He made plays…period
Watching Big Ben hobble like a Pouncey twin, Ryan Clark pace and Kasey Hampton look stoic along with Brett Keisel, you could see the miraculous about to unfold. Tim Tebow’s 80 yard pass and catch to Demaryius Thomas? on the initial play of OT…the first ever playoff game decided by the new overtime rules (actually a year old)…gave Denver the win and a date with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots next week.
Is this some sort of nighmare? That really happened? Nah seriously…that really happened? Come on fam…quit playing. That really happened? Put down the bottle, stop smoking that stuff or get some sleep or something because I know Tim Tebow did not do what I think he did.
Demaryius Thomas? caught 4 balls for
18, 349 204 yards against a Steeler secondary missing its top tackler and signal caller. Many will say referencing Ryan Clark’s absence is a Pittsburgh excuse, but looking at all the blown coverages (Dick LeBeau was out coached) and Tebow’s passes averaging 31 yards a pop, how can Clark sitting out not be a factor.
Ike…you had a bad game too bruh. Pick your face off the Mile High floor after that stiff arm.
I saw a Troy Polamalu bite so many times I thought he was Adam Pac Man Jones. Casey Hampton (knee) and Brett Keisel (groin) left in the second quarter with injuries (Eric Decker left with a knee for Denver as well), and the Steelers were down to three defensive linemen. There was virtually no pressure on Tebow as a result and maybe this was the reason Polamalu was fooled again and again. You give any qb that much time and your defense will get flummoxed.
Was everyone one on one? Damn man.
I mean this will all seriousness, Tebow made plays despite there being nothing difficult for him to read. He did not turn the ball over, ran for 50 and threw for 316 (quit it with the John 3:16) in his first playoff game on ten passes. Miracle stuff was the OT pass. Thomas got the hell out of dodge getting down the sideline. I don’t think he’s been tackled yet.
Please discuss this game more thoroughly. I tell you what New England Patriots, you better step it up on defense or we’re gonna hear Tim Tebow’s name when we’re 392 years old…
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