So-called Experts Are Dead Wrong About Denver Broncos: Tim Tebow
I'm a surfer who loves chasing hurricane swells. As such, I can tell you that whenever I hear predictions regarding how many hurricanes we are going to have, well.. The predictions are good for a laugh and nothing else.
Predictions by the so-called experts in football can have a much more intense impact on an individual player in regards to where they are drafted.
You can have a Hall of Famer picked in the sixth round as a result of the expert's opinions, as was the case for Tom Brady.
Or you can have busts picked with the first pick in the draft, such as... well, you could get ten people together they would all give you a different answer to that one.
Enter Florida Gator Tim Tebow. The Mainstream media may as well as have done a tag team pile drive wrestling move on him, in their attempt to sabotage his career with their erroneous takes.
The mainstream media loves to glorify the gun-slinging thugs of the NFL who go to stripper bars and make it rain, the prima donnas who act as cancers in team's locker rooms, the drug addicts and murderers and, well... you get the picture.
So it is no surprise to me that when Tim Tebow enters the league, the liberal mainstream media with great disdain and delight will do everything in their power to demonize the saint.
I have to draw the line in the sand here after seeing the masses being spell bound by all the so—called experts who insist on keeping their heads buried in the sand while writing off everything Tim Tebow managed to accomplish as if Tebow's success was a fluke.
Taking my queues from the many dragons I have slain, it is high time for me to sow my fury with a flame throwing session of my own, on the so-called experts who have dared to distort the collective mindset of Tebow's persona.
These dragons have managed to completely void much of the phenomenal accomplishments which ought to act as super launching pad for Tebow's NFL career. Rather, they would have the masses believe that these accomplishments are a stigma, with their mangled take on Tebow.
Tebow makes this mission as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. Just as the media attempted to do a curb stomp on Tebow's career, by running him over with Madden's Bus, here is my attempt to do a little stomping of my own.
Oh, it's on...
CBS Sports.com's, highly esteemed Senior writer Pete Prisco wrote an article claiming that McDaniel's job is toast.
I have a message for Pete. I want your paycheck, and how, but first let's take a look at what you are poisoning the lens of reality with:
Pete Prisco: April 22, 2010
'Broncos' McDaniels can kiss job goodbye with Tebow pick
...Your days are numbered.
When you trade away Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler, the key components in the Broncos' passing game in a year span, and then draft Tim Tebow in the first round of the draft, you are sending a loud message.
Talent doesn't matter...
Nobody in their right mind would ever say that Tebow plays the position better than Cutler. But Cutler was shipped out for being a bad boy.
Now they have Saint Timmy to fix things...
But the skills aren't there. He isn't close to being as good as Jimmy Clausen.'
How is it that talent does not matter in regards to the phenomenal success of a player who broke the standing NCAA Division 1A record for a four year's passer rating (06-09)—while breaking a few dozen other SEC and NCAA records—to be arguably the best player in college football history?
Pete Prisco has put on a clinic for being a PAC 10 homer. His disdain for the SEC and Tebow has gotten the best of the so-called expert's judgment.
Tebow has yet to play a down in the NFL, yet he is being compared to being obsolete in comparison to the performance of a pro?
Talk about apples and oranges...
Right now the only comparison we can make between Tebow and Cutler is at the college level. While we are at it, lets see how Jimmy Clausen faired, shall we?
But first, the Commodores were 11-35 during Cutlers’ tenure, including going 5-27 versus the SEC. Not saying it was Jimmy's fault, just sayin'...
Here is where the three quarterbacks stacked in regards to their vital stat’s...
1. Tim Tebow, Florida
Passing Yards: 9,285 / TD: 88 / INT: 16
Rushing Yards: 2947 / TD: 57
QB Rating: 170.8
Passing Yards: 8,697 / TD: 59 / INT: 36
Rushing Yards: 1,256 / TD: 17
QB Rating: 125.9
Passing Yards: 8,148 / TD: 60 / INT: 27
Rushing Yards: -355 / TD: 5
QB Rating: 161.43
With 145 TDs, Tebow has three more career touchdowns than both quarterbacks combined!
Tebow has 27.14 more quarterback rating points than the average of both quarterbacks combined.
Tebow has over 2,446 more rushing yards than the average of both players combined.
Tebow has 862 more passing yards than the average of both quarterbacks combined.
Pete Prisco = False Prophet
John Clayton, April 22, 2010
John listed the Broncos as being among the losers in the draft.
