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Tim Tebow’s first day at Patriots camp called ‘horrendous’ by reporter


The early returns are in, and according to one knowledgeable and respected media person, Tim Tebow’s first day of New England Patriots training camp on Friday could be summed up using only one word, which he passed along via Twitter: “Horrendous.”

(head asplodes)

Color me shocked.

According to’s Tom E. Curran, Tebow’s “horrendous” performance was highlighted by two interceptions and was described in a Twitter exchange as follows:

Yamma hamma.

But it wasn’t all bad, sort of. Later NFL Network and’s Albert Breer tweeted that “Tebow just a caught a ball from Mallett in a weird new drill I’ve never seen before” and added, “Tebow’s still catching passes … Lining up with back and receivers in a (non-contact) tackling drill.”

So Tebow’s got that going for him. Which is nice. In a not-so-nice sort of way.

Granted, it was only the first day of training camp. Quarterbacks far superior in talent over Tebow who have been far more successful (and, you know, can competently throw a pass) will have bad days during training camp as well. It comes with the territory. Boy oh boy, who could have saw this coming? Oh, everybody? Okay. Carry on then.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was noncommittal about Tebow’s performance, instead choosing to praise the young man for things that have little to do with how well or how poorly he played. “He’s got a great work ethic. Great,” said Belichick. Now that’s something Tebow can hang his helmet on, when he’s not holding it as he stands on the sidelines during the season. If he’s not cut, of course.