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Tebow has first half to forget

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The bad news: Tim Tebow couldn’t have looked much worse in the first half of his first start this year.

The good news: He’s still facing the Dolphins and trails only 6-0.

The Broncos moved the ball on the ground, but Tebow’s inability to drop back and throw limited the offense. He too often pulled the ball down and ran before scanning the field.  Tebow has 24 yards passing, and 44 rushing yards.

He had two passes that were nearly picked, and had a fumble.  The Dolphins weren’t much better on offense. We counted four drops by their receivers.  They couldn’t covert two trips to the red zone.

It’s University of Florida appreciation day in Miami, but we heard some “Tebow sucks” chants from the Dolphins crowd.

UPDATE: Tebow was sacked to start the second half.  He’s taken four sacks.  The Broncos punted after a three-and-out.

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57 Responses to “Tebow has first half to forget”
  1. captainwisdom8888 says: Oct 23, 2011 2:43 PM

    Tebow’s a baller, a winner, a fiery competitor…he just can’t throw. No big.

  2. melikefootball says: Oct 23, 2011 2:44 PM

    What do you mean, he got all kind of press time. Old coach coaching him up, hand shake with Shula watching him walk off all the way to tunnel as half ended. I was so shocked when I saw the stats and Denver had 6 YARDS PASSING.

  3. tbtrojan says: Oct 23, 2011 2:44 PM

    You mean the guy who seemed to have 75% of the mornings buildup shows coverage isn’t the football god they are hyping him to be

    Loved Chris Carters question, “why is Tebow called a winner when he’s won nothing in the league?”

  4. ampatsisahypocrite says: Oct 23, 2011 2:44 PM

    Will all those Denver fans still be screaming “we want Tebow!” now?

    And however will Skip Bayless defend his mancrush tomorrow?

  5. ravensfan4life52 says: Oct 23, 2011 2:45 PM

    thanks for the picks Denver. hope you’re having fun with Teblow.

  6. 4512dawg4512 says: Oct 23, 2011 2:46 PM

    They’re auctioning off all their receivers and starting a QB that nobody believes in. What in the hell is going on with that team?

  7. ironhawk says: Oct 23, 2011 2:46 PM

    I can’t believe they gave in to pressure and gave him the start. He hasn’t shown even once, that he’s has potential.

  8. your6ringsaremeaninglessnow says: Oct 23, 2011 2:47 PM

    Denver fans, you asked and now you shall receive. Too bad the Denver WR wont’t be receiving anything.

  9. seneca1ss says: Oct 23, 2011 2:50 PM

    I told him on Twitter “You are knowingly breaking GODS 4th commandment by working today”

  10. jucam1 says: Oct 23, 2011 2:50 PM

    He looks awful… Wow!

  11. vexey says: Oct 23, 2011 2:52 PM

    They have to let the guy throw some. He’s not going to learn or get better until they just say to hell with it and let the guy make mistakes

  12. maddenisfordorks says: Oct 23, 2011 2:55 PM

    Wuerrfel 2.0

  13. moneymike23 says: Oct 23, 2011 2:55 PM

    Llyod trade is another excuse Broncos fans can use to take the blame away from Tebow when he fails.

  14. cowboynation919 says: Oct 23, 2011 2:56 PM

    2 things I will never understand. Why Tebow’s jersey was the top selling jersey at one point. Also why so many fans think this guy is a great qb and the answer in Denver.

    When has he ever done anything good? His throws are horrible and his throwing skematics at even worse. Wow he can run on occasion. Big deal. Articles like this about him will never surprise me, actually should expect them.

  15. canadianvikingfaniii says: Oct 23, 2011 2:59 PM

    I feel bad for the guy, great personality and person. Just can’t throw for anything. He is too talented to have no place in the NFL, he should consider a position change.

  16. kapooti says: Oct 23, 2011 3:03 PM

    he inspired the dolphins to win! therefore he’s a winner!

  17. bovice23 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:09 PM

    The man leads a great pre game prayer though.

  18. oxycode30 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:09 PM

    Bwahaha. Tebow. I guess he isn’t the second coming after all. Kinda knew that though.

