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Published on 10/24/2011 at Mon Oct 24 07:00.
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Tim Tebow

Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow (15) looks on during the first half of their NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami, Florida October 23, 2011. (REUTERS/Doug Murray)

What coaches, players, and analysts are saying about Tim Tebow following the Denver Broncos18-15 comeback win Sunday.

“There’s competitive greatness. Without a doubt, not everybody that plays in this league, or any league has ‘it.’ It’s a great quality to have. We got a guy, No. 7 [John Elway], who I work with every day, he had ‘it.’”
John Fox, via ESPN

“Down 15 points with all hope heading for the parking lot, what other quarterback in Broncos history could have made us believe the impossible was feasible? Nobody except No. 7.”
Mark Kizla, The Denver Post

“It’s tough to say, but man, Timmy did a great job. Hopefully the critics will get off him about what he can’t do and talk about the things that he can do, and that’s figure out a way to win the game, no matter what.”
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, who played with Tebow in Florida.

“To proclaim Tebow a success is to ignore 55 minutes in which he played as badly as Kyle Orton did in getting himself benched as the Broncos’ starting quarterback. … To write off Tebow as a failure is to ignore a five-minute endgame in which he displayed every attribute you can’t adequately judge in a quarterback: leadership, guile, guts, instinct and an innate feel for avoiding contact just long enough to keep alive a play for success.”
Andrew Mason, MaxDenver.com

“I’m beginning to actually believe that Tim Tebow does possess more willpower than other men. How else can you explain what he’s done in the last two weeks? I suppose you could say that a prevent defense allows for such things–as does an onside kick recovery–but someone still has to put it in the endzone. As bad as Tebow is–and today he looked really bad through 55 minutes–he was money when it counted.”
TJ “The Dude” Johnson, It’s All Over, Fatman!

“We need to get it going faster, that’s for sure. But the O-line stepped up. And we kept fighting until the end. That shows the heart and the courage of this team.”
Tim Tebow, via The Denver Post

“It was my fault we were in that position. Silly things kept happening. On the sidelines, we were still believing. We wanted it, and they believed in me for more than 60 minutes.”
Tim Tebow via Sports Illustrated

“Sure, he is not a polished passer — that was apparently early — but he is a playmaker and leader. The latter was apparent throughout.”
Eric Mack, Sports Illustrated

“Tebow is Goofy here, Superman there.”
Woody Paige, The Denver Post

“Other than the victory, the game might have been the worst-case situation for the Broncos. They fear that the Tebow on display for most of the game is the real one, a better runner than passer, and that he may never be the accurate pocket passer they crave.”
Judy Batista, New York Times

“We’re not ready to anoint him as the next John Elway. You know what I mean? You can’t discount the fact that they won the game in spectacular fashion, and you also can’t discount the fact that they beat one of the worst teams in the league.”
Boomer Esiason, via USA Today

“Tim Tebow is a Clydesdale. He’s the best Clydesdale you’ll get in the history of Clydedales. But he is now being tested in the Kentucky Derby.”
Merril Hoge, via The Denver Post

“Congrats to @TimTebow for that comeback win today. Impressive! He’s just a winner.”
LeBron James, via Twitter

  • Just being honest…

    Can someone please let Tebow know that I will convert to Christianity if he brings the Broncos a Super Bowl this year?

    Also, how many more miracles does Tebow need for Sainthood?  Should the Bible be reopened for a new chapter?

  • broncolog

    I see Orton managed to lose the coin flip in OT. Poor guy, can he win at anything?

  • virginiabronco

    I said the same thing at the time though I must admit I wasn’t sure if he was the one that actually made the call. I am not sure how the “Captain” is selected at Denver but I wonder if it isn’t tme to recognize someone else.  Obviously, not Tebow but surely a starter.  The whole scene with KO doing the coin flip with the “C” on the jersey seemed like one of those awkward moments that management should handle. 

