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Gregaj7 2012/03/22 03:57:27
Wow. This changes my perspective of the man, for the positive.
I don't care what the numbers say, he still a bad QB and will never have NFL success.
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For those who think he is THE worst QB going, and his stat of 46% pass completion proves that, try this on for size, from the Colorado Springs Gazette:

OPINION


Tim Tebow, based on facts, is a better choice than Manning



Dan
Caplis is a Denver
attorney, journalist and co-host of the “Caplis and silverman”
show
on aM 630 KhoW.



The
facts show that Tim Tebow is off to a better start as an NFL quarterback than
many of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Through his first 16 starts,
Tebow won more games (9) than Peyton Manning (3), Troy Aikman (3), Steve Young
(3), Aaron Rodgers (5), Matthew Stafford (6), Sam Bradford (7), Eli Manning (7),
John Elway (8), and Drew Brees (8). Tebow accomplished that with a team that
was 1-4 before he took over, and had won only 7 of its last 24 games.
In his
first 16 starts, Tebow led his team to a playoff victory. None of these other
greats did that. In fact, it took Peyton Manning, one of the greatest
quarterbacks in NFL history, five full NFL seasons to lead his team to a
playoff victory.
In his
first playoff game, Tebow threw for 316 yards in a winning effort — against the
best defense in the league.
It is
so difficult for an NFL quarterback to throw for 316 yards or more in a playoff
victory that Ben Roethlisberger has never done it. Brett Favre and Aaron
Rodgers have each done it once. Tom Brady, John Elway and Joe Montana each did
it twice. Eli Manning did not throw for that many yards in a playoff game until
this season. And those other quarterbacks had some of the best receivers in the
NFL. Tebow is also near the top in another important measure of an NFL passer,
which is the number of touchdown passes per pass attempt. In his first 16
games, Tebow averaged an impressive one touchdown pass for every 23 pass
attempts
(1-23).
The same as Peyton Manning. Better than Steve Young (1-46), John Elway (1-36),
Drew Brees (1-34) and Tom Brady (1-36). And just slightly behind Aaron Rodgers
(1-21), Matthew Stafford (1-21), and Eli Manning (1-21).
Even
more important is the fact that Tebow threw very few interceptions per pass
attempt. Just one pick for every 43 pass attempts (1-43). That’s twice as good
as Peyton Manning (1-21). Much better than Elway (1-19), Stafford
(1-26) and Eli Manning (1-29). Better than Brees (1-34), Brady (1-36), Rodgers
(1-39) and Bradford (1-40). This fact is particularly important, because ESPN
contends that the chance of a team winning an NFL game goes down 20 percent
with each interception a quarterback throws.
Through
16 starts, Tebow has a far better touchdown pass-to-interception ratio (17
touchdowns-9 interceptions) than Peyton Manning (26-28), Brees (15-15),
Stafford (28-23), Bradford (18-15), Elway
(10-19), Aikman (12-25) and Young (9-16). Tebow’s rate is also better than Eli
Manning’s (21-14), and the same as Aaron Rodgers’ (23-12).
According
to these key factual measures of an NFL passer (wins, touchdown passes, interceptions,
playoff performance) Tebow is off to a better start as an NFL passer than many
of the great passing quarterbacks in NFL history.
Tebow’s
critics do not speak of these facts. Instead, they harp on the style of his
passes and his completion percentage (46 percent). That is illogical. Results
are more important than style. And completion percentage is far less important
than wins, touchdowns, interceptions and playoff success. That is proved by the
fact that Tebow has far more wins, and a much better touchdown and interception
ratio, than many quarterbacks who have a higher completion percentage.
Peyton
Manning is a certain Hall of Fame quarterback and a man of great character and
integrity.
But the
facts also show, at this point, Manning is not a more effective
quarterback
than Tebow. Last season, Tebow started 13 games. When you compare those 13
starts to Manning’s last 13 starts, the results are almost the same.
Over
their last 13 starts, Tebow and Manning have the same winning record — 8-5.
Each threw one touchdown pass for every 23 pass attempts. Tebow threw only one
interception for every 51 passes. Unfortunately, Manning threw one interception
for every 33 pass attempts. Tebow won one playoff game and lost the next.
Manning lost his only playoff game, 17-16, to the Jets. Since Manning played
these last 13 games, he has reportedly undergone three neck procedures and has
not played for 14 months.
Tebow
also brings the critical advantage of mobility to the field, which Manning does
not. Over their last 13 starts, Tebow ran for 681 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Manning ran for 23 yards and 0 touchdowns. Manning’s lack of mobility may
explain some of the difficulty he has encountered in the playoffs during his
storied career.
While
it is undisputed that Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time,
he has only won one first-round playoff game since 2006. He has lost in the
first round of the playoffs seven out of the 11 times his team has made it that
far. He is 1-3 against New England in the
playoffs, averaging 9 points a game in those losses.
None of
these facts are intended as a criticism of Manning. They are simply proof of
the undeniable fact that injuries and age take their toll on even the greatest
quarterbacks. And no quarterback who has won a Super Bowl with one team has
ever won a Super Bowl with his next team.
So the
assumption that the Broncos would automatically be a better team right now
under Manning is not supported by the facts. The facts show that Tebow is, by
comparison, a great young quarterback with most of his career in front of him.
Manning is a Hall of Fame quarterback with most of his career behind him. And
over the course of their last 13 games, Tebow and Manning performed at
approximately the same level.
It
would be highly illogical for the Broncos to replace Tim Tebow with Peyton
Manning. Such a decision, no matter how well-intentioned, would likely
undermine the franchise for years to come.

