The defense is a huge part of it as is the O-line for its run blocking but Tebow's 4th qtr stats are laudable
I simply don't get it. There are religious guys on EVERY team in football. Tons of them. Yet, I do think this is what a small number of people dislike him for, because he believes in God and is outspoken about his beliefs. The part that I don't get is where that has anything to do with him as a football player. On the field, he isn't discussing God or his beliefs with any fans.
The Broncos won 7 in a row 2 years ago with a terrible defense and Kyle Orton as QB. Vince Young won a bunch of games his rookie and the next year and people were saying the same thing about him knowing how to win. Orton was released and Young isn't far behind.
They can win with Tebow. The guy is smart, a good athlete, and seems incredibly determined. He may turn into a good NFL QB. But if they win with Tebow, it will be because he did just that. It won't be like they're winning now. Like I said in the other thread, he's like the closer who comes in with 2 run leads, loads the bases, walks in a run, then gets a line drive double play to end the inning. We hear from some how they get the job done based on their save totals. We've seen this closer in Cincy. Eventually, the luck goes the other way, and the result is ugly.
Their current brand of football is not sustainable and I guarantee you Elway and Fox know it. I wouldn't at all be surprised if they draft a QB next year. Tebow's easy to root for. I got tired of the hype in college and it's even worse now (if that's possible), but he's not done anything to warrant sports hate.
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I don't find the fact that he's praying funny at all. The melodramatic "pose" in which he does it is pretty funny though.
FWIW, Drew Brees is a pretty outspoken Christian, and you don't see people poking fun at him. I never found anything funny about Jon Kitna when he was playing for the Bengals (bone headed football plays excepted).
I don't hate Tebow a bit, so maybe you're mistaking where I'm coming from for what you've seen out of others. However, I sincerely get a chuckle out of how melodramatic the guy is. Sorry, but I'm just not going to feel bad about that. Why should I when it has 0% of anything to do with his religious beliefs.
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
Don't think this is sustainable at all, and actually think there's a good chance Denver loses by 35 this weekend, but long term it wouldn't surprise me at all if Tebow improves enough to actually be good. A smart coach that wants him would do him some good.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
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