I've been sitting on my hands, trying not to jinx it, trying to find a balance between hype and what simply is…
Tim Tebow has proven himself as a clutch player no doubt. It's what all the doubters are feeling but aren't brave enough to say, Tim Tebow's will to win coupled with outstanding defensive play is as good as an extra 14 points on the board. Actually it's better than that because I'm honestly starting to wonder less and less about whether there will be a Tebow miracle week in and week out, Tim is magic or blessed or whatever. Tim Tebow and these Denver Broncos are perhaps the greatest dark horse playoff team in the history of the NFL.
At 3-5 I looked at the schedules of all AFC West teams and even with Cassel the Chiefs were headed nowhere, The Chargers had tough odds to overcome and they could have won 2 or 3 games more and I'd still see them finishing bad with their schedule. The Raiders are doing better than I'd expected but a good amount has been due to luck as far as I've seen, I have no doubt they drop at least 3 more games. The Denver Broncos were a team that needed in my opinion to somehow get to 6-5, they'd have 5 games left and would at best be able to drop 2 and win the West. There will be no AFC West wild card team this year, it's win the West or bust and it's now a two horse race.
Considering the remaining schedule, my current belief is that Denver is as good as a locked in for the 3rd seed in the playoffs this season. I begin to wonder if any team will be as intimidating as the Denver Broncos who are not only winning but sending opposing teams to their press conferences baffled and embarrassed. If Tebow is clutch, which as I said he's proved, then Denver is perhaps heading towards it's 3rd Superbowl title in similar fashion to it's first. Elway's here, Denver will be underdogs, Rodgers and the Packers will probably be defending the championship in February much like Favre and the Pack did that brilliant game in late January. I can already see Von Miller sealing the deal with an interception like John Mobley did.
With the AFC having no real run away team Denver could steal the show. No AFC team is boasting the win percentage Tebow's Broncos do. Denver will have a chance to show their stuff against the Patriots before the playoffs arrive and that could be the most telling game. I also believe John Fox has been pretty sly, why let Tebow throw the ball more than he's needed to? Wins are wins but getting your opposition to underestimate you is invaluable you see because Tebow is a much better passer than he's been showing, I'm going to call it here and now, Tebow will have a 66+ completion percentage in the playoffs. I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but I believe. I believe that no team is ready to face Tebow in win or go home play.
Struggles and all I have watched this team change and grow, experts and fans who would call themselves realist have had me scratching my head because I'd hear how talented the Chargers were but I'd look at our team and theirs and I could honestly say I was more impressed with Denver's players but the obvious difference was teamwork. Tebow and his spirit that lifted the Gators to two National Championships are alive and strong in Denver. I believe TIm Tebow can lead this team to the Superbowl right now. I believe in the spirit of the NFL MVP award the current top candidates should be Tebow and Peyton Manning, both are crucial to their teams success. Meanwhile Von Miller is hands down Defensive Rookie of the Year but he deserves a good look for Defensive Player of the Year. A team couldn't ask for better leaders and both sides of the ball, better cornerstone pieces to build on. It's a great time to be a fan of the Broncos, I believe.