Read More: http://www.gazette.com/opinion/tebow-135215-nfl-ma...

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  • safari 2012/03/22 05:45:32
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    safari
    +5
    I loved Tebow and thought he was a great quarterback before it was cool. So it doesn't change my mind because I already knew that his critics suck eggs and like it. :P

    Great then - Great now - GO TEBOW!

    tebow gators

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  • mimi 2012/09/11 01:02:15
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    mimi
    +1
    I have always loved Tim Tebow for what he stands for and the fact that he is not afraid to tell the public. GOD BLESS TIM TEBOW!!
  • Gregaj7 mimi 2012/09/11 01:11:32
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Agreed! Right now, he's starting to remind me of Ron Paul, in that he makes the rest of the NFL very spiritually nervous. Thus, his being sequestered on the Jets as a back-up. John Elway has truly angered me and I have no "love" for the NFL this season.
  • Camille Palmer 2012/09/10 07:13:32
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    Camille Palmer
    +1
    Their is little to no difference, between Stadium Sports, and the Circus Maximus of Rome,
    Gladiators battling it out,... Barely Controlled violence for the entertainment of mobs of fans.
    I Fervently Deplore ALL Manner of violent spectator sports. Especially Any Blood sports, kick Boxing, Ultimate fighter, Death match. that's no better than Human Pit bull baiting.

    weather they Pray Before, during, or after, that's just how i feel about it.
  • Red 2012/09/10 06:26:34
  • Gregaj7 Red 2012/09/10 07:36:58
    Gregaj7
    Agreed.
  • Mega-Mighty 2012/03/23 02:29:02
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    Mega-Mighty
    He is just a NFL player but he is a little cute
  • Gregaj7 Mega-Mi... 2012/03/23 03:25:25
    Gregaj7
    Thanks for the comment.
  • Rammstein 2012/03/22 14:06:32
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    Rammstein
    +1
    the stats are wrong. I know for a fact that rodgers has thrown for more than 300 yards at least 4 times in a playoff game
  • Gregaj7 Rammstein 2012/03/22 19:31:37
    Gregaj7
    Thanks for the comment.
  • TerryAgee 2012/03/22 13:08:48
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    TerryAgee
    +2
    Only time will tell. I wish him luck!
  • Gregaj7 TerryAgee 2012/03/22 19:31:45
    Gregaj7
    Thanks for the comment.
  • TerryAgee Gregaj7 2012/03/22 23:02:00
    TerryAgee
    +1
    You're most welcome!
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/03/22 11:07:39
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    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +1
    It's just business.
  • Gregaj7 jmc0780... 2012/03/22 19:32:12
    Gregaj7
    +1
    That's been truly proven recently.
  • LAAD Gunner - USMC 2012/03/22 06:21:02
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    LAAD Gunner - USMC
    +2
    I already had a positive perspective about him lol, this just makes it even better :) Great work by Dan Caplis to this article together, Denver really shot themselves in the foot (imo) by letting go of Tebow, not a smart decision.
  • Gregaj7 LAAD Gu... 2012/03/22 19:32:38
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Agreed!
    Thanks for the comment.
  • M and Emma 2012/03/22 06:05:29
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    M and Emma
    +4
    Tim Tebow will become an amazing quarterback. I mean, Elway was not very great at the beginning of his career and is now arguably one of the best NFL quarterbacks that ever played. The Broncos will regret their decision, as Manning is much older while Tebow still has many years to improve. This is incredibly illogical, but I always knew Elway disliked Tebow.
  • Gregaj7 M and Emma 2012/03/22 19:33:17
    Gregaj7
    Very true.
    Thanks for the comment.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/03/22 05:50:57
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    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +3
    I like this guy a lot, I have watched his success and, at 24, we will see much more of him. I think Broncos should have kept him.
  • Gregaj7 Jackie ... 2012/03/22 19:33:31
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Thanks for the comment.
  • safari 2012/03/22 05:45:32
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    safari
    +5
    I loved Tebow and thought he was a great quarterback before it was cool. So it doesn't change my mind because I already knew that his critics suck eggs and like it. :P

    Great then - Great now - GO TEBOW!

    tebow gators
  • Gregaj7 safari 2012/03/22 19:34:25
    Gregaj7
    +2
    I wish I could rave you more. :)
  • safari Gregaj7 2012/03/23 01:07:36
    safari
    +1
    lol thanks
  • Kelsie 2012/03/22 05:10:29
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    Kelsie
    +5
    I love Tebow, I knew this all along! :) I'm a huge fan. I hate when people say he's a suckish QB, It pisses me off. Great stats and facts. Interesting.
  • Gregaj7 Kelsie 2012/03/22 05:20:49
    Gregaj7
    +2
    Thanks for the comment.
  • Charu ∞ijm♥∞ 2012/03/22 04:03:53
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    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +5
    I have always like Tim even when he was going head to head with OU. I think that the Broncs will regret their decision.
  • Gregaj7 Charu ∞... 2012/03/22 04:06:24
    Gregaj7
    +3
    Thanks for the comment.
  • Charu ∞... Gregaj7 2012/03/22 04:07:26
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +2
    You're welcome.
  • IndyLinda 2012/03/22 04:01:26
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    IndyLinda
    +5
    Always had a good opinion on Tebow.
  • Gregaj7 IndyLinda 2012/03/22 04:06:29
    Gregaj7
    +2
    Thanks for the comment.

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