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Farrior on Tebow: “We didn’t see that on tape”

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The Steelers gave up only two plays over 40 yards all season. They gave up four to Tim Tebow and the high-flying Broncos passing attack on Sunday.

To hear the Steelers tell it, Tebow pulled off plays the Steelers simply didn’t think he could make.

“We felt we had a good grasp of what they would try to do to us,” linebacker James Farrior said via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “They made more plays than we thought they were capable of making.

“We really hadn’t seen that out of him on tape.”

That’s because it wasn’t there. Tebow had been unwilling to consistently throw into tight windows in the past, much less accurately. But he was lights out when he needed to be on Sunday.

Perhaps just as important, the Broncos continued to throw with the lead on a defense showing its age. They settled for field goals after their two touchdown barrage, but they managed to win without a great running performance.

“Stunned, yeah. Shocking!” Hines Ward said about Tebow’s game-winning touchdown pass.

The Steelers are getting criticized for not making adjustments, but they only gave up three points in the second half before the touchdown in overtime.

“We did better in the second half,” defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau told Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Give the kid credit.”

He’ll get plenty. Tebow beat the league’s best pass defense on a night they may have been a little too confident he couldn’t pull it off.

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  1. factoryofsadness says: Jan 9, 2012 9:02 AM

    None of this even matters in a few weeks…Baltimore vs. New England in the Super Bowl unfortunately..But I will be pulling for NE..I hate the Ravens.

  2. rocketcrab says: Jan 9, 2012 9:03 AM

    Not a big Tebow fan, but good for him. Plus, maybe that “vaunted” Pittsburgh defense was a bit too overconfidant?

  3. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Jan 9, 2012 9:04 AM

    More proof the end of the world is coming.

  4. musiccitymiracle says: Jan 9, 2012 9:05 AM

    Tebow knows when to turn it on!

  5. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Jan 9, 2012 9:05 AM

    Ohhhhhh what a beautiful morning!!

    -The city of Baltimore

  6. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jan 9, 2012 9:06 AM

    I’m not hating on Tebow or anything but the guy missed a wide open receiver on that third down on their final possession in regulation that could have put the victory in reach rather than put it on the luck of a coin toss. Furthermore, Tebow threw a 7 yard slant route to Thomas, who then made a picture perfect stiff arm which allowed him to out run two guys who had a “perfect” angle of pursuit. The praise is going to the wrong person here.

  7. sirmixalotalotalot says: Jan 9, 2012 9:08 AM

    I hate Tebow. Can’t stand anything about him but I can admit that guy was lights out when he needed to be last night. I give credit where credit is due and was the reason the Broncos won last night and not their defense.

  8. almighty1 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:08 AM

    All hail Tebow! Can we talk about Favre again?

  9. musiccitymiracle says: Jan 9, 2012 9:08 AM

    For the first time we saw Tebow play legit football for 4 quarters (plus OT). He looked like a plausible NFL starting QB.

  10. dcfan4life says: Jan 9, 2012 9:11 AM

    One overtime throw and suddenly the Steelers are old? Great adjustments at halftime on defense, especially with so many players out for the game. Tebow made a few plays, for once, and they happened to be big plays. 10 completions for 340 yards and 3 TDs is pretty good on a limited basis. But it was not because the number 1 Defense in the NFL got old, its cause they got hurt, and yet they still shut down Denver in the second half. Funny how people forget that…

  11. test2402 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:11 AM

    Tim Tebow will dominate. Bow to Tebow.

  12. jpelle82 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:11 AM

    probably the worst game ike taylor has played in a steelers uniform….good thing we paid him so much money. kudos to broncos for simply being the better team last night

  13. duanethomas says: Jan 9, 2012 9:11 AM

    They underestimated him and got burned. Tebow put a period on that group of Steelers, Farrior, Ward, Taylor should go etc….its time to get younger. Tebow is going to beat New England also. Write it down!

  14. mrplow3 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:13 AM

    Why do I have images of Jake Plummer playing hand ball today and pulling the direct tv commercial angry eye patch guy move?

  15. acieu says: Jan 9, 2012 9:13 AM

    Good for Timmy and his imaginary friend. Great upset. Thank you Jaysus.

  16. goblue714 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:14 AM

    It’s tebow time.

  17. northsidesteel says: Jan 9, 2012 9:15 AM

    Denver should be congratulated. The Steelers could not come up with a way to defend against the run/option and the downfield pass at the same time. I am no Tebow fan, but for one day at least he was the pro quarterback that I never thought he could be. I hope the city of Denver enjoys the rest of the ride

  18. swagger52 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:16 AM

    Eyesight is one of the first things to go with age

  19. ajknox88 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:16 AM

    From someone who isn’t a fan of either team, I’m upset the Bronco’s won b/c now I have to hear about Tebow for at least another week.

  20. waltdawg says: Jan 9, 2012 9:17 AM

    Honestly, I thought Tebow would fall on his face in the NFL….Thought that he never had a chance to make the plays that he has….I am a fan and a believer now!

    Tebow for president!

  21. jdfrox says: Jan 9, 2012 9:17 AM

    Ol’ Ike Taylor just got booted from Swagger University. He will be enrolling in crispy toast U in the fall.

  22. freebird2011 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:18 AM

    I thought for sure that the Steelers would pummel the Broncos. Wow. What a victory for Denver.

    Tebowmania is “born again” so to speak.

    On any given Sunday….

  23. n0hopeleft says: Jan 9, 2012 9:18 AM

    Tim Tebow wiped his holy arse with the Terrible Towel.

  24. zaggs says: Jan 9, 2012 9:19 AM

    Teeeeee-bow, woooohh-oh

  25. rdawg911 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:20 AM

    This is the future of the NFL. the DUAL THREATS. The Tim Tebows. The Cam Newtons. It’s a beautiful thing…Tebow was ripping those passes over the middle!

  26. austrianpanther says: Jan 9, 2012 9:21 AM

    As I said a while back, watch oout for the
    “Hail Mary” throws from Tebrow!

    By the way, did the New York Jets win?

  27. Patskrieg dot com says: Jan 9, 2012 9:23 AM

    I know he had the yardage numbers, and I know he got the win. But the guy was 10 for 21…

  28. niko0063 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:23 AM

    Im gonna start going to church

  29. jetblackninja says: Jan 9, 2012 9:25 AM

    Yeah, they will totally be able to fool Belichick next week to… pretty easy to catch that guy sleeping at the switch….. oh wait, nevermind.

