The Year Of Magical Stinking:An Oral History of Tebow Time
Not even Jesus can save his passing game,  and yet Tim Tebow somehow dominated  the league last season, captivating  Denver and much of this God-fearing nation with  his messianic  confidence and fourth-quarter miracle work. GQ contributor and Yahoo! Sports NFL columnist Michael Silver talks to the  kid’s coaches, teammates, and opponents and asks them: How did he do  that, and will it ever happen again? The full read is here—our favorite bits below.

Jared Allen, Minnesota Viking: You know what the coolest part about the whole thing  is? And the reason people hate it? Because it’s showing that the  conventional wisdom of coaches isn’t really necessary. You know, coaches  always think they have the winning theory: “Our way is the right way!  Blah blah blah!” Well, here’s a dude that they basically had to scrap  the whole offense for and go back to running a college [system]. And  they have been successful with it. Sometimes people think the  game is more difficult than it is. If you find something that works, go  with  it. And I don’t really think it has to be  a nine-syllable frickin’ play.
Brady Quinn, Denver Broncos: If you look at it as a whole,  there’s a lot of things that just don’t seem very humble to me. When I  get that opportunity, I’ll continue to lead not necessarily by trying to  get in front of the camera and praying but by praying with my  teammates, you know?
Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens: I mean, it’s an insult to us players. You know, wins  are hard to come by in  this league, and if I was Denver’s defense,  I would feel a certain way—they’re not allowed to [say it], ‘cause  they’re all on  one team, but people are making it look like Tim Tebow is the kid from  Foxboro—which, that couldn’t be more opposite.  It’s just crazy that we’re calling him a phenomenon when basically he’s  mediocre. Cam Newton’s a way better quarterback than Tim Tebow, and we  don’t have a Cam Newton phenomenon.
The Year Of Magical Stinking:
An Oral History of Tebow Time

Not even Jesus can save his passing game, and yet Tim Tebow somehow dominated the league last season, captivating Denver and much of this God-fearing nation with his messianic confidence and fourth-quarter miracle work. GQ contributor and Yahoo! Sports NFL columnist Michael Silver talks to the kid’s coaches, teammates, and opponents and asks them: How did he do that, and will it ever happen again? The full read is here—our favorite bits below.

Jared Allen, Minnesota Viking: You know what the coolest part about the whole thing is? And the reason people hate it? Because it’s showing that the conventional wisdom of coaches isn’t really necessary. You know, coaches always think they have the winning theory: “Our way is the right way! Blah blah blah!” Well, here’s a dude that they basically had to scrap the whole offense for and go back to running a college [system]. And they have been successful with it. Sometimes people think the game is more difficult than it is. If you find something that works, go with it. And I don’t really think it has to be a nine-syllable frickin’ play.

Brady Quinn, Denver Broncos: If you look at it as a whole, there’s a lot of things that just don’t seem very humble to me. When I get that opportunity, I’ll continue to lead not necessarily by trying to get in front of the camera and praying but by praying with my teammates, you know?

Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens: I mean, it’s an insult to us players. You know, wins are hard to come by in this league, and if I was Denver’s defense, I would feel a certain way—they’re not allowed to [say it], ‘cause they’re all on one team, but people are making it look like Tim Tebow is the kid from Foxboro—which, that couldn’t be more opposite. It’s just crazy that we’re calling him a phenomenon when basically he’s mediocre. Cam Newton’s a way better quarterback than Tim Tebow, and we don’t have a Cam Newton phenomenon.

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    Tebow Time.
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    ¿Fue ,lo obrado esta temporada por...Tebow, una obra divina? el cree que si. En su defensa...
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    And that’s why I love Suggs….
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    exactly, brady quinn. exactly.
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