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Hobbled Ben, hot Tebow have Steelers in trouble

Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:35 pm
Edited on: January 8, 2012 6:38 pm
 
Tebow's insane second quarter has the Denver up big. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Improbably, Denver led Pittsburgh 20-6 at halftime of the wild-card game on CBS. And it's not because the Broncos went to backup quarterback Brady Quinn, either. It's because Tim Tebow went bananas in the second quarter, tossing 185 passing yards against the Steelers to give Denver the lead.

If you saw this coming, you're lying. Or Tim Tebow maybe.

Somehow, Tebow's arm and mind and confidence shook off the final three weeks of the regular season and he became a legitimate passing quarterback, throwing some gorgeous passes to an array of wide receivers (two to Demaryius Thomas, one to Daniel Fells and a beautiful 30-yard strike to Eddie Royal for a touchdown).

And in Denver, because this is Opposite Day, Ben Roethlisberger is completely ineffective. His ankle injury is a major, major problem because he a) can't step into throws and b) move around to extend plays. At all.

He threw a pick that handed the Broncos three points where Heath Miller missed the ball but a safety spy with Quinton Carter resulted in an easy turnover for the Broncos.

If the Steelers want to hang in there with Denver (and no, I can't believe I'm writing that either), they need to stop leaving Broncos wide receivers open, stop dropping passes, stop giving the Broncos free yards with stupid penalties and give Roethlisberger more time in the pocket to find his receivers.

Either that or hope that someone tells Tebow to "take it down a notch" again.

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kookfhastouk
Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:50 am
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Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:40 am
 

Hobbled Ben, hot Tebow have Steelers in trouble

hobbled ben and his cohort ran into a very healthly  tim tebow. tebow actually looked like a quarterback out there. i think the coach and the offensive coordinator need to cut him loose a little more let  his talents show. they are not out there playing. seems like they want to criticize everything he does. i dont think denver can beat the pats, but i didnt think they would beat the steelers. i really was sure they could not.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:40 am
 

Hobbled Ben, hot Tebow have Steelers in trouble

hobbled ben and his cohort ran into a very healthly  tim tebow. tebow actually looked like a quarterback out there. i think the coach and the offensive coordinator need to cut him loose a little more let  his talents show. they are not out there playing. seems like they want to criticize everything he does. i dont think denver can beat the pats, but i didnt think they would beat the steelers. i really was sure they could not.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:40 am
 

Hobbled Ben, hot Tebow have Steelers in trouble

hobbled ben and his cohort ran into a very healthly  tim tebow. tebow actually looked like a quarterback out there. i think the coach and the offensive coordinator need to cut him loose a little more let  his talents show. they are not out there playing. seems like they want to criticize everything he does. i dont think denver can beat the pats, but i didnt think they would beat the steelers. i really was sure they could not.



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Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:10 pm
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Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:14 pm
 

Hobbled Ben, hot Tebow have Steelers in trouble

Forgot to mention that the officiating was questionable today also.  Twice Teim Tebow's face mask was grabbed by Steelers defenders and no call



Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:01 pm
 

Hobbled Ben, hot Tebow have Steelers in trouble

Absolutely rarender!!! The CBS broadcast team acted in extremely poor taste!! They should be ashamed!! Losers-big time!!




Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:56 pm
 

Hobbled Ben, hot Tebow have Steelers in trouble

All you so called sports experts at CBS a bunch of morons?  Especially Boomer not in the hall of fame has been.  Tebow is a outstanding football player and QB.  He proved it today.  Torched the Steelers the #1 Defense for over 300 yards and a first round play off win.  You idiots should feel guilty picking up your paychecks because you certainly don't earn them.  Especialy the idiont Boomer.



Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:55 pm
 

Hobbled Ben, hot Tebow have Steelers in trouble

Brown, Marino, Cower, Sharp, Boomer = Losers
Tebow and Broncos=Winners!!


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