Philly Sports Box Sept. 9, 2015

By Kevin Moylett
September 9, 2015

TebScreen-Shot-2014-08-31-at-3.22.48-PM-300x239ow time has run out


Kevin’s View

The Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with the famous Tim Tebow.

It was believed that Tebow may have won the job after a strong showing in the final pre-season game and when the Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals. That was not the case.

Tebow was a little rusty at first after not taking an NFL snap since 2012. He wasn’t ready to earn a job on an NFL roster.

Although he showed flashes of brilliance, the knock on Tebow has always been consistency in the passing game. He certainly showed that the inconsistency is still there.

Tebow finished the pre-season with a 58.3 completion percentage, 286 yards passing with two touchdowns and one interception. Tebow also rushed for 82 yards and one touchdown on 14 attempts.

The statistics are not bad but take into consideration that those stats are coming mostly against backups and players who were cut from their team. The Eagles made a good decision in cutting the former Heisman winner.

The Eagles claimed Stephen Morris off waivers. Morris is 23 years old with little experience but clearly Kelly thinks he can develop Morris. Tebow has already proven he can not throw so why not give somebody else a shot. The Eagles open the season at Atlanta on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14th.


Eagles cut former heisman winner

Pat’s View

Sorry Eagles fans but Tebow time isn’t staying in Philly. Chip Kelly made the decision to cut Tim Tebow from the final 53 man roster.

Although it is not surprising, it is the wrong move. Tebow has experience winning games as a quarterback in the NFL. Not going to find a lot of third-string quarterbacks who have won a playoff game as a starter except for Tebow.

Tebow was a strong fit for Kelly’s offense, being that he ran the read-option in college at the University of Florida where he won a Heisman trophy nonetheless.

In the long run this move will most likely prove to be insignificant because the playing time of third string QB”s in non-existent, but it would not of hurt to keep a player like Tebow on the roster. He could have also contributed on two-point conversions because of the threat of running the football that Bradford and Sanchez lack.

Instead, the Eagles claimed Stephen Morris off waivers to be the third-string quarterback. Morris has never appeared in an NFL regular-season game and certainly was not the type of player Tebow was in college.

This is just a continuation of Chip Kelly trying to outsmart everyone. It is simple, Tebow has the experience and the wins. Morris has no experience and zero wins. Tebow should have been the guy.

Not a smart move by the Eagles. They better hope it does not come back to haunt them.

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