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  1. It works both ways.True - but IMO it's more acceptable to favor him for being like-minded than it is to hate him for thinking differentlyIs it more acceptable to hate the Klan because you oppose it or love the Klan because you support it? You don't need to answer, the point is that your logic can be applied to pretty much any belief system.First of all I don't think the people you are talking about hate Tebow, I think they are put off by his overt religiosity. They want to watch a football game not be given a religious message (from any religion). Tebow, through his actions, seems to view it as his pulpit and IMO takes advantage of that opportunity. Using his patented one knee, head down with fist on forehead thing he is sending the message, intentionally or not, that his prayer will impact the outcome of the game. Some people eat that stuff up and ask for seconds, many others think the gridiron is not the place for that.But I don't think hate enters the picture for most of his detractors. Either way it's fun to watch.And the people who complain about Tebow being "in your face" about his religion bring way more attention to religion than Tebow himself does. I'm not even religious, and I don't have a problem with Tebow and his religion because he really isn't "in your face" about it. The annoying thing is all the yahoos that think he is "in your face" about his religion and complain about him. Aside from him thanking his lord and savior at the beginning of interviews, he doesn't really talk religion at all. There are plenty of athletes who talk about religion more than Tebow who don't get any of the scrutiny that Tebow gets. The people who have a problem with Tebow and his religion need to look in the mirror because they have much bigger problems than what they are admitting to. (Edit to add: In my opinion to the end of all that)
  2. Funny thing about the Jets, Chargers, and Raiders. They all would have made the playoffs if they'd beaten Denver with Tebow.The other funny thing about them is they were all considered good teams who were going to put Tebow in his place until they lost to him, at which point they instantly became schmucks that anyone can beat. It's not like it's unusual for a team to not rack up a bunch of wins against playoff teams. With the Broncos win over the Steelers this week it puts them right in the middle of the pack in good wins, really. New England hasn't beaten a team with a winning record all year and they got a first round bye. Atlanta has 1 win against a playoff team (Detroit) Houston has 2 (Pittsburgh and a 1-point win vs Cincy) NYG have 2 (New England and this week's game vs Atlanta) Cinci has 0 Pitt has 2 (New England and Cinci) Detroit has 1 (Denver) Denver has 1 (Pittsburgh) Technically Denver has a winning record so NE has 1 win over a team with a winning record right now. That will not be the case if they beat Denver again.Not to mention the fact that the Broncos also beat Cincinatti (albeit with Orton) so technically they have 2 wins over playoff teams.
  3. Steve Young was one of the most cerebral and consistent QB's ever. The guy could read defenses and throw with the best of them. Nice try.... Steve Young was definitely a freelancer. And he was consistent. What is it about Newton and Tebow that you think makes them unable to be consistent at any future point of their careers?Athleticism will only take you so far. The other intangibles; the ability to read defenses, accuracy, consistency and playing within a game plan are what is needed to be successful. Newton and Tebow are two big atheletic QB's who over a period of time will be game planned by the opposing defenses and will eventually have to have the other intangibles, and in my opinion that is where they will fail. Michael Vick is the ultimate athletic QB. He should have annihilated this league, but he is lacking the intangibles. Again this is my opinion and will only be supported/or not over time. I have seen/read many arguments stating why Tebow will not be a successful NFL QB. You are the first one I have seen take the stand that Tebow won't be successdful because he doesn't have the intangibles. Are you sure this is the stance you want to take? If it is, it really makes me want to ignore everything you say. Most people are arguing that Tebow's intangibles are the only reason he has gotten as far as he has, but I guess you know better.
  4. This is the best post that I have ever seen on this site. 6 years as a member and a year or so as a lurker before I signed up, I have never laughed so hard.Lol, thanks. That may be the highest internet praise anyone has ever given me...truely, Tebow brings out the best in all of us. lol, No problem! Living here in Northern Colorado and being a Bronco fan, you should see all the facebook banter and pics concerning Tebow going around.
  5. This is the best post that I have ever seen on this site. 6 years as a member and a year or so as a lurker before I signed up, I have never laughed so hard.
  6. 1. save money2. reassure Tebow3. eliminate locker room tension4. give Orton a chance to play elsewhere1,2,3 make sense.Do NFL teams really care about #4?If Elway liked the way Orton quietly stepped aside when Tebow took over...yes. Keep in mind - all GMs have to attract FA of their own at some point.This is exactly what the dudes on the radio were talking about today. Orton has been a true professional since his arrival in Denver.
  7. I just thought I would post this tweet from Elway. I don't know why, all the people who are conspiracy theorists and think that he wants Tebow to fail aren't going to change their minds because of this, but here goes anyway.
  8. It's obviously Denver's best chance to win games.Theoretically, they could get a better wide receiver and tight end instead of trading away their best one (Brandon Lloyd) for practically nothing. That move alone should cost Elway his job. Or not. That's why Elway is a VP of football operations and you're not. Good move to get something rather than nothing as LLoyd is a free agent at the end of the year and had planned to walk.
  9. Did you watch the game? Did you see that Denver was running at will on the Chiefs? There was no need to pass, but of course you will just focus on the negative and not what was really going on in the game!Why not? That's what the announcers were doing all game. They didn't have to throw the ball more than 8 times because the Chiefs couldn't stop the run all game.
