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A True Tim Tebow Assessment

Posted on: November 19, 2011 12:05 am
 

There has been so much uproar over Tim Tebow in the NFL, it has been ridiculous. The main reason is because of how flamboyant he is with his religion. Who cares what his religion is? Religion has nothing to do with sports. People need to evaluate him as a NFL QB and that is it. So here is a real assessment of Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos QB.

There is no question that Tim Tebow has the intangibles to QB in the NFL. However, his skill set as a QB is weak, very weak. As a QB, a quick release is a must and Tebow's mechanics is probably the slowest in the league. It looks even slower than Byron Leftwich's release. Leftwich didn't have the legs that Tebow has, which is truly an asset in today's NFL. However, we all know what eventually happens to a running QB in the NFL. Tebow will receive more hits than any QB has if he keeps playing the same way, and he is a tough guy, no doubt, but injury is inevitable with his style of play. What is the team's back up plan if he is injured? We all have laughed at teams that had scrambling type QBs with pocket passers as back ups, but what about Tebow's situation? Can a team run a Tebow style offense and have a back up plan? A week of practice goes by running Tebow's offense and all of the sudden he is hurt, how does a Brady Quinn come in? How does a team adjust? Tebow has a long way to go to learn the pass plays that are dependable. 

Who Tebow has beaten in the NFL. Has he played the top tier teams in the NFL? No, not at all. Winning in the NFL is great but lets not forget Rex Grossman was a super bowl QB. Tebow and the Broncos are 4-1 with him as a starter and they have only scored more than 20 points in one game, their win against the Raiders. Eddie Royal scored the decisive TD through punt return. Other than that, the Broncos haven't scored more than 20 points. While I hate the Jets, the Jets only had three days to prepare against the new Tebow offense. Somewhat similar to the Wildcat and the Wildcat went extinct pretty quick. Another player that created a stir in the NFL, Michael Vick, had a Tebow type effect in 2010. Teams forgot how to play against Vick and he looked like a diamond in the rough. Now that there is tape against him, he has looked college like. Expectations are the same for Tebow. This new offense will be figured out and easily killed. It will be very curious to see the Denver game plan down by 14 points. Do they change the QB?

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Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:09 pm
 

A True Tim Tebow Assessment

deeoriginal1, just when I think you couldn't get any dumber, you take stupidity to a whole new level. If college football is a joke, then so is the NFL. LMAO What are you 5 years old? The NFL takes the best players from college football which is a very small percentage which means a simple fact you obviously cannot understand. College football is watered down with weak talent.
You want to give Tebow verbal BJs for his 10-15 performance against Jared Allen, go ahead, but you fail to mention the fact that the Minnesota Vikings have one of the worst pass defenses in the league. Of course you wouldn't mention that because you Tebow worshippers want to slice things the way you want to see it. You want a fair comparison between Tebow and Rodgers (which is just plain stupid to compare the two since Rodgers is by far more superior than Tebow) then lets take a look at Rodgers stats against the Vikings twice...
Week 7 @ Minnesota- 24-30, 335 yards (11.2 per pass), 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 146.3 QB rating
Week 10 in Green Bay- 23-30, 250 yards (8.3 per pass), 4 TDs, 0 INTs, 140.3 QB rating
The first game the Packers took a 33-17 lead into the fourth quarter and the Vikings scored garbage time points to keep the score respectable 33-27, and the second game the Packers had to bench Rodgers for pity of the Vikings in a 45-7 romp. The Packers didn't need their defense to save them in either game and Rodgers has his team in good situations, not desperate ones. To say Tebow played better than Rodgers and others this week is moronic. Rodgers led his team to victory in three plays starting at the 20 yard line with 30 seconds left to play. Denver knees it in that situation. And guess what? All Rodgers does is win, 18 straight victories for the Packers and the last 18 games, Rodgers has played like a God.
People bash Tony Romo because he "can't win the big game" despite the fact Romo has a 17-2 record in November. Let me know when Tebow wins a playoff game. I will be honest, I won't be waiting, I can't wait that many years. Heck, it may not ever happen. Let's see what Tebow and company will do when the Ravens or Steelers visit Denver in January. (still a long way to go, Denver hasn't clinched crap yet) To say any QB in the league doesn't have heart is beyond stupid. The ring club QBs all have heart, otherwise they wouldn't sitting on a throne during their Super Bowl parade. Tebow can only dream of that scenario.


