Many have attempted to breakdown the Denver Broncos’ season, but it’s hard to do it justice.
In the latest attempt to break it down, Michael Silver from Yahoo Sports compiled an oral history of Tebowmania for GQ. Here are a few of the highlights:
I’m more of a purist, a drop-back passer, and there were times that it was almost difficult to watch. Like, this isn’t supposed to be happening, and I don’t know how to filter it through my brain. - Kurt Warner after the Broncos beat the Jets by 4 points.
He keeps his body in great shape. He’s a strong guy. He’s incredible in the weight room. It’s just, “What’s next? What’s next?” With his mentality, there’s no surrender. He gets his body prepared for those type of hits, and I don’t think it’s the guys that hit him, I think it’s him hitting the guys. - Von Miller after the Broncos beat the Chargers in week 12.
You know what the coolest part about the whole thing is? And the reason people hate it? Because it’s showing that the conventional wisdom of coaches isn’t really necessary. You know, coaches always think they have the winning theory: “Our way is the right way! Blah blah blah!” Well, here’s a dude that they basically had to scrap the whole offense for and go back to running a college [system]. And they have been successful with it. Sometimes people think the game is more difficult than it is. If you find something that works, go with it. And I don’t really think it has to be a nine-syllable frickin’ play. – Jared Allen after the Broncos beat the Vikings
I’m shocked. Jaw is on the floor! He shocked us all. - Terrell Suggs after the Broncos’ wildcard win over the Steelers
To read the entire oral history, go here.