Posted By manage Sep 20, 2011
A time to reap rewards with Tebow under center
Touchdown Timmy had concocted the first comeback of his NFL career.The Broncos trailed 17 0 at halftime and 23 10 in the fourth quarter before he threw for a touchdown, then ran for a touchdown in a one point win that had the stadium shaking, baking and earthquaking like the good old days.John Elway first of a record number of fourth quarter rallies occurred 27 years ago this month. The Broncos were in the 16 0 wake of the Colts at halftime before winning by two.Welcome back, Broncos. Welcome back, comebacks.Welcome back, John Elway. The Broncos will name Elway to a high ranking executive position shortly after the season ends Sunday. Owner Pat Bowlen and chief operating officer Joe Ellis have worked out all the details with Elway and his agent. No official list has been compiled, although certainly Bowlen, Ellis, Elway and Xanders already have picked some of their personal potential favorites.The Broncos 2012 coach will be charged with significantly improving the defense, using the high draft choices to upgrade the entire team, hiring new offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators, ending the division and dissonance and . . .This, supposedly, to some was an audition for Tebow. Think Idol, if you didn before. Oh, Tebow is inexperienced and unrefined and a bit naive, but so was Elway when he was lining up behind the offensive tackle, throwing silly interceptions and struggling through his first season.He was a winner and finished with more regular season victories than any previous QB.All Tebow is is a winner, a champion, a class act, wholesale nfl jerseys the solution.He threw a silly interception in the end zone in Denver first possession, and the Broncos didn get a sniff the rest of the half. But Tebow wound up passing for 308 yards and rushing for 27 in a home debut that brought out about 68,000 curiosity seekers. If Tebow hadn started, there might have been 6,800 who wandered in.The people had been waiting for this, and so had Tebow. first time to be able to play here at Mile High he even got the name of the stadium correct the way the fans were supporting us and behind us the whole game, and to be able to come from . . . I think we were down 17 0 . . . to win the game was pretty cool. Tebow is pretty cool.The people didn leave; they didn boo; they didn throw out the baby quarterback with the bath water. They did celebrate at the end as if 2011 was 1997.And the Broncos are planning to bring back the orange jerseys full time in 2012. (The league has to be notified of a uniform change by March, so it too late for 2011).A lot of the people had quit on the Broncos, just as the Broncos had quit on themselves weeks ago.But players Brandon Lloyd (with the second best season for a Broncos receiver) and Correll Buckhalter (who had been buried on the bench, but kept working and had a scoring run and TD catch Sunday) and Wesley Woodyard, Brian Dawkins, Mario Haggan, Justin Bannan (who tipped the pass that led to the game ending interception) and especially Champ Bailey (who was injured, and hurled his helmet to the ground in frustration) never quit on their teammates and the people.The players sort of put up with, and were humored by, Tebow in training camp and through the season. They cut his hair into a monk style. When every drill ended with wind sprints, Tebow would lap the field and Kyle Orton and others would stand off and laugh at him. When Tebow sold all the jerseys and got all the endorsements, they were envious and made snide remarks.But he just kept on working, learning and waiting. To the disbelievers and garbage mouths, Tebow says, bless. had become the land of disenchantment for professional football.Sunday was one small step for a young man, one giant leap for man , woman and children kind in Colorado.When was the last time the Broncos felt this good?haven forgot how good it feels when you win, Lloyd said. A comeback instead of a throw away. Tebow and Elway together, a new regime on the way for the new year.They were only the Houston Texans, and the game meant nothing to the NFL or the nation, and the first half was as stale as fruitcake.According to Haggan: mean, some things are just meant to happen for some people, and it seems like Tebow is one of those guys. I am happy it happened for him today, and happy for us today. words and music borrowed from Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger, to everything turn, turn, turn there is a season. The Broncos season turned.