“He did it again.”
When the mission seemed impossible, and when many were going against him — he did it again. Trucking through adversity, Tim Tebow defied his critics (and all odds) by winning his debut playoff game. The victory came against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who statistically ranked first overall in defense, making the feat more symbolic.
One could argue it was the most superb performance of the young Denver Bronco quarterbacks’ professional career. They said he would never excel in the NFL as a quarterback, he couldn’t throw. And as he has at every level, on the biggest stages, he defied the odds.
Rebelling in almost an angelic-like way, Tim Tebow threw for 316 yards. For 60 minutes and 11 seconds, he consistently slashed the Steelers secondary. The icing on the cake came when Tebow hit receiver Demaryius Thomas on a 17-yard post route, that Thomas then turned into an 80-yard touchdown to win the game on the first play of overtime.
Along with his teammates, Tebow did what the experts said he wouldn’t. Excelling via the method they said he couldn’t. On several occasions he demonstrated exceptional pocket presence, looking off safeties and accurately reading his progressions.
Keeping it in perspective, it was one game. But it was one playoff game, eliminating the defending AFC Champions and league’s best statistical defense. He rebelled against the naysayers as he always has and executed the task at hand when his team needed him most. It’s what he did at Nease High School. What he did at Florida. In essence, it’s simply what he does.