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Should the Bears Be Afraid of Tim Tebow?

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.

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  • DaveGilbertNFL

    @bearsbuzztap 3 words…no and no

  • DaveGilbertNFL

    @bearsbuzztap 3 words…no and no

  • Deez

    Plain and simple, everyone is looking at the wrong guy here. It’s the Broncos defense that should be getting all praise (they have given up an average of 15.5 pts/g in Tebow’s wins), specifically rookie LB Von Miller. Tebow is a sideshow act that the NFL will figure out. Tebow will finish the game against the Bears with -89 yards passing (in honor of Ditka) in a 61-17 Bears victory. Bears!

  • branemmajames

    the Bears will eat him alive, our D is fast and are beast, Tebow will wish he could complete passes instead of taje the beating he’ll get and the faiytail will have a bad ending, mark my words, it’s good for media right now! Go Bears!!!

  • Deez

    Plain and simple, everyone is looking at the wrong guy here. It’s the Broncos defense that should be getting all praise (they have given up an average of 15.5 pts/g in Tebow’s wins), specifically rookie LB Von Miller. Tebow is a sideshow act that the NFL will figure out. Tebow will finish the game against the Bears with -89 yards passing (in honor of Ditka) in a 61-17 Bears victory. Bears!

  • branemmajames

    the Bears will eat him alive, our D is fast and are beast, Tebow will wish he could complete passes instead of taje the beating he’ll get and the faiytail will have a bad ending, mark my words, it’s good for media right now! Go Bears!!!

  • holdthepickle

    scare the bears? more like humor the bears. if the bears dont cower against vick there sure wont even flinch against tebow

  • holdthepickle

    scare the bears? more like humor the bears. if the bears dont cower against vick there sure wont even flinch against tebow

  • DeCon76

    I heard this on the radio today…”Tebow is the Ron Jeremy of the NFL…he ain’t pretty, but he gets the job done and it always ends with a blast.” Priceless comment!!! As it relates to the Bears, I think the only blast coming out of Tebow will be the sound of an Urlacher, Briggs or Peppers forearm to his helmet. BEAR DOWN!

  • DeCon76

    I heard this on the radio today…”Tebow is the Ron Jeremy of the NFL…he ain’t pretty, but he gets the job done and it always ends with a blast.” Priceless comment!!! As it relates to the Bears, I think the only blast coming out of Tebow will be the sound of an Urlacher, Briggs or Peppers forearm to his helmet. BEAR DOWN!

  • Mr.Pickles

    The only thing I’m afraid of is how much more tickets are going to cost me by the time this game rolls around. I figured early on Broncos fans would have given up on the season by now and I could score some good tickets cheap, then this jerk had to go start winning games and ruin my plans.

    I don’t think the Bears have much to fear though, as others have said if they can keep Vick in check Tebow should be no problem. They just gotta dust off their pee-wee football playbooks and remind themselves how to defend against the option.

  • Mr.Pickles

    The only thing I’m afraid of is how much more tickets are going to cost me by the time this game rolls around. I figured early on Broncos fans would have given up on the season by now and I could score some good tickets cheap, then this jerk had to go start winning games and ruin my plans.

    I don’t think the Bears have much to fear though, as others have said if they can keep Vick in check Tebow should be no problem. They just gotta dust off their pee-wee football playbooks and remind themselves how to defend against the option.

  • JerryRichardson

    Tebow will learn one very hard lesson against the Bears….the turf is concrete in December! The Bears will rout the Broncos and destroy Tebows visions grandeaur!

  • JerryRichardson

    Tebow will learn one very hard lesson against the Bears….the turf is concrete in December! The Bears will rout the Broncos and destroy Tebows visions grandeaur!

  • flowermike

    as usual, Deez is right.

    The fact that the Bronco’s are winning has infinitely more to do with keeping the scores low, not a QB who runs.

    One thing everyone should consider…. when does Tebow play well? When the opposing team goes into prevent and isn’t that what the cover 2 does all day?

    The broncos gave up so many points last year and one rookie isn’t the cause of this turnaround. Fox should be given credit for the success of this D.

  • flowermike

    as usual, Deez is right.

    The fact that the Bronco’s are winning has infinitely more to do with keeping the scores low, not a QB who runs.

    One thing everyone should consider…. when does Tebow play well? When the opposing team goes into prevent and isn’t that what the cover 2 does all day?

    The broncos gave up so many points last year and one rookie isn’t the cause of this turnaround. Fox should be given credit for the success of this D.