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Tebow delivers pregame speech that delivers

Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:09 am
 
TebowPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Listen, we poke fun at Tim Tebow because he’s got no business as a starting NFL quarterback but continues to pile up the wins, because he’s so pious and outwardly religious but isn’t (all that) obnoxious about it, because we hate him but we can’t help but love him at the same time.

And because we as a society make fun of him but because he can laugh at the punchline with us.

But here’s the truth. His teammates believe in him. Maybe it’s because he’s 5-1 as a starter on a Broncos squad that was headed nowhere but the AFC West basement before he was named starter, and maybe it’s because he continues to amaze by finding ways to win games late in the fourth quarter and overtime. Maybe it doesn’t matter why they put their faith in Tebow. It only matters that they do.

So, when Denver coach John Fox asked Tebow to address the team Saturday night, he gave a rousing speech that was heavy on the bible (of course) but also heavy on inspiration.

"I've never seen a human who can will himself to win like that,” linebacker Von Miller said, via the Denver Post. "He said iron sharpens iron and men sharpen other men. And I think that's totally true. He gave us a great speech. We came out (for the game) fired up. And that was a wrap."

Tebow relied on Proverbs 27:17 (which states, “As iron sharpens iron,  so one person sharpens another”) to deliver his message, and obviously, it worked as a pretty strong motivator. And if you watch the way Tebow handles the media, you can begin to understand why play-by-play man Thom Brennaman was so effusive in his praise of Tebow during the national title game a few years back.

Now, as I mentioned Sunday night, Tebow has had plenty of help during this winning stretch. The Broncos defense has improved, and Willis McGahee has had a career resurgence at the running back spot. And most of the time, Tebow looks a cut below what should pass as an NFL quarterback.

But you can’t help but notice the impact Tebow has late in the game. And apparently in the meeting room the night before Sunday’s game.

"It was a huge honor," Tebow said. "I just tried to share from the heart."

Sounds just like a guy you can’t help but love and hate at the same time. And maybe a guy you shouldn’t hate at all.

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Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Tebow delivers pregame speech that delivers

I'm finger pointing at players period...players that have this "me first" attitude. Terrell Owens has SB rings? What planet do you live on? All TO has is no job, and a big head. And he will remain unemployed. Desean Jackson? He won't make the pro bowl this year, and as a result of his play, his attitude, he won't make the big bucks he thinks he's worth either. Your support for scum says a lot about you. I suggest you get over it.



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Tebow delivers pregame speech that delivers

The world is a rough place for Tebow-haters nowadays.



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Tebow delivers pregame speech that delivers

Except if you consider he has a passer rating of over 100 in the 4th Quarter. He is not the worst starting Quarterback in the NFL.



Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Tebow delivers pregame speech that delivers

CRITICIM: Terrell is a lousy human being but during his career was 10 times the football player Tebow is currently. Tebow has a great inspirational perso
nality (if you are a Fundamentalist) but is at this time the worst QB in the NFL wth only a 45.5% pass completion.



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Tebow delivers pregame speech that delivers

UF-USF...try watching a game.  Anyone who has seen the last few games would know enough to credit the play of the defense.  Yes, it may be the same defense under Orton but it is playing very differently.  To ignore that is foolish.  And if anyone were to read articles written by anyone other than Tebow-loving CBS, they would get a different picture.  There are plenty of people in Denver who can provide witness to the fact that there are many people on the Denver team who do not like Denver and can't wait until he's gone.  That doesn't mean they aren't going to play to win.  And I'm not just talking about the #2 quarterback on the depth chart who got completely skipped when Orton was benched.



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Tebow delivers pregame speech that delivers

Last time I checked TO had zero SB rings. So I guess now is the time to criticize him.



Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Tebow delivers pregame speech that delivers

Get over it thomassails with your finger pointing at players on other teams. Desean Jackson will be playing in the Pro Bowl while Tebow is at home working on his mechanics. Criticize Terrell Owens after Tebow wins as many SB rings as Owens. Tebow may one day have that Pro Bowl/SB talent, but give it a rest in the meantime. The NFL is composed of professional athletes with all varieties of  personal strengths and weaknesses.



Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Tebow delivers pregame speech that delivers

Standby for ther NFL draft where the Broncos may select a QB in the first round. Have no fear, however. If Tebow is as peerless as you believe, the Broncos will be drafting a backup QB in RD 2 or 3. Brady Quinn seems to be out of the issue.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Tebow delivers pregame speech that delivers

You claim to be a Bronco fan, yet make disparaging remarks about a QB who, despite all of the experts predictions, continues to inspire those around him into giving 100% EVERY PLAY, EVERY GAME? You're not a fan, you're a bigot. Tebow improves every game, he doesn't turn the ball over, he makes the right decision most of the time, (which is what you want in a QB), he's humble, has tons of character, and is basically a very good human being.....one that kids and adults alike can look up to. In a league where youve got tons of players with a "me first" attittude, the Broncos finally have a team first QB who works as hard as anybody in any position in the league at getting better.....and is getting better with each passing week. You don't deserve to be a fan of the BRONCOS.....so go away, go idolize people like Desean Jackson, Williams at Buffalo, Terrell Owens, etc etc. As for me......I'll stick with my Broncos and the amazing young man at the helm who continues to win, inspire, all the while giving credit to God and the players around him. He's a gem in the rough. Go Tebow.



Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Tebow delivers pregame speech that delivers

A teacher should painstaking care to place credit where it is due. I agree that Tebow is an inspirational young man, but the offensive line and defense are entitled to recognition for their outstanding play that is winning games for the Broncos. An inspirational personality is a wonder to see but nevertheless is no substutuTe for genuine skill and experience. There really is no controversy over the fact that Tebow lacks skill and experience at this point of his career. Crediting the efforts of the coaches, the defense and offensive lines to carry the team while Tebow undergoes his difficult apprenticeship is exemplary and certainly does not disrespect Tebow.


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