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Mike Pouncey easily could say, "I told you so."
But the Miami rookie center, who has been singing the praises of Tim Tebow all season, doesn't believe that necessary. He needs only to refer to the NFL standings.
"You don't have to say it," Pouncey said about offering a reminder to one-time naysayers. "They see it He pretty much has cleared up all his doubters."
Then playing guard, Pouncey was Tebow's teammate for three seasons at Florida. Now that Tebow, a second-year man, is 5-1 as Denver's starting quarterback, Pouncey is excited.
Well, he wasn't too thrilled with Tebow's first win as a starter this season, 18-15 over the Dolphins in overtime Oct. 23. But he sure has liked the rest.
"He's showing people that you don't need to have the prettiest throwing motion or you don't need to have this to win football games," Pouncey said. "You just have got to have the heart and belief in something and a positive attitude and your teammates will follow you (The Broncos) got the quarterback they want and the guys around him are believing in him."
Pouncey rolls his eyes when discussing how many one-time doubters are now jumping on the Tebow express.
"I think pretty much everybody heard that," Pouncey said of talk Tebow wouldn't make it as an NFL starting quarterback. "And now you hear people that were criticizing him, now they're on his side. (They're saying), Oh, he's doing this. He's doing that.' What do you expect, man? It's Tim Tebow. He's been doing it his whole life."
As Florida's starting quarterback, Tebow won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and a national title in 2008. He played a key role as a backup on the 2006 NCAA champs.
Tebow's statistics with the Broncos (6-5) have been interesting, to say the least. He's completed a meager 45.5 percent of his passes but does have eight touchdown passes to just one interception. Tebow has been sacked 16 times but has rushed for 455 yards, with a nifty average per carry of 5.8.
Pouncey is quick to remind anybody the only stat that really counts is the won-loss mark. As Denver's starter, Tebow also has steered the team to wins over Kansas City, Oakland, the New York Jets and San Diego. Three of his wins, including the one over Miami, have come in dramatic late-game fashion.
"He's doing a great job," Pouncey said the deeply religious Tebow. "It ain't going to be pretty but he's going to win football games What do you want him to do? Do you want to hate him because he wins football games or do you want to be on his side because he lives life right and he's a good role model in the community?"
One thing is for sure. The Tebow bandwagon is a lot more crowded now than it was early in the season.
Chris Tomasson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter@christomasson
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Quarterback Tim Tebow, #15 of the Denver Broncos, eludes Eric Smith #33 of the New York Jets and rushes 20 yards for the game winning touchdown in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Jets 17-13. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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