At the beggining of the year I called in to the Stephen A Smith show, to argue my point for Tebow deserving the starting QB position. He was going on and on about how Tebow wasnt even good enough to play QB at the NFL level yada yada. So I called in and I told him I thought he had jumped on the Anti Tebow bandwagon blindfolded. Im guessing he didnt like that, his next question was did I think that Tebow was good enough to be a starting QB in the NFL, I said yes, and he hung up on me. Then he began to rant and rave about how idiotic I was, that I was never allowed to call his show again unless I got a catscan done on my brain.
Stephen A Smith says that Tebow won the starting spot in a popularity contest. That may be true, be he also had the best QBR rating in the preseason. And when it was already decided Orton would be the starter the final preseason game against Arizona was supposed to determine who who be the #2 QB. In that game Brady Quinn
went 4of12 for 26 yards with 1 INT, Tebow went 7for11 for 126 yds and scored the games only TD which was a 40 yd strike to Willis, he also had 0 INTs. So case closed on that arguement. Not to mention the 3 games he started at the end of last season that everyone exept Bronco fans seemed to forget about. Where he had a comeback victory against the Texans
where he threw for over 300 yards, as well as a game against the Raiders
where he became 1 of 4 NFL QBS ever to throw and run for TD of over 40 yards.
The combonation of a NFL lockout, a new coaching regime, and the inability to trade away kyle Orton created the fuel neccessary to create a anti Tebow media firestorm. A few negative comments on Tebows ability by Merri Hoge would be all it took to ignite the firee. It created a rift in the organization and a shift in views on the future of Tebow. The media created the controversy that is Tim Tebow
, it is all they ever wanted. To trash the golden boy, to make him look like he was a joke. This the guy who some would say was the greatest college football player of all time. 2 National Titles, a Heisman Trophy, and a BCS record in the sugar bowl for all purpose yardage. But now they were ready to tear down his tower, and every analyst and veteran player, whether it be jealousy or what, was ready to pounce all over it.
So the kid cant throw huh? 5oo+ yards in the Sugar Bowl says he can. Or throwing for over 300 yards in his second ever start says he can. But for whatever reason Elway and the organization didnt want to get behind him. I dont care what anybody says, when you trade awy your best WR days before your gonna let your 2nd year QB get his first start you arent being supportive. But then he pulls off a miraculous win in the last few minutes so now you have to give him anohter chance right? So then they let him get mauled in Denver, go back and look at the tape of that game. Granted Tebow played bad, but he never had anytime to throw, and it almost looked like they wanted to sabotage him with the playcalling.
So now all the haters are getting there wish. You got Kordell Stewart so exciting his falling out of his chair high fiving other analysts on ESPN. Stephen A Smith is licking his chips. Every NFL anaylsyt in the media is having a field day, hes the butt of all the jokes, the Bronocs dont even have a QB on there roster thats worthy of starting in this league. All we needed was one more bad performance from Tebow and his plug was getting pulled. It was all over for Tebow, this would be his last start as an NFL QB. So then he went out and did what most of us who followed him closely thought he would do. He won, and he won, and he won agian.
But now hes winning because his defense is keeping the score low, and special teams is making plays for him. He ran for over 100 yards against the raiders, and threw for 2 TDs, He threw the game winning TD against the chiefs, he led a 95yd drive against the jets and capped it off with a 20yd rushing TD to win the game. Against the chargers he threw for 2 TDs and led a drive to send the game in overtime and ultimately win. But still hes not worthy of being an NFL QB, the Broncos
gimmick offense is unsustainable and as soon as they get in a shootout they will be finished.
Then there leading pass rusher is sidelined, the Vikings
hang 30 points on the Broncos and now every Tebow Hater is finally getting what they asked for, a shootout. But it just so happens in spite of all the experts saying he couldnt win with his arm, Tebow goes 10 for 15 for over 200 yards throwing 2 TDs and 0 INTS. The worst part about it for the haters was they saw real progression, hes no longer just a fullback playing QB with happy feet. Nope, on one play he moved left in the pocket, avoided pressure, stiff armed Vikings linebacker EJ Henderson to the ground, and instead of taking off and running, he keeps his eyes downfield and connects with Demaryious Thomas for his 2nd TD of the day..EWWWW the haters are mad, real mad..
Because now the Broncos are 7-5, and tied for 1st place in the AFC WEST! And as far as most of Americas concerned, they are now one of, if not the most exciting team in the NFL. They got TV stations fighting over who gets to air the Broncos games now, and they want it in prime time. So from being 1-4, the butt of everybodys jokes, to being atop of the AFC WEST heres to you haters, everyone of you.. Stephen A Smith, Merril Hoge, Kordell Stewart, Keyshawn Johnson
, Trent Dilfer
, Boomer Easiason, and too many others too mention, I hope you alll drink the sweet juice of defeat..
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