  30. godofwine330 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:25 AM

    I didn’t think he could pull it off either, so Farrior isn’t alone. Hell, most of the NFL didn’t think he could because there is absolutely no NFL tape on him doing that. What you can say? I’m tired of hearing about Tebow, but you have to take your cap off to the kid. “Give the kid credit”, as Dick LeBeau said.

    Also, notice in a well run organization there is no talk of firing the defensive coordinator because his defense played a bad game (and this is coming from a Browns fan).

  31. bigjdve says: Jan 9, 2012 9:26 AM

    At least the Steelers are giving credit where it was due. I do think that there was a lot of luck involved, but the key part to that is that Tebow seems to make his luck in important games and that is a key part to being a good QB.

    I still think he would be a better TE or RB, and I don’t know how long he will be able to stay a starting QB, but he is right now and he is finding a way to do things not many people outside of Denver thought he could.

    Good Job, and more importantly Good Luck against the Patriots next week. I hope it is another exciting game.

  32. dsigrey says: Jan 9, 2012 9:27 AM

    Of course he made those throws, the Steeler’s didn’t defend the pass. How else to you get 2 safety’s behind the line of scrimmage on the same play. They dared him to pass and he did it. Their biggest mistake was not sitting Ben and Pouncey at the end of the season. Two bad snaps ultimately cost them the game.

  33. sj39 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:29 AM

    Up next – Good vs. Evil. Take the Pats down Tebow.

  34. ravensruleandharbaughisgod says: Jan 9, 2012 9:30 AM

    The Steelers were exposed for the aging defense they have. Lebeau’s gambling and various defensive wrinkles and gambits can only cover up so much. I am sure they will be back to an elite level again but sans a lot of their aging stars. Too bad- Ravens were hoping that they could knock off NE but alas, it was not meant to be. At least they have their 6 rings to look at!

  35. Ricardo Grande says: Jan 9, 2012 9:31 AM

    “Tebow beat the league’s best pass defense on a night they may have been a little too confident he couldn’t pull it off.”

    That line says it all.

  36. firesnyder says: Jan 9, 2012 9:32 AM

    Classic game of good versus evil, and good won this time!! Yes Steelers fans, most of the world sees your team, lead by YOUR QB as evil.

  37. brutus9448 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:33 AM

    don’t forget the pass interference calls. NFL wanted a tebow/brady rematch for ratings. Isn’t it funny how they call the game to get the best ratings.

  38. bh83 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:45 AM

    Brian Urlacher thinks Tim Tebow is a good running back

  39. pftcensorssuck says: Jan 9, 2012 9:52 AM

    dcfan4life says:
    Jan 9, 2012 9:11 AM
    they still shut down Denver in the second half. Funny how people forget that…
    ——————————————————–
    A single, game-winning 80 yard opening play in overtime will do that, sometimes.

  40. kisstherings says: Jan 9, 2012 9:53 AM

    Was waiting for this to happen. Just glad it came on the Steelers watch and the Pats will have the game tape to prepare and not take lightly.

  41. austrianpanther says: Jan 9, 2012 9:54 AM

    From CBS Denver:

    Pull the trigger,” John Elway told his Denver Broncos star, Tim Tebow, trying to shake the quarterback from a three-game funk.

    Tebow went one better — he pulled off an upset.

    A rejuvenated Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an electrifying 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime and the Broncos defeated the stunned Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday.

    Wild doesn’t begin to describe it. The play took 11 seconds and was the quickest ending to an overtime in NFL history.

    Thomas hauled in a high play-action pass at the Denver 38, stiff-armed Ike Taylor and then outraced backup safety Ryan Mundy to the end zone.

    “I was just saying, `Man trust your speed. Trust your speed. Don’t cut back. Don’t cut back.’ And he kept it straight. He outran the guy,” said Willis McGahee, whose fourth-quarter fumble helped Pittsburgh tie it.

    “I was like `Oh my God, is he still running?’ Please just go. Please. Please.”

    Tebow, who looked as startled as everyone else, chased down Thomas and knelt on one knee — Tebowing as it’s known — in the end zone. Then he pounded a fist in triumph and took a victory lap.

    “When I saw him scoring, first of all, I just thought, `Thank you, Lord,”‘ Tebow said. “Then, I was running pretty fast, chasing him — like I can catch up to D.T! Then I just jumped into the stands, first time I’ve done that. That was fun. Then, got on a knee and thanked the Lord again and tried to celebrate with my teammates and the fans.”

  42. steeelfann says: Jan 9, 2012 9:55 AM

    The greater question are these:

    The Steelers storm back, tie game. The defense holds and they have driven to Denver 40 with plenty of time. Just about in field goal range now. So, you don’t want to take a sack, you don’t want a turnover.

    You have moved the ball easily on Denver and have gone right down the field. Again.

    You need 3 to win and the clock is on your side.

    So, you would think Pittsburgh who has 3 very fast reliable receivers, would just do quick-hitters down the field to about the 26-28 yard line? Keeps the pressure off of Ben, keeps passes safe, should have no holding penalties pushing you out of field goal range as the o-lines does not have to hold blocks long.

    What does Arian do? He has been sitting back on on play throwing to the end zone into double covered Wallace? Why, risk not needed in this situation. Almost picked off.

    Next, have Ben way back in pocket AGAIN, looking around. He gets sacked, now out of range for even a long attempt. Even if they did nothing, they could have tried a 57 yarder. Suisham his a 51 yarder a few weeks ago at sea level.

    Unbelievably stupid. Almost as stupid as having your backup safety at line and having Ike Taylo playing OUTSIDE of receiver with NOBODY back in middle NOBODY.

    The Steelers coaching staff should look in the mirror.

  43. opbilly says: Jan 9, 2012 9:55 AM

    hey…tebow was supposed to trip over those rings the steelers just throw on the field. the nerve of him to not lay down and give in to the history like the steelers did! in honor of ike taylor( who is as overrated as james harrison) im having toast for breakfast

  44. bingobrown12 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:56 AM

    So the Steelers were the guinea pigs in this experiment? BB and the Pats thank you.