  19. ern215 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:12 PM

    as a raider fan, all i have to say is BWWWWWAAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

  20. 52crabcakes says: Oct 23, 2011 3:12 PM

    come on Tebow. I am being selfish here. I want the Dolphins to lose so they get Luck, not stupid indy.

  21. fanoredsox says: Oct 23, 2011 3:12 PM

    So I guess a gamer in college really isn’t a gamer in the pros. He sucks Moreno sucks, is there anybody that McD drafted or traded for that has worked out? I am ordering my LUCK jersey today! Go Broncos 2014!

  22. 52crabcakes says: Oct 23, 2011 3:12 PM

    And I am a Ravens fan!

  23. richm2256 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:13 PM

    captainwisdom8888 says:
    Tebow’s a baller, a winner, a fiery competitor…he just can’t throw. No big.
    —————————————————————
    “No big” ????

    Ummm, the guy is a quarterback …….. throwing would seem to be somewhat important, don’t you think?

  24. ampatsisahypocrite says: Oct 23, 2011 3:18 PM

    We want Orton! We want Orton!

  25. slickster35 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:18 PM

    Stevie Wonder saw this coming.

  26. ctp603 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:19 PM

    The Broncos traded away the one guy he had to work with. It’s almost like Elway and Fox set him up to fail.

  27. nesuperfan says: Oct 23, 2011 3:30 PM

    I don’t have that game here, but with four sacks, I have to wonder, is he getting ANY protection?

    You can watch Brady stink from time to time when he doesn’t get protection.

  28. hatesycophants says: Oct 23, 2011 3:30 PM

    How about a billboard encouraging producers to put Tebow in more anti-choice commercials? It could work.

    @vexey, your post is hilarious! Sheep much?

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  29. 6thsense79 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:36 PM

    Tebow throwing….wow. Now I know why he started the season 3rd on the depth chart. I mean wow. A number of those passes were not even close. For all the haters that said Cam Newton would be the second comming of JaMarcuss Russell…you had the wrong former Gator QB for that comparison….Tebow, on the field, is much closer to Russell than Newton will ever be.

  30. indyseriesnick says: Oct 23, 2011 3:36 PM

    He needs to throw to Decker. Take advantage of Deckers strong hands.

  31. cassrangers says: Oct 23, 2011 3:37 PM

    TeBLOW!!!!

  32. oren120 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:40 PM

    richm2256 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:13 PM

    captainwisdom8888 says:
    Tebow’s a baller, a winner, a fiery competitor…he just can’t throw. No big.
    —————————————————————
    “No big” ????

    Ummm, the guy is a quarterback …….. throwing would seem to be somewhat important, don’t you think?

    ———————————————-

    Seriously?

    sar·casm
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    noun
    1.
    harsh or bitter derision or irony.
    2.
    a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark: a review full of sarcasms.

  33. Sam Von Schamm says: Oct 23, 2011 3:41 PM

    Ordinarily I’d remind the yutes in here that Bradshaw was horrible when he first started out in Pittsburgh, so perhaps Tebow needs some time.

    Can’t do it though, Tebow looks clueless. “He has all the traits you look for,” McDaniels said after drafting him.

    You might want to look for those traits beFORE you draft a guy. Apparently they’re still looking…

    Meanwhile, check out the Cam Newton highlights tonight. He’s making some long and scary accurate passes.

  34. Mr. Hand says: Oct 23, 2011 3:41 PM

    And how about that “sellout” in Miami? Nice crowd dolphins!

    If you wanted more gator fans you shouldve changed RV parking into mobile home parking…

  35. tv426 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:43 PM

    I’m as shocked as Merrill Hodge!

  36. tinbender2000 says: Oct 23, 2011 4:00 PM

    Hey Denver, we’ll give you Kyle Boller for two firsts!

  37. bleedgreen11 says: Oct 23, 2011 4:05 PM

    Tebow is doing very well… lay off the haterade for a couple minutes…

  38. bovice23 says: Oct 23, 2011 4:06 PM

    4th quarter Tebow is a beast.
    1st-3rd quarter Tebow is a bum

  39. steelerfanforlife says: Oct 23, 2011 4:11 PM

    Well how about the last 4 minutes of the game??? Looks pretty good to me!

