Originally Posted by Kaylore
Why did Elway sabotage him? Why would Elway want his own player to do poorly?
Because Elway had no idea how to build around Tebow.. Elway had no clue what he was doing anyway... to give him such an unorthodox player is impossible for him to adapt to. He needed someone conventional at least. It was all about protecting himself.. so he threw Tebow under the bus.
I saw the same exact thing happen with Dirk Nowitzki... Avery Johnson had been made Dirk's head coach and at that time everyone said Dirk couldn't win a championship... Avery tried to force dirk to be a post player and threw him under the bus too... Avery got all the credit for the teams success Dirk got all the blame.. eventually Aveyr got fired... Dirk won a championshop,... then Avery got another job and was fired too. In both cases Elway and Avery couldn't adapt to the player who played unlike anything they were accustomed to. They didn't know how to develop them either.
Dirk was a 1 seed and lost to an 8 seed under Avery... Avery blamed him just like the Broncos blamed Tebow..
Both Dirk and Tebow revolutionized their positions and in both cases they said they couldn't be successful.