How could drafting a WR, who averaged over 25 yards per catch his senior season, to fill a dire need at WR paint the Broncos as losers?
Or McDaniels sneaking back into the first round, after racking up a bunch of draft selections to pick up arguably the greatest player in college football history, be equated in the loser column?
Broncos racked up three third round selections (70, 87, 84,) while trading down in the first round.
To move back up and into the first round of the 2010 NFL draft, the Broncos gave up two fourth round selections (113 and 114) along with a third round selection (87).
With all the maneuvering to move back up, the Broncos still managed to gain more than they lost value wise, considering they gained three third round selections.
Broncos only gave one third round selection along with two fourth round selections to come garnish their two first round picks after starting the day off with only one.
That is what I call magic! Broncos had one of the most amazing drafts I have ever seen in my life. They managed to snag steal after steal while juggling around 20 selections when it was all said and done.
Josh McDaniels wizardry had even the so-called expert’s spellbound (Clayton especially) who considered McDaniels to be the loser after the first round.
This was Clayton’s day one take of the 2010 NFL drafted:
"Clausen, Broncos come up short...
The NFL was a winner by having a Thursday night draft that featured seven trades, numerous surprise selections and big-name drama that came when Tim Tebow went to the Denver Broncos...
What is Josh McDaniels doing?
Tebow might be the most interesting selection of Day 1, but why Denver?
After going 2-8 down the stretch in 2009, a bad start to the 2010 season (and a losing season) could put McDaniels' job in jeopardy.
He's had to redo his defensive line and make upgrades at linebacker during this offseason.
I'm not sure the Broncos have the luxury of developing Tebow under these circumstances."
Half of the trades that John was excited about were done by the Broncos, and he has the nerve to paint them as losers?
How did the Broncos launching like a rocket from the 29th ranked passing defense to being ranked No. 3, while the rookie head coach had his team in transition to a 3-4, not get taken into account by John?
Or how the rookie head coach having his QB ranked all the way up in 11th position after losing the fixture on the right side of the offensive line during their seventh game after going 6-0 up to that point not get taken into account?
Especially when you considering the offensive line was in transition to a power scheme, from the zone blocking scheme the Broncos were famous for?
How can Clayton make the Grade A Beef McDaniels stacked his defensive line with through the FA, more of a question than a much needed answer for Denvers ailing rush defense? Do you have something against upgrades, John?
John Clayton is The Man, and as a man he is allowed to play his 'Human Card.' Starting with his mistake regarding the draft, with a question of what McDaniels was doing, is clearly reflective of him being perplexed by McDaniels' wizardry.
And considering how he too may have been swept away with the dust cloud stirred by the likes of Pete Prisco and Mel "the hyper" Kiper, a cloud that was designed to diminish the brilliance of one Tim Tebow, John gets a free hall pass. It is what it is, McDaniels even has his own fan base not knowing whether he is up and coming or going.
Mel Kiper, the so-called draft guru, is looking like the 'Wizard Of Oz'; a character without a heart, brain, and courage to tell it how it really is...
This is some of his take on Denvers Broncos 2010 Draft...
Draft grade: C-
"I liked the Demaryius Thomas pick, but the three picks (net two picks) for Tim Tebow was a serious leap of faith for a guy who's not as ready to play in the NFL as several other quarterbacks drafted behind him.
I respect Denver's conviction, but its sense of draft board value has to be called into serious question. I think anybody can see that...
We can regrade this one in a few years, and I hope it's better then for as much as I think about the quarterback they drafted."
I think it is fair to say that it is Mel who is the one who has been called into question more often than not with his ridiculous takes.
You would think Mel would learn by now not to over-hype players either in a good or bad light, after the Jamarcus Russell debacle. He made JM out to be the best thing since sliced bread for goodness sakes. Good grief, Charlie Brown.
Clearly Kiper is not settled with just having one foot in his mouth, this guy requires both feet to keep all the hot air from escaping from that big mouth of his.
"I think Tebow has got to develop into a starting quarterback to be in the second round," Kiper said. "I don't think that he can be. Others do. We'll see. I think he can be a very successful H-back. I'll root for Tim Tebow to prove me wrong."
Tim Tebow said...
"I was asked to do something at Florida. I was asked to run a certain style of offense, I was asked to run a certain style of plays.
"And I ran those and I ran those to the best of my ability and we had some success with that.
So now I am being asked to do something different.
"And I am going to do that with all my heart, and I am going try to be somewhat successful with that too.
