Tim Tebow perhaps has an idea of where he stands with the New England Patriots today, which appears to be on their bench. Even though Tim failed to throw a completion in the Patriot's game Thursday night, at least he really couldn't be blamed for their rout. Tebow remained sitting sidelines for the duration of his team's 40-9 exhibition loss to the Detroit Lions, as reported by USA Today on, Aug. 23.
Tebow clocked some bench time for the duration of the Pat's awful exhibition loss to the Detroit Lions Thursday night, but he still took the high road with sporting reporters.
"There are going to be ups and downs", Tebow said, adding, "That's what life is, and you just have to handle them as best you can".
Maybe he could have made a difference, as team-leader Tom Brady and his backup Ryan Mallet managed only one touchdown in the final minutes of the game, after turning the pill over four times.
Tebow, who has passing issues, spent the night focusing on the plays the Patriots were running, and trying to learn the Pats "system".
The Patriots need to cut their roster down to 75 players by Aug. 27, and then pare it down to 53 players on Aug. 31.
If Tebow survives the first of those cuts, his final audition would come against the New York Giants on Aug. 29.
Still, it does seem odd that a Heisman Trophy winner is on the verge of flunking out of the NFL.
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