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Tebow shows how far he has to go

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The NFL is a passing league, as we’ve seen over and over again this NFL season, and if you don’t have a quarterback who can make plays consistently, you’re probably not going to win many games.

And the Denver Broncos don’t have a quarterback who can make plays consistently.

The Broncos’ season came to an end on Saturday night with a humiliating 45-10 loss, and Tim Tebow’s numbers were so far short of what NFL teams need from their quarterbacks that any Broncos fan who looks at things objectively would have to wonder if Tebow is really the best man to lead this team on the field.

Tebow finished the game 9-for-26 for 136 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions. He ran for just 13 yards on five carries, and he also lost a fumble.

Those simply aren’t the numbers of a competent NFL quarterback in 2012. Tebow’s accuracy and understanding of the offense remain huge problems. Tebow has now been the Broncos’ No. 1 quarterback for 14 games, starting at halftime of the Week 5 loss to the Chargers. In those 14 games, Tebow has completed more than half his passes exactly twice. That’s a huge problem for the Broncos, no matter how many passionate defenders Tebow has.

For his part, Tebow was his usual optimistic self after the game.

“The run was a lot of fun,” Tebow said of the 2011 season. “A lot of ups and downs but we really try to block everything on the outside off and just enjoy the relationships with teammates and coaches, and work and try to get better. And I feel like we did that all year. We just didn’t put together a good enough performance tonight.”

Obviously, Tebow is capable of putting together good performances. He did it just last week against the Steelers. But is he capable of doing it consistently, week after week, frequently enough that the Broncos will be able to make the playoffs in years when a .500 record isn’t good enough to win the AFC West?

Maybe he will be good enough in the future, with good coaching and hard work. But he’s a long way from good enough right now. Tebow’s 9-of-26 effort in a 45-10 loss showed just how far he has to go.

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  1. Chris Ross says: Jan 15, 2012 12:43 AM

    Roller-coaster ride continues. Up and down, up and down. He needs to be more consistent. He showed he could throw the ball last week so there’s a lot to work with. Gonna be an interesting 8 months of debate.

    http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/tim-tebow-a-real-starting-quarterback/

  2. johnnyb216 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:45 AM

    A looooooooong ways if he can’t play better than that against one of the leagues worst defenses. Pains me to say because I’m a tebow supporter. They better have some kind of backup plan for next year.

  3. apooster says: Jan 15, 2012 12:45 AM

    I still believe in Tebow. It’s tough to beat the nephew of god (Brady).

  4. 2sausage11 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:45 AM

    amen

  5. yeahyeahyeahbono14 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:46 AM

    This just in: 43% of Americans now believe that God doesn’t love Tim Tebow anymore.

  6. redguy12588 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:47 AM

    Shows you how the stars alligned for the Broncos last week.

  7. kinguga says: Jan 15, 2012 12:47 AM

    He was under 50% against the Steelers last week. They just gave him the deep throws. He made them. That’s a credit to him, but any team with a brain can realize that he’s better on deep throws than anything else. Tebow has to show he can make the shorter passes on a consistent basis. Otherwise, decent teams will eat him alive.

  8. bjg5091 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:48 AM

    Was he even upset in the postgame interview/press conference. “The run was a lot of fun”??? That doesn’t sound like someone who cares about winning. I know he wants to win but you need to have a different attitude than that. You would never hear that out of Brady or Manning or Rodgers. They don’t accept losing. Tebow just did.

  9. masterflyguy says: Jan 15, 2012 12:49 AM

    ….and the planets have aligned

    ‘ppreciate it

  10. earthtopft says: Jan 15, 2012 12:49 AM

    Come on, the guy was playing with all new receivers pretty much. The only one who is any good is DeMaryius Thomas. Plus the offensive line is crap, it has been since Tebow got there. He had no protection at all. I won’t even get into the play calling. John Fox was fired from the last place team in the league a year ago. Deservedly so.

    The “pass pros” from the 2010 draft were Bradford, Clausen, and McCoy. How are they doing in their second year?

  11. skleech22 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:50 AM

    From watching the Patriots affiliate station CBS and Jim Nantz…. I was overwhelmed with just Patriot statistics and unable to get Tebow’s final numbers! Jim Nantz really needs to calm down a bit on his crush on Brady or is Kraft just paying him to call the game that way… I couldn’t tell who he was rooting for???

  12. magnumpei says: Jan 15, 2012 12:50 AM

    John 13:6

    “He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” ”

    Stone Cold says “Hell no!”

  13. noeffinway says: Jan 15, 2012 12:50 AM

    Really? That’s your quarterback?

  14. dolphincult says: Jan 15, 2012 12:51 AM

    bring in a midrange vet for competition. give em the clipboard back cuz he wont win the job outright.but the guy has more playoff wins then most of these so called better starters. you cant torch the guy.

  15. galbertkun says: Jan 15, 2012 12:52 AM

    I believe the last article on pft said that Tebow “earned” the right to start next season… False. You are entitled to nothing in the NFL off name alone. There should be an open QB competition between Tebow and Brady Quinn.

  16. Andre's Johnson says: Jan 15, 2012 12:52 AM

    The Patriots (including Bill Belichick) should have all Tebow’d after they kicked Von Miller’s ass on the sideline.

  17. Soulman45 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:55 AM

    You have to wonder is he really a QB if he is can a team win with him?

  18. jfodagreat says: Jan 15, 2012 12:55 AM

    Tebow time has expired

  19. yakuzafinger says: Jan 15, 2012 12:58 AM

    That was so bad that Jesus just unfriended Tebow on Facebook.

  20. snap0179 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:58 AM

    A long way

  21. kandh2004 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:00 AM

    I guess GOD was at the 49ers game cause he sure didn’t help Tebow today. Thank GOD this is over.

  22. cowhawkfan says: Jan 15, 2012 1:02 AM

    @Big5091…are you kidding? Have you not seen Tebow’s intensity on the field? You must not be paying attention. Perhaps you are blind and listening to the play by play? Say what you want about his passing skill, but he is a fierce competitor on the field. I wish Tony Romo had a quarter of that intensity!! Just because he’s not a sore loser and can leave it in the field doesnt mean he doesn’t want to win. I appreciate how hard he plays, his intensity, and his will to win. I equally appreciate that he demonstrates good sportsmanship afterwards, win or lose. I’m personally tired of the spoiled professional players who play half a$$ then complain afterwards. Tebow appears to give max effort leaves it all not the field, where it belongs.

  23. thejabronisayz says: Jan 15, 2012 1:04 AM

    Tebow definitely needs to improve on his passing, there is no doubt about that. But anyone who watched that game saw a POROUS offensive line that had pressure in Tebow’s face all day. An immobile QB would have been sacked countless times during plays that Tebow was able to turn into positive, or simply not-negative, yards. A quarterback is only as good as his offensive line.

    There is something seriously wrong with America these days; we live in a society where talentless losers like Snooki and Kim Kardashian are regarded as heroes, where guys like Tebow are crucified (pun intended) for no good reason. When he wins, the anti-Tebowists claim it’s because of his defense and the running attack. But when the Denver defense gives up 45 points, it’s Tebow’s fault. The media is anxiously awaiting his one slip-up, hoping that he fails. Well guess what? He failed tonight, so I suppose you got your wish. Good for you.

  24. nineroutsider says: Jan 15, 2012 1:06 AM

    Alex Smith is the real Tim Tebow. Don’t just trying to talk 9ers; just what he has done this year is amazing. Like Tebow, no one said he could do it. Unlike Tebow, Smith struggled for 5 long years!! Still, he gets little respect. He made huge plays today. Montana type plays in 9er lore. I am still on cloud 9!

    Think about it, 5 years being ripped. 5 years of being told what you can’t do. The fans called for David Carr. Jim Harbaugh turned him into the QB he is today. So proud of the guy.

    Tebow gets the fanfare, but he doesn’t deserve it yet.

  25. buckybadger says: Jan 15, 2012 1:06 AM

    People can defend Tebow all they want, they are wrong. Tebow doesn’t have the tools to play QB in the NFL. Is he a great athlete? Yes. Is he a great person? Appears so. Is he an NFL QB. Not even close to resembling one. He can’t pass and will never be consistent there. Almost half of his balls aren’t even a tight spiral. Can he improve? Of course but what is his ceiling? Do you want to spend three years grooming a guy who will always be an option QB?

    The option doesn’t work on this level. The more teams see it the more the will stop it. The NFL won’t change for Tebow, Tebow will have to change for it and he simply doesn’t have the raw skills to play QB at this level. Worked on other levels but it won’t work here.

    The playoff win vs a beat up Steeler team just set back the Broncos who have a good young core 2 years.

  26. lilrob10201 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:11 AM

    I think the Steelers would have had a better chance of beating the Patriots then the Broncos.

  27. GG Eden says: Jan 15, 2012 1:11 AM

    Did you notice the way Brady snubbed Tebow after the game for the ritual hand-shake etc. Tebow was wandering around looking for people to congratulate, etc, but Brady delayed going on to the field and then got in an interview, then bolted for the lockerroom.

  28. iknowzeroaboutsports says: Jan 15, 2012 1:12 AM

    Looks like Bill Belichick’s clipboard put the beat down on Tim Tebow’s man in the sky.

  29. GG Eden says: Jan 15, 2012 1:12 AM

    Also, John Elway is very happy now. Now he can trade Tebow to the Jaguars and draft/acquire a protypical pocket-passing QB.

  30. cmdrbuffalo says: Jan 15, 2012 1:13 AM

    The guy doesn’t have an NFL arm, and I’m not convinced he can be coached up.

    There are plenty of rag-arms starting in the NFL – Kyle Orton is an excellent example – with varying degrees of success. He has other skills, it might be possible to work around arm-strength / throwing motion.

    But Tebow will always be a quarterback you can win with, never a quarterback you can win because of.

  31. drewsylvania says: Jan 15, 2012 1:15 AM

    Humiliation.

  32. buckybadger says: Jan 15, 2012 1:15 AM

    galbertkun says:
    Jan 15, 2012 12:52 AM
    I believe the last article on pft said that Tebow “earned” the right to start next season… False. You are entitled to nothing in the NFL off name alone. There should be an open QB competition between Tebow and Brady Quinn.

    ———–

    Quinn can’t play either. They need to bring in some one else. If you can go get Manning you are a Super Bowl contender if he is healthy. I also think they should look at Shaun Hill who will be a FA at the end of the year.

  33. st1llerz1 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:15 AM

    The stars aligned last week against the Steelers and Tebow hit some deep passes. Tonight’s game was much more representative of this kids ability to play quarterback in the NFL.

    He was gifted half the victories he got this year and that’s not going to continue. It’ll take a lot more than prayer to make this guy an NFL quarterback. He’s a tight end trying to play quarterback.

    Tebow got Roethlisberger on one leg. The Steelers lost two defensive lineman before halftime and the starting safety, and leading tackler, couldn’t play because of a blood disease. Add that to the fact that he showed a tiny bit of accuracy for almost the first time in his limited and history and the stars aligned.

    Glad it’s over. If I had to read these ridiculous stories for one more week I might have sworn off this site.

    Great game by the Patriots. They’ll go as far as that crappy defense will take them. I wouldn’t expect either of the two teams left in the AFC to be able to go into Gillette and take them out. However, I’m afraid the Super Bowl might be another story.

    GO STEELERS!

