Tim Tebow, Josh McDaniels The Experts Dont Know Squat

Benjamin RichardsonContributor IMay 19, 2010

DENVER - OCTOBER 04:  Head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos leads his team against the Dallas Cowboys during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 17-10.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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"I don't know where I'll go (in the draft)," Tebow says. "I know that whoever drafts me, they will have a kid who's going to give everything to that organization, to that franchise."...."the one that chooses me will be thankful the other 31 are going to regret it."....draft night.

The 6’3”, 225 lb  quarterback  during his senior season, led the Nease Panthers to a state title, earning All-State honors, was named Florida's Mr. Football and a Parade All-American. Tim Tebow finished his high school career with 9,810 passing yards, 3,186 rushing yards, 95 passing touchdowns and 62 rushing touchdowns. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio, Texas which features the top 78 senior high school football players in the nation and is showcased nationally on NBC television.

Before the 2006 season, Tim Tebow was listed by Sports Illustrated as college football's future top mobile quarterback.

In December of the 2007 season, Tim Tebow became the first underclassman to have been awarded the Heisman Trophy. His record of 23 rushing touchdowns were the highest for any position in the entire SEC history.

 2008, Tim Tebow led the Gators into SEC championship victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. This gave them #2 ranking for the BCS standings, pitting them against #1 seeded Oklahoma Sooners.

They beat the Sooners 24-14, thus earning the 2009 BCS National Championship.

On October 31, 2009 playing against the Georgia Bulldogs, Tim Tebow ran for his 50th and 51st rushing touchdowns, breaking the SEC career record previously held by former Georgia running back Herschel Walker.

In the 2010 Sugar Bowl, Tebow's last college game, he had 533 yards of total offense—a record for a Bowl Championship Series game—and accounted for four touchdowns in a 51–24 Florida win against Cincinnati.


Why would anyone draft this guy in the 1st round right? The idea that he would have to convert to another position was already an insult. This kid had already accomplished so much at every level he had ever played at. Why could he not be a big time NFL QB? The thought seems ridiculous when your think about it.

Tebow said he only needed one team to like him. Only one. The faith, The hope, The belief he could preoduce at a pro level. One Team did believe Mr. Tebow, that team was of course the Denver Bronco's.

More less was actually Josh McDaniels. Who is this guy you may ask? Most people call him an idiot. I happen to like the moves he has made ( though more than less more recently) and actually have found a new type of interest in Denver.

Back to who this McDaniels is before we get to far ahead of ourselves. If you know this go ahead and fast forward.

McDaniels began his coaching career in 1999 as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, working under head coach Nick Saban.

Josh McDaniels joined the Patriots on March 1, 2001 as a personnel assistant in the scouting department and assisted the defensive coaching staff for three seasons. He began serving as the Patriots' quarterbacks coach in 2004 and was named offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach on January 20, 2006.

Coach McDaniels oversaw the offense that broke several NFL records in 2007, including points scored, touchdowns scored and most players scoring a touchdown. Under his tutelage, 2007 NFL MVP Tom Brady broke the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season (50) and led the league in both passing yards (4,806) and passer rating (117.2). Brady also set franchise marks in nearly every major passing category, while new wide receiver Wes Welker set the franchise record for receptions in a season (112). New acquisition Randy Moss broke the NFL record for touchdown receptions with 23 and set the Patriots' franchise record for receiving yards in a season (1,439).

McDaniels worked closely with Tom Brady. In four seasons working with McDaniels, Brady had compiled the top four passer ratings of his eight year career – 92.6 (2004), 92.3 (2005), 87.9 (2006) and 117.2 (2008).

Still to be fully honest Tom Brady last year had a rating of 96.2. Although a drop from 2008 he still clearly is the reason he him self looked so good. McDaniels just played an important role.

My point in the stats is McDaniels had a great influence on arguablly one of the top 5 QB's who ever played the game.

He has always helped the QB's he has worked with produce good numbers. Look at Kyle Orton. He posted career best in 2009 with just one year in the system. McDaniels really cleaned up Orton's mechanics.

Once again he helps QB's.


He has Drafted who many call the greatest QB to ever grace the college field. I say he is just on his journey to be what the father up above has planned for him to be. At this  point from what he has accomplished in his entire career thus far and how I see his work ethic now. He will be not just a good QB, but a special one.

McDaniels already has hinted he wants to use some new stuff not really used in the NFL before. He also commented on his intent to use the spread. Tebow was in the spread of all spreads you could say in Florida and would have a hard time fully adjusting to the pro game in a timely fashion that would make sense for McDaniels.

Clearly McDaniels intends to have Denver accommodate its new QB more than most would like to see. Denver will use a spread and put Tebow in a more comfortable  zone on Sundays. Mixed in with the standard McDaniels playbook which is as easy as a hand written manual to create a space ship from scrap using only a paper clip, pencil eraser and piece of chewed up bubble gum.

Things are actually looking deeper for Tebow with old rival Bulldog Knowshon Moreno (my favorite Bronco) catching passes out of the back field. McDaniels has quietly filled his roster with deadly threats with really high levels of talent. Much of it over shadowed by the talent he let go of to get it.

Damaryius Thomas looks to be good. Add in Eric Decker and those rookies should be ok for the first seasons of both's career's. The class of the organization Eddie Royal will add a real pleasing sight that last year Bronco fans didn't get to see.

A powerful offense.

With that power McDaniels just has to tweak the play book to take advantage of Tebows ability's. He always has played the game to the strength of his QB. This would be no different.

Im not saying this is right out the gate. This is however going to be a better season than last on the offensive side of things.The transition into the Tebow playbook will begin. This year. Some plays Quinn Will run this year. They will be run by Tebow soon enough make no mistake.

Perhaps this is wrong but the evidence is there to show that in true reality McDaniels is just going to tweak the selection of plays to compliment his new franchise QB,thus not having this "huge learning curve" the experts say he will.

Tim Tebow landed in Denver for a reason. McDaniels may not be a genius. He never said he was. He may not be a winning head coach so far. He may not be understood by people because he let players leave that wanted to go since Shanahan was fired.

But....He knows how to coach QB's. Tebow could not have landed in a better place. McDaniels will have Tebow in tip top shape in no time at all. The experts put way to much thought into it all. That's what Tim and Josh were laughing at on draft night. 

Welcome to Denver Mr Tebow.

We Are Ready For Some Football.





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