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08:00 AM ET 01.19 | According to a report, the fans' choice in Denver is also one tough customer who deserves credit for his tolerance of pain. Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow played through considerable pain in Saturday night's AFC divisional playoff game against New England. At the start of the third quarter, Tebow tore cartilage on his first rib where it attaches to his sternum, bruised his lung and had fluid buildup in his pleural cavity, according to an NFL source. The injuries came as the result of a hit in the pocket when Tebow was pressured after throwing a pass. Even so, he was determined to finish the game with his teammates regardless of the score. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 45-10.

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January 19, 2012  08:06 AM ET

He's beginning to understand why NFL running backs have short careers.

January 19, 2012  08:14 AM ET
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He's beginning to understand why NFL running backs have short careers.

He's beginning to understand why a QB who runs too often have even shorter careers.

January 19, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Injury came while he was in the pocket...guess he was telling the truth when he said he preferred to get outside of the pocket and take on smaller tacklers. It's those giant linemen that hurt.

January 19, 2012  08:16 AM ET

All part of the learning process...

January 19, 2012  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Injury came while he was in the pocket...guess he was telling the truth when he said he preferred to get outside of the pocket and take on smaller tacklers. It's those giant linemen that hurt.

he got crunched pretty good outside the pocket by Shaun Ellis.

January 19, 2012  08:29 AM ET

He took some nasty hits...I think this more of a case of not throwing the ball away because he believes he can break every tackle, keep every play alive whether its a scramble or a broken play long pass

January 19, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Okay.... Let's put Tebow up for a while FN.

January 19, 2012  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Okay.... Let's put Tebow up for a while FN.

Absolutely. He had a good run, but it's over. Let's talk about the teams who're still alive.

January 19, 2012  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Absolutely. He had a good run, but it's over. Let's talk about the teams who're still alive.

Yes but if ESPN 2 decided on Saturday they are going to run a 6 hour show where Tim Tebow tries to convert Bengals players who have been in trouble with the law to Christianity...it might match the NFl game ratings

January 19, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's beginning to understand why a QB who runs too often have even shorter careers.

nothing is shorter than the career of a QB that can't pass....

January 19, 2012  08:42 AM ET
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Yes but if ESPN 2 decided on Saturday they are going to run a 6 hour show where Tim Tebow tries to convert Bengals players who have been in trouble with the law to Christianity...it might match the NFl game ratings

Just 6 hours?

January 19, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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Yes but if ESPN 2 decided on Saturday they are going to run a 6 hour show where Tim Tebow tries to convert Bengals players who have been in trouble with the law to Christianity...it might match the NFl game ratings

One thing's for sure: whenever Tebow does quit football, the networks will be fighting over him like starving dogs over a bone. He'll be in a suit on somebody's pre-game show.

January 19, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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Just 6 hours?

I figure they may want to edit out some ...like Tebow and Pacman Jones waiting in the communion line or ennucleating babies in a third world country

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January 19, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Bruised lung, and he can still walk on water, he is amazing.....

January 19, 2012  09:22 AM ET

The last time people were this interested in a white Bronco, OJ Simpson was in it.
*rim shot*

i hope CBS doesn't pick him up for studio 'analysis'....you think that would include in-studio baptisms?

January 19, 2012  09:28 AM ET

With a healthy lung they still get blown out by New England

January 19, 2012  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Okay.... Let's put Tebow up for a while FN.

Yeah, and where's our Jeff Fisher thread?

January 19, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

With a healthy lung they still get blown out by New England

They were already being blown out by the time the lung got bruised "at the start of the third quarter." It happened too late to impact the game, but it was still tough playing through it.

 
January 19, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Yeah, and where's our Jeff Fisher thread?

We did get two Indy threads. We'll just have to make-do with those.

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