Is a Tim Tebow backlash brewing?
Perhaps that's why Jermichael Finley is speaking out. The Green Bay tight end has had more than his fill of Tebowmania, calling it "disturbing."
âI sit at home, start watching TV and all Iâm seeing is Tebow,â Finley told the the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. âThatâs kind of disturbing. We have a guy here (Aaron Rodgers) thatâs breaking records every week and you have a guy in Tebow thatâs saying âGodâ every word and he gets coverage. Of course, I love my faith and God, but come on man.â
"I like Tim, but you have a tendency to want to -- I don't want to see Tim do bad -- but look what happens after he wins a football game," Flacco said on Wednesday. "If you watched SportsCenter today, it was Tim Tebow then something else, Tim Tebow then something else, and Tim Tebow then something else.
Then Flacco got to the guts of his beef: "When we beat the Steelers, were we on TV? No. I couldn't even find a Baltimore Ravens highlight. I think that's kind of the way it is around Baltimore. We don't always get our respect but you've got to deal with it and go out there every week and just win football games."
Here's the bad news for Finley, Flacco, and anyone else who's OD'd on all things Tebow: He will remain the game's most publicized player as long as he remains a compelling story. The QB has become a cultural phenomenon, and barring injury or a sudden dearth of fourth-quarter heroics, the public's hunger for Tebow coverage will remain ravenous.