“All good things must come to an end.”
One of the most overused quotes in the history of quotes yet it is so fitting in describing the end of Tebowmania and the Denver Broncos, well at least if you consider Tebowmania a good thing (I am still uncertain at this point) , as the Patriots absolutely destroyed the ‘white bronco’ last night, winning 45-10.
It was a magical run for Tebow this season, he somehow lead countless comebacks in the forth quarter, throwing what has to be the ugliest ball in the world, he managed to get the Denver Broncos into the playoffs, he started his own national trend and he did what most Panthers fans would have believed to be the impossible, make John Fox change his offensive system. And he did all of this while being thrown right into the center ring of the national spotlight.
For almost the entire season it wasn’t Drew Bree and Tom Brady’s chase to break Dan Marino’s passing record, or the Packers quest for an undefeated season, or even Cam Newton’s unbelievable rookie year that was on the main stage of the NFL, no instead it was Tebow and friends down in Denver.
But the clock struck midnight for the Broncos and Tim Tebow last night and thankfully their season is over and hopefully(fingers crossed), Tebow will fade a bit out of the spotlight. Enough with the talk about is he or isn’t he a good quarterback, how great of a guy he is, is he the second coming of Jesus and so on, its gotten a bit out of hand and I for one and sick of hearing about it.
We get it, he is a polarizing figure. Thanks for the update mainstream media. So can the talk about whether he can play the position or how he just wins or if he has the entanglements end already? I’ve heard it all and the only thing that I know for sure after all of this Tebowmaina is that no one in the media has a clue about what Tim Tebow can or can’t do. It changes each week.
When Tebow lead the Broncos on a six game winning streak he was the second coming of John Elway, (some even believed Jesus). Then after the three game losing streak he was a bum, a joke. Heck people were calling for Brady Quinn to play and when that happens you know its gotten bad.
But then there was the Steelers game, where Tebow threw for 316 yards and the game winning 80-yard touchdown to Demayrius Thomas and the praises flooded back, hell people even thought the rapture was about to begin after what they saw Tebow do to the supposed Steel Curtain. And now after that debacle of a game and I can only expect that haters to hate again and Tebow to be thrown right back under the bus.
I am sure we will have to suffer at least another week of Tebow, when the debates rage on about what the Broncos should do with him and he will without a doubt be one of the main storylines once the draft and free agency start to get closer and closer.
But here is to hoping that maybe for the next couple weeks, as the playoffs start to whine down that we can get a rest from Tebowmaina. Maybe we and Tebow himself can get a little peace and quiet and the media can focus on the actual games that are being played.
Taylor Barbour is contributing writer for Cat Crave, follow him on twitter for the latest Carolina Panther news @TaylorBarbour