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Week 15 Matchups to watch: Tebow vs. Belichick

Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:24 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow vs. Patriots coach Bill Belichick -- Tebow has done some nice things in the fourth quarter for the Broncos. But that has offset his struggles earlier in games. He isn't comfortable reading defenses. Even though the Patriots have struggled on defense, I look for Belichick to come up with all kinds of ways to slow down Tebow's running and option offense. He will force him to pass it. You watch. Can he?

Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware vs. Bucs tackle Donald Penn  -- Ware is the NFL's best outside rusher. Penn has had success against some of the better rushers, but he tends to slack off sometimes against some lesser players. I think he shows up here and gives Ware a nice battle. The Cowboys might be wise to flop Ware to face right tackle Jeremy Trueblood, who struggled last week

Bears MLB Brian Urlacher vs. Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch  -- Seattle's recent resurgence has come in large part because Lynch has been able to run the football. The Bears have to shut him down and put the pressure on the Seattle passing game. That means penetration up front to free Uralcher room to run and chase. These two will spend a lot of time banging heads.

Titans left tackle Michael Roos vs. Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney  -- These two have had some good battles over the years. This game doesn't mean anything for the Colts, but it does for the Titans. Roos has to keep Freeney off of either Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker, whoever starts.

Eagles defensive end Trent Cole vs. Jets left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson -- Cole can be a disruptive force in terms of the pass rush, but Ferguson is good in pass protection. Cole isn't as good in the run game, so the Jets might run at him some with Ferguson leading the way.

Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe vs. Packers corner Tramon Williams -- It is Williams, not Charles Woodson, who usually draws the other team's top receiver in man coverage. Williams did a great job on Calvin Johnson on Thanksgiving Day, so look for him to spend the day on Bowe. If he can take him away, it will make it tough for whoever starts at quarterback for the Chiefs.

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali vs. Packers left tackle Marshall Newhouse -- Newhouse has started the past eight games, but was benched some in last week's game against the Raiders for rookie Derek Sherrod. He is expected to start in this one, but if he has a rough go of it he could be on a quick hook. Hali has dominated some bad tackles this year and done some goof things against good ones. He is relentless.

Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson vs. Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis -- Jackson hasn't had the season many expected, but he can fly and he's a dangerous deep threat. I expect to see the Jets put Revis on him a lot. Revis excels in man coverage and he's great getting his hands on smaller receivers. If he doesn't against Jackson, there could be some big plays there.

Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs vs. Chargers tackle Jared Gaither -- These two are former teammates, so they know a thing or two about each other. Suggs is having a Pro Bowl season, and is relentless pass rusher. Gaither was acquired a couple of weeks ago off waivers from Kansas City and has had two good starts, especially in pass protection. He will be key in keeping Philip Rivers clean.

Vikings defensive end Jared Allen vs. Saints left tackle Jermon Bushrod  -- Allen leads the NFL with 17 1/2 sacks. Bushrod has done a good job in the past month after a rough go at St. Louis. But none of the players he's faced is in Allen's class. He did a good job on him in the playoffs two years ago, and Bushrod is better now.


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Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Week 15 Matchups to watch: Tebow vs. Belichick

It was funny and REALLY STUPID....TEBOW is on a 6 game winning streak because....Defense...no quality QB opponent...and ALOT of luck(AND IT AINT GOD...)......3 and outs will KILL Denver...and John Fox knows it....So lets see Tebow throw the ball in the 1ST 45 minutes.I believe we will see a DIFFERENT BRONCO team then.Willing to take criticism if I'm wrong.....JUST don't think I am ..



Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: December 18, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Week 15 Matchups to watch: Tebow vs. Belichick

The secret to stopping Tebow? This is the question of the past few weeks and the answer is equally as obvious. When he leaves the pocket the defense and the officials have to stop looking at him like he is a quarterback and hit him. Watching past games and seeing the bad angles taken by defenders are not so much bad angles as they are a symptom of the over protective position of the league in regards to the QB position. Tim is a big guy and a good athlete and will shake off most arm tackles, however in a league where you cant hit the quarterback above the shoulders even if he ducks into a hit and you can not hit him below the waste leaves little room to aggreively tackle. Oh and let us not even go to if he gets near the sideline or does the litttle pansy slide. Which I was wondering is the quarterback down when he hits the ground when he slides feet first or is he down when he begins the slide which is where he should be since at the begining of the slide is where she gave herself up.



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2011 11:13 am
 

Week 15 Matchups to watch: Tebow vs. Belichick

Suggs vs Gaither:  I'm starting Terrell Suggs over Ray Lewis [normally has nearly double the avg. middle LB's number of tackles] at LB today in my IDP fantasy league team's semifinal playoff game because of this matchup:  I don't think Gaither's up to stopping Suggs. 2-3 sacks [each worth 3 tackles in my league] and a couple RB tackles for losses [each worth 2 tackles in my league] should be the result.



Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2011 10:17 am
 

Week 15 Matchups to watch: Tebow vs. Belichick

If I were a Colts fan (which thankfully I'm not) I'd worry more about how Polian and the GM couldn't draft themselves out of a paper bag.  Sad that with the subtraction of one player that an entire team could turn to crap.  Hate to say it, but it's going to take a LOT more than Luck to fix that mess. 

The REAL lame joke is the Colts team right now. 



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:51 am
 

Week 15 Matchups to watch: Tebow vs. Belichick

The God having a Bronco's house with Tebow jersey front door was funny. Really funny. Not because its believable, but because some dumb Tim Tebow fan actually came up with such a lame ass joke.

Tim Tebow will forever be the shoe polisher for actual QB's like Brady, Manning, Elway, Farve, Montanna, Young, and Marino. Sorry Donkeys, but the Denver Bronco's may have a chance to win, but its not because of Tim Teblow I guarantee you that. Its because of defense... or the lack therof from New England.

That being said... I look for New England to win this game, they will rise to the occasion like they always do, and pull a rabbit out of their hat. Here's to Denver's hopes being crushed by a superior AFC team once again. LMAO... God has a Tim Tebow house... you are too funny. ROTF.




Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:17 am
 

Week 15 Matchups to watch: Tebow vs. Belichick

Quit.



Since: Oct 11, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 4:01 am
 

Week 15 Matchups to watch: Tebow vs. Belichick

Sorry, that was a reply to the God's house joke down below.




Since: Oct 11, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 3:57 am
 

Week 15 Matchups to watch: Tebow vs. Belichick

What do God and Tim think about your sexual inclination towards men, 'cause only a pillowbiter could have come up with that.



Since: Mar 4, 2010
Posted on: December 18, 2011 3:28 am
 

Week 15 Matchups to watch: Tebow vs. Belichick

Pat's offense>Bronco's offense.  Easy as that. Pats by 20.  Tebow=the wildcat offense. It worked well for like what 2/3 a season.  Even worked well enough to beat the Patriots once.  Where is it now?  one or two plays a game. 
oh really thats how football works? let me try.

broncos defense > patriots defense, THEREFORE, broncos win by 20! :)

according to your logic



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 2:22 am
 

Week 15 Matchups to watch: Tebow vs. Belichick

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.. and don't even DARE put BRADY and TEBOW in the same sentence !!
You do realize what you've done here right? ...Right?

dumb ass.


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