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Published on 01/06/2011 at Thu Jan 06 23:56.
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Tim Tebow at Senior BowlAs Jon alerted us earlier today, Tim Tebow’s documentary “Everything in Between” had its’ first airing on ESPN tonight.  The short one hour film gave us a behind the scenes look of everything Timothy Tebow, from his post game rounds at last year’s Sugar Bowl up until the moment he was drafted by our beloved Denver Broncos.

I was late getting home tonight after a long commute from the northern half of  Colorado.  (But anytime I get to pass by Mile High it’s a great day)  Just finished my delayed showing via DVR.  I’m really curious what everyone thought.  I’ll be sharing my impressions and welcome all of our readers to do the same in the comments. 

-First thought: Did Tebow hire Drew Rosenhaus as his agent?  And when did Rosenhaus decide to start dressing 20 years younger?  Then I realized that was his brother Robby.

Robby Tebow or Drew Rosenhaus?  You decide!

Robby Tebow or Drew Rosenhaus? You decide!

-  The jaunt around the Sugar Bowl stadium:  Wow, TT zealots are really annoying.  Hey, I like the guy and am really excited to see how he develops as our starting quarterback.  I consider him our franchise QB of the future until he proves otherwise but people obsess over this guy way too much.  One thing we will have to endure as fans if Tebow does ultimately succeed in the NFL is that he is a polarizing force to the extreme.  There can be no sound judgment with the guy, either you follow him blindly or hate his guts.  You can’t be skeptical or cautiously optimistic.  What’s wrong with you?

-  The interview with his future agent Jimmy Sexton was interesting, especially in how Sexton went all in to land Tebow.  I raised an eyebrow when the criteria became signing with Tim meant he was your exclusive quarterback in the 2010 draft.

-  It put to bed the conspiracy theories that Tim had faked his illness at the Senior Bowl.  Yeah, that assumption is ridiculous, but haters gonna hate.

-  If you were fascinated by all of the player preparation and training leading up to the Senior Bowl, Combine, and Pro Day do yourself a favor and rent or Netflix “Watch Now” Two Days in April.  It’s 90 minutes of this and draft day reaction.  A little slow, but good stuff. Plus you get to see what Bronco Ring of Famer Lionel Taylor is up to these days.  That was part of my problem with this documentary, it was basically of re-hash of that film.

-  By far the most interesting part for myself was the flight to Denver and interview at Dove Valley.  What’s that I spy?  A Brian Xanders interview!  Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the guy on film before.  It became fairly obvious that the drafting of Tebow was the project of McDaniels and X went along with it.  I really wanted to see more inside footage of the McD and Tebow love fest at his pro day we heard so much about.

I will admit that seeing the zoomed out footage of Josh working with Tim on the Gator field and making evaluations made me reminisce over the little guy a bit.  What might have been?  Snap back to reality, Josh had to go.

-It was seriously lacking in any coverage from the NFL combine, they dropped the ball on this one.

- I was slightly disappointed that the doc stopped at the exact moment Tebow was selected by Denver.  The excitement of Draft Day carried over into the film and really did make the final 15 minutes the best part.  I know they ended it at the selection for dramatic pause but  I really wanted to see the reactions right after and possibly even the following days.  Left something to be desired.

Give us a shout out in the comments and tell us what you thought.  I’d much rather follow up there.

  • Brian

    I loved the documentary. It really shows how hard of a worker Tebow is. I wasn't a fan of his when he was at Flordia, but now, I'm getting a jersey! He is a great human and an excellent leader.

  • J in Texas

    um yeah he's pretty much fantastic end of story. not a gator fan not a denver fan, a tim tebow fan -so i guess now a bronco fan.

  • Nizl1982

    In the interest of sanity. He seems like a painfully nice guy and someone who is a pretty good role model for kids. He stands up for what he believes in and I respect that even if I don't always agree with his views. Also, he just seems to work so… hard at everything. I am shocked that I used to dislike the guy. It is funny that people hate him because he really is just such a likeable character. So, I do respect the kid and I hope he does well in the NFL. Not ready to name him President or the next Tom Brady but he's hard not to like!

  • KShip

    I have to agree with you on your last point. But I am a Tebow fan, so I am (not so secretly) hoping the may do a follow up on his rookie year as an NFL quarterback.

  • kerry

    i didnt waste my time. all this nice guy shit doesnt mean he can lead us to Super Bowl wins.

  • Kingpins10

    Then why comment? Kerry always sounds so happy.

  • MrEast

    Xander's didn't sound like a guy who had “nothing” to do with personel decisions. If anything he sounded like a guy who was supportive of McDaniels decisions. Why is he staying again?

