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Tim Tebow Breaks Eagles-Ravens Fight during NFL Preseason Practice ‘Like Moses Did With The Red Sea’

( [email protected] ) Aug 26, 2015 01:39 PM EDT
During a joint preseason NFL practice between the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens, Tebow played a key role in breaking up a fight described by Bleacher Reporter NFL writer Michael Tanier, as "in a divine way."
Tim Tebow breaks up a fight between the Eagles and Ravens like Moses parted the Red Sea.

It seems the Holy Spirit is truly guiding Tim Tebow.

During a joint preseason NFL practice between the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens, Tebow played a key role in breaking up a fight described by Bleacher Reporter NFL writer Michael Tanier, as "in a divine way."

Tanier posted on his Twitter account, "4th stringer fight on the far field. But @TimTebow wades in and they part like the Red Sea." His tweet, posted on August 20, has since been picked up by major sports outlets, including Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, and TIME.

However, Tanier may have exaggerated a little when he described the events that unfolded during that practice. He later admitted that he did not have the best view of the skirmish that happened on the far field.

Tanier later wrote, "I had a much better view of the radio guy on radio guy #Eagles sideline fight than the scuffle on the far field."

The 28-year-old Evangelical Christian Tebow, is vying for the third-string quarterback position for the Philadelphia Eagles. He received a standing ovation during the Eagles pre-season game against the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 16 after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Eagles won 36-10.  Tebow has completed six of 12 pass attempts for 69 yards and drove the ball for a 7-yard touchdown.

"It was fun," Tebow said after emerging from victory against the Colts. "Playing ball. I loved it. You want to be focused on footwork, reads, communication with everybody but also enjoy the moment. You won't always have it," he told ESPN in the post-game interview.

"I was thankful," Tebow said when asked how he felt when he was fielded by coach Chip Kelly. "But I was also like, 'They [the Eagles offensive players] won't be able to hear me! We'll have to go [to a] silent [count].' It's very humbling. It definitely means a lot. It was fun," Tebow said. "Seeing the end zone and fighting to get in -- I've been blessed to have a few opportunities in my life."

However, Tebow the quarter back admitted he still needs plenty of work to improve his performance.  "I did some things well," Tebow added, "I think there's some things that we want to work on. For me, it's going back, watching film, looking at everything, trying to make corrections and get better one day at a time."

In a separate report, NJ.com quoted Tebow as saying that he was not worried about whether he makes the final 53-man roster of the Philadelphia Eagles.

"That's not something I worry about, to be honest," Tebow said and added, "I worry about what I can control and that's come out and improve every day, enjoy the process, count your blessings and work extremely hard. You know, something I always try to practice is be anxious for nothing, but let your request be known to God. That's how I try to handle that."

He also expressed confidence that he has shown some improvement during the offseason. "I feel like I'm improving with the offense, with the tempo, with the footwork, with the timing,'' he said. "I just want to continue with that process. I think I'm getting better at (pocket presence), just throwing a few away, not taking sacks. Always knowing that there's the next down.''

The NFL superstar is also busy with his Tim Tebow Foundation that helps children with life-threatening diseases to make their dreams come true. The Foundation has helped underprivileged children in the Philippines with medical services and built the Tim Tebow CURE Hospital in that region. His foundation has also been organizing an annual prom event for children with special needs in the U.S.

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