Thursday, November 17, 2011

How To Explain Tim Tebow's Success With the Denver Broncos

Did anyone really expect Tim Tebow to be 4-1 as a starter? So many folks (including me) really thought the Denver Broncos season was over when the Broncos benched Kyle Orton in Week 5.  

Obviously now, that was by far the correct decision.  The Broncos are actually now in a place where they could be in first place in the AFC West at the end of this weekend.  Tebow's four wins have come in a variety of different ways, but ultimately you have to say that in each victory Tebow was a major factor in the end.  I don't care about his stats. I really don't.  They don't really matter in the scheme of things.

The game plan tonight took him out of a lot of the offensive action for most of the game. He didn't have many rushing attempts or pass attempts til later in the fourth quarter.  I don't know if it was a designed game plan by John Fox to run Tebow so little until the last drive when it mattered most, but it certainly was effective.

Let's also not forget that the defense is a major reason why Tebow is able to do what he does.  The players around him are playing better than they did in the beginning of the season.  Special teams is making plays when they need to.  The punting game has been phenomenal. 

However, it's going to be a great deal of fun on Friday watching all the analysts who have so vehemently put Tebow down today in previewing the game.  

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