Tim Tebow: Why He Is Still the Mile High Messiah Minus Josh McDaniels

Jason DanielCorrespondent IDecember 7, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 05:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos during warm-ups prior to the start of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 5, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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By now we have all heard that Josh McDaniels services are no longer needed in Denver. Next, we started hearing that 75 percent of all coaches within the NFL are not Tebow supporters, jeopardizing Tebow's future in the Mile High city.

Most of what I have read in regards to criticizing McDaniel's tenure in Denver centered around his "terrible" personell decisions. We all know he shipped out Cutler instantly. Marshall and Scheffler the next year. Peyton Hillis after that. What's worse, is that his draft picks aren't doing anything--yet.

Before I go on, allow me to offer McDaniels some praise. Anybody that can make Kyle Orton among the league leaders in passing, with Brandon Lloyd as the primary receiver is doing something right. Yes, McDaniels is better suited for an offensive coordinator position, but still.

It is still way too early to call any of his draft picks busts. If by some miracle John Gruden takes over this team and wins a Superbowl in 2-3 years it will be because of Tebow under center, Thomas and Decker in the wings, and the current rookie offensive line that will improve.

Good coaches get maximum potential out of their players, and McDaniels did that with his offense. As much as I want to blame him for the defense (or not addressing the defense), I can't. He came directly from New England, where they play by the "we don't need defense when we can score 45 points a game" philosophy. Sadly, we couldn't score that many points, only allow others to do so.

Now lets get back to this Tim Tebow fellow, who many feel went down with McDaniels ship. Here is my question to you, 75 percent of coaches that apparently aren't fans (where that number came from I'll never know):

After watching McDaniels trade away the fan favorite quarterback, are you really going to come into Denver and immediately make the same mistake-on a much bigger scale? 

Of course not.

"Drafting Tebow was a waste!"

Well, we have already drafted him. He's already a sunk cost, so we might as well use him. Trading him away or allow him to rot on the bench makes him a wasted pick, playing him does not. It's a shame that McDaniels wasn't around long enough to allow Tebow to take the reins when he was actually ready. As long as our season is lost, at least we have a reason to watch.


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