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NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — One of the country’s leading speaker series is making a major commitment in the fight against hunger. Naples Town Hall, which will feature Tim Tebow at their signature event at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, FL on Saturday March 9, 2013, today announced that they will be supplying 100,000 meals for the hungry in support of the good work of the Taste of the NFL and the Kick Hunger Challenge. Town Hall president, Rick Borman cited their common goal of eradicating hunger in our lifetime and engendering public generosity through their access to world-renowned celebrities, and celebrity chefs.
“Who could say no?”, explained Mr. Borman, the producer of Naples Town Hall and the weekly host of “The Rick Borman Show” which airs on 92.5 Fox News in Ft. Myers, FL. “The NFL connection enlightened me to the Taste of the NFL and there are so many synergies. It’s not just the meals; I want to share the awareness. Technology is an enabler to help us scale and do things we couldn’t do, even a year ago.”
The Taste of the NFL has selected Uptown Network as their exclusive interactive media partner to develop their mobile iPad App that is available for free on Apple’s iTunes App Store . Each free download of the App provides one free meal to help kick hunger. Just as hunger is a 24x7x365 issue, the App will keep the world engaged and also provide great backstage access to high profile events and celebrities united in this common goal.
Rick, who recently assisted Glenn Beck with his Mercury One Restoring Love events attended by nearly 100,000 people, is donating his time to go to New Orleans. He will be the Reporter-at-Large for Uptown Network broadcasting live video and performing interviews of celebrity chefs and NFL players for Uptown’s exciting iPad App that will act as your complete guide to Taste of the NFL. All of the videos, chef and player pairings, and a complete guide to the entire weekend can be viewed through the Uptown Network App.
For more information on Tim Tebow ‘s appearance at Naples Town Hall or to order tickets please visit NaplesTownHall.org or call 239-659-6524
If the New York Jets are successful in moving quarterback Tim Tebow this offseason, there’s still hope that the 25-year-old can have a successful career behind center in the NFL.
It appears that the Jets have no plans to cut Tebow before March, and instead will continue to look around for potential trade partners, per Adam Schefter of ESPN: The New York Jets do not plan to release quarterback Tim Tebow before the start of the new league year in March and instead will hold on to him with the hopes that they can trade him, according to league sources.
Tebow is coming off a season in which he wasn’t utilized all that much. The backup signal-caller only threw eight passes during the 17-week season and saw much of his action on the field running the ball from the Wildcat package.
The biggest knock on Tebow is that he can’t throw the ball with any accuracy, but if he can fix that problem, he can still make an impact in this league.
The 2012 season was the start of a new era in the NFL that could benefit Tebow.
Quarterbacks such as Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick ran the read-option with a ton of success; it has opened the door for athletic quarterbacks to have a bigger role in the pro game.
While Tebow doesn’t throw the ball anywhere near as well as the two quarterbacks mentioned, he does have the kind of speed that dual-threat quarterbacks need.
Other teams could look at Tebow and see him as a potential fit in that system should they choose to run it. That might have been an afterthought before this season, but the read-option system has been proven to be an intriguing approach on the offensive side because of the level of unpredictability it affords.
All that Tebow needs is another opportunity on a different NFL team. Granted, he won’t be traded for in order to be a starter right away, but perhaps Tebow can prove himself in practice once he earns his spot on the roster.
No team will give him that chance unless his game improves. Tebow needs to work countless hours with the ultimate goal of improving his accuracy when making throws from the pocket. Being able to make those routine throws with consistency will add the much-needed second element that he’s currently lacking.
Without it, there’s no hope for Tebow in this league—and he might as well start thinking about playing another position if he wants to stay in pro football.
Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum clearly stated that it was his decision to trade for backup quarterback Tim Tebow, and in hindsight, this was not one of Tannenbaum’s major mistakes.
Tannenbaum told WFAN’s Mike Francesa (via yesnetwork.com) that he had discussions with the Jets’ coaches about Tebow, and the final decision to make the deal was his.
The ousted GM also noted that the New York brass came to a consensus that Tebow would be a quality replacement for Brad Smith—who signed as a free agent for the Buffalo Bill prior to the 2012 season.
While Tebow attracted a media firestorm, a locker room with quality leadership would have started downplaying his presence from the first day of training camp, deflecting every question about the quarterback until he proved something on the field.
