I couldn’t even stomach most of the Thursday Night Football game between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos. Between Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow, they set the game of professional football and the quarterback position back about a century. This is the type of game Papa Bear Halas envisioned when he first slapped the leather helmets on. Tim Tebow has single-handedly put the game back, yet continues to win. Is this guy for real?
When Tebow completed just 2 of 8 passes and pulled off an upset win against the struggling division rival Chiefs, you sort of dismissed it because, well, the Chiefs have been awful this year. After Thursday night’s latest upset win, this time against a more formidable defense of the New York Jets, you have to wonder if the Bears should be afraid of him?
We’ll get into it a lot more when the Bears head to Denver in a few weeks, but my early impressions are that the Bears should be able to handle Tebow. With the speed of Urlacher and Briggs at the linebacker spots and the tackling ability of a Peanut Tillman and Tim Jennings, you should have enough to take Tebow out of the game.
Their base Cover-2 defense, where you make the quarterback continue to make plays without making mistakes, should entice Tebow into making some errant underneath throws, if he dares throw at all. If not, I’m sure Peanut Tillman would be more than happy to pop a fumble or two loose.
Can the Bears stop Tebow-mania? Should the Bears be afraid of him? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the Comments.