Originally Posted by MWM
Meh, this is typical making a mountain out of a molehill. Sports reporters of this day an age are barely a step above the sewer. The guy took some pretty innocent quotes by a player and turned them into controversy over Saint Tim. He's just a kid and doesn't fully understand how his comments will be used. These reporters don't give two craps about them and Urban has a little of the mother bear mentality.
I agree somewhat. The thing I find a little odd is Meyer "mother bearing" Tebow even though he's no longer one of his players. I think it's admirable he takes an interest in one of his players after he's out of the program but this is somewhat extreme. Tebow's a man now and really doesn't need Meyer standing up for him. I see what Meyer's doing, though. Tebow's draft status is so shaky that a comment like that could really knock it down some. However, I'm somewhat skeptical that a comment like that could cost Tebow a great deal of money.
As for the reporter, I don't think he had to quote the kid verbatim. What the reporter could have wrote was that the kid said that this new QB is a better pure passer than Tebow. That's pretty innocuous. I don't think anyone would argue that point.