I know I am not welcome here as a Raider Fan but I decided to make this post anyway. I am not here to ruffle any feathers nor am I here to concede the division to you guys. What I am here for is strictly to congratulate you on a really amazing turn around. I was wrong when I thought Kyle Orton was a better option than Tim Tebow, and he really has proven that he is an incredible leader. Obviously as a Raider fan I hope that you guys slip up but as an NFL fan I can't help appreciating a really special season even if I am not rooting for it to happen. The Broncos are doing something I have never seen and even if it is ugly and different it is undeniably impressive.
In what feels like a lifetime ago I had written your team off. It was so early in the season and it was very foolish of me. You guys have not only turned into a different team, but have taken noticeable control of the AFC West. Even somebody as biased as I am has to admit that. I refused to admit worry until you were on our heels which has become obviously ignorant of me. Now that you guys have surpassed us (hopefully for the Raiders that can still change), I fully admit you were correct about your quarterback.
Despite how much media attention Tebow gets your defense deserves a lot of credit. They have really held things together. It is honestly very interesting to hear Champ Bailey sound bytes. I like how honest he is. He tells it how it is with how the defense knows that they need to keep the game close and if they do Tebow can do what needs to be done to win. The defense is the heart of the team even if Tebow is the one getting the attention. Even with the defense though, Tebow really does deserve some credit because of how he instills a calmness with them and motivates the players to play on a higher level simply from being who he is.
As a die hard Raider fan it really pains me to admit I was wrong. However much it hurts my pride though I do admit that I was. Tim Tebow was the person who needed to be playing for your team all along. I sincerely hope that the Raiders can get some magic of their own and challenge you for the division still. The NFL is better when there are division battles still raging in week 17 and the AFC West is not in the bag for you yet. Congratulations are still in order on what has been a season unlike anything I have ever witnessed, even if I refuse to concede defeat. This season is already one to remember for any true fan of the NFL.