Tebow Takes More Heat From Hoge


The critics are always out there, but Tim Tebow has the grinch of all critics in ESPN analyst Merril Hoge.

Hoge didn’t see anything he liked in Tebow’s 6-for-7 passing, 91 yards, 1 touchdown performance last week against Dallas.

In the latest roar from the lion’s den, Hoge still doesn’t believe that Tebow can be a successful NFL quarterback.

You’ve got to look at a couple flaws that Tim Tebow had at Florida and still has in the National Football League that I don’t believe ever get better. First of all, his delivery is such an elongated motion that you have to have a complete, clear pocket for him to be successful down the field. If you don’t have that, you’re going to struggle.

His accuracy really struggles from that elongated motion. When you have a guy that elongated in his motion, he’s less accurate, he’s not as quick throwing the football. . . . That entices teams to blitz more. He takes more hits during the course of the game.

If they start Tim Tebow, players are not stupid. That coaching staff will have no respect from the players. – Merril Hoge 

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  • Badger

    ESPN has been the genesis of the attacks on Tebow and the subsequent controversy – WHY? Merril Hoge and Trent Dilfer, both big proponents of the New ESPN QB Rating system, seem to be out of sync with this new system’s relative ratings of Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow: Meril Hogge’s own ESPN Network’s new “Realistic Game-time” NOT “Practice-Time” Quarterback Total QBR ranking, ranks Tim Tebow at 16th in league @ 54.3 versus Orton at 21st in league @ 46.6. Perhaps he is now ashamed of his run-amok attack, or does he have another agenda, or reason, for his un-restrained animosity toward Tebow? I also Notice there has been a DEARTH of Publicity, about this new piece of relative, comparative, and obviously significant data – comparing Orton and Tebow – WHY??? – Do THESE FACTS – not fit in with “THEIR” current “frenzy” of OVERALL intent and AGENDA!? What is their real purpose in all this turmoil brewing? Do they have ANOTHER REASON or AGENDA – for taking DOWN – Tim Tebow – That Real Game Stats – have no meaning to them?

  • Badger

    Colin Cowherd on his morning ESPN talk show also, joined in on the ESPN Propaganda ATTACKS on Tim

    Tebow, saying – that he had NO respect in the locker room. What is this Elitist – Omniscient?

    He evidently along, with Merril Hoge, and Trent Dilfer appear to be involved with some kind of denigration campaign against Tebow, through the spreading of lies and innuendoes. Referencing it to their “Straw Horse” that Tim Tebow cannot play Quarterback in the NFL.

    BUT – what do the facts (including – THEIR OWN TOTAL QBR FACTS) say about the ONLY opportunity

    Tim Tebow had to demonstrate Real NFL Game Experience – from the 2010 Regular Season Games? >>

    Truth – Stats – Tebow vs Orton PER > ESPN TOTAL QBR

    It is obvious to most that ESPN has been the genesis of the recent attack on Tebow and the consequential Chaotic results..Merril Hoge and Trent Dilfer, both big proponents of the New ESPN QB Rating system, and now Colin Cowherd seem to be out of sync with the TRUTH of its relative ratings of Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow:Merril Hoge’s own ESPN Network’s new “Realistic Game-time” NOT “Practice-Time” Quarterback Total QBR ranking, ranks Tim Tebow at 16th in league @ 54.3 versus Orton at 21st in league @ 46.6. Perhaps he is now ashamed of his run-amok attack, or does he have another agenda, or reason, for his un-restrained animosity toward Tebow?

    Also do you know if ANY NFL player this past 2010 regular season, had a better Rushing TD / Rushing Attempt record (6 / 43 > or a TD For Every 7.17 Rushing Attempts ) then Tim Tebow?

    I wonder how well Meril Hogge did in his rookie year – He must have at least led the

    league also – to have such an Elitist attitude toward Tebow at this early point in his career.

    It all depends what stats you want to remember or what you want to forget in order to get your diatribe or prejudiced agenda across.

    I believe Tebow also was in pretty good relative QB company in his stats for Passing TDs per Passing Attempt.

    The rate you have scored touchdowns per real time rushing attempt – would seem to me an important consideration.. IN THE REAL FOOTBALL WORLD !

  • Badger

    Colin Cowherd on his morning ESPN talk show , joined in on the ESPN Propaganda ATTACKS on Tim

    Tebow, saying – that he had NO respect in the locker room. What is this Elitist – Omniscient?

    He evidently along, with Merril Hoge, and Trent Dilfer appear to be involved with some kind of denigration campaign against Tebow, through the spreading of lies and innuendoes. Referencing it to their “Straw Horse” that >>> Tim Tebow cannot play Quarterback in the NFL.

    BUT – what do the facts (including – THEIR OWN TOTAL QBR FACTS) say about the ONLY opportunity

    Tim Tebow had to demonstrate Real NFL Game Experience – from the 2010 Regular Season Games? >>

    Truth – Stats – Tebow vs Orton PER > ESPN TOTAL QBR

    It is obvious to most that ESPN has been the genesis of the recent attack on Tebow and the consequential Chaotic results..Merril Hoge and Trent Dilfer, both big proponents of the New ESPN QB Rating system, and now Colin Cowherd seem to be out of sync with the TRUTH of its relative ratings of Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow:Merril Hoge’s own ESPN Network’s new “Realistic Game-time” NOT “Practice-Time” Quarterback Total QBR ranking, ranks Tim Tebow at 16th in league @ 54.3 versus Orton at 21st in league @ 46.6. Perhaps he is now ashamed of his run-amok attack, or does he have another agenda, or reason, for his un-restrained animosity toward Tebow?

    Also do you know if ANY NFL player this past 2010 regular season, had a better Rushing TD / Rushing Attempt record (6 / 43 > or a TD For Every 7.17 Rushing Attempts ) then Tim Tebow?

    I wonder how well Meril Hogge did in his rookie year – He must have at least led the

    league also – to have such an Elitist attitude toward Tebow at this early point in his career.

    It all depends what stats you want to remember or what you want to forget in order to get your diatribe or prejudiced agenda across.

    I believe Tebow also was in pretty good relative QB company in his stats for Passing TDs per Passing Attempt.

    The rate you have scored touchdowns per real time rushing attempt – would seem to me an important consideration..

    THAT IS IN THE “REAL WORLD OF FOOTBALL” FACTS !!

    I