Monday, December 6, 2010

Broncos Tebow: Won't Have Josh McDaniels to Kick Around Anymore

Well, looks like we won't have to speculate anymore about how/when/where Broncos coach Josh McDaniels will (or won't) use Tim Tebow. McDaniels was fired earlier today.

The obvious question -- at least for this blog: Whither Tebow?

McDaniels was Tebow's biggest champion heading into (and out of) the NFL Draft, but despite the promise of using Tebow as innovatively as his mentor, Bill Belichick, would have, McDaniels never delivered.

The big unknown: Will the team turn to Tebow for the rest of this (lost) season? And how will the new coach -- Bill Cowher? -- react to Tebow?

After all, the Broncos used a 1st-round NFL Draft pick on Tebow. You don't just abandon that after a season -- even a few seasons.

For now, however, we don't have to worry about asking the question "When, McD, when?"

10 comments:

  1. Cowher has said on NFL Today that he would love Tebow as his son in law, but not as a quarterback. Hope they don't hire him.

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  2. Running Backs coach Eric Studesville appointed interim HC, they had a meeting after they fired McDaniel to find the interim HC. Who will make the game plan and call the plays? The OC was previously O-line coach, didn't do plans or plays. Why not wait 4 weeks-unless they are going to try to fire for cause (Spygate II) to avoid paying the rest of McD's contract?
    What.a.mess.

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  3. Christy, that makes me cringe.

    Have to say I'm a bit worried for our Timmy with McD gone. Even if he was stubborn about using him.

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  4. It's Tebow Time! Denver needs to energize their fan base and playing Tebow more will fill the stands again.

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  5. McDaniels was a controversial figure amongst the fan base -- even many of his strongest supporters (like me) were a little punch drunk toward the end trying to defend him at ever turn.

    Tebow, on the other hand, is an object of tremendous fascination. I think its fair to say even those Bronco fans who have not followed Tim closely through the years, or were rooting against him in college, are intrigued and extremely hopeful we have the next great NFL QB in our midst. As sad as I am that things didn't work out with Josh (and Kyle, for that matter, who put in the work but didn't get the results), I am really looking forward to seeing what Tim can do at this next level in his career. I just hope they give him a HC and an offensive philosophy that will both play to his strengths and keep him healthy.

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  6. I'm a little worried about Tebow's fate now, as well. Still holding out hope for Gruden..I think he would definitely know what to do with Tim.

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  7. Gruden's best season as a coach was taking over for Tony Dungy's Tampa Bay team. Why does everbody think Gruden is the answer?

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  8. For me, it's those ESPN videos Gruden did before the draft. He loves football players but was practically poetic about Tim. In one of the videos he discusses the NFL version of the spread system he's been working on for the past two years.

    Didn't Gruden leave a team in Oakland that won the championship the next year?

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  9. @Dan, everyone(myslef included)thinks Gruden is the answer because Gruden LOVES/ADORES Tim. Hands down! He's been a great supporter of Tim and his talents. He'd use, support, guide and teach him to get Tim where he needs to be. That alone, for Tebow fans, is the kind of coach we want around Tim.

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  10. I think Meyer and Tebow might be back together in Denver next year... Or even better Meyer, Tebow and Harvin together in Minnesota.

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