  34. malcolmsbeard says: Jan 15, 2012 1:17 AM

    Voiceless fan says: Sorry, didn’t get the memo that every other breathless comment from sportscasters has to be about Teabag. Plz stop now. It’s just as annoying as the Favre adulation.
    Thank you,
    Signed, I Know You Won’t Listen

  35. gdeli says: Jan 15, 2012 1:19 AM

    He isn’t the best of course but he’s got class and really good attitude. Yes, I can see how his goly gee comments bug tough football guys but he is sincere and handled the loss better than his teammate who hit a big lineman crazily. Good for tebow. I am bummed his ride is over but i am honest and knew they wouldn’t beat the patriots.

  36. jppforprez says: Jan 15, 2012 1:19 AM

    I’m so sick of this already-please I beg just stop talking about it- he won enough games this season to justify getting another year as the starter it’s as plain and simple as that- if every NFL qb was given as short of a leash at the media gives Tebow, every team other then the Saints, Patriots Packers would be starting a new QB every 3 weeks.

  37. savagenation2011 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:21 AM

    none you know squat about football.
    Tebow doesnt play defense. Tebow doesnt play offensive line where he had 2 seconds to to throw while Brady had all day. He has no weapons except DT.

    Brady on the Broncos does NOTHING and gets killed

  38. dirtdawg55 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:22 AM

    The best part of the post game interview with Tebow was when he said meeting with some child (he does that before every game) was even better than winning. Yes. He really said that.

    Does he deserve credit for bringing some joy to a child’s life? Yes. But only if you are then equally circumspect of why he chooses to raise the issue. Let’s be clear on what happened. He brought the issue up without prompting (interview is on NFL Network). Just a little self promotion me thinks. If he truly was humble and wrapped up in God’s glory he wouldn’t feel the need to promote his good deeds now, would he?

    But maybe I am wrong. Maybe somewhere down the line the saying turned from “Praise the Lord” to “Praise Teblow”.

  39. fmwarner says: Jan 15, 2012 1:24 AM

    I’m not sure he’s a starting QB, but he deserves some rope. He can throw the deep ball, he can run, he can lead. He’s got the hard parts down. Making the short throw accurately is usually the one thing bad quarterbacks can do, so logic says he should be able to learn it. We have to remember that he only has one season’s worth of starts. Guys like Marino and Newton that are great right away are pretty rare.

  40. savagenation2011 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:24 AM

    where were u God-Hating Tebow hating posters last week when he beat the Steelers?

    ….crickets

  41. coolgato13 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:25 AM

    From now on, any mention of the word Tebow on TV = hit the mute button or change the channel.
    Let`s start showing more respect to the dozens of other talented, hard-working, dedicated players who still have a shot at a championship this season .

  42. oscojoe says: Jan 15, 2012 1:27 AM

    Like most 2 year QB’s Tewbow needs to make improvements. I believe he will continue to grow. He will never be a Brady, Bree’s or Rodgers.

    His intangiables are just as good. When his career is over it will be better then current QB’s such as Sanches, Flacco, Smith & others.

    Tebow is a winner on & off the field.

  43. patpatriotagain says: Jan 15, 2012 1:29 AM

    Tebow is a family-friendly Jamarcus Russell.

  44. steelbreeze676 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:30 AM

    After watching this season I realize that Tebow and I have something in common. No matter how much we pray to God, neither of us has the talent to be an NFL quarterback.

    Hopefully we can stop hearing his name, it’s like crappy college football somehow infected the NFL this year.

    Glad it’s over.

  45. thegreatness34 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:31 AM

    I like the kid. Great attitude and work ethic. But make him a tight end. He’s not a long term NFL qb. Heck if my bears had a running back who didn’t have 2 consecutive brain farts, Denver wouldn’t have made the playoffs. He was a great story this year. But Brady made him look like a pop Warner qb.

  46. sophiethegreatdane says: Jan 15, 2012 1:31 AM

    The mighty Steelers lost to these guys? Wow.

    Timmy Time is over and frankly, I need the break.

  47. mystereo says: Jan 15, 2012 1:32 AM

    8-8 and Tebow is enough to win the AFC West. Remember that the Chargers are being run by Dumb (A.J. Smith) and Dumber (Norv Turner) and the Raiders will keep the coaching carousel moving while the Chiefs continue to spend their time deciding whether to be The Patriots West or an NFL franchise.

  48. 3yardsandacloud says: Jan 15, 2012 1:32 AM

    This kid has started 14 NFL games. 14. Cut him some slack. Peyton only completed 56% of his passes through his first 16 games, and Tebow will never be Manning (with 3 wins). Consider Bradford completed 53% this year (with 1 win), Trent Dilfer was around 50% after two seasons (with 7 wins) and Steve Young was at 52% (with 3 wins)

    Tebow? 47% with 8 wins. 14 games (8-6).

    The Denver Broncos coaches and management did a terrible job utilizing what Tebow does best. They constantly run on first down (22/23 against Pittsburgh), and put Tebow under center. Watch him play, he is much better in the shotgun and throwing on first down gets him in a groove.

    Tim Tebow is not a perfect passer and he does have to work at it; however, the criticism far outweighs his body of work. He’s young; 14 games is hardly anything in the NFL and he needs a staff that buys into an unconventional offense.

    I cannot believe anyone would rather see Quinn (52% completion rate, 3-9 record)

  49. buzzbissinger says: Jan 15, 2012 1:33 AM

    If the Steelers wouldn’t have got caught with their pants around their ankles on a 5 yard slant, we wouuld not be having this conversation.

  50. ahs2 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:35 AM

    If I showed a rational person a QB with a 46.5% completion percentage for 1,700 yards, 12 TDs, 6 interceptions and 13 fumbles for a QB rating of 79% and won 8 games, that rational person would come to two conclusions…

    1) The team had other strengths that compensated for poor QB play

    2) The team needs to find a QB who can throw and control the ball to take them past .500

  51. ahs2 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:35 AM

    QB rating of 79…

  52. tigobitties says: Jan 15, 2012 1:37 AM

    Tebow has earned nothing but the notion of letting someone else get a shot. Ya he won a bunch of games that I loved to see him win. It made it fun to pay attention to. I wanted him to win tonight. But if he didn’t I wasn’t gonna be broken hearted about it. Thats it. I’m a viking fan so I have not relation to this story other than knowing the qb that should have a shot is their 3rd string qb. which is Adam Weber. Which can make throws Tebow can’t. Is athletic as Tebow. He didn’t have a great college career because he didn’t have a consecutive offensive coordinator or coach for more than 1 year at a time. 2 people as a rube I wished the Vikes woulda taken. I thought Decker would be good but he surpassed my expectations. The Broncos have everything that can make a good team except a goood QB. Imagine what this team coulda done with a good NFL QB. A good D. A good Run Game. Decent Wide Receivers. All you need is a more than cable QB. I like Tebow but he is not a consistent cable QB. The playoffs seperate the men from the boys. And this is what Brady did tonight. A real NFL QB.
    Sorry for the rambling, I only seem to post after a decent night of drinking.

  53. chargersfan13 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:38 AM

    How about we switch offensive line play and let Tebow throw with the pocket Brady was afforded tonight.

    Its laughable to read this article and so many of your comments talking about how done Tebow is now.

    He got zero protection against the NE pass rush.

    He was off target a lot this season but he showed improvement throughout. And if you didn’t actually watch you wouldn’t also know that he had a large amount of drops as well.

    I agree Tebow is no Tom Brady but this article is asinine.

  54. robyesno says: Jan 15, 2012 1:40 AM

    Do you really think this was just about football? How wonderful it was to have faith in God and Christ be the topic of conversation in the nation instead of the insignificant fluff we have to digest. Thanks Tim, believers had fun. And for the majority of haters for whatever reason? Let’s talk FOOTBALL – remember most of your teams with “great” QBs didn’t make it this far. HA! And I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen!

  55. heyzeus143 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:41 AM

    see you in Denver Timmah , maybe, go steelers

  56. warriorpriest77 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:42 AM

    Super Bowl 24…1989-90 season…

    John Elway, yes that John Elway loses to the San Francisco 49′s by 45 points, which is still a Super Bowl record for the most points separating the winning and losing teams.

    Unless any of you are suggesting that Tom Brady is a much, much worse QB than Joe Montana, apparently Elway shoulda been kicked out on his ass immediately following the game.

    Elway was already a proven veteran of 6 years, not a second year pro who had never started a game. And while this years Broncos barely managed to get to the playoffs, Elways 89 squad had a winning record, and was dominant throughout the playoffs.

    Oh and Elways comment after the game during his press conference…he wanted to go to the Super Bowl every year even if he kept losing…Hmmm…doesn’t sound like he cared too much about winning.

    Oh and just to specifically address the ridiculous comment from “galbertkun”…you don’t have a QB competition when one of your QB’s is a proven winner and the other is a proven loser. Tebow did ABSOLUTELY EARN the right to start next year. If he loses 6 games in a row to start next season then you start to think about making a change. You don’t make him compete for his spot, when he has re-invigorated your fan base, won all but 3 of his starts, and wins his first ever playoff game against one of the best teams in the league for the last 10 years, against a multiple Super Bowl winnner, and one of the best defensive coordinators ever. Oh and one more damn thing…Tebow can’t play defense!!! All the mother effing points the Patriots put up today don’t have a whole helluva lot to do with him.

  57. broncfolife says: Jan 15, 2012 1:42 AM

    And maybe the pft writers will be good enough in the future to write a credible story. But they are a long way from good enough right now.

  58. chief67 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:48 AM

    I hope the Broncos bet the entire franchise on the fabulous Tebow !

  59. jrobitaille23 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:48 AM

    I must have missed the part where Tebow was playing defense and allowed 6 TD passes. Listen, he is a second year QB who has had to adjust and reinvent his game for the pros. He took his team farther than Newton or Dalton who have same amount of starts as him. He has had to overcome a front office who doesn’t believe in him, trades away his number one receiver, and refuses to put him in position to succeed with predictable play calling. He plays behind a terrible pass protect O line. He needs time to develop. Not sure where all the hatred comes from. Tebow didn’t lose the game today by a long shot. Nor did he single handedly win last week in Pittsburgh. If he is still inconsistent next year and they don’t make the playoffs then he will most likely be replaced. My money is on him proving people wrong like he has done every step of the way.

  60. 4t9er says: Jan 15, 2012 1:52 AM

    The Broncos defense should have played better, they didn’t have an answer to those TEs.

  61. ahs2 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:53 AM

    This is the NFL where the master plan for the next season usually doesn’t include conducting fundamental-based on-the-job training with your STARTING QB…you’re constantly looking for a replacement at this point!

    He has earned the title going into camp until he’s knocked out…again by the other two arms!!

  62. horntoady says: Jan 15, 2012 1:54 AM

    I thought the Denver defense gave up 45 points?

  63. weepingjebus says: Jan 15, 2012 1:56 AM

    I like Tebow, but it was foolish to think he could match Short Haircut Brady. And the Broncos had no pass rush or competent coverage; this was hardly Tebow’s fault.

    Hats off to Belichick and his staff for getting the Patriots revved up into 5th gear. That was the Pats D I’ve been missing since 2005.

  64. nuclearwarfare says: Jan 15, 2012 1:58 AM

    Tebow was who we thought he was.

  65. dkampling says: Jan 15, 2012 2:05 AM

    If there was ever proof that history has a way of “repeating” itself from time to time.

    Super Bowl 24: 49ers 55 Broncos 10

    Joe Montana 22-29 297 YDS 5 TD
    John Elway 10-26 108 YDS 0 TD 2 INT

    Tonight: Patriots 45 Broncos 10

    Tom Brady 26-34 363 YDS 6 TD 1 INT
    Tim Tebow 9-26 136 YDS 0 TD 0 INT

    John Elway better take a really long look into the mirror as should every fair weather Tim Tebow fan before saying his career as a starting Quarterback in the NFL is over, he will return next year and be the most dominant Quarterback in the league.

