Tebow does what he does best: Win

Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow passes during the second half of their game against the Miami...

Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow passes during the second half of their game against the Miami Dolphins on October 23, 2011. (REUTERS/Doug Murray)

Mike Zeisberger, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:53 PM ET

It’s time to stop trying to fix Tim Tebow and start admiring him.

Instead of dissecting his throwing motion ad nauseum like so many of the x’s-and-o’s geeks in the game have been doing the past few weeks, why not start appreciating the intangibles this kid brings to the table.

Tim Tebow wins. Period.

Yes, his passes wobble. Sometime they don’t even get to his receivers.

In the first three quarters against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Tebow was 3-of-8 passing for 24 yards. He did not complete a single pass in the third quarter.

And then, suddenly, Tim Tebow put on his Superman cape and did what Tim Tebow does.

Tim Tebow wins. Period.

In the fourth quarter, Tebow went 10-of-19 for 137 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns in the final five minutes to bring his Denver Broncos to within 15-13.

Then, with just 17 seconds left on the clock and the Broncos needing a two-point convert to force the contest to overtime, Tebow ran it in himself to tie the game 15-15.

In overtime, Matt Prater booted a 52-yard field goal to seal the Broncos 18-15 victory.

But it wasn’t Prater’s name the fans were chanting in Miami. It was Tebow’s.

Because Tim Tebow wins. Period.

In the end, a scoreboard does not acknowledge artistic merit. Only points. Winning ugly is still winning.

Even the Dolphin fans understand that. They saw Tebow win this way time and again during his illustrious career at the University of Florida.

In fact, on this sun-splashed Sunday afternoon in south Florida, Tebow’s 2008 national champions Gators were honoured. Seventeen of Tebow’s former teammates were on hand along with his former coach at Florida, Urban Meyer.

Throughout the stands, Tebow Gator and Bronco jerseys were everywhere. Even when he was sacked seven times, his supporters weren’t worried.

Because Tim Tebow wins. Period.

“It was my fault we were in that position,” Tebow said at his post-game press conference, referring to the fact that his team was in a 15=point hole. “Silly things kept happening.

“On the sidelines, we were still believing. We wanted it, and they believed in me for more than 60 minutes.”

They believed because Tim Tebow wins. Period.

Just ask Dolphins centre Mike Pouncey, who played with Tebow at Florida.

“Timmy did a great job,” Pouncey told reporters. “Hopefully the critics will get off him about what he can’t do and talk about the things that he can do, and that’s figure out a way to win the game, no matter what.”

Because Tim Tebow wins. Period.

Even LeBron James is buying into Tebow-mania.

Tweeted James afer the game: “Congrats to @TimTebow for that comeback win today. Impressive! He’s just a winner.”

We know that, LeBron. We know.

Extra Points

Seeing Meyer speaking with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on the sideline near the end of the game had many observers concluding they were discussing Miami’s head coaching position. But the Miami Herald reports the meeting was a coincidence, with Ross sticking with coach Tony Sparano. Perhaps Ross should be concentrating more on getting this sad-sack team its first franchise quarterback since Dan Marino. That might happen anyway, since the winless Dolphins are setting themselves up for a shot to draft Stanford QB Andrew Luck ... How good is rookie Cam Newton? The Carolina QB scored his seventh rushing TD of the season on Sunday, tying Vince Young for the most by a rookie quarterback since 1970 ... Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez moved past Marvin Harrison into second on the all-time reception list with 1,104, 445 behind leader Jerry Rice. “I don’t think Jerry will be caught,” Gonzalez told reporters.


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