I was watching Denver down 10 - 0 and feeling a bit disappointed that Tebow's run was going to end. Then the unbelievable happens. Crazy.
It's tough to not root for him. Evangelicals who claim this as a sign from God might make it a bit easier though.
Look how well the Cardinals are suddenly doing. That group of Godless heathens is pulling out a few tricks as well.
I'm with Ron... look at the Cardinals!
Anyways, Tebow has been doing rather marvelous work. However, I find the kid somewhat obnoxious. Then again, most athletes are quite obnoxious.
He is just a kid. He will grow up soon. But with regard to sports, he is like Jerry Rice, more fit than the competition. That is where he gets his edge I think. It could end, but I like to see a quarterback put fear in the eyes of tacklers. They usually beat up on quarterbacks.
I am no Florida fan, but I think that Tebow was one of the top 5 college players ever.
It's like clock work, the guy can;t miss when it matters most....At least so far. Brady and the Patriots will be the test this weekend, for the Broncos Defense. I'm convinced Tebow can move the ball on NE's D. Check out my Tebow Hub!
Its hard for me to watch Tebow. Like Daniella Lopez I find him obnoxious. Its like he lures you in with all this goody goody stuff and then bang he is just all goofy annoying smiles. Like when he comes into the press room right after changing out of his uniform in a suit and tie, and his tie isnt straight. It just feels like he is always doing something just to get attention,
Which he does, get attention that is, and obviously he is doing something right.
Will be interesting to see what happens next week when he matches up against Brady. For sure this will be one week I will be rooting for the kid to play the entire 4 quarters for coming up against the Pats he will need to.
Now the question is, will the Patriots get teebowed?
Well, he's got the Patriots this week, so we'll soon find out if he's really got that magic. A win would almost guarantee a division title for the Broncos, as they're already 1 game up in the division and they've got the Bills and Chiefs in week 16 and 17.
Seriously, how can anyone not love Tim Tebow? He's absolutely adorable, and unlike Daniella Lopez, I don't find him hard to watch at all. In fact, I can't wait to watch him up against Brady and the Pats (big Pats fan here). I don't think he stands a chance, but you never know, he just might pull another rabbit out of his helmet for another win.
This guy is insane. I'm telling yu the lord is with the dude haha. But we will see what happens next week. A win, and no doubt the Broncos will win the AFC West. Raiders better get that win against Detroit.
Can't help but think the defense are the real unsung hero's of the Bronco's even though Tebow is stealing the headlines for last gasp winning efforts. Next week when the defense is likely to be made to look second rate to the Pats I don't think we'll see a "Tebow Time", instead his stats will be made to look very poor as the Pats manage to win by a large margin.
I agree that defense and special teams have played a big part in this Broncos run, but there's also something more than luck involved with these late-game comebacks by the offense. The Broncos wear teams down for the first 3 quarters with lots of runs (top rushing offense in football, by the way) and lots of options plays.
Unlike when other teams in the NFL run the ball, when the Broncos run the ball the defense has to defend against all 11 offensive players. Against any other team, a defense only has to defend against 10 offensive players on a running play, because the quarterback takes himself out of the play. Over the course of a full game, accounting for that extra player on every run play will take its toll on a defense. The Bears defense looked like they were on life support toward the end of the 4th quarter on Sunday. The D-line was basically just standing up from their stance at the snap and then waiting to see what Tebow was going to do. 7 straight completions and a long field goal later and the game is suddenly tied. This Broncos offense is built for the comeback, they just need the defense to keep them in the game.
While I expect the Patriots to win this game, I would not be shocked if they didn't. They've been about one bad play away from losing back-to-back games to the winless Colts and the terrible Redskins. With a playoff spot almost assured at this point, I'm not sure if the Patriots are very motivated right now.
Graveson, I agree, the defense continues to keep this team in ball games. Prater's leg has been money as well.
I think you're right about the defenses getting worn out. Denver's offense is punishing. I thought Tebow looked a bit fatigued last game. It will be interesting to see if he can hold up.
I would hope the Broncos were one of the top rushing teams in football, I mean it's all they do. They've got to be dead last in passing. Enjoy this dream season because next year it will not be this way. And they still need to hold on, there's still 3 games left and if Oakland beats Detroit, I still think the Raiders win the West.
Oakland really needs to win out. They lose almost every tiebreaker, so they can't finish tied for the division or the wild card, with the exception of tying with the Jets, who they beat head-to-head. The Jets are a game up on the Raiders but still have the Giants and the unpredictable Dolphins left in weeks 16 and 17.
With the divisional tiebreakers going to the Broncos, and with the Bills and Chiefs left on Denver's schedule after this week's game against the Patriots, the Raiders are probably going to need divine intervention to win this division. Even if the Broncos lose to the Pats and the Raiders beat the Lions (and those are big "ifs"), I'd still favor the Broncos to win the division just based on the remaining schedule and the tiebreakers.
