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Stop me if you've heard this: terrible Tebow wins

Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:07 am
Edited on: November 18, 2011 12:11 am
T. Tebow scores the game-winning touchdown against New York (US Presswire).

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With less than 6 minutes to play, Tim Tebow had 95 yards to salvation. Down by three points and playing in the comforts of home, Tebow, leader of men, could have been the hero for his team. And it’s actually what we’ve come to expect.

Coming from behind to beat the Dolphins. Knocking off the Carson Palmer-led Raiders. Hurling just eight passes last week in upsetting the Chiefs in Kansas City.

Of course, Tebow was going to lead the Broncos to the game-winning score, but there was no way he was actually going to do it. Right? Until that’s exactly what he did, leading a 12-play drive that ended with Tebow keeping the ball for himself to score the 20-yard touchdown.

It was crazy and heart-pumping and … just screwy. But it was also completely predictable.

“I trust him,” Broncos linebacker Von Miller said on the NFL Network afterward. “I trust him with everything. No matter how many interceptions he throws or how many touchdowns, I’m going to ride with him until the end.”

T. Tebow is 4-1 this year as a starter (AP).For the most part, Tebow had been his regular self -- barely an NFL quarterback. Not two-completion terrible, but bad nonetheless. Yet, the Broncos were within striking distance -- mostly because the Jets offense had been just as bad and because Broncos cornerback Andre Goodman intercepted Mark Sanchez and returned it for a touchdown to give Denver some much-needed points.

But there’s something about Tebow. I can’t put my finger on it. Obviously, none of his opponents can either. Never have we seen a quarterback who’s so clearly not an NFL quarterback continue to be successful as an NFL quarterback.

And as bad as this game was to watch, Tebow made it worth it in the final six minutes.

On the first snap of the drive, Tebow hit Eddie Royal on the goal line, and somehow the Broncos receiver barely escaped Jets safety Jim Leonhard in the end zone and ran for eight yards and out of safety danger. On the second snap, running the option, Tebow kept the ball, running 15 yards for the first down. Later, on third down and with the Broncos in a five-receiver split, Tebow kept it again and ran for the first down.

On the next play, he ran at Darrelle Revis, and Revis kind of side-stepped him, allowing Tebow to gain more yards. Tebow, once again, was playing eerily well with the game on the line. Once again, he had improved his game dramatically. Yes, some of his throws on that drive were grossly inaccurate -- he short-hopped at least one receiver -- but he also hit Dante Rosario for another first down at the Jets 29 yard line.

And then, redemption.

On third and four from the 20-yard line, he made the stadium explode when he recognized a blitz coming up the middle, scrambled around the left end of the line to avoid it, beat Eric Smith to the edge and then broke Smith’s tackle to score the game-winning touchdown.

You know, much was made this week about how Broncos coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy had installed a read-option offense that would increase Tebow’s potential success. Fox already had all but said that Tebow wouldn’t survive in a typical professional offense, so he would bring college ball back to Tebow.

For most of Thursday’s game, it still didn’t work. Occassionally, the Broncos showed flashes of how the option could be successful. But for the most part, Denver was shooting three-and-out blanks (although punter Dustin Colquitt had a pretty good night!). You could look at the game, and say, “See, a high school offense doesn’t work in the NFL.” And you’d be right.

But for some reason, it works for Tebow. And for some reason, Tebow works for the NFL. He wins games, and at this point, you have to stop using the caveat, “Well, he sucks.” Because at some point, that issue becomes moot, and the only thing that matters is this: Tebow is 4-1 as a starter, and the playoffs are still in sight.
“He’s the most mind-blowing, polarizing figure I’ve ever seen in football,” NFL analyst Mike Mayock said.

That’s as good a description and explanation as any.  

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Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:09 am

Stop me if you've heard this: terrible Tebow wins

Denver's front office wanted Tebow to fail, thats why Orton Started the Season as the #1 QB, John Fox is a fraud! he had to play Tebow he had no choice! Denver has no offensive weapons, Orton should have been shipped out of town in August, After the 1-4 start John Elway thought he was going to be in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes, now I find it funny that both Elway and Fox jumping on the bandwagon like school kids, when they should have been trying to build the offense around this kid from the beginning!   

