Refresh  
  Page last updated on Mon Jul 28 08:21:39 EDT 2014
TOP NEWS
HOW TO STOP TIM TEBOW, QUARTERBACK OF THE DEVER BRONCOS?
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:37 AM EST

NFL teams are not used to prepare to stop an offensive style “Option”. But that’s just what the Kansas City Chiefs need to do to meet their next game against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Running an offense similar to the one which he shined at the University of Florida, Tebow generally has three options after receiving the snap: he can throw downfield, pitch it to Willis McGahee or some other running backs, or simply keep the ball and run. Basketball odds

It didn’t work very well two weeks ago during a 45-10 loss to the Detroit Lions, when the Broncos were still trying to figure out what they were doing. But it worked much better last week. Confusing the Oakland Raiders’ defense Tebow achieved throwing for 124 yards and two touchdowns while accumulated 118 yards. The attention that Oakland paid him created holes for McGahee, who rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns in 38-24 victory. Basketball spreads

When asked if Tebow “read-option” the offense can be sustainable in the NFL coach of the Broncos John Fox said that regularly faced something similar when he led the Carolina Panthers. “I’ve spent a lot of time in the NFC South, and we competed against the Atlanta Falcons when they had Michael Vick. Call it what you like, it was that quarterback having the ability to run that creates havoc on defenses because they don’t count that guy as a runner,” Fox said.

Still, Fox admitted that this kind of offensive attack has not been proven in the NFL “to the exact level where we’re kind of at right now.” By putting the ball in McGahee’s abdomen, and then decide if he leaves it or hold to run it on his own, Tebow looked like he was back in control of the Gators offensive.

“It’s not an option offense. It’s still a pro-style offense,” McGahee insisted, but then added: “Whatever it takes to win. If that’s what we got to do, then we’re going to do it.”

The head coach of the Chiefs, Todd Haley, said that the Broncos’ offense is similar to the ‘Wildcat’ formation that is in fashion, with one significant difference: Tebow can throw the ball well, despite what his critics and people say.

“You got a quarterback running the option,” Haley said, “and that makes it a triple threat.”

Fox said that Denver tries to put Tebow into a position where he can succeed.

“We’re asking a lot, not just of Tim, but our entire offense — the coaching staff, everybody involved,” Fox said. “We’ve kind of grown it as we’ve grown with Tim. There is no question that we are looking for balance in the run and the pass. We’re probably leaning a little bit more on the run right now. We have to improve in the pass game because in this league, you have to be two-dimensional, not one-dimensional, and it’s something that I’m sure he’ll grow, we’ll grow, in time.” The Chiefs veteran linebacker Derrick Johnson said he has not faced an “Option” offensive style since his college days playing for the University of Texas.

“That’s definitely a college game plan when you do so much option,” he said. “However you can get a win. It may not be the traditional way, standing in the pocket, delivering, you know, certain routes and all that stuff. As long as you win, it doesn’t really matter.”

