Seattle Seahawks drop the ball, pass on Tim Tebow

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Updated: April 9, 2013

Passing on the chance to make Tim Tebow their backup quarterback is a major mistake, says WCSN columnist Brock Alton.

Ever since the Seattle Seahawks traded backup quarterback Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders, that they were interested in picking up Tim Tebow.

Now it’s being reported that from their list.

They are making a big mistake.

Bringing in Tebow would be the perfect move for a franchise that is short on quarterbacks. The ever-effervescent Tebow has been trapped on the New York Jets bench since his surprising, if understandable, ouster from Denver following a 2011 campaign that included a Wild Card win over the reigning AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

Insurance policy

The Seahawks play in the physical and athletic NFC West, where they face the punishing San Francisco 49ers defensive line twice a year. Injuries happen, especially when a team runs a read-option style of offense, as Seattle does. Quarterback Russell Wilson has proven he belongs as a starter in the NFL, and he has given Seattle every reason to place their full confidence in him.

However, it’s impossible to ignore the reality that no small part of Wilson’s success revolved around his speed and footwork. Though Wilson may run less often than Colin Kaepernick, his counterpart in San Fransisco, he often uses his athleticism to buy time in the pocket before letting go of a pass. In a league bristling with pass rushers eager to make their mark on a young, upstart quarterback, this is just asking for trouble.

Inspiration

Were the worst to happen, Tebow could bridge the gap like no other quarterback on the market. He has experience running an option offense, both on the collegiate level and with the Broncos. Although he lacks Wilson’s passing accuracy, he could nevertheless manage a passable Wilson impression in relief. Even better, he would galvanize the team with his trademark infectious enthusiasm and winning ways.

No one embodies an attitude of “never say die” like Tim Tebow.

Seeing Tebow suit up in silver and blue would be a win for everyone involved. Seattle needs to make that happen now.

About the author

Brock is a native of Wisconsin trapped in a strange land of purple. When not agonizing over the Green Bay Packers, he fantasizes about retiring to Costa Rica by age 40. He may be reached at .

516 comments
Big A - The one and only
Big A - The one and only

Can get picture to work, which link on imgur do I use?

Nevermind, it just popped up, I used direct link at first, but maybe page needed to refresh? Worked now though, thanks

Buhlitz
Buhlitz

 I just use the direct link

El Oso Blanco
El Oso Blanco moderator

If you want likes, post when prep is here. He's the generous one.

Big A - The one and only
Big A - The one and only

Here is the full story with apparently the guy being exposéd as fake and the biggest troll ever. It's just hilarious to read all the people hating on Instagram and others kissing his ass hoping he gives them money

Big A - The one and only
Big A - The one and only

You can view comments on Instagram without an account, just click on any picture and it should have comments next to it.

El Oso Blanco
El Oso Blanco moderator

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Big A - The one and only
Big A - The one and only

Ok, just saw it on Dishnation and TMZ yesterday so thought it was worth checking out for all the comments from people freak of out on him!

AllSaintsRow
AllSaintsRow

Im am shamelessly trying to increase my "likes"

gatrbuc17
gatrbuc17

Man........My wife has been cooking here Spaghetti sauce all freaking morning and its making me HUNGRY

AllSaintsRow
AllSaintsRow

See if this works.


AllSaintsRow
AllSaintsRow

Nope. Didnt work.

___bp___
___bp___ like.author.displayName 1 Like

 Use Imgur.  It seems like magic, but really its just good science.

Big A - The one and only
Big A - The one and only

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El Oso Blanco
El Oso Blanco moderator

@Big A - The one and only I can't view comment. I don't have or want a instagram

El Oso Blanco
El Oso Blanco moderator

Should I do a best and worst article for the Falcons?

___bp___
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 Yep.  You should.  Otherwise Joe will do it, then if you don't agree he'll do another one with 10,000 more words, then if you don't agree he'll up it to 15,000.

Bro Montana
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  And then RobertJ will have to retort. 


And nobody fucking wants that. 

AllSaintsRow
AllSaintsRow like.author.displayName 1 Like

  Im glad you guys think hes a tool too. Makes me feel welcomed.

AllSaintsRow
AllSaintsRow like.author.displayName 1 Like

You know that was mean, I feel the pain you felt.

El Oso Blanco
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I feel that way at the end of every season