Forget Tebow…How about Von Miller & Broncos D!

Posted: November 18, 2011 by RenzReport in NFL

Lets be frank folks.  I can go on with a long post today talking about victorious Tebow was last night in the Broncos 17-13 win over the Jets, but it was Von Miller and the Broncos defense that kept Tebow and the offense in that game last night.  Up until that final drive by the Broncos late in the 4th, the Broncos offense looked so-so moving the ball yard by yard up the field with a read-option offense typical of what you would see in college but with an ineffective passing game.  Tebow looked good in his short yardage passes, but anything 10 yards or more down the field was thrown a yard or two short of receivers and often times at their ankles.  Yards After Catch (YAC) was minimal for receivers last night as they spent more time on the ground trying to make the catch.

So, let’s get away from the Tebow factor and move our attention to the Broncos defense.  All year-long, I have said that Orton didn’t deserve to be benched because it wasn’t the offensive production that was allowing teams to score at will against the Broncos.  On paper, the Broncos defense look like they should play better defense with the likes of DJ Williams, Elvis Dumerville, Von Miller, Brian Dawkins and the great Champ Bailey.  Well last night was their night to shine.  All these players made an impact in the game but Von Miller was a force and ended the game with 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks as he was all over the field making plays.  If anyone should get recognition for their play during the entire game, it should be Miller and not Tebow who although was clutch during that final drive, ended the game throwing 9-20 for 104 yards and 0 TDs.  Rushing the ball he was a lot affective rushing for 68 yards off 8 carries and 1 TD.  Considering these game stats, check out Tebow production in final drive: 3-5 for 35 yards; 7 rushes for 70 yards and TD.  Tebow was a factor for nearly 5 minutes of game clock.

Unlike what you may hear on SportsCenter or any other radio outlet, it was the Broncos defense that kept the Broncos in this game and allowed for Tebow to drive down the field 95 yards in the closing minutes to win that game.  So all in all, you may hear a lot about Tebow this morning, but cap goes off to the Broncos defense! Rookie standout Von Miller and the Broncos defense was a factor the entire game!

  1. RenzReport says:

    @ProFootballTalk: There is no Tebowmania without Von Miller — we even used the same picture!

  2. LBC says:

    I like TheManCave06 post better.

    After the huge debate via twitter, I want to state my claim here. The Broncos offense is structured so Tebow doesn’t lose the game. So they rely on their defense to keep the game close until late in the fourth will hopefully Tebow can create fourth quarter magic. So big ups to the Broncos defense who is being overlooked by a below average QB. Wins should not always be credited to great QB play. Remember the Ravens superbowl team? They went a whole month did not score a touchdown, yet went undefeated that season. Also, if my memory serves me right Trent Dilfer was the QB of that team lol

  3. dontbeskerritt says:

    It’s amazing to me too that Vince Young and previously Michael Vick started this type of offense…yet only Vick really received the accolades of from their success, if you want to call it that. I think what annoys me about Tebow (though to his credit he deflects the praise) is that it is truly a total team effort for the Broncos to win, from the defense’s stinginess to the coaching staff putting Tebow in the position not to lose.

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