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.