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Former Florida Heisman-award-winning quarterback, now Denver Broncos NFL 1st Round Pick Tim Tebow had what has to be graded as an outstanding first go at being an NFL Quarterback, even with the matter of his throwing motion still an issue – at least here.
You’ve got to wonder what his detractors, like Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones, think?
Remember that just days before the 2010 NFL Draft, Jerry Jones was recorded getting off a drunken blast against the idea of drafting Tim Tebow:
What does Jerry say now?
But that aside for a moment, Tim Tebow showed why Denver Head Coach Josh McDaniels said he’s got “that something” that makes him a winner, and made the Broncos select Tebow as the 23rd pick in the 1st Round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Tebow started in the 4th quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals and finished 8 of 13 for 105 yards, and 10 yards rushing, with one touchdown. One near-fumble was ruled an incomplete pass, and it looked like the Bengals just missed picking off two of Tebow’s passes because of that still-long wind-up of his.
But one play showed why Tim Tebow’s going to be a star in the NFL.
The ESPN Play-by-Play reads like this:
1st and 10 at CIN 40 – (Shotgun) T.Tebow pass deep right to B.Davis pushed ob at CIN 7 for 33 yards (K.Hebert).
But what it doesn’t show is Tim Tebow, a left-hand-thrower, scrambling to his right, then as he ran throwing a nice spiral down the field to Davis for 33 yards.
Even my Mom, who loves NFL football and misses watching it with my late stepfather (which is one reason I make these trips to Georgia), had to stop and watch Tim Tebow on the kitchen TV set. “He’s one to watch, and I like him” she said. With that scramble play, Tim Tebow passed the Mom test, with flying colors – and that was before he scored his first touchdown.
You can’t help but wonder what all of his detractors think. Remember Kelly at Aventine Bar in San Francisco, who got off this hilarious anti-Tebow rant:
Or what about Eric Berry, the Tennessee Volunteer who was the 1st Round Pick of the Kansas City Chiefs, and who said to this video blogger that Tim Tebow was the hardest player he’d ever hit?
What do all of these people – Jerry, Kelly, and Eric – have to say? What about the rest of the Tim Tebow hater-nation? Which, come to think of it, has it’s own website, TimTebowHaters.com. As of this writing, they’re silent on his first game performance.
Or what about former NFL Head Coach Jim Johnson, who came into the NFL when Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys, and who said Tim Tebow couldn’t play in a pro-style offense?
What do all of these geniuses have to say? Stay tuned.
Oh, and Tim Tebow’s next objective should be to learn to throw the classic three-quarter-to-overhand delivery starting from his shoulders, not his mid-chest region.