Joe Medley's In My Opinion: Tebow’s release sad, but it’s all about winning
by Joe Medley
jmedley@annistonstar.com
Aug 31, 2013 | 1746 views |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The New England Patriots have cut quarterback Tim Tebow (5). (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
The New England Patriots have cut quarterback Tim Tebow (5). (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
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I hope no one is rejoicing in Saturday’s news the New England Patriots released Tim Tebow. Dancing on the grave of another’s dream makes one worthy of no better in return.

I also hope no one links his release to anything other than football. Anyone claiming that Tebow didn’t win a job with his latest NFL team because of outspoken religiosity knows not the first thing about Bill Belichick, the coach who cut him.

Belichick is not much different from other NFL coaches, in that their roster decisions are about winning within a salary cap. It’s a cold calculation of getting the most on-field bang for the buck, and Belichick has simply earned a reputation as the coldest of calculators.

If anything, Belichick cutting Tebow validates decisions by coaches of Tebow’s previous teams, Denver and the New York Jets. Whether it was cutting Tebow or not playing him, they judged that his skills don’t translate to winning in the NFL.

Not with their teams and not at quarterback.

The Broncos are happy with Peyton Manning, and the Jets are … the Jets.

But everyone knows the Patriots under Belichick, who is all business when it comes to roster decisions.

Contact Sports Columnist Joe Medley at jmedley@annistonstar.com.
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