  45. jaltreality says: Jan 9, 2012 9:57 AM

    Not a fan of the preaching that comes along with Tebow, but watching the guy last night, a few things becomes clear:

    1. He is a unique athlete. He extends plays, stiff arms defenders, throws defensive ends off, etc. His passing is still not pretty (he over and under threw many receivers last night), but that athlethicism can’t be ignored.

    2. Some players play their best when the pressure is on and the stakes are the highest. Some play their worst in high pressure situations. Tim Tebow is clearly one of the former.

  46. footballfan83 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:57 AM

    Farrior says ““We really hadn’t seen that out of him on tape.”

    Well then I guess they didn’t watch the Denver/Minn game where Tebow and Thomas hit on several similar plays?

    Way to watch tape Pittsburgh…don’t worry – now you have all offseason to catch up.

  47. Kent Johnson says: Jan 9, 2012 9:57 AM

    Hey, factoryofsadness: Baltimore vs. New England in the Super Bowl? I will bet everything I own, including my wife and two children, against that possibility… bold prediction, though.

  48. sudz28 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:57 AM

    Hats off to Tebow and the Broncs, they simply outplayed us last night. We dared him to beat us through the air and he did exactly that. It probably shouldn’t have even gone to OT… the Broncos got screwed on that backwards pass to Wallace that was clearly a fumble and would have been recovered by Denver had the refs not blown it dead. It hurts to not get that third crack at the Ravens I was hoping for this season, but oh well. I guess I’ll have to wait for next year, which probably won’t be much better if we don’t shore up that dreadful offensive line!

  49. pftcensorssuck says: Jan 9, 2012 9:58 AM

    Patskrieg dot com says:
    Jan 9, 2012 9:23 AM
    I know he had the yardage numbers, and I know he got the win. But the guy was 10 for 21…

    ———————————————————
    And Roethlisberger was 22-40, about the same completion rate.

    What’s your point?

    Tebow’s 10 were much better than Roethlisberger’s 22.

  50. cancelsundayticket says: Jan 9, 2012 10:03 AM

    Said it before, Congrats to the Broncos… I also was afraid that the Steelers would come in overconfident, and, alas they did.. Give credit to Denver they made the plays when they had to, the Steelers didn’t.

    Tebow may not have the greatest throwing motion, but he believes and, just as importantly, he has his teammates believing, they can win.

    I wish the Broncos luck, but, realistically I really don’t feel that either team will/would go into Gillette stadium and beat the Pats. For one thing, the Steelers are simply too banged up to have given the Pats a run for their money.

    Signed,
    Life Long Steelers’ fan…

  51. pastabelly says: Jan 9, 2012 10:05 AM

    Tebow’s 10 for 21 and 23 points in regulation, while possibly his best performance as a pro, will still not get it done against Tom Brady in Foxboro. But it might cover the 13.5 point spread.

  52. fwippel says: Jan 9, 2012 10:06 AM

    I can’t help but think that part of this was the game-plan and play-calling. The Broncos were far too conservative during their three-game losing streak, and yesterday, they played like they had nothing to lose. They found holes in the secondary that might not have been there if the Bronco passing game had shown more competence over the last three games.

    Give Tebow credit, because he earned it. Only 10 completions, but 316 yards? Wow! And yes the Steeler defense adjusted some, but the play call in OT was perfect. They expected Fox to play it close to the vest in OT, and they were wrong.

  53. easyeddie says: Jan 9, 2012 10:06 AM

    acieu says: Good for Timmy and his imaginary friend. Great upset. Thank you Jaysus.
    ———————————————
    You better be sure he’s imaginary.

  54. bobbyhoying says: Jan 9, 2012 10:07 AM

    Hines Ward must feel twice as bad getting beat by a Gator. I think 2/3 of the Tebow haters went to UGA.

  55. sakatak says: Jan 9, 2012 10:09 AM

    Very clear case of Fox outfoxing Tomlin. Game plan was spot on for the Broncos. I will believe if the Broncos can pull off another upset this weekend against the Patriots.

  56. i3addog says: Jan 9, 2012 10:10 AM

    Tebow is the new Brett Favre minus the pics of his junk. Sooner or later all conversations end up about him. Hate him or love him, people are talking about him 24/7

  57. dexterismyhero says: Jan 9, 2012 10:13 AM

    @factoryofsadness says:Jan 9, 2012 9:02 AM

    None of this even matters in a few weeks…Baltimore vs. New England in the Super Bowl unfortunately..But I will be pulling for NE..I hate the Ravens.
    ==================================

    They are both from the AFC———

  58. 7pints says: Jan 9, 2012 10:13 AM

    I’m proud of the Steeler fans who are being very gracious in defeat. Very classy. Thank you!

    But hey… Where is steelersownyou?!?! Got anything to say, slick?

  59. patfromwayback says: Jan 9, 2012 10:15 AM

    sirmixalotalotalot says:
    Jan 9, 2012 9:08 AM
    I hate Tebow. Can’t stand anything about him but I can admit that guy was lights out when he needed to be last night. I give credit where credit is due and was the reason the Broncos won last night and not their defense.

    I agree..but now I only hope TB & Co…do a Teb -ONE and DONE!!!

  60. hollymolley says: Jan 9, 2012 10:15 AM

    Just the way the League scripted it. We noticed that the O-So vigilent officials did there jobs. Earned there money, they did, yep “wink wink , nod nod “

  61. heyyoubehindthebikeshed says: Jan 9, 2012 10:16 AM

    Is anyone going to call out that first post about having 2 AFC teams in the Super Bowl??

  62. westclaims says: Jan 9, 2012 10:16 AM

    I don’t care who does it, as long as the Steelers are out. Cool.

  63. 700levelvet says: Jan 9, 2012 10:16 AM

    10 completions….316 yards…31.6 YPC….Is that a playoff record? Either way it’s embarrassing….

  64. mecheng04 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:19 AM

    brutus9448 says:
    Jan 9, 2012 9:33 AM
    don’t forget the pass interference calls. NFL wanted a tebow/brady rematch for ratings. Isn’t it funny how they call the game to get the best ratings.
    ————————————————
    I guess you missed the Steeler’s fumble (and subsequent recovery by Denver) that was ruled an incomplete pass and wasn’t able to be challenged….

  65. camjon32 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:20 AM

    sj39 says:
    Jan 9, 2012 9:29 AM
    Up next – Good vs. Evil. Take the Pats down Tebow.

