I previously wrote about Tim Tebow’s treatment in the media. Now, Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Terrell Suggs has mocked Tebow for his religious beliefs.
The Mental Recession is where I first read about an interview Suggs gave to ESPN.
From Suggs’ comments:
“With all due respect we don’t need God on our sidelines,” Suggs said. “Once again God had to save Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. He couldn’t even give them two drives? Seven to three?”[Referring to the score Denver lost by on Sunday.]
Suggs went on:
Not only did Suggs attack Tebow’s production and call the 8-8 Broncos “mediocre,” but he said he and the Ravens don’t need to pray on the sideline to win football games or be bailed out by a kicker.
“He’s alright. He’s alright. Let’s be honest, Skip, I can put up the numbers he was [putting up],” he said. “It’s all about numbers, baby. Give me a shot. Let’s see what we can do, create my own offense and hopefully my kicker can nail a 62-yarder to bail me out a few times, Jesus shows up. … That boy be praying on the sidelines, boy. I don’t feel comfortable [if] I’ve got to pray every fourth quarter like, ‘Oh my God, please come save me again.’”
If Suggs weren’t too busy running his mouth, he might actually notice that Tebow’s prayers are before, during, and after every single game whether he wins or loses. Instead, Suggs just tries to ride the anti-Tebow bandwagon with everyone else who was waiting for a loss or two to bash him.
Of course, Suggs is such a great role model himself. He was fined $15,000 last season for punching Jerome Simpson of the Bengals in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack.