Friday, November 18, 2011

Tebow Gets It Done

Used to want the Dawgs to win against Florida so much...

Tebow always seemed to find a way to beat us. We won that one year, can't remember which, but Tebow and UF came back the next year to beat us. Hit pinpoint passes, ran through our defense.


Now the guy is thankfully in the NFL, and I am a big supporter. Love to see a guy play football, speak intelligently afterwards, give credit to his offensive line and even opposing defenders, and give Jesus the glory.

Part of the reason that I root for Tebow is that so many seem to be rooting against him. I listened to Chris Carter and some of the other analysts in the aftermath of the Detroit game. An opposing player for the Lions mocked Tebow's way of giving honor to God. I wanted the analysts to blast the player for his lack of class, but instead they seemed to figuratively pile on Tebow. And the truth is that Tebow's throws have been off at times, and his mechanics are not those of the prototypical NFL QB. But analysts and fans have to remember-- Tebow is for all practical purposes a rookie quarterback. Played a little bit last year, however, this is his first year knowing that he has the responsibility for making Denver go.

Guy had the deck stacked against him. Came in with his team in last place. Nobody expected much. The Broncos lost their key running backs, including Georgia's Knowshon Moreno. Big-time underdog. With all the injuries, the stark reality was that if Denver was going to win, Tebow would have to make it happen.

Fast-forward to last night. Tebow had to perform against a very solid defense. I checked Yahoo and saw that the score was 10 to 10. I searched and searched for the game, but I don't think it was on any channel I could get. I thought that Tebow might find a way to win it. Sure enough. Somehow he led his team to an amazing fourth quarter finish and last-minute victory.

What to expect for the future? Anybody's guess, really. He may get injured, or the team might go on a losing streak. In any case, I wouldn't bet against him. Seen him win too many times.

And frankly, I want him to keep on winning. His eligibility at Florida is up and I am on the bandwagon.

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