Unfortunately for the Denver Broncos only 1.5 part of our team is what commentators call "elite". We have Champ Bailey and then our elite pass rush. An elite player and elite rush does not translate to success in the season or the playoffs. Look at the Philadelphia Eagles for example. They had a "Dream Team"and their season fell apart greatly due to poor coaching. The point is not only do you need elite plays to be successful, but you also need elite coaching to make a team be ten times better.
I believe that most Quarterbacks other than the elites would have a game like Tim Tebow. Due to the insane amount of running plays called the O-Line, Tebow, and the Wide Receivers could not get into a groove of the passing game. I will admit that some throws were bad, but in reality you cannot have every throw be a deep throw. The play calling would be Run, Run, Run, Punt, and then the next possession Run, Run, Deep Throw, Punt. We cannot run all over ELITE defenses in the playoffs, especially the Steelers next week. We need to throw more screens and slants to give Tebow and the WR's a feel for the game or else every play will look like the lousy first play. And what happens when McGahee and possibly Ball gets hurt? What do we do with no running game and a passing unit who isn't in the groove of the game yet? It will be almost impossible to get back in the game.
Although Tebow is behind MOST QB's I am a strong supporter of him and I do blame some of the game on the Coordinators and Fox. Imagine if Tebow got the throws and experience he needed. Imagine if Fox went for the 57 yd FG at half. We would have a completely different ball game, but our conservative game plan held us up. Teams have figured out how to stop us so Fox and McCoy better come up with a new good Offensive Game Plan, and FAST. I know Fox likes to be old school, but old school is not going to win games anymore. With defenses getting bigger, faster, and stronger you need to pass in this league to win a la the Colts with Manning of course, the Saints, the Packers, and of course the Patriots. Even teams known for their defenses have an elite QB to help lead them a la the Steelers and the 49ers if you agree with Harbaugh that Alex Smith is elite. In the NFL Draft people are not drafting running backs with the first pick; they are drafting quarterbacks. If we want to win in this league we need to have Tebow improve and give him the tools to do it. I know for a FACT that he will improve due to his incredible work ethic. Tebow has no ceiling so McCoy and Fox should think of Tebow as a gift not as a curse. We need to unleash Tebow and let him win games like he did in college; not protect him by being ultra conservative. The point of this article is that if we don’t change our game plan then we are going to be in a world of hurt on Sunday. But hey, at least we are in the playoffs.