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Fox regrets comments about Tebow

Posted on: November 18, 2011 11:00 pm
Edited on: November 19, 2011 1:12 pm
Turns out, Fox is Tebow's biggest fan. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

In the post-Tebowalyptic light of day, Broncos coach John Fox looks sorta silly for some comments that, not long ago, sounded perfectly reasonable given that his starting quarterback struggled to throw anything other than screen passes.

Earlier this week,'s Jeff Darlington quoted Fox as saying, "If we were trying to run a regular offense (with Tebow), he'd be screwed."

The thing is, Fox is telling the truth. We all saw the Lions game. The Broncos -- and Tebow -- were abused for 60 minutes, and it prompted an anonymous Detroit player to tell's Michael Silver afterwards: “Can you believe No. 15 [Tebow]? Come on – that’s embarrassing. I mean, it’s a joke. We knew all week that if we brought any kind of defensive pressure, he couldn’t do anything. In the second half it got boring out there. We were like, ‘Come on – that’s your quarterback? Seriously?’”

You know how you make Tebow less boring? Quit passing the ball. Or, as Fox said, quit trying to run a regular offense.

On Friday, a day after the Broncos beat the Jets on some last-second Tebow heroics, Fox took the blame for his previous remarks.

"I screwed up," he said Monday, according to the Denver Post's Mike Klis. "What bothers me about that quote is I love the guy. All I was talking about was how this is a different way to run the ball. Everybody wants to put a name on it. All we're doing is tweaking the running game so we match up with what Tim does well. And I'm telling you, he's getting better as a passer. He is improving."

We mentioned it in the latest edition of the Tebow Tracker but style points don't matter. The Broncos, one of the league's worst teams a month ago, are suddenly is in the mix for the AFC West crown. Yeah, Denver is now running a high school offense, but they're also 5-5, and 4-1 with Tebow as their starter. If nothing else, give them credit for not trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

Fox knows he has a monster truck. And instead of drag-racing he's headed to the mega monster truck rally where he can compete ("It's this SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!). The other side of that argument? What John Harbaugh and Cam Cameron are doing with the Ravens offense.

""But that was one time where I lost sleep over it," Fox said. "I don't ever lose sleep over things like this, but I felt terrible about (my comments). We were 1-4 and now we're 5-5. Believe me, I'm Tim Tebow's biggest fan."

On Tuesday, Jets head coach Rex Ryan admitted that Tebow's style was, shall we say, unconventional. “Are there prettier passers than him? Yeah, absolutely. But again, [we] just [have to] try to find a way to beat him.”

That clearly didn't happen. Luckily, Rex's twin brother Rob, the Cowboys' defensive coordinator, has some thoughts on Tebow and the read-option.

“I don’t like it because it’s college football,” Ryan said Friday at Valley Ranch, via the Star-Telegram. “We’re getting a lot of two tight ends blocking for empty sets. Who would have ever thought that? This is the NFL. Those teams don’t win.”

When someone pointed out that Denver did just that when Tebow scored on a 20-yard run, Ryan responded, “Thanks for pointing that out. The guy made a hell of a play, though, didn’t he?

“Just a second. I’ll take a knee myself.”

We eagerly await Rob Ryan's next smiting.

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Since: Nov 20, 2011
Posted on: November 20, 2011 9:25 am

Fox regrets comments about Tebow

If you had any sort of religion or even read the bible you would see that he was right and that he believes his religion and he is suppose to talk about it. He doesn't need you as a supporter, he has many others that do that. And if people have a problem with him "forcing his beliefs on others" then don't support him or like him. That is your choice. He isn't forcing it on people by simply telling them what the bible says.

Since: Nov 20, 2011
Posted on: November 20, 2011 9:17 am

Fox regrets comments about Tebow

You must not remember the 17 point comeback win he had last season. You also must not watch ANY of the Bronco games because if you did you'd see that seems to be all he can run right now. When he just plays instead of thinking about what he is doing. Remember, coming out of college he wssn't even suppose to see the fieldd until his third season.

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 9:10 am

Fox regrets comments about Tebow

Matt Lee.... You just did the SAME thing with your post that you are complaining about Tim Tebow does with talking about his religion: Voice your oppinion to another.  Religious expression is always important to promoting a civilized county versus a dictated one .  I don't agree with him or you, but Tim and yourself can express their viewpoints as they wish.  God is god or Jesus or Budah or whatever.... get used to athletes and sports using it ALWAYS, on and off the field.  Take my advice, don't be a dic----tator.  As for the sporting side of Tebow, I strongly feel that he will not be in the league in 2-3 years from now, unless this is the new NFL offense?  Good luck with that Denver. 

Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2011 8:54 am

Fox regrets comments about Tebow

Look at it from this perspective.  If you really like your team would you rather have Bradford with the Rams record, Vick (now hurt at $100M) with the Eagles record, Henne (now hurt) with the Dolphins record, Painter with the Colts record, Rex Grossman with his turnovers, etc or Tebow and wins?  As for his religious issues.  Would I rather have Plaxico Burress shooting himself in a bar, Vick with his dogfighting, Donte Stallworth with a DUI manslauhter (it wasn't his fault), Terrell Owens with all his antics, etc or Tebow bowing down?  I also don't understand why he gets beat on for kneeling down when hundreds of baseball players cross themselves before coming up to hit or the dozens of other football players that show some sort of prayer after plays.  If you don't like him that is OK but find something to beat him up for that dozens of other people don't do the same and you let them go.

Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: November 20, 2011 8:48 am

Fox regrets comments about Tebow

He is a circus attraction, that is all.

Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2011 8:23 am

Fox regrets comments about Tebow

No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house...

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2011 8:12 am

Fox regrets comments about Tebow

Tebow can succeed in games as long as the defense keeps it close.  He can't pass his way back from 2 or 3 scores down or run a 2 minute drill aginst a good defense. I think his wins will be in low scoring affairs and his losses will be blowouts.  On the personal side, he is an example of how everyone should live their lives.  Instead of ridiculing him, the thugs in the NFL should try to emulate him.

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2011 8:00 am

Fox regrets comments about Tebow

talentless loser?  He may be a talentess winner, but that would better descride him.  He wins, ugly, yes.  Very ugly, YES.  He is 4-1 this season.  So talentless winner is more fitting than loser.  Pushing his faith on people is another subject,  The govt that supports the false "seperation of church and state" clause also pushes darwian beliefs by government funded budgets.  This also is a push of faith on others, only more intrusive IMHO.  Tebow feels that God is the Creator of all and that God loves him and all of us.  You may or may not feel that way, but tebows football career has only to do with what he does on the field, and that is win games.  It is ugly and it is crazy that he gets the win, but he does.  So in the words of millions of other people, GO Broncos! and God Bless

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 6:52 am

Fox regrets comments about Tebow

Let's help your grammar.   It is not "win" but the plural form "wins".   I prefer to write it like this;  WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2011 5:35 am

Fox regrets comments about Tebow

He will never win a playoff game. And eventually people will stop praising him for that fluke of a win he got.

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