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On Tebow, believing and beating Tom Brady

I covered the playoff game between the Broncos and Patriots Saturday and while this is a Dolphins blog, allow me to discuss with you something we rarely get to talk about on a Dolphins blog -- the playoffs.

Coming out of the thumping of the Broncos by the Patriots it's clear to me that while Tom Brady continues to play at his current level, the Dolphins have little chance of winning the AFC East unless they find their own franchise quarterback. I'm not talking about finding a nice quarterback or a fair quarterback or caretaker. I'm talking a Top 10 QB is necessary for Miami to compete with the Patriots.

Otherwise Miami is merely playing for second place in the division.

Coming out of that game, it struck me as odd one comment I heard in the press box from a journalist. Mocking the fact the Broncos were getting shredded, he turned to another writer and asked mockingly, "Where's Tim Tebow's God tonight?

Obviously, Tebow is a man of faith and he delivered an impassioned speech to his teammates before the game that was taken straight out of the Bible. It didn't work.

But does that diminish the power of faith?

I say not.

I say without faith we have nothing.

Now, some people put their faith in God. Some people put their faith in their abilities. Some put their faith in the greater group, as Vince Wilfork said following the game. But faith was at work all over the field last night.

Believing is important is important in sports. You cannot succeed unless you do not believe.

Today on Sportscenter the analysts discussed Tebow's future. It was interesting to hear their take -- even known Tebow hater Merrill Hoge who clearly has allowed his dislike of Tebow's game to blind his analysis.

The topic that came up was whether Tebow be the Broncos QB going forward. Tom Jackson made a troubling statement about Tebow when he wondered aloud if "Tebow's fansbase" would allow Denver President John Elway to make a change.

"Tebow's fanbase," seems odd phrasing to me. It makes the group sound like some cult or something. It makes them sound like drones that approve of everything Tebow does regardless of those actions. 

I'm a Tebow fan. I make no apologies for that because I like his approach off the field and appreciate his winning ways on the field. I identify with the fact Tebow's unorthodox. I love that he's gritty. And after he took a 1-4 team and helped it get in the playoffs, I cannot deny he wins.

But I'm not blind and I don't think "Tebow's fansbase" is blind. I'm not the spokesman for that fanbase, but allow me to tell you what I think Tebow's fanbase will allow, Tom Jackson:

They'll allow a legitimate quarterback competition for the right to start.

They'll allow the winner of that competition to have as much support as possible.

They'll allow for the idea that Tebow's mechanics are not very good, but mechanics can change and improve with coaching -- just ask Aaron Rodgers -- and in a lockout offseason, Tebow didn't get that coaching.

Tebow's fanbase understands that the guy they root for is not a complete player. But he's only 16 games into his NFL career. That's a bit early to throw up your hands and say, "Tebow's got no chance to improve, or Tebow absolutely positively cannot be a good NFL quarterback."

The statement is idiotic.

Perhaps you disagree. That's fine. It's America. But if you disagree, tell me how it is Drew Brees got two years of struggles knowing he would never be taller than 6-foot and a national outcry didn't ensue. Tell me how it is Mark Sanchez was awful his rookie season but the folks in New York thought him capable of improving because he went to the playoffs with his team?

No one said Sanchez needed to go after that terrible first full season as a starter. How is it that Tebow similarly takes the Broncos to the playoffs and he doesn't get the same room for growth?

Look, Tim Tebow is not Tom Brady. Nowhere close. Brady played Goliath to Tebow's David Sunday and Goliath clearly won. But I cannot discount Tebow's growth potential. I cannot discount that he was in a playoff game last night. And I cannot discount the fact that when the Broncos bring in competition for him next year, he just might do what he's been doing for a long time going back to college.

Win

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Kind of uncharacteristic of Rodgers.

He has the Tebow Like WILL **with** the skills.

I have a feeling he's about to break loose.

A three an out here, or a quick series and it'll be all tied up.

Predictions: Eli unravels quickly-Don't blimk!

Eli doesn't crack.....

McCarthy is obviously a good coach but he's going to get raked over the coals for some of his decisions today if they lose.

