Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tebow, born passer

The Denver Post notes that Tebow played perhaps his first game in a very long time without running the ball. Not even once.

All Tebow did, for gosh sakes, was play like an NFL pocket passer.

"Trying to be," said Tebow, who suffered bruised ribs during a touchdown run in the preseason opener at Cincinnati. "Just trying to do what I'm asked."

As a passer, Tebow was 5-of-10 for 72 yards, a touchdown and an interception. As a runner, Tebow had zero carries for zero yards and zero TDs.

The last time Tebow played a game in which he didn't run the ball? Maybe never. As a freshman at Florida, he played in four games in which he ran but never passed. But good luck finding the last time Tebow played a game in which he did not have at least one carry.