    The last time the NFL touted a “Good vs Evil” matchup, the Lions beat the hell outta the Broncos in Denver. I’m guessing they’ll stay away from that this time…especially if you believe in the stigma that the NFL wants Tebow and the Broncos to keep winning…like brutus9448 does.

  66. realitycheck21 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:24 AM

    The OT win for the Broncos came as the result of karma payback for Harrison’s hit on Decker.

  67. tebowedout says: Jan 9, 2012 10:27 AM

    factoryofsadness says:
    Jan 9, 2012 9:02 AM
    None of this even matters in a few weeks…Baltimore vs. New England in the Super Bowl unfortunately..But I will be pulling for NE..I hate the Ravens.

     Forget about the NFC?

  68. faulkana says: Jan 9, 2012 10:31 AM

    Ohhh what a beautiful morning!

    –The city of Boston

  69. sarge38 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    TO FACTORY OF SADNESS: Baltimore and New England will “NOT” be playing in the Super Bowl “EVER” unless one of them someday changes confrences.

  70. metalhead65 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:34 AM

    you people who hate tebow are the reason he gets so much attention. no matter what he does you will not give him credit. they win and it was the defense that won it for them, the same defense and teammates that were 1-4 before he took over. but let them lose and it was all his fault. nevermind that he he gave the defense a lead in the patriots game they could not hold. same thing with the bills game. defense could not stop them but it was tebow’s fault they did not score every time the broncos got the ball. nobody said he was perfect and did not need to improve but he clearly has over the season and you still refuse to give him any credit. if they lose to the pats it will be I told you so when he and the broncos should not even be playing according to you people. why not just let the guy go out and play and devlop like any other young qb? come back in 3 years after being in the same system and playing and see where he is at? but as long as you keep trashing him every week everybody will still support because he is the underdog.

  71. gunshow52 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:36 AM

    the first comment called for a ravens/ new england superbowl, tell me when that happens and you can have my house

  72. CKL says: Jan 9, 2012 10:40 AM

    Why no hate for Arians???? He has a gimpy QB and instead of dialing up a short passing game to get the ball out of BR’s hands like he did so successfully against my Pats, he’s all about those slow developing plays to the WRs. Pitt has a bunch of speedsters and Miller all of whom can provide YAC. So run more shorter stuff and let them do their thing. And no I don’t mean just those Wr screens they ran with mixed results.

  73. mezanine10 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:45 AM

    Tebow averaged 31 yds/completion. Terrible performance by the Steeler’s defense. Tebow earned a lot of respect.

  74. rocketcrab says: Jan 9, 2012 10:46 AM

    @factoryofsadness says:Jan 9, 2012 9:02 AM

    None of this even matters in a few weeks…Baltimore vs. New England in the Super Bowl unfortunately..But I will be pulling for NE..I hate the Ravens
    ___________________________________

    Spoken like a true Steelers fan.

  75. seanowns says: Jan 9, 2012 10:50 AM

    I think people need to stop analyzing Tebow’s completion percentage. It is not overly applicable to his success or lack there of.

    A more appropriate metric is Yard-Per-Pass-Attempt.

    Many teams throw a bunch of short passing which inflates their completion percentage when it is really just a glorified run play. The Denver Broncos clearly run to run and pass to pass. Hence, we should look for yards-per pass attempt.

    If Denver runs well, they can probably get by with 7-10 yards per attempt and win most games. In a case like this game, they needed much more. I

  76. supashug says: Jan 9, 2012 10:51 AM

    I am glad they won and Tebow played well, but lets not forget that this is not the Steelers from even last year, they truly suck.

    Ben is hurt most of the time or faking it all the time
    Running backs are horrible
    O Line is non existent
    D backs are very slow

    oh and watching Ben and Tomlin beg for pass interference is so damn funny, thats the sign of a very bad team and there is nothing for them to rebuild on

  77. pattyarbuccholz says: Jan 9, 2012 10:51 AM

    @duanethomas:
    They underestimated him and got burned. Tebow put a period on that group of Steelers, Farrior, Ward, Taylor should go etc….its time to get younger. Tebow is going to beat New England also. Write it down!

    ——————————–

    I will write it down only to remind you how reactive this comment was after the Pats blow them out Saturday. If a gimpy Pittsburgh team can put up 23 on the Broncos defense, imagine what a healthy Pats offense can do (they already put up 41 on the road against them earlier). They had the bye, the Broncos are on short rest, Chung and Spikes are back, they are playing at home, and Belichick has a pretty good track record after seeing an opponent once earlier in the year. No one is better at making adjustments. Having McDaniels as a consultant doesn’t hurt either. Not that I’m complaining, but how is that exactly legal? Either way, Pats 38 – 10.

  78. tv426 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:54 AM

    700levelvet says: Jan 9, 2012 10:16 AM

    10 completions….316 yards…31.6 YPC….Is that a playoff record? Either way it’s embarrassing….
    __________________________________
    It sure is – a record for avg yards per completion! By TEBOW!!

    Steelers D is overrated/overhyped and has been for many years.

    Notice that Pitt, Cincy, and Balt all have highly “ranked” Ds? Really? Is it that the Ds all just happen to be great or that they all play teams within their collective division (and collective schedule this year that was named the easiest divisional schedule in the entire NFL) that have lousy Os? Think about it. Does the thought of playing Flacco, McCoy, and Dalton scare you? Doubtful!

    Then think about how any time the Steelers play a team with a great O, they get lit up – and, apparently, when they play against Tebow!

  79. td40 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:58 AM

    Man, it is hilarious reading Steelers fans comments about bad calls or poor officiating. The Steelers had the refs in their back pocket for YEARS and, more than ANY other team I can think of, the Steelers were given break after break after break in important regular season games and playoffs/Super Bowl.

    Now it looks like they’re not the league’s darlings anymore and the league probably realizes that most people are sick of seeing them in the post season, so they’re not getting any special help anymore to get over the hump. Aaaawwww.

    Btw, did anyone else notice that Ben was limping around for most of the game until the Steelers had to really start hustling to tie the score near the end? All of a sudden, when Ben became distracted by having to get something done in a hurry, he forgot to do the “sympathy limp” so that the announcers would keep feeding his ego about how tough he is. LOL. Talk about milking it for your image…

    I’m not even a Broncos fan, but what a great, GREAT game that was.

  80. golonger says: Jan 9, 2012 11:02 AM

    Please…the Steelers pass defense is far from the best….just shows how statistics can lie!