Put simply, there is no way a quality football team’s season could be derailed by a player who totaled eight passing attempts in all 16 games.
Tebow had a very small effect on the Jets’ misfortunes in 2012, and the ultimate cause of the team’s decline was Tannenbaum’s strategy of aggressive trades and free-agent signings to improve the roster.
The 2009 offseason offers the clearest example of Tannenbaum’s strategy. His marquee move came in the draft when he sent the Jets’ first two draft picks and three players to Cleveland Browns in order to move up and select Mark Sanchez.
He also spent a combined $54 million on veteran defensive players Bart Scott and Jim Leonhard, in addition to surrendering two draft picks in a trade for Lito Shephard.
But this was a continuation of a trend for Tannenbaum, who made a big splash in the previous season when he signed free agents Alan Faneca, Calvin Pace and Damien Woody and traded for Kris Jenkins.
At the time, all of these moves seemed like good ideas, and the Jets made the AFC Championship game in both 2009 and 2010.
Tannenbaum then doubled down on his strategy by signing LaDainian Tomlinson and trading for both Santonio Holmes and Antonio Cromartie after the 2010 season. But then the ugly side of the tactics showed up.
The vast majority of Tannenbaum’s acquisitions were defensive players, leaving Sanchez without much help to progress as a passer.
In addition, giving up draft picks and eating up cap space with free-agent signings severely limited the team’s depth. With all of his veteran signings a few years older in 2011, injuries hit the Jets hard due to the lackluster backups on the roster.
Currently, trade rumors are swirling around Sanchez and Cromartie, and if both leave the team this offseason, Holmes and Pace would be the only remaining members of the long list of Tannenbaum’s major acquisitions through trades and free agency.
While all of these moves ultimately had varying degrees of success, they all came as part of Tannenbaum’s larger strategy that featured a willingness to part ways with draft picks and spend big money each offseason in free agency.
This has left the Jets with a weak roster in the past two seasons, and that is the main reason for the team finishing 8-8 in 2011 and 6-10 in 2012.
Each free-agent contract Tannenbaum handed out and each high draft pick he gave up caused the Jets to miss out on a young player who could grow and develop into a productive member of the team.
For this reason, players like Tebow and Holmes—who were acquired relatively cheaply—should be ranked low on Tannenbaum’s list of mistakes.
The perception of the New York Jets’ trade for Tim Tebow has been that it was the brainchild of owner Woody Johnson, but that’s not how it was presented to at least one general manager candidate in his interview with the team.
Former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist, who interviewed for the job nine days ago, said Johnson told him it wasn’t his idea. Sundquist said it was his impression that the trade was “forced” on Johnson and team president Neil Glat, who also participated in the interview.
Sundquist’s description of the interview makes it sound as though Johnson was blaming former GM Mike Tannenbaum for the Tebow debacle; in a sense, Johnson did exactly that, firing Tannenbaum one day after the regular season ended.
The Jets hired former Seahawks executive John Idzik as their new general manager last week. He will be introduced at a news conference Thursday.
Johnson also said, according to Sundquist, that he eventually “jumped on board” with the Tebow idea, deferring to his football people.
“They realized it was divisive and hard on the locker room, and they wanted an exit strategy,” Sundquist told ESPNNewYork.com, sharing the vibe he received from Johnson and Glat.
The Jets are expected to part ways with Tebow next month.
Coach Rex Ryan and one-term offensive coordinator Tony Sparano failed to incorporate Tebow into the offensive scheme with any success. Tebow also saw time as a punt protector — a role that became full time after safety Eric Smith was injured.
Tebow’s future in the NFL is unclear. The one team to express interest in Tebow last season, the Jacksonville Jaguars, is no longer interested. After a season with the Jets, Tebow finds that his prospects of starting in the NFL are dim.
“I can’t imagine a scenario in which he’ll be a Jacksonville Jaguar — even if he’s released,” new Jaguars GM David Caldwell said at his introductory news conference earlier this month.
In all, Tebow was used for just 73 offensive plays for the Jets (6-10) this season.
Tebow, who has two years remaining on his contract, said in an interview with the Fox Business Network after the season, “I don’t have any regrets” about his move to the Jets.
“I believe everything happens for a reason. I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future and in that there is a lot of peace and a lot of comfort,” he said in the interview.