  66. fredegrar says: Jan 15, 2012 2:08 AM

    Yes, Tebow and the rest of the Broncos have a long way to go before they’re an “elite” team, but so what? John Elway – drafted 1983; first super bowl appearance 1987, first super bowl victory 19-f’ing-98; and still a first ballot hall-of-famer.

    Only time will tell if Tebow is anything special. Don’t hate. Someday Tebow could be deserving of the same kind of praise Brady’s getting now… or he could be a footnote. Gotta love football.

  67. nflfannj says: Jan 15, 2012 2:09 AM

    As Brady mentioned: you have to be consistent in practice to become a proficient pocket passer. turning on a switch during gametime just doesn’t work.

  68. CKL says: Jan 15, 2012 2:09 AM

    earthtopft says:
    Jan 15, 2012 12:49 AM
    Come on, the guy was playing with all new receivers pretty much. The only one who is any good is DeMaryius Thomas. Plus the offensive line is crap, it has been since Tebow got there. He had no protection at all. I won’t even get into the play calling. John Fox was fired from the last place team in the league a year ago. Deservedly so.

    The “pass pros” from the 2010 draft were Bradford, Clausen, and McCoy. How are they doing in their second year?
    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Well what do you know? Skip Bayless posts here! :)

    Anyone else watching NFLN and getting a laugh every time McNabb discuses Qbs’ low completion %s?

    I don’t knock TT for sounding like he did in his postgame. I believe he IS a fierce competitor and you see it on the field. But he is also not a publicly sore loser. I see nothing wrong with how he handled himself. He made no excuses and showed a lot of class towards his opponents. I wish him well and think he’s a good kid.

    His HC is another matter. Loved those sneaky little comments he slid in there about injuries limiting them “though that’s neither here nor there.” Dude, you crushed anything your team had hope wise when you went for that FG in the third Q. Good going.

  69. bleed4philly says: Jan 15, 2012 2:09 AM

    Thanks for a very entertaining season, mr tebow. I hope you play better next year.

  70. dangonavyboy says: Jan 15, 2012 2:10 AM

    bottom line is tebow isnt a qb…he is a wildcat qb..and like the wildcat he had his run and it has ended..but guess what..the broncos and there fans wont give up on timmy until next year when they start the season 0-6 and everyone is crying to start brady quinn or whatever qb elway drafts this year cause we all know that elway is going to draft a qb..and then all the bronco fans are going to bash him for it…thats why its sooo hard to talk to any bronco fans…they are soo tebowmania its retarded..i have even had bronco fans tell me they would take tebow over either mannings…rodgers..brady..romo..rivers.. i just laugh so hard they get mad then say i dont know nothing about football..but yet im the one who would take any of those qbs over tebow in a heartbeat…yes im retarded bronco fans

  71. fringetastic says: Jan 15, 2012 2:14 AM

    I’m not a fan of Tebow (and hate the media attention) but their defense was the bigger letdown tonight, though both sides didn’t perform well.

  72. ahs2 says: Jan 15, 2012 2:23 AM

    Correction, I said he had a rating of 79, that would actually be 72.9…at that level, I guess it doesn’t really matter!

  73. pack15forever says: Jan 15, 2012 2:26 AM

    What will Skip Bayless on ESPN say now? I know…it was the defense, the coaches don’t want Tebow to succeed, Elway hates him, his receivers suck….Anything but the fact that Tim Tebow is not ready for prime time as he has awful mechanics and cannot throw the ball. I do not dislike Tim Tebow as a person. On the contrary, I think he is sincere and down to earth but Bayless and ESPN have made a lot of people dislike him because of the way they have used him to prop up their ratings.

  74. ahs2 says: Jan 15, 2012 2:27 AM

    I love those comparisons to Elway’s younger years…yeah, he’s Elway…or the similarities to Steve Young. Keep telling yourselves that…delusional!!

  75. ahs2 says: Jan 15, 2012 2:29 AM

    savagenation2011 says:
    Jan 15, 2012 1:24 AM
    where were u God-Hating Tebow hating posters last week when he beat the Steelers?
    ____________________________

    Right here, lips!!

  76. jigwig13 says: Jan 15, 2012 2:30 AM

    First let me say yea boi let’s go niners two more wins is all we need this yr…now to the story I watch this game and its not on tebow..yes he could have played better but I seen dropped passes, an oline pass protection was horrible seen him running for his life and I also seen a bunch of wr that can not get separation from a db to save their life or tebows…this game is not on him…imo I think ppl ride him so much is because of the media hyping everything up talking about him so much which isn’t his fault…don’t get why so many ppl wanna see some one fail a good guy at..but they do say nice guys finish last which sucks

  77. jasonfinfan says: Jan 15, 2012 2:32 AM

    He will be fine, He led his team to a divisional playoff game in his first real year starting and WITHOUT AN OFFSEASON to work with coaches and Players..

    Let him work with his coaches this offseason, maybe they can cater some more things to his strength, work on his mechanics.. Then judge him , I personally think he did a hell of a job considering all the Pressure and things going on.

  78. mystereo says: Jan 15, 2012 2:32 AM

    Tebow is STILL better than Mark Sanchez.

  79. ahs2 says: Jan 15, 2012 2:34 AM

    GG Eden says:
    Jan 15, 2012 1:11 AM
    Did you notice the way Brady snubbed Tebow after the game for the ritual hand-shake etc. Tebow was wandering around looking for people to congratulate, etc, but Brady delayed going on to the field and then got in an interview, then bolted for the lockerroom.
    ____________________________

    Yeah, no cameramen/reporters ran to Tebow after the loss (sarcasm implied)…are you blind?!

  80. broncfolife says: Jan 15, 2012 2:36 AM

    Denver went further then 26 other teams. With a qb who’s basically a rookie. If he’s crap, then what’s your vet qb?

    Nice run for a team that lossed 12 last season.
    To bad Tebow was the only player that showed up

  81. mymorningstory says: Jan 15, 2012 2:37 AM

    Talk all the crap you want on Tebow .. The fact is the man earned him self a full mini camp & season as the starter next year for the broncos.

    So let’s just get 1 thing straight.. You will have to hope & pray, he has A LOT more games like this next year, otherwise he’ll find himself in the play offs again w/ you crapping about his pass percentage.

  82. ahs2 says: Jan 15, 2012 2:39 AM

    fmwarner says:
    Jan 15, 2012 1:24 AM
    I’m not sure he’s a starting QB, but he deserves some rope. He can throw the deep ball.
    ____________________________

    No, he doesn’t throw a good deep ball. His passes graze the moon and drop straight down. A good deep ball is a bit flat a’la Rogers Brees, Stafford. last week was dumb luck, let’s not go overboard!

  83. nflfannj says: Jan 15, 2012 2:43 AM

    …thats why its sooo hard to talk to any bronco fans…they are soo tebowmania its retarded..

    Being a Broncos fan, I am a voice of the minority who does not believe that Tebow is the answer.

    The team gave hope to the country of the Denver Broncos but the true fans, as Jaguars owner would define, demanded Tebow and got a reality check…that Elway was correct when he stated that you have to win from the pocket…as so demonstrated by THE….Tom Brady, #199 pick

  84. aaronrwest says: Jan 15, 2012 2:43 AM

    Yeah, Smith, he’s not putting up the numbers he should be. Like Brees, who’s a-hole the noses of everybody at PFT are so far up along with Rodgers and Brady, who put up over 60 passes today. That’s what a quarterback is supposed to be doing in this league, right? Do they make a “football for dumbies” book? I’ll buy you guys a copy…

    14/28
    123 yds
    0 TDs
    4 int
    2 sacks
    22.5 QB rating

    Tom Brady’s stats in his second or third year as the Pats starting QB. Week 1 vs Buffalo. I bet that guy was labeled a bust all week by Sportscenter and PFT……

  85. timegambit says: Jan 15, 2012 2:55 AM

    A miracle was performed. They were blessed with 10 points. I’m not sure how they scored 10 points. McGahee’s feet weren’t even on the ground when he scored….Not rising from the dead good, but pretty rare.

  86. tatum064 says: Jan 15, 2012 3:18 AM

    bjg5091 says:
    Jan 15, 2012 12:48 AM
    Was he even upset in the postgame interview/press conference. “The run was a lot of fun”??? That doesn’t sound like someone who cares about winning. I know he wants to win but you need to have a different attitude than that. You would never hear that out of Brady or Manning or Rodgers. They don’t accept losing. Tebow just did.

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

    I’ll say this. Merrill Hoge gasped a big sigh of relief didn’t he?

    That dude was NOWHERE to be found after the Steeler upset was he?

    Skip Bayless will be a hoot to hear next week.

    This only makes me hope its a Ravens-Patriots finale – love to see T-Sizzle and Brady go at each other.

  87. tatum064 says: Jan 15, 2012 3:19 AM

    earthtopft says:
    Jan 15, 2012 12:49 AM
    Come on, the guy was playing with all new receivers pretty much. The only one who is any good is DeMaryius Thomas. Plus the offensive line is crap, it has been since Tebow got there. He had no protection at all. I won’t even get into the play calling. John Fox was fired from the last place team in the league a year ago. Deservedly so.

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

    Wow. Didn’t take you guys long to jump off the bandwagon, didnt it?

    So..when do the “Fire John Fox” billboards go up?

    Pathetic. You lead the league in rushing, surrender monkey.

  88. tatum064 says: Jan 15, 2012 3:21 AM

    skleech22 says:
    Jan 15, 2012 12:50 AM
    From watching the Patriots affiliate station CBS and Jim Nantz…. I was overwhelmed with just Patriot statistics and unable to get Tebow’s final numbers! Jim Nantz really needs to calm down a bit on his crush on Brady or is Kraft just paying him to call the game that way… I couldn’t tell who he was rooting for???
    =======================
    He’s that way for Phillip Rivers, as well. He gushed over Chris Johnson , when he ripped off runs.

    He’s just that way. The only condescending, finger waggers are Aikman, Buck and Billick over on Fox. Nantz spreads the enthusiasm evenly.

  89. raiderfan24 says: Jan 15, 2012 3:22 AM

    It was obvious that Tebow had a BAD game. Any QB in the NFL would have had a BAD game if they were playing for the Broncos tonight. A QB could use a couple of seconds to get a pass off or even attempt to look down field for a receiver. The Bronco linemen played as if they were paid off. They couldn’t block worth nothing and seemed to just let the Patriots defense just skip right on through. PATHETIC!! Oh well. What’s done is done and Tebow and his team will have to go home but just for the record, all those who jump on the band wagon to bash Tebow and his performance couldn’t do any better against the Patriots tonight. You did what you could with what you had Tim, you and I both know who we really need to dedicate ourselves to. God Bless

  90. tatum064 says: Jan 15, 2012 3:37 AM

    mystereo says:
    Jan 15, 2012 1:32 AM
    8-8 and Tebow is enough to win the AFC West. Remember that the Chargers are being run by Dumb (A.J. Smith) and Dumber (Norv Turner) and the Raiders will keep the coaching carousel moving while the Chiefs continue to spend their time deciding whether to be The Patriots West or an NFL franchise.

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

    Puh-leaze. The Broncos were a lucky participant to even get in – Marion Barber’s fumble was the “lightning from the sky” that got you over, and you still lost a horrific 7-3 team to “The Patriots West”

    McKenzie and the Raiders will be back to reclaim the division – there have been frauds occupying it the last 4 or 5 years.