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Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 5:32 am
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Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 8:17 pm
 

A True Tim Tebow Assessment

You show your football knowledge with your idiotic Tebow MVP statement. If you have watched any NFL football the last fuve years, let alone my 20 plus years, and have any knowledge about football, you would realize the NFL is an incestual type league where ideas outside of the box are rare. The wildcat worked for almost more than half of a season before there was a game plan and video tape that destroyed it. Now, the wildcat is extinct. Michael Vick was a rare type of QB that made defenses look stupid, but after a half season he was shut down. The league forgot about him after his heinous cowardly acts and Vick went off again, but at the end of the season, especially against good defenses, Vick looked like the typical week we know. The same will happen to Tebow starting this week. The Vikings have a subpar pass defense but this team plays with pride. Last year, they could have mailed it in, but they shut down the Eagles and Vick when the Eagles had a bye week on the line. The Bears followed them up and made Vick look stupid. The same will happen with Tebow. The Vikings have the run defense personnel and ability and discipline to contain a mobile QB who is has even less talent than Vick throwing the ball. Vikings will lay the blue print and others will follow. The Broncos finish 8-8 at best and will not make the playoffs.
The other funny part of your statement is the fact that you compare a second year QB to rookies this year.  



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 7:45 pm
 

A True Tim Tebow Assessment

Wow, I have listened to everyone on ESPN with the exception of Skip Bayliss say everything that Tebow cant do. That he will never do this, and this cant last, and its not reasonable.  The truth of the matter is that Tebow is defeating the odds by the week of what he cant do.  Look at Cam, Blaine, Ponder, all of those QB's with the slight exception of Gabbart are working with more and doing less.  Tebow is a winner at every level he has ever played. While the so called experts kept saying what he cant or wouldnt be able to do, he just kept winning championships.  I would take a QB right now thats winning like Tebow, than loosing like Cam and some veteran QB's. If the Broncos make the playoffs Tim Tebow should be voted MVP.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 2:50 am
 

A True Tim Tebow Assessment

deeoriginal1, first off, thanks for the laugh. Yeah, Tim Tebow is the only QB in the league that has heart. That is probably the dumbest statement I have ever heard in my sports talking life. I mean, no way a guy who was outed by his former team in San Diego after suffering a sever injury to his trowing shoulder would go on to a franchise that never won a playoff game in its entire existence and win a super bowl. By no means does Drew Brees have heart. No way a 6th round draft pick that played part time at a Big Ten school ever have any heart to come in for the most beloved QB in the northeast and go on to win three super bowls. No way, Tom Brady doesn't have any heart. And by no means would a college QB be invited to the green room as one of the expected top ten draft picks have to wait around in embarrassment to be drafted by a team that already has a hall of fame QB. No way this same QB shows any heart to keep pushing on knowing his time will only come if the hall of famer with record consecutive games streak gets hurt. No way will a Green Bay Packers organization would allow their fan favorite hall of famer walk away for some heartless bastard who didn't make any effort to prove himself. I mean, c'mon, it is easy to see Aaron Rodgers has no heart. The heartless Eli Manning never had to over come any older brother is way better, big city critique in New York. No doubt the Giants wasted a trade for that heartless guy. 
To say Tebow has heart may have been a good statement in a joke called college football where only 1% ever turn out to be anything in the NFL, but that statement in the NFL is the biggest laugh of all. 
The Denver Broncos had to completely throw away their game plan to adjust to Tebow. While it looks great that they are winning, Tebow's success as a runner who gets positive yardage and passer who doesn't turn the ball over has worked two fold. First, it bleeds the clock and keeps Denver in the game. By the fourth quarter, the opposing defense has been on the field for a long time and that advantage goes to the offense. Second, the defense gets long breaks. No question, the defense loves Tebow right now for the 7 minute drives, but that love will end when times get rough. Tebow has only faced one defense that is a threat to his game, and that was the Lions. The Lions weakness was their pass defense and Tebow had no chance to expose that when he can't run the ball. The Vikings and Bears will prove the same. Remember, the bigger threat Vick had game tape against him and was destroyed by the Vikings and Bears. Those two defense will do the same to the Tebow lead Broncos option. Next year, Tebow will go back to second string QB he really is.   


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Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 8:30 pm
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Since: Feb 14, 2011
Posted on: November 22, 2011 4:06 pm
 

A True Tim Tebow Assessment

You've pretty much hit all there is on the Tebow checklist, and I agree that he does not have the skill set to become a successful quarterback in the NFL long term. Not only will teams figure out how to contain him, but he's already proven he can't hit targets in the open field. He won a game while completing only 2 passes against the Chiefs...that should not and hopefully will not happen ever again. I get why fans love him, hell I almost love him. He's a great role model for kids and his undoubted faith is admirable but that's not going to get his team or himself success. He has the build and the drive to become better and I think if he puts the work in he can get there. Until that happens though I really hope somebody gives the broncos a good old fashioned ass kicking because they need to learn that you can't bull shit your way to the Superbowl, you need talent and productivity, the only thing the Broncos have right now is luck (and I don't mean andrew). 


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