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Broncos trade around, pick Tebow at No. 25
AP via MSNBC.com ^ | 04/22/10 | Staff

Posted on 04/22/2010 8:09:35 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

Rams take Oklahoma’s Bradford at No. 1; four Big 12 players chosen first

NEW YORK - The Big 12, led by Oklahoma, kicked off a big party for itself at Radio City Music Hall in the first prime-time NFL draft Thursday night.

Tim Tebow had a grand time, too, breaking into the first round at No. 25 to Denver. The selection of the Florida quarterback, the mystery man of this draft, drew the loudest reaction — a mix of cheers and boos — from the audience.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: broncos; denver; nfl; tebow
Why would anyone boo Tim Tebow? Florida certainly isn't my favorite team, but I wouldn't boo the guy. He's a gem of guy amongst countless pieces of coal. You'd think any NFL fan would be happy someone like Tebow is even in the league.

Will he be a successful NFL proto-type QB? We will see.

1 posted on 04/22/2010 8:09:35 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Lots of immature “Gator Haters” out there who forget that it is just a game. Tim will be a good fit at Denver, and he doesn’t even have to change his team colors!

Go Gators and God bless Tim Tebow!


2 posted on 04/22/2010 8:15:20 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: OldDeckHand

Draft took place in NYC. Do some of those people need a reason to boo?


3 posted on 04/22/2010 8:18:15 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: OldDeckHand

He is a nice guy for sure, but him being picked before McCoy and Clausen is strange.


4 posted on 04/22/2010 8:18:21 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: OldDeckHand

They didnt boo, really?


5 posted on 04/22/2010 8:19:10 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Amen, Mr. Jazzy. As a Gator Mom, I am very happy for Tim. I pray the good Lord blesses him always and that he play a great game with the Broncos. Great human being and a great christian man.


6 posted on 04/22/2010 8:19:39 PM PDT by rep-always
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To: OldDeckHand

With the exception of the Raiders, the league is becoming more and more “thug averse” and is avoiding potential PR nightmares. Besides, what good is a player that is suspended for drugs, DUI, beating his girlfriend, fighting in the club, etc.


7 posted on 04/22/2010 8:24:33 PM PDT by festusbanjo (It's not that we tax too little, it's that we spend too damn much!)
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To: 999replies
"He is a nice guy for sure, but him being picked before McCoy and Clausen is strange."

McCoy is definitely curious, but Clausen - to me - just doesn't seem durable (and I'm a ND alumn). I wonder if that played into their decisions. McCoy is coming off an injury too, so maybe it plays there as well.

8 posted on 04/22/2010 8:28:26 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: rep-always

I want him to succeed, and I don’t want the Broncos to succeed. Must. Trade. Tebow.


9 posted on 04/22/2010 8:29:08 PM PDT by Defiant (If 30 million freedom-loving Americans moved to Australia,it would be the leading power in 10 years.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Curious why the Broncos thought they had to trade up that far to get him.


10 posted on 04/22/2010 8:33:23 PM PDT by alancarp (Please don't tell Obama what comes after "trillion")
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To: OldDeckHand
McCoy is definitely curious, but Clausen - to me - just doesn't seem durable

I agree - watching Clausen this season made me wonder if he would live up to the hype come draft time. I'll bet he was surprised not to go in the first round.

My son is finishing his fourth year at ND, and will be moving out of Morrissey Manor in a couple of weeks. He's in the School of Architecture, so will be back one more year.

11 posted on 04/22/2010 8:36:01 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Two reasons.

First is he is a practicing Christian.

Second is that there is great doubt he can be a successful NFL QB. I think perhaps some fans would have been easier had he been a later round selection. Lower risk, higher reward if he worked out.

I like him as a person. If a team were going to take a risk at QB he is the logical choice. Good character, highly motivated. Has some natural athletic talent. Questionable if he can learn the skills well enough to be above average at the position but I have no doubt he’ll give 100% of his effort. I’m not sure I would have picked him in the first round but he is someone I can root for to succeed. Especially because it would upset Mel Kiper.


12 posted on 04/22/2010 8:37:04 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: OldDeckHand

Doubt they were booing Tebow. They should be booing Denver - #25 is WAY too high for someone with Tebow’s talent. Not good value for that pick.


13 posted on 04/22/2010 8:38:29 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (This seems like fairly decisive evidence that the dream can, in fact, die.)
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To: OldDeckHand

This was a huge reach. It’s perplexing. He’ll end up as an H-Back. That’s a lot to give for an H-Back.


14 posted on 04/22/2010 8:41:03 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: TonyInOhio
"My son is finishing his fourth year at ND, and will be moving out of Morrissey Manor in a couple of weeks. He's in the School of Architecture, so will be back one more year. "

Oh, good for him. They have a great (and underrated) architecture program. My undergrad is from somewhere else, but I'm an NDLAW alumn.

15 posted on 04/22/2010 8:44:28 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Why was he booed? You DO realize the draft was in New York City don’t you?


16 posted on 04/22/2010 8:46:54 PM PDT by oldvike (I'm too drunk to taste THIS chicken)
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To: OldDeckHand

-PJ

17 posted on 04/22/2010 8:50:24 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: oldvike
"You DO realize the draft was in New York City don’t you?"

