If you notice I rarely call out other bloggers or writers from local newspapers/websites. The reason being we are in the opinion business and everyone is entitled to their opinion no matter how much I disagree with it.
Plus I am not interested in “blogger wars” to me that is silly than Youtube rap beefs. Mainstream media that is a difference story because they need to be held accountable (see: Peter King on Ben Roethlisberger).
Normally if I don’t have anything good to say about an article, I don’t say anything.
Sometimes though you have to make an exception to the rule. When I saw this Orlando Sentinel article suggesting that the Steelers should draft Tim Tebow, at first I thought is was another story slurping the “Tebow Bathwater”, but what I read shocked me:
“For all of Ben Roethlisberger’s on-field success, a second sexual assault allegation in as many years unveils a troubling pattern in Roethlisberger’s life, innocent or not. Guy’s just not being smart about his career and the positions in which he places himself. Why not draft an image-conscious quarterback such as Tim Tebow who, if anything else, could provide guidance to the two-time Super Bowl winner.
Tebow is similar to Roethlisberger in many ways. Roethlisberger has the much better arm, but they both aren’t considered textbook quarterbacks. They just get the job done. The two could be good for each other.”
There are so many things wrong with those above comments I don’t know where to start.
While I agree that drafting a player who is a good person off field is an admirable aspiration, the facts are drafting a quarterback with the #18 pick just because you think he is a nice guy doesn’t make logical sense. Doesn’t matter how great of a person you think Tebow is, drafting him based on his “god like image” is the surest way the Steelers don’t make it back to the playoffs.
That isn’t even the worse part. The idea that Tebow who has proved nothing in the NFL, who is several years younger than Roethlisberger and would be a rookie could provide “guidance” to Roethlisberger could be the most asinine statement I have had read in years.
What is Tebow going to do have “counseling” sessions with Ben? Is he going to save him? Does the writer for the Orlando Sentinel really believe Tebow is the second coming of Jesus?
I am sure the Roethlisberger would welcome with open arms another quarterback who is being portrayed as the anti-Roethlisberger and trying to take his job.
They definitely would be BFFs in no time.
If that wasn’t bad enough the writer goes on to say how Tebow as a quarterback is similar to Roethlisberger.
If that truly was the case Tebow would be a top 15 pick and the last time I checked Roethlisberger was never asked to be a tight end or had to hire 37 coaches to change his throwing motion.
I am sorry, but Jeremy Fowler of the Orlando Sentinel you have written the worse article of 2010 so far.