The Orange Mane -  a Denver Broncos Fan Community  

Go Back   The Orange Mane - a Denver Broncos Fan Community > Orange Mane Discussion > Orange Mane Central Discussion
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Chat Room Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
epicSocialism4tw
Tebowing the long haul
 
all the way to the title

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TX, USA
Posts: 36,819

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Champ Bailey
Default Tebow Immortalized in Bronze

Florida honored its three Heisman Trophy winners with life-sized statues outside the stadium. The Gators unveiled bronze statues of Spurrier (1966), Wuerffel (1996) and Tebow (2007) during halftime of Saturday's spring game.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6317089
epicSocialism4tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-09-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
Mogulseeker
Formerly mightysmurf
 
Mogulseeker's Avatar
 
Eat greedy

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Boulder... Vail when it snoooows
Posts: 16,627

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Lamin Barrow
Default

I wonder if CU has a statue of Rashaan Salaam?
Mogulseeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
epicSocialism4tw
Tebowing the long haul
 
all the way to the title

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TX, USA
Posts: 36,819

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Champ Bailey
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HombreGuapo View Post
I wonder if CU has a statue of Rashaan Salaam?
I think they'd rather have a statue of a giant pot plant.
epicSocialism4tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 05:12 PM   #4
Jay3
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HombreGuapo View Post
I wonder if CU has a statue of Rashaan Salaam?
Probably not -- they're probably ashamed he won it in one of the worst Heisman years ever. What a whiff.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 05:36 PM   #5
uplink
Ring of Famer
 
uplink's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,083
Default

NFL defenses are good at attacking the weakness of the offense. So if a QB is limited in what he can do, he will have trouble sustaining success. How will defenses play Tebow? If they blitz he can break a tackle and run. He seems to be decent with the deep ball. Eventually there will be an accepted way to defense him after a few games next year, what will it be?
uplink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 05:42 PM   #6
epicSocialism4tw
Tebowing the long haul
 
all the way to the title

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TX, USA
Posts: 36,819

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Champ Bailey
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by uplink View Post
NFL defenses are good at attacking the weakness of the offense. So if a QB is limited in what he can do, he will have trouble sustaining success. How will defenses play Tebow? If they blitz he can break a tackle and run. He seems to be decent with the deep ball. Eventually there will be an accepted way to defense him after a few games next year, what will it be?
I'm not sure what this had to do with Tebow's statue, but whatever.
epicSocialism4tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 06:41 PM   #7
TheReverend
Permanent Facepalm
 
TheReverend's Avatar
 
Not. Too. Shabby.

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 37,308

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Mike Shanahan
Default

Was there for it.

O&B game was fun too. Weird seeing Weiss on the sideline at UF
TheReverend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 06:48 PM   #8
epicSocialism4tw
Tebowing the long haul
 
all the way to the title

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TX, USA
Posts: 36,819

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Champ Bailey
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheReverend View Post
Was there for it.

O&B game was fun too. Weird seeing Weiss on the sideline at UF
I'm sure that Nick Saban and Les Miles love seeing that sight.
epicSocialism4tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 06:55 PM   #9
TheReverend
Permanent Facepalm
 
TheReverend's Avatar
 
Not. Too. Shabby.

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 37,308

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Mike Shanahan
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by epicSocialism4tw View Post
I'm sure that Nick Saban and Les Miles love seeing that sight.
UF people are reallllllllly pissed that Urban retired and is now doing football **** all across the country already.
TheReverend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 07:24 PM   #10
Jay3
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by uplink View Post
NFL defenses are good at attacking the weakness of the offense. So if a QB is limited in what he can do, he will have trouble sustaining success. How will defenses play Tebow? If they blitz he can break a tackle and run. He seems to be decent with the deep ball. Eventually there will be an accepted way to defense him after a few games next year, what will it be?
Again, not sure if this is the right thread, but veteran NFL DC Monte Kiffen spent a whole off-season studying film of Tebow, and developing what he and Lane Kiffen called the "blueprint."