  91. biggpoppa says: Jan 15, 2012 3:39 AM

    Everyone forgets that Tebow was essentially a rookie this year. Does he have to improve? Yes! And he knows this. People will continue to say that he can’t cut it, but what he did in his 1st year as a starter was pretty damn amazing! Alex Smith got his 1st playoff win today in his 7th NFL season. Matt Stafford, considered by many to be one of the games elite qb’s, is in his 3rd season and finally made the playoffs, but no wins yet though! Eli Manning, absolutely one of today’s elite QBs, went to the playoffs his second year, but didn’t win a game until his 4th season. Peyton, didn’t win a playoff game till his 5th season. Aaron Rogers didnt get a playoff win till his 6th season, 3rd as a starter. I could go on, but the point is that all year long people have said that Tebow sucks and that he can’t be an NFL QB and this and that despite the fact that his career has started out better than some of the games “elite”. Give the kid a break, I mean if he doesnt show improvement year over year then let him have it, but damn, it was his 1st freakin year as the starter. Go Tebow!!

  92. tatum064 says: Jan 15, 2012 3:41 AM

    John Elway better take a really long look into the mirror as should every fair weather Tim Tebow fan before saying his career as a starting Quarterback in the NFL is over, he will return next year and be the most dominant Quarterback in the league.
    ===========================
    Your out of your mind. He’s a “one-trick pony” that the league milked for ratings and blog threads. They talked the guy up to bring him right down CRASHING to earth.

    He’s a competitor and he got them to believe, but the clock struck 12.

    Elway will not only draft a QB, he’ll get a Free agent as well.

    You do understand they have to completely tailor the offense around him, right?

    Most dominant Quarterback in the league? Could you be any more myopic?!

  93. turdfurgerson68 says: Jan 15, 2012 3:46 AM

    I don’t believe Tebow has that far to go at all…

    Doesn’t the city of Denver have an Arena League franchise?

    Tebow won’t even have to leave the city!

    See, not far to go at all.

  94. lgwelsh1 says: Jan 15, 2012 5:09 AM

    It not like the Denver franchise has suffered under Tebow’s leadership. He filled the stands, sold millions in merchandise for them, put the city back on the football map….oh yeah and he actually made the post season and won a playoff game. ( He didn’t even start the entire season )

    I say it was a GREAT year for the Denver franchise on and off the field.

  95. Herb says: Jan 15, 2012 5:16 AM

    Savagenation2011: stop trying to be profound; you’re not. None of us knows squat about football, eh? Just you, huh? You dope…if you think that was a starting QB-caliber performance then you know absolutely zero about football. Or your last name is Tebow.

  96. lucimorland says: Jan 15, 2012 5:22 AM

    Tebow has two of the best young tackles in the game. This crap about his line sucking is just that — crap.

    He had no time to throw because the Pats game plan was to put 9 men in there and make Tebow throw the ball. They were stopping the run and flooding Tebow with attackers.

    Because Tebow fails at throwing the ball, the defense was able to get in his face all game long…and there wasn’t a damn thing Timmy could do about it.

  97. KIR says: Jan 15, 2012 5:29 AM

    Tebow won against the Steelers because the defensive coordinator was so arrogant and had so little respect for Tebow as a NFL QB that he put in a high school defensive game plan. Tebow and the Broncos exploited it and barley won. Sorry Steelers fans love Dick LeBeau but if we’re going to give him the praise he’s got to take the criticism.

    The NFL will expose you for who you really are and Tebow is who we thought he was. First time I saw anger from Captain America when things not going so great. I don’t wish bad on him but he just doesn’t have the skill set to be a successful NFL QB. Next season will be his last season as an NFL QB. I’m interested in seeing how he’s going to handle failure. IMO he could be the greatest H-back the league has ever seen. Pride, however, has been the Kryptoniteto to many including the deeply religious.

  98. bitsinmotion says: Jan 15, 2012 5:56 AM

    “I must have missed the part where Tebow was playing defense and allowed 6 TD passes”

    I guess I missed the part where New England would have needed more than two of them.

  99. bitsinmotion says: Jan 15, 2012 5:58 AM

    “he will return next year and be the most dominant Quarterback in the league.”

    Thanks, I needed a good laugh.

  100. thewizardofbs says: Jan 15, 2012 6:02 AM

    Tebow couldn’t hit the ocean if he was standing on the beach. He will never be a QB but him and the Broncos are too stubborn to admin it. Make him a tight end and he will be an all-pro.

  101. randomguy9999 says: Jan 15, 2012 6:31 AM

    Tebow was never a QB, not even close…. his per game averages are worst in the league… and theyve been in the basement the whole time…. he was never good…

    Denver fans better hope Elway has a brain and doesn’t listen to the “he’s earned a chance to start” unbelievable delusional craziness because they will be in for a world of pain next year if he does fall for that.

  102. raiderredleg says: Jan 15, 2012 6:37 AM

    Tebow is the 21st century Trent Dilfer…Build a great defense around him like Dilfer had with the Ravens and he will win alot of games because he rarely makes big mistakes (like Brees did today).

    He will NEVER be Tom Brady or Peyton Manning…If the Broncos want him to be their starting QB they need to realize that and build a great running offense and defense around him.

    A LOT is riding on this offseason for him…Broncos need to bring in some competition either via Free Agency (Jason Campbell?) or the draft (Brandon Weeden if he slips into the 3rd round?) for him and see how hard he works to keep his job.

  103. raiderredleg says: Jan 15, 2012 6:46 AM

    As a life long Raider fan I chuckle at all the storylines about Tebow and God (with God guiding TT on every game winning drive).

    God doesn’t care about football…If he did the Raiders would have never won a Super Bowl and Tom Brady (who left his ex-girlfriend three months pregnant to marry a supermodel) wouldn’t have won three Super Bowls himself (and certainly wouldn’t have throw 5 TDs against TT’s team in one half)!

  104. pleazenufalready says: Jan 15, 2012 6:51 AM

    @robyesno –”Do you really think this was just about football? How wonderful it was to have faith in God and Christ be the topic of conversation in the nation instead of the insignificant fluff we have to digest. Thanks Tim, believers had fun. And for the majority of haters for whatever reason? Let’s talk FOOTBALL – remember most of your teams with “great” QBs didn’t make it this far. HA! And I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen!”
    —————————————————
    So many people have it wrong…it’s not necessarily Tebow that is hated, it’s his moronic supporters (like the above comment). Just stop yourself….do you really think some mythical old-fart in the sky cares about football! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….you people need to make up your mind on this fairytale stuff….when there’s a tragedy like an earthquake or tsunami, the response is always “well, god doesn’t micromanage”…..and yet he cares about football…..please

  105. lichnor says: Jan 15, 2012 6:57 AM

    This goes to show how far the Steelers need to go.

    Steelers struggle, kicking and screaming, to get north of 20 points on a regular basis. With all the supposed “weapons” they have, this is inexcusable. They need to change that, fast, but won’t. Their OC is coming back and they will draft defense first, count on it, even though they desperately need OL help.

    Hell, BUFFALO put 40 on the Broncos…..AND held them to 14 points.

    Worst playoff loss in Steelers history.

    Side note: I got a kick out of Phil Simms, during the steelers/broncos game, atlking about head coaching positions and how Bruce Arians name is never mentioned……yea….there’s a reason for that….

  106. iluvwikileaks says: Jan 15, 2012 7:02 AM

    I wanted the Broncos to beat the Patriots. But, Tom Brady is a real quarterback. One of the greats that can come thru in the clutch…most of the time.

    Baby Jesus, on the other hand, is nothing but hype. Mainly because of his pension to wear his religion on his sleeve. Much to the shagrin of any real football fan that knows something about the game.

    Bottom line. Tebow is just not very good. Never will be. It was disrespectul to give him so much glowing media coverage in the past week while basically ignoring one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Shame on the media. And, shame on all the dizzy religeous fanatics who just couldn’t resist hopping on the Tebow Express.

    I am a Steelers fan. I wonder how the Hell the Steelers lost to this team. I may not like the Patriots. But, at least I respect them as an organization. I can’t say that about Tebow and the Broncos. Problem with society today; you can be made a superstar even when you have little talent. Look around. Reality stars and the like bcoming famous. For what? For nothing.

    The deserving team won last night. Now, can we please put Tebow and The Bible away for awhile?

  107. xmgmx says: Jan 15, 2012 7:03 AM

    Dirtdawg …. YOU ARE SPOT ON! Correct, Hit the nail on the head…. call it what you want. This guy is eating it up (and trying to generate) the attention. Look at last week, running across the field until he noticed two camera men shadowing him, then he drops to a knee. I am soooooo glad they got their a**es kicked.

  108. insider7 says: Jan 15, 2012 7:06 AM

    All of you Tebow fans can now drink that strong cup of “Shut the F Up”!

    This guy is horrible. A 30% completion percentage in a playoff game! Are you serious?! He lost 4 of his last 5 games with a miserable completion percentage.

    He’s a fad and fads don’t last for long. If I want to win converts, I’ll call Tiny Tim Tebow. But if I want to win playoff games and Super Bowl titles, I’ll call Tom Terrific.

  109. jpb12 says: Jan 15, 2012 7:12 AM

    Brady is better

  110. mrjay37 says: Jan 15, 2012 7:21 AM

    correct me if I’m wrong but how many of yu have played QB in the NFL…..I’m sure there aren’t many in the room probably neither better yet how many of yu played football past high school….numbers looking small, until yu have played te game on the next level your opinion on what position a player can play or wat potential a player has is null and void. Some of yu same people sayin he sucks Tebow can’t play were the same people who said oh Jimmy Clausen is going to be the best QB….he is most qualified blah blah blah, the dude is a dreaming second year QB the man is still learning the game its called growing pains where was peyton manning his 2nd year in the league I’m sure he wasn’t in the playoffs Hell Tom Brady was on the Bench as well as Aaron Rodgers…am I saying he is going to be as great as them…no there skill sets are different….but he has potential to grow into greatness….nobody is at their prime when they are at the beginning of their career….anybody hats truly played the game on the next level or with any football sense would no that….he has proving he can find a way to win with minimal traditional QB attributes….so as/if he progresses and matures over the years combine that with that attributes he proved this season….he might be the most lethal QB along with Cam Newton in the future guys that can throw the ball multiple times make a defensive coordinators change to nickel or dime personnel and then he gashes you with his running ability and physicality…..And stop making slide comments about my religion God loves everyone no matter what social status you are he even loves yu who pokes fun at how serious Tebow is about Christianity…God does not choose sides all that matters to him is that he is glorified throughout the whole thing….what willed Tebow to his many victories was his God given ability and the fact that many non Christians wish so bad for because the Bible states that God will use your enemies as your stepping stool, and that no one can touch Gods annoited…that doesn’t go just for Tebow that’s for every Christian who believes and guess what I BELIEVE!!!!

  111. tomsd1 says: Jan 15, 2012 7:24 AM

    Ok all you naysayers with short memories: What was Denver doing before Tebow started? Nothing, Nada, Squat, Zilch.

    Then they make the playoffs – and what did Denver do in the playoffs? Beat the mighty Steeler D.

    How much time did Tebow have to throw v. the Pats? None.

    How many starts has Tebow had? Less than a full season.

    Give him a real training camp and and another year and see what he can do for the Broncs – as hey – they don’t have any other real options.

  112. kingpel says: Jan 15, 2012 7:26 AM

    Mike Vick playoff wins: 2
    Tim Tebow playoff wins: 1

    He is measuring up well to other running QB’s after only 1 season at the position.

  113. Chairman Al says: Jan 15, 2012 7:31 AM

    Here’s my issue. There are many people who are saying it wasn’t Tebow’s fault and you can’t blame him for how horrible they Broncos played all-around.