The way the Raiders have been playing lately, I think it's just as likely that they lose out rather than win out. They've been outscored 80-30 in their last two games, and those scores are deceptive because Oakland scored a lot of meaningless points late in both games while they were being blown out. They haven't scored a 1st half touchdown since they played the Vikings on November 20th.
What did Urlacher say about Tebow?
Something like-He's a great running back
its the perfect storm of things that are allowing the Broncos to keep winning. Don't get me wrong I love Tebow, I love his work ethic but Elway and Manny above me are right. Elway knows that to excel in this league you need a legit passing game, and I think that's what Manny is hinting at. If the Broncos stick with this formula into next season they will be in for a rude awakening. Watching Tebow through the ball makes me want to hurl almost every time I see it, the running game will probably win their division but in my opinion that just reflects how terrible the AFC West is. The Raiders had injury after injury and 3+ quarterbacks starting over the course of the season. The Chargers aren't nearly as good as everyone though and the Chiefs were hit hard early on in the year by injuries.
Bingo Nickalooch, we all know good and well that every team that plays the Broncos next season, especially in the AFC West are going to have a gameplan against what the Broncos are doing right now if Tebow is quarterback. They caught the league off guard this year. Also, their defense is going to have to be just as good if not better next year. Unless Tebow seriously works on his passing every day from the time the Broncos are eliminated to next season, I don't see the same success happening.
It's definitely a great story, but if he doesn't improve his passing greatly in the off season, Denver is going to have lots of trouble next year. A lot of bounces have to go your way to win this way each week, 55 minutes of looking like Whoopi Goldberg and 5 minutes of looking like Halle Berry. The NFL can be strange. One year you're getting those breaks, the next, they're going against you and you're 2-14. Look at Tampa this year. This gameplan is gonna go the way of Miami's wildcat from a few years ago. Teams make adjustments in the NFL and unless that D turns into the Ravens D when Dilfer was the QB, they may crash to earth in a nasty way, again, just like Miami. I'm hoping that Tebow isn't soaking up the praise and continuing to work hard. He doesn't seem like the type to do so. As long as he's aware that Marion Barber won't be helping him out on the other side of the ball each week, he'll get better.
The difference between the Orton-led Broncos and the Tebow-led Broncos is that the offense has been in possession of the ball an average of 6 more minutes per game with Tebow under center. This is due to lower turnover rates and the continuous running of the clock after run plays.
Since the Broncos rely on a heavy dosage of blitz packages the extra 6 minutes of rest the defense is getting per game since Tebow took over allows them to get maximum amounts of pressure on the quarterback. So, in a way, the defense has performed better due to the style of play that Tebow has brought the Broncos.
This style of football keeps them in games, and, as previously mentioned, wears down opposing defenses. It's the perfect formula and style of football for a guy who is a proven winner.
Urlacher Schmerlacher. Bears lost. Tebow has brought some life into the NFL. I love football, but it needs some oomph or pizazz or something. Same ole same ole. Tebow has stirred up the pot.Makes for a great story.
I think the real unsung heroes are not tebow and the broncos, but rather the Texans. Look at the injuries they have faced and with a third string quarterback they are still finding ways to win. They have the most beat up and injured team in the NFL and are playing with more passion and motivation than any other team I have seen in years.
sometimes, but not always sports can be "mental", you can be "psyched up". An inspiration coupled with believing that you can win will help you get there. That's what some coaches do to their players or some players acting as leaders. But this time, both the broncos defense should limit Pats scoring prowess and they should score "asap - as soon as possible" not on the fourth q because he is facing Pats offense.
Pats 31 - Broncos 17
Tebow can practice some more with his passing. He is a promising quarterback.
The biggest thing that the "experts" didn't talk about at the end of that game is the Bears going into prevent and letting him pick them apart on that TD drive. If they would have played aggressive defense like they did the entire game, the Broncos wouldn't have had a chance. Tebow took advantage of the Bears mishap, but I think that was the bigger story in this game, not Tebow winning again.
by Paul Edmondson 6 years ago
I really want to see Tebow play. It's not enough that the Jets can't run the ball or pass it for Tebow to play significantly. What will it take. If he comes in and runs the table, the Jets could be a playoff team:)
by Paul Edmondson 5 years ago
The Titans, Bills and Jags need QB help. I hope this creates an opportunity to see Tebow play this year.
by Caleb Roberts 7 years ago
Can Tebow get a little push from the fans to beat the Patriots?
by Kelly R. Jackson 7 years ago
Now that we're seeing both extremes, can we finally come to the middle and properly evaluate Tim Tebow?
by Steven Escareno 6 years ago
All I can say is that if the reports on ESPN are true, then it does confirm my beliefs that the Broncos have NEVER believed that Tim Tebow was their "guy" for the future. And having a guy like Peyton Manning, does seem like a logical step to distance themselves from Tebow mania...
by David Legg 7 7 years ago
How do you feel about Tim Tebow now that the Broncos are out of the playoffs?Have your feelings about Tebow changed now that the Broncos have been knocked out of the playoffs by the Patriots?
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