Tebow not bothered by Elway, Plummer comments
Tim Tebow did not appear to be bothered by the comments of two former Denver Broncos quarterbacks - including one of whose opinion really matters when it comes to Tebow - about him.
John Elway, who is also the Broncos team president and in the decision-making about Tebow's future as Denver's quarterback, indicated Monday that he was not yet sold on the quarterback as the team's long-term answer at the position.
And Jake Plummer crawled out of the woodwork to say he wished Tebow wouldn't be so quick to bring up his Christian faith in interviews.
On ESPN's First Take, Tebow responded to both by doing exactly what one would have expected - he turned the other cheek to their criticism and said he will continue to work and continue to give glory to Jesus for his accomplishments.
On Elway's remarks, Tebow said, "I honestly don't pay much attention. I don't try to focus on anything that doesn't affect me personally and how I go out there every single day. I'm just going to continue to work hard and focus on what I can control."
"I'm honored to play for him and try to win games for him and Coach (John) Fox and (Broncos owner) Mr. (Pat) Bowlen and everybody involved in this great organization. (Elway's) done so much to build it."
As for Plummer's criticism on Tebow injecting his Christian faith and love for Christ into interviews, Tebow responded, "If you're married and you have a wife and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife 'I love her' the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and every opportunity? That's how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ."
Tebow isn't the first athlete to use sports as a platform for praise, nor will he be the last - just perhaps the most zealous about his faith.
And while that approach might seem preachy or over the top to some, you can bet the NFL likes it a lot better than, say the many strip club escapades of Pacman Jones or any other acts of lawlessness and misbehavior that make the news and give the league a black eye.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com