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Tim Tebow Is Doug Flutie...Only 6'3", 240lb and Able To Bench Press a Car

Ted PearlmanContributor INovember 30, 2010

As Big a Vertical as Michael Vick
As Big a Vertical as Michael Vick

Doug Flutie is 5'9" and 175 pounds. He makes Michael Vick, who is undersized, look like Hercules. By any physical measure, Flutie should not have been a winning NFL quarterback. Yet he was.

Why? Because winning football games isn't just about having better numbers and tactics than your opponents. Winning football games is about having a superior will to win.

From the time he started playing football, people doubted Doug Flutie's ability to play football. He was simply too small. He spent the rest of his playing life proving the doubters wrong. He had a chip on his shoulder the size of a concrete block that was the source of his will to win.

Forget for a moment that Flutie was motivated by people thinking he was too small to be successful. Now imagine him with Tim Tebow's body. Tebow is 6'3", 240 pounds and is physically stronger and faster than almost any other quarterback in the league. He can bench press 450 pounds and has a 38" vertical leap, elite even for an NBA small forward.

With physical tools like that, Doug Flutie could have willed his team to Superbowls, even in
Buffalo.

Nobody has a stronger will than Tim Tebow (not even Flutie). He believes he must win – for himself, his family, his teammates, and his Maker. It is the source of his will to win. Along with his physical gifts, it led to championships in high school and college. And I have no doubt it will lead to championships with the Denver Broncos.

This is not to suggest that Kyle Orton isn't a good quarterback. He's an extremely hard working, exceptionally professional football player, with good skills. And he's improving.

But he is not the kind of guy who's going to go into the huddle backed up against his own goal line, down 5 points with 1:12 on the clock and make the other players feel like a win is inevitable.

He is not the kind of guy who can will his team to win.

To win Superbowls, you must have a superior will to win.

People are wrong about Josh McDaniels. He made the right decision drafting Tebow.

Watch and enjoy.

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