TWO BITS: Crowder confident, Tebow supported

By Adam Silverstein
April 30, 2010

1 » For the hundreds of tackles and heaps of energy former Florida Gators linebacker Channing Crowder has provided the Miami Dolphins since he was drafted, fans in South Florida tend to focus on the negatives – lack of forced fumbles, interceptions and sacks. After selecting a linebacker-heavy roster in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Dolphins are seemingly looking to replace Crowder – either in the short-term or the long-term. Either way, the Mouth from the South (yes, we know that’s Jimmy Hart, but it applies here, too) remains confident in his ability to keep his starting job. “I don’t care [about the additions],” Crowder said. “They’ve brought a lot of great linebackers in since I’ve been here, and I’ve played with a lot of great ones. I always look at it as just more toys for me to be out there with, more talent for me to play with. […] I’m a very confident guy. I’m going to be on the field. I’m going to play football next season.”

2 » With so many local and national columnists bashing the Denver Broncos selection of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow with the No. 25 overall pick just over a week ago, it has been the team’s former players that have been some of his most ardent supporters. Floyd Little, arguably the second-best player in team history (behind John Elway, of course), does not just support Tebow – he applauds the front office for having the stones to draft him. “I think Tim Tebow was a damn good pick,” Little said. “Those questions [about his delivery] will make this kid work a lot harder. He keeps hearing, ‘You’re not going to make it. You’re not going to make it.’ That’s great for him. Boy, that’s a motivator. I bet you he’s working his butt off right now. […] Don’t try to change him! He doesn’t need to change! Let the guy play the way he needs to play. I guarantee he’ll make things happen. I don’t care what anybody says! This Tebow is a football player. He did more for college football than anybody. Anybody! He’s a great football player!”

Extra Bit » Tebow’s No. 15 Broncos jersey is not only the fastest seller for rookies in the history of NFLShop.com, it is also selling better than that of any veteran in the league right now since he was drafted No. 25 overall just over a week ago. Of course, you can buy Tebow’s jersey (and a wide variety of other Gators and NFL items) directly through OGGOA by clicking the appropriate advertisement to your right.

3 Comments

  1. g8ter27 says:

    Crowder’s comments make him not only seem a bit confident but also like and ahole. And if you guys remember that is exactly the attitude he had as Myer came to Florida saying he really didn’t give a sh*# what Myer’s philosophy was when asked because he was not going to be there. Have to say he is one of my least favorite Gators in the NFL.

  2. Wingtee says:

    Never liked this piece of manure. Hey Crowder get a tat

  3. Wingtee says:

    Crowder is everything wrong with this country. Hates authority and dose not give a crap about this country. I want a big ass offensive lineman knock him on his pathetic ass

    Yes I am an angry old white man

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