  • 42n8

    It was fun. Tebow was shown to be neither saint nor sinner … just a man trying his best to do what he dreamed of since age 6. What captivated me was his ability to balance football with the rest of his life; and to put it into perspective. I'm a fan.

  • kerrysucks

    Whats wrong kerry did someone piss in your cereal? or are you just totally committed to being a miserable prick who never has anything remotely positive to say about the team your supposedly a fan of?

  • Ed T in VA/FL

    I read there were more than 1000 hours of footage shot to make the documentary. Obviously, ESPN had to cut heavily to make it fit in 50 minutes. I, too, would have loved to see the selection..but then again, they are selling the DVD version for the fans to see. You can say the doc was a sales trailer/teaser…

  • Ed T of VA/FL

    BTW, I loved the part about his old Ford Thunderbird not starting…that amidst the notoriety, he also had a common real life, too. I know he loves going back to the Philippines with the orphans since they don't regard him there as Tim Tebow the football star…just Timmy the man.

  • areferee

    I'm a Tebow fan. Nothing new in the show that wasn't already out there for those that have kept up with things. For others, it was a confirmation of what we already knew. Tim Tebow is already a successful man, regardless of what happens in football.

  • The Mascot Army

    (I posted this already, but figured I would repost it in this thread)

    My favorite parts:

    1-McShay's doom and gloom now being locked into history-I almost felt as though they were protecting Kiper by leaving him out of it…almost.

    2-The scene about Tebow's decision making process of where to go for the draft was pretty funny (asking the camera guy etc).

    3-His agent's draft day expectations were right on the money, which really gave credibility to his dry erase baord of teams that had interest in Tebow. Seattle, Buffalo, and NE liked him. Jacksonville and the Redskins didnt. Interesting. You would think the pundits would have as much info, but they have no idea either.

    4-Tebow asking his agent if he should answer the phone on draft day. I think he was teasing his agent, which makes it even funnier.

  • http://www.broncotalk.net Josh Temple

    Anyone notice that Tebow was taking snaps from Walton during the Senior Bowl practices? Thought that was amusing.

  • Gator Hater

    This is must see TV for any high school athlete or coach. I am a UGA grad and a certified “Gator Hater”, but I have to admit that Tebow deserves all the respect and money and all the goodness that comes with being where he is today…starting QB for the Broncos. I have no children yet, but when I do, I hope they look up to somebody like Tim. As of today, I'm a Broncos fan!

  • Scottey

    I enjoyed it and was amazed how the agent had the information so dead on about the movement of the Broncos on the draft board.
    I really appreciated his humbleness when dealing with kids and over-eager fans.

  • http://broncotalk.net Kyle

    I'm a Tim Tebow fan. I knew just about everything talked about it in the documentary. I'm going to be brutally honest.

    I was bored.

    Up until the last 15 minutes when they started talking about the Broncos and the draft anyway. The first 45 minutes felt like a giant “Tebow rocks” commercial.

  • Joseph12

    You wasted your time enough to read this post and comment on it. Food for thought.

  • Ryan K.

    Let me preface this with saying I am a skeptic of Tebow being a legit QB that can take the Broncos to the Super Bowl. Yes his intangibles are off the charts, but his flaws are to numerous to make up for in the NFL which has the best athletes in the world. I grimace at his poor accuracy and just don't think he has what it takes. Yet Kerry's attitude is the epitome of what is wrong with sports fans and our sports culture. Filled with unnecessary cynicism and bitterness at someone who is friendly enthusiastic and positive.

    I am unsure what drives such animosity other than to think that one might think it is fake or just is so miserable the idea of a happy, hard-working, positive person, just reminds them of how miserable they are.

    At this point I think it is unfair to say that Tebow is fake in his personality. He is who he is, which in reality is what drives negative bitter people like Kerry so crazy. Just because you can't relate or don't like a positive attitude does not make Tebow the problem, more likely it is the person in the mirror.

  • Frank

    I missed it!
    Anyone have any clue where I could watch it or if it will be airing again?!!

  • Mark

    I thought the ending was perfect. The documentary was called, “Everything In Between.” The beginning of the film was immediately following his last college game, and the end was immediately before he officially became a professional. I thought the abrupt ending was a simple execution of the whole idea of the documentary.

  • Joe Ohman

    YOUTUBE !

  • TheTroglodyte

    Because he wanted to draft Orakpo or Matthews not Ayers. He didn't want to trade away Hillis and he didn't want to trade for Maroney or LeKevin Smith or any of those other NE goons that we ended up cutting.

