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Jermichael Finley Says the Tim Tebow Coverage is ‘Disturbing’

As far as the Green Bay Packers are concerned, Tebowmania should be welcomed.  If analysts and media outlets are talking about Tim Tebow all the time, they can’t be talking about the 13-0 Packers, which is something Aaron Rodgers mentioned this week.  Considering Green Bay is pursuing a perfect season, the Tebow coverage takes away from any talk about them going 19-0.  That should help them in terms of focus, but Jermichael Finley said he is sick of it anyway.

“I sit at home, start watching TV and all I’m seeing is Tebow,” Finley said according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “That’s kind of disturbing. We have a guy here that’s breaking records every week and you have a guy in Tebow that’s saying ‘God’ every word and he gets coverage. Of course I love my faith and God but come on man.”

Finley is joining a long list of players and former players who have called out Tebow for talking about God too much.  As for whether or not Tebow’s success will last, Finley offered an opinion on that as well.

“People that don’t know the game outside of the fans, of course they’re going to hype it up,” he said. “But guys that see a good player and a good quarterback, they know what kind of guy he’ll be down the road when he gets exposed. Everybody who knows the game knows what kind of player Tebow is going to be.

“With me, I don’t care too much. I just look at it and say, ‘Wow, they’re not showing my guy, 12, love.’ He probably doesn’t care either but at the same time if you look at that win column and lose column, it talks for itself right there.”

Aaron Rodgers is having arguably the greatest season of any quarterback in football history, but I highly doubt he’s concerned with seeing his name on television shows.  Finley’s comments represent what many people are thinking across the league, but as someone who could benefit from the spotlight being elsewhere, he should embrace the worldwide frenzy that is Tim Tebow.



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  • Doug Figgins

    This comment really just shows why Tebow’s attitude is SO great in these dismal times especially in comparison to the run-of-the-mill NFL ‘star’. Not the REAL ‘stars’  — just a certain type, of which we are ALL too familiar. It’s not his stated beliefs  —- it’s his clear good faith attempt to live out those beliefs as best he can, and not let football mean more than it should in his life.
    All ego  —- all the time. The lives of far too many ‘celebrities’ just are not really there unless someone else is validating it for them. Constantly. Mr Rogers has said nothing derogatory nor has Mr Brady. I wonder why ? Maybe because they actually really try to engage their brains before their mouths offer up pearls of wisdom.

    Mr.Finley might ponder upon the possibility of hewing to the ‘if you can’t say anything good —- STFU’ , principle in his future pronouncements. If only for the good of his own personal development. This one, for example,  will go over badly I would tend to think a it seems to be a little heavy on both whine and malice.

    Tim Tebow was just caught praying for divine intervention on the sidelines during the Chicago game. But he wasn’t praying to win the game  — he was pryaing for the strength to handle either victory or defeat with grace and courage whatever the game result. Maybe Mr Finley might want to offer up a prayer as well for a ‘better’ core. Methinks he might be in need of it.

  • Anonymous

    Tebow is the protuct of his over religous crazed parents hes been brainwashed from birth. He needs to keep it in the locker room

  • Anonymous

    Actually, “disturbing” would describe the coverage given to their former quarterback when he left the team for the Jets.  Then went to the Vikings.  Then pulled out his pecker.  It went on day after day, with clandestine visits by coaches, media and curious onlookers.  For years.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQQYU7RL7YE3KPKERXQ6W4J4JQ Nick

    kinda makes me sick reading that! i dont think tim tebow is the main discussion because he says “god” he is a winner and a leader! i hope the packers loose to KC! EMBARRASSING!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LUFLAIRGPBXPQAM25MWW655RY4 J M H

    Replace “Packers” with “Patriots” and we’d be bludgeoned to death with coverage.

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