Of course, it was more geared toward stopping him Florida's spread option. But the basic blueprint was take away the long balls with a soft "Tampa 2" zone, don't charge the backfield on Tebow, just stay back in contain and try to take away all the short routes.

Leave nothing there but the QB reading "run," and then PUNISH him ever time he runs it. Eventually, the thinking is the quarterback will start to hurt, and will wuss out, and become ineffective. He won't make the right read because his body is telling him that he doesn't feel like getting cracked again.

Tebow carried it 24 times in a 23-13 win. Took what they gave him, notched a "W."

Quote:
Monte Kiffin had watched every snap Tebow took the past two years in building the game plan against him. One of the hopes was by forcing him to run the ball, repeated contact with the Vols physical defenders would wear him out.

It was the one thing Tennessee underestimated.

I kept saying [over the headset], Hes bound to get tired, hes bound to get tired, hes bound to get tired, but he never did, Lane Kiffin said.

I dont think hes human. I really dont.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 07:30 PM   #11
epicSocialism4tw
Tebowing the long haul
 
all the way to the title

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TX, USA
Posts: 36,819

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Champ Bailey
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay3 View Post
Again, not sure if this is the right thread, but veteran NFL DC Monte Kiffen spent a whole off-season studying film of Tebow, and developing what he and Lane Kiffen called the "blueprint."

Of course, it was more geared toward stopping him Florida's spread option. But the basic blueprint was take away the long balls with a soft "Tampa 2" zone, don't charge the backfield on Tebow, just stay back in contain and try to take away all the short routes.

Leave nothing there but the QB reading "run," and then PUNISH him ever time he runs it. Eventually, the thinking is the quarterback will start to hurt, and will wuss out, and become ineffective. He won't make the right read because his body is telling him that he doesn't feel like getting cracked again.

Tebow carried it 24 times in a 23-13 win. Took what they gave him, notched a "W."
I believe that Oklahoma played him in a similar fashion. It got extremely frustrating to see him run for 5 yards here, 4 yards there, 6 yards here, 11 yards there...until he had broken the spirits of Oklahoma's defense, which was playing very well at that point and was full of talented players. It was that game that earned my respect for Tebow. Bradford had an excellent game, but his WR's let him down big time. Had Oklahoma's WR's come through with some routine catches in critical moments, they could have put Florida behind the 8-ball late in the game and really tested Tebow's resolve. But Tebow saw opportunity and he straight took the game from Oklahoma. He saw that Bradford was having success enough to win with the way the game was going at that point, and Tebow led the charge that separated the two teams. He led long, sustained drives where he was gobbling up chunks of yards like I explained before. He understood the flow of the game, and he decided to direct the flow in Florida's direction right when he saw that OU could win. He decided to keep Bradford off of the field. He has a great sense of timing, understands the flow of the game, and thrives under pressure.
epicSocialism4tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 07:35 PM   #12
Bronco Vixen
Pro Bowler
 
Bronco Vixen's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 595
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay3 View Post
Probably not -- they're probably ashamed he won it in one of the worst Heisman years ever. What a whiff.
Come on now! Rashaan rushed for over 2,000 yards that year! I'm too lazy to wiki it, but I think only a few have done so. Just because he ultimately **** the bed in the nfl, doesn't mean he wasn't heisman worthy!
Bronco Vixen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 08:04 PM   #13
Jay3
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bronco Vixen View Post
Come on now! Rashaan rushed for over 2,000 yards that year! I'm too lazy to wiki it, but I think only a few have done so. Just because he ultimately **** the bed in the nfl, doesn't mean he wasn't heisman worthy!
1. McNair FAIL.

2. In hindsight, Cordell was probably due more props for that team's effectiveness.

3. Logic aside, I never pass on the opportunity to hate on the Buffs.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 08:10 PM   #14
Bronco Vixen
Pro Bowler
 
Bronco Vixen's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 595
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay3 View Post
1. McNair FAIL.

