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Tom Brady's play emphasizes Tim Tebow's flaws

Posted on: January 15, 2012 1:26 am
Edited on: January 15, 2012 2:07 am
Brady's play and the Pats big lead exposed Tebow's biggest flaws. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

This isn't breaking news, but it really helps to have a good quarterback if you want to make a deep playoff run. And Tom Brady, in dismantling the Broncos defense during New England's 45-10 beatdown in Foxboro on Saturday, proved just that.

Brady wasn't perfect, per se, because he threw an interception and he "only" completed 26 of 34 passes.

But Brady did just about everything else, setting an NFL record with five touchdowns in the first half and tying an NFL record with six touchdowns in the win. If the Broncos had been remotely competitive, Brady would've destroyed any number of NFL postseason records while he piled on statistics at the end.

Instead, he had to settle for a 48-yard punt, the second of his career.

"We’ve been practicing it for seven years; a situation came up," Brady said after the game when asked about the punt on third down. "I was trying to get it inside the five but I needed a penalty to do that. I was happy about the call."

Brady punted because the Broncos couldn't generate anything remotely resembling a comeback, which is a direct result of having Tim Tebow under center. That's not to attack the Broncos quarterback; he had a fantastic storyline of a season and we assume there'll be some chatter about between now and the start of the 2012 season.

But Tebow's not built to hang with a guy like Brady in the playoffs. This is Tom Freaking Brady: he has 36 passing touchdowns in 20 career postseason games and has thrown for over 4,750 yards.

Tebow might have 316 working in his favor, but he doesn't have the pedigree, prestige or playoff performances of Brady. Although you wouldn't have known it heading into the game, when all the focus was on Tebow.

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After the game, Brady didn't directly say that said attention bothered him, but he came pretty close.

"I think that everyone focused on one player and I think all week we were focused on the entire Denver Bronco team," Brady said when asked about the attention Tebow got. "We knew what kind of challenges they presented. Tim is a very good quarterback, they have a good defense, great rushing team, make some big plays in the pass game like they did against Pittsburgh. We knew the threats; we understood the danger of not playing our best game. I thought we came out and really responded well."

That much is obvious: the Patriots had this game in the bag before the teams adjourned to the locker room. Tebow had three completions. Brady had five touchdown passes. What else do you need to know? Because it's not like this year's Patriots team is known for shutting down opposing quarterbacks.

But everyone knew there would be no comeback. And there would be no hope for a comeback. That's because of a clear difference between the two guys running the offense for each team. Tebow can do some crazy things -- and he did this year -- but coming back from a 28-point deficit just isn't on the old miracle to-do list.

Tebow might be the story everyone loves to hop on, but Brady's still the quarterback with a trio of rings on his hand. And he reminded everyone of that on Saturday night.

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Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:41 pm

Tom Brady's play emphasizes Tim Tebow's flaws

So, Medinahccpro, you state you are religious yet you post the following?
Keep your damn personal religious views to YOURSELF TEBOW!!!..SO FUCKING ANNOYING..ITS FOOTBALL, NOT CHURCH..


And like I said, I am religious too, And he says 'God blesss you' to every damn interviewer he talks to.

I wonder what church of hate you go to?
Amazing that so many carp all over Tebow when they really don't know the guy.

Personally?  I always thought he was a little too much goody two shoes.  The more I watched and learned about him this year, the more I like the guy.

Does he need more work?  Sure, yet who does not?

I'm looking forward to next year already with a full off-season with the same coach's, OTA's, and preseason.  THEN let's see what he has!  I'll bet you and I will both be surprised. 

Since: Apr 17, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 10:59 pm

Tom Brady's play emphasizes Tim Tebow's flaws

I can't understand why you are so threatened by Tebow's "religious" ways especially since you state you are "religious" yourself.  has someone declared you to be the "religious" individual stands stands up for alll the "non-religious" people?

And what exactly does it mean to be "religious"?  I highly doubt Tebow would describe himself as "religious" since that is more of a secular term.  People with genuine faith don't typically refer to themselves in this manner because it implies following a set of rules to become a member of a club.  Next, please explain exactly how it is that Tebow is forcing his religious views on millions of people who you apparently somehow know don't want to hear it. 

In a typical interview Tebow thanks his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and says God bless you hardly constituting a sermon.  So maybe you need to get over yourself on this issue. 

When the day comes when you are big and famous you can say whatever you please but I think All-Star on CBS Sports may be as big as its going to get :)

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2012 10:58 pm

Tom Brady's play emphasizes Tim Tebow's flaws

It is amazing the polarization that has occurred over Tim Tebow. My wife, never a football fan, wanted to know if I were going to watch Tebow last night. No, I replied, but I am going to watch the best quarterback in the league (with Peyton missing). I am not a Denver or New England fan but I can and do enjoy football without caring who wins. 'Tebow is the best thing that has happened to Denver since Elway retired!' Or, 'Tebow is absolutely the worst quarterback in the league!' Which is the correct statement?

The correct statement appears to embrace both statements. Denver has seen a surge of interest in its fans reminiscent of Elway days. And yes, Tim needs to become an adequate passer. What people leave out is the financial gains from Tebow. He sells. Jerseys? Check. Tickets? Check. Viewership? Check. It is like having a pizza chain that makes barely eatable pizza and sells more pizza than it can make. It is why the league exists in its present form. Tebow is clearly a marvelous leader. He is a very good runner. He inspires his team to win. Also please note that not one of Brady's six touchdowns occurred while Tebow was on the field. Still, this game was lost in the first quarter. Tebow could not manage in four quarters what Brady put up in one, or in the second quarter either for that matter. Denver can go home having gotten farther than a 8-8 team can ever expect. New England goes on for another Super Bowl against the Giants? That might well be a game.

