PROPS and DROPS from Tim Tebow's debut loss to the Raiders:
PROPS: The SG isn't in the business of "grading" players (if we gave ourselves grades it would be one of those 'NA' grades that the total deadbeats used to get because they simply didn't show up) but I'd give Tebow a simple B grade for yesterday. His throws got better as the day went on, and while they didn't appear to have too much zip, he did get some balls into some tight spots. On the ground, he looked great. He isn't going to juke jocks off, but he has a great ability to finding the crease and breaking simple arm tackles. That was evident on his TD run. Go ahead and insert the "I like to find the crease too" jokes now.
DROPS: Tebow's best pass was the strike he threw to Lance Ball in the front corner of the endzone between two Raiders. However, Ball muffed it like Bill Buckner in the 86 Series. Make that catch and the game's momentum changes.
PROPS: As a classic Hip Hop fan, I love Darren McFadden's nickname Run DMC. As a Bronco fan, I hate Darren McFadden running all over our defense.
DROPS: Swaths of empty seats at Oakland Alameda Coliseum. Too bad MC Hammer didn't buy them all to lift the blackout.
DROPS: Perhaps the play indicative of how dreadful the Donk defense has been all year was on Marcell Reese's long TD run. David Bruton was is great position to tackle Reese after about 15 yards. Keep in mind this is a defensive back trying to tackle a fullback, who normally aren't the most shifty ball carriers. Reese made a simple "move" to his left and Bruton whiffed completely. Your dog not buying the fake tennis ball throw thought it was a weak move.
DROPS: With some other teams winning, this Bronco team has a legit shot at the top draft pick in the NFL draft. Not a top five pick, the number one pick. Should make for some interesting decisions at Dove Valley with one Andrew Luck available at QB.
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