Tebow, Broncos come up short, dreams on hiatus

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Tebow, Broncos come up short, dreams on hiatus

Garret McDowell

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He went 8-5 as a first-year starter in a league that many said he could not handle. He did not know the mechanics. He did not have the ability to make it. However, Timothy Richard Tebow proved everyone wrong and kept winning games. You can make every argument you want that it wasn’t him, but there was one big difference between 1-4 and 8-5: a change at quarterback. Kyle Orton can go be the Chiefs quarterback, but you know what, the Broncos kicked him to the curb because he is not that good.
Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden are former coaches that won Super Bowls. Both said that Tebow had what it takes back before he was drafted. Mel Kiper Jr. is just a talking head who has not done anything worthwhile to mention achievement-wise in football beyond making mock drafts. What an accomplishment. Merril Hoge is a 10th round draft pick who is now a talking head that also did nothing worthwhile in football. Kiper and Hoge did not have what it takes to succeed. Why should their opinions on the intangibles or ability of Tebow matter?
I don’t know how many of you saw that John Elway has said that Tebow is the starter for the Broncos next year. The confidence alone from someone who was not sure he wanted Tebow as a part of the organization at one point is truly a testament to his ability. This is even more the case when it is from a Super Bowl winning quarterback, one who has vowed to work with Tebow this offseason to further prep him for the NFL.
I might hate Urban Meyer now for his betrayal to the Gator Nation and his family to head to Ohio State to coach, but he was right: Tebow will succeed. Many people joke that Tebow either deserves part or none of the blame when they lose. In honesty, it’s a team effort. However, while he might have only led these Broncos to 10 points in the last game of the season, the defense still gave up 45. Furthermore, there was some miserable play calling by John Fox late in that game. I’m not saying that Denver would have won, but I feel that it would have been much, much closer than a 35 point blowout.
So why will Tebow succeed? Because he’s good at what he does. He is a young quarterback, and traditionally, they make mistakes and grow from them. You don’t go from the best college player ever to a miserable pro player. Yes, success at one level does not guarantee it at the next, but there cannot be that much of a drop-off. Also, his work ethic is monstrous compared to many players in the league. He wants to get better, and many others don’t really try like he does. This is not to say they are lazy, but Tebow just works that much harder.
I feel the Broncos can win a Super Bowl in the next decade with Tebow at the helm. Favre and Elway were much worse in their starting rookie seasons. Give him time and give him a break. I am sure that he will prove many of you haters wrong. Plus, there is a somewhat decent supporting cast that will continue to develop with him. That surprise win over the Steelers is only the beginning. He went 8-5 as a first-year starter in a league that many said he could not handle. He did not know the mechanics. He did not have the ability to make it. However, Timothy Richard Tebow proved everyone wrong and kept winning games. You can make every argument you want that it wasn’t him, but there was one big difference between 1-4 and 8-5: a change at quarterback. Kyle Orton can go be the Chiefs quarterback, but you know what, the Broncos kicked him to the curb because he is not that good.
Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden are former coaches that won Super Bowls. Both said that Tebow had what it takes back before he was drafted. Mel Kiper Jr. is just a talking head who has not done anything worthwhile to mention achievement-wise in football beyond making mock drafts. What an accomplishment. Merril Hoge is a 10th round draft pick who is now a talking head that also did nothing worthwhile in football. Kiper and Hoge did not have what it takes to succeed. Why should their opinions on the intangibles or ability of Tebow matter?
I don’t know how many of you saw that John Elway has said that Tebow is the starter for the Broncos next year. The confidence alone from someone who was not sure he wanted Tebow as a part of the organization at one point is truly a testament to his ability. This is even more the case when it is from a Super Bowl winning quarterback, one who has vowed to work with Tebow this offseason to further prep him for the NFL.
I might hate Urban Meyer now for his betrayal to the Gator Nation and his family to head to Ohio State to coach, but he was right: Tebow will succeed. Many people joke that Tebow either deserves part or none of the blame when they lose. In honesty, it’s a team effort. However, while he might have only led these Broncos to 10 points in the last game of the season, the defense still gave up 45. Furthermore, there was some miserable play calling by John Fox late in that game. I’m not saying that Denver would have won, but I feel that it would have been much, much closer than a 35 point blowout.
So why will Tebow succeed? Because he’s good at what he does. He is a young quarterback, and traditionally, they make mistakes and grow from them. You don’t go from the best college player ever to a miserable pro player. Yes, success at one level does not guarantee it at the next, but there cannot be that much of a drop-off. Also, his work ethic is monstrous compared to many players in the league. He wants to get better, and many others don’t really try like he does. This is not to say they are lazy, but Tebow just works that much harder.
I feel the Broncos can win a Super Bowl in the next decade with Tebow at the helm. Favre and Elway were much worse in their starting rookie seasons. Give him time and give him a break. I am sure that he will prove many of you haters wrong. Plus, there is a somewhat decent supporting cast that will continue to develop with him. That surprise win over the Steelers is only the beginning.

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