Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tim Tebow Making Me Believe In Him And The Denver Broncos

With each game that the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow win, I'm becoming more of a believer in this particular team philosophy that coach John Fox has installed.  Stout defense, strong running game, and make as few mistakes as possible.  If you do those three things well, you will win far more games than you lose.

Many folks will say that the Broncos haven't faced a great team yet. A team that can put a lot of points up on the board. They haven't really been tested.  To that, I'd say...New York Jets? How about the Vikings today? Playing one of those crazy games where a team that shouldn't score a lot does, the Vikings put up 32 points on a Denver defense that had been averaging 11 points over the past three games.

Tebow had only 13 yards rushing, but 200 yards in the air. How many of you thought that was possible? I think what was more impressive was the fact that all his throws looked spot on (even that dropped TD pass by Thomas in the end zone).  Wobbling aside.  The open guys got the ball on time and in stride.

This kid continues to prove his detractors wrong.  This was his best week, in my opinion, as a passer.  A qb rating of 149.3 is also by far his best.  He finally made over 50% of his throws (66%).  He also only ran four times.

It might have been a function of the Vikings secondary being decimated by injury, but it's still gratifying to know Tebow can hit those throws.  He's showing progress in every game, and the Broncos (as a team) are finding different ways to win every week.

I'm starting to think that Tebow just may be the quarterback of the future for the Broncos.  A month ago I wouldn't have thought that possible, but he's getting better and the Broncos are winning. How could you bench a guy like this?

Right now the Broncos are in first place in the AFC West (literally tied with the Raiders but have the edge because of a better divisional record) and they most definitely have as good of a chance as the Raiders do at making the playoffs.

Next week the Broncos take on my beloved Bears who will be without Jay Cutler and Matt Forte.  What I want to see out of the Broncos is a more complete four-quarter performance.  They should not need a fourth-quarter comeback in this one.

1 comment:

Daniel Barrett said...

I'm a believer now too.

Tebow doesn't turn the ball over. Quarterbacks who have a pretty game (like Brett Favre) get a pass (no pun intended). Ponder threw a pick six which is like a triple-bogey in golf.