Eli has the demeanor of a boy scout, but he plays like a champion.

No crack in Eli....

Tebow has a chance to get better, yes, but I think your analysis armando is also blinded by your dislike for Hodge's. Tebow DOES have a fan base that is completely blind to what goes on, who will worship him no matter what. Elway IS bound, at least next year, by his fan base to start Tebow. Any competition will be met with "he earned the outright start"

But Eli does have a fine crack

That FG had some movement....

When did Denver turn into Provo?

LOL @ fake Kris @ 7:19.....

I rest my case.

Bye bye odin's assss......

Kind of uncharacteristic of Rodgers.

He has the Tebow Like WILL **with** the skills.

I have a feeling he's about to break loose.

A three an out here, or a quick series and it'll be all tied up.

Predictions: Eli unravels quickly-Don't blimk!

Posted by: Odin's Bottom | January 15, 2012 at 07:00 PM

YOU LOOK LIKE A REAL IDIOT!! AS USUAL!!!

15-1 and ousted in your first home game.....THATS Gotta sting alot!!!

Rodgers and Brees were both becoming too in love with themselves. This is good.

Nothing against Eli, I'm just saying, he's not even in league with Rodgers,
Posted by: Odin's Bottom ,

hahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahha!!!!!!,

Hey, odin's bottom, you and Jeff Suckland undoubtedly want to hire Philbin because yoy think the Packers and Dom Capers almighty (worthless) defense is championship material, now what do you want to do, it's not Philbin's fault this game looks like a NY Giants win, but my point is, you two are classic "hole-jumpers", that's a guy when I'm out fishing and catching wants my spot, but problem is, my technique, boat, equipment, method and other factors go into my success, so just stealing my spot (Philbin) does not guarantee you "the hole-jumper" ANY success, point being, be careful what you wish for,

(ps) Aloco, I am keeping my promise, one sentence per post limit, today only of course.

YOU LOOK LIKE A REAL IDIOT!! AS USUAL!!!

Posted by: Armando Stitz | January 15, 2012 at 07:26 PM

Well, if you like THAT! You're going to love this!

Looks like SanFran in the Super Bowl fo sho now. Green Bay is the only team that could have stopped them.

The Giants just can't match up with the Niners.

Green Bay has one of the worst statistical defenses out there and Eli was VERY LUCKY to get by THEM.

The Niner's D is tons better and the Little Boy Scout won't have a CHANCE under ANY circumstances.

Congratulations Hrabaugh and Niners!


P.F.T,

Zimmer and Dolphins picking up steam.

I HOPE SO.

WHERE'S THE BRAIN DEAD IDIOT WHO YESTERDAY SAID:

"ELI MANNING IS BASICALLY MATT MOORE"

ROTFLMAOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Conference Championship games. 3 of 4 teams = great defense. Put that in your QB pipe and smoke it.

NY G!

Here we GO!

Let's make a gentleman's wager.

If the Giants beat down the Pack, I will quit blogging for a week(go ahead, make your jokes everyone).

If the Pack wins, you have to limit your infamous rants to two paragraphs or less for a week.

Is it a BET?

Posted by: Odin's Bottom | January 15, 2012 at 04:45 PM

------------------------------------------------------------

See YA in a WEEK......

(ps) Aloco, I am keeping my promise, one sentence per post limit, today only of course.
Posted by: stillhardcoredolphinsfan | January 15, 2012 at 07:38 PM

Hardcore,

First off, it's TEAM GAME. As you yourself said earlier. Or doesn't that fit your latest attempts at "Adjusted Hindsights"-ROTFLMAO!

Secondly, if you think Eli is better than Rodgers, Go EAT HIS DIK!

Eli's just been along for the ride all season!

Let's see if Aaron Rodgers has the "Willing Spirit".

If, he gets the ball back.

WOW, DID YOU SEE THAT CRUCIAL 3RD DOWN CONVERSION THROW BY MATT MOORE? OOPS, I MEAN MANNING!