  • Triston27

    I think that not seeing much of the combine has more to do with the NFL Network not letting them than it does ESPN films not wanting to put it in the documentary.

  • Kircusmademytunamelt

    TheTroglodyte,

    Where are you getting this information from? I'd love for you to quote sources regarding Xanders' desire to draft Orakpo and Matthews…

  • Scottey

    “I raised an eyebrow when the criteria became signing with Tim meant he was your exclusive quarterback in the 2010 draft.”

    I don't believe that was stated other than if that was a requirement then that is what he would do, but I never heard him say that is what he wanted (tebow)
    I think that the agent put so much time in him making sure that he was prepared he wouldn't have had any time for another client.

  • MrEast

    Yeah… you can't just assume he wanted to do all of those things because it makes you feel better. I can say though that he was very enthused and knowledgeable about the entire interview.

  • http://twitter.com/ds Dave Simon

    I'm a natural skeptic. When we traded up to get Tebow, I was a little ticked off. I wanted to draft on the other side of the ball.

    I am impressed at Tebow's work ethic and his willingness to take criticism and learn from it.

    And obviously, nobody knows what's going to happen. But I think “draft experts” are often wrong. Look at Leaf & Russell. They were touted as having everything, ready-to-go NFL superstars. Neither had the work ethic or attitude to get it done.

  • http://www.broncotalk.net Josh Temple

    That sounded like something his mother was specifically interested in.

  • anthony33

    East, I read the same article about Xanders that Trog is referencing. Can't quite remember where, maybe Maxdenver.

    He didn't just assume anything.

  • anthony33

    well said ref!!!

  • TheTroglodyte

    lol why do you hate so much MrEast? It was an article done by Mile High Sports

    I can't find the original article but I emailed the exerpt to my friend so I pulled that.

    “”“Brian Xanders is a bright guy,” said former Super Bowl winning general manager Charley Casserly. “It’s not fair to evaluate the Broncos personnel decisions over the last two years as being his decisions.”

    It’s unfortunate that so many people who don’t know what really happened behind closed doors are ready to jump to conclusions about Xanders without knowing the full story. He played the good role of solider, which was enabled by Bowlen and Ellis. Very few know or believe that Xanders had different ideas on how to build this franchise.

    How would you feel if you knew Xanders had no knowledge of McDaniels trading Peyton Hillis? It happened.

    How would you feel if you knew Xanders wanted Clay Matthews Jr. with the 18th overall pick in the 2009 draft? It happened. “Both Brian Orakpo and Matthews were viewed as the top outside linebackers in a 3-4 defense in the draft,” Casserly said. “I just didn’t understand the (Robert) Ayers pick.”

    McDaniels was hell bent on getting former Patriots Jarvis Green and Laurence Maroney. Do you honestly think Xanders felt the same way? He didn’t.

    These are just a few examples of how this organization could look today. Xanders didn’t make decisions with the Falcons or the Broncos. Guilt by association with a pair of struggling franchises seems to be a logical explanation for individual failure, but it’s not always accurate.”"

  • TheTroglodyte

    See my response to Mr. East …

  • TheTroglodyte

    One would think that a Broncos blog would already know this stuff lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_USVM2BXSIGEBVFW55R6FHTQKSQ Janette

    LOVED IT SO MUCH…I WANT TO WATCH IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE EXTENDED VERSION TO COME OUT!!!

  • Mike

    Hey, Canadian Broncos fan here… We don't get ESPN and I didn't get a chance to watch it.
    Anyone know where I could catch it? They don't have it up on YouTube or the ESPN website.
    Cheers

  • James

    Listen, the media (ESPN & NFLN) make the draft out to be this big “mystery” about who's going to what team. They make it sound like they really have no idea where the players are going. Reality is, and I have inside information on this (no don't ask me how because I'm not dilvulging my sources) but most agents worth they're weight in salt know within about 3 to 5 picks of where their client is going. Sometimes even as far out as 48 hours before the draft. They are on the phone with every team in the league multiple times every day finding out what those team are thinking regarding money, signing bonuses, length of contract, “extras” etc., etc.. Remember, the teams are just as interested in talking to the agents as the agents are in talking to the teams. The teams want to know salary expectation (percentage wise over the position in front and behind, different scenarios for money, etc.). These agents, the good one's anyways, are worth every penny of the 15% to 20% they get. There is nothing mysterious or suprising about the NFL draft. If you talk to an agent, ask them how many times within 48 to 72 hours BEFORE the draft they DIDN'T know where they're client was going. I'd be willing to bet it's less then 1%.

