The big reason Denver is winning is defense, RB play, and special teams. However, because of Tebow’s unconventional style and scheme, some of the success of the Denver running backs could rightfully be attributed to him. Plus, he may be the perfect fit for a team built around defense. He doesn’t turn the ball over or take sacks, and he can use the clock by playing keep-away with his running. But keep in mind, except for his possible effect on RB success, WPA already captures these considerations.
One thing that doesn't get enough press is Burke's point about the RB play and Tebow because the two relate. The other way of getting at the same point is to ask, Would McGahee be running the ball as well as he has without the threat of Tebow's running?
We all know the answer to this question.
There were plenty of other quotes to pull from this interesting piece by Burke. Here's another: "I enjoy watching Tebow play because I love the unconventional offense and I love the innovation. I love that John Fox fits his scheme to his personnel and not the other way around. And in an age when every minor successful play results in some ridiculous showboating, finger-wagging dance, Tebow's attitude is refreshing."
Agreed. When dudes are making fun of other dudes by mocking gun play as their touchdown celebration, it's going a little far.
11-28 The John Elway Show Part 1
He’s really making strides each week…I was surprised that people took it to be a negative answer…it wasn’t meant to be a strike at Timmy at all…I need to do a better job of communicating…it’s something I’ll learn from.
In his day, John Elway could backpedal as fast as any quarterback to get into his drops. Today, though, on his weekly radio show, he was faster.
There was no mention of third-down struggles. There was no mention of championshp football. There was barely a mention of Von Miller.
Elway just hugged it out (metaphorically speaking). He had nothing but praise for Tim Tebow. In fact, he claims he was surprised (yeah, right) the fans reacted so negatively to his comments about Tebow last week.
Best line: "We're tackling, catching, and running, and that's what it's all about."
2nd-best line: "He [Kyle Orton] is a good human being."
3rd-best line: "If you have a positive mindset, good things are gonna happen."
Let me see if I have this straight. If you have a positive outlook, can tackle, catch, and run the football, you can kick ass?
Thou Shall Not Doubt: Tebow delivers another win
Watching Tim Tebow play quarterback is like getting a root canal at a strip club. Excruciatingly painful yet wildly entertaining at the same time. For the fifth time in the last six weeks, the quarterback - incarnate has led the Denver Broncos from temptation and delivered them from defeat…Most importantly, for the fourth time in as many wins, Tebow did not commit a single turnover…Progress, albeit slow, is still a welcome sight, especially when it provides another exciting win and a lethal blow to a division rival.
So Did Tebow Play Well?
Not according to ESPN’s Total QBR, a relatively new rating system that assigned Tim Tebow a low score of 29.7 in Denver’s overtime victory against San Diego on Sunday.
Remember how ESPN had to frantically explain why their new-fangled secret metric to end all QB metrics except they're the Worldwide Leader and you don't just dive into stats with little practice and lots of fanfare gave Tim Tebow a higher Total QBR in his first start than it did Aaron Rodgers? Well, now they have to spend columns trying to explain why Tebow's Total QBR ranks 31st overall. More of this fun to come, until ESPN hopefully abandons Total QBR someday...
How did Kyle Orton end up in Kansas City?
Chiefs’ Bernard Pollard injures Tom Brady ⇒ Matt Cassel replaces Tom Brady ⇒NE Patriots finish 11-5
Lloyd’s 30th catch upgrades Broncos draft pick
The former Broncos receiver caught his 30th pass of the season for the St. Louis Rams today, officially upgrading the pick the Broncos will receive in next year’s draft to a 5th rounder.
Video: Tim Tebow talks to CBS Sports about season
Sharpe: Do you believe this organization is 100 percent behind you?
Tebow: I believed that I am very blessed to play for this organization.
Sharpe: That wasn’t the question I asked you—whether or not you were blessed. I asked do you believe John Fox and John Elway 100 percent believe Tim Tebow is the guy that’s going to get them back to winning championships?
Nate Jackson: With Tim Tebow, Broncos defying NFL wisdom
John Elway is the Denver Broncos. If anyone will put his heart and his mind into the task at hand — winning football games — John can be trusted to do it. His reputation is on the line. When he said last week he wasn’t quite sure if Tim was the guy yet, he meant it with the objectivity of a man who is trying to do the job he has been hired to do. There is no conspiracy here. Behind closed doors, there are football men who are running a professional football team who are trying to win games. That’s it…But let’s not expect men who have spent their adult lives playing and coaching the game of professional football to so quickly turn their backs on the cornerstones of their trade…The Broncos defense and special teams are playing beautifully. It’s hard to tell exactly why, but it seems as if they are playing more passionately, more cohesively, more like a team.
Broncos’ Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Jets’ Sanchez
Miller was fined $25,000 for a hit on Jets’ quarterback Mark Sanchez in the Broncos’ Nov. 17 win over New York in in Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Hard to dispute this, as it was a blatant late hit on Sanchez, as we detailed in our CTF from the game.
Rookie Miller the quiet motor behind Broncos' recent success
Rookie linebacker Von Miller’s a keeper, and while the mania over Tim Tebow’s play is the talk of the Rocky Mountain region, the Miller-led Broncos defense is the real reason why they’ve been able to come back late in scintillating games…What those who have watched Miller all season have seen is the speed, the power and the effort…Paired with Elvis Dumervil, there aren’t many better bookend pass-rush tag-teams playing right now.
More from PK: "Elway looked like he was clapping for the unknown 298th graduate in his kid's 400-person graduating class when Tim Tebow led the Broncos to the winning score against the Jets eight nights ago. If I'm the CBS crew in San Diego Sunday, I've got a camera trained on Elway's seat any time Tebow gets in the red zone."