5 Things Tim Tebow Must Do to Win over John Elway

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5 Things Tim Tebow Must Do to Win over John Elway
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Lost in all the excitement surrounding Tim Tebow's success in Denver is the fact that the rookie quarterback still has a long way to go in making the transition to the NFL game.

As impressive as the six-game winning streak he's led is, as uncanny as his knack for coming through big in the clutch, Tebow won't be able to hide behind the option-offense forever. Eventually, he'll need to learn how to be as effective from the pocket as he has been at running John Fox's version the option offense.

Give coach Fox due credit for designing an offense tailor-made to suit the talent he has at his disposal. While some coaches, in stubborn adherence to a particular system, would rather continue attempting to force a square peg through a round hole, Fox has turned a weakness into a strength. He's brought the Broncos back from the dead by recognizing the advantage of running a scheme that opposing NFL defenses aren't used to seeing.

Of course, it goes without saying that Tebow deserves his share of the credit for Denver's recent success, as well. His athletic ability, infectious enthusiasm and ability to make plays when it counts has as much to do with the impressive about face the Broncos have made this year as anything else.

That said, how far the Broncos can ride the QB-option is questionable, at least if past history is any indication. In order for Tebow to maintain the level of success he's enjoyed so far, he'll need to continue his development towards becoming as effective from the inside of the pocket as he is on the outside.

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