Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Except Tebow's success with this team came largely from turning one of the (if not THE) worst rushing teams in the league to #1.
Manning undoes what Tebow accomplished and takes us back to a bottom 10 running game. There's pretty much no debating that.
So 8-8 becomes effectively meaningless. 4-12 and 1-4 more resembles the floor for Manning to build from.
Because we all know that a HOF QB who can throw darts with pinpoint accuracy all-over the field off of play action and get teams into personnel mismatches all over the field. We all know that's going to do terrible things to a team's ability to run the ball.