2. In hindsight, Cordell was probably due more props for that team's effectiveness.

3. Logic aside, I never pass on the opportunity to hate on the Buffs.
Hate on the Buffs! Just because we clipped our way into a shared national championship after a ridiculous tribute year to the QB who knocked up the promise keepers daughter -no reason to hate! Plus haven't we served our time already? Neuweasel, Barnett, taking the strippers away - all basically combined to death penalty status.

You must be from Nebraska...or Fort Collins
Bronco Vixen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 09:01 PM   #15
uplink
Ring of Famer
 
uplink's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,083
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by epicSocialism4tw View Post
I'm not sure what this had to do with Tebow's statue, but whatever.
Sorry, I tried to start a thread but it didn't work. This one was about Tebow so I thought it would fit somewhat.
uplink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 09:18 PM   #16
uplink
Ring of Famer
 
uplink's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,083
Default

I hope Tebow starts next year. I enjoyed watching every snap he took in the last 3 games. He is such a competitor, so much fun to watch and root for him when so many doubt he can play.
uplink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 04:31 AM   #17
Jay3
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bronco Vixen View Post
You must be from Nebraska...or Fort Collins
Seriously . . . . Georgia Tech. And was a student there at the time of the shared national championship.

Jumping in my hotel room after the bowl game, watching the "phantom clip" call back the Rocket's touchdown.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 10:26 AM   #18
MacGruder
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by epicSocialism4tw View Post
I believe that Oklahoma played him in a similar fashion. It got extremely frustrating to see him run for 5 yards here, 4 yards there, 6 yards here, 11 yards there...until he had broken the spirits of Oklahoma's defense, which was playing very well at that point and was full of talented players. It was that game that earned my respect for Tebow. Bradford had an excellent game, but his WR's let him down big time. Had Oklahoma's WR's come through with some routine catches in critical moments, they could have put Florida behind the 8-ball late in the game and really tested Tebow's resolve. But Tebow saw opportunity and he straight took the game from Oklahoma. He saw that Bradford was having success enough to win with the way the game was going at that point, and Tebow led the charge that separated the two teams. He led long, sustained drives where he was gobbling up chunks of yards like I explained before. He understood the flow of the game, and he decided to direct the flow in Florida's direction right when he saw that OU could win. He decided to keep Bradford off of the field. He has a great sense of timing, understands the flow of the game, and thrives under pressure.
Bradford wasn't used to getting hit either.. his line was completely dominant in the BIG12.. they protected him like a china doll back there in his own conference. Even the small amount of contact Florida got on him you could tell it really rattled him. I don't think Bradford would have lasted long in the SEC at all. That is the same gameplan as Brady too.. rough him up and he struggles.

I heard a rumor recently that Bellichick is trying to trade for Tebow.. I really noticed how Brady's lack of running ability hurt his offense in the playoffs this last season. I think Belli saw the same thing.. Tebow would really help in that regard and Belli is so inventive he would find ways to use Tebow even with Brady there.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 10:26 AM   #19
Bronco Vixen
Pro Bowler
 
Bronco Vixen's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 595
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay3 View Post
Seriously . . . . Georgia Tech. And was a student there at the time of the shared national championship.

Jumping in my hotel room after the bowl game, watching the "phantom clip" call back the Rocket's touchdown.
Aaahh, it all makes sense now. I was actually at that debacle of a game and honestly knew the second I saw that fathead Rouen aimed downfield and not toward the sidelines that we would lose. Memories...
Bronco Vixen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 03:28 PM   #20
epicSocialism4tw
Tebowing the long haul
 
all the way to the title

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TX, USA
Posts: 36,819

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Champ Bailey
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MacGruder View Post
Bradford wasn't used to getting hit either.. his line was completely dominant in the BIG12.. they protected him like a china doll back there in his own conference. Even the small amount of contact Florida got on him you could tell it really rattled him. I don't think Bradford would have lasted long in the SEC at all. That is the same gameplan as Brady too.. rough him up and he struggles.
That's a myth. Not true at all. Bradford played fine. He didnt play rattled at all.
epicSocialism4tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:29 AM.


Denver Broncos