Tim Tebow headphones will soon became a reality, thanks to the Jets quarterback’s new partner- Atlanta rapper Ludacris. The NFL player endorsed the new product and revealed it Thursday at the 2013 International CES conference in Las Vegas.
Tim Tebow’s headphones are a collaboration with Ludacris’ company Soul Electronics, except they are designed for specific situations and types of people. For Tebow, who is constantly working out or in practice, the Combat+ headphones work with noise cancelling and heavy stress.
“I was so interested in having something comfortable I could practice on the field in before games,” Tebow told Mashable. “So many headphones can feel good and sound great but when you’re warming up, they fall off and that is a big distraction. We came up with these Combat models to help you keep that focus.”
In addition to those are the Jet line- “we might change the name,” a company spokesman joked, referring to Tebow’s likely exit from the New York Jets’ roster- which are designed for airplane travel.
Tebow has been promoting his lines of headphones around the country, and Ludacris recently posted a picture to Instagram with the quarterback by his side.
The versatility of Tebow’s various headphones seem to be their selling point, as the athlete pointed out. The “something for everyone” sales pitch works even better with Christian quarterback’s many fans.
“People who try them out will hopefully believe in them. We have headphones for athletes who want to train and some for those who want to fly or even sleep,” Tebow said. “They are even great for moms who are doing the dishes and listening to their country or gospel music. Whoever you are, whatever you are doing, we have something that fits you.”
Tebow’s SL300 headphones are sweatproof, hingeless, and feature noise cancellation. They are currently available at the Soul Electronics online store for $299.95.
Tim Tebow will not be a member of the New York Jets next season. With Mike Tannenbaum out the door as Jets general manager and head coach Rex Ryan still around, it is obvious that Tebow was not an item Ryan craved.
The limited use of Tebow, despite offensive struggles that took on epic proportions, shows Ryan was never convinced of Tebow’s abilities as a quarterback. Make all the jokes about Mark Sanchez you want. He was a better quarterback option than Tebow, at least in the mind of Rex Ryan.
Reports surfaced late in the year that Tebow—seemingly feeling disgruntled about not being given a chance to show his abilities as a quarterback—asked to be taken out of the teams’ most successful offensive package, the Wildcat.
Remember that the organization is bigger than one player—even one as popular as Tebow. For that reason, whoever takes over the reigns as general manager must see eye-to-eye with Ryan about Tebow, as well as every other issue that surrounds the franchise.
And for that reason, Tebow should be prepared to leave the Big Apple after one maximally disappointing season.
The $1 million question becomes, “Where does Tebow go?” Tebow would be wise to ask, “What’s the best spot for me?”
Given Tebow’s evangelical beliefs and desire to do good works, he likely has a split motivation when thinking on that question. The best place for him on the football field may not be the best place for him to impact the most people off the field. Logically, the ideal landing spot would be the one that gives him the best chance to play and win, while also securing for him great opportunities off the field as well.
Of course, Tebow still has two years remaining on his rookie contract. In that time, though, he’s only owed roughly $3.4 million—which is about average for a backup quarterback in the NFL. The two years on his contract means he does not automatically get to choose his next team the way a free agent would able to, but it’s also unlikely the Jets would not try to acquiesce his request to be dealt to a particular team so long as it works for them.
For some team, the next two years could serve as a tryout. If he proves his worth as a backup—and gets in games and wins them, he could be asked back for a great chunk of change. If he does not, he could go elsewhere.
So what teams work for Tebow? Here are a few potential landing spots.
The Jaguars just fired head coach Mike Mularkey after one season on the job. Jacksonville has long been considered the ideal landing spot for Tebow since it is so close to Gainseville—the birthplace of Tebow’s national fame when he was twice a national champion at the University of Florida.
Fellow first round pick, Blaine Gabbert, is joined by former second round pick Chad Henne as the current quarterback options in the River City. Neither has lived up to the hype. At least Tebow has helped his team make the playoffs—and win one game while there—as a member of the Broncos a season ago.
Throwing him into the mix with whomever becomes Jacksonville’s new coach—San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman is considered a top option—would make the one player who comes out the other side a better player.
And if Roman is the man in Jacksonville, it would be an ideal scheme fit for Tebow. The running game would thrive and take the pressure off Tebow as a passer. Roman, too, would undoubtedly take advantage of Tebow’s physical running style.
