I will admit I had my doubts on how successful Tebow would be this year, I had the over under on wins being 3 or 4, well, Mr. Tebow I am glad you are making my prediction look foolish. I will not say that Tebow has defined himself as the sure fire starter for the next 10 years, but a playoff run this year cements that in my mind, especially considering that the bottomline for me has always been wins. I had asserted that Mike McCoy was a genius and I stand by the idea, the guy is embracing what Tebow can do and finding ways to help him be successful and more importantly make the Broncos a factor in the AFC West. I happliy am going to eat my crow.
Let me say, that watching and listening to the MSM media this week has been annoying to say the least. I really don't get it, there seems to be a venom with talk show hosts, analylists, former plaers and coaches, etc.. to try to destroy at the idea that Tebow can be successful in the NFL running an unconventional system. I get it, look the kid isn't accurate, right now he is not able to run a conventional offense with alot of quick reads and accuarte passes. We all had these concerns coming out of college, even his most ardent supporters would be hard pressed not to admit to these deficencies. And you know, he may never be anything more than a 55 to maybe 60 percent passer long term. But I will admit that Tebow has something very few NFL QB's have and that is the it factor and that will to win at all costs. Kyle Orton is a 65% passer and can operate in a conventional offense, and what did that get us, 1-4 and last place in the AFC West. But what I really don't get is the media hatred for this guy.
Is it his religous beliefs? I admit, I am not what would be called a religous man by any measure, in fact I abhore most organized religions as the basis of most of the evils that man have done to other man throughout history, however, Tebow faith is his business and not mine. I admit that he has been an amazing example for alot of people and more power to him. So is the hatred of Tebow based on his outspoken faith, I don't know, but for those in the media that have a hatred and bias against him because of it, you need to get over yourselves and you obviously have bigger internal problems to deal with.
But what I think the bigger issue with the media is their own inflated egos. They all portray themselves as experts yet few of them actually played or coached at any level. They base their expertise on I have watched alot of football (Colin Coheard, Mike Greenburg, Mike Evans, etc...), guess what talking heads, unless you have suited up and gotten hit and been through some battles, you need to slow your roll and understand that despite the X's and O's, stats, and everything else, this game is a game of emotion, desire, and being able to work together as a team. And when you see your QB laying it on the line and taking hits, making plays, there is not quantifying what that will do for a team. Time to eat your crow and admit you really have no idea what you are watching and you are there to fill air time so you try to deride players that don't fit your mold of what a QB should be.
Next let me get to the former players and coaches. Again, I think your analysis is based on your over inflated egos. I was a coach so this offense will never work in the NFL, and now the standard line is it won't work long term. Or we have the idea of NFL defenses will figure this out and then it will be over. Here the thing jackwads (mainly I am taking to Merril Hodge, Billick, Chris Carter, etc..) lets look at successful NFL offenses. Lets look at the old Broncos offense that won those SB's back in the day. How many running plays did they have...basically according to TD and Mark Schlearth they basically had 4 running plays they ran the entire year. Alll the NFL defenses knew what the hell we were running and how to stop it, bottom line, they couldn't stop it because it put pressure on the entire defense to do their assignments consistentantly and play assignment football, and the best of the best couldn't stop it. The read option again is an assignment based defense to stop it, you miss your assignment or make a bad choice, the offense will take advantage as Tebow did last night and the past three weeks. Any NFL offense can be figured out and defended if you have the right guys and the ability to play how you need to. I will agree that there is valid arguements that Tebow may have a hard time staying healthy for a 16 game schedule playing in this type of offense and for the offense to be more effective, Tebow will need to improve on his accuracy and being able to make some strikes down the field to keep defenders honest. But when has being able to run the ball, play good defense, and play good special teams been a way not to win in the NFL. Despite a league that wants to make it a pass first league, teams that can run the ball and stop the run will always be successful. Instead of trying to dismiss the offense in what it can't do, why don't you admit to what Tebow can do and this team can do, which is run the ball, make critical plays, rush the passer, run block, and play great special teams. Time to eat your crow and admit you may not be that smart and you have forgotten the fundlementals of the game.
Go Broncos, time to make that playoff run and make everyone eat crow.