  10. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/sports/ncaafootball/aftermath-of-1998-sandusky-investigation-raises-additional-questions.html?_r=1 It was investigated in 1998. The DA didn't press charges, what else did all you holy rollers expect JoePa to do? JoePa is being unjustly railroaded here, and it's pretty sad actually. I know it's sad that a child got sodomized, but go after the right person.
  11. Do any Saints fans still have their paper bags from when they used to be called the Aint's? This Bronco fan would like to borrow it for a little while!
  12. OK, I'll play Capitan Obvious here. The answer obviously lies somewhere in the middle. The Bronco fans and Tebow fans are hoping for closer to "two_dollars" post while the Tebow bashers think it will be closer to "destro's" post. At the very least, it will be interesting to watch him once he takes the field. As a Bronco fan, obviously I'm hoping for the best. Training camp can't get here soon enough, I'm looking forward to seeing what this guys got.
  13. Why is that too bad?Chris Johnson has delivered for the believers for two straight seasons.Or perhaps you're a bitter Slaton or Forte backer?It's too bad because corpcow said that FBGPoker's prediction was so precise. It's too bad for FBGPoker that his prediction for 2008 didn't come true until 2009. It didn't matter to me one way or the other, and I didn't have Slaton or Forte in any of my leagues, thanks for trying though.
  14. I can vouch for this. I've replaced drinking with watching CJ run and get a similar buzz.I agree with those expecting 2k+ all purpose yards this season. The guy has 0 competition for carries and has potential to average 6+ yards a carry.325 carries/2031 yards rushing/14 TDs, not to mention what he's gonna throw up receiving.BMI be damned, Barry Sanders part deux with receiving ability.4.24, there aren't any defenders in the NFL who will be able to catch him. Were looking at a once in a lifetime talent.Chris Johnson has turned sarcastic hyperbole into precise prognostication.Amazingly precise, in fact.Joker sarcastically predicted 325/2031/14 (6.24 YPC)CJ actually put up 358 /2006/14 (5.6 YPC) (adding 50/503/2 receiving)Too bad he was one year too early with that prediction.
  15. And what will the Vikings do after they do not win the SB again this year and do not have a QB again next year? 3 of the 5 ints today were not Cutler's fault. The issues with the Bears are with the OL and the secondary. Losing Urlacher has obviously hurt the D too. Much easier to fix those issues than find a QB in this league. You should know; your Vikings had every part of the team covered except QB and they could not get anywhere without that position filled. The Saints will easily beat the Vikings this year if it gets to that....then what will your team do next year? Back to Tavaris Jackson?:bitter:Not really. The acquisition of Cutler by the Bears was not just for this year. It was for the next decade Give him a decent OL and then you will see what happens. I expected this to be a year for the O to sync up with Cutler anyways. I am pleased that Hester, Knox and Bennett have all progressed this year. So hopefully if the Bears fix the OL some this off season, then with Urlacher back next year, I expect a playoff year. With Orton the Bears would be winless right now probably ....If Cutler's reported attraction to the bottle is true, I think a decade is over estimating Cutler's expected career duration. If the allegations of his drinking habits are true, I give him 5 more years in the league tops. Alcohol and diabetes don't mix very well.
  16. Yeah but the 2 that were cost them the game!! Not to mention the other 2 or 3 that should have been picked off.
  17. I think we're just talking regular old football in here. Cutler stinks. I watched the game. I agree with you. Well not quite, he dosn't stink, but he's not the franchise QB some are trying to label him as. His stats and strong arm have blinded some into believing he's more than he is. He reminds me of Aaron Brooks. Rifle arm, can make every throw, but makes terrible decisions and struggles with adversity.I am not a Cutler fan, he used to frustrate the bujeebus out of me when he was here in Denver. It's true, he doesn't make good decisions, he tries to force to many balls into coverage instead of progressing through his reads and dumping the ball off etc. etc.All that being said, he is way better than someone like Aaron Brooks. He just needs to learn how to do some of the little things and mature as a QB, and we'll be talking about him being similar to a Big Ben type, not Aaron Brooks.
  18. Bitter Broncos fan so take this with a grain of salt. This has always been cutler's problem. He is not an elite NFL QB at this point. He is young and has some potential, but he has never been a QB who is patient and goes through all the progressions making reads on the play. He locks on to one receiver and tries to force the ball too much. Cutler has a lot of growing to do before becoming an elite QB. The potential is there, but he isn't there yet.
  19. I'd love to see a link to all the posts where FWP was hyped over Westbrook. That's a bit difficult to imagine.I bet there wouldn't be more than one or two guys that said Parker should be taken over Westbrook. I think you guys have short memories. Here's fftoday's preseason 2007 rankings http://www.fftoday.com/rankings/playerproj...&LeagueID=1 (sorry, only one I could find)It does have Westy at 7 and Willy at 8, but to say only one or two guys had Parker ranked higher than Westy on thier preseason ranking last year is just silly. I think Parker went ahead of Westy in one of my leagues last year (not sure) but in my 10 teamer, I took Westy/Henry at the turn.
  20. I went to a used book store and decided I needed a blast from the past western style. I picked up 3 Louis L'Amour books. I'm reading Sitka right now.
  21. Family watched the marathon over the weekend to "catch up". I must be a little slow, I just discovered this show on Sat during the marathon. It is good TV.
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