Under Pressure: Tebow's Throws
It’s not fair to say that Tim Tebow is a quarterback unlike any other. There were plenty of quarterbacks like Tebow, they just haven’t played in pro football since the 1940s. Back in 1947, quarterback Spec Sanders, a New York Yankee in the All-American Football Conference, rushed for 1,432 yards while leading the league in rushing attempts and rushing yards. He also threw for 1,442 yards. Unfortunately for him, the Cleveland Browns held him in check in the championship game for their second of four consecutive AAFC titles…
...Yes, much of what makes Tebow stand out are the things you wouldn’t really want in a quarterback—he’s more comfortable running the ball than throwing it, for instance. But as he piles up win after win, he’s also becoming even more of a flash point between the casual fan’s “all he does is win games” theory and the analytical fan’s realization that long-term, a running quarterback doesn’t really have a chance to take a team very far.
Ah, yes, the obligatory Spec Sanders reference.
The Football Outsiders--so far outside, they're sometimes obscure.
I say we start filming Broncos games in black and white.