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 10:54 pm

Tom Brady's play emphasizes Tim Tebow's flaws

Tim Tebow seems to be a really good guy. Even a very good quarterback. To start in the NFL is way better than most high school qb's will ever rise. The idea he's a great quarterback is where I may have to draw the line. The line between being a good guy and being a great qb have seemed to kind of blur. He's young, good looking, and a devout Christian. There is just too much not to make a media story out of. I don't think he's the guy to take a team to the Super Bowl, I may be wrong. This has nothing to do with his character as a man.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:59 pm

Tom Brady's play emphasizes Tim Tebow's flaws

For the record and in defense of Chris Leak, Tebow only lead Florida to one championship.

Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:23 pm

Tom Brady's play emphasizes Tim Tebow's flaws

I still can't believe that fans are here defending Tebow. Blaming everyone from the coach,.. to the offensive line,.. to the Broncos organization. But what it really comes down to is that if Mr. Tebow does not learn to throw a football and command his team, like the Brady's, the Brees, and the Rodgers of the league, he will be playing in the CFL in a couple of years. 9-26 for 136 yards in a Divisional playoff is embarrassing, totally unacceptable, and makes the NFL look like a joke. That's not a poor outing, or a defensive domination, that's a QB who should NOT be playing until he learns the position. Regardless of whether or not Tebow turned the franchise around, and got them to this point based on the wildcat, playaction offence, teams will only get better at focusing on him, and his limited abilities. I hope for Timmies sake, the Broncos organization, and it's fans, that he gets better in the offseason and stops acting like a TV evangalist and starts working on his basic football skills. Otherwise this whole experiment will blow up in Elway's, (and the Broncos), face, and all you Tebow fans will have too look for a real hero somewhere else, when he becomes a baggage clerk. 

Kurt Warner was also very religious, did alot of community work, praised his maker on a constant basis,....but come Sunday, he was a field general, who had skills that were second to none, and could hit a receiver 60 yards down the field in full flight, at a critical moment. Maybe Tebow should get a hold of Warner in the offseason, and have a conversation, maybe he can learn something. Because I can't take another season of this BS coming from Denver, and it's fans. It's time to wake up people!!!


Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2012 8:33 pm

Tom Brady's play emphasizes Tim Tebow's flaws

Tebow is overrated. He threw for 46% completion percentage this year.. And 9 for 26 (ouch!) yesterday. Dont give me that 'He wins' line. That running game and defense won most of the games. Stats dont lie. He wasnt good at all. Plenty of teams have won with mediocre or garbage QBs. They won games in spite of him.

And it really gets irritating how he has to thank God every time he talks in an interview. WE GET IT: YOU ARE RELIGIOUS. COOL.

This guy really is going overboard, trying to put on this 'Im super religious, Im a saint, look how faithful I am' act in front of the cameras. Im not saying he is acting; he is very religious. BUT ENOUGH OF IT. Quit trying to force your religious views on millions of people who dont wanna hear it. People have different faiths. Some people dont believe in gods or religion. Keep your damn personal religious views to YOURSELF TEBOW!!!..SO FUCKING ANNOYING..ITS FOOTBALL, NOT CHURCH..

Im a religious person, but it really is annoying how he cant stop thanking God in every interview he does. And he says 'God blesss you' to every damn interviewer he talks to. Annoying. Just says thanks and walk away. And like I said, I am religious too. And I dont hate the Broncos or Tebow or the Florida Gators or anything to do with him.. But its just getting old and ANNOYING, and to be honest, DISRESPECTFUL to all the sports fans who arent religious or have different faiths and tune in to WATCH SPORTS, and have to listen to this guy acting like he's in church or giving a sermon. Enough said Im out. God Bless you all!! haha (sarcasm)

Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2012 8:11 pm

Tom Brady's play emphasizes Tim Tebow's flaws

Only a moron would compare Tim Tebow to Tom Brady.  Call it picking the "low hanging fruit" of temptation.  It's football, two totally different quarterbacks, two totally different teams.  BTW, Tom Brady's play on Saturday highlighted the flaws of 90% of the quarterbacks in the league ... not just Tim Tebow.  If you want a story, highlight how Tom Brady totally outplayed Aaron Rogers.

Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:38 pm

Tom Brady's play emphasizes Tim Tebow's flaws

I think the fans at the Bruins and Patriots games mocking Tebow was uncalled for. It's not like he wants the attention.

By the way, Bob.....this shows you how little you know about the Christian faith. Tebow DOES want the attention. He wants it because it's HIS way to spread the word of God. was a football game, not a religious revival. Fans didn't knock him for his faith, they knocked him as they would ANYONE who walks into Gillette and tries to steal their dreams.

Lighten up, get off your high horse, and go out and help someone in need instead of posting pointless posts.

Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:32 pm

Tom Brady's play emphasizes Tim Tebow's flaws

" I think the fans at the Bruins and Patriots games mocking Tebow was uncalled for. It's not like he wants the attention. The Patriot fans that were mocking him last night are bad people. He's accomplished much more in his young life so far than most of these fans ever will in their lifetimes. "
    --Buffalo Bob

What is wrong with you people?

Just because he is a person of faith it somehow makes him immune from fan ridicule? He was an opposing quarterback and he was in Foxboro to ruin the night for every paying fan in the building.

Just because Tebow is a good guy and a heck of a competitor, let's not make HIM out to be a deity.....he isn't.

He was a quarterback last night in a Broncos unifrom. Not a patriarchal figurehead.

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