  81. cincyhokie says: Jan 9, 2012 11:03 AM

    sarge38 says:
    Jan 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    “TO FACTORY OF SADNESS: Baltimore and New England will “NOT” be playing in the Super Bowl “EVER” unless one of them someday changes confrences.”

    Leave him alone. He’s a Cleveland fan and knows nothing of this “Superbowl” talk you are referring to.

  82. bubba9er says: Jan 9, 2012 11:08 AM

    Maybe “Sadness” meant Baltimore V New England in the AFC Championship. Either way, I see another NFC Super Bowl Victory.

  83. eighteenngiants1 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:10 AM

    I’m pretty sure anyone predicting an all AFC Super Bowl should have his man card revoked immediately

  84. fitz79 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:10 AM

    Well hey clearly it must’ve been Jesus right? We all know how much he loves millionaires who play football haha

  85. orangecrush2012 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:11 AM

    factoryofsadness says:
    Jan 9, 2012 9:02 AM
    None of this even matters in a few weeks…Baltimore vs. New England in the Super Bowl unfortunately..But I will be pulling for NE..I hate the Ravens.

     

    I can’t believe someone hasn’t commented on this post, yet. You DO realize that the Ravens and Pats can NEVER play each other in the Super Bowl, right? Plus, the Broncos have proven that it takes more than a veteran QB to win games. They have heart, which is what has helped Tebow win high school, college and pro games in the past. Bring it on, Brady. Everyone may say that the Pats will have the Broncos figured out by Saturday, but, don’t think for a minute that the Broncos aren’t picking their tapes apart this week as well.

  86. orangecrush2012 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:14 AM

    Rocket crab…. That was funny. Props!

  87. patfaninbflo says: Jan 9, 2012 11:15 AM

    As a fan of the Pats, I can honestly say I hate both of these teams, but I hate the Steelers more, so I’m happy with this outcome. I guess I really didn’t care who won, though, because at least the Jets are sitting home ’til next fall.

  88. thomas2727 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:16 AM

    Give me a break with the Pittsburgh D adjusted in the 2nd half.

    Then why did the Broncos gain 161 yards in the 2nd half.

    And that is not even counting overtime.

  89. jimeejohnson says: Jan 9, 2012 11:23 AM

    Denver’s high altitude gives the Broncos a huge advantage over visiting, sea level teams. That said, Tebow and the Broncos played a fantastic game, and I would not count them out until they lose. That mile high altitude advantage will not matter at sea level in New England. Tom Brady will school Tim Tebow just as he did in their last meeting. Good luck to both teams!

  90. pdmjr says: Jan 9, 2012 11:26 AM

    Exactly one team (Baltimore) lit up the Steelers defense in game one. They led the league in fewest points and yards.

  91. fishtank86 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:28 AM

    Steelers were ready for spread option. Not down field shots. Its like tebow went to qb camp the whole week before the game. Unfortunately i dont forsee the patsies coming as ill prepared. Even if starting today they revamp their entire gameplan. Tebows kryptonite is cover 3 and MLB spy.

  92. tednancy says: Jan 9, 2012 11:37 AM

    Steeelfan:

    Don’t blame Arians for the way the game ended. His playcalling was prefectly appropriate for the occasion. Here is the official gamebook play-by-play of the final drive of regulation, from NFL.com:

    1-10-PIT 24 (1:37) (Shotgun) B.Roethlisberger sacked at PIT 20 for -4 yards (V.Miller).

    2-14-PIT 20 (1:04) (Shotgun) B.Roethlisberger pass deep middle to A.Brown to PIT 37 for 17 yards (C.Bailey).

    1-10-PIT 37 (:33) (Shotgun) B.Roethlisberger pass deep left to E.Sanders to DEN 45 for 18 yards (C.Harris).

    Timeout #2 by PIT at 00:29.

    1-10-DEN 45 (:29) (Shotgun) B.Roethlisberger sacked at PIT 44 for -11 yards (E.Dumervil). FUMBLES and recovers at PIT 44. B.Roethlisberger to PIT 44 for no gain (V.Miller).

    Timeout #3 by PIT at 00:18.

    2-21-PIT 44 (:18) (Shotgun) B.Roethlisberger pass incomplete short middle to H.Ward (C.Bailey).

    3-21-PIT 44 (:12) (Shotgun) PENALTY on PIT-B.Roethlisberger, Delay of Game, 5 yards, enforced at PIT 44 – No Play.

    3-26-PIT 39 (:12) (Shotgun) B.Roethlisberger pass short right to I.Redman pushed ob at DEN 49 for 12 yards (C.Bailey).

    4-14-DEN 49 (:01) (Shotgun) B.Roethlisberger sacked at PIT 36 for -15 yards (R.Ayers).

    ============

    So as you can see, Arians had to call deep passes in the final moments. Maybe if the Steelers O-line didn’t get outmuscled by the Broncos, this game would have ended differently. But they did, and the Steelers lost.

    Steeler fans, do yourselves a favor and stop trying to make excuses for why you lost (officiating, rogue offensive coordinators, injuries, miracles, wizards, gnomes, etc.). You were the the inferior team on Sunday, and as such your season is deservedly over.

  93. steellady says: Jan 9, 2012 11:39 AM

    After the tough loss I must thank this guy for opening my eyes… Sure we lost and it hurts but then i realized there really is some really stupid people in this world who need my sympathy too…
    factoryofsadness says: Jan 9, 2012 9:02 AM

    None of this even matters in a few weeks…Baltimore vs. New England in the Super Bowl unfortunately..But I will be pulling for NE..I hate the Ravens.

    hahah O MY! LOL

    golonger says: Jan 9, 2012 11:02 AM

    Please…the Steelers pass defense is far from the best….just shows how statistics can lie!

    Guess this just proves how BAD everyone else in the league is then.

