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Tim Tebow: Jets PR Department Made Me Do WFAN Show

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?

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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?

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Nah. "I went on it because Bruce (Speight) and the PR department told me to," Tebow said.

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Attaboy, Tim! Just do what you're told.

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Even so, it provided Tebow an opportunity to defend himself. Even after his appearance he chose, however, not to rise to Esiason's bait.

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"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."

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Leave it to Tebow to find the positive side of what had to be an uncomfortable meeting.

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