York when Tim Tebow was confronted by dozens of reports as the Jets opened up the locker room to the media for the first time since Tebow was traded to the team by the Denver Broncos.
Look at the large number of reports on hand to speak with Tim Tebow his fellow reserve tight end Josh Baker proclaimed:
“It’s like shark feeding, man.”
Baker might want to get use to that type of crowding around the locker room since he hast he unfortunately assignment of a locker right next to Tebeow.
Speaking with the press corp Tebow said he was thrilled to be in New York and that there is “a lot that’s exciting about being a jet” and “I’m just trying to be a little piece to try to help this team win a few games.”
When asked about being the backup quarterback Tebow said:
“It doesn’t change my mind-set or my attitude or anything. It’s just another opportunity and another challenge.”
The Jets aren’t exactly strangers to this type of sudden media hype, in 2008 Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre joined the team and similar locker room congestion occurred as members of the sports media became enthralled with the next edition to the roster. Ad defensive tackle Mike DeVito said of those Favre days, “Everybody asking you, ‘What’s Favre doing?’ as if you live with him or something.”
How silly and out of control did the press get? They were asking Tim Tebow about his dog “Bronco” which he says may now be renamed “Bronx.”
Perhaps Tim Tebow should get all Christian on these reports and remind them that they shouldn’t worship false gods, because that is what it feels like in the New York Jets locker room at the moment.