    HOWEVER, how many of those people were the ones saying that the success of the Broncos was due to Tebow inspiring them to play better? He didn’t kick Prater’s 59 and 50 yard field goals to beat Chicago, but he got the press. He didn’t cause the sacks, forced fumbles, of interceptions that the defense made, but he was the talk of the day about how the team played so ‘inspired’ under him.

    Well? What happened yesterday? Where was the inspiration? Did anyone else catch him freaking out after he was sacked in the 4th? He got up and appeared very animated at his teammates. Would have loved to have him mic’d for that one.

    Yesterday’s game wasn’t all Tebow’s fault. For me to say that would mean that the rest of the season’s success was mostly due to him, not an iron-legged kicker, a solid defense with a nasty frontline, and a rejuvenated running back.

  114. tim1999 says: Jan 15, 2012 7:32 AM

    No NFL QB playing behind that horrific Denver O line was competing (forget beating) with the Patriots last night. The Patriots (I’m a Pats fan) have a below average D and that O-line was eaten alive by pure Patriot mediocrity. Made the Patriot D look like the ’85 Bears.
    Memo to John Elway: Doesn’t matter who your QB is if you don’t fix that horrendous O line.

  115. speedlimit41 says: Jan 15, 2012 7:37 AM

    Jesus he stinks at quarterback…..hehe

  116. TheWizard says: Jan 15, 2012 7:55 AM

    Both of Denver’s lines were dominated wire to wire.

    There was a little more to the story than Tebow’s bad completion percentage.

  117. brianbud says: Jan 15, 2012 8:01 AM

    I love Tebow. I love him so much that I hope that every team the Lions play next year will play him at QB. Since he set professional offense back 50 years maybe the league will put in a “all time quarterback” rule, its about ratings anyway,right?

  118. brianbud says: Jan 15, 2012 8:08 AM

    Maybe ESPN could ask this ” if tim tebow was not an expressive christian would you want him as your starting QB?”

  119. matts7002 says: Jan 15, 2012 8:08 AM

    I’m sorry were we all watching the same game. I may be a little biased but come on. The offensive line couldn’t block to save their lives, the receivers dropped several solid passes, and let’s not forget the OOOOO so wonderful defense that decided not to show up today. We can not put this loss totally on Tebow.

  120. tomsd1 says: Jan 15, 2012 8:19 AM

    BTW – from what I could tell from the cameras after the game – Brady was looking for Tebow – but there was a solid wall of reporters/cameras around Tebow – so I think he finally gave up.

  121. nesuperfan says: Jan 15, 2012 8:21 AM

    Clearly I am a Pats’ fan, so when I say this, it is not as a huge Tebow defender.

    First, there is no doubt that Tebow needs to improve as a passer, and it remains to be seen if he can do that, but I actually hope he can.

    Second, the Pats’ defense was awesome last night in getting to the QB. I really don’t know that if we switched it up, and put Brady behind that offensive line, we would have won. I have seen Brady week in, and week out, since he started, and when his offensive line has a bad game, he can look quite ordinary, and frankly, I have never seen our Pats’ offensive line look anywhere near as bad as the Broncos’ offensive line did last night. The Patriots defense ran ALL OVER them like I have seen in very few games ever.

    So in the end, it is really hard to say how much of what we saw was Tebow stinking, versus how much of what we saw was the Broncos’ offensive line stinking. Not many QB’s would have survived that night, in my opinion.

  122. pacog364 says: Jan 15, 2012 8:22 AM

    End of Cinderella story.

  123. manureman says: Jan 15, 2012 8:24 AM

    Perhaps now all the bible thumping timmy lovers can go back to pro God talk and leave football to football fans.

  124. justwinbaby29 says: Jan 15, 2012 8:25 AM

    ALL. HE. DOES. IS. WIN.

    Against crappy teams/QBs.

  125. bucforever says: Jan 15, 2012 8:26 AM

    Tim Tebow dose not play defense. Granted he did not put up much offense . Still the embarassment is that Tom Brady was allowed to dominate on offense. Tim Tebow will never be able to match Brady TD for TD in a shoot out! Not many NFL QB’s can. The Bronco defense needed to keep Brady off the field. They have kept Tebow in the game all season but they could not do it this time.

  126. 1historian says: Jan 15, 2012 8:39 AM

    Raiderredleg – Brady did NOT leave his girl friend when she was 3 months pregnant. She got pregnant the weekend they broke up in Nov. of 2006. When she told him (and then the world) a few months later Brady immediately acknowledged paternity. He has been consistent with financial support all along and sees his son as frequently as possible.

    Yesterday – had it not been for the interception and the fumble this would have been a shutout. No one knows what tomorrow will bring but yesterday Tebow was in way over his head, as was the whole Denver team. He does not strike me as being a NFL level QB but when watching him I remembered the 1960s Packers with Paul Hornung who had been a QB @ Notre Dame but was switched to HB by Vince Lombardi and the HB option pass became a good weapon.

    Tight end – not big enough.

    Running back – Yes

    Q.B. – No

    I personally think a lot of this goes back to the SB commercial the year before he was drafted in which Tebow thanked his mother for not aborting him when she was advised to do so. Abortion rights people went BALLISTIC about that and they haven’t forgiven him for it.

  127. ravenmaniacisback says: Jan 15, 2012 8:40 AM

    @steelerz1….excuses here..
    .get your excuses here…..

  128. taltphoto63 says: Jan 15, 2012 8:44 AM

    Another column written by some nerdy journalist who has never played the game.
    Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady would have had the exact same kind of game as Tebow if they would have played for the Broncos last night.
    The offensive line lost that game for the Broncos.
    The offensive coordinator lost that game for not adjusting to the Patriots’ defense.
    It doesn’t matter who the QB would have been last night. They would have taken the same beating that Tebow took and their numbers would have been the same.

  129. propertyofthebroncos says: Jan 15, 2012 8:46 AM

    I have been saying this all along! I hope the idiots in Denver who put up that billboard feel like complete morons and learn to shut up and let our coaches decide what to do and not pressure them into things. guess what, being a Christian does not mean you can play football! idiots….

  130. sterilizecromartie says: Jan 15, 2012 8:48 AM

    I’m not a fan of this article at all. If you look at the complete body of work, Tebow has earned another year as the clear-cut starter. Remember, he did win the AFC West despite Ordinary Orton digging them a 1-4 hole before Tebow even got a start. So he got thumped by the 13-3 NE juggernaut. Most teams do.

    Bottom line: If I told even the biggest Tebow supporter that he would take them to the 2nd round of the playoffs when he took over this sorry 1-4 team, even they would probably laugh at me. He has proved everyone wrong.

  131. bensstinkyfingers says: Jan 15, 2012 8:49 AM

    Wow, I guess this shows how bad the steelers really suck. What everyone keeps forgetting is that Tebow is a rookie starting Qb. that lead his team to the playoffs. go back and see how far Brady, Manning, Brees got thEir first year as starter. Nnuf said. Tebowmania still running wild!!! Watcha Gonna Do? when Timmy and His 1000 page bible run wild on you?? Brother!

  132. propertyofthebroncos says: Jan 15, 2012 8:51 AM

    brocfolife. seriously? Tebow was the only player that showed up? how about he was the only player exposed for having NO talent? they realized hey make him throw into double coverage he will never make it and guess what, they were right! he wants to run first not throw and that won’t cut it in the NFL! you clearly are rooting for the other teams or you’re just a brainwashed Christian who refuses to face the facts.

  133. saintsfan1111 says: Jan 15, 2012 8:51 AM

    He’s a media/christian hyped creation. He should go to the bench or be cut. The broncos need a real QB or they will never succeed. They have a great defense, but sometimes you need to keep up in a shootout.

  134. Amadeus says: Jan 15, 2012 8:59 AM

    OK, let’s stipulate that Tebow has limitations. BUT…
    1. You win the coin flip and defer!? Bad coaching decision. You know Brady can’t wait to get the ball and score early, get mo and already you’re a TD down.
    2. Where is the imagination on offense? It’s so predictable. McGahee, 3 yards and a cloud of dust. Then Tim runs the option, keeps it sometimes, gets 2 yards or a loss. So now you’re facing third and long, and it’s three and out.
    3. Who can name the Denver tight end? The receiving corps, including Thomas, who had one spectacular game in 2 years and otherwise was average, is terrible. Eddie Royal can’t separate and Decker, when he’s in there, is slow and at best good a possession receiver. The Broncs simply have no real offensive threats.
    4. How does Tebow throw for 316 yards against the No. 1 defense and only 136 against the 31st defense? Something does not compute.
    5. John Fox is an uninspiring head coach, jokes after every game about saving his job. Is this motivation?
    6, Where are the gadget/trick plays? How about a flea flicker with Tebow handing off to McGahee and then going out for a pass? Never once saw anything but a handoff or option play. No play action, no end-arounds, no quarterback draws. Just terrible playing calling.

    So bang on Tim all you want, but he’s only 1 of 11 players on the field, and he can’t do it alone.
    It’s a TEAM game and to blame the beatdown on one player is to ignore the deficiencies on offense, defense (no pass rush) and special teams.

  135. omniusprime says: Jan 15, 2012 9:03 AM

    Tom Brady showed us what a real NFL quarterback should do, Teblow showed us he isn’t ready for the pros. So where was his false god at yesterday? I’m so sick of the christian lunatic fringers ruining everything, including sports. When 43% of fans respond in a poll that they thought god was on Teblow’s side that shows us why our country is so screwed up now.

    Our country is cursed by the false god and religion causes more brain damage than every other cause combined. Time for people to recognize that it’s hard work and a little luck that wins games, not some stupid false god.

    If Teblow is going to ever become a real NFL quarterback he needs to put away that wicked bible and pick up his playbook. He has to learn how to take snaps from under center, not play the sissy formation every snap. NFL teams should never create a whole new playbook for their QB based on that college trash option offense, their QB has to be able to play an NFL level offense or go get a real job.

    Oh and jesus freaks, get a clue and a life! You’re the ones who are destroying America one brain at a time!

  136. Tom G says: Jan 15, 2012 9:06 AM

    I believe in Tebow………….being moved to Tight End.

  137. garyman1 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:10 AM

    It’s clear… Jesus does not like Tim Tebow.

  138. calamnet says: Jan 15, 2012 9:13 AM

    What a horrible Denver team. Aside from Brady’s precision, Belicheck’s DL were the stars of that game. That Denver OL was just overmatched. Even when Tebow had time to throw, a lot of the night, they were backed up in their own territory and the only thing available were short yardage to the outside receivers.

    The Patriots did an extremely good job of taking away all of Tebow’s strengths.

    Whether he’s an NFL QB or not, the Pats showed how to shut him down going forward until he picks up any new tricks.

  139. steelersnlakers says: Jan 15, 2012 9:17 AM

    Loved what the Pats did, because it shows how bad Tebow really is. He had the game of his life last week against my team, one that he will never come close to again, not by a long shot. The Steelers were foolish and arrogant in loading the box and letting him throw long, but he never made those throws before and he won’t in the future. Seemed like Brady’s mission was to say, “I am an NFL quarterback, you’re not even close. Go play tight end.”

  140. rdrs68 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:23 AM

    OH My the savior is really the anti-christ! Donkey lovers you have been duped?

  141. bengaltini says: Jan 15, 2012 9:29 AM

    I guess the way you look at if you were perfect, football wouldn’t be much of a sport to watch. I myself have a little more empathy for the underdog just because they are competing to become a better player. Tim will become that better player just because he has the motivation and work ethic to do it…Good Luck to him and “Thanks” for a extraordinary season.

