Friday, November 18, 2011

It ain't pretty, but Tebow beats the Jets

Tebow in action
We don't think there has ever been a more polarizing figure in the history of the NFL then Tim Tebow. Criticism that he can't throw, experts saying he can't run a pro system, analysts saying there his mechanics are awful.

But give the man this.

He wins.

The latest was a game winning 20-yard TD run with less than a minute to go and rallying his Denver Broncos to a 17-13 win over the fading New York Jets.

The win, puts Tebow at 4-1 as the starting quarterback for the Broncos and puts the team only a half-game behind the Oakland Raiders in the race for the mediocre AFC West title.

Again, the numbers weren't pretty, 9 for 20 and 104 yards passing, 8 carries for 68 yards, including the game winning TD.

But it doesn't matter.

He wins.

It's amazing to us to see just how polarizing the guy is to just about everyone. In central and north Florida, he is treated as a deity who can do no wrong. In Bristol, Connecticut (ESPN), he is a humungous news story, often dominating the nightly SportsCenter. The "Experts" there are miffed. Since he doesn't fall under any of the traditional NFL norms, they either love him or hate him.

To their credit, coach John Fox, GM John Elway and the Broncos have done the right thing. They've adjusted what they do to what Tebow does. It isn't pretty. It isn't textbook and it often isn't very efficient, but right now, can you argue with the results?

The man is still a pariah to many fans of SEC schools that aren't Florida, they say he's a fraud, holier than thou and needs to be brought back to earth. But he's also one of the most successful quarterbacks in league history.

Either way, everyone has an opinion. Some good, some not. As for us, we've interviewed the man and in a way, feel sorry for him. He's faced with impossible expectations from people who think he should be something he may not necessarily be.

But we cannot debate what he does.

It doesn't matter.

He wins.

For game highlights, you can watch video at the website RIGHT HERE (They don't embed)

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