Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 6/28/14

DENVER - AUGUST 29: Quarterback Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to facing the Pittsburgh Steelers during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 29, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

A couple weeks ago when Tim Tebow was named the starter of the Denver Broncos, I wrote about why Tebow will never transcend into an NFL quarterback.  Don’t want to believe me?  Just click on the link a couple sentences back and take a read for yourself.

As it turns out, I’m not quite done yet.  After his first start for the Broncos since last season, I’m not backing down.

I’ve been a member of the social networking site Twitter for almost 2.5 years now.  With only a little over 9,000 tweets to my name in that time, I am far from a Twitter veteran.  Here’s where I’m going with this; there are still terms I am learning in tweets that are being sent.

There is one that I have recently come upon that I honestly had to Google what it meant:  ‘Trolling.’  If I understand correctly, trolling is when someone finds something and essentially picks on it relentlessly.  Well, if that is truly the case, then as someone once told me, I will “Troll hard son.”

But I digress, back to the matter at hand, a one Tim Tebow. 

Two weeks ago, during a game against the San Diego Chargers, Broncos Head Coach John Fox pulled former starter Kyle Orton in favor of Tebow in the 4th quarter.  Tebow nearly brought the Broncos back to win the game.

I was never impressed.  His final stat line was 4-10 for 70 yards and a touchdown and 1 rushing touchdown.  Sorry Mr. Tebow, you’ll have to do more than that to impress me.

By Tuesday morning after that game, Coach Fox named Tebow the starter for this week’s game at Miami.  It just so happened to be the same game that Miami brass had decided to honor the 2007 Florida Gators National Championship team; the same team that was lead by Tim Tebow.

Coincidence?  Maybe?  Who knows exactly what John Fox was thinking by naming Tebow the starter.  The Broncos were a floundering team coming off the loss to the Chargers, dropping to 1-5. 

Now we come to the more present tense; the game that happened on the field with the Dolphins.

Anyone that wants to sit back and tell me Tim Tebow looked good in the win, please feel free to try.  He was less that spectacular any way you would like to slice it.  Coming into the game, there wasn’t a single analyst or former NFL great quarterback that had anything good to say about him.  Come Monday morning, I doubt there still will be anything good to say.

Tebow had less than modest numbers, especially against a woeful team such as the Dolphins are.  He finished the game 13-27 for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He was also the second leading rusher on the team in the game with 65 yards on the ground.

Don’t let the numbers fool you.  Honestly I’m not really sure how they can.  If you are playing the Dolphins and can’t even complete 50% of your passes, you don’t deserve to call your numbers modest.

Here is what the numbers are hiding.  Tebow was the humble recipient of 7 sacks in the game.  He had several poor reads where he blatantly threw the ball to the wrong receiver or to the wrong spot on the field. 

“But Jeff, he only has four NFL starts to his name.”  I thought he was drafted to be the savior of the Denver Broncos (no pun intended, or maybe it is)?  

“But Jeff, he’s not even a year and a half into his NFL career.”  Has he not been on the sidelines and in practice supposedly picking up on how to play the game?  Did he not have three starts last season in which to pick up on things in game situations?

I don’t want to hear it Bronco and Gator fans.  All of you self proclaimed Tebow cult followers need to realize one thing; the guy will NEVER be a starting NFL quarterback.  I know that Twitter will be all abuzz over what happened on Sunday and how he led the Broncos to victory in the last three minutes of the game, if it isn’t already.  I can’t honestly think of anything more ludicrous to talk about than how he was the one that led them to victory.

I challenge any Tebow-ite to change my mind.  I challenge you Denver and Florida fans to help me realize how Tim can be an elite quarterback in the NFL.  If any of you are able to do it, I have oceanfront property here in Arizona that I can sell you.


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