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Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career

Posted on: November 6, 2011 11:18 am
Amazingly, it could be worse for Tim Tebow(Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

The Broncos' Tim Tebow will face the Oakland Raiders in the Black Hole Sunday. Not ideal circumstances for a young quarterback coming off a horrific performance last week. In fact, depending on how he plays, this could be the 2010 first-round pick's last chance at a starting gig this season. First-year coach John Fox, who inherited Tebow from Josh McDaniels, doesn't seem particularly thrilled with any of his options at quarterback, and more than anything, he sounds tired of answering questions about Tebow.

“The goofy thing is, it’s almost like if he doesn’t have success it will be anybody’s fault but his. It’s almost that kind of polarizing thing,” Fox told the Los Angeles Times' Sam Farmer last week. “They’ll say it could be his supporting cast, or the type of plays. At the end of the day, we are what we are. We’re doing everything we can to win, and we’re finding out about a young quarterback, good, bad or indifferent.”

This comes days after an anonymous Lions defender called Tebow "embarrassing" and "a joke." But not everybody thinks the former Heisman winner is a sideshow and a pushover.

Raiders coach Hue Jackson, the man who gave up a first- and (likely) a second-round pick for Carson Palmer, isn't taking Tebow lightly.

“He came in here last year and played really well, and I expect he’ll come here again with the same thought,” he said, via the Oakland Tribune. “The guy has talent. I’ve never questioned that. He can throw. He can run. And he’s on the opposing team, so we have to do everything that we can to get him under control.”

Raiders defensive end Jarvis Moss was also asked about Tebow, his former teammate at Florida.

"He’s a good athlete, man,” Moss said. “He’s a strong dude. He can definitely hurt you with his legs.”

The phrase "damning with faint praise" immediately comes to mind but Moss is right: Tebow isn't much of a passer, despite that being a big part of the job description. But former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, who now works for NFL Network, made this comparison on Sunday's NFL GameDay Morning: Eli Manning vs. Tebow through their first five NFL games.

Wins-Losses: Manning, 0-5; Tebow, 2-3
Completion percentage: Manning, 44.4; Tebow, 48.3
Passing yards per game: Manning, 126.4; Tebow, 196.8
TD-INT ratio: Manning, 3-7; Tebow, 7-4
Passer rating: Manning, 44.8; Tebow 74.8

So there's your silver lining, Broncos fans. Of course, Denver has other issues -- the offensive line and defense chief among them.

Either way, Warner says not to panic. "I think the verdict is yet to be determined (on Tebow), I think everybody needs to relax," he said.

Warren Sapp, Warner's NFL Network colleague, couldn't help but ask: "Were those really Eli's numbers?"

After a loss to the Lions last week, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos look to rebound as they prepare to take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Jason Horowitz and's Pat Kirwan preview this matchup, Watch the game at 4:05 PM ET on CBS.

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Since: Nov 6, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 8:09 pm

Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career

Tebow's unconventional style WILL eventually succeed and change the QB position forever! Plus his spiritual values are an asset to the game, not something you should criticize just because it makes you feel uncomfortable.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 7:19 pm

Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career

You mean Kurt "stock boy to MVP, Kurt I took the Rams & Cardinals to the Superbowl" Warner. Tebow not doing bad either turn on the Raider game. Maybe "bible thumping" isn't that bad. Question is would you attack Warner & Tebow if they were muslim, or jewish ? Would you have the guts ? Or are you just jumping on the bandwagon (not too shocking for a Steeler fan), and piling on this good christian kid. 

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 7:09 pm

Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career

Why am I not surprised that one Bible-thumper (Kurt Warner) is willing to give the other Bible-thumper (Tebow) more chances to succeed than he clearly deserves?

Also, comparing him to Eli Manning is not a very good idea-- other than one or two descent years being supported by one of the then nastiest front 7's, Manning and the Giants have been putrid all around.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 6:58 pm

Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career

I hate Tebow (but he does look good shirtless) Tim Tebow is a FRAUD (but he does have thick wavy hair, & pretty eye lashes) Tim Tebow will NEVER make it in the NFL (but, oh yeah his butt)
                           Merle Hodge 

Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 5:40 pm

Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career

Tebow might or might not be an effective QB over a career., but even when he is effective, his throwing motion is an insult to every football ever made. Yucky to watch, and you never will get used to it.

Since: Oct 2, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 5:25 pm

Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career

Let me be honest up front...I have hated Tim Tebow since I knew there was a Tim Tebow. I'm a Georgia fan. I don't think that he has what it takes to be an NFL quarterback. I watch football...I see that he makes a lot of mistakes and that his mechanics are poor. However, I managed to catch a play on DirecTV's RedZone coverage that had Tebow escaping a collapsing pocket and hitting a Eddie Royal with a pretty good throw on the run. Eddie Royal dropped the ball. It hit him in the hands, and he pooped his pants. The commentators went on to berate Tebow for making a poor decision and forcing the ball.

Normally, I wouldn't stick up for Tebow, but come on. Every play is not his fault. You can't make him the scapegoat of a terrible offense. Long before Tebow came in and stunk it up, Kyle Orton, a proven NFL quarterback was in there stinking it up. For some reason, over the course of two weeks, it has become popular to hate Tebow, now. Seriously, Phillip Rivers has been a c**kbag his whole life. If you think about it, Rivers is the guy who should be more hated by football fans. This guy turns the ball over like it's his job, and he talks more trash than Charles Barkley ever did. I'm not saying people shouldn't hate Tebow...that's part of the game. I'm just saying, if you're going to hate someone a lot, hate Phillip Rivers. He stinks on ice, and acts like he's one of the best QB's in the NFL.

Aside from that, Tebow seems to be a pretty tough dude. I've seen him taking some shots in the pocket. He also doesn't slide when he rushes. He takes the hits and moves forward for the extra yards. Say what you will. Call me a Teblower. I don't care. I will always hate Phillip Rivers exponentially more than Tebow. At least, Tebow has balls, and he doesn't act like he's Tom Brady when he's playing like Ryan Leaf.

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 4:14 pm

Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career

Way to be objective Ryan Wilson. Now pull your **** out of your Tebow blowup doll.

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 4:12 pm

Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career


Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 3:43 pm

Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career

yea guess what? tebow will always be shitty to me.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:19 pm

Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career

He has a career 5 starts on one of the worst teams in the NFL.  Everyone needs to chill the F out.

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