Friday, November 4, 2011

"The goofy thing is, it's almost like if he doesn't have success it will be anybody's fault but his. It's almost that kind of polarizing thing. They'll say it could be his supporting cast, or the type of plays. At the end of the day, we are what we are."

-- Broncos coach John Fox (via Sam Farmer, LA Times)

In one interpretation, you could say that Fox is giving Tebow a break -- that Tebow will work so hard that you honestly won't be able to fault him. But that's not what is going on here. Fox is mocking the die-hard support Tebow gets. If anything, what we've seen this week is that there are plenty of people who will fault Tebow if he doesn't have success...

...Starting with Tebow himself. Fox isn't sophisticated enough to deploy this kind of straw-man argument -- the coach just sounds petty and small and more concerned with his own CYA than with developing his QB. Talk about goofy.

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