Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tim Tebow vs. Troy: The Summary

Preparing for Troy yesterday by looking back at Florida's win over Troy in the 2nd week of 2007 turned out to be pretty good foreshadowing: Tim Tebow had a very similar game yesterday, with 4 TDs passing and another on the ground, accounting for 300+ yards of total offense.

The good: Made great decisions, and had a couple of terrific throws. (The TD duck to Cooper wasn't one of them, but it did what it had to do. The TD pass to Brandon James was helped by a tremendous catch by No. 25 -- the best of his Florida career.)

The bad: The first quarter was ugly, at least from the offense. Don't know whether they were overconfident or thrown off by the weather or what -- but it was hard to watch, particularly the ball-security issues, which I'm sure drove Urban Meyer crazy.

The bottom-line: This was yet another "tune-up" game, and the 2nd and early 3rd quarters were the type of blitzkrieg that fans had expected to see from Tebow and the entire team heading into this season. There's no risk now of looking ahead: Tennessee is next.

You all have seen my campaign for the week: To get Tim Tebow to wear eye-black featuring "Zeke 25:17."

Here's the relevant snippet: "And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them." (It's the Jules quote from "Pulp Fiction.")

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