Many of us deserve props for sitting through what was another embarassing blowout at home. For those of you that were with me--bravo!
Well it happened...Tim Tebow played a horrific game highlighted by both a fumble and a pick for TD's the other way. He was innacurate and indecisive in a performance that at one point boasted an 0-10 mark on third downs and included another 7 sacks (that's 14 in two weeks folks). I'm sure there will be many articles written this week that will dissect every throw and decision made not only by him but by Mike McCoy. But rather than go through the trenches and dissect a game that deserves to be forgotten, this is the only thing I've been saying all along
And I'm not talking about giving the kid a pass, he deserves to be called out for a terrible performance. (But for those of you that decided to finally jump on board and post only when he struggled---I say shame on you, there's a word for it and it's called COWARD)
I'm talking about being realistic--that was something that was thrown out the window after Timmy led the only comeback of more than 14 points in the final 3 minutes of a game since the merger. He is 2-3 as a starter on a team that has been collectively 14-25 over the last 2 1/2 seasons.
There are still many holes on this team...if you don't believe me, how do you explain the fact that a hurt QB and a third string HB were able put up 31 offensive points? Our o-line boasts one rookie and two second year players. Our WR corps is comprised all of players with 4 years of experience or less. There is no running game with McGahee out, though the fact that Tim is still a sub 50% passer adds to the whole stack the box theme we will see until the end of the season.
There will be games like this as the Tebow experience plays itself out. We are a bad team that is rebuilding itself after mediocre runs from about 2006-2009. He can't do it all regardless of what happened at Miami. As our team goes forward let this be a lesson to them AND us as fans:
Things are never as good or as bad as they seem. The true value of adversity comes from correcting mistakes, not wallowing in them. For those of you that have witnessed 55-10, 42-10, 59-14, or this current 45-10 embarassment, remember that there is always next week, and I for one can't wait to kick the piss out of the Raiders!