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:01 am

Stop me if you've heard this: terrible Tebow wins

The point lost with all this is that if Orton had been QB to start that game Denver would have put the Jets away in the third.

You are exactly right, that is why Orton was benched because he was winning with the Broncos. 

The defense played a key part in winning that game but Tebow did as well.  Without either, the Broncos lose this game.
So I guess that means the Broncos didn't win despite Tebow, they won with him.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 8:56 am

Stop me if you've heard this: terrible Tebow wins

That's comparing fresh cold milk and overserved stale warm beer, if you get my drift.

Besides, doesn't Tebow have to actually get to a Super Bowl for that comparison to be valid?

Get over your own self and get a clue.  Nobody is picking the Broncos for the Super Bowl, and that's not likely.

But we'll take the wins in the meantime.

Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2011 8:53 am

Stop me if you've heard this: terrible Tebow wins

Sorry Tebow haters. The man is a winner and the last rime I checked, when the game is over the team with the most points wins. Tebow loves the Lord Jesus Christ and is the best example of what that means that I've seen in years at any occupation. Thank you Jesus for Tim Tebow!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2011 8:38 am

Stop me if you've heard this: terrible Tebow wins

This too shall pass....

Since: Sep 2, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2011 8:36 am

Stop me if you've heard this: terrible Tebow wins

The point lost with all this is that if Orton had been QB to start that game Denver would have put the Jets away in the third. 10 offensive points and 4 drives starting in Jets territory? The defense won the game despite Tebow. Every time Tebow wins it is treated as a win from that area high school team who got their first win in 3 years. In Tebow's post game interview he flip flopped between the pronouns we and I. Tebow you insult your entire offense when you say we will get better. You should say, "I must learn how to throw a football so we can be better."

Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 8:19 am

Stop me if you've heard this: terrible Tebow wins

Tebow was pretty bad (so was Sanchez for that matter) through most of the game. But, hey, he did take the Broncos 95 yards when he absolutely had to. I'm not going to call him a good QB but I am willing to call him a heckuva football player.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 8:16 am

Stop me if you've heard this: terrible Tebow wins

I dont think the blogger here actually watched the game to much.  The Broncos didn't run the option offense that much early in the game.  It was more standard running plays than anything early on with a few option plays sprinkled in.  Tebow only had 2 runs heading to the end of the 3rd quarter.  His passing also wasn't as bad as it is made out to be in this article.  His WR's dropped 3 very catchable passes, some right on the money, for what would of been an extra 28 yards.

Sure, he short hopped a couple of passes, all QB's do especially young inexperianced ones.  He also overthrew Decker by about 3 yards on a deep bomb that would of been a sure TD, but every QB does that no matter how experianced they are from time to time.  He also started the game off 3 of 4 passing against the Jets vaunted pass Def.  His passing wasn't as bad as his numbers , or this article, indicated.  Same is true for the option offense. 

Tebow will continue to grow. We should put off judgement until he has 3 years under his belt to see if he can improve and adapt or if he levels off and the defenses catch up.

Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: November 18, 2011 8:06 am

Stop me if you've heard this: terrible Tebow wins

Fanarama, you are not this foolish, How many games has Tebow Played, maybe six or seven, and the last I checked, he does not make the Schedule, a couple of years ago Arizona almost won a Superbowl with a 500 record, and Seattle knocked off the Saints last year! so be careful when you say waste a playoff spot! now I think the Broncoe's front office wants to see him fail, because he was a Josh Mcdanial draft pick, it maybe that Mcdanials knew more than anybody gives him credit for,  and they traded away one of his weapons, ( B LIoyd) who does Denver have on offense that scares anybody, no wonder they have to run the ball 90% of the time. you and many others, may not like him because of how he carries himself off the field, but he is 4-1 with three road wins!      

Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 7:58 am

A great sports city needs this guy

Growing up on Lookout, a Bronco fan all my life, there are few stadia that cheer like Mile High.  I have seen games in Oakland against Elway, Cowboys against Philly, Jets vs Pats... and there is nothing like a Home Bronco Game!  Fox is good news, Tebow is good news, and all is great at a mile high!  Go Broncos!  Denver needs all your Tebowners, and they love it.Yell

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