All Broncos QB Does Is Win, But Not the NFL Way
He has poor mechanics, throws off his back foot, can’t make it in the National Football League, can’t be a starter, can’t understand sophisticated NFL defenses and in short is nothing but a short phenomenon propped up by the fans.
This is what NFL purists have been saying and continue to say about Tim Tebow. Yet Tebow continues to prove them wrong, and it’s driving these NFL purists crazy.
That’s because the purists don’t want to be wrong, they perceive the NFL to be above everything else, that there’s only one way to do things, only one way to succeed, and that’s the NFL way.
But now you have a guy coming along doing those college things, like running the ball and the option – this is thought of in the utmost distain – has his team inspired and playing better because of him, and, well, this is just too much for them to take.
The NFL purists can’t simply handle the fact that someone who is not the prototype quarterback and succeed in the NFL. They can’t stand anyone who dares to do it differently, who is a bit unconventional, who doesn’t take the typical three- and five-step dropbacks and who delivers a ball into double coverage, who does not possess “pure” passing skills.
The NFL purists like quarterbacks the mold of, say, Mark Sanchez. Whether he can win or not, well, that’s up to all the other factors and if not, just blame the coach and fire him.
But along comes Tebow and all he does is win. But he doesn’t win the NFL way, and that’s why the vast majority of those in and around the NFL will never embrace him. He could win a Super Bowl – not likely, but with this guy, never count him out – and that still would not appease the masses. Look, their beloved Peyton Manning has only won one, and that was during a monsoon in Miami when neither team could effectively pass the ball. Peyton had less to do with the outcome of that game than Mother Nature.
But hey, let the purists sit back and kick and scream like immature little kids. All Tebow will do is to continue to do what he does best, and that is win. And fans like it because he’s exciting and fun to watch, As proof, the Broncos-Steelers game had the highest rating of any first-round playoff game. And that’s a win for the networks and the league.