DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: BASEBALL | FOOTBALL
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Fri Sep 30 19:48:45 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
TIM TEBOW COMEBACK WIN DELIGHTS FANS
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 05:30 PM EDT

Tim Tebow led Denver to a comeback win after trailing Miami by 15 points in the 4th.

MIAMI — What do you make of Tim Tebow?

Is he the quarterback who looked lost for three quarters and could not hit open receivers against the winless Dolphins? Or is Tebow the magical player who led the Broncos to 18 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and overtime during a thrilling 18-13 victory?

No one is expecting Tebow to come clsoe to duplicating John Elways historic career, but even the great Elway had his early moments of erratic play and inconsistency. The fans in Denver will need to displa ysome patience as the Tebow era unfolds. 

After watching Tebow on Sunday, I don’t have a clear answer. Neither do the Denver Broncos (2-4).

But the Broncos left Sun Life Stadium knowing their starting quarterback is capable of overcoming three quarters of awful football. Football spreads

In essence, Tebow simultaneously added to his myth and legend in one wild game.

“Without a doubt, not everybody that plays in this league, or any league has ‘it,’” Broncos coach John Fox said, praising Tebow. “It’s a great quality to have. We got a guy, No. 7[John Elway], who I work with every day, he had ‘it.’”

The intangibles are apparent. Tebow has heart, smarts and charisma. He works extremely hard and says the right things. Broncos players in the locker room also said they believe in their new starting quarterback. Tebow feels the same about his teammates. That is part of his legend. Football odds

But heart doesn’t throw the ball accurately downfield for 20 yards. Tebow failed miserably in that department. Charisma cannot fix questionable throwing mechanics, which led to Tebow completing only 13 of 27 passes for 161 yards. That has some thinking Tebow is all hype, all myth.

Tebow did not look like a starting NFL quarterback for a majority of the game against Miami. He wasn’t accurate, he held the ball too long and was sacked seven times. Things were so bad that Denver ran the ball 39 times to protect Tebow, who was putting on an embarrassing display of errant passes. Tebow and the Broncos didn’t convert on third down until the second half.

When asked if Tebow played well enough to win, unimpressed Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansbry bluntly said, “No. No. Not at all.”  Hey Kris, take the victory, give your quarterback some love and maybe your season will have a cinderalla ending.

Tebow admitted he has to get “a lot better.” He had two weeks to prepare for the Dolphins and only played well for about eight minutes, including overtime. Tebow led two scoring drives of 80 and 56 yards — capped by a pair of touchdown throws — and was clutch on a two-point conversion to force the extra period.

The Dolphins did manage to sack Tim Tebow seven times and limited him to 13-of-27 passing.

“As a football player, as an athlete, you can’t lose confidence in yourself,” Tebow said. “Because if you do, then you’ve lost already. More importantly, I kept believing in the people around me that eventually we were going to be able to get things going. Eventually we did.”

Tebow now is in tricky territory.

Denver won the game. Therefore, Tebow is entrenched as the starting quarterback. But the Broncos need to dig deeper to find out if their 2010 first-round pick is good enough to win games long term.

Based on what I saw for most of the game, Tebow is not the best quarterback on Denver’s roster right now. Kyle Orto is. But Tebow is the most popular Broncos quarterback — and that’s part of the problem. Or ist it. Soemtimes it is better to lucky that good. Tim Tebow has an electricity and charisma that permeates his presence. This can shield and protect you when you are in the development process. 

The Broncos might not admit it, but the team succumbed to the immense public pressure to start Tebow. There is a very large following of Tebow supporters who want to see him succeed. But if Denver’s coaching staff truly thought he was the best quarterback, the Broncos would have given Tebow the job in Week 1.


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:
FOOTBALL: 8/7/2016 - 10/31/2016
BASEBALL 8/10/2016 - 10/2/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Stanford
2
Washington
3
Stanford
4
Byu
5
Stanford
09/19/2016
OtherTEST1 VS TEST200:00 AM PST
09/30/2016
MLBMiami Marlins vs Washington Nationals (Props)4:05 PM PST
MLBNew York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies (Props)4:05 PM PST
MLBBaltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees (Props)4:05 PM PST
MLBToronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox (Props)4:10 PM PST
MLBChicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds4:10 PM PST
MLBDetroit Tigers vs Atlanta Braves (Props)4:35 PM PST
MLBTampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers5:05 PM PST
MLBMilwaukee Brewers vs Colorado Rockies5:10 PM PST
MLBMinnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox5:10 PM PST
MLBPittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals5:15 PM PST
MLBCleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals5:15 PM PST
College FootballStanford vs Washington6:00 PM PST
MLBSan Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks6:40 PM PST
MLBHouston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels (Props)7:05 PM PST
MLBOakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners (Props)7:10 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants (Props)7:15 PM PST
College FootballToledo vs BYU7:15 PM PST
10/01/2016
Ryder CupRyder Cup - Day 207:30 AM PST
College FootballNotre Dame vs Syracuse09:00 AM PST
College FootballTexas vs Oklahoma State09:00 AM PST
MLBPittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals10:05 AM PST
MLBNew York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies10:05 AM PST
College FootballNorth Carolina vs Florida State12:30 PM PST
College FootballWisconsin vs Michigan12:30 PM PST
College FootballTennessee vs Georgia12:30 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants1:05 PM PST
MLBMiami Marlins vs Washington Nationals1:05 PM PST
MLBBaltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees1:05 PM PST
MLBChicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds1:10 PM PST
MLBCleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals1:15 PM PST
College FootballOklahoma vs TCU2:00 PM PST
MLBToronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox4:10 PM PST
MLBMinnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox4:10 PM PST
MLBDetroit Tigers vs Atlanta Braves4:10 PM PST
College FootballLouisville vs Clemson5:00 PM PST
MLBTampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers5:05 PM PST
MLBMilwaukee Brewers vs Colorado Rockies5:10 PM PST
MLBSan Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks5:10 PM PST
College FootballArizona State vs USC5:30 PM PST
MLBHouston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels6:05 PM PST
MLBOakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners6:10 PM PST
College FootballWyoming vs Colorado State7:15 PM PST
College FootballUtah State vs Boise State7:15 PM PST
College FootballArizona vs UCLA7:30 PM PST
10/02/2016
NFLIndianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars06:30 AM PST
NFLBuffalo Bills vs New England Patriots10:00 AM PST
NFLCleveland Browns vs Washington Redskins10:00 AM PST
NFLDetroit Lions vs Chicago Bears10:00 AM PST
NFLTennessee Titans vs Houston Texans10:00 AM PST
NFLCarolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons10:00 AM PST
NFLOakland Raiders vs Baltimore Ravens10:00 AM PST
NFLSeattle Seahawks vs New York Jets10:00 AM PST
NFLDenver Broncos vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:05 PM PST
NFLNew Orleans Saints vs San Diego Chargers1:25 PM PST
NFLDallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers1:25 PM PST
NFLLos Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals1:25 PM PST
NFLKansas City Chiefs vs Pittsburgh Steelers5:30 PM PST
10/03/2016
NFLNew York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings5:30 PM PST

x