From today's column by Woody Paige in the Denver Post:
"I’m trying to insulate myself from what people in the media are saying, but I’ve seen some of it, and it hurts because it’s coming from people who haven’t seen me practice, haven’t seen me play, haven’t seen what I can do."
"...They don’t know what I’m capable of and what’s inside me. My family and my friends have been bothered by what’s gone on, and I tell them to pay no attention to it. I’m relying as always on my faith."
Tim Tebow might be frustrated. This week was marked by Kyle Orton presumably ascending to first-string, the absurd Merril Hoge tweets, the even-more-absurd LeBron tweets, and -- finally -- this column with Woody Paige where Tebow could vent some of that frustration.
But there was also that sense of determination that has been a hallmark of Tebow for his entire career. As we've talked about since before the draft, no player will work harder at getting better -- at being the best he can be -- than Tebow.
To question that -- in the first week of August, no less -- is to make the same mistake we've seen over and over, in the past five years: "Tim Tebow can't..." -- yeah, sure.