Pats TE Fells a believer in Tebow

May, 8, 2012
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Count new Patriots tight end Daniel Fells amongst the believers in Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.

When asked on Tuesday whether or not he thinks Tebow – arguably the most polarizing player in all of football – can be an NFL quarterback, Fells expressed a vote of confidence. But he also stressed patience.

“I think he can be. Give him a little bit of time," said Fells, who was a member of the Broncos with Tebow in 2011.

The popularity, intrigue and aura surrounding Tebow has been dubbed “Tebowmania,” something that Fells also described as a “circus.” Fells proclaimed that there was a downside involved with said circus.

“The media frenzy, all day, every day. That can be somewhat of a distraction at times,” he said.

But Fells credited Tebow for his handling of the situation.

“He’s the type of person who just takes everything in stride, and he’s a truly genuine person, so he just kind of, almost brushed it off a little bit," he said. "He didn’t let all the hype and everything get to his head.”
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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