  • James

    Additionally, if I was an NFL GM, I'd take a lesser talent guy at a skill position who had off the charts work ethic and character over a guy who has all the talent in the world but no drive, work ethic and character EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK! You can teach him to be a better player, but at 21, 22, 23 years old you can't teach someone to have work ethic, character and drive to succeed. Why do you think that the Colts and Patriots and Saints are consistantly (ok, maybe not the Saints except until Brees got there) on top of they're respective conferences? Not Divisions, but Conferences. Because they have guys like Manning, Brees and Brady, Collie, Welker, Woodhead, Vrabel, Bruschi, Sanders, I could go on and on. The point is, that these guys never took for granted anything they earned. They consistantly bust their asses because that's the character and work ethic they have. With the exception of Manning, most of their superstars were drafted in later rounds and worked their way up to the top on their teams. Our two Super Bowl teams in 98 and 99 were just like that. They were cast-offs and low draft picks who had something to prove. They were probably on their last teams and they worked their butts off to succeed.

    This is why Tim Tebow WILL SUCCEED in the NFL. I just hope our brain trust has the patience to groom him.

  • James

    There had to be some knowlede by Xanders of McDaniels personel moves. Mr. B has to sign off on ALL personel moves and don't you think he would have run it by Xanders? Unless Mr. B has completely lost his marbles. If that's the case then he needs to bring in someone like Elway to run the……. oh wait. Nevermind.

  • Leslie

    Well, the agents aren't always right. I was listening to Al Williams last night and his agent told him he was absolutely sure that he would be drafted in the number 4 spot by the Broncos but as we all know he was picked 18th by the Bengals. He told him this the day of the draft.

    Of course times have changed with all the information available these days, so agents might know much more than they did in 1991, so I will concede that point.

    I loved the documentary, but I was always a huge Tebow fan. I remember draft day, I kept driving round instead of going straight home so I could listen to the radio because I had heard the rumors of the Bronco Tebow pick. Alfred was ticked (I don't agree with him, but he will always be one of my favorite Buffs of all time, he was a monster for us), but I honked my horn and woke up my husband to tell him.

    I am totally biased, I was born in Daytona Beach in sight of the speedway, you can see the hospital I was born in when you watch the Daytona 500, but I have been in Colorado since I was 3 months old. My Mom grew up going to Florida games and both of my parents knew about Tebow before he got to Florida because they still had a local paper delivered to them here in Denver.

    I'm with Elway, if anyone can make the changes he needs to make it as a NFL QB it is Tebow. I hope the Broncos bring in some QB master to teach him, they will have more than a willing student. As much as I love the guy, I see what needs to change. Not to mention that we need help on both sides of the front lines and a power running back. You know what I miss? A fullback. I was so happy when I read that Embree said he is looking to change to a two tight-end set with a fullback and that you wouldn't see the “bubble screen”. Thank God!!! But now I am getting off track into Buff land so I will sign off,, Thanks!

  • Leslie

    Sorry to mix the Buff stuff in there, but I have been going to CU games since I was 3. I am now 44 so it is pretty ingrained.

  • Leslie

    Well, the agents aren't always right. I was listening to Al Williams last night and his agent told him he was absolutely sure that he would be drafted in the number 4 spot by the Broncos but as we all know he was picked 18th by the Bengals. He told him this the day of the draft.

    Of course times have changed with all the information available these days, so agents might know much more than they did in 1991, so I will concede that point.

    I loved the documentary, but I was always a huge Tebow fan. I remember draft day, I kept driving round instead of going straight home so I could listen to the radio because I had heard the rumors of the Bronco Tebow pick. Alfred was ticked (I don't agree with him, but he will always be one of my favorite Buffs of all time, he was a monster for us), but I honked my horn and woke up my husband to tell him.

    I am totally biased, I was born in Daytona Beach in sight of the speedway, you can see the hospital I was born in when you watch the Daytona 500, but I have been in Colorado since I was 3 months old. My Mom grew up going to Florida games and both of my parents knew about Tebow before he got to Florida because they still had a local paper delivered to them here in Denver.

    I'm with Elway, if anyone can make the changes he needs to make it as a NFL QB it is Tebow. I hope the Broncos bring in some QB master to teach him, they will have more than a willing student. As much as I love the guy, I see what needs to change. Not to mention that we need help on both sides of the front lines and a power running back. You know what I miss? A fullback. I was so happy when I read that Embree said he is looking to change to a two tight-end set with a fullback and that you wouldn't see the “bubble screen”. Thank God!!! But now I am getting off track into Buff land so I will sign off,, Thanks!

  • Leslie

    Sorry to mix the Buff stuff in there, but I have been going to CU games since I was 3. I am now 44 so it is pretty ingrained.