PROPS and DROPS from the Buffs’ big loss to Andrew Luck and Stanford and the Broncos and Tim Tebow’s last second loss to the Chargers:
PROPS: One of the Orange Company lines about Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow was that a switch to Tebow would “lose the locker room.” Didn’t look that way yesterday from the comfort of the living room. The energy level when the Tebow comeback began was infectious; offensive lineman celebrating, the sideline abuzz, Tebow and players screaming at each other to urge themselves on. And the defense for the most part with the mindset of “we gotta get this guy the ball back” is not something you see with Kyle Orton and his straight vanilla style and leadership.
DROPS: The personal foul call on DJ Williams trends on basketball when you can’t call that at that time. It was a reaction to a pretty hard shove from a Charger player and then you see Williams throw up his hands. The flag was more for the throwing up of hands which nearly implicates “I’m guilty” in today’s NFL. For the “foul is a foul” contingent, then call the blatant pass interference on the Hail Mary on the last play.
PROPS: Tebow had more moves than the Solid Gold dancers on the last play of the game. There were spins, half steps, sprints, hands above heads. Was that a football play or some Tekken fighting moves?
DROPS: Oooooh, did you see Phillip Rivers menacing glare into the South Stands after his touchdown run? Was he glaring at the dude in the fifth row who put ketchup on his hot dog?
PROPS: Tebow and Knowshon Moreno both played their TD screen pass perfectly. Tebow drew in the rush and got the pass off at the last instant, then Moreno followed his blocks perfectly for the first down and then TD. His running through of the Chargers safety probably won’t gain that dude any dap in the San Diego film room.
PROPS: Well let’s just say it now: Andrew Luck lived up to all the hype. He’s ready to be the top NFL pick and most likely start right away in the right situation. Against a Buff defense he looked so relaxed and poised, like he knew he could almost play ¾ speed. Easy to think that way when CU is playing converted WRs, freshmen, and Ralphie Handlers at defensive back. His strikes are comparable to one Aaron Rodgers and his football know-how can be Peyton Manning-like.
DROPS: For all his accolades, Luck has to lose the beard. He looks like Dwight Schrute's farmhnd on "The Office."
DROPS: You really can’t say there was a “turning point” in a 40 point loss, but the Buffs were trailing 13-7 when Stanford was driving. A tipped Luck pass was picked off by Terrel Smith and the Buffs took over. Rather than trying anything to sustain a drive and take a little time, the Buffs promptly go 3 and out, punt badly, allow a nice return and Stanford has the ball deep in Buff territory. Game over.
DROPS: Mrs Commish: “Is that Tiger Woods?” Me: “Yep.” Mrs Commish: “Is he looking for hoes down on the sideline?”
DROP/PROPS: In a strange convergence the Buffs and Donks met this weekend with everyone in predominantly Orange wanting Luck to in the draft. However, this Tebow thing has everyone in Dove Valley worrying he’ll get them 3-4 more wins and falling to the 5-10 pick and inevitably blowing it.
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