Originally Posted by Kaylore
Other player's accomplishments don't mean anything. This is like when someone says "if we can put on a man on the moon, we can XYZ." First, those other men at NASA put a man on the moon. You and I weren't there.
Aaron Rogers and Drew Brees needed time to develop, but they had showed an ability to throw the ball downfield at an even basic level. Tebow scans defenses, freaks and then bails. You keep trying to make comparison's in your endless defense of him, for what reason I haven't the faintest idea, by stringing together elements in common he was with other players - elements that don't point toward their ability to be good. Rather than saying "these three players all did XYZ really well" you keep saying "These other players also sucked at ABC."
We know Tebow sucks at a lot of things, and other good QB's sucked at some of those things too. Drew Brees threw a lot of interceptions early in his career. Aaron Rogers struggled to learn the playbook. Tony Romo wasn't good enough to start. Yes - Tebow is a combination of the suck from all these men. The difference is they got better and Tebow didn't. And all of them had started fewer games at this point in their careers save Brees than Tebow has. And they sucked at some things. Tebow is like the Frankenstein of suck. He's this giant monolith beast that has a passing game assembled from the bad parts other player's passing ability.
This is basically an exercise in glossing over the struggles of others while exaggerating Tim's. Yes Tim Struggled. There's no argument there. But Brees struggled with far more than just interceptions. Rodgers struggled throwing the ball when he came into the league just as much as he did understanding the playbook.
Meanwhile Tim was thrown in midseason in a lockout year, found himself handed the fewest passing calls of any QB in the league, and when he did get to throw (when he wasn't hopelessly behind late in the 4th) it was usually out of some goofball high-school looking 2-receiver set that resembled nothing like anything he'd ever played out of.
Tim did struggle more than most of those other guys. But they were given far more help and much better opportunities. Would it have made the difference? Maybe not. But you can't say all things were equal as far as opportunity went. None of those guys had half as many hurdles thrown up in front of them. And at the end of the day, when the chips were down, and when others (Romos,Ortons, etc) start chitting pants, Tim had balls of steel. That's something you just can't coach. And I think he deserves more time to develop based on his 4th quarter performances alone.