Tim Tebow Part 2: Broncos vs. Lions
In the modern era, success can partially be measured on whether or not your brand is converted into a verb, think Google. Well, with that said, Broncos quarterback, Tim Tebow is now a success as his last name has been converted to a verb with the term “Tebowing”.
But, as he enters his second NFL start, Tebow will have to do more than simply kneel and pray for a win in the now coined Tebow stance, he will have to play smart and without fear. Not only is he playing with a subpar cast of role players and a lack of a real offensive star, Tebow goes against the most feared defensive line in the NFL on Sunday.
No player has ever polarized opinion like Tim Tebow. Regardless of his convictions, which he does stick to, and his abilities Tebow has always been a winner. He is the only player to ever attend 3 straight Heisman ceremonies in New York, he has won a national title, he has won a state title, he has set records and he has been the center of doubt, but through it all, Tebow has won.
After looking awful for 55 minutes last Sunday he led his team to victory with 2 minutes left in the game against Miami last Sunday, sort of like another Denver quarterback from the past……hmmm
Tebow will be missing running back Willis McGahee this week and most likely for the rest of the year, so the pressure is on for the second year QB. With McGahee out, look for the Broncos to turn Tebow loose in the running game against the Lions. He has the size and speed to make things happen and the Lions love to rush the quarterback. If the Lions get too blitz happy, the Broncos may end up converting themselves into a strange version of the wildcat with Tebow.
As for the Lions, they will be without running back Javhid Best and possibly quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford was injured on the last offensive play against Atlanta last week. Stafford has practiced this week and he got through a full work out unscathed on Friday. Despite him being listed as questionable, expect him to start.
There is guaranteed to be an excitable Mile High crowd rallying around their magic quarterback against the Lions pass defense, which is ranked ninth in the league. Tebow doesn’t have the greatest receiving corps to throw to, nor the best arm so look for Tebows feet to be the difference for the Broncos this week.