  142. steelersnlakers says: Jan 15, 2012 9:30 AM

    Would love to hear the comments if Tebow was saying “All praise to Allah” in his post-game interviews.

  143. tommytd says: Jan 15, 2012 9:30 AM

    I still believe in Tebow. It’s tough to beat the nephew of god (Brady).
    ******************************************************
    I thought Tebow was the nephew of god!

  144. 666quadtrillionplanets says: Jan 15, 2012 9:31 AM

    Yea, to bad GOD had other plans for saturday night….GOD told Timbo that he’s on his own, ‘cus GOD’s got something way more important to do, something more important than saving starving children or stopping genicide…..Yea GOD’s has to focus his almighty attention too some of the creatures HE has created…50 of the most beautiful women in the US needs HIM! Poor God has to choose one of those creations of HIS as “Miss USA!” Tough job,
    but I believe God’s up to the challenge! Sorry TEBOW, but even GOD’s got his priorities!!!!!!!!!!!

  145. everyfootballfan says: Jan 15, 2012 9:32 AM

    In spite of what any of you think about Tim Tebow, one thing for certain and two things for sure Tim Tebow is a winner, he has the heart of a warrior, Tim Tebow made this year of football more interesting than any year I can remember, love him or hate him Tim Tebow is good for football, God will take the least and make the most out of him, he’s the David in the Goliathe story, what was interesting about last week versus the Steelers he threw for 316 yards, the book of John 3:16 God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son. Wow what a great and awesome story, for believers and non believers, here’s my take on this whole God thing, What if it’s true, that the only way to heaven is threw Jesus Christ, are you willing to take a chance and not accept Jesus Christ and have your soul live in hell for enternity? It’s a scary thought if you think about it… WHAT IF IT’S TRUE….just saying.

  146. wutliss07 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:33 AM

    how far does Tebow have to go??…..

    7,702 miles to the mission in the Phillipines where he can perfrom well..

  147. raiders757 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:36 AM

    Tebow did the football world a favor last week by getting rid of the hated Steelers. Everybody is sick of them and their low IQ redneck fans. Sadly he blew his wad, and couldn’t get rid of the other axis of football evil, the Patsies. Oh well, it was a fun week watching Steeler fans cry, but in the end, the Donks never should have even been in the post season. Next season reality will return and the Donks will be one of the worst in the West. Thanks for the laughs Tebow.

  148. snoopdaddy12 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:37 AM

    Welcome to the REAL NFL Tebow! Football is a game not psalm or parable. Though you were on the ground enough in New England to give thanks each time you were able to stand up again. Maybe think of changing your name to TeGraz.

  149. melikefootball says: Jan 15, 2012 9:39 AM

    Tebow didn’t have a prayer last night he was going up against the God child of the NFL.

  150. bfree2k says: Jan 15, 2012 9:40 AM

    To thejabronisayz…I fervently agree with when say that our society heaps praise on talentless ppl while ignoring those who truly are and guess who else belongs that group with Snooki and Kim K? Yes, guessed it…Tiny Tim. Correct if I’m wrong but after the Chicago game in which his completion percentage was below 50%, his kicker made both a 59 and 51 yard fg’s to tie and win the game, Chicago went into a prevent defense and their rb made two horrific mistakes that enabled Denver. Last week against Pittsburgh, he went up against a punchless defense that was without 3 starters before halftime and Tebow still passed for under 50%. I seemed to remember this blog and the Entertainment & Sprts Programming Network giving countless praise and coverage to this man and this man alone for those wins.

    Additionally to the many posters who are now blaming Denver’s defense and offensive line for this loss. SHUT UT! Yes, Denver’s D played horrbly but when that happens shouldn’t you expext your offense to pick up the slack, show some life and compete and stay in the game? I mean it was a playoff game. And yes their o-line played horrbly but last night is more representative of the kind of defensive effort you’re going to see in the NFL on a week-in, week-out basis as opposed to the effort you got from Pittsburgh last week. You’re just showing the world to what extent you’ll go to defend this guy.

  151. guypatsfan says: Jan 15, 2012 9:42 AM

    God, I hope Tebow doesn’t start making commercials like the Mannings did! It’s not that I have anything personally against Tebow, other that he sucks at QB, but right now he’s just so overexposed by the media. I’m almost expecting them to come up with the Tebow Channel (Tebow 24-7!) so his asskissers can watch him all day long. At least now he’s gone, now we can cheer for a REAL football team (the Patriots) and a REAL QB (tom Brady).

  152. texline1 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:51 AM

    I will admit that Denver’s defense didn’t play up to expectations, but to say that Tebow played well is an out and out lie. He only completed 3 more passes than Brady had TD’s, fumbled, and looked terrible in every aspect.He had receivers open in the mid range area all night and couldn’t find them. The Patriots were not even guarding the mid range pattern. I am not a god hater nor a Tebow-as-a-qb hater. That would imply that I believe virgins have babies and people get turned into pillars of salt. Why would I hate things that don’t exist?

  153. mackie66 says: Jan 15, 2012 9:55 AM

    After watching the NFL for over half a century, I cant say Ive ever seen a player hated more then Tim Tebow. and whats he dont to garner such hate? He’s a winner, thats why the Bronsos are in the playoffs. Oh he doesnt throw the ball very well. Well, hells bells, its very hard to throw when running for your life or lying on your back. Timbo didnt exactly inherite the Patriots, he got the Denver Broncos. A very bad team, who gives up lots of sacks. And by the by, Timbow doesnt play defense, tho he probably could. But Flooroo, you and your staff again show your NFL ignorance.

  154. cjksrq says: Jan 15, 2012 9:58 AM

    Timmy & God do have something in common.
    They both rested on the 7th day.

    Timmy “Not Ready For Prime Time” Tebow:
    Before: “I think I can, I think I can.”
    After: “I thought I could. I thought I could.”

    The Patriots have dismantled the Tebow Time Clock.

  155. texline1 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:00 AM

    everyfootballfan, he just disproved your “one thing is certain” theory by losing. Winners, by definition, do not lose. He may have the “heart of a warrior”, but he also has the arm of a high school freshman, the mechanics of a division 2 college qb, and since he is having such a hard time grasping Denvers dumbed-down offense, I have to assume he has the intelligence of Gomer Pyle. Denver won IN SPITE OF HIM all year.

  156. ticalcaldwell says: Jan 15, 2012 10:03 AM

    poor Broncos fans….They should do some type of physiological study on your fan-base on how deep denial can go…..How in the heck do you really believe Timmy is going to be a great or even good NFL QB….come on guys….see past the smiling religious guy and look at his product on the field…..terrible

  157. pesh00 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:06 AM

    It could have been the O line, that’s one way of looking at it……or could it have been Tebows inability to get the ball out of his hand quickly and Hit receivers on short routes with tighter windows…..just sayin.

  158. commonspence says: Jan 15, 2012 10:12 AM

    I am a man of faith. I judge a man by his actions, not his words.

    Through 23 career games, he’s averaging 7.2 COMPLETIONS per game

    47.3 Completion percentage

    QB Rating of 75.1

    I judge this man as a bad NFL QB.

  159. easyeddie says: Jan 15, 2012 10:13 AM

    When did Tebow EVER say he prays for victory? Never has.
    Prove me wrong.

  160. rameyag says: Jan 15, 2012 10:14 AM

    Mr. Tebow appears to be a wonderful person and should be praised, not ridiculed for his faith and profession of it, but the definition of football purgatory is having him coming back next season as your starting quarterback. Woe be Mr. Elway and Mr. Fox.

  161. bonecity7 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:15 AM

    Mr. Jay,

    God may love everyone, but He is appalled by your writing skills!!

  162. TheDPR says: Jan 15, 2012 10:18 AM

    He’s kind of a turnover machine, too. That wind-up he does to throw the ball was the reason the Patriots were able to force their first fumble and subsequently score to go up 14-0.

    He still needs a ton of work.

    He has not earned the right to start next season but he has earned the right to enter training camp as the starter and go from there. The job should be his to lose, but unlike guys such as Brady, Brees, Rodgers, the other guys in Tebow’s training camp should have a chance to take the job from him.

  163. winmoregames says: Jan 15, 2012 10:19 AM

    The Broncos should not claim responsibility for steelers losing. Broncos backed in by default into the playoffs broncos FAILED to win by virtue of their team gaming a playoff place. NOT winners. Tebow can only be a RB- get him off the QB spot fast alternately move him into daytime soap operas where sports fans won’t be insulted with all the religious hype. Fans rarely share their religious beliefs and events and do NOT want to know those of the NFL players. On this note I doubt 49ners will win like that again unless Miss Lady Luck sets them up as an opponent in her series. That is what happened to the Broncos, what happened to 49ners&Saints. Don’t like it? too bad.

  164. pastabelly says: Jan 15, 2012 10:22 AM

    In truth, with that wind and cold, not too many quarterbacks were going to have big days.

  165. drewbo22 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:31 AM

    Damn here we go again with the Tebow madness…..HE IS NOT A QB.

    The thing that gets me is Daron Thomas from Oregon announced he is coming out….All the pundits (mostly Tebow supporters probably)…says he is making a mistake. I say why? Him and Tebow are the same players.

    Dumb down an offense for him and he may have some success at the nfl level also.

    They are already talking about Thomas switching positions, Why? No one is talking about Tebow switching positions.

  166. txn4sooners says: Jan 15, 2012 10:32 AM

    Tebow does have a ways to go. But to lay the team performance at his feet, as if they all played well enough except for Tebow, is more journalistic opportunism than reality.

  167. wutliss07 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:33 AM

    to all the “tebow is a winner!”

    1. 9 for 26 … not winning
    2. 41-10… not winning

  168. crindal3000 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:37 AM

    Tebow is not an NFL QB IMO but… He was the only bronco in the fourth quarter still playing, the rest of the team quit.

  169. cometkazie says: Jan 15, 2012 10:37 AM

    This will give the mouths something to be mouthy about.

    The guy is in his second year. Would you rather have Sanchez?

  170. 3rdnlong says: Jan 15, 2012 10:39 AM

    Wrong day of the week for tebowmania ….. All the Catholics were at Saturday Mass praying for good Catholic Boys Tom Brady and Alex Smith. While the Pat Robertson crowd was at Golden Corral.

  171. crindal3000 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:40 AM

    @me

    Actually the broncos quit mid 1rst quarter.

  172. shrubthewarcriminal says: Jan 15, 2012 10:52 AM

    I like Tebow’s work ethic and determination.

    THOSE are the things that make him a great athlete, not Jesus, prayer, or any Invisible Friend in the sky.

    If prayer alone would work, and there is no evidence that it ever works, he would not have to lift weights, practice, or learn the game.

    By the way, how did Jesus pick Tebow over Big Ben? Ben is always pointing to the big guy while Tebow…does the Tebow. Is one better than the other?

    In addition, I did not see Tebow do the Tebow once during this game. Does it only work when winning? Should not he Tebow just to thank Him for a big paycheck even while losing?

  173. mornelithe says: Jan 15, 2012 10:52 AM

    @ Mackie66: Tim Tebow is not in the playoffs.

  174. Derty Ernie says: Jan 15, 2012 10:54 AM

    I would not want to be the new guy on the block (QB) if Denver decides to go that route. I’ve read quotes by players stating Tebow is there guy and that pretty much says they will lay down if he ain’t the guy.

    Happened in Tennessee to Collins. Receivers wanted Young as QB, not Collins and they couldn’t catch a pass to save their lives. Went 0-5 until Collins was pulled, they they suddenly looked all pro.

    Denver has not choice but to make it work. Good luck.

