Monday, November 28, 2011

"As Iron Sharpens Iron"

Jeff Darlington, from NFL Network, was in the Broncos locker room before the Chargers game. 
On Saturday, Denver quarterback Tim Tebow stood in front of his teammates, both offense and defense, to deliver a message that resonated deep into Sunday evening, long after the Broncos battled it out with the Chargers in overtime for a fifth consecutive win.


It was another quote from the Bible, another expression of his religion that many of his critics seem to believe borders on overly pious devotion.

"As iron sharpens iron, men sharpen men," Tebow told the group, loosely quoting Proverbs 27:17.
Do Tebow's constant references to his Christianity still bother you? Maybe they do. And that's your prerogative. For what it's worth, linebacker Von Miller, the havoc-wreaking rookie with 10.5 sacks who is among the biggest reasons for Tebow's recent success, was inspired by that quote.

"What he said really stuck with me," said Miller as he walked toward the team bus. "Just having that guy around, it makes us better men. I think he plays for us, and he makes us want to play for him."
But this ongoing debate isn't just about the things Tebow says. It is about the way Tebow plays.

Click the photo for Darlington's post game interview with Tebow. And "Iron sharpens iron" is featured prominently at the D1 facility that Tebow co-owns with Herschel Walker.