  • areferee

    Sing the Broncos’ “Alphabet Song” with me:

    A-B-T-T-E-F-X,-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-no-O, Q-R-S-T-T-V, W-This-is-why-T…now we”ve sung our A-T-Ts, tell me what you think of GB(2)

  • Sgreen

    all the x-jocks on the NFL stations can not come to the conclussion that Tebow is more that just a drop back passer, let me repete what Archie Manning said one time about Tebow, “Tim Tebow is the greatest football player to ever paly the QB position”.  He s a winner.  more so than those ‘has beens, that did nothing for their teams when they played.  Jelly in Kentucky

  • flbronc

    he was a winner in high school and was a winner in college.  he is a winner in his personal life and charitable dealings.  he is a winner in his chosen religion.

    in the nfl he is a .500 quarterback.  he’s got 10 games left to prove he can be a winner with the denver broncos.

  • Anonymous

    Like LeBron James knows what a winner is…

  • Anonymous

    “more than just a drop back passer”

    Has anyone ever seen Tebow take a snap from under center, take a five or seven step drop and deliver an NFL-quality, accurate pass?   Anyone?? 

  • TinFL

    Wow! . . .  Sometime about 10:00 this morning, the adrenaline started to get back to normal.
     
    There wasn’t anyone on this board, or the free-world for that matter, who thought the Bronco’s would win that game with five minutes left. 
     
    If you can’t get excited and look at the cup half-full after the last two games, you are not a Bronco fan.
     
    The Charger’s walked off the field scratching their head’s saying, “if he’d of caught that ball, we’d of lost.”  Philip River’s said, “whew . . . “
     
    The Dolphin’s were so stunned; they couldn’t even walk off the field.
     
    There is a ton of improvement needed.  John Elway said it would take three years to get to where we need to be.
     
    Does our QB need improvement?  Obviously.  Learning to “read” the defensive secondary of an opposing NFL team takes time and practice.  Don’t want to hear about this man’s ability to throw the ball.  When it counted, he threw laser beams.  Did he throw Int’s?  No.
     
    Can the QB do it alone?  Of course not.  The fact that regardless of who we put back there get’s sacked six to eight times, hurried ten times, knocked down repeatedly, points to the fact the Offense needs to be re-thought.
     
    That includes the play calling and formations.  If the O-line will only give the QB four seconds to throw, you can’t line the QB under center; at least not thirty-nine times in a row.  No other team in the NFL does.  They all spread from the shotgun.  Moves four to five guys away from the center of the field; the reads become easier.
     
    When we spread from the shotgun the last two games, the results were scary.  Imagine playing like that for sixty minutes.
     
    Be patient.  This isn’t like a Bob Ross ‘Paint the Perfect Picture in an Hour’ show. 
     
    But I can guarantee this; just like me, and the rest of the free-world, you won’t want to miss a minute of what is going to happen.

  • King

    Joe Flacco only has a 50% completion percentage this year.  No one rips on him.  Things that make you go hmmmm.

  • King

    1.) There’s a site called “Youtube”. 
    2.) Enter “www.youtube.com” into your address bar, then press enter on your keyboard. 
    3.) Wait a few seconds, and their homepage will load.
    4.) On the top left of their homepage is their search bar.
    5.) Type “TimTebowhighlights” and enjoy !

  • King

    1.) There’s a site called “Youtube”. 
    2.) Enter “www.youtube.com” into your address bar, then press enter on your keyboard. 
    3.) Wait a few seconds, and their homepage will load.
    4.) On the top left of their homepage is their search bar.
    5.) Type “TimTebowhighlights” and enjoy !

  • virginiabronco

    Good to see you Herc.  I was worried when I hadn’t heard from you in a while.  Give the kid a chance.  Just give the kid a chance.  Let the cards fall where they may.  Whats the harm? 

    Besides, if coach Fox keeps drawing up that same game plan, TEbow won’t last another 3 games and then you can have KO back to finish up the season. Won’t that be be fun?

  • Anonymous

    Your wit is just staggering, guy. 

  • Anonymous

    I never went anywhere.   This is the second time you’ve responded to one of my comments like I’ve been gone for months or something.  Odd.

    Tebow is the man, now.  I get it.   That doesn’t mean the questions about whether or not he’s qualified to be the man are going to stop.