Re: TEBOW'S MAKING THE PRO BOWL?
posted at 12/2/2011 8:44 PM EST
In Response to Re: TEBOW'S MAKING THE PRO BOWL?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: TEBOW'S MAKING THE PRO BOWL? :
Posted by CharlestonDude[/QUOTE]
Yeah, he seems like a really good guy. But so are a lot of QBs now, and in the past. Tebow is getting a grossly inordinate amount of hype, adoration and support relative to his skills, compared to all of those other QBs.
Flutie never got anywhere near this level of support, but he was a better unconventional QB, had accomplished a lot more, and is every bit the humanitarian. So I don't agree with your explanation, though it is well-considered.
Tebow's not creepy. But the reasons why I and others believe he is getting so much support is creepy. It is not based on merit, but on ideology/theology. That basis of support has always struck me as organically un-American. It runs counter to the very origins of Americanism.
The big plays being made in the Broncos' wins have been made by receivers chasing down Tebow's bad throws, running backs making good runs and especially the defense making big plays, much like the 2010 Chiefs. Tebow makes about four or five good plays per game and hasn't had a problem (yet) turning the ball over (partly by sheer luck, as his passes have often been crazy-off). You didn't see Cassell receive Tebow's same adoration last year, even though he rarely made any turn-overs nor mistakes for a full season, and threw much better passes. It was no more clear that Cassell was not the leading reason the Chiefs were winning in 2010 than it is that Tebow is not the main reason the Broncos are winning in 2011 and, again, Cassell is a much better QB than Tebow. Yet Cassell flew under the wire, comparatively speaking.
You can find many other comparisons, but I think those two say it all.