  94. wutliss07 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:41 AM

    The Tebow talk is getting out of control. Yes, it’s fun to see the improbable happen, but the 7′s match up on the slot machines once and a while too so long as you pull the lever. In last night’s game, Tebow simply pulled the trigger a bit more than he had before, but not much. Did he influence the outcome of the game because he is a solid athlete that plays with heart – yes. Did he influence the game because he is a good QB – no! The yards may have been there on paper, but look at the plays – 3 hail mary style lobs into single coverage and a huge play made by a WR. 10-21 is not even average, alot more like mediocre. Did any of you see the actual passes – i think he had 2 MAYBE 3 accurate balls that were tight-ish spirals with good rpm and velocity ( I saw one that almost spiraled vertically like a top – i don’t even know how that is possible). The Steelers were in Cover 1 or Cover 0 the entire game and didn’t even try to confuse the look – this article is right, they said forced him to win it throwing Tebow was still one play (made by his WR) away from taking a loss. It hilarious how people’s memories are close to that of goldfish. Did anyone see Tebow up against the WORST defense in the league (Patriots) or in Buffalo?? How did that turn out for your Golden Boy?? The Steelers gaff was giving him an avenue to make a play and didn’t even disguise it. Yes with help from a decent receiving corp even tebow can hit one on one balls once and a while. The Bills disguised looks and crowded zones and Tebow had NO idea where to go with the ball and it looked like Denver had pulled him off the street on the way to the game to start. Imagine what happens win you have a mediocre QB who can’t read defenses (4 picks, two returned for TD’s in a blowout loss). NE isn’t dumb, come back from the clouds…

  95. steellady says: Jan 9, 2012 11:42 AM

    td40 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:58 AM

    Man, it is hilarious reading Steelers fans comments about bad calls or poor officiating. The Steelers had the refs in their back pocket for YEARS and, more than ANY other team I can think of, the Steelers were given break after break after break in important regular season games and playoffs/Super Bowl.

    Now it looks like they’re not the league’s darlings anymore and the league probably realizes that most people are sick of seeing them in the post season, so they’re not getting any special help anymore to get over the hump. Aaaawwww.

    Btw, did anyone else notice that Ben was limping around for most of the game until the Steelers had to really start hustling to tie the score near the end? All of a sudden, when Ben became distracted by having to get something done in a hurry, he forgot to do the “sympathy limp” so that the announcers would keep feeding his ego about how tough he is. LOL. Talk about milking it for your image…

    I’m not even a Broncos fan, but what a great, GREAT game that was.

    Did u also know that that the more you move around the more it loosens up? Especially after a shot at halftime.

    Did u notice the missed HELMET TO HELMET hit on Wallace not called? The same hits that Harrision gets fined for? I bet u didnt. Did you see Harrision get flagged for pushign tebow but Ben was getting nailed all night long.
    NOT a reason we lost but i expect a refund from Goodell

  96. Derty Ernie says: Jan 9, 2012 11:42 AM

    My take:
    Rothlesburger was half himself and played injured (slow) the whole game; add in the best running back out for the season; Hines Ward played sparingly and two of the top O linemen hurt in the first series of plays and that gives the Bronks a huge advantage to work with plus home field.

    Second: The Bronks played the Vikes without their three top stars, Chicago fumbled away a sure win, San Diego screwed themselves by not getting five yards to kick game winner and Pittsburgh game a sure winner away with piss poor decision making in the last 35 seconds.

    With all that said, Tebow did make the Steelers defense look less than average. I thought they were better than that but they were playing the wrong defense the whole game and basically got outsmarted.
    Congrats to Denver

  97. cliffordc05 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:47 AM

    LeBeau had his safeties playing with the linebackers who were playing with the defensive line. I have never seen safeties play as close to the line in certain situations except for goal line defense. The Steelers were completely ignoring the pass when the Bronco’s were in certain formations and Denver made them pay. Bigtime props to Fox and McCoy for the game plan.

  98. steelerfanjo says: Jan 9, 2012 11:50 AM

    Farrior – great career, but retire. You are slow and you called tails you moron! Bruce Arians is the worst play caller in the history of football. TOmlin must fire him. Steelers D should have went bump and run and played Mundy deeper. Woodley & Harrison are all mouths and no results. Gay & Taylor couldn’t cover a corpse. They made Tebow look great. NE will beat them 49 to 3. The fix is on… Patriots & Packers. it’s what the NFL and their scumbag leader Goodell wants.

  99. sullijo1 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:51 AM

    What if Tebow gets better? I’m not betting against it.

  100. thraiderskin says: Jan 9, 2012 11:58 AM

    What I saw Mr. Farrior was the arrogant, Albert Pujols-esque, look on your face during the overtime coin flip, then the wink after it came up heads(pro denver).

    Can anyone explain to me why the Steeler’s only sent one man out there for the overtime flip, or did the camera only catch Farrior?

  101. sullijo1 says: Jan 9, 2012 12:02 PM

    Wallace was defined as a “runner” when he was hit helmet to helmet. You CAN hit “runners” helmet to helmet. Read the rule book.

    I think it’s funny that Pitt fans are complaining about the refs given the gift lateral that was given back to them on an inadvertant whistle and the face mask penalties repeatedly not called.

    Maybe that’s why their fans are called the Squealers….if the shoe fits….

  102. toolkien says: Jan 9, 2012 12:08 PM

    ***I know he had the yardage numbers, and I know he got the win. But the guy was 10 for 21…***

    A 125.6 QB rating and a win with no picks is pretty good.

    Would 23/30 for 250 yards 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s for a 95.1 QB rating and a loss make you feel better?

  103. tvhill says: Jan 9, 2012 12:12 PM

    None of this even matters in a few weeks…Baltimore vs. New England in the Super Bowl unfortunately..But I will be pulling for NE..I hate the Ravens.

    How can that even happen. Lol if you don’t know by now that the NFC plays the AFC for the superbowl you shouldn’t even be on this website!

  104. cowhawkfan says: Jan 9, 2012 12:17 PM

    Okay, u good guy Steeler’s fans are starting to piss me off. Enough with the good sportsmanship and positive comments about Denver! Where are all the real Steeler’s fans? U know, the whiny, poor loser, blame the refs, fans we usually see, including last night? How am I gonna continue my hate of the Steelers if u keep this up? Please don’t ruin it for me!?

  105. phillybirds says: Jan 9, 2012 12:22 PM

    DO IT FOR YOUR TEAM

    TIM TEBOWWWWWWW

  106. tednancy says: Jan 9, 2012 12:25 PM

    Don’t blame Mike Tomlin, Dick LeBeau or Bruce Arians. Don’t blame the officials, Roger Goodell, or CBS. Don’t blame injuries (real and exaggerated), the altitude, luck, or the drinking water.

    The real reason the Steelers lost: they were the inferior team. They deserve to go home. Their season is justifiably over.

