For all those caught up in the Tim Tebow frenzy, today was a disappointment as the Broncos lost by a big margin, 45-10. This game exposed Tebow’s biggest weakness-He doesn’t have the ability to lead a high-flying offense in order to keep up with prolific offensive team like the Lions. Don’t get me wrong. I like Tebow. He proved in college he could win and had great intangibles.He’s proven he can keep his head up through boos and play in the clutch. When the pressure’s greatest he’s at his best. But what about the first 3 quarters? Tebow was merely pedestrian today, and against Miami, the league’s worst team, he played poorly until the final quarter. To be fair, he is only one man, and the Bronco’s defense was the biggest culprit of today’s loss. However, you have to put up more than 10 points if you want to win consistently. My point is, Tebow is not going to be the franchise quarterback that GMs dream about. He’s not going to throw for 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns. What he will do is grind. Gring for yards on the ground, and through the air, he wants it so bad that he makes himself make the throw. Grinding’s fine, but I believe that to be a truly successful quarterback in the NFL, you have to lead your offense to a reasonable amount of points so that you don’t need that 4th quarter comeback, because we all know sometimes you just come up short. So good luck, Tebow. I believe you have great traits. But sometimes it just isn’t enough. You have to MAKE it enough. Can he? I don’t know. I hope you can, but people need to realize Tebow’s not invincible.
While some of us Cardinal fans would have rested easier if Stanford had won the game without the drama, ultimately it was the best thing for Luck and Co. First of all, Luck reinforced the opinion of scouts the Luck should be the Number 1 overall pick. He has shown that he can lead a comeback win, doesn’t panic in the clutch, has good clock management skills, and he doesn’t dwell on his mistakes, such as the Pick-6 he thew towards the end of regulation. He didn’t quit, tried again, and was sucessful. Luck has all the elements of a franchise quarterback that scouts love, and now he aslo has shown he has what it takes to lead a comeback win against a big rival. With Clemson losing, the win not only kept Stanford’s winning streak alive, it propelled them to the Number 4 spot. When a good team that seems invincible loses, like the Yankees, criticism is thrown everywhere. But when they prove that they can win even when it doesn’t come by the usual overpowering methods, they are elevated to the plateau of a great team. Winning is the name of the game, and thats what Stanford did. Much like Tim Tebow and the Broncos, it wasn’t pretty, but it worked. And if it works, that’s all we fans care about.
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