ELI MANNING = MATT MOORE

SOMEONE WAS SMOKING A BAD BATCH OF CRACK YESTERDAY. ROTFLMAO!

but my point is, you two are classic "hole-jumpers", that's a guy when I'm out fishing and catching wants my spot, but problem is, my technique, boat, equipment, method and other factors go into my success,

Posted by: stillhardcoredolphinsfan | January 15, 2012 at 07:38 PM

You call waiting to the last second and jumping on Eli's dik sucess?

Dude, you didn't have shyt to say about ANYTHING until late in the 4th quarter.

You sir are a FVCKING JOKE ;)

You ain't fooling anyone, Jesus Christ.

Every game has a winner and loser. How hard is it to wait until three minutes left in the game and jump on the bandwagon.

Kids today ARE retarded. Get some help DucheBag.


Yes. You were right. The Giants owned the GB Packers.

NOW THAT'S ONE HELLUVA CRUCIAL TD DRIVE MATT MOORE, OOPS I MEAN ELI MANNING LED!

WHERE IS THAT IDIOT WHO YESTERDAY SAID:

MATT MOORE = ELI MANNING

THAT WAS THE DUMBEST COMMENT 0F THE ENTIRE YEAR!!!! LOL

"NOT A WONDERFUL DAY IN MR. RODGERS NEIGHBORHOOD TODAY"!

Tee....

NY Giants D sucks......27th in the NFL....

Maybe you should spend less time smoking....and more time reading.....

However....

A FACT that you can not change is this......

3 OF THE THE 4 TEAMS LEFT HAVE 1ST RD QBS PLAYNG FOR THEM.....

And I'll smoke that all day.....want some....

Could we be looking at a Pats vs. Giants SB redux?

See YA in a WEEK......
Posted by: Kris | January 15, 2012 at 07:40 PM

You can't be like Hardcore and wait till the games be decided to take the bet.

Boy, you guys sure don't have and sportsmanship.

Guess what, I'll bet you the Packers win the Super Bowl last year?

Duh!

That's some awesome D the Giants have.

It was only a matter of time before other teams caught up with Harbaugh's sluggish ball control style. Getting harbaugh would have been more of the same old Parcells blueprint.

It catches you off guard at first, but it doesnt take too long to catch up too. 49ers will be one and done in the playoffs. Then everything will be downhill after that.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | December 11, 2011 at 10:51 PM

IM PICKING THE GIANTS TO WIN IT ALL THIS YEAR. IF A TEAM CAN GO INTO THE "FROZEN TUNDRA" AND WIN A CRUCIAL PLAYOFF GAME. WINNING IN SUNNY CALIFORNIA SHOULD BE "NO PROBLEM".

Wheres that idiot Yesterdays Fool? LOL!!!!

Matt Moore isnt even in Eli Mannings league.......He hasnt even been to a playoff game, let alone a SB....

PPL who thought differently are probly the most stubborn dolfans to date...Just Sayin

Discount double choke

It is becoming evident that, yes, Defence wins Championships.

I've heard Tom Coughlin is hung like a horse. Reporters who have seen it say it's just enormous.

It's not a bet with me....

You SAID it....be a man...stand by YOUR SELF- IMPOSED WORDS....

And stop being a sore loser.. ....

Dam....

If your gonna cry about it....don't say it.....

Encore below LOL....


It was only a matter of time before other teams caught up with Harbaugh's sluggish ball control style. Getting harbaugh would have been more of the same old Parcells blueprint.

It catches you off guard at first, but it doesnt take too long to catch up too. 49ers will be one and done in the playoffs. Then everything will be downhill after that.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | December 11, 2011 at 10:51 PM

YG DB FOOL loves to mock others...yet he ends up the BUTT of his own statements. LOL

Hey Mando how are all of your elite QB's doing?
Roethlisberger, Rogers, Ryan: One & Done


ps) I make predictions on here too, just haven't had anyone like me bust my balls for them yet :)

Posted by: | January 15, 2012 at 04:44 PM


stillhardcoredolphinsfan,

Lol.. I'm good SHCDF...

BTW..

Can anyone tell me who I said was going to win and the final score? LOL


NY G!

Here we GO!

Let's make a gentleman's wager.

