Why Tim Tebow Should Hold His Head High

Jonathan KelleyCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 28:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators smiles after a defensive stop during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow crying on national television is not a show of weakness by a over-hyped player. It was a show of emotion for falling short of a goal you had worked so hard for.

If anyone should have been crying on the sideline Saturday night it should have been Charlie Strong and the 21 returning starters for the defense who embarrassed their team and university. Other than the '92 Miami hurricanes offense has their ever been a more overrated group in football history. Well maybe the 2004 Oklahoma Sooners, but this is close.

Seriously Tim Tebow has nothing to be ashamed of he had 310 total yards of offense against one of the greatest defenses of all time. The entire rest of the team only managed 25 yards! What should Tebow be ashamed of?

The fact that he scored the only touchdown of the game for Florida?

Maybe the fact that he was the only Gator to muster over 20 yards rushing?

That in 14 QB hurries he only was sacked once?

The only thing Tim Tebow should feel bad about is underestimating Javier Arenas' ability to jump. Other than that he played a masterful game and proved once and for all that football is a team sport not a one man show.

For the other players on the Florida sideline you should feel ashamed that you stood there and watched Tim Tebow cry knowing that it was your fault your team lost. The only player on Florida's team that played like a champion Saturday was it's punter.

Congratulations Tim Tebow—you are a great competitor, leader, man, and all around person. I hope you have a very successful NFL career and continue to do great things in the ministry of the Lord.

As for the rest of the Florida players, I hoped they enjoyed riding the coat-tales of Tim Tebow because if Saturday was any indication as to your individual athletic ability it will be a very short lived NFL career for any body on the Florida Defense!!


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