It seems that the constant criticism is starting to get to the former college football Demigod. Tim Tebow is dealing with the fact that the Broncos have decided to keep Kyle Orton and he seems to be the favorite to start in Denver this season. Woody Paige spoke with Tebow after reality set in and Paige became the first person to ever see Tebow frown. From the Denver Post:
“My dream, since I was a young boy, of being a starting quarterback in the NFL seemed to be coming true,” Tebow told me as we stood outside the Broncos’ locker room.
“Then, I felt like it was grabbed back away. . . .” He paused and didn’t finish the thought. Instead, he finished his quart of milk.
These are truly dark days.
“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,” he said. “I did an interview the other day with someone on the NFL Network who said last year I’d never play a down in the NFL. He was wrong.
Read more inspiration quotes from Tebow in Paige’s piece. Don’t worry, he’s smiling again by the end of the article.
[Denver Post, Getty]