If the Giants beat down the Pack, I will quit blogging for a week(go ahead, make your jokes everyone).

If the Pack wins, you have to limit your infamous rants to two paragraphs or less for a week.

Is it a BET?

Posted by: Odin's Bottom | January 15, 2012 at 04:45 PM

OB,

Whasssss up?????

Can someone please tell me who won the Giants game??

Take your rankings and shove them up your @ss. Did you watch the game? Did you watch that D rip GB apart and put Eli in position all day? That's great D you nitwit. But to add to your QB BJ love THE BEST qb left playing this year was a 6th rounder. NY finished the year 9-7 also buddy, that don't mean shht today does it?

Posted by: stillhardcoredolphinsfan | January 15, 2012 at 07:38 PM

You call waiting to the last second and jumping on Eli's dik sucess?

Dude, you didn't have shyt to say about ANYTHING until late in the 4th quarter.

You sir are a FVCKING JOKE ;)

You ain't fooling anyone, Jesus Christ.

Every game has a winner and loser. How hard is it to wait until three minutes left in the game and jump on the bandwagon.

Kids today ARE retarded. Get some help DucheBag.


Posted by: Odin's Bottom | January 15, 2012 at 07:46 PM

He's crude, but he's also right hardcore.

You didn't have nothing to say until the game had already been decided.

YG DB FOOL = Greek for A-Hole. LOL!

NY G....lol.....

You deserve to talk SH@T.....

Good call...

It is like a shut out Pitcher, you know...

Packers and AINTS offense just go to show ppl that DEFENSE is more important in playoffs than explosive offenses....Pats dont count, they played the tebows which makes them the exception since denver should have never been in that position in the first place....just sayin!!!

Check out the wisdom of YG DB FOOl, the blogger who loves to laugh at others:


It was only a matter of time before other teams caught up with Harbaugh's sluggish ball control style. Getting harbaugh would have been more of the same old Parcells blueprint.

It catches you off guard at first, but it doesnt take too long to catch up too. 49ers will be one and done in the playoffs. Then everything will be downhill after that.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | December 11, 2011 at 10:51 PM

LOL,

Even the greatest NFL experts didnt see Alex Smith's passing game yesterday coming. Easily the entire best passing day of his career.

Against the Giants he'll need another. Dont forget, that was Aaron Rodgers the Giants defense put the brakes on yesterday. Next week should be "kids play" in comparison putting the btakes on Alex Smith.

San Fran defense is the real deal, so my next week pick is:

G-Men 20 Frustrated Niners 13

That's exactly what I expected from you tee....

When faced with the FACTS....you bury your head in the sand and are REDUCED to clumsy childish insults.....

Your a joke....lol....

Post some more and entertain me.....

WHERE IS THAT IDIOT WHO YESTERDAY SAID:

MATT MOORE = ELI MANNING

THAT WAS THE DUMBEST COMMENT 0F THE ENTIRE YEAR!!!! LOL

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | January 15, 2012 at 07:47 PM

----

Who is the real idiot? 1 guess...LOL

Giants WON.

It's not a bet with me....
You SAID it....be a man...stand by YOUR SELF- IMPOSED WORDS....
And stop being a sore loser.. ....
Dam....
If your gonna cry about it....don't say it.....
Posted by: Kris | January 15, 2012 at 07:53 PM

Nobody had enough confidence in the Giants to bet on them.

You can't lose a bet if no one has the balls to make one with you.

It ain't my fault they suck.

No crying here, I hate the Giants just as much as I hate the Pack.

PS: Rodgers is still the better of the two.

PS: I also agree with Always Hardcore!

I keep hearing comparisons between Eli and Rodgers.

I been following Eli for as long as most of you. I would hands down take Eli over Rodgers any day, any game.

As I said earlier... The turning point for the Giants was when they beat NE. They went out on the road, in 50 below weather with Tom Coughlin face almost frost bitten off his head and beat the undefeated pats.

I see a rematch in this superbowl with the same results.

In closing... I wanted Tom Coughlin as our new HC but that ain't going to happen for many, many years as they lock him into a new contract.

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