Tim Tebow is not a long-term solution for the Denver Broncos
Yes – Tim Tebow is 3-1 as a starter this year.
Yes – the Denver Broncos are just one game out of first in the anemic AFC West and Tebow played well against the division-leading Oakland Raiders.
Yes – Tebow made a beautiful pass to Eric Decker for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Guess what? That TD pass was only one of two passes that he completed on eight attempts in that game.
The Broncos rushed the ball 55 times in order to beat the Chiefs – a very inconsistent team. The Broncos have done a great job adapting to Tebow’s strengths, including integrating the triple option. However, there’s a reason the triple option isn’t used by anyone else – it doesn’t work because NFL defenses have too much lateral speed. It’s kind of like the Wildcat formation – a “cute” gimmick that may be a popular fad for a bit but will eventually go away. Hell, Michael Vick has more speed than Tebow and HE doesn’t even do that.
When the Broncos face the Jets next week, it’s going to be ugly. I can already see Rex Ryan and the rest of the Jets defense licking their chops to put nine guys in the box and making Tebow throw all game long, especially to the solid secondary. A few weeks later against the Chicago Bears will be the same thing.
There’s no doubt that Tebow is a winner, he simply doesn’t have the skills to sustain long-term success. All this ” he needs time to develop” stuff is crap. Guys like Cam Newton and Andy Dalton have come into the NFL and shown that they could do well right away. They both have the possibility of being franchise QBs.
John Fox and John Elway already know they don’t have the right quarterback on the roster right now. Look for Matt Barkley to be in a Broncos jersey next season.
Posted on November 13, 2011, in NFL, Sports and tagged Broncos, Denver Broncos, Football, John Elway, John Fox, Matt Barkley, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Tebow, Tebowing, Tim Tebow. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.