    As for the playcalling on the final drive, it’s a real stretch to argue that Arians could have called it differently. The Steelers were at the 45 yard line with 29 seconds left when a 4 man pass rush swarmed the 5 man Steeler front and sacked Roethlisberger at the Steeler 45. That forced the Steelers to use their last timeout with only 18 seconds to play.

    On 2nd and 21 from their own 45, Roethlisberger threw incomplete, short over the middle to Hines Ward.

    On 3rd and 21 Ben was flagged for delay-of-game, so with 12 seconds left, no time outs, and at their own 37 yard line, Ben threw short right to Redman, who ran out of bounds at the Denver 49 yard line.

    At this point, the Steelers were facing 4th and 14 from the Denver 49, no timeouts, and only 1 second left. Their hail mary attempt ended in another sack as Denver’s 4 man rush again overwhelmed the 5 man Steeler line.

    You cannot possibly blame Arians play calling when you look at the facts. On that final drive, he called short passes and threw deep when the situation called for it. The fact is that the Steelers got outmuscled in the clutch and surrendered 3 sacks in the final 1:37 of regulation to a 3 to 4-man pass rush.

    Or, to put it in plain English: the Steelers deserved to lose. If they played this game again tomorrow, the Steelers would lose again. Their season is over, and the better teams will continue to play for the Lombardi trophy.

  107. rameyag says: Jan 9, 2012 12:36 PM

    Give the kid credit, he made some nice throws.

    He made some terrible throws as well — like throwing the ball into the ground on third down right before turning it over to the Steelers at the end of the fourth quarter.

    And, whether the result would have been different if the Steelers hadn’t been decimated on defense is irrelevant because you play to win the game.

    If the kid plays that well this weekend with that porous Patriots secondary, anything I suppose is possible which, after all, is the point of playing the games.

    I still think Broncos fans will have had it with the kid by the end of next season, but live in the moment.

  108. averman2 says: Jan 9, 2012 12:45 PM

    I like Tim Tebow. He remindes me of Boxer the horse from “Animal Farm”.

  109. jonscoit says: Jan 9, 2012 12:45 PM

    So…they didn’t watch the film from the Minnesota game, then? Seems like a big mistake, potentially a huge coaching mistake, if you don’t look at the film from a guy’s statistically best passing performance. The Broncos pulled out a close game, but they did so because Le Beau came into the game with no sense of what would happen with two safeties close to the line of scrimmage.

  110. Deb says: Jan 9, 2012 12:55 PM

    Was afraid the Broncos would be this year’s Seahawks and shock my Steelers. But my concern was that their defense would force turnovers and Tebow would run us ragged in the thin air. Like Farrior, I never expected him to pull off that kind of passing game. From the look on his face, neither did Ike Taylor, who until then had a great season.

    Losing wasn’t a huge surprise. But how we lost was shocking. Thank goodness we made a game of it in the second half. But the Broncos–especially Tebow–deserve all the credit in the world for devising a bold game plan and having the guts to carry it out.

  111. tednancy says: Jan 9, 2012 1:25 PM

    The Broncos aren’t this year’s Seahawks, Deb. And the Steelers aren’t last year’s Saints, either.

    Look, if they played this game tomorrow, the Broncos would win again. Whether played in Pittsburgh or in the “thin air” of Denver, the result would be the same.

    It isn’t all that complicated: the Broncos won because they were better than the Steelers. It wasn’t the officiating, it wasn’t the “thin air” and it wasn’t because of some magic, once-in-a-lifetime “gameplan.” All it took to beat this Steeler team was clutch play by the better team. The Steelers deserved to lose and did. Football justice was served because the weaker team is going home and the stronger team is going to the next round.

    And forget about injuries. Denver was missing three key offensive starters, which most Steeler fans seem to ignore.

    As for the officiating: Denver had to challenge 4 bad calls, 3 of which were upheld. The Steelers were also gifted possession in the 4th quarter when a backwards lateral was incorrectly ruled an incomplete pass. Anyways, Steeler fans have lost the right to moan about bad calls given the fact that NFL officials gift-wrapped Super Bowl XL for the Steelers by screwing the Seahawks

    Last, I have to again point out that the Steeler coaches called a solid game. Let’s not blame them for screwing up when the fact is that the Broncos simply outmuscled and outhustled an inferior team yesterday. Perhaps better players would have executed the gameplan better, but that’s why the Steelers are going home, isn’t it?

    Bottom line: it wasn’t the thin air, the injuries, a magic gameplan, rogue coordinators, sickle cells, fairies, wizards, referees or leprechauns that beat the Steelers. They were the inferior team. Their season is over while better teams continue to play for the championship.

  112. tednancy says: Jan 9, 2012 1:58 PM

    Games are won and lost at the line of scrimmage. And the vaunted Steeler D was stonewalled by the Broncos and had zero sacks.

    Meanwhile the Broncos had 5 sacks, including 3 on the game’s penultimate drive – all without blitzing. When it mattered most, the Broncos were the tougher, better team – even when bringing 4 pass rushers against 5 Steeler linemen.

    Should we really be all that shocked at the outcome of this game?

  113. tobiasjodter says: Jan 9, 2012 2:03 PM

    tednancy says:
    Jan 9, 2012 1:25 PM

    Or, to put it in plain English: the Steelers deserved to lose. If they played this game again tomorrow, the Steelers would lose again.
    ——————————————–

    Absolutely correct on the first point. I think you are being a bit strident in your multiple posts on point number 2. The game did go into OverTime. But congrats on the way anyway!

  114. dkhhuey says: Jan 9, 2012 2:13 PM

    Never ever been a Tebow fan just because of the massive over-hype during his college career – but gotta hand it him for yesterday’s impressive victory. I thought the Steelers would just rip him apart but to his credit, he faced one of the best defenses and did what he had to do to win. Nicely done!

  115. Deb says: Jan 9, 2012 2:21 PM

    tednancy …

    I said my FEAR was that the Broncos would run us ragged in the thin air or force turnovers. My FEAR was that they’d be this year’s Seattle. But the REALITY was that they devised a brilliant game plan and had the guts to carry it out. I didn’t make one damn excuse for my team or even MENTION injuries. You just wanted an opportunity to write PARAGRAPHS about how the Broncos bested us. That’s fine. But have the balls to do it on your own without trying to pretend my post was making excuses I didn’t make. I offered no-excuses congrats and that’s all.