  40. mrplow3 says: Oct 23, 2011 4:27 PM

    And this is why we don’t run our mouths spouting hyperbole before the game ends.

    Now the above highly rated comments are completely LOL.

    Now don’t you feel stupid?

  41. thejabronisayz says: Oct 23, 2011 4:28 PM

    Denver won. Tebow leads 4th quarter comeback. Where’s your post about that?

  42. nesuperfan says: Oct 23, 2011 4:29 PM

    Tebow wins! Amazing comeback.

    They can’t count on that every week. You have to start quick, and end hard and tough.

  43. ravensfan4life52 says: Oct 23, 2011 4:32 PM

    4th quarter comeback against one of the worst teams in the NFL…yeah i’m still not impressed.

  44. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Oct 23, 2011 4:33 PM

    Rosenthall pretty quick to point out Tebow’s struggles, but how about the huge comeback and the WIN. He’s a winner. Just don’t understand those that doubt him. Jeff George threw a pretty ball, maybe the best ever, but he was a LOSER.

  45. comeonnowguys says: Oct 23, 2011 4:35 PM

    Greatest comeback (against a pathetic winless team) EVER! CAN’Ton BOUND, BABY!

  46. bigbaldpapahawk says: Oct 23, 2011 4:39 PM

    Doesn’t matter who the comeback was against. He shook off a horrible 3.5 quarters of football and came out like a gamer does and righted it all.

    I know folks are expecting 300+ yards and 2+ touchdowns out of him in order for them to label him worthy, but the fact remains, he shook that horrible game and led his team to victory.

  47. nesuperfan says: Oct 23, 2011 4:42 PM

    Tebow was sacked 7 times, and hit 9 more times…No wonder he “stunk” for almost the whole game.

  48. scudbot says: Oct 23, 2011 4:44 PM

    Tebow has the game to remember.

  49. mrhashplant says: Oct 23, 2011 4:45 PM

    Funny, most NFL games are not won in the first half.

  50. phinfan says: Oct 23, 2011 4:45 PM

    Ross = Worse Owner in League. Mike Dee = Worse Team President in League. Peterson = Worse (future GM) in League.

    This franchise just took a 10 year relapse. :(

  51. kingbuccaneer says: Oct 23, 2011 4:55 PM

    All I hear is CRICKETS coming from the Tebow haters now.

  52. mcgriff8886 says: Oct 23, 2011 4:56 PM

    Two touchdown passes in the last five minutes, 80 yards rushing, including the crucial 2 point conversion to tie the game, a quarterback rating of 91, and his first victory. Not a bad day for the youngster. I know these stats won’t shut up the morons who can’t even wait until the end of the game to voice their criticism, but those of us who appreciate what Tebow does off the field will go to sleep with a deep sense of satisfaction tonight.

  53. broncsfan72 says: Oct 23, 2011 4:58 PM

    A WIN IS A WIN AND THATS ALL THAT MATTERS!!!!

  54. jag9 says: Oct 23, 2011 5:00 PM

    Tim…you’re a great guy, but who really gives a damn? You’re a friggin Bronco playing a winless team. Good luck to you but screw the gators.

    And why isn’t Ponder getting any pub?

  55. ronswansonsdinner says: Oct 23, 2011 5:04 PM

    Tebow has first half to forget, but second half to remember and proves haters like yourself wrong again.

  56. jag9 says: Oct 23, 2011 5:08 PM

    ronswansonsdinner:

    Good for you Tim. But he’s still a gator.

  57. Deb says: Oct 23, 2011 5:22 PM

    Don’t like Denver, and as a Bama fan, I cheered against Tebow through his college career. But that was one heckuva comeback. Yes, Miami is a weak opponent. But Tim’s team was emotionally down in a way that’s tough to overcome. The rebound didn’t have anything to do with sudden brilliance on Fox’s part. That was the sheer will to win–and it was all Tebow. Loved it!

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