Yeah, someone else pointed that out. But, if you watched the telecast, you could tell he was booed at least a little more than others. Do people in NYC even care about college football, other than the gambling degenerates?

18 posted on 04/22/2010 8:51:37 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Soul Seeker
It is interesting that the only one on the ESPN panel that though the Tebow pick made sense had actually been a successful coach (Gruden).
19 posted on 04/22/2010 8:54:45 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce strong with this one, it is...)
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To: OldDeckHand
All joking aside, I follow the draft every year and it really is a tradition for fans to boo certain pics ruthlessly. Go to youtube and lookup "nfl draft boos" and you'll see. It's nuts. I don't think they were really singly out Tebow as much as they were the Broncos because the Broncos really went against the grain by drafting him.

Hopefully he'll prove all the critics wrong (I don't think he's an NFL style qb either) and light up the league. He's a fine Christian man and could be a great example to countless people.

20 posted on 04/22/2010 8:56:33 PM PDT by oldvike (I'm too drunk to taste THIS chicken)
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To: oldvike

Tebow is Snake Stable without the women and DUIs.


21 posted on 04/22/2010 9:00:02 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce strong with this one, it is...)
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To: OldDeckHand

Big 12 dominates!

1 Sam Bradford SOONER!
2 Suh Nebraska
3 Gerald McCoy SOONER!
4-6 Trent Williams SOONER!
BOOMER SOONER!


22 posted on 04/22/2010 9:12:31 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: OldDeckHand

i booed not at tim, but at the team who picked him!! boo broncos!! of all the teams, they were the last team we wish would have picked him :(


23 posted on 04/22/2010 11:58:41 PM PDT by cristalena56
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To: Defiant

i 100% agree!! love tim, but hate the broncos :(


24 posted on 04/22/2010 11:58:41 PM PDT by cristalena56
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To: OldDeckHand

Denver is now at the same point Washington was last year. They have a clueless coach and front office that is hell bent on destroying the team. Tebow, while being a fantastic person and athlete, falls into the category of a guy without a position.

You can map the Broncos first year under McDaniels directly to Zorn’s first year with the Redskins, start off great and then die. Denver will be lucky to win 6 games this year in the woefully inept AFC West.


25 posted on 04/23/2010 6:20:00 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: OldDeckHand

the conventional wisdom repeated by the secular media today is that it was a reach....Tebow’s numbers say otherwise

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/kerry_byrne/03/22/tim.tebow/index.html?eref=sihp#ixzz0jDItZnOl

Player Comp. Att. Pct. Yards YPA TD INT Rating*
Player A 851 1,354 62.85 11,201 8.27 90 33 100.93
Player B 825 1,232 66.96 8,772 7.12 76 37 95.60
Player C 841 1,383 60.81 10,286 7.44 84 36 93.15
Player D 493 797 61.86 6,625 8.31 52 21 99.04
Player E 564 986 57.20 7,731 7.84 51 33 85.72
Player F 661 985 67.11 9,286 9.43 88 15 120.72

Player A is Peyton Manning. He played for Tennessee in the SEC and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 draft.
• Player B is Tim Couch. He played for Kentucky in the SEC and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 draft.
• Player C is Eli Manning. He played for Ole Miss in the SEC and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 draft.
• Player D is JaMarcus Russell. He played for LSU in the SEC and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft.
• Player E is Matt Stafford. He played for Georgia in the SEC and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft.

• And, finally, Player F is Tim Tebow.


26 posted on 04/23/2010 6:35:18 AM PDT by FreedomProtector
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To: OldDeckHand

As a long time Broncos fan, while I appreciate Shanahans offensive mind, he won Super Bowls with Dan Reeves picks. After those picks departed the team character and success declined. McDaniels is taking the team in a completely different direction, something that needed to be done. Cutler was a baby, Marhsall a wanna-bee Owens.

Tebow was a good pick. Character and leadership, something Cutler/Marshal didn’t have and is critical to a teams success.


27 posted on 04/23/2010 6:41:26 AM PDT by mpreston
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To: OldDeckHand

Good Luck to Tim, he seems to be a guy that welcomes the adversity, God knows he has enough critics. As far as, McCoy and Clausen, I’d take Tebow over either.


28 posted on 04/23/2010 10:31:41 AM PDT by jazzo (Resistance is Futile)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
Lots of immature “Gator Haters” out there who forget that it is just a game.

My house hold is pure Seminole, but we all were watching breathlessly to see where Tebow went, and we we were hoping for the best. Tebow has the potential to make an impact on much more than sports. Like John Gruden said, Tebow has skill and he has character, something that is often lacking in professional sports. Personally, I think Tebow will excel where ever he goes. I thought it would good to see him go to the Vikings and get to work with another man of character - Bret Favre.

29 posted on 04/23/2010 8:26:26 PM PDT by ghostrider
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You are right. Tebow learning from Farve? Awesome.


30 posted on 04/23/2010 8:41:53 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: OldDeckHand

If anyone could accurately predict which college quarterbacks would be successful in the NFL 50% of the time, they’d be very rich.

It’s always a crap shoot.


31 posted on 04/23/2010 8:46:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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