Tim Tebow Talks Trash? He Told Charles Tillman His Interception was ‘Lucky’

Part of the joy of having Tim Tebow in the NFL is that we hear something new almost every day. Whether it’s a new Tebow-themed beer that has been released or a Tebowism being officially recognized as a part of the English language, every day is an adventure.  But the latest piece of info that Pro Football Talk shared with us on Thursday could be the most surprising of all?  Tebow — the Tim Tebow — talks smack on the field?  It can’t be.

Apparently it can. When talking to reporters last weekend, Tebow praised Bears cornerback Charles Tillman for the acrobatic interception he made during the Broncos’ overtime win. His thoughts about the play were different during the game, when Tebow was wearing an NFL Network microphone. Here is some of what he said after the play.

“You’re lucky,” Tebow told Tillman during the game. “You’re lucky to get one.”

“What did you say?” Tillman fired back.

“I said you’re lucky, man,” Tebow reiterated. “Lucky, lucky. You know that too, man.”

Say it isn’t so! Tillman has been one of the most consistent defensive backs in the league over the past several years and is having a terrific season.  A lucky interception is one that a quarterback throws directly to a defensive player without even realizing he was standing there.  You could also call an interception off a tipped pass good fortune, but Tillman made an outstanding play on the ball as you can see from the photo above.  I’m sure Tebow was simply frustrated he made a mistake, but I still feel like I have to go take a cold shower and wash out my ear canals.  I never thought I’d see the day where the man they call Jesus is caught almost insulting someone.

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  • http://twitter.com/CSkillage Chris Forrest

    Wow, what hard-hitting trash talk. Why is this worth a story? god damn

  • Kaffenated

    He was lucky – lucky that the receiver fell down and didn’t try to make a play on the ball. Personally, I don’t think Tillman makes that interception otherwise. Take a look at the entire play on video and you will see what I am writing about.

    He also made a very good play. You can have luck and a good athletic play at the same time, it doesn’t have to be either one or the other.

    As I recall – Tillman didn’t get another INT either.