He shaves his beard for his mom, he talks about football being rather insignificant in life’s bigger picture, and he readily hands out compliments to his teammates.
It’s difficult to find a reason not to like Tim Tebow.
That’s why South Florida might as well be Denver, Colorado for one day. That day will come Sunday when the Broncos take on the Dolphins.
There may not be a better stadium for Tebow to get his first start of the year in. He won championships at Sun Life stadium in high school and college. Flagpoles in South Florida might as well have an orange and blue No. 15 jersey hung for the day.
With all of that attention, will Tebow crumbles under pressure?
“It is a fun stadium and I have enjoyed being there, but no, not necessarily. There’s no added pressure,” Tebow said.
The Dolphins are frontrunners for the (Andrew) Luck drawing. At 0-5, the team is need of not only a quality quarterback, but improvement in all areas on the field.
“I feel that they’re a very good defense. They can fly around and make some plays,” Tebow said. “We’re going to have to execute, stay focused, stay with our game plan, and ultimately, convert on third downs.”
The Broncos have their game plan set, but their offense hasn’t been adjusted to fit just Tebow. Tebow will be running some of the same plays that Kyle Orton ran, but the Broncos will emphasize the plays that Tebow practiced better with this week.
“I feel very comfortable,” Tebow said. “I feel very comfortable with this offense. I feel comfortable with this game plan.”
The Broncos will be one Pro Bowl receiver down with Brandon Lloyd being traded to the Rams on Monday. According to Tebow, that doesn’t really matter.
“I really believe in our receivers here,” Tebow said. “We’ve got a lot of great receivers, and I know any of them at any time can step up and make big plays.”
Come Sunday, everyone has got to step up and make big plays. It’s the only thing that will pull the Broncos out of a three game losing streak.