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Urban Meyer believes in Tim Tebow

Posted on: October 11, 2011 7:59 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2011 8:31 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You might have heard a little something about this young second-year quarterback named Tim Tebow taking over as the Broncos starting quarterback (if not, I’d like to hear about what you’ve been up to these past couple days).

We’ve heard from Denver coach John Fox (“It's not one guy. It's not all Kyle Orton's fault.”). We’ve heard from Broncos running back Willis McGahee (“He gave us a spark. That's Tim Tebow”). We’ve heard from Orton ("I'm disappointed with everything.”). And, of course, we’ve heard from Tebow (“It’s an honor and a privilege,” and you can see more in the video below.).

Stop...Tebow Time?
So, who does that leave to comment about the story? Ah yes, Urban Meyer, Tebow’s coach at Florida. Luckily, NFL.com tracked him down, and when asked if he thought Tebow was ready, Meyer said it would depend on if the team was ready.

"Will Tim be a success?" Meyer asked. "The question is, will the Broncos be a success? That's the question. Not so much Tim -- will the Broncos improve their play where they can go win a game?"

When you answer a question with another question, that can’t bode well, can it?

"I know one thing: A quarterback can only do so much," Meyer said. "He's a product of those around him. If everybody can play a little better, Denver could have a chance to win. Quarterbacks get far too much credit and far too much criticism. He needs to have those guys around him really step up their play as well."

Meyer speaks the truth. Which is why Orton must feel frustrated and disappointed. Because if we go by Meyer’s theory, Orton* took a whole heap of unwarranted abuse for the play of his teammates, while Tebow (despite ordinary-looking stats and ordinary-looking play, minus the times he used his legs) got a whole bunch of credit for leading Denver to the almost-win Sunday.

“For the record, before entering last Sunday’s game, where Orton was pretty terrible, he had completed 59.9 percent of his passes for an average of 236 yards per game, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. So, Orton wasn’t that bad.

Still, Meyer truly thinks Tebow can succeed in the NFL, even if he’s one of the few believers.

"I'm a lover of the game of football, and football still comes down to toughness, intelligence, energy, sacrifice and getting a team to play well," Meyer said. "When it comes to all of those things, Tim is as good as anyone who has played the game."

Now, Tebow just has to work on that accuracy thing, and he’ll be good to go.

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Comments

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 7:31 am
 

Urban Meyer believes in Tim Tebow

OH, and don't forget how in his entire career, he coached ONE recruiting class through to graduation, so he quit on and/or lied to pretty much every kid he ever recruited.  Please. tell me more about what Urb thinks. 



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 7:30 am
 

Urban Meyer believes in Tim Tebow

And we all know what a Saint Urban Meyer is.  How he took over a loaded program (thank you Ron Zook), won a championship the first year while he was tearing it down.  The roster he left Will Muschamp may have more felons than NFL prospects.  He quit on the Gators TWICE, but managed to stay on the payroll and keep an office in the football complex.  He claims to have quit to spend more time with his kids in Florida but took a job at ESPN that has him in Briston, MA every weekend while his keds are out of school.  Yeah, I really want to know what Urb thinks, especially about his best friend and weekend getaway buddy, Tim Tebow. 



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:24 am
 

Urban Meyer believes in Tim Tebow

Tebow brings excitement to the game, and I watch football to be entertained.  There are a million Ortons out there (hell my team has one named Donovan McNabb) who play mediocre football with no energy.  Tebow is at least a change of pace, so I don't see why people care.


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Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:54 pm
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Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:51 pm
 

Urban Meyer believes in Tim Tebow

I realize being a noles fan, you arent the sharpest tool in the shed - altho you are a tool, but Tebow isnt palying next sunday so spitting 4 ints would be a bit impossible. we understand your point.  he killed your crappy noles and now you have a hard on hoping he fails. keep hoping b *i tch


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Since: Oct 11, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:48 pm
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Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Urban Meyer believes in Tim Tebow

I think alot of people are putting way to much hype into Tebow being named the starter. Hopefully, he'll make things a little more exciting for the Broncos, but I'm afaid the end result will be pretty much the same, more notches in the loss column. It would be nice if he could turn the Broncos around, but I guess I'll have to see it to believe it. Here's to seeing a victory over Miami!



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:17 pm
 

Urban Meyer believes in Tim Tebow

Wow!!! Thats a Big Suprise LOL!!!!! I thinkk he has No Choice!! He was his PosterBoy!!
When he thows 4 INTS next sunday I think Urban will just shut up.



Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Urban Meyer believes in Tim Tebow

YEAHH BUDDY!!! GO Tebow



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 8:12 pm
 

Urban Meyer believes in Tim Tebow

Meyer believes in Tebow?  What a surprise.  Bigger question, though is if Meyer's presence at ESPN is one of the reasons for their pro-Tebow spin on everything. 


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