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  • 12/01/2011, 11:14PM ET

Tebow is the reason for the Broncos resurgence.

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I know there is a lot of hate towards Tebow because he isn't the typical QB and misses a lot of throws most QB's make but even with that he is turning this team around. Now yes it is a team sport and it does take more than one player to win a game but Tebow is the biggest factor in the turnaround of the Broncos.

There are 4 big reasons why Tebow is the main reason for this resurgence.

1. With Tebow the Broncos control the clock more and give the defense more rest.

- The Broncos are running the ball more which keeps the clock moving and the opposing offense off the field.


2. Tebow does not turn the ball over.

-While he may struggle with his accuracy, he does not throw interceptions.

- He doesn't force a short field for the defense.

3. He shines in the 4th quarter.

- (+/- 7 points) 60% comp., 14.6 avg., 1 TD, 0 INT, 121 rating, 6.2 avg r.p.c., and 1 TD
- Has 4 4th quarter comebacks this year

4. His work effort is contagious.

-Players see him working so hard at practice that it makes everyone do the same.


Good Luck and hope people can put the Tebow hate away and give me a chance.


Going with the defense. Before Tebow began starting games, Orton didn't have a very good defense backing him up. Not to say Orton was playing well (he wasn't), but the defense was allowing 28ppg, including 49 points to Green Bay and 29 points to San Diego.

If the defense was still allowing 28ppg, scoring 19 points a game (average with Tebow leading the offense) wouldn't be getting the job done.

The defense has allowed 20ppg in Tebow's 6 starts and just 15ppg during the current 4 game winning streak.

Elvis Dumervil has battled injuries and struggled. Until recently. He has all 5.5 of his sacks in the last 4 weeks and has been a huge benefit to the pass rush.

Von Miller has been a revelation as a rookie with 10.5 sacks, but Dumervil has helped make him even more effective with Elvis improving as he gets healthier and in shape. Miller has 31 tackles (more than half his tackles on the year) and 4.5 sacks the last 4 games.

Good luck and bring it!!!


Defense when Orton was starter:

Avg. per game: 385.8 tot yards, 262.4 pass, 123.4 rush, 28 points, 33:08 average time on field, and 2.4-4.4 chances in the red zone, and 6 turnovers.


Defense when Tebow is starter:

Avg. per game: 329.8 tot yards, 211.7 pass, 118.1 rush, 20 points, 31:03 average time on field, and 1.3-2.3 chances in the red zone, and 5 turnovers.

-While yes the defense is allowing less points in Tebow starts but they are also on the field for less time giving the defense rest.


Offense with Orton:

Avg. per game: 303.6 tot yards, 201.8 pass, 101.8 rush, 2.4 Turnovers, 26:54 average time on field, 1.4-2.6 red zone chances, and 21 points.

Offense with Tebow:

Avg. per game: 320.5 tot yards, 112.5 pass, 208 rush, 0.8 Turnovers, 32:31 average time on field, 0.8-2 red zone chances, and 19.3 points.

The difference why the Broncos are winning is because they don't turn the ball over with Tebow and the offense stays on the field giving the defense rest.

-They have turned the ball over 5 times with Tebow as QB with Tebow being responsible for 1.
-Orton is responsible for 9 of the 11.


"Offense with Orton:

Avg. per game: 303.6 tot yards, 201.8 pass, 101.8 rush, 2.4 Turnovers, 26:54 average time on field, 1.4-2.6 red zone chances, and 21 points."

The Broncos averaged 21ppg with Orton as the QB.

He completed 58.7% of his passes for passing 186ypg, 6.3ypa, 8 TD's, 7 INT's, with a 75.7 Passer Rating

Tebow has completed 45.5% of his passes for 83.8ypg, 6.0ypa, 8 TD's, 1 INT, with a 80.5 PR

Tebow doesn't turn the ball over like Orton did, but Orton managed to score more points and his PR is very similar to Tebow's.

Why? Because he was a better passer. But Orton couldn't overcome 28ppg being allowed by the defense. Not many QB's can. Including Tebow, since the time they allowed more than 28 points they got blown out.

Champ Bailey has been playing a lot better and looks like the lockdown CB he has been his entire career.

Orton played when they faced teams that are a combined 35-20 (63.6%).

Tebow? Has gone 5-1 against teams that are a combined 31-35 (46.9%).

Next.


