Category: Football


Tebow unlike any other…

This past sunday, I saw the craziest game I’ve ever seen in my life. For 55 minutes..Tim Tebow looked lost as he tried to sit in the pocket and run a regular offense as prescribed by John Fox. Seemed uncomfortable to say the least. Last two drives tho? looked nearly unbeatable.

Is this just because he’s a clutch player? I contend that while thats part of it, its not all of it. The last five minutes Fox decided (forced to decide) to forget about his offense, and allowed tebow to play to his strengths. Fake runs/screen passes/ moving around in the pocket no huddle and quick counts. He started playing a faster paced game, then he looked in control again. He as allowed to use his emotion as a weapon, and his legs as misdirection. Once he was able to do that the entire dynamic of the game changed.

Was there other factors? yes, there was some luck, prevent defense (which prevents victory) and playing a horrible team. That doesn’t change the reality of what make Tim Tebow comfortable. Fast paced, ever changing, free offense that offenses are scared to run. He may never be a prototypical quarterback, although I believe he will be a good QB in the future, but you can’t write him off because of people saying that its “never been done before”. To give him your full chance would be to allow him to shape the offense to take advantage of his strengths and minimize his weakness’s. Not just attempt to cover up his weakness alone which leads to simply over simplified offense that any defense can defend.

So which player is Tim Tebow? I believe that if he is allowed to you would see a whole lot more of the last 5 minute tebow then the first 55. That is up to John Fox to allow to happen.

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Early NFL season predictions.

We’re just three games in, and already the NFL looks like a strange strange place. The Eagles spent a ton of money bringing in top flight talent and looked like a favorite to win the whole thing, maybe #2 to the Packers. Three weeks, 1-2 and having trouble keeping Michael Vick in the game. We have three teams left standing undefeated, the Packers, the Lions, and the Bills. The packers were easy to see coming of course, the Lions do not surprise me at all, but surprise some, but who saw the Bills coming?

Its funny, cause my preseason prediction was not much different then this one.

NFC
East Winner : New York Giants 12-4
North Winner: Green Bay Packers 13-3
South Winner: New Orleans Saints 10-6
West Winner : San Francisco 49ers 10-6

Wild Card #1: Detroit Lions 11-5
Wild Card #2: Dallas Cowboys 10-6

Now in the NFC there are a couple surprises. The Eagles spent all that money, but I think that unless Vick stays healthy the rest of the year (which I doubt highly) they fall short of the playoffs. I’m going out a little on a limb with the Giants, but I’ve seen them play and they seem really to be working together well and Eli has not been making near the mistakes he has in the past. Maybe he likes being the only Manning playing this year. The 49ers might not be as good as I see here, but in their division I don’t see anyone beating them consistently, and they are 2-1 so they only need 8-5 to get there and with their schedule I think that’s doable. Detroit would not surprise me if they flip with the packers, if not now, then in the next year or two.

AFC
East Winner : New England Patriots 11-5
North Winner: Baltimore Ravens 11-5
South Winner: Tennessee Titans 10-6
West Winner : San Diego Chargers 11-5

Wild Card #1: Buffalo Bills 10-6
Wild Card #2: New York Jets 10-6

The AFC to me shows more parity. I do not see a team that can consistently dominate the league. The patriots would, if they had any sort of defense. The Ravens would if their offense is more consistent. Chargers will get better as the season goes on, and Gates get healthy again. The Bills are not better then the Patriots, but they are darn close and have beaten them once. I’m actually not sure of the Jets being in, but I just do not see the Steeler’s beating them out this year and I just don’t see anyone else.

MVP : Tom Brady
ROY : Cam Newton
DPOY: Jared Allen