So, why did Tim Tebow venture into the lion's den Thursday morning, appearing on WFAN's 'Boomer & Carton Show,' where Boomer Esiason has opined Tebow should be cut by the Jets and that he shouldn't even be an NFL quarterback?
Did Tebow want to defend himself? Did he want to throw a couple of barbs at Esiason? Did he want to just show that he could handle the heat Esiason was throwing in his direction?
Nah. "I went on it because Bruce (Speight) and the PR department told me to," Tebow said.
Attaboy, Tim! Just do what you're told.
Even so, it provided Tebow an opportunity to defend himself. Even after his appearance he chose, however, not to rise to Esiason's bait.
"Everybody is entitled to their own opinion and that's his opinion. I guess you could say it's a little fuel to the fire but not really. I've heard a lot of negativity my whole life and I don't really let that get me too high or too low. I just want to be the same person and have a smile on my face. I never change based on one person's analysis of me or how I play," Tebow said. "I think the better thing you could say was when he said he wouldn't mind having me as a son-in-law. I'd rather have that compliment than him thinking that I'm a quarterback."
Leave it to Tebow to find the positive side of what had to be an uncomfortable meeting.