  116. tv426 says: Jan 9, 2012 2:23 PM

    jimeejohnson says: Jan 9, 2012 11:23 AM

    Denver’s high altitude gives the Broncos a huge advantage over visiting, sea level teams.
    _______________________________
    Um, the elevation of Pittsburgh, PA is 1223 ft.

  117. blackdonnelly says: Jan 9, 2012 2:24 PM

    Nothing short of lightning striking me down right here, right now will ever convince me Tebow is “The One.”

    I won’t go to church. I have better things to do.

    I won’t pick up a Bible. As a Catholic school student, I found it filled with secondhand writings and half-truths. Currently I use my Bible as a doorstop.

    I won’t cheer for Tebow or the Broncos. I am a Raiders fan, and an atheist to boot.

    I won’t rest until Tebowmania comes to a crashing end, or the Patriots put up mad points against them Saturday.

    Go Patriots!!!!
    Go Raiders!!!! (next season)

  118. blackdonnelly says: Jan 9, 2012 2:27 PM

    And 3 minutes later, I’m still here.

  119. crillbill says: Jan 9, 2012 2:29 PM

    At least the Steelers are giving the Broncos credit.

    Somewhere In Chi Town, Briggs is really pissed and Urlacher is asking Lovie why Forte can’t throw for 300 yards a game.

    Bravo Steelers for taking the beating with class.

  120. raqaiw says: Jan 9, 2012 2:29 PM

    7pints says: Jan 9, 2012 10:13 AM

    I’m proud of the Steeler fans who are being very gracious in defeat. Very classy. Thank you!

    But hey… Where is steelersownyou?!?! Got anything to say, slick?
    _____________________________________

    He tried hanging himself with his terrible towel collection but failed. Very sad.

  121. hopelessinseattle says: Jan 9, 2012 2:44 PM

    Do I even have to point out that it’d be impossible for both Baltimore and New England to play in the Super Bowl at the same time under the current format?!?!?

  122. steelers1981 says: Jan 9, 2012 2:49 PM

    None of this even matters in a few weeks…Baltimore vs. New England in the Super Bowl unfortunately..But I will be pulling for NE..I hate the Ravens.
    ___________________________________

    You do realize that’s not possible, right?

  123. steellady says: Jan 9, 2012 2:52 PM

    MAYBE YOU STUDY BEFORE RUNNING YOURE MOUTH.. EVEN A RUNNER CANT BE HIT HELMET TO HELMET YOU MORON. GLAD YOU ACKNOWLEDGED HE WAS HIT HELMET TO HELMET.. THANKS IDIOT.MAYBE YOU CAN GET YOURE THERAPIST TO HELP YOU READ THIS…IF THE SHOE FITS.

    The reworded rules prohibit a player from using his helmet to strike a player in a defenseless posture in the head or neck. The old rule only applied to receivers getting hit, but now it will apply to everyone.

    sullijo1 says: Jan 9, 2012 12:02 PM

    Wallace was defined as a “runner” when he was hit helmet to helmet. You CAN hit “runners” helmet to helmet. Read the rule book.

    I think it’s funny that Pitt fans are complaining about the refs given the gift lateral that was given back to them on an inadvertant whistle and the face mask penalties repeatedly not called.

    Maybe that’s why their fans are called the Squealers….if the shoe fits…

  124. originalsteelcurtain says: Jan 9, 2012 3:17 PM

    Steelers prepare for spread option but don’t see much of it. LaBeau is 74 and says he’s seen it all, what happened yesterday as Tebow shredded his #1 Defense. Looks like they prepared for a different team.

    Game, set, match to John Fox for outcoaching Tomlin and both assisitants.

    Slow done with the “best team won” talk, Bronco fans. A healthy Steeler team would have won.

    There is a reason that 5 out of the past 6 teams that entered the playoffs 7-9 or 8-8 won their first playoff game (home dogs are the most dangerous dogs).

    These “disrespected” teams do tend to lose in Round #2, so live it up this week (sparkling Cider for Tebow) Denver fans.

  125. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jan 9, 2012 3:39 PM

    brutus9448 says:
    Jan 9, 2012 9:33 AM

    don’t forget the pass interference calls. NFL wanted a tebow/brady rematch for ratings. Isn’t it funny how they call the game to get the best ratings.

    ———————–

    Don’t forget about the lateral that was called incomplete. And Simms changed his mind on the PI on Ike Taylor. From the other side, you could see that it was PI. Steeler fans are the last ones who should be complaining about questionable calls, especially in this game. Or was the moon landing staged, too?

  126. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jan 9, 2012 3:50 PM

    steellady says:
    Jan 9, 2012 2:52 PM
    MAYBE YOU STUDY BEFORE RUNNING YOURE MOUTH.. EVEN A RUNNER CANT BE HIT HELMET TO HELMET YOU MORON. GLAD YOU ACKNOWLEDGED HE WAS HIT HELMET TO HELMET.. THANKS IDIOT.MAYBE YOU CAN GET YOURE THERAPIST TO HELP YOU READ THIS…IF THE SHOE FITS.

    ——————————

    Sorry, but a receiver or a QB that is advancing the ball is considered a runner and therefore not defenseless and therefore CAN be contacted helmet to helmet. Buc fans unaware of the rules were up in arms over a hit Josh Freeman received in the first Falcons game, when he was WELL beyond the line of scrimage. No penalty. No fine. Because it was LEGAL.

  127. ezwriter69 says: Jan 9, 2012 4:42 PM

    1. I blame this on LeBeau, who ignored the successful schemes of Buffalo, New England and KC, and repeated the errors of those during the Broncos win streak… Tebow’s no Montana, but when you single cover the outside receivers, he CAN avoid a rush long enough to get a middle to deep ball away, and yes, he CAN throw the deep strike, especially when he’s on the run himself. Total hubris and a stupid plan by one of the all-time great coordinators. Inexplicable, but that’s Tebow in a nutshell, isn’t it…

    2. @steellady, someone who can’t differentiate you’re from your has no business calling anyone an idiot. What a world class hater… and a semi-literate one at that.

  128. kvon3d says: Jan 10, 2012 1:24 PM

    I did not have a dog in the fight, as they say. But just as a fan I will say that was one of the most entertaining games I’ve ever watched.

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