"That's my goal, and that’s my dream and I'm going to give everything I can to accomplish it."
"You tell me this," Tebow said to Kiper on the radio "What do you think I need to do to be an NFL quarterback? You tell me that."
"You're just too good with the ball in your hands to not think, could he be Frank Wycheck? Could he be Chris Cooley? That's why," Kiper said. "You're too good, doing what you do, Tim, running with the football."
[...]To which Tebow replied, "The quarterback has the ball in his hands every play."
So Tebow is just too good running the ball to be a QB? Now that is exactly the response you would expect from a coward who doesn't have a clue, not an NFL analyst worth his salt.
"When you watch him play, he's strong as a runner and he's great with the ball. He can be that third quarterback in a wildcat formation. He could be an H back or a tight end, like a Frank Wycheck does in NFL. He gives you that third quarterback, that versatile all-around guy.
"I’d say third or fourth round worst-case scenario, second round as a best case."
When a player has one-third more touchdowns and three times the passing yards than rushing, how can the argument be that he is better in a position as a H-Back or receiver for that matter, when we don’t even know if Tebow can even run a route?
Mel Kiper = False Prophet
Coach B. Atkins
Those of us who live in Jacksonville know Tebow can throw. Because that is exactly what he was asked to do while he was here. And boy did he ever light it up.
I managed to catch up with former high school coach B. Atkins. He was one of Tim Tebow's opponents back in the day, and this is what he had to say:
"Omar, Firstly I'd like to add that I viewed his Nease's game tapes for a couple of days and thought what I was seeing was a fluke or maybe lack of competition faced.
"Without going into explicit detail, which in all likelihood would turn into a book and that would be boring and monotonous.
"Basically here in Florida HS football, everywhere you look, it seems as you're facing D-1 talent on every team and there are studies that prove that point.
"Anyway, as a defense we'll likely see various offensive philosophies week to week, i.e., spread, option, and yes, the wishbone, along with I-formation pass/run game, muscle back - (teams using two full-backs in the I-formation.
"I use a 3-3-5 defense that I can transition to a 4-3 or 5-2, and depending on who or what we are facing I'll use defensive back sized linebackers if that is what a situation calls for.
"Versus Nease that is exactly what I did, used a robber MLB to stay home to take away that up the middle on play-action... didn't work. But as I made headway into stopping or slowing down his run game, Tebow started bombing passes all over the yard.
"Now I had the cats that could go man coverage, but Tebow put the ball where it was either going to be an incomplete pass or where only his guy could catch it.
"Let me tell you, a pass interference call was better than letting his receiver make a 60 yd grab. Those of you that think Tebow cannot throw have your heads in the sand.
"Even with disciplined play by the closed-side defensive end, Tebow still took 'em out.
"I don't know, I always want the other team to get into passing mode just for the turnover opportunities, in this case it didn't matter.
"Tebow & Nease put up 510 yards of offense and 42 points.
"Our offense was able to keep up losing by 10 points. But considering that we had a two-year run on defense of only allowing 125 yards of offense and nine points per game, this was failure.
"Anyhow, this kid was a one man wrecking crew and made a believer out of me. The film was not a fluke, he really was/is that good...
"Mechanics are for Volvos... but Tebow always had a repeatable release.
"And after the retooling his release is still within one or two degrees of his release while at UF.
"His release on a three—step is in the 1.95 to 2.01 second range, that’s from taking the ball from center to the top of the drop then getting the ball out of his hand... and falls in line with the best the NFL has to offer.
"Five and seven-step drop times are going to vary due to deeper routes—play action or not, pump fakes, etc.
"Forty times mean absolutely nothing in the game of football? What really matters are acceleration-burst/agility drills, i.e., three cone, 20 yd shuttle & 60 yd shuttle, and 10 yd split.
"In these drills Tebow blistered the times of three of the fastest dudes at the NFL combine. Does Tebow have breakaway speed? No. But after he picks up a 1st down or blasts across the goal line, does it really matter?
"I suggest you ask the cats that caught up to Tebow and took six yards or more to bring him down if speed matters.
"Tebow has more attempts, more completions, and more touchdowns on throws over 15 yards plus in the air than Bradford, McCoy or Clausen.
"One of the reasons Manning is brought up is the fact that kids are drafted on college production. And Tebow blistered Manning's college production—Peyton & Eli, with more yards per attempt, TD/pass ratio, interception percentage, and passer rating.
Thank God he went to my Alma Mater. Go Gators!