Denis Leary has graduated from the brilliant TV series Rescue Me to the big screen in movies like The Amazing Spider-Man and the upcoming NFL Draft film Draft Day. But he has always found time to put his die-hard love of Boston sports on full display and the comedian understandably had plenty to say about his New England Patriots and their signing of Tim Tebow.
“It doesn’t make any sense to me,” Leary said, via USA Today and Ted Berg. “But it’s Bill Belichick, so I have faith that he has some sort of secret evil plan. I think he’s one of the greatest coaches in the history of the game. Very smart guy.”
The move to sign Tebow is still one that has some people puzzled, but as Leary pointed out, Belichick is an evil genius and always knows exactly what he’s doing. Belichick isn’t a guy who makes rash decisions and has all his moves calculated well ahead of time.
Leary, like many around the league, isn’t sold on the notion that Tebow is a quarterback.
“I have seen Tebow play. He’s not a quarterback. That’s one of those instinctual things,” the Rescue Me creator said. “His throwing motion – I guess he’s working with a Tai Chi guy in the offseason or something, but it’s not going to fix the situation. I think he’d be a great tight end. The kid has all the desire in the world. There’s got to be something he can do.”
The comedian also said he’s not looking forward to the sideshow that Tebow brings and even went as far as to say he found himself feeling bad for his friends who are Jets fans for what they had to go through. Still, Tebow is indeed in town and everyone, including Leary, will need to get used to the idea that the backup quarterback is going to command more attention from ESPN than the golden God they have starting under center ever did.