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Respect for Tebow the QB still lacking

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08:04 AM ET 12.12 | Julius Peppers said after Sunday's game that the Bears failed to finish against Tim Tebow and the Broncos. [Peppers] and linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs were asked afterward what they thought of Tebow's performance. The sour grapes were evident even though the team's postgame food spread was outside the locker room. Urlacher slighted Tebow's passing skill by saying, "He's a good running back." That was still more praise than given by Peppers, who proclaimed, "It wasn't anything special that he did." ... As for Briggs, he refused to differentiate between Tebow's effort and that given by Denver's other offensive players. "He played hard," Briggs said. "I respect a guy that plays hard, him and all the other 10 guys."

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December 12, 2011  08:07 AM ET

Peppers is right... they failed to finish.


And as a result, they got Tebowed.

December 12, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Whew, I was wondering if we'd get a Tebow story today. That was close.

December 12, 2011  08:15 AM ET

Urlacher slighted Tebow's passing skill by saying, "He's a good running back." That was still more praise than given by Peppers, who proclaimed, "It wasn't anything special that he did." ...

Guess these two guys don't think much of their own team.

December 12, 2011  08:23 AM ET

That ending was too funny. Thanks Barber

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December 12, 2011  08:28 AM ET

These Tebow stories are as bad as the F...e stories two years ago.

December 12, 2011  08:32 AM ET

The guy is doing just enough to win and not making key mistakes so I give him his props. At this point he is more of a care taker like Dilfer (WITH A TREMENDOUS DEFENSE THAT NOBODY MENTIONS) than the Hall of Famer like Montana that the media is making him out to be.

December 12, 2011  08:35 AM ET

Tebow beat the Bears with his arm... Yup yup.

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December 12, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The guy is doing just enough to win and not making key mistakes so I give him his props. At this point he is more of a care taker like Dilfer (WITH A TREMENDOUS DEFENSE THAT NOBODY MENTIONS) than the Hall of Famer like Montana that the media is making him out to be.

You forgot to mention that the tremendous defense were 1-4 with Orton

December 12, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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You forgot to mention that the tremendous defense were 1-4 with Orton

And that 1-4 start to this season was the follow up to Denver's spectacular 4-12 season last year. The drafted Vonn Miller second because they were the second worst team in the NFL.

At least 4 of Tebow's passes were dropped by the less that All Pro wide receivers playing for the Broncos.

The Bears, like other teams, gashed the Denver defense by running up the middle where Denver does not have much talent.

Jeremiah Johnson was a great movie, but he's not an NFL level running back, yet he's getting carries for the Broncos right now.

It's a great story and I'm feeling a whole lot better about paying for the NFL Sunday ticket these days to watch Bronco games.

December 12, 2011  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You forgot to mention that the tremendous defense were 1-4 with Orton

But then, Steeler, he couldn't make his point if he included *all* of the facts.

December 12, 2011  08:54 AM ET

I am so nervous for next Sunday...I feel like a bolt of lightning may strike gronkowski or Tebow will throw holly water at Bellichick and he will melt

December 12, 2011  08:55 AM ET

Why isn't anyone talking about the job Fox has done with Denver. I thought he was a mediocre coach at best in Carolina...now he is showing he might be one of the best in the NFL at adapting.

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December 12, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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I don't really care about this Tebow thing although I will respect what the Broncos are doing against all of these marginal teams and watch next (reality) week what will happen when the play the Pats, hence Packers loss, Lions loss, etc.Now lets, get to the real convo suckers.....the Giants. What up with Eli ain't this and he's not that suckers. All you suckers hollerin about the Boys and how they are goin to win the Division suckers. You are the same fools who are comparing Eli to Trent D., and Philip Rivers, two suckers who could'nt even hold Eli's Jock Strap suckers. Eli is a proven Superbowl/MVP winning QB recordsetting 14 forth Qtr td in a single season so suckers shut up will ya pal!

WELL SAID!!!!!

December 12, 2011  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I don't really care about this Tebow thing although I will respect what the Broncos are doing against all of these marginal teams and watch next (reality) week what will happen when the play the Pats, hence Packers loss, Lions loss, etc.Now lets, get to the real convo suckers.....the Giants. What up with Eli ain't this and he's not that suckers. All you suckers hollerin about the Boys and how they are goin to win the Division suckers. You are the same fools who are comparing Eli to Trent D., and Philip Rivers, two suckers who could'nt even hold Eli's Jock Strap suckers. Eli is a proven Superbowl/MVP winning QB recordsetting 14 forth Qtr td in a single season so suckers shut up will ya pal!

2007 was the defense winning with timely Eli
this year it has been Eli with inconsistient defense

he has taken a big step forward

December 12, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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Why isn't anyone talking about the job Fox has done with Denver. I thought he was a mediocre coach at best in Carolina...now he is showing he might be one of the best in the NFL at adapting.

Because he isn't as polarizing as the Lord and Savior Tim Tebow

December 12, 2011  09:00 AM ET

the Bears LOST that gaame...Broncos didnt win it, but a Win is a Win...is getting TEBOWED the same as being TBAGGED?

 
December 12, 2011  09:01 AM ET

NO WAY! Is Tebow and broncos beating Patriots next weekend, just wish some teams learned how to tackle, tackle, tackle! Its what its about, what keeps Tebow winning.
Pats need to tighten up defense then kick some Tebow butt.
GO Patriots!

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