With Jacksonville crime rates at a percentage much greater than the state and national averages, it is a city in need of the gospel Tebow unashamedly preaches. That would seem to add a point to Tebow’s scaling system.
One cannot ignore the ticket sales and merchandise revenue that would undoubtedly result from a Tebow move being made by the Jags. The Jags would certainly have to consider this move. It is the best possible situation for Tebow as well. He’d be thrilled to land back in the state of Florida.
New England Patriots
Josh McDaniels is currently the offensive coordinator in New England—he of the infamous trade-back-into-the-first-round to draft Tebow, when many considered Tebow a second- or third-round pick. McDaniels has been considered a potential head coaching candidate once again and, should he take a job, there’s no doubt his new team would be considered a candidate for Tebow’s services.
Even should McDaniels leave, New England remains in play. McDaniels’ fascination with Tebow was not unrequited by his mentor Bill Belichick. In fact, on draft day the Patriots were considered one of Tebow’s primary suitors.
Though the team currently possesses Ryan Mallett as its’ backup, Tebow remains in the running. Mallett could be shipped out for a draft pick (Belichick’s never done that before right?) to make way for the player McDaniels and Belichick have a man crush on. The two could mold him to take over for Tom Brady whenever that fateful day arrives when he leaves the game.
Of course, the Jets would likely be reticent to ship him to their greatest rival in the AFC East. That is the primary snag with this potential move.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs hold the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Most draft analysts project Texas A&M junior left tackle Luke Joeckel as the No. 1 pick. The interesting thing about that selection is that the Chiefs desperately need a quarterback.
They currently possess three—none of whom excite anyone (Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi). West Virginia QB Geno Smith is another possible target with the pick, but Joeckel is considered the far superior prospect. And new head coach Andy Reid had a long history of drafting lineman in the first round while in Philadelphia.
In other words, Kansas City is taking Joeckel and will figure out the quarterback some other way. Tebow anyone?
As crazy as it may sound, there is reason to believe it’s possible. Andy Reid loves mobile quarterbacks. Scroll down the list—Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb (to some extent) and Michael Vick. With a great running game already in place and the possibility of bringing Dwayne Bowe back, offensive weapons are aplenty in Kansas City.
Bowe is the type of guy who just needs the ball thrown in his direction to catch it—though he did have five drops in 114 targets in 2012. Even Tebow can get the ball to Bowe.
Remember that the Chiefs are still in a state of despair after the unfortunate events involving Javon Belcher in November. Tebow is the kind of guy who could help bring restoration to the locker room.
Tebow could end up with another franchise next season as a backup, but these three destinations seem to make the most sense for him. At least these are probably the three he would most prefer.
From the gridiron to the Consumer Electronics Show, Tim Tebow hits the Las Vegas strip with SOUL Electronics to unveil his limited edition headphone signature series, the SL300, and his new athletic line of headphones the Combat+ line. Handpicked and inspired by the football great, the SL300 is a game-changer in the personal audio industry.
“Tim Tebow exemplifies strength and perseverance. We [SOUL] wanted to capture these qualities in his signature headphones, and develop a world-class headphone inspired by a world-class athlete,” says Lan Kennedy-Davis, CEO of SOUL Electronics USA. “This series goes beyond great music… for us; it’s about achieving greatness, and Tim Tebow stands for greatness.”
For many athletes, like Tebow, music is an escape from the daily grind and the pressures of a big game. Great music can put these athletes in the ‘zone’ guiding them to a place of focus and preparedness. The SL300 couples Tebow’s headphone desires with SOUL’s core values, which include superior sound in an attractive design.
Tebow handpicked the blue and white colors in his signature series. The exterior is a sleek monocoque design with no exposed hinges, giving the headphones the look and feel of a futuristic racing car. The SOUL badge on the ear cups illuminate. These are two features among others unique to SOUL’s SL300.
Stellar noise-cancellation technology creates a unique, fully isolating audio experience blocking out the extraneous, unwanted noise of the surrounding world. Developed by a military engineer, who holds patents on noise-cancellation technology, the noise cancellation feature is second to none, and leaves listeners with only pristine, balanced and clear music. The SL300 are the only headphones on the market that will continue to work in a passive mode if the battery runs out of juice.
