I've been in denial since that fateful day that had Tebow as a Bronco via 1st round 25th pick (at the expense of three draft picks being traded away). So allow me to express what my expectations are when I look at the quarterback position. You see, in High School the most athletic and talented gifted play positions that net the most touches. Whether its RB or QB (option), its how these HS coaches win the games that are important to them. Tebow broke Florida HS TD records as he was able to both pass and rush the ball.
College football isn't much different than high school in the sense that you want skilled players, or potentially capable of playing in a more team oriented scheme. Now I don't proclaim to be unbias here simply because I'm a UGA fan through and through (great win Saturday) but this spread scheme that Tebow played in for four years, along with the four years of high school has not prepared him to be the QB any team beyond those two levels needed him to be.
This current regime doesn't owe Tebow anything and he understands that better than anyone as McDaniels was the coach who's expertise (ironically the rookie of the year from the previous year is winless this year) were QBs drafted Tebow. What I am talking about is 8 years of starting football games as a QB. None of those fundamentals are visible. I'm done for the season and Sunday was an example of the entire team knowing how limited this QB is. Take Lloyd's exit and comments about Tebow as a small sample of how the team feels about the situation.
Denver won't be relevant for some years and for the first time in my life I am going to learn to live with that. Tebow isn't the answer. This coaching staff and executive management team are handcuffed because we as fans are in love with a player for the person he is and that has blinded such solid football knowledge.
For the record, I do coach at the junior level and a different sport. My goal is always to have my kids improve in their basics and incorporate the fundamentals necessary for success at the college level. To play beyond college really comes down to intangibles which I do cover because I understand my responsibility isn't just to win games but to cultivate a set of skills ranging from athletic ability, to concepts of team plays and finally mental toughness.
Tebow is a great person but I'm not interested in that. I need a QB that can play great. On a side note, I thought Newton was going to be a reach. I was wrong and if you look at this footwork, where his ball placement is allocated prior to throwing anyone could see how scary his future will be.