Re: Where's the Tim Tebow thread?
I probably should hate Tebow because he went to a rival school, but I don't. He's a good guy. Definitely has off-the-charts intangibles. And nearly all teams in the NFL play a certain style, and the Broncos are now playing a different style. Different is interesting, interesting is good.
At the same time, I think the hype machine has gone off the deep end. If someone wasn't aware of the whole Tebow debate and didn't have a dog in the fight, I don't know how they could watch yesterday's game and conclude the reason Denver won was because of their great quarterback. The magical journey of lucky breaks and comebacks has been fun to watch, but this business of the defense playing its tails off for 60 minutes so Tebow can finally show up in the last five and be the hero isn't a long-term sustainable thing.
Also, the opponent needs to stop helping co-write the script. When the Bronco offense looks so inept for 50-55 minutes, you can practically see the thought bubbles on the other sideline -- "run the clock, don't give up the big play, we've got this." And they take the air out of the football on offense and loosen up on defense, and suddenly the oxygen-starved Denver offense is gulping fresh air. Tebow hits a few guys on simple pitch-and-catch routes, gets a rhythm, and it's on.
Not all who wander are lost