  175. 707Raiders707 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:55 AM

    So when denver D was winning them games tebow got the credit and everyone was fine with that..but when they lose it’s not his fault??? ha dude is a horrible QB have you seen his throwing motion?? or those ducks he calls passes lol

  176. leatherface2012 says: Jan 15, 2012 10:58 AM

    he forgot to leave a ticket for christ at the will call window!!!

  177. fresno500 says: Jan 15, 2012 11:04 AM

    Tebow did fine. HE IS A ROOKIE.

    The disappointment now felt is from the fans and media refusal to let the man grow some character in the NFL before you go gaga over him.

    He is coming along and should be promoted as such.

  178. td40 says: Jan 15, 2012 11:07 AM

    You know who ought to be the *most* embarrassed about the Broncos humiliating defeat last night? Steelers fans.

    The team that got humiliated beyond belief last night is the same team that humiliated the old, tired Steelers beyond belief. It just plain doesn’t get more embarrassing than that.

  179. gamingphenom says: Jan 15, 2012 11:07 AM

    bensstinkyfingers,

    You do realize that Brady won a Super Bowl his first year as a starter, right? He replaced Bledsoe early in the season after a serious injury and kept the job the rest of the way.

    As for the article, it’s absolutely ridiculous how so many people are so black and white with Tebow. For instance after last week’s game was I the only one that saw how horrible his completion percentage was? He completed a few nice long passes and that is what gave his team a chance. It is hard to consistently rely on the deep pass. In this week’s game, he might have played lousy but so did most of his team. He gets way too much credit when they win and too much blame when they lose. I don’t think he is a good passer by any stretch of the imagination but I think he seems like a decent guy. I’d like to see him do well (I am not a Broncos fan) but am not convinced that he can become a consistently accurate passer like Rodgers, Brady, Rivers, etc.

  180. kacapaco says: Jan 15, 2012 11:13 AM

    The difference b/n Brady n Tebow is huge. But in this game the huge difference was the heart breaking O line. 14 negative plays -5 sacks and 9 tackles for loss- shows the Bronco’s O line was the reason for the loss.

  181. souldogdave says: Jan 15, 2012 11:17 AM

    Well, it happened. Broncos crashed and burned. For those of you who criticize young Tebow for not being angry about losing, you aren’t paying attention. Do you really think he would ever show negativity? Throw anyone under the bus? His whole persona is wide-eyed jesus lovin’ optimism. That will not change, it’s his message. He will be an Evangelist eventually.His spin is not dishonest, his glass is half-full.

  182. dolphandan says: Jan 15, 2012 11:20 AM

    One of the WORST performances by an offensive line that I have ever seen.

  183. byebyejoshmcd says: Jan 15, 2012 11:21 AM

    Let’s all get one thing straight. All these nut jobs who go crazy and will fight to the death for Timmy in this debate are TEBOW fans, not Broncos fans. These people would jump ship and root for whichever team he plays for. I’m sure they’re all Gators fans now too.

  184. beeronthefridge says: Jan 15, 2012 11:28 AM

    The legendary Bobby Layne’s throwing motion was worst than Tebow’s and he won three superbowls.

  185. burntorangehorn says: Jan 15, 2012 11:35 AM

    Denver is so Teboned next season. Teboned in the end zone.

  186. dougydougdoug says: Jan 15, 2012 11:38 AM

    fresno500:

    You’re like all the apologist “faithfuls”. Beyond that, you’re not even factually correct. Tebow is a second-year player, not a Rookie.

    As for his abysmal performance all year, it’s simply not acceptable for any NFL QB, let alone a number one draft pick.

    If you look at all the current Superbowl winning QB’s of the past decade or so, they were all basically immediately impactful, and efficient from day one.

    For Tebow, it was all smoke and mirrors, and skewed public support due to his strong religious faith. The Denver D (under John Fox) was quite effective this year, and the running game was sound. That left much less for Tebow to have to do, and mostly he needed to simply manage the game. That lead to a few exciting wins, when he was able to scramble once or twice, and win a game here and there. But don’t forget, those close games were close because up to that point, he was literally a paperweight on the field. Other games, he flat out lost it for the team with utter incompetence.

    So, that brings the discussion to last night, where once again they played a very balanced team with superior coaching, and you could see what it revealed about Tebow and the Broncos. Sorry. You can like and respect the man, but it doesn’t mean he’ll be an NFL QB all that much longer.

  187. lowleadman says: Jan 15, 2012 11:48 AM

    When it comes to Tebow, well, you can’t push a rope or put toothpaste back in the tube or take the milk out of your coffee after pouring it in. Tebow is an option qb, period. If Elway want’ s to try to coach him up to be anything more, we will just have to see.

  188. gunner1970 says: Jan 15, 2012 11:54 AM

    Tebow is a ROOKIE! Sure he has a long way to go. I watched a good part of the game and noticed one important thing…As soon as the ball was snapped, Tebow had D Linemen and Linebackers all over him. Bronco’s O-Line SUCKED! Tebow will be fine when he gets a few more years under his belt.

  189. jcdavey2011 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:05 PM

    i hate the broncos

    but hey, they had a good run, represented the afc west well, and have talent to build on

    tebow’s a good guy, despite being inconsistent in the short passing game, and holding the ball a bit too long in the pocket.

    the win he had over the steelers , as with his regular season mid season run which resulted in making the playoffs, in my opinion, has earned him a non lockout offseason to progress and work on his qb shortcomings.

    now if he comes into next season as inconsistent, and they don’t make the playoffs or lose another playoff game like this, unless real progress is shown in his game, then there’s an issue.

  190. raiders757 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:16 PM

    fresno500 says: Jan 15, 2012 11:04 AM

    Tebow did fine. HE IS A ROOKIE.

    ———————————-

    Um, no he’s not. He’s a second year player now heading into his third.

  191. whyalwaysthehate says: Jan 15, 2012 12:24 PM

    The Steeler fan whining is too much.

  192. tuxkevin says: Jan 15, 2012 12:24 PM

    Oh, Bronco fans making the “I thought the defense gave up those points” argument.
    The problem the defense had was that Tebow and the offense could not establish a drive of any sort – they could not keep the Pat defense off the field. The only TD “drive” was a short field one after a gift INT from Brady. Otherwise, the read-option did nothing to keep the Pats offense off the field. Could the Denver D have been better? Sure – but they could have used some rest, too – rest they never got with stalled drive after stalled drive by their O.
    And you’re being selective on your “oh, oh – his offensive line failed him!” There were more plays where Tebow had time than ones he was pressured immediately on – he either couldn’t find anyone and started running randomly in the backfield, or he chucked balls into double coverage. The Denver OL was decent this year – the QB behind it has no picket patience. Once the option was shut down, Tebow lost his comfort play – this made him nervous in the pocket, and he started running backward. 14 plays for loss.
    I’m not sure an off-season will help much. Remember – ESPN and NFL Network had special segments showing Tebow working with throwing coaches all during the lockout, trying to change his long, quirky throwing motion. How long did that last? It’s incredibly hard to re-learn things as a pro that should, at this point, be instinctive.
    Calling everyone a “hater” who disagrees with you is how children argue. I’m a Christian. I like the guy – as a person. I just don’t think he’s a viable NFL QB. None of the elite QBs have his poor throwing mechanics (though Rivers’ release is – interesting). Running QBs get hurt. I just don’t see how it will work going forward.

  193. drewsylvania says: Jan 15, 2012 12:33 PM

    Disliking Tebow is not “God-hating”. It’s pretty easy to dislike him for getting too many chances thanks to the country-destroying evangelical Christians.

    It’s also easy because he supports anti-gay groups. Such as the hypocritical Focus on Family, whose commercial merely showed that they can brainwash children.

  194. cuda1234 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:40 PM

    The real question is if the media will ever stop obsessing over this guy. Tebow’s probably a good kid but the hype is ridiculous. Anyone who thinks he’s more likely to be the coming of John Elway than Peyton Hillis needs a reality check.

  195. comeonnowguys says: Jan 15, 2012 12:40 PM

    Tebowmaniacs, after the Broncos score 13 points and win: “Tebow is a winner!”

    Tebowmaniacs, after the Broncos score 10 points and lose: “The rest of the team is terrible!”

    What is wrong with this picture?

  196. mifl says: Jan 15, 2012 12:53 PM

    Religion is about the man he is. This is about the footballer player he is. The fact that he along with his team mates made it to the playoffs is a testament to their abilities…many teams didn’t make it to the playoffs…that says something! Is there room for improvement? There’s always room for improvement…and, in this case, the potential is there. Yesterday, the Broncos were simply out-played by a more play-off experienced quarterback and team…Brady and his team mates could do nothing wrong (very little anyway). Yesterday’s Bronco loss is attributable to a team failure…not a Tebow failure…they all failed together. That said, I’m not a Bronco fan defending my team…I’m actually a Dallas fan (yes, we have our own set of problems to resolve). I’m just tired of all the Tebow bashing…he’s certainly had to deal with more than his fair share. Pray tell (no pun intended), why exactly is that?

  197. dmartin17 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:53 PM

    Can they sign Chris Leak to play QB and move tebow back to FB?

  198. drewsylvania says: Jan 15, 2012 1:08 PM

    ” Pray tell (no pun intended), why exactly is that?”

    It’s because people are so sick of the religious right.

  199. txn4sooners says: Jan 15, 2012 1:24 PM

    @gamingphenom

    Brady did not win a Super Bowl. The Patriots won.

    Note to personality worshippers:

    Football is a team sport!

  200. crillbill says: Jan 15, 2012 1:24 PM

    Tebow is far from the biggest weak spot on that team. At least he promises to try harder and work at it. Who else showed up last night? Prater and mcgahee? Nobody else appeared to even break a sweat.

  201. easyeddie says: Jan 15, 2012 1:26 PM

    manureman says:
    Jan 15, 2012 8:24 AM
    Perhaps now all the bible thumping timmy lovers can go back to pro God talk and leave football to football fans.
    ————————–
    snoopdaddy12 says:
    Welcome to the REAL NFL Tebow! Football is a game not psalm or parable. Though you were on the ground enough in New England to give thanks each time you were able to stand up again.
    —-
    omniusprime says: So where was his false god at yesterday? I’m so sick of the christian lunatic fringers ruining everything, including sports. When 43% of fans respond in a poll that they thought god was on Teblow’s side that shows us why our country is so screwed up now.
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    Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.”

    Our country is cursed by the false god and religion causes more brain damage than every other cause combined. Time for people to recognize that it’s hard work and a little luck that wins games, not some stupid false god.
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  202. drewsylvania says: Jan 15, 2012 1:36 PM

    Von Miller probably broke a sweat with those two personal fouls.

  203. nbcwallaby says: Jan 15, 2012 1:41 PM

    Our secondary has farther go letting Brady throw for a million yards and 6 touchdowns. Tebow and that offense had no chance of digging out of that hole.

  204. mogogo1 says: Jan 15, 2012 1:43 PM

    He’s got a LONG way to go as a passer, but one of the most interesting things about him is how he’s forced us to readdress conventional wisdom on what a modern QB needs to be to succeed.

    The Broncos were being blown away by scores just as bad as the NE game when Orton was producing “good” numbers. They’re a better team with Tebow. Not exactly sure why, but they are.

  205. barbeaux says: Jan 15, 2012 1:54 PM

    How do people keep forgetting that Tebow is *****not***** a rookie!?!

  206. GG Eden says: Jan 15, 2012 2:27 PM

    In regards to the snub I just meant….

    I just get the feeling Tom Brady’s mean competitive streak was the reason. He was zoned in big time from the first snap of the game, to show all what a real Quarterback is, and put a statement on Tebowmania itself, including the snub. I’m reading into that, but that’s the impression I get of the snub. Which is kinda cool, seeing the sphere of Brady’s mean competitive streak.

