Tebowmania: Monday Tim Tebow Quotebook

New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow spoke to the media following Monday's training camp practice at SUNY Cortland. Tebow and starter Mark Sanchez each were impressive during Monday's practice. Here is some of what Tebow had to say:

On if today was his best day of practice...

I think you'd have to go and look back at the film. But from feeling it, I didn't have a super lot of passes. Probably more runs in there, but I felt good. I felt pretty good about my checks and some passes. I would have liked to have one or two of the passes from skelly (pass skeleton drill) back. But for the most part I felt like I did pretty good in team and threw it pretty accurately. So I've got some things to improve on but I thought I did okay.

On if he's feeling comfortable with special teams...

I'm getting more comfortable. It's still pretty new to me. What I'm doing is kind of like being a quarterback out there with all of our calls, checks, audibles, fakes and it's pretty fun. I'm getting more used to it every day.

On his shirtless run through the rain...

(Laughter) It was funny. A few guys gave me a hard time, but honestly I don't think anybody knew until they saw it that night on ESPN. It was funny. More than anything it was probably just Mark (Sanchez) and Greg (McElroy) giving me a hard time and then everybody else catches on after that.

On what made him run off the field with his shirt off...

That I was running and my shirt felt like 20 pounds because we had been in the rain and then I was signing autographs for like 20 or 30 minutes. I didn't really think you all would be filming it and taking pictures.

On his improvements with throwing...

I feel like I'm improving every day. I feel like this offseason I made a lot of strides. I feel like there's some stuff that I'm still working on. Especially with the way that we do drops and your progressions through your footwork and the timing because so much of it is the timing for our plays and our drops. So that's something that I continue to work on, especially after practice when I get a chance to work on that as well.

On churches asking him to speak...

I think that depends on who the audience is, what the day is, it depends on a lot of things. So it's hard to answer, not really sure, but try to find something that is somewhat inspirational and somewhat (provides) hope and has a lot of faith involved in it too so.

On if he ever gets fazed was all of the coverage and attention...

Sometimes it does get a little comical and funny to me. But for the most part, it's really trying not to think about it or worry about it or pay attention to it. I really just try to be myself and live as much of a normal life as I can without having any of this change who I am or what I do or why I do it, and it's something I take pride in. It's just not changing, especially my values, my faith, anything like that, but also just what I do and how I do it and just try to be the same person all the time. Just being someone that's authentic and genuine and real and not someone that does one thing and in front of the cameras and does something different when I'm around teammates or not doing what I like to do, just being myself. It's just something that I don't want to change no matter what anyone writes about me.

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