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Get ready for more Tebow-mania

Posted on: October 23, 2011 5:00 pm
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MIAMI -- Get ready for Tebow-mania, super-sized style.

For three quarters, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow looked lost, a how-not-to for playing quarterback. But then the Tebow magic suddenly appeared.

Somehow, with his team down 15-0, Tebow found a way to really the Broncos to tie the Miami Dolphins when he scored the 2-point conversion with 17 seconds left and then the Broncos won 18-15 on a 52-yard field goal by Matt Patter in overtime.

Tebow started the game 4-of-10, but threw for 137 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter in his first start of the season.

Was it pretty? No.

Will he ever be? No.

Can he win games? When the other team is as bad as Miami, yes. But let's not get carried away.

The fourth-quarter play might be the worst thing for the Broncos franchise.

Tebow isn't close to being a good quarterback.

But make no mistake about this: He can be good when he has to be.

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Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:39 am
 

Get ready for more Tebow-mania

There are two types of football fans:  those that coddle Tim Tebow and those who are realists.  This so called "argument" won't end until Tebow demonstrates that he can or can't master the mechanics of the position.  He is riding the "popularity" from Florida and it remains to be seen if he can carry his faithful followers until the last gasp.

There are a lot of ex-Heismans who didn't get his publicity and couldn't muster it in the pro game.  There is no reason to believe that Tebow will build the skills to succeed as a top flight quarterback in the NFL.

Look at the first and second year quarterbacks that are successful.  Cam Newton is from another planet.  That guy has outstanding skills and mechanics with a natural eye for the defensive backfield.  Colt McCoy has breathed new lift into Cleveland.  2010 Rookie of the Year Sam Bradford is injured and will be target practice until Spags goes back to Pat Shumar's West Coast offense and shows Josh McDaniels the door.  

Tebow can't hold a candle to any of them but he is the media's and the fans' darling lil' boy.  He's a showboat and will milk it for every mile he can get out of it.  But his act will get old and it will peter out over time.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Get ready for more Tebow-mania

nmbronco1,

I agree but I'd like to see the guy given more than one game to prove himself.
The reason he was able to do what he did yesterday was a product of his will to win and the Dolphins being dumb and playing prevent defense for the last 7-8 minutes of the game. All that did was open things up for him. When they brought the pressure he was horrible. When they slowed down he did his thing.
I'm certainly no Teblower but this season was lost before it began so at least giving him a full shot to prove himself would be worth it. If they're lucky he'll be just bad enough to get them that #1 draft pick (except that it appears the Colts are throwing their season better than everyone else right now).




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 11:55 am
 

Get ready for more Tebow-mania

Anyone with any football acumen who watched Tebow play for the first 55 minutes of yesterday's game saw what Prisco and other analysts saw: some of the wort quarterbacking ever on a NFL field.  Tebow didn't miss throws - he missed by 5 to 10 yards at a shot.
And 10 passes is such a wonderful sample size to make these determinations.  Look, I think it's too early to tell whether Tebow will be horrible or great.  Could go either way.  One thing I DO know, however, is John Fox needs to take the handcuffs off the kid and see what he has.  The playcalling for the first 55 minutes was JUST as horrible as Tebow's play on the field.  I think they may be a little interrelated.



Since: Apr 30, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2011 11:53 am
 

Get ready for more Tebow-mania

The Dolphins snatched defeat from the jaws of victory



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:40 am
 

Get ready for more Tebow-mania

Sorry Pete, but your man QB for the Jaguars is next to last as worst QB in the league... I'm waiting for you to oppose the "Suck for Luck" in Jax. Luck is the only thing to save this franchise from moving. The Fed-Ex people in Jax all last week...



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:59 am
 

Get ready for more Tebow-mania

Anyone with any football acumen who watched Tebow play for the first 55 minutes of yesterday's game saw what Prisco and other analysts saw: some of the wort quarterbacking ever on a NFL field.  Tebow didn't miss throws - he missed by 5 to 10 yards at a shot.  Couldn't make a read, and looked totally confused everytime he stepped back.  Had two easy pick-6s muffed by the poor Miami Dophins defensive players. Tebowners are so hyped on their Tebowmania that they keep saying"all he does is win".  The NFL will figure this guy's game out real quick and the result will not be many more wins this season.  Enjoy for now because it will not last long.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:38 am
 

Get ready for more Tebow-mania

Ahmmm that "great post" wasn't meant for Prisco's article but for a comment further down. I can't stand this article and wanted to try and save face for this other comment. 



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:35 am
 

Get ready for more Tebow-mania

Great post.  



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:35 am
 

Get ready for more Tebow-mania

Tebow didn't win that game. The Dolphins gave it away, big time.



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:03 am
 

Get ready for more Tebow-mania

Prisco, how's that Miami to the playoffs prediction working out for you?  Hilarious.  And by the way,
it's "rally", not "really".  You probably thought what you jotted down was so brilliant, it didn't need
to be proofed.  (It wasn't, and it did).


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