Originally Posted by Blueflame
Seriously, Drek... what "I" saw in that playoff game was an unprecedented lack of respect for our passing game from the Steelers D. Their concern was the run and they were totally unprepared for a pass play to be called... or more accurately, for it to be thrown well enough to be completed. And that disrespect bit them in the butt when Tebow and Thomas hooked up for the game winner. It was a good play... good execution and an amazing play call... but to say Tebow had "big play after big play" in that game seems like hyperbole to me. It's far more realistic and accurate to say that he had an awesome play that determined the game's outcome.
He threw for 316 yards, 2 touchdowns, and a QB rating of 125.6 against that year's best defense. It wasn't just one good play.
And this all out attempt to stop the run you cite as the reason for that still allowed Tebow to run for 50 yards and a touchdown.
So he basically demolished the best defense in the league that year short his #2 WR and best offensive lineman, in only his 15th start in the NFL, period.
Yeah. Strong argument you got there.