I told myself I wasn’t going to stay embroiled in the Tim Tebow craze, but here I am.
I have to get this off my chest because something really stinks in Denver, and it’s not just Tebow’s play. Don’t get me wrong, Tebow has been nothing short of horrific this season (further proof that Josh McDaniels ran the Broncos franchise into the ground). I just do not think that Tebow has been placed in a position to succeed.
Tebow’s strength is working out of the shotgun. At least that way, the Broncos coaching staff could take advantage of his mobility. Get him out on the run. Hell, anything but having him line up over center.
Denver should take a page out of what the Carolina Panthers are doing with Cam Newton. The Panthers are utilizing spread-like formations to take advantage of Newton’s mobility and improvisation skills. Hell, the Panthers run the spread option at times for crying out loud.
This not to say that Tebow and Newton are comparable. Newton has FAR more ability than Tebow. However, both are mobile QBs who excel in making plays on the run.
For some reason, Broncos head coach John Fox has been hesitant to utilize spread formations for Tebow. Team president John Elway does not seem hell bent on making Fox do so.
The more I think about this, the more I believe that the Broncos actually do not want Tebow to succeed. It’s obvious that the Broncos coaching staff does not believe he is their QB of the future. After all, Fox and Elway did not draft him.
But there comes a time where common sense and winning games should trump stubbornness. Give the kid a chance to win and evaluate him accordingly.
It’s the only fair thing to do.