On Sunday, Tim Tebow had one of the most interesting games a starting quarterback has ever had in the NFL: 2-for-8 passing with a touchdown while the Broncos ran the ball 55 times and won. Denver coach John Fox talked to Jeff Darlington about the unique victory:
“Do whatever the hell it takes,” he laughed. “I mean, what the hell? You don’t get points for style in this league. Let me tell you something: My man is really good in this offense. You know what I mean?
“If we were trying to run a regular offense, he’d be screwed.”
Denver tried the traditional offense against Detroit. It didn’t quite work out. Tebow had a pick-six and a fumbled returned for a touchdown and was sacked seven times. After being sacked 13 times in his first two starts, he’s only gone down once in the last two games.
“What he does against conventional teams is rush the passer. Well, we don’t have a passer. We have a runner. Not to say he can’t pass at all, but we’re recognizing his strengths.”
His strengths. Yes. One of his strengths may be getting defensive backs to nod off. Darrelle Revis thinks the Jets’ main opponent tomorrow night will be boredom. Via the NY Daily News:
“The biggest thing for the secondary is for us not to fall asleep,” Revis said. “It can get boring, especially if a team keeps on just running the ball, series after series, play after play.”
Revis also said that the Broncos won’t be able to sustain their current level of success for a full season. Obviously, he’s right. Eventually, the Broncos will start losing and this read option offense will go the way of the gimmicky wildcat. Tebow will get benched and we’ll get stupid “Will Tebow Rise?” headlines.