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I'm in a state of Tebow-induced shock

Posted on: November 17, 2011 11:39 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2011 11:43 pm
Now, I'm not saying what Tebow is doing will last. I doubt it will. Eventually the NFL will catch up to this madness of an offense. But it is impossible not to appreciate, enjoy, be stunned, be amazed, at what he is doing.

You have to raise a toast to Tebow. You have to. Nothing like this has been done in the NFL since the Wildcat and this is even more impressive. That Jets defense Tebow was singlehandedly destroying is pretty good. Not great. But good. He was humiliating the Jets. Absolutely humiliating them.

The Jets should be ashamed of themselves but we have to give credit to Tebow.

I thought the Jets would crush Tebow. Finally, they'd expose him. Then he does that.

I'm in shock. The entire league is in shock right now.

But more than anything, the Tebow doubters, like me, have to take a step back.

And appreciate what we're seeing because this is remarkable stuff.
Category: NFL
Tags: Broncos

Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 1:24 pm

I'm in a state of Tebow-induced shock

The differance is, if you are depending on Trent Dilfer to drive 95 yards in 6 minutes to win the game, you might as well just tell your team to hit the showers

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:59 pm

I'm in a state of Tebow-induced shock

I agree with this post whole-heartedly.  I'm a Broncos fan, but I am also realist.  Sure the NFL will catch up with how to defend this offense, but as balrog01 said, the defense is what is really winning games.  I'm not saying the Broncos are a playoff team, certainly not a Super Bowl contender.  But it's hard not to think of Trent Dilfer and the Baltimore Ravens when people talk about Tebow's "awful" QB play, but winning games...

Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:57 pm

I'm in a state of Tebow-induced shock

Von Miller should be getting all of this praise, not Tebow.

I am not a "tebow hater" either, but the numbers don't lie.  The Bronco's defense has been improving every week with this rookie phenom in at linebacker.  10 tackles, 3 for lost yardage, 1.5 sacks.  The Bronco's have a new general on the defensive side that can take care of business.  Trent Dilfer (One of Tebow's biggest critics) should recognize this formula.  It's why he was unemployed a week after winning a superbowl a few years back.  The Bronco's are going to come back to reality soon for this year, but going forward they have tons to look forward to with him on the defensive side of the ball for years to come.

Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:48 pm

I'm in a state of Tebow-induced shock

Whoa Whoa Whoa....a BAD Oakland Raiders team? Injury riddled maybe, but bad...?  If Carson Palmer (big if,  was never a fan) gets in sync with the receiving corp and McFadden gets healthy (and stays healthy, talk about an injury waiting to happen), I would rate the Raiders top 10 team i nthe league. Yes, I know a lot of if's i nthere but they are certainly not bad.

I actually like Tim Tebow but you'd have to be blind to not notice his lack of QB skills. Heart as big as a mountain though...

I'll give credit where credit is due...the Denver Defense is playing insane right now....who's thatrookie? Miller...awesome!. Wish he played for DA RAIDERS!

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:44 pm

I'm in a state of Tebow-induced shock

I'm not a Tim Tebow fan, nor am I a detractor-- but I could see this result coming a mile away.

Tebow has leadership, a will-to-win, and an "it" factor for making the crucial play at the end of the game.  He does not have great quarterback skills.  But he doesn't make big mistakes, either.  The key to winning with Tebow is to approach him as a "game-manager."  Consider the entire team.  They play good defense and have a good running attack (which includes Tebow).  AND, they win the turn-over battle.  The offense doesn't turn the ball over or make crucial mistakes, and the defense creates turnovers to keep positive field position throughout.  With ANY team, this is a winning formula-- just not a championship formula.

If ANY team (with Tebow or not) runs the ball well, plays good defense and wins the turn-over battle, that team will be in the game late in the 4th quarter.  In other words, it is almost impossible for the game to get out of hand or out of reach.  And that is where Tebow thrives.  Give him a close, winnable game late in the 4th, and he will be able to make a couple special plays on will alone.  Because he runs rather than throws (for the most part), this is a very low risk offense.  They won't kill themselves.  If the defense can keep the game close, Tebow can do his magic at the end.

If Denver's defense cannot hold up, or if the team loses the turnover battle, the Broncos are toast.  Teams with quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, or even a Ben Roethlisberger have the fire-power at skill positions to be able to overcome mistakes and poor defensive play.  Tebow does not.  But as long as the rest of the team does its job, Tebow can be counted on to do enough in the end to win or at least be close.

Coming into this game, I saw no reason to think that the Broncos couldn't run on the Jets, and plenty of reason to think that the Jets are susceptible to committing turnovers.  That pretty much spells "close game"-- which means Tebow would have a chance to do his thing at the end.  Exactly the way it transpired. 

Frankly, this is a winning formula for Denver.  To beat them, you need to get on top early and stay there, and/or win the turnover battle.  Be up two scores in the 4th, and control the clock, i.e., be better than Denver's D.

Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:41 pm

I'm in a state of Tebow-induced shock

Same story different week from the naysayers.  Teams will catch up to Tebow, Tebow can't keep this up, he won't win anymore games.  Come playoff time, I bet the same things will be said about him. Smile

Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:40 pm

I'm in a state of Tebow-induced shock

I am happy for him, reminds me of the old days in sports when it wasn't about a superstar....thats why the NBA can stay away forever or at least to they bring Magic & Bird back...because like Tebow the true measure of a player is can he raise the level of those around him..that is a charteristic that has been long lost in this look at me generation...Tim Tebow is a leader he makes others around him better players and does it humbly and simply be just his pure competetiveness and respect & love for the game itself

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:34 pm

I'm in a state of Tebow-induced shock

I really think a lot more credit for the wins should be going to Denver's defense.  Other than the Detroit game, the most points allowed was 24 to Oakland (which isnt great but not horrible), the other 3 games were 15, 10 and 13 points allowed.  That is huge because, other than the Oakland game (38 points, 7 of which was special teams) the Tebow led offense is not exactly lighting up the score board---18 points against Miami, 10 against Detroit, 17 against KC and 10 (7 points were the pick 6 and following xp) against the Jets.  The fact that Denver could win 3 of those 4 averaging 15.5 ppg (Including the defensive/special teams scores, 13.75 without) tells you all you need to know about why Denver is 4-1 with Tebow and his "passing" (25th in QB rating and 45th in completion percentage accouring to CBS Sportsline).

Since: Oct 19, 2010
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:33 pm

I'm in a state of Tebow-induced shock

Happy for him - bascially took out he jests from the playoffs last night, certainly took them out from the AFC east race.   That said, I cannot imagine tebow will get the broncos to  elite status, ever.  That is unless he corrects the throws which are god awful at times.    Still love to watch him, but temper expectations.

Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:28 pm

I'm in a state of Tebow-induced shock

Texans with Matt leinert like that really scares anyone.   Miller and Dumerville would kill him.

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