Figure out how to stop it is an entirely different thing.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASEBALL 3/31/2014 - 6/2/2014
6/2/2014 - 8/3/2014
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Oakland Athletics
2
Oakland Athletics
3
Cincinnati Reds
4
New York Yankees
5
Washington Nationals
07/28/2014
ATPMELZER, GERALD vs. HAIDER-MAURER, ANDREAS04:00 AM PST
ATPBROWN, DUSTIN vs. RIBA, PERE05:20 AM PST
Latvia - VirsligaDAUGAVPILS vs. DAUGAVA RIGA07:00 AM PST
ATPTIAFOE, F vs. DONSKOY, E07:00 AM PST
ATPGONZALEZ, A vs. TOMIC, B07:00 AM PST
WTANARA, K vs. KEYS, M07:00 AM PST
WTAKUZNETSOVA, S vs. HERCOG, P07:00 AM PST
ATPTHIEM, DOMINIC vs. SOUZA, JOAO OLAVO08:00 AM PST
Romania- Liga 1CS MUNICIPAL STUDENTESC IASI vs. FC VIITORUL CONSTANTA08:30 AM PST
Latvia - VirsligaJELGAVA vs. SKONTO RIGA09:00 AM PST
Latvia - VirsligaVENTSPILS vs. LIEPAJA09:00 AM PST
Poland - EkstraklasaW KRAKOW vs. P GLIWICE09:00 AM PST
MLBPadres vs Braves09:10 AM PST
Denmark Sas LigaenBRØNDBY vs. SILKEBORG10:00 AM PST
Denmark - 1st DivisionVENDSYSSEL FF vs. FC FREDERICIA10:00 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyTWENTE vs. SPORTING10:00 AM PST
Norway - 1. DivisjonFREDRIKSTAD FK vs. KRISTIANSUND BK10:00 AM PST
WTADATE-KRUMM, K vs. PLISKOVA, K10:00 AM PST
WTATOMLJANOVIC, A vs. PETKOVIC, A10:00 AM PST
WTAVANDEWEGHE, C vs. AHN, K10:00 AM PST
WTAGARCIA, C vs. LEPCHENKO, V10:00 AM PST
Sweden - AllsvenskanHÄCKEN vs. DJURGARDENS10:05 AM PST
Sweden - SuperettanHAMMARBY vs. ASSYRISKA10:20 AM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaTIGRE vs. ALL BOYS11:00 AM PST
Croatia - 1. HNLRNK SPLIT vs. NK ISTRA11:00 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyPARMA vs. MONACO11:00 AM PST
Romania- Liga 1DINAMO BUCURESTI vs. FC OTELUL GALATI11:00 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyNORWICH vs. NICE11:45 AM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonCORTULUA vs. DEP QUINDIO4:00 PM PST
MLBDiamondbacks vs Reds4:10 PM PST
MLBPhillies vs Mets4:10 PM PST
MLBNationals vs Marlins4:10 PM PST
MLBBlue Jays vs Red Sox4:10 PM PST
MLBBrewers vs Bay Rays4:10 PM PST
MLBRockies vs Cubs5:05 PM PST
MLBYankees vs Rangers5:05 PM PST
MLBAthletics vs Astros5:10 PM PST
Argentina - Copa ArgentinaBELGRANO vs. INDEPENDIENTE5:15 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonAMER DE CALI vs. CUCUTA DEP6:00 PM PST
USA - MLSSEATTLE vs. LA GALAXY7:00 PM PST
MLBPirates vs Giants7:15 PM PST
07/29/2014
Intl Clubs - FriendlySCHALKE 04 vs. STOKE CITY10:00 AM PST
Norway - EliteserienVÃ…LERENGA vs. STABAEK10:00 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueSL BRATISLAVA vs. SHER TIRASPOL11:15 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyPORTSMOUTH vs. BOURNEMOUTH11:30 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyMACCLESFIELD vs. ROCHDALE11:30 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyNOTTS vs. BIRMINGHAM11:30 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueDEBRECENI vs. BATE BORISOV11:30 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlySHEFFIELD UTD vs. HUDDERSFIELD11:45 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyLEYTON vs. QPR11:45 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyBRENTFORD vs. OSASUNA11:45 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueGRASSHOPPER vs. LILLE11:45 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueSPARTA PRAHA vs. MALMÖ11:45 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueAKTOBE vs. ST BUCURESTI11:45 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlySUNDERLAND vs. RECREATIVO12:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BNAUTICO vs. ICASA3:00 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Champions CupINTER vs. MAN UTD4:00 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Copa LibertadoresDEF SPORTING vs. NAC ASUNCION4:15 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BPORTUGUESA vs. OESTE5:00 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Copa EuroAmericanaU CATOLICA vs. VALENCIA5:00 PM PST
Mexico - Copa MXIRAPUATO vs. QUERETARO5:00 PM PST
Mexico - Copa MXGUADALAJARA vs. CORAS TEPIC5:00 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Champions CupROMA vs. REAL MADRID6:15 PM PST
Mexico - Copa MXTIJUANA vs. ZACATEPEC7:00 PM PST
07/30/2014
UEFA Champions LeagueKARABAKH vs. RB SALZBURG08:30 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueLIMASSOL vs. ZENIT09:00 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueDNIPRO DNJEP vs. KOPENHAGEN09:00 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueHELSINKI vs. APOEL NICOSIA09:00 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyVITESSE vs. CHELSEA10:30 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyELCHE vs. VILLARREAL11:00 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueSTAND LIEGE vs. PANATHINAIKOS11:00 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueFEYENOORD vs. BESIKTAS11:00 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueLUDOGORETS vs. PARTIZAN BEOG11:00 AM PST
Peru - PrimeraCAIMANES vs. U CESAR VALLEJO11:15 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueAALBORG vs. D ZAGREB11:15 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueM PIV LASKO vs. M TEL AVIV11:30 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlySHEFFIELD WED vs. NEWCASTLE UTD11:45 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyCESENA vs. JUVENTUS11:45 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueL WARSZAWA vs. CELTIC11:45 AM PST
