He absolutely did not win games. He was part of the Broncos machine that won games and was dominant in the fourth, similar to how it still is now.
Much has to do with coaching and conditioning, and much else with how that team is built with pass rushing closers, a strong back end which limits late game throwing heroics, and a powerful offensive line which wears down opposing defenses in the first three quarters, and piles it on in the fourth.
The difference, is that this broncos team, with a real QB, is asking the QB to go out and win every time he's on the field, and the games reflect that in the scores and statistics.
Tebow's offense was asked not to lose the game for the first 3.5 quarters of each game, and again, the games reflected that.
I'll give Tebow credit for being part of the teams that won those games late (and also lost three regular season games in a row to close the season, similar to your arch enemy Mark Sanchez), but I won't give him credit for winning those games.
I read the boards 10x's, daily. It doesn't take much to know how he feels. I'm not saying that anyone who disagrees with me about Tebow has a hard-on or is clouded in judgement. I'm saying that he in particular, is.
Do i think the Jet's will win the superbowl with Tebow? No.
Do i think they have a better chance than with Sanchez, absolutely.
I understand the criticisms against Tebow, i really do. But to state as if it's a matter of fact that the jets will suck even worse if they start Tebow, is just plain silly.
I can't say Tebow is terrible yet. Let him have a bad year before we label him terrible. After '09 no one was looking to get rid of Sanchez, and it's not like he played spectacularly. He was winning now, he's not anymore. Let's see if Tebow can do it, he did it in Denver.
There's a reason why Fox and Elway got rid of this guy, mate. Tim isn't a good QB and would not help us do any better than Mark does. Not that it REALLY matters at this point, but whatever.
Hopefully, we'll get a viable backup in the offseason (since we're married to Mark for the foreseeable future) and have someone who can actually come into the game when Cantchez screws up again. It'd also be nice to be rid of this Tebow circus that Woody cursed us with.
How do you sell the fanbase on making mark the starter next year? Nobody is going to watch the games if he is the starter.since we're married to Mark for the foreseeable future
Nobody is going to the stadium to watch sanchez next year. nobody. Are you watching how bad this guy? Hes record setting bad.Yes they will, lol. No matter how dumb it is, fans will still tune in and go to games.
Sanchez cannot be replaced by Tebow because there is 0% chance that Tebow is the long-term solution for the NY Jets at QB. There is still something like a 5% chance that Mark Sanchez is the answer. It's slight, but it's still nonzero.
With the financial commitment to Sanchez next season, I will assume that Sanchez and McElroy will "battle" for the starting gig. Sanchez will win the competition. Within the first 4 games or so, if it remains clear that Sanchez just does not have it, then we will have a 12+ game sample size to judge McElroy's long term prospects.
But 2 things are crystal clear to me:
1) We need to offload Tebow some how this offseason. He has some talents, but it is completely canceled out by the media hoopla/distraction.
2) We should not draft a (1st round) QB this year. None of these prospects are worth while. Draft some offensive skill players. Draft a pass rusher. Focus on the 2014 draft for QB (if need be).
His defense had to pitch a shutout to make up for his 56 minutes of SUCK so that he could have that one final miracle drive in the end to eke out an undeserved victory.