Monday, November 14, 2011

To Confound the Wise

After yet another improbable win by the Broncos, it has been fun as Tebow fans to hear the pundits search for something to say.  Yes, Tebow was only 2 of 8, 1 TD, 0 INT and a QB rating of 102 and a rushing TD.

It defies description.  Why?  Because it's never really been done before. At least not in recent memory.

Consider the Broncos win in Miami.  First time a team rallied and overcame a 15 point deficit with less than 5 minutes left.  Yesterday, the Broncos became only the third team in the last 25 years to win with two or less completed passes. Tebow is also the  only QB in NFL history to throw for a TD pass and  rush for at least 25 yards in each of his first seven starts.

Peter King said it best this morning.
1. Tim Tebow came, he saw, he ran the Veer, he conquered. On a gorgeous 67-degree day in Kansas City with weather being no factor, the Denver Broncos completed two passes, never trailed and forged a three-way tie for second place in the mighty AFC West. Denver 17, Kansas City 10. Victories since Oct. 23: Tebow 3, Tom Brady/Michael Vick/Philip Rivers (combined) 2.

Is a QB rating of 102 ridiculous when you consider that it was based on  2 of 8?  Yes, but does it not also show how shallow stats can be?  Yes, it does.  The only stat that matters is the win-loss column.

Was the win ugly? No, it wasn't ugly. It just wasn't razzle-dazzle.  

Today will be an awful lot of fun listening to pundits try to explain why Tim Tebow and the Broncos can't win when they just did, again.  

And just imagine how good Tebow will be when he can complete a pass like the one below.

"Just when you didn't think he could hit the broadside of a barn, he lays this one in absolutely dead solid, perfect."

I Corinthians 1:27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.



Photo: Denver Post