Intl Clubs - FriendlyNAC MADEIRA vs. SUNDERLAND12:00 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Copa EuroAmericanaAMERICA vs. ATL MADRID3:00 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilNOVO HAMB vs. ABC3:30 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Champions CupMAN CITY vs. LIVERPOOL4:00 PM PST
USA - MLSWASHINGTON vs. TORONTO4:00 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Copa EuroAmericanaPALMEIRAS vs. FIORENTINA5:00 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Copa LibertadoresBOLIVAR vs. SAN LORENZO5:15 PM PST
USA - MLSCHICAGO vs. VANCOUVER W5:30 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilV DA GAMA RJ vs. P PRETA6:00 PM PST
Peru - PrimeraU DE DEPORTES vs. GARCILASO6:00 PM PST
USA - MLSR SALT LAKE vs. NY RED BULLS6:00 PM PST
07/31/2014
UEFA Europa LeagueASTANA vs. AIK SOLNA07:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueNEFTCHI BAKU vs. CHIKHURA S08:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueD MOSCOW vs. H IRONI KIRYAT09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueR CHORZOW vs. ESBJERG09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueA GIURGIU vs. S LIBEREC09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueO NICOSIA vs. M SKOPJE09:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueGÖTEBORG vs. RIO AVE10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueTRENCIN vs. HULL CITY10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueM BOLESLAV vs. O LYONNAIS10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueD MINSK vs. CFR CLUJ10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueBROMMAPOJKARNA vs. TORINO10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeaguePSV vs. ST PÖLTEN10:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueYOUNG B BERN vs. ARADIPPOU10:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueZ LUGANSK vs. MOLDE10:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueRNK SPLIT vs. CHERNOMORETS11:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueP PLOIESTI vs. V PLZEN11:00 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueBRUGGE vs. BRØNDBY11:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueSARAJEVO vs. A ATHINON11:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueR SOCIEDAD vs. ABERDEEN11:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueMAINZ 05 vs. A TRIPOLIS11:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueDIOSGYÖRI vs. KRASNODAR11:30 AM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueS GRÖDIG vs. Z CHISINAU12:05 PM PST
CFLBlue Bombers vs Tigercats4:05 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilLONDRINA vs. SANTOS5:00 PM PST
08/01/2014
Croatia - 1. HNLZAGREB vs. LOK ZAGREB11:00 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaSL PRAHA vs. BANIK OST11:15 AM PST
Argentina - PrimeraGODOY CRUZ vs. BANFIELD2:00 PM PST
CFLArgonauts vs Alouettes4:05 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraROSARIO vs. QUILMES4:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BAVAI vs. LUVERDENSE5:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BVILA NOVA vs. ATLETICO GO5:00 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraDEP U LA CALERA vs. ANTOFAGASTA5:00 PM PST
CFLLions vs Stampeders7:05 PM PST
08/02/2014
Intl Clubs - Champions CupROMA vs. INTER10:00 AM PST
Intl Clubs - Champions CupMAN CITY vs. O PIRAEUS12:00 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Champions CupREAL MADRID vs. MAN UNITED1:06 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraARSENAL vs. ESTUDIANTES1:15 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ABOTAFOGO vs. CRUZEIRO2:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ASAO PAULO vs. CRICIUMA2:30 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Champions CupLIVERPOOL vs. MILAN3:30 PM PST
CFLRoughriders vs Redblacks4:05 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraDEF Y JUST vs. RACING4:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AVITORIA vs. GREMIO5:00 PM PST
08/13/2014
Scotland - PremierP THISTLE vs. ROSS COUNTY11:45 AM PST
Scotland - PremierST MIRREN vs. HAMILTON ACAD11:45 AM PST
08/16/2014
Scotland - PremierCELTIC vs. DUNDEE UTD07:00 AM PST
09/04/2014
NFLGreen Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks5:30 PM PST
09/07/2014
NFLNew Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons10:00 AM PST
NFLMinnesota Vikings vs St. Louis Rams10:00 AM PST
NFLCleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers10:00 AM PST
NFLJacksonville Jaguars vs Philadelphia Eagles10:00 AM PST
NFLOakland Raiders vs New York Jets10:00 AM PST
NFLCincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens10:00 AM PST
NFLBuffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears10:00 AM PST
NFLWashington Redskins vs Houston Texans10:00 AM PST
NFLTennessee Titans vs Kansas City Chiefs10:00 AM PST
NFLNew England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins10:00 AM PST
NFLCarolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:25 PM PST
NFLSan Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys1:25 PM PST
NFLIndianapolis Colts vs Denver Broncos5:30 PM PST
09/08/2014
NFLNew York Giants vs Detroit Lions4:10 PM PST
NFLSan Diego Chargers vs Arizona Cardinals7:20 PM PST
09/13/2014
BOXINGM Maidana vs F Mayweather Jr8:00 PM PST

x