Advanced driver and circuitry design ensures superb bass, clear mids and highs to create high precision audio balance. Full ear cup articulation ensures the best and most comfortable fit every time for a longer listening experience.
The SL300 by Tim Tebow includes a tangle-free audio cable with an Apple in-line controller that will not short out because it is sweat resistant. A standard tangle-free audio cable is also included in the package. The headphones can be folded for easy storage and portability.
The SL300 by Tim Tebow retails for $299.95. It is currently available exclusively at SOUL Electronics’ online store at http://www.soulelectronics.com at a special introductory price and only available for limited release.
When Tim Tebow was traded to the Jets from the Broncos before the 2012 season, Broncos exec John Elway said that Tebow was involved in the process that sent him to New York rather than Jacksonville.
Unless Tebow hoped to be used as a symbol for larger Jets dysfunction, it’s fair to say that Tebow didn’t achieve whatever it was he hoped to achieve with the team. Tebow hasn’t said much about his experience since the end of the season, but he did say he wouldn’t do things any differently during an appearance on the Fox Business Channel.
“I don’t have any regrets,” Tebow said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “I believe everything happens for a reason. I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future and in that there is a lot of peace and a lot of comfort.”
We’re guessing that Tebow isn’t talking about Jaguars owner Shad Khan, despite the rumors of Jacksonville’s sustained interest in adding the hometown boy to the lineup. Tebow didn’t talk at all about where he might play next season, an issue that isn’t likely to be sorted out for a couple of months at least although it seems like a safe assumption that he won’t be back for a second season with the Jets given the way this season played out.
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is a lightning rod for attention wherever he goes. That was no exception on Wednesday evening at the Sugar Bowl, where the former Heisman Trophy winner was in attendance to watch his alma mater, the Florida Gators take on the Louisville Cardinals.
When Tebow dodged prodding inquisition into his NFL future (h/t NFL.com), it was no surprise. That is why the media should back off and not pester Tebow about his future with regard to the 2013 season.
It has been a tumultuous and troubling year for Tebow in the Big Apple.
The Wildcat package proved to be a mostly worthless gimmick in Tony Sparano’s offense. That prevented both Tebow and incumbent starter Mark Sanchez from getting into any sort of rhythm, and ultimately stagnated the Jets’ offense.
It’s obvious Tebow’s future isn’t in New York, so that can be cast aside. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News documented just how bad it had gotten by Week 17 on Tebow’s only play of the game:
Tim Tebow makes an appearances at QB inside 10. Hands off to McKnight for 2 yards. Exits. #nyj
A lot of commentators criticize ESPN—particularly its controversial debate show First Take—for pandering to the Tebow narrative and talking him up at wit’s end. But this can be avoided—by not asking him about his next potential destination in the pros.
It will already be Tebow’s third team in four years, making his status as a first-round pick all the more enigmatic when trying to assess his career to date.
If he couldn’t jump over the likes of Sanchez and Greg McElroy on the depth chart, that isn’t exactly a strong case for him to be a starter elsewhere. However, with the way the game is trending and an increased utilization of spread offenses and college head coaches, Tebow may find a perfect landing spot after all.
There was an understanding that Tebow would be a project player who would take several years to develop. Well, he hasn’t had one opportunity to be the starter from the beginning of training camp in an offense tailored to his unique skill set.
To dismiss Tebow as an outright failure who can’t throw the ball seems ridiculous. He can throw the ball deep, and perhaps could improve on his chemistry with the receivers at his disposal if he were given the shot to start immediately.
That is the argument of the Tebow proponents. Those who dismiss his chances as a successful NFL QB will continue pontificating the same points about his inaccuracy, football IQ and throwing motion.
This is a tired story with no end in sight, but it should end until Tebow figures out where he is going to continue his career before fresh speculation can begin.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported in December that Tebow is a “virtual certainty” to sign with his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars. Nothing of substance has come out since then, so there’s nothing left to inquire about.
The prognostication on the future whereabouts of Tebow in the NFL should be shelved. It created an unnecessary side plot to the Gators’ game thanks to ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi’s physical coziness to Tebow as they observed the BCS clash in New Orleans.
It is best for Tebow to do what he did—not answer—but it would be all the more better if he weren’t asked such questions in the first place.
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