-Tebow has helped this running game get back on the map and the Broncos are the top rushing team in the league even with teams knowing they will run the ball.

-The defense is playing better because they are on the field less. They are not getting tired. Also with Tebow not turning the ball over they don't have to play with a short field.

-The Broncos don't win by having a shootout with the other team. For them it is about controlling the game with running the ball, making few to no mistakes, and playing solid defense. Tebow is the biggest reason they are playing so much better.

-The defense is allowing less points because the opposing offenses aren't in the red zone as often. About half the time per game.

- That is because of two things:
+ Tebow and the offense not turning it over as much not giving the opposition a short field
+ Tebow and the offense controlling the clock and allowing the defense to rest

-The defense deserves credit for playing well but Tebow has to be given more of the credit.


Orton played when they faced teams that are a combined 35-20 (63.6%).

To expand a little more on this, Orton faced these defenses:

Oakland, #27 in ypg allowed, #20 in passing ypg allowed, #27 in rushing ypg, and # 25 in ppg allowed

Cincinnati, #5, #11, #5, and #8

Tennesee, #17, #13, #22, and #7

Green Bay, #30, #31, #13, and #14

San Diego, #13, #9, #25, and #26

And he helped them score more points. But, the defense was horrible.

The defense has done a much better job by cutting their ppg allowed from 28ppg to 20ppg. The offense is averaging fewer ppg with Tebow as the starter than Orton and the offense did against better defenses.

If Orton had that kind of defensive help, he might still be the starter. It wasn't like Orton was throwing INT's left and right like Philip Rivers.

"Tebow has helped this running game get back on the map and the Broncos are the top rushing team in the league even with teams knowing they will run the ball."

McGahee had 3 100 yard rushing games in his first 5 games. It wasn't like they couldn't run the ball before.

The defense has gotten better and is more responsible for the turnaround.

Good TD.

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December 2, 2011  01:15 AM ET

DJ is gonna go with Von Miller.

December 2, 2011  01:30 AM ET

Wait.... is left really new?

I'm in shock. His argument is actually well thought out and makes sense.

December 2, 2011  01:57 AM ET

Excellent start by left.

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December 2, 2011  08:17 AM ET

I like it, I like it a lot.

December 2, 2011  08:33 AM ET

"He shines in the 4th quarter.

- (+/- 7 points) 60% comp., 14.6 avg., 1 TD, 0 INT, 121 rating, 6.2 avg r.p.c., and 1 TD
- Has 4 4th quarter comebacks this year"

That's shining?

December 2, 2011  08:35 AM ET

The defense is the reason the Broncos are winning games. It's a whole lot easier to win when you only need to score 17 to win as opposed to 30 (or 40) some points.

December 2, 2011  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"He shines in the 4th quarter.- (+/- 7 points) 60% comp., 14.6 avg., 1 TD, 0 INT, 121 rating, 6.2 avg r.p.c., and 1 TD- Has 4 4th quarter comebacks this year"That's shining?

kinda relative to how he plays the other 3 quarters isn't it? but, at least he doesn't blow the game for his team

December 2, 2011  09:35 AM ET

As a bronco fan i couldn't have said it any better... but don't forget our defense that's another big factor for us winning....

December 2, 2011  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"He shines in the 4th quarter.- (+/- 7 points) 60% comp., 14.6 avg., 1 TD, 0 INT, 121 rating, 6.2 avg r.p.c., and 1 TD- Has 4 4th quarter comebacks this year"That's shining?

Doesn't count the rushing TDs either. It's not too bad. The 60% and 1 TD are mediocre. But rushing stats add a lot of value.

December 2, 2011  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Doesn't count the rushing TDs either. It's not too bad. The 60% and 1 TD are mediocre. But rushing stats add a lot of value.

How about the 121 rating.

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December 2, 2011  11:38 AM ET

Nothing against Tebow, I really am rooting for the guy even though he beat the Jets, but the Broncos defense deserves all the credit.

December 2, 2011  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Small sample size.

Cant use he hasn't been a starter for a long enough time against him. Compared to the other quarters and situations Tebow plays better when the game is on the line.

December 2, 2011  11:42 AM ET

The only thing Tebow is doing is not turning the ball over. If the Broncos had a passing game they would be contending for the Super Bowl. With Tebow they will always be contending to be average.

 
December 2, 2011  11:43 AM ET
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How about the 121 rating.

Shows how meaningless that stat is.

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