  207. mcgriff8886 says: Jan 15, 2012 3:02 PM

    I agree 100% that Tebow has been woefully inconsistent. However, you failed to mention a few pertinent facts. First, the team went 1-4 without him as the starter, and 8-5 (including the playoffs) with him as the starter. Fans come to the park to see a winning team. Secondly, Tim Tebow is a fan favorite. Again, fans fill the park when he is starting. And last, his quarterback rating for the playoffs averaged out to 87.5, and if compared to the season totals of AFC quarterbacks, that would put him, hmmmm… in the top five. Not too bad for his first year as a starter. Give him a chance to get through a preseason as the starter and then a few games next year. If he doesn’t start to perform more consistently, then think about replacing him… if you can afford the drop in ticket sales!

  208. pokermam says: Jan 15, 2012 3:15 PM

    lucimorland says:
    Jan 15, 2012 5:22 AM
    Tebow has two of the best young tackles in the game. This crap about his line sucking is just that — crap.

    He had no time to throw because the Pats game plan was to put 9 men in there and make Tebow throw the ball. They were stopping the run and flooding Tebow with attackers.

    Because Tebow fails at throwing the ball, the defense was able to get in his face all game long…and there wasn’t a damn thing Timmy could do about it
    ———
    so which one on the offensive line is a relative of yours?

  209. stopthehate15bowdown says: Jan 15, 2012 3:16 PM

    galbertkun said;
    I believe the last article on pft said that Tebow “earned” the right to start next season… False. You are entitled to nothing in the NFL off name alone. There should be an open QB competition between Tebow and Brady Quinn.

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    FAIL! I believe Matt Cassel is still waiting for that “open Qb competition” that he earned from the Patriots. At least he tricked the Chiefs into giving him all that money!

    P.S. Brady Quinn really sucks!

  210. pokermam says: Jan 15, 2012 3:25 PM

    easy eddie: I want to say something that will get under your skin, really tick you off. So I will say that I am praying for you. And, my prayer will be answered. Peace out, brother. You are loved.

  211. TheWizard says: Jan 15, 2012 3:41 PM

    The Broncos lose a divisional playoff game, so there is no God?

    I’ll be glad when you’re all back at school tomorrow.

  212. annotheracct says: Jan 15, 2012 4:17 PM

    After watching that shellacking, I can’t help but say it, “There is a God!” The whole Tebow thing bothers me. Does anybody really believe God favors an individual in an entertainment event we call football? Tebow is a LOUSY quarterback who was lucky to get a string of wins together.

  213. robyesno says: Jan 15, 2012 4:19 PM

    Pleazenufalready responds with this:
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    So many people have it wrong…it’s not necessarily Tebow that is hated, it’s his moronic supporters (like the above comment). Just stop yourself….do you really think some mythical old-fart in the sky cares about football! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….you people need to make up your mind on this fairytale stuff….when there’s a tragedy like an earthquake or tsunami, the response is always “well, god doesn’t micromanage”…..and yet he cares about football…..please

    Sounds like a personal problem fueling all that God and Tebow hate. This life is temporary. Whether by earthquake or tsunami or you falling permanently to sleep warm and cozy in your bed, it ends. God has purposed a new existence minus the conflict and haters such as yourself. A world full of Tebows – I’m sure you would hate it. What does Tebow sing – “Our God is an awesome God. He reigns from heaven above.” Whenever I need help it’s just a prayer away. Foolish me. I enjoy football because I have 5 count em 5 NFL players in my family. As for Tebow still a starting QB in the NFL having played in 2 playoff games his 1st season starting and making at least $250 extra in cash that we know. Yeah God is awesome. Come join us and stop sucking on lemons!!

  214. drewsylvania says: Jan 15, 2012 4:24 PM

    “The Broncos lose a divisional playoff game, so there is no God?

    I’ll be glad when you’re all back at school tomorrow.”

    Hey, it’s as good as any other evidence of God.

  215. annotheracct says: Jan 15, 2012 4:25 PM

    Tom Brady didn’t snub Tebow. Everyone snubbed Brady. If you watch the ending, you would have thought Tebow just won the game. All cameras were on him. Tebow didn’t even bother to seek out Brady.

    I’m not even a Patriots fan but that part was clear.

  216. whoopteedo says: Jan 15, 2012 4:41 PM

    Tebow will have to decide if he wants to be a passer or a body-builder. Upper-echelon quarterbacks are not cut-and-bulked-up in their arms and shoulders because it interferes with the smooth throwing motion required for depth and accuracy in quick plays on the field. It’s Tebow’s decision but if he chooses to be the best passer possible, he will need to give up the upper-torso weight-lifting, which is no easy thing for a dedicated athlete to do. If he does, though, he can accomplish anything he wants at the QB position because he obviously is willing to work [and suffer] for greatness.

  217. robyesno says: Jan 15, 2012 4:41 PM

    Just heading the haters off at the pass. That’s $250,000!!!!

  218. drewsylvania says: Jan 15, 2012 6:44 PM

    How many QBs have completely remade their throwing motions while being NFL starters?

  219. golonger says: Jan 15, 2012 7:54 PM

    its not that far to the third string QB spot….which is where he will be next year….LOL

  220. genitaltao says: Jan 15, 2012 9:29 PM

    Why the hate??? Either you love underdogs or you love to be right, to be the guy who knows and root for the favorites. I too know Football, but enjoy a good upset. Happy the Giants were able to beat the heavily favorite Packers, but 14 pts spread was maybe too much for the most humble player in Football. If Football is Enterntainment, Tebow was the best actor. If he wasn’t a below average QB, then we would not remember this season in such great memories. Wow, what a season. Thanks Broncos, Thanks Tim.

  221. mrheavychevy says: Jan 15, 2012 11:20 PM

    Broncos suck they lucky they had Tebow which is the ONLY reason they made it as far as they did

  222. barbeaux says: Jan 15, 2012 11:55 PM

    ^wrong. Thank mcgahee

  223. granadafan says: Jan 16, 2012 12:38 AM

    “drewsylvania says: Jan 15, 2012 12:33 PM
    Disliking Tebow is not “God-hating”. It’s pretty easy to dislike him for getting too many chances thanks to the country-destroying evangelical Christians.

    It’s also easy because he supports anti-gay groups. Such as the hypocritical Focus on Family, whose commercial merely showed that they can brainwash children.”
    ================================================

    Bingo. Well said. Everyone says Tebow is a good person, he associates with bigoted hate groups and extremist religious fundamentalists, and that alone should make people wary of him. To keep this football related, it will be interesting to see how he’ll do next year with a full offseason under his belt. He certainly leads the team better (along with a great defense) than the other QBs. I was impressed with his escapability and being able to make plays.

  224. stopthehate15bowdown says: Jan 16, 2012 1:03 AM

    brianbud says: Jan 15, 2012 8:01 AM

    I love Tebow. I love him so much that I hope that every team the Lions play next year will play him at QB. Since he set professional offense back 50 years maybe the league will put in a “all time quarterback” rule, its about ratings anyway,right?

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    HILARIOUS! A Lions fan talking smack! When Stafford’s arm falls off in training camp next year it’s back to the cellar Detroit!

  225. stopthehate15bowdown says: Jan 16, 2012 2:40 AM

    byebyejoshmcd says: Jan 15, 2012 11:21 AM

    Let’s all get one thing straight. All these nut jobs who go crazy and will fight to the death for Timmy in this debate are TEBOW fans, not Broncos fans. These people would jump ship and root for whichever team he plays for. I’m sure they’re all Gators fans now too.

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    Over the years, this nut-job Tebow fan has watched:
    The Drive, The Fumble (Jeremiah Castille), The Elway Helicopter play, 4th down John Mobley, Orson Mobley, Elway under guard, Bubby Brister destroys K.C. (at that Game), Champ 99-yards, Loss to the Jagwads, Michael Dean Perry’s fat ass, TD 2008, Easy Ed’s Broken Leg, Rod Smith beats the Redskins, Shannon Sharps 3rd down catch versus the steelers, Atwater vs Okoye, Elam 63 yarder. Steve Sewel’s back flips, The Ed hochuli game and many game-winning field goals off Rich Karlis’ bare foot.
    So am I still not a real Broncos fan, hater? Seems like the real question is what kind of real Bronco fan turns his back on his team’s playoff-winning quarter-back?

  226. gingerkid2000 says: Jan 16, 2012 8:27 AM

    Once again the Tebow apologists continue to give him ALL of the credit when the Broncos win and absolve him of all blame when the Broncos lose. Can’t have it both ways folks. It’s a team sport. If Tebow is held responsible for motivating his team to victories then he’s equally responsible for failing to do so when they falter. It’s called being a leader.

  227. annotheracct says: Jan 16, 2012 10:10 AM

    Wrong! Broncos didn’t get into the playoffs because of Tebow. The Raiders failed and the Broncos backed in.

    mcgriff8886 says: Jan 15, 2012 3:02 PM

    I agree 100% that Tebow has been woefully inconsistent. However, you failed to mention a few pertinent facts. First, the team went 1-4 without him as the starter, and 8-5 (including the playoffs) with him as the starter. …

  228. eaglesfan29 says: Jan 16, 2012 11:45 AM

    This guy is not a QB by far. The media pump him up and Brady brought him back to earth. He is a below average QB who can’t throw. Elway need to bring in as many QB as possible, and make this guy a fullback.

  229. rudegger says: Jan 16, 2012 1:07 PM

    this game will be regarded as textbook when it comes to stopping Tebow and the option. Colleges all over will be keeping this game on file.

  230. dieseltrain says: Jan 16, 2012 1:31 PM

    Review can’t play qb in the nfl.

  231. steelersnlakers says: Jan 16, 2012 2:03 PM

    Actually, @rudegger, I was thinking that the Pats should have learned from Alabama, how they shut down the LSU option.

  232. captjackwagon says: Jan 16, 2012 9:07 PM

    I find it amazing. The ink has barely dried on the final score and now the scramble to jump off the Tebow bandwagon has begun.
    Everyone was so eager to anoint him the BEST quarterback ever.
    He is mediocre at bet. Please take a look at every pass he made that was beyond 10 yards. It wobbled like the ball was lopsided or shot out of a shotgun. He is not an accurate passer. His athleticism got him this far, but he will surely be a back-up by the end of next season. The talent in the NFL is way too good for the flaws not to show. Sorry Denver fans, but the search continues.

  233. tomsd1 says: Jan 16, 2012 10:58 PM

    Hmmm. Seems people have been underestimating Tebow even before he was born – to wit: His moter’s doctor who said he could be stillborn.

  234. comeonnowguys says: Jan 17, 2012 1:32 PM

    pokermam says:

    easy eddie: I want to say something that will get under your skin, really tick you off. So I will say that I am praying for you. And, my prayer will be answered. Peace out, brother. You are loved.

    Not for nothing, but if you’re praying in hopes to get under his skin, you just might be praying for the wrong reason.

  235. inishul says: Jan 17, 2012 8:55 PM

    everyfootballfan says: Jan 15, 2012 9:32 AM

    … here’s my take on this whole God thing, What if it’s true, that the only way to heaven is threw Jesus …

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    As long as the only way to heaven is not THREW an understanding of the English language.

  236. baddorange says: Jan 18, 2012 8:20 PM

    All you jerks that rip Tebow, should remember
    a terrible, nonexistent supporting cast. A bunch of has-beens and clowns.
    A complete jackass GM in Elway, who made it obvious he doesn’t think much of Tebow. Screw you, Elway. Go back to bankrupting your auto store

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