View Full Version : Where are you at right now on the Tebow Scale?

05-12-2010, 10:13 PM
"I'm going to have one goal and that goal is to earn the respect of my teammates and coaches," Tebow said. "That's the only goal I have. It's not to be the starting quarterback right now, it is to earn their respect, because when you earn respect from people, then they begin to like you, and then they believe in you, and then they begin to love you, and then you have a team that is united and cares about each other more than anything else. Then you go out there and you play for each other, you play for your coaches and you win championships."

05-12-2010, 10:23 PM
7 inches.

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05-12-2010, 10:28 PM
I wish there was a "would bear his child to term even though it's physiologically impossible" option.

*edit* Maybe I'll wait until he plays a game for us before I really commit.

05-12-2010, 10:32 PM
I wish there was a "would bear his child to term even though it's physiologically impossible" option.

Love makes anything possible.


05-12-2010, 10:36 PM
I still think it was too high, but I wasn't opposed to taking him. It was a deep draft and we gave up a lot. The second and third day we got a lot of good players, two that I liked personally. That lowered the Tebow pick from "panicky fan-boy move" down to "expensive luxury pick" for me.

Since studying him more and seeing his progression, I am more comfortable with his being drafted. I am excited to see what someone with his athleticism, work ethic and football IQ can do with good coaching and very raw, undeveloped QB skills. Anyone that works that hard that is as athletically gifted as he is can only improve. The only question is how much and how soon?

I am very excited about seeing how they hope to use him and I'm excited to see an elevated level of competition at the QB position. I also am loving the excitement that has surged into the Broncos fan base as a result of drafting him. He has immediate super star power and people will be watching and maybe that will raise the level articles and analysis about our team since most don't care to even call the beat writers anymore.

I do enjoy lauding his achievements in a Norris-eque fashion as it passes the time during the offseason. However I'm in full on "show me" mode and I'm not going to accept an 8-8 season again this year. Fortunately we addressed both lines and got some nice skill players in the draft so I anticipate we'll be a bit more productive.

05-13-2010, 01:25 AM
I'm very un-ironically going through all of these phases right now:

Shock: The moment ESPN cut away to Tebow on the phone during the draft, while we were on the clock. Was watching with my Steelers-fan buddy, and he said the look on my face was priceless....

Denial: For the next day, I was hoping against hope that we were trying to squeeze Jacksonville or another team for a favorable trade.

Grief: At the end of day 2 of the draft, I got my head around the fact that Tebow was our QB. Kept looking at the draft results and projecting who we COULD have taken with our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rounders that we traded. Was NOT a happy camper -- the price we paid in a deep draft seemed too high. Plus, we already had Brady Quinn! AAARRRRRGGGGHHH!

Acceptance: As with every draft, the Stockholm Syndrome started to kick in after a few days, where I gradually convince myself that every pick the Broncos made was the best one, and that each and every one is a future all-pro. Still, giving up those three picks... sigh....

Respect: It was very refreshing to read about Tebow's initial visits to Denver -- he tried to get some workouts in while he was there, but was rebuffed by the team because it was against NFL regulations. Also was very impressed that he continued to work out just as hard post-draft (in Memphis) as he did pre-draft. I don't think I've ever heard of any draft pick in any year doing that before.

Like: This is the stage I'm at now -- the more I read about Tebow, the more I root for him. He's a walking throwback -- very serious, hard working, and dedicated to his craft. Kind of like Gary Cooper in pads. Still a little uneasy with some of the religious overtones, but since he seems to be respectful of other people's beliefs as well, I'm hopeful that he'll prove to be an "agree-to-disagree" type of personality (which is always the best kind)

Believe: Not yet -- I've gotta see him prove it on the field in the pro game before we get to this stage.

Love: The only pro football player I've every loved (that is, idolized in a very real way) is John Elway, who was my gateway drug to Denver fandom. Mr. Tebow's gonna need to pull something off on the level of "The Drive" to get to this stage.

05-13-2010, 01:26 AM
Respect and believe.

05-13-2010, 02:21 AM
Like him. I think a number of teams were waiting to draft Tebow at the very end of the 1st round/early 2nd and McD jumped up and took him a tiny bit earlier than anyone expected. Its worth the gamble to take a chance on a potentially great QB in a QB driven league.

05-13-2010, 02:41 AM
One of the main reasons I like Tebow as a player is that he is an old school football guy. He would have fit in in the 1950s-1970's NFL. He has the disposition of a nasty linebacker, which is something I havent seen in a QB in my lifetime. Its interesting and will hold my interest to see his style of play translate into the pros.

05-13-2010, 03:15 AM
Respect is about as high as I can go right now without him even taking a single snap that counts. We all can respect his hard work and great attitude. All of that sounds great but he still has to be able to be a good NFL player and that is yet to be seen.