This link shows a story that's been getting discussed on a lot of major sites that cover the NFL (ESPN, nfl.com, SI, etc.). It claims that Brian Urlacher calls Tebow a runningback, and that he plays well for the Broncos.
Naturally, our first thought as Broncos fans is that this is a slap in the face. How dare he? Especially after losing to Tebow's heroics, and his arm (not legs), how is he going to go out and make a statement like that?
One thing to consider is the source. Urlacher is a HOFer, and one of the best LBs to ever play the game. He's intelligent, and gives credit where it's due. Why would he go out and make a statement like that when he just got beat by Tebow's Brees/Brady/Rodgers impression?
I don't know if any of you actually heard the post-game interview with Urlacher. His exact words were: "He's a good runningback. He throws the ball well. He does a good job for them."
The trend, as I'm sure you'll see on all of the sites addressing this storyline, is that nowhere is the second statement of Urlacher's interview shown or discussed. They're pulling the statements out of context and *creating* controversy. And we're buying like it's Black Friday.
I think what Urlacher says is VALID. That's right. Bring the flame, but I think he makes an accurate assessment of Tim Tebow. The man is built like a runningback, runs better than most runningbacks, and can effectively throw the ball. I have no problem calling him an RB that throws well. I'll even take it as a compliment. How do you stop an RB that can zip it 50+ yards? How do you even plan for someone that dynamic?
What are your thoughts?