Telich’s Take on Tebow Talk in Brown’s Town
Tebowmania!!! It took the NFL by storm last season as the QB led the Broncos into the playoffs.
The ex-Gator even won a playoff game as the city fell in love with the unconventional quarterback, who appears equal parts fullback, quarterback and blocking back.
Peyton “Aw Shucks” Manning will revive his career in the Mile High city and Tebow will be dealt or released.
So the question immediately came up, would you like to see Tebowing taking place in Cleveland?
Let’s give the kid his due. He managed to win some games with Denver, after the coaching staff tweaked the offense a great deal to suit his talents.
They beat the Steelers as Tebow hit some big throws, but they came back down to Earth when the Broncos were beaten by the Patriots.
Mike Holmgren said at a press conference a while ago it wasn’t wise to dramatically change an offense to suit a QB. That’s what the Broncos did.
Tebow may have more playoff wins than Colt McCoy, but he would not be a dramatic improvement. RG3 could have been that, if the front office had gone just an extra meter or two in bidding against the Washington Redskins.
My theory is you don’t use draft picks unless you think you can really get a difference-maker. Tebow doesn’t fit that mold in my opinion.
ESPN’S Mel Kiper opined that the Browns would be one of five teams to look into bringing in the former Heisman winner. The Patriots, Niners, Jaguars and Dolphins are the others.
I will give the Dolphins as having the best odds with no scientific reasoning. Just a hunch, as they have flirted with Manning and Flynn and have been left at the altar twice.
We asked on our Facebook fans for feedback and as usual Browns faithful came on strong.
“Just what we need, another young QB to throw the ball to NON-EXISTENT receivers!” wrote Tammy DeBock Wright.
“Let’s face it. It’s a lateral move for the Browns. The Browns are no better by adding Tebow. He’s a good guy and I root for him but he’s likely not a franchise QB,” typed Rick Vukovic.
Tebow going elsewhere makes more sense as the team, at least publicly, is voicing its support for Colt McCoy.