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Tom Brady is impressed with Tim Tebow

Posted on: December 12, 2011 10:27 pm
Edited on: December 14, 2011 8:04 pm
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Brady only has laudatory things to say about Tebow. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Tom Brady is a believer. Either that or he learned something from Bears linebackers Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher, who recently had some back-handed compliments for Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

Before Denver beat Chicago in overtime Sunday, Briggs said that "[Tebow] is one heck of a football player [but] we're going to have to stop that crap." And Urlacher, after the game, called Tebow "a good running back." (And technically that's true even if Tebow looked as much like an actual passing quarterback against the Bears as he has at any point during his NFL career.)

Well, Brady, who will face the Broncos Sunday, had only laudatory things to say about Tebow during his weekly radio appearance on Boston's WEEI.

"All of us were watching the game last night on the airplane; just as we were taking off was when they came back and won the game," Brady said (via

"It was an exciting game. They obviously have a very good team," he continued. "They play for 60 minutes. They've obviously closed a lot of games and finished very well. We have a huge test. We'll all be excited, and hopefully have a good week of preparation and be ready to go on Sunday."

New England has little trouble scoring points, but their defense is among the NFL's worst. According to Football Outsiders' metrics, the Pats' D ranks 26th (20th against the run, 26th against the pass). The Broncos have been a run-heavy team since Tebow took over the starting gig in October, but he set single-season highs in attempts and completions against the Bears (21 of 40, 236 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT).

Consequently, Brady isn't buying the talk that Tebow is out of his element (which, frankly, is a storyline pretty much everybody else has abandoned, too).

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady argues with offensive coordinator/QB coach Bill O'Brien after his fourth quarter interception.

"Everyone says he struggles throwing the ball," Brady said. "What I saw [Sunday], he had no problems throwing the ball. He threw the ball extremely well when I was watching."

And Brady's even fine with not being the most talked about quarterback heading into the matchup."That's OK. Believe me, there is great reason. They're winning a ton of games and he's playing very well."

Head coach Bill Belichick, meanwhile, had kind words for the entire Broncos organization.

"They have a good football team. It's certainly not one player," he said. "They've done it a lot of different ways. They're throwing the ball, running the ball, driving it. They've been making critical plays when they have to make them, whether it's a strip sack or a field goal. They're doing it as a team."

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Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 2:10 pm

Tom Brady is impressed with Tim Tebow

Yeah, he's no QB - must of gave him the Heisman for running the ball, but somehow it says QB on it - to go along with a 67% completion rate, 9,000 yards passing to under 3,000 running, and two, that's right - count 'em, two national championships.  I guess the Florida fans and alumni are still terribly pissed at the "running" QB - how many national championships did Brady or any other "real" NFL quarterback win?????????????

Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 2:09 pm

Tom Brady is impressed with Tim Tebow

Game's in Denver

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 2:09 pm

Tom Brady is impressed with Tim Tebow

Hey oosterbaan - If you recall, of those 11 straight incompletions there were 3-4 clear drops

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 2:05 pm

Tom Brady is impressed with Tim Tebow

Hey Oosterban or whatever your name is. I've got a question for you. You say that Tebow
is the worst QB you've ever seen? Can you explain the 6-1 record then? I am a Broncos fan and to be honest I am not that big a fan of Tebow either, but the guy is the undisputed leader of a team that is WINNING, and WINNING is the bottom line. It doesn't matter how you win. As for all you people who seen obsessed with Tebow's religious beliefs, get over it. The fact of the matter is that if these religious beliefs give him more confidence in his game and sends him on the field EXPECTING to win, then the power of positive thinking will play a big part in the outcome. I'm not foolish enough to predict an upset of Brady and the Pats but I do think the Broncos will make the playoffs largely due to Tebow's spirit. Of course an even larger part of that would be the great defense they are playing. So Mr. Tebow, keep up the good work. I honestly expect that the magic will end soon, but I'm enjoying the wins. Keep it up as long as you can.



Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:01 pm

Tom Brady is impressed with Tim Tebow

Interesting that Fox and CBS Sports sites are now engaged in censoring comments ciritcal of tebow or his ridiculous hype driven fans/media suckups/formerly credible writers.

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:59 pm

Tom Brady is impressed with Tim Tebow

(And technically that's true even if Tebow looked as much like against the Bears as he has at any point during his NFL career.) WHAT!?!?  Do any of your freaking morons even WATCH his games?  The guy is TERRIBLE, one of the worst quarterbacks i have seen in more than 40 years.  He threw the ball well for the last two minutes of the game, before that he had more than 11 straight incompletions.  Sad to see Brady caving into relentless media pressure while the Bears have the stones to tell the truth:  a decent running back, a terrible QB.

Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:51 pm

Tom Brady is impressed with Tim Tebow

First of all as far as your message or what ever it is, if a player was to praise allah no I wouldn't come to his defense but I wouldn't bash him either. You are right the constitution says we have the freedom of religion but it seems when it comes from a follower of Christ it gets lots of negative attention. We are not following the constitution, and we are at risk of getting farther and farther away from it as government tries to take more and more of our freedoms! And second of all Tim Tebow has not taken credit for the Broncos winning streak nor has he told anyone that they will go to Hell without being a born again Christian has he? No he hasn't so back off because rather you like it or not this country was founded on Christanity.

Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:14 pm

Tom Brady is impressed with Tim Tebow

Please, please, please - someone show ilovemykids the door. Obviously he/she doesn't appreciate this nutty but very special place that is the melting pot of the world. Next thing you know he/she will be proclaiming the end of our run as a great nation, after he/she's apparent fixation with the end of Tim Tebow's run. Thinkin' Big Picture!

Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 10:49 am
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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 6:04 am

Tom Brady is impressed with Tim Tebow

The game is in Denver, not New England.

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