I love Tim Tebow.
I don’t know how long he’s going to be able to get away with throwing for 120 yards or less and winning games, but, after Denver’s win over the Jets last night, he’s 4-1 as a starter.
He’s a nice kid who wears his faith on his sleeve –maybe to a fault — and opponents and a lot of people in the media like to make fun of him.
So far, he has just smiled and gone out and proven them all wrong.
He took the Broncos on a 95-yard drive to win the game last night.
His style of play has been called boring. Last night I found it kind of refreshing. I think the NFL Boredom Index has been rising at the same rate as the number of passes.
Watching Tebow improvise and torture the Jets with his running was a nice break from the dink-and-dunk shows that we see every week in the NFL.
After the win over the Bengals on Sunday, Mike Tomlin referred to a couple of completions by Ben Roethlisberger as “long hand offs.”
Call me crazy, but I prefer watching a good running back or an athletic quarterback actually running with the ball to a long hand off.
I have a feeling Tebow’s inability to consistently complete passes will catch up with him, but I will make it a point to watch the Broncos until it does.
Meanwhile, I have to ask, how is it that a guy who’s obviously a tremendous athlete, has so much trouble throwing a football?
Throwing a football is not that hard to do, especially if you’re a good athlete. He’s been a quarterback all his life and had a lot of success. I have a hard time understanding how, with all the time he has spent around football, he hasn’t figured out a way to throw one accurately.