Denver Broncos: Why ‘Tebowmania’ was a good thing
‘Tebowmania’ was a special time
After defeating the Steelers, the Broncos suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots. Many of Tebow’s detractors love to point this out and the fact that his brand of offense could not be sustained.
That may be true, but they should also mention that the Patriots have probably the NFL’sall-time greatest mind in Bill Belichick who had an extra week to prepare for the Broncos in this game. It was also played in Foxborough, a very difficult place to play at that time of year.
For the Broncos to make it as far as they did that season after a 1-4 start can be attributed to one thing… the insertion of Tebow. It wasn’t the defense, it wasn’t the kicker, it was the leader of the team, the quarterback.
It takes a collective effort to win in the NFL but it was Tebow who brought the team more together and made the effort more collective. He deserves a heap of praise for the season he helped put together.
‘Tebowmania’ was short-lived and for many, that was a good thing. But for others, the idea of having it extend into later years and what may have come of it will always remain.
All of that said, the